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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
AUTO PARTY HURT
WHEN MAC HIKE IS
Ben Hofer Suffers Concussion
of Brain When Car Is
Wrecked Near Milan.
NOW IN THE HOSPITAL
With Party of Friend, Driver Wii Re
turning From Taylor Ridge
When Accident Occur.
Ben Hofer. aged 22, is !n St. An
thony's hospital suffering from con
tusion of the brain as the result of
a tenous automobile accident which
recurred last exenlng at :30 on tiie ;
road between Keller's school house
and the Pleasant Ridpe church, south
cf MUaa, near the home of Minor Cur
tis. Hofer and a party of friends. Includ
ing Archie loonan and his two sisters,
Mioses Nellie and Susie Doonan, had
driven to Taylor Ridpe in Hof' r s fine
new i-even-passenger t adi'isc. Oa the
T'ay heme, from some reas'in yet unex-
plained. Hofer, who was driving the
mar-nine, lost control of the wheel for
an iintant, and immediately the car I
turned turtle. mash.ng the car and ;
throwing the entire party out.
I iim ioi s Koit i iMt;.
All hut the owner of the auto escap
ed with but minor Lruis. Arrh'.e
Iooraii was cut and lacerated abou'
tlie face and head, but Hofer was trit-
jrally hurt. When p'ck"d ui he waa ! II
uncomcidiis. and he was hurried to i
Milau, whire the extent of his injuries
were discovered and it was thought!
em to r-rng bim to ih local hopi- word of the death of Mrs. James j hall, J. F. Johnson, Horace Altz. H. W.
till. There i was found that the young : Byrnes which occurred yesterday j cooper. Jr.. W. C. Lopticn, J. H. Wess
man wa.? sufferi,;: from concussion of i morning at 5 o'clock at her home in jry. Sol Kaufman.
ths bra n. His HiouldT blad'-' had
ben hreken and his chin had been j
j crushed. Part, of the jaw lione had I
Nt"'fn chatterer! and his teeth were nil '
krctk'd loose and his mouth painfully
The auto was
Hofer hud had it but a few days. Tlie!
joung man tein civen the Ix st of
Word this afterncou
from the hospital was to the rff-,t,at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, j
that hs condition 'n still critical, f.l-! Dean J. J. Quinn will officiate. Inter-1
though he seems to b- rallying a :t -
tie and had gained consciousness.
BREAKS OWN RULE,
TEARS UP STREET
Waterworks Department Puts
City in Bad by Destroying j
Tlie spectacle of men tearing up the
rrvm i a.B U, ru.uui aK anai Sarah Weiss died this afternoon at
Twentieth s.reet tins mornmg aiidj3:15 at the home of her Fred
na.ura.Iy aroused some urprise and We, j109 sixth avenue
" " l"e 11,11 U"M Deceased was G7 vears of age last
municipal common has repeatedly !January. Besi(ie her nusband George
p.ue cu record as ( pposed to in e-,weiss. there survives the following
cvb,y permit'.ing any of tlie new children: Fred and John of this citv,
pavement to be disturbed. Whenjaad Henrv of Jackson. Minn. Jvjob
feen on the subject both Mayor j Hess of this city is a brother ana
Schnver end Commissioner Reynolds, I Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Hopkins,
wit'acu: the consent, of one or the'Mn. t.!s:er
ctner of which the destruction could
ret have been attemp'ed. bot.'n ex
pressed J'irprlse and indignation,
holding that it was a violation that
will net be further tolerated. Fur
ther Investigation disclosed the fact
tha; the waterworks department is re-j es Kolls. 1704 Fifth avenue. Rev. F.
pcnulb.e for the mischief, w hich has:J Rolf officiated. Interment was made
thut rut the city in the position of
ettlns a nice example while at, the
same t.me properly prohibiting prlv
a;e concerns from tearing up the pave
mpnt The ernsequenres of it all w ill prob
ably be a sink hoie n the pavemeir
at this pplnt that will exist as long as
the tumble down shack that dinrraces
Twentieth street a little further south.
FOR WEST SECTION
Frank .gel to Build Theatre
and Store at Eleventh Street
and Twelfth Avenue.
Further evidence of the new lijj
titat is. maiulesting itself in the west
t-fciinn of the city, us a resu t of the
'heme cf development sanctioned by
th people in the recent special elec
tion, is shown in tlie decision of
Frank Vcgej. to erect a new building
rf modern tpe t Eleventh street and !
Tw elfth avenue, w ith dimensions of !
."PxllO feet and which will contain a
motion picture theatre and two store-
We can give you peace of mind with
a loan on the simplest terms at mini
mum rates. Yeur furniture eur se
curity. Hut w don't remove It . A month or a
year tT payments; ti upwards.
Finn 1TY LOAN
4?3 Best Bldg. Phone R. I. 514
rooms. Tlie building will be of cement
blocks, will be artistic in design and
will represent an outlay of $15,000.
This announcement following close
ly on the one made in The Argus two
days ago of the letting of the contract
by Taxman Brothers for a two-story
structure at Ninth street and Seventh
avenue, which is also to contain a
theatre and which will cost all told
$30,000, is indicative of what promised
public improvements will ao to any
part of a live city.
NEW AUTO PATROL
Given Test This Afternoon Is
60 Horsepower Six-cylinder
j The new auto-ambulance-patrol was
unloaded from a car in the Milwaukee
yaras tnis morning ana MKen 10 me .
Yeggy-Don garage to be tuned up.
This afternoon Chief Brinn, Police
Commissioner Hart and a party of
newspaper men, took a ride around
the tri-eities, to exhibit the newest ad
dition to the equipment of local police
The new machine is a beauty, and
for eraceful lines and central svm-
metry is far superior to the Davenport
or Moline cars, according to the be
Hei cf many. It is a Kissel Kar of the i
six cylinder. h0 h. p. type. The interior I
is decidedly roomy and is capable of j
accommodating three stretchers at one
time. Jt is equipped with electric self
starter and is electric lighted.
whs. Jvryjn mints
Relatives in the citv have received I
Colorado Springs, Col. Inflammation
of the bowels was the cause of the
death. During the past two weeks
her conditions had been critical.
The remains will reach Rock Island
tomorrow at noon over the Burlington,
' accompanied by the husband, Jame3
Byrnes and a sister, Miss Agnes Egan
1S P'annea 13 nae .
the funeral services Monday morning j
ment will be made in Calvary ceme-
l C I J .
Deceased's maiden name was Miss;
Mary Kgan. She w as born io Shef-j
field. 111., but spent most of her life I
in Rock Island. On April 15, 1899. she;
was united in marriage to James i
Byrnes in this city. For fourteen
years the family home has been at
Colorado Springs. Beside the husband
there survives three sisters, Mrs. L. C.
I'foh, Rock Island; Mis Agnes Egan
JnliM Eli:;abelh Kean ot Minne-
mkm. vkii wki$.
A.s the result of injuries which she
i received in an automobile wreck near
seven weeks ago, Mrs.
KIKR.I. OK ( llHI.K KOI.IiK.
The funeral of Charles Kolls, whose
body was brought here from Los An
geles, Ca!., was held this afternoon
at 2 o clock at the home of Mrs. Fran-
u ii ii ii j n vi. ill V n 1 .1 .
Joseph O'Hara. arrested on com
plaint of Mrs. Lulu Grill of beating a
beard bill, was arraigned In police
cour: this morning and upon his prom
ise to settle as soon as he secured
work was liberated, the warrant being
held in abeyance.
emergency. "The trucks, such as I
Roy Mikay paid $2 ad costs forjhave in mind", said Superintendent
Frank Ripley and S. Dougherty
paid ?1 apiece for drunkenness.
Once more a continuance in the case
of the people vs. Sam Fryer. This
time until Wednesday.
Ta Two Prisoners.
The last of the prisoners sentenced
to the state penitentiary at. the pres
ent erm of circui court, were aken to
Jcliet this morning. In the party were
Harrison Dillon and John Ohutski.
On the Steamer Helen Blair.
i i nri-usu .-Moiine iocks to Mammon
Leaves at 2:45 p, m.: re urns at C p.
jm.; Co cents round trip. (Adv.)
ROCK ISLAND I
BE TAKEN UP ON
Judge E .C. Graves Continues
the Hearing on the Bruner
CHANCERY MATTERS NEXT
Coming Week Will Be Devoted to Mat
ter Not Requiring JurySecond
Panel Report Oct. 6.
Attorneys for Sheriff O. L. Bruner
this morning completed their opening
statement In circuit court before Judge
E. C. Graves on the motion to quash
the indictments which have hepn re-
turaed agai:m the c0,m'y official. Mr.
Bruner is represented by ,T. T. and S
R. Kenworthy and J. K. Scott.
At the conclusion of the arguments
this morning. Judge (iraves announced
that ho would return from Aledo on
next Tuesday, at which time he would
hear from S'ate'a Attorney F.
This afternoon circuit court was ad
journed until next Monday morning.
Next week will be consumed with
chancery and civil business not requir-
ing the services of a jury. The grand
jury will meet again Monday, Oct. C.
M-XOND PA EI..
The 6icond panel of petit jurors are
summoned to convene on the same day.
Those in the list are:
Cordova Victor Hick.
Coe Claus Flin .
Port Byron William Banker.
Moline C. F. Johnson, Seth Kcm-
South Rock Island A. A. Burt.
Rock Island V. H. Moffit. John
Schmidt. Frank Beecher, James L.
Hickey, Frank Cluskey, Herman Olson,
Nic Juhl, Robert Krimealla, R. P. Wil
son, Peter Olsen, J. C. Morris, Terry
Burk. Herman Brinkerhoff, S. R.
Wricht. M. McXealv. Adolnh Strom
Walter Ratin. A A Rounds Dan Me- I
Kinnpv r. nPfiBrU-er a i n Moei. t
ler K" F Fu!mer M F Underbill
nrai n j McKecc
Edgin-'ton Charles Bczner 1r El- i
Dniry William Hudson, J. S. Price.
WRECKING CARS ON
Superintendent Huntoon of Tri
City Company Proposes an
AS GREAT TIME SAVER
To Speed to Blockade by Nearest
Traveled Route New Type on
Elm and Tower.
Auto trucks for wrecking cars may
be the latest innovation on the part, of !
the Tri-City Railway company. Alive
to all modern advantages in street i
railw ay equipment and operaMon, Gen
eral Superintendent J. G. Hun'oon has
under consideration among
things, in the line of betterment "as
socn as we get over tbe fire" as he
always pu"s it, the recommendation
to the company of the purchase of j the company, to the fact that the Sep
tw'o immense auto trucks, one for each i tember appropriation ha3 been ex
side of the river to supersede the ' hcusted. and rather than to dissipate
present wrecking cars. In the same
connection he has under advisement
a system of telephones attached to the
trclley poles a, half mile distances
along the outlying lines, by means of
which communication may be had with
the nearest car house, in rae of an
j Huntoon yesterday, "would cost about
! 9b much pai'li au nni nf tha rw 'mo
" - ' - " ' " ' ' v
of double truck pay-as-ycu-enter cars
that we are new installing, that is all
equipped for business, and the idea
that has come to mv mind in consid-
j ering them is. time saved in getting;
! to a wreck or a derailed car. or any-
I thing that might happen along the '
line 10 interrupt, block or delay traffic i
and up?e running schedules. Take it j
now, when an emergency arises, with
our present arrangement of trolley (
w recking cars, it is often neces-'
sary to travel in a circuitous route to j
the scene of disturbance, at the es-'
pense of great loss of time and incon
venience to our patrons. With a
heavy auto truck that could carry all
that a wrecking car doe?, that would
be as powerful for any emergency, we
could in the majority cf instances get
to the place needed in a half or a '
third cf the time that a car takes, as !
we would speed via the nearest trav-
eled route. j
(KCIT 1; OK TIMK. I
"With permission frcm the councils!
cf the three cities, which 1 think we i
could ge to avail ourselveg of the j
emergency ordinances, think of the!
time that would be saved. If the cot?-
pany approves of the auto truck
wrecking car. i: would be provided
with the same heavy gongs that are
used by the fire and police and am
bulance autos. which wouid remove
or at least reduce the element of dsn- i
ger in passing through the streets.
The opeaing of street car traffic
where it is impeded i3 a public con
venience, and tho'did ba taken as
such. That is the reason we are al
ways anxious to break a blockade as
speedily as possible. The trucks
such as I have in mind could travel,j
anywhere on improved streets and the !
company has found, greatly to the j
damage of its bank account, though !
without complaint, that the streets it '
uses are mostly paved or going to be.
There are few exceptions, and they
will come all rigit.
"The telephone system in the dis
tricts removed from the business sec
tion, where the instruments are avail
able would contribute to the hurrying
of the auto trucks to places where
their services are needed."
AEW CARS OX ELM AXD TOWER.
Superintendent Huntoon announced
today that the Elm street line will be
equipped with the new pay-as-you-en-ier
type of cars tomorrow, which will
put the lines on this side of the river
practically as they were before the
destruction of the Moline avenue car
sheds, but in addition to this Mr.
Huntoon imparted the gladsome in
formation that the Watch Tower line
wilt also be equipped with pay-as-you-enters
for the winter, which means a
larger car for the Center S'ation run
than has heretofore been employed
which fact will be gratifying to the
people to be served.
Thirty-one of the cars of the
equipment are already on
ground, which is about half
the order, and the remainder are
expected within the next 10 days.
They are arriving from the shops of
the two manufacturing companies in
St. Louis daily.
Wcrk on the new Moline avenue car
sheds is progressing rapidly and in
two months they will be completed.
12 -year-old Arrests 7-year-oli
Boy and Turns Him Over to
Forest, the 12-year-old son of M. D.
Underwood, 1307 Fourth avenue, as
sumed the role of a policeman at noon
tn.v QnH omitnred a vmithfnl nffenrt-
a.iefeea ,o nave oieu a .u
boat, a pair of oars and several life
preservers. The tiny criminal, hardly
more than seven years of age, is Rav
mend Horton, who in spite of his
tender years, already has a police
record. He will be remembered as
the lad who ran away from home and
was locked up at the Moiine police
station over night.
In the morning he was liberated,
put on a car and sent to Rock Island,
where he visited a butcher shop,
charged some meat to a regular cus
tomer and was placed under arrest.
Today the same boy was taken to
police headquarters ' by Underwood
and turned over to the authorities.
He is now being held. Young Horton
was attempting to se'I his ill-gotten
gains on the river front at noon to
day, when I'nderwood, the amateur
sleuth, asserted his right of citizen-
l ship and made the "pinch".
All track work on the Rock
i Island railroad in this vicinity is
temrorarily suspended and more
i than three hundred laborers, chiefly
! Mexicans and other foreigners, have
I been laid orf until the first of next
I month. This is due, say officials of
tin October allowance it was decided
best to let the men loaf for the next
Tri-Ciries Leading Quality Department Store
11 fn.finprativeCnl'ii J Rnrk Island
They, Lace in Front
Expert fitter from fa
mous Gossard factory
will be here to offer her
services on these two
days; to tri-city women.
End of the Month Sale
For Monday and Tuesday, every depart
ment offers extraordinary bargains for a
final month-end wind-up. All goods pur
chased Monday and Tuesday will be
charged on October account.
TO BUILD NEW
Will Raze Old Buiding Erecting
Three-Story Pressed Brick
TO BREAK GROUND MARCH 1
Committee Is Named to Secure Plans,
Specifications and Esti
mates. Rock Island aerie of Eagles, No.
956, expects to erect a handsome new
home on the site of the present club
rooms at the southwest corner of
Fourth avenue'and Twenty-first street,
the cost of the same to b $150,000.
At. a meeting of the lodge last night a
building committee was appointed, and
Messrs. G. Bergeson, T. McMahon and
G. Kastberg were instructed to adver
tise for plans, specifications and esti
mates. It. is expected that ground
will be broken for the new structure
by March 1. The present quarters
will be torn down, and this work will
begin in the near future. During the
time that the new building is in pro
cess of erection, t'.ie aerie expec ts to
rent, temporary quarters in the city.
The new building will be three
stories and of pressed brick oonstruc
! tion. the dimensions being 1L'ox60.
; The building will face Fourth avenue.
The ground floor will be utilized for
j retail store rooms, tw-o stores to face
j tlie avenue and another to front on
j Twenty-first street. The entrance to
I the tltib rooms will also be on Fourth
The club rooms themselves will be
located cn the second story, and will
comprise parlor, smoking room, loung
ing room, library, billiard room, dining
room, kitchen, batbs, toilets, etc.
On the third floor will be located a
dance floor 100x60 and alt. an ante
room. Thus compartment will a'so be
utilized for a meeting room by the
The club rooms will be among the
finest in the country, and no pains or
expense will be spared to make them
complete and luxurious in every re
spect. Rock Island aerie is one of the
t most Hourighing in the state and its'
j present membership is cloe to 700.
. Tim norcrnntl 'lio Knilir-. .nn.
j , - ' - ' i . w . ,a.w II u 1 1 u : 11 ,11111"
j mittee. named laet night, js as fo'iows:
i Gus Bergeson. chairman; Joseph!
Groteut. Fred Ebmke, Tom Me
Mahon. Ed Tremann. Gus Eastberg.
1 "'in I"-' ...nil, w 11 ncuauu HUU l
lowans at Dedication.
Davenport Masons. i:00 strong, ex
pect to invade Rock Island next Tues-
iday with a bras band and al-
tend the dedication of the new Mason
PERSONAL POINTS Jj
Messrs. P. L. Mitchell, A. J. Lind
strom and H. S. Cable have returned
to this city after attending the meet
ing of the' Illinois Eankers' association
Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Nance, 1321
Thirty-sixth street, returned this
morning from Belle Plaine, Iowa,
where they were called by the death
of Mr. Nance's mother.
Advices from Kxcelsior Springs to
day are to the effect that S. .1. Fergu
son, county superintendent, is slight
ly improved. Physicians there are
hopeful for his recovery, but state it
will be a "long and hard pull"'.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Soderstrom of
Oakland, Neb. are visiting in the city.
Mr. Scderstrom was formerly an en
gineer on the Rock Island road and.
for some time was alderman from the
Seventh ward. He moved to Nebraska
ten years ago and was amazed at the
t-ar.afn.-mation thai i,a,i nrfi.rrori in
the city in the ten years that he has
Fulton, Mo. The students of West
minster college decided on a general
strike if the faculty carries out its
plans to expel more students for haz-1
Washington An attempt will be j
made by congress to pass an inimiKra-i
lion bill with a literacy test such as
was vetoed by Mr. Taft. The old Bur-
nett-Dillingham bill ha3 been ordered ;
reported to the house at this session, j
Cincinnati Legislation that will en-i
able the manufacturer to control the j
resale or retail price of his product j
was favored at the closing session of
the central division of Associated Ad
vertising Clubs of America. J. E. Lini
han of Chicago acted as'chalrman.
Killed by Light.
Those who have tstudied the strnnge
Inhabitants of the Mammoth cave lu
Kentucky say that the celebrated
blind flab from that envern when
placed lu illuminated aquaria seek out
the darkest places. a&d It Is believed
that light is directly fatal to them, fur
they soon die If kept In a brightly
lighted tank. The avoidance of light
seems to be a general characteristic of
the sightless creatures dwelling In the
"While you are In asking papa for
my band in marriage. Philip. I'll be
playing something lively on the piano."
said the sweet young thing.
"No. I trouldn't do that. Jessica." re-
i im tla rnnn" mnn Vmi ktmn
I - -' J .- - p. . . . .. ... w. " -'
some people cau't keep their feet still
vben they hear lively music." Yon j
- ker Statesman.
I Not a ir.inute shouic be lost when a ;
child shows symptoms of croup, j
Chamberlain's Cough Remtdy given
as soon as the child becomes hoarse.
or even after the croupy coush ap- j
.ears, will prevent the attack. Sold j
y aU druggists. (Adv.)
BUYS JUROR HAT
When C. M. Larson, Moline, .com
pleted his duties as a juryman in the
Tony Dylis case in circuit court, yes
terday afternoon, he found himself
without headgear. Nis ht art. how
aver was made happy when Sheriff
O. S. Bruner purchased him a hat.
At noon, Mr. Larson looked for his
sky piece w ithout success. He told his
troubles to Sheriff Bruner, and that
official kindly loaned him a hat. When
the jury was dismissed by Judge Olm
sted in the afternoon, after failing to
reach a verdict, the lid was still gonn
and Sheriff Bruner showed his gen
erosity by making him a present of a
Chamberlain'a Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy la today the best
Known meuicine in use lor me reuet
and cure of bowel complaints. It
cures griping, diarrhoea, dysentarr.
and idiould be taken at the first un
natural looseness ef the bowols. !t
1 equally valuable for children and
adults. It always cures. Sold by all
L. E. Baker, Prop.
633 17th Street
Wc Buy and Sell
Deere and. Company
Moline Tlow Co.
Root it Van Dervoort stock
LITTEN & ROBERTS
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages.
Peoples National Bank Building
Rock Island, ui. t