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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1913,
THIEF IS TAKEN
BY LOCAL POLICE
Colored Man, Held for Im
porting Girls Into City,
Proves "Rare Bird."
DRAWS HEAVY SENTENCE
Search Reveal Pawn Tickets Repre
senting Hundreds of Dollars
Worth of Gems.
desks have been plundered, pencils,
penholders, knives and other trinkets
being taken. The school principal to
day refused to discuss the matter, but
admitted that there had been various
articles stolen. The work is attributed
to "kids." An Investigation is prom
ised, and it is believed that the guilty
parties will be apprehended In a very
Rock Island's New Auto Police Ambulance
V.'ith the arrest of George McGuinn
(colored) this morning, the local po
lice believe they have lanced one of
the smoothest jewei thieves in the
country. McGuinn was taken into
custody this morning for importing
here two young colored girls for Im
moral purposes. He wa3 given a six
months' sentence on a vagrancy
charge, and at the expiration of his
sentence it is likely that charges will
be preferred against him, alieging
violation of the Mann act Meanwhile,
the police expect to "mug" McGuinn,
and Fend his photograph to various
police chiefs throughout the country,
in an effort to get a line on his past
history. Pawn tickets, found on his
clothing, represented hundreds of dol
lars worth of diamonds and jewels.
The man's capture was effected by a
shrewd piece of work on the part of
tlie local authorities. Saturday night
two colored girls, Hael Fox and
Li,: lie Brown, were arrested by I)e
tectlve Cox in the "black belt." They
had bten walking the streets all even
ing and their actions aroused suspi
cion. They were locked ud and this
morning arraigned on a charge of dis
orderly conduct, being represented by
Attorney G. V. McCaskrin. Their
fines were fixed at $'5 and costs eacii.
Excusing himself for a few minutes.
McC'askrin stepped outside of the jail,
returning a rhort time later with the
full amount of the flees.
The police immediately suspicioned
that there was some man backing the
colored girls, and Detective Cox of
th s plain clothes squad, was detailed
to follow the damsels after they had
One biotk from the station they met
McGuinn. who was immediately ar
rested by the detective and taken to
the station. There it was learnee
that he had brought the girls to Rock
Island from Omaha, arriving here last
Thursday. A search of his clothing
disclosed pawn tickets .from Fargo,
.V I)., Sioux City, Icwa, Detroit and
K-jck Mund. These were for dia
monds, gold watches, pearls and other
SMOOTH t KOOK.
Upon placing the negro on the grill,
the police learned that he was a
chauffeur and had been employed by
rich families throughout the country.
It is believed that .McGuicn used his
position as chauffeur to systematical
ly rob his rich employers. At one
place the negro paid $100 for the re
pairing of a diamond earring, giving
evidence of a ready supply of money.
Saturday he pawned a valuable carat
and a quarter diamond ear ring at a
Abe Martin died at 10 o'clock last
night at St. Anthony's hospital, where
he had been an inmate since Sept. 16,
1612. Little is known of the man, ex
cept that he was employed at John
eon's cafe. Thirty-fifth street and Fifth
avenue, for nine months. Apparently
he was 45 years of age. Undertaker
K-r.t gathered the information that
Martin has a wife and two daughters
and a mother living in Fort Smith,
Ark. A message to the widow, asking
for disposition of the body, had
not been answered up to 3 o'clock this
MRS. ANME THORDSEX.
After a long illness Mrs. Annie
Thordsen passed away Saturday even
ing at 8:30 at the home of her son
Peter Thordsen in South Rock Island.
Deceased was 60 years of age ard for
several years had resided with rela
tives in Rock Island. She was born
November 1, 1S23, in Germany. Two
sons survive, Peter, South Rock
Island; Hans, Tipton, Iowa. The re
mains were sent today to Tipton,
where funeral services and burial will
Fl XERAI. OF MRS. AVEIS.
The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah
Weiss were held this afternoon at the
Broadway Presbyterian church. Rev.
W. S. Marquis officiated. The roriaius
will be M to Minnesota for burial.
FI NK.RIL OF V 1 I.I.I M SIHR.
The funeral of William Surr, Sr.,
was he,d yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the residence, corner Eight
eenth avenue and Ninth street Bur
ial was made in Chippiannock ceme
tery. FINERAL OF MR. BYK.MES.
The funeral of Mrs. James Byrnes,
who died at Colorado Springs, was
held this morning at 9 o'clock at St.
Joseph's church. Dean J. J. Quinn of
ficiated. Interment was made in Cal
Fl ERAL OF MRS. POOL.
Funeral services over the remains
of Mrs. Anna Pool were held yester
day afternoon at 3:30 at the home of
Foster Coyne, brother of the deceased,
residing at 30 Eighth street. Rev.
M. W. Reed officiated. Interment was
made in Chippiannock.
k r;;:; '--.yix jfc:r-
- - - - -..n :
1 day to visit Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
! Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Brock and Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Reed of Indianola,
Iowa, called on Aledo friends the first
of the week.
Mrs. A. E. Hampton went to Bur
lington. Iowa Wednesday to visit her
daughter, Mrs. George Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Miller re
turned to their home in Kc wanee Sat
urday after spending a few days with
Mrs. Mi.ler s parents, Mr. anJ Mrs.
J. P. Black.
The new auto-ambulance patrol was
given a real work-out Saturday after
noon, and the test demonstrated that
the machine will stand the "racket"
In fact, the consensus of opinion seems
to be that Rock Island's newest acqui
sition is far superior to the Moline
and Davenport patrols. The machine
is a Kissel-Kar of the 60-horse power
on high and also the Seventh avenue
hill. The hardest test as tc. its hill
climbing ab:li-y was made ou the
Eighteenth avenue hill.
This incline, which is unpaved, is
the steepsst in this vicinity and is very
close to the proverbial 45-degree hill.
j The patrol took this grade on low, and
never faltered at any time. The Sev
enth avenue hill was mounted at a
type ana is capable of making CO miles ! speed of 35 miles an hour. The ma
an hour. Those who made the trial ! chine was driven to the Mcline city
trip wpre Mayor Schriver, Commis
sioners Hart and Rudgren. Chief Brinn
and a number of newspaper men. The
new car took the Twentieth street hill
hall, where the officers aad city offi
cials pronounced it a beauty. On the
return trip, via Seventh avenue, the
chauffeur "let out" the car, and for a
POLICE HUNT FOR
A TINY RUNAWAY
Five Year Old Tot Starts Out to
See World Found in Dav
enport at Midnight.
While frantic parents were engaged
n a hunt for their five-year-old sou,
Mrs. Mary Nylin went to Monmouth Charles Stewart, 516 Fifteenth street.
Thursday to make a short visit with who van away from home early last
relatives. J evening, and police of the three cit-
Miss Louise Middaugh left Wed- ips were scouring every inch of ter
nesday for her heme in Ames. Iowa, ritor' in an effo" to locate the miss
after vfeitin here with rela-ives. in bo'' tne tln' cause of all the up-
W. O. Dungan, of Mindos. Nebras
ka, arrived here Wednesday from
Chattanooga, Tennessee, where ha a--
half mile a speed of 50 miles an hour
Officers Kirsch and Frankhouser will
act as drivers, and during this week
will be instructed as to the handling
of the machine by Messrs. Yeggy &
Don, through whose agency the patrol
was purchased. It will he placed in
active use about the first of next week.
The patrol accommodates 12 passen
gers. The old ambulance, which is horse
drawn, will be overhauled, repainted,
and stored for emergency purposes,
which are likely to arrive a any time.
The ambulance police patrol will be
sold or wrecked. It is worn out.
crane carrier fell, barely missing his
head and striking him on the left
arm. The bones were dislocated at
the elbow and several fractures re-
i suited. Painful bruises were also in
I flicted about the left side of the body.
FALLS HEAD FIRST
FROM STREET CAR
Moline Man Faints on Bridge
Line Conveyance Is Ren
PERSONAL POINTS j
Miss Sarah Ruben is home from a
week's visit in Chicago.
Rfv. F. J. Rolf has returned from a
10-days' visit with his parents at
Mrs. Thomas Hansen, Jr., and three
children of Clinton, Iowa, are visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Trefz, 1529 Tenth avenue.
Dr. B. J. Lachner has returned
from a three weeks' visit at New York
City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Lach-
PLAN REPAIRS AT
Bid3 Advertised for Work on
the Government Building
Opened Oct. 15.
Eids are advertised today for a num
ber of improvements to be made at
the Rock Island postoffice. Sealed
proposals are to be received up to
Oct. 15 at 2 p. m. The work is to
include repairs and painting.
Two ventilators for the work room
j skylight are to be provided. They are
I to be of 20-ounce copper and of a
this afternoon before Acting County
Judge B. S. Bell as to his sanity.
type that will Induce a continuous out-
1 let current of air and are to have
close fitting dampers which can be
easily operated from the work room.
The interior plaster work is to be
repaired and painted throughout the
Arsdel s father, T. C. VanArsdel, which "" '"rtn' l'n' t . I . , -.
., w t,u , ,. the postoffice screen is to be mstallca;
an additional window is to be placed
.Mayor uivens oi ADingaon was meiln lookout gallery and a fixed sash in
ner, who remained in the east for a j
six weeks' visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. VanArsdel, 8391
Twentieth street, and daughter, Mrs.
Jessie Busier, left today for Peoria j
to attend the funeral of Mr. Yan-j
While standing on the rear plat
form of bridge line car No.
for Davenport, Saturday
8:15, Henry Verplaets of Moline was
I suddenly seized with a dizzv snell. as .i j . i, .,.i,.
at the progressive spirit, which is
local "three ball shop." let-Hvin
tame ;3. Yesterday he pawned its lae car was rounuing me curve just
mute for a like amount and at the off ,n? viaduct. Losing his hold, he
same place. i pitched head foremost off the plat-
The negro is about 30 years of age, form onto the pavement, striking his
and dressed in the height of fashion. neaa on the cobblestoues with terrific
He could give the police no satisfac-1 force. The Davenport police were noti
tory explanation as to the source of I ned aD( the victim, who had been ren-
nigui at eil(iSt n local friends in the citv to- .. v. . . .
- irvicTii uctMCCJl anai&iaui JiUMIJlaMCl !
day. While here he was shown about j room and work room is to be hinged.
his riches, and was given a six mwiths'
sentence on a vagrancy charge.
Meanwhile, Chief Brinn expects to
look up his past record The negro
v omen. Imported here, were ordered
to leave town.
Following the arrest of McGuinn and
the two colored girls, the police visited
thoir rooming house in the "black
belt" this afternoon to make a search
f the premises. Whether or not more !
Jewelry was found, the authorities
would not state, but they did find a
complete "hop" outfit, including pipe,
t'pium. alcohol burners and a large
the raw essence of the '
i lie pp.rapnernaiia was
dcred unconscious, was taken to
headquarters, where he was given
medical attention. After physicians
had worked over him for a few min
utes, Verplaets regained consciousness
and a short time afterward was able
to walk cut of the station. He was
badly bruised about the head but his
injuries were not serious. Verplaets
is employed at the John Deere Plow
company and is about 19 years of age.
Yesterday wild stories were circulat
ed to the effect that the young man
j bad been shoved off the rapidly mov
ing car by a companion. Another
everywhere shown. He was especial
ly pleased with the public improve
ments. Edward Pettit formerly of this city,
but now of Juneau, Alaska, where
he holds the important position of
clerk of the United States court for
the southeastern district, will leave
next Friday for a visit to the states.
He will spend some time with his
father, W. B. Pettit, and will then go
to Newcastle, Pa., where he will join
his wife, who has been spending sev
eral weeks there.
story was to the effect that he had
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IJ'-T-ll lUlUn U Kill I Ol U U
The police Ktlte that not, the fact that it was travpline at r-
or.ly Mc'Juinn. but th 'wo colored : cessive speed when it struck the
girls as we!l are adJicted to the per-! curve. These rumors all proved to be
TURNKEY WIGERS IS
GIVEN HIS RELEASE
Jacob S. Wigers, Molin", for nearly
-en ears a turnkey at the county
jail, was today notified by Sheriff O.
L. Bruner that his services would not
be required after tomorrow. Mr. Wig
Ts was first appointed by former
Sheriff Kittilson. H.s successor will be
named in a few days.
KEMBLE SCHOOL BEING
Authorities at the KVmble school.
Nineteenth street and Fifth avenue,
are puzzled by a series of theft which
have been perpetrated there during
the past to or three nights. Pupils'
CIRCUIT COURT IS
IN SESSION AGAIN
Circuit court convened again th's af
ternoon at 2 o'clock. A number of
motions were taken up by Judge R. W.
Olmsted. Judge E. C. Graves is to be
here from Aledo tomorrow, at which
time he wi'l hear further arguments
on the motion to quash the Bruacr Indictments.
BY A STREET GAR
Machine Driven by D. F. Gross
man Hurled 20 Feet Wo
men Are Thrown Out.
Says Tearing Up of Pavement
Was Occasioned by Ex
Miss Myra Ccrton of Peoria re
turned home Saturday visiting at the
homes cf Mrs. M. Candor and Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomes Ewing were
Rock Island visitors Friday.
Mrs. Henry Lord went to Thomp
son to visit her daughter, Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carey of Chica
go, who have spent a week here with
relatives, went t,o Rock Island Friday
to make a short visit with Mr. Carey's
sisters, Mrs. G. W. Whitney and Mrs.
Relatives in this city have received
the sad news of the death of Judge
John R. Bassett which occurred at his
home in Burlingame, Kansas, last Fri
day at the advanced age of 92 years.
Judge Bassett was a brother of
Judge I. N. Bassett and Mrs. France
Rice and Mrs. Mary Mills of this citv,
and was for many years a highly re
spected and influential citizen of Ale
do. Judge Bassett was born in Lewis
county, Kentucky, August 2, 1S21. He
began the practice of law in 1852 and
moved to Illinois in 1S57, where he
practiced law in Aledo until 1869.
when he purchased a large stock farm
and spent a few years on the farm.
He was elected judge of Mercer
county in 1865 and served four years.
In 1873 he was reelected and served
I'ntil 1S78, making nine years in all.
In ail that time while there- were
many cases appealed he never had a
case reversed. He was also master in
chancery for thres more years. Jude
BiitceU was married to Miss Cynthia
Stricken, Dec 21, 1S56, who with their
seven children remain to mourn t.ha
I Ices of a kind and loving husband and
father. The children are William and
I r rank Bassett and Mrs. H. C
Commissioner Jonas Brar called at
The Argus office today to explain that
the tearing up of the asphalt pavement
at Twentieth street and Fourth avenue
bv the waterworks department was tranK Bassett and Mrs. H. C. Green
occasioned by an extreme emergency ' cf Topeka. Kansas, Lewis and Arthur
due to the necessary replacing of a ' Casse't of Burlingama, Kansas, Clay
valve beneath the surface of thejBaESt of Kansas City, Kansas and
street, and he offered the assuranca j Mrs- A. M. Stahl cf Turlock, Califor
that 'he pavement would be replaced j r-'"
immediately and that there would b?i Mis Agies C&ss went, to Alyb.1
no more disturbance of the pavement ' Fiiuay io w.-i nio...cr.
by the waterworks departmcn". The Miss Nellie Peters went to Blan-
circumstance was developed by a plan! tiinsvilie Thursday to make a short
to give the district east of Twentieth visit with Miss Ethl Rice.
street better fire protection, Mr. Bearj Mrs. Arthur Seefield, daughter An-
said. I netta and son Edward left Thursday
hy the emergency was not provm-1 rcr .Mention, Wisconsin, to visit rel-
TO HAVE GOOD MUSIC
An automobile driven by D. F.
Grossman, a Moline merchant, and
w hich was occupied by his wife and . ed for before the pavement was laid, I atives.
Mrs. M. May field, was struck by an
between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-J has be8n Ehown during several days in
seventh streets, Sunday evening. The i shutrcg eff the city supply without
auto was hurled a distance of 20 feet ' notification to the consumers, much to,ty-nfth anniversary Friday evening
against the curb, but fortunately did the convenience and hardship of peo-j ;n the Masonic hall. About 250 mom-
jic immcu.aic ners ana mvita guests were presen',
7Z Z. T. j many chapters being represented
Steel Barge Completed. TM. ,,anl waa ftrt,aniT hv
not tui turtle. Mr. Grossman, owing
to hy grip on the wheel, kept his place
in Sie auto and escaped injury.
The ladies, however, were thrown
out, Mrs. Grossman suffering the dis
location of one arm. while Mrs. May-
Taxman Brothers, w ho are to er-t ' field was bruised about the body. The
las is the requirement imposed upon all Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Walters of
property noiaers, was not expiainec; j w coahull came Friday for a short
visit with revives.
Aledo Chapter, No. 126, Order of
Eastern Star celebrated their twen-
One of the new steel barges being
built for the government by the Rock;
Island Bridge & Iron company has
been completed and is to be launched
tniiav Tt will be tested bv the IT. S '
ia new theatre building at Ninth street ;aut0 as damaged to the extent of j engineers and then taken 'to the Mo
nd Seventh avenue, announce that " ulual,"'lu arlYlns i line harbor to be fitted out with decks
Try our special
noon day lunch
Cafe open until
1 2 p. m.
Music in the Evening
first class pictures are to be shown ! west- and starte(l across the track ; and machinery. It will be used in the
at their playhouse which is to be call- ln oraer lo lurn al lne ne"
TtrPmlani1 " A fnur.nica nr. I Crossing
rhestra is tr fnrn!h tho Tnnsio M maneuver.
Brotman is to be in charge, with L
Brotman, vioiin; Barney Brotman, pi
anist; William Loom is, cornetist, and
John Roth, drummer. The house is to
be ready for occupancy w.thin the
next two months.
and when he started the
it was apparently too late
for the motorman to stop the car.
river improvement work next season.
Kithsburg chapter twenty-five years
ago, and an invitation was extended
to that chapter to a"tend in a body, !
and about thirty members were pres-1
ent. The following short program was
Vocal sclc P. W. Hall.
Reading Miss Lillian McKee.
P!ano sc'.o Mrs. Ray.
Story of Esther Mrs. Virginia
This was past matrons' night, an!
river trio to New Orleans. They will i leUer8 of peeling were read from the
Hi make the trip in a cabin boat which ! f-':. abezt rat nitrons- Mr
h?. hn fitted out with all the com-!8-6 c- Bassett, Washington; Mrs.
For raising a disturbance ln a local i fcrts of home. They w ill make theic-ara B- Bradley and Mrs. Eaima
restaurant Saturday evening, James journey by easy stages an! expect to I Mttrdcck of California and Mrs. Stella
Johnson was fined S3 and costs this : b eone a little over a month. At ' G 'thrie of Colorado. Aftr the pro-
Andrew Harre of Davenport, an em-(morning, the complaint being sworn i New Orleans thev will ship their boat ' ram a Pleasant social evening was
On Long River Trip.
Cal Beardsley end Frank F:eb:g left
yesterday morning on a 1.645 mile;
ploye at the Rock Island Bridge &
Iron works, who was injured Friday
night, is doing nieeiy according to ad
vices from St. Anthony hospital, j a disorderly conduct charge.
4 Harre narrow'. y escaped death when a i arrested by Officer KelL
to by Ben Friedeman.
J. Van Arsdale paid fl and costs on
j back and return by ral. Otto Fiebig
'accompanied them as far as Keckuk.
spent and a bountiful luncheon was
Miss Phene Swank who hag be?n
I visiting her cousin, Mrs. T. W. Egbert
Tnea fsr Sanity.
WiU Elliott, Moline, was examined 'at illllersburg, went to Gaiva Thurs-
tended the national
the G. A. R.
Miss Agnes Robertscn returned to
t.er hon n Wind or Friday
!ter vis ting Mr. ot:d rs. W. H Robertson.
Mrs Alice Vance and daughter, ;
Miss Mabel, went to Keithsburg Fr
day to spend a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Parkinson.
Mrs. Terry and little son Merle
went to Joy Friday to visit relatives.
Sidney Purston returned to his
home in Hopaell Thursday after
makinsr a few davs' visit, with his
brother, S. L. Pruston. j
Mrs. Ira Reynolds of Redwood
Falls, Minnesota, who has been spend
ing a week with Mrs. M. G. Reyno.ds,
went to Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday
to visit relatives.
Mrs. Ida Hudson and daughters.
Misses Bessie and Minnie, went to
North Henderson Friday to visit their
daughter and sister, Mrs. Thoma3
Mrs. S. B. Pecker and Miss Mamie
Yerkey went to New Boston Wednes
day to visit Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Mc
Intyre. M's'. P.eb V.'il its cf Joy was nn A.'
do visitor Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moberg and little
son, Theodore went to Galesburg
Wednesday to attend the wedding of
Mr. Moberg's sister, which occurred
in that city Wednesday.
The South Side Embroidery club
was entertained at the home of Mrs.
C. A. Miller Friday afternoon, a very
pleasant afternoon was spent during
wh'ch light refreshments were
Mrs. Frazien and daughter of Lost
Nation, Iowa, came Friday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Merritt and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Speer and
Miss Emma Cross were Rock Island
Mrs. H. C. Rickey spent, Thursday
and Mrs. Dora
p.hiplds of New Boston were guests
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. G. H.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Walter came Wed
nesday to visit their daughter, Mrs.
L. E. Farr.
Mrs W. H. Hall returned to her
home in Havana Thursday after j
making a two weeks' visit with her
neice, Mrs. C. L. Gregory.
Miss Bessie Bassett ".eft Friday for
i.i;n..mS Kansas, where she was
called by the dalh of her uncle,
Judge John R. Bassett, which oc
curred in that city Friday morning.
Miss Ella Barrett left Thursday for
her home in Chicago, after spending
a few days with Miss Bertha Milhgan.
A daughter was .born to Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Johnson, Wednesday
morning, Sept. 21.
E. H. Osborn and guest D. R. Hoon
nf Jewel, Iowa, went to the tri-cities
Thursday. Mr. Hoon remained for a
few days' visit with relatives in Mo
line. Mrs. Grace E. Love cf Warren,
Ohio, who ha3 spent, a week with her
cousin, Mrs. Mary Dritt, left Saturday
fcr Dubuque, Iowa, to visit relatives
before returning home.
Loval Minor left Thursday for
Quincy on a short business trip.
Norman Winn of V'rbana is visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wat
son. Mrs. S. D. C. Hays left Wednesday,
fcr her home in Philade.phia, Penn
sylvania, after making a short visit
with Mrs. Samuel Whart.cn and other
Mrs. F. L. Spence of Marshalltown,
Icwa, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Miss Annette Schmidt of Gillespie
came Wednesday to visit her mo'hcr,
Mrs. Coffland of this city and daugh
ter , Mrs S. E. Langhead and little
ccn, Allen, cf Alexis, went to Bur-.'
lington, Iowa Friday to make a short I
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ralpn Harise.
Alexander Thomas Calhoun of this j
city died suddenly from heart, failure ,
at Ringgold, Georgia, Sept. 17, w hile i
in attendance at the national G. A. R.
encampment. He was a son of Jameq ;
and Elizabeth Carnahan Calhoun. He
was born in Rex Mill, Muskin?u:n ;
county, Ohio, October 5, 1840. When i
but a child of less than three years,
he came with his paren'g to Mercer ;
county. After the death of his fath-i
er in 1844 the family returned to Ohio, j
In 1845 they again came to Illinois,
where Mr. Caihoun continued to re-!
side the greater part of his life. I
In July. 1862 he enlisted in Co. Hi
of the 84;h Illinois Volunteer Infancy i
for a three years' term of service
and was mustered out with hla regt-!
ment on June 24 1865. On September
17, 1868 he was married to Miss
Elizabeth Helen Emerson and of this
union five children remain to mourn 1
their father's death. Mrs. Calhoun
died December 25, 1896. Mr Calhoun
was a faithful member of the United
Presbyterian church of this city. He
was also a member of the Aledo club,
of the Masonic lodge and of the G. A.
R. post of Aledo. He is survived by
one sister, Misg Lizzie of thig city,
and by five children, Orr C. and Reid
I roar was found calmly dozing in the
! I. & I. waiting station, Davenport, lo
icated between Second and Third
streets on BTady. The Davenport
authorities found the lrttle shaver
shortly after midnight and in a few
moments he was turned over to his
Charles, while playing in his own
front yard Sunday evening, suddenly
i determined to see the world, and tod-
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u i in s uui uijuii mc Mut1 wattv bianeu iu
wards the river bank. He arrired at
the ferry dock just as the boat was
landing and calmly stepped over the
gang plank and seated himself on a
; bench. He rode back and forth sev
j eral times and finally decided to dis
embark on the Iowa shore.
He wandered up and down tha
streets until he finally saw the in
viting chairs in the waiting station.
Being just about worn out and desir
ing a place to rest, the little tot walk
ed in, climbed up onto a chair and
promptly fell asleep. There he was
found by a big policeman.
FILES PETITION FOR
AID IN COUNTY COURT
Mrs. Mattie Hart. MVoe, through
AfrK barrio HTnimnr n Vtinn
cer, filed a petition in c , court
pension aci. auire ine uea
husband three years ago, si.
shn has been unable to s'ipp
self and children. Acting CounH
B. S. Bell took the case under al
E. Miss Agnes Belle at home, Mr
Hes'er Clara Wente and Mrs. Gract,
Farrow, all of Aledo. Funeral ser-
vices were held at the United Presby
terian church, conducted by Rev. J. B.
Pollock, assisted by Rev. A. E.
Moody. Burial was in the family
burial lot at the Pence Presbyterian
Mirch. At the grave a delegation
from the AleJo G. A. R. post read
the beautiful services of the G. A. R.
Xho amateur gardener saw an ad. In
a farm paper. The ad. rend as follows:
"How to remove weeds without la
bor. Ten minutes does the trick. Send
$2 for recipe."
The nmateur gardener sent the $2.
Two days later he received the recipe.
It read ns follows:
"Mnrry a widow." Cincinnati En
quirer. Ought to Work.
"I'm afraid these boiled eggs ain't
"Write the name 'Genevieve' on one
of them." suggested the bead waiter.
"Mr. Wopsey is romantic, and that
will distract his attention If the eggs
are not so good." Louisville Courier
"That office boy is never bore when
he Is wanted."
"That's not altogether his fault
"What do you mean?"
"It's hereditary, nis father was
policeman." Houston Post
Big Dance AVmory
Hal! Wed. Night.
Big time for one and all.
The 1st of August we
start our Watch Club; 25
members is ail that will be
accepted in this club. 14c
a day buys a fine adjusted
watch, 16 aise, in gold
Only 25 members accepted
J. RAMSER'S SONS
Opposite Harper HevM