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THE KOCK ISLiAXT) AKGUS. FRIDAY. OCTOBEll 3, 1913.
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IN VICINITY OF
THE BLACK BELT
Dead Body of Louis Rodriguez;
Found by Laborer in an
IS ORGANIZED BY
Union of Various Musical Socie
ties Completed at Augns
3ULLET HOLE THROUGH SIDE
of the car Mr. Bailey was driving, and
overturned it, pinning both men to the
The machine was lifted off the two
I men, and it was found that Mr. fcnaw
had his right arm broken, besides sev
eral miner inurie3, while Mr. Bailer
sustained a crushed left ankle.
The car they had been in was badly
smashed and Mr. Benson took it to
Horn & Stretter s garage for repairs.
No otie in the Benson car was hurt.
The Injured men were taken to Mr.
Shaw's home at 1450 Fifteenth street,
where a physician was called and
dressed the wounds. The men are
now resting comfortably, but will
doubtless be confined indoors for some BERGQUIST IS THE DIRECTOR
Victim Came to City From Denrock
With Big Roll of Money
MR. VANCE CHOSEN
U. P. SYNOD CLERK
The dead body of a Mexican with a
Head of Conservatory Will Lead
Combined Body '- Annual
Concert in November.
bullet hole through the right side was j Local pastor Honored at Annual
found lying in an alley betw een l en-ty-secoud
and Twenty-third streets and
Second and Third avenues, at 6
o'clock tins morning by a negro em
ployed by the Empire Coal company.
Meeting at Viola Dr. Bu
chanan is Moderator.
The Mexican had been murdered
Rev. W. J. Buchanan of West Allis,
and robbed, great bruises about the;"- was ooseu moueraior iur uie
mouth, nohe and forehead and ugly J coming year of the United Presby
abrasions on the bark of the head, at-jterian synod of lllinoi3 which last
lasting to a .struggle. A bullet hole I ,.VPning ri0sed a two dav s session at
through the rim of tiie man s hat bore j vjola Rev Russell Graham of Mon-
cueni testimony 01 io snots I moutli was re-elected treasurer for
four years and Rev. J. L. Vance of
this city elected stated clerk for four
i yearH. The synod comprises six pres-
letn fired. The police received a i
hurry-up tall at 6:10 and Officers
Kirsch and Ginnane .rushed to the
ncene where the negro directed them
to the gruesome find. The body was
taken to the O'Mallay undertaking par
lors and Coroner Meers announced
byteries, Kock Island, Monmouth, Wis
consin, Chicago, eastern Illinois and
western Illinois, and representatives
of pastors and elders were present
that the inquest had been indefinite-, from aU ,fae bodjeg
rm h a it K HKi.it.
The police immediately threw out:
a drag net and two Mexicans, com-j
panion.-t of the murdered man, were ,
placed in cells. Two negresses from
the notorious black belt were also
taken Into custody, and are being held !
by the police. The theory is that the
man was murdered in a negro dive.
The bullet wound was inflicted by)
a ?.R-callbre revolver. Drs. A. T. Lei-!
pold of Moline and A. N. Mueller of i
this city this morning conducted an
autopsy. The shot was fired from the
right side, entering at the arm pit,
passing through the upper right lung,
hovering arteries back of the heart,
penetrating the left lung and plough
ing through the muscles of the back.
The bullet was found just under the
When the police arrived they found
the body lying on the right sid. the
right arm behind the back. From
A program of addresses and discus
sions was carried out, all business of
the church work being given atten
tion. Talks were given by Dr. S. J.
Kyle. J. B. Wood, Dr. Jesse Johnson,
lr. T. 11. McMichael, president of
Monmouth college. Dr. J. A. Burnett.
J. H. Miller. C. R. Watson and Michael
Bollman of this city conducted a con
ference of elders. Rev. F. S. McBride,
stuie superintendent of the Anti-
Saloon league, addressed the body yes
terday morning and Dr. R. A. Hutch
inson and Dr. J.' W. Witherspoon
spoke yesterday afternoon, the meet
ing closing last evening with the cele
bration of communion following a
praise service led by Rev. J. H. More
hfad and a sermon byDr. J. D. Ran
kin. The next annual meeting will be
held the latter part of September at
Rock Prairie charge near Janes
Rev. J.' I.. Vance and Michael Boll-
all appearance it had been curried i
Home little distance and deposited in
! man attended as delegate? from the
local church, Rev. J. H. Miller and
the deserted alley. The coat, which
was punctured by a bullet, had br-en
removed after death, and had been
placed over the man's - lower limbs.
There was no blood on the ground
bt-slde the lody. leading to the sup
position that after the shooting, the
Mexican had been carried to that par
ticular Fpot. The body was cold and
tlff, and death had evidently come
Mime five or six hours previous.
Plood had oozed from the nose and
mouth. The latter was badly swollen
ind bruised, indicating that the dead
man had been slugged.
That robbery whs the motive for
the killing is the belief of the police.
This was substantiated after detec
tives had busied themselves on the
case. It was learned by the authori
ties that the dead man, IajiiU Rodt
gruet. aged T'. together with two Mex-ii-sn
companions, came to Rock Island
from Denrock, 111., last evening, leav
ing the latter place at 4 o'clock in
the afternoon. All three were em
ployed on the railroad section at that
point and had Just drawn thir pay
After arriving in Rock Island, Rodi
grues; cashed his check, which amount
ed to a considerable sum, and the
three men then made a tour of the
dives and saloons In the vicinity of
Twenty-second street. All of them
diank considerable. The dead man's
companions were arrested this morn
ing near Spencer square. They threw
but little light on the mystery. They
told of Rodigruez cashing his check
and of making the rounds of the
loons. They said they became sep
irated from their companion in some
manner, although they were rather
hazy as to the exact time. They knew
that the dead man had a considerable
urn of money on his person. When
the police found the body, they found
.inly $1 "3 In silver and this was in a
e-t pocket, probably being overlook
ed. This, It la believed, establishes
Ihe robbery theory.
F. C. Thompson from Moline and Rev. j R8nizatlon
w. a. i nisnoim irom Davenport.
Dr. R. A. Hutchinson, secretary of I
me iiuiue .uinsiuu uuaiu, auu ui . j. .
Witherspoon, secretary of the Freed
men's Mission board, accompanied
Rev. Vance to the city and will spend
the week end in the tri-cities. Dr.
Witherspoon will preach at the United
Presbyterian church Sunday morning.
Dr. Hutchinson will preach at the Mo
line, church Sunday morning and at
the Davenport church Sunday evening.
Organization of the Swedish Nation-j
al chorus .of Moline, Rock Island and j
vicinity was completed and made per-.
manent last nisrht at a meeting held j
in the chapel of Augustana college. ;
Members of the Svea and Olive "chor-;
uses of Moline . and the .Wennerberg j
and ' Apollo . choruses of Rock Island j
participated in the organization, and ,
it Is believed that the combined chorus j
will have a membership of more than j
100 male singers. j
XAME OFFICERS. . i
' Professor J. Victor Bergquist, head
of Augustana conservatory and direc
tor of the Wennerberg chorus, was
elected ' director-in-chief of the com
bined chorus. In accepting the posi
tion. Professor Bergquist promised to
give the undertaking his best efforts,
and expressed the belief that great
things will be accomplished by the
organisation. Other officers are:
President E. W. Olson, Apollo.
Secretary Alfred Carlson, Olive.
Treasurer Oscar Bowman, Svea.
Manager Andrew kempe, Wenner
Librarian J. W. Carlstedt, Apollo.
The music committee w ill consist of i
C. A. Larson of the Apollo, Charles
Carlstedt of the Svea, D. W. Knock i
of the Wennerberg and Hans Norman '
of the Olive. A comittee to draw up
a constitution consists of Alvin Ander- J
son of the Svea, Andrew Kempe of the ;
Wennerberg. Charles Carlmark of the i
Olive and Alvin Anderson of the j
The chorus will gave an annual con-!
cert every November for the purpose'
of endow ing a free bed in the Luther- i
an hospital to be established In Mo-1
line, it will also sing at midsummer
festivals and other special occasions, j
An invitation w as extended last night '
to ti e Lutheran chorus of Augustana j
college and the male choruses of the j
Baptist and Mission churches of'
Moline to- also affiliate with the or-
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We want you to come "in and criticise the new
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Study first their general appearance,
their general effect
Then study every detail, the material, the workmanship
and the finish.
We know you will say that our new selection it the very
limit of perfect tailoring and beautiful materials and an undeni
able individuality in cut Just the difference that makes real dress
The Prices Are Within Reach, of All
TO HAVE MEETING
The Rock Island County Medical
society is to meet Tuesday, Oct. 14,
at the Manufacturers' hotel, Moline.
Dinner will be served at 6 : 3i, after
which the following program will be
"The Cse of Thyroid Extract in
TO II K A ! 1.4 L.
meeting of the senior class of
Augustana was held last evening, at
which time It was- decided to issue
this year, as usual, the class annual.
Will Robb of this city was made edi
tor in-chief, and Arthur Olson of Wa-
hoo. Neb., the manager.
Last evening the members of the
freshmen class attempted to hold a
marshmallow roast at the Watch Tow
er. The sophs heard of the affair and
a do-:en of them jumped into an auto
and hiked to the resort, where they
found several underclassmen waiting
for the feed. Here the sophs took
into camp and hied them to a neigh
boring cemetery, where they were en
tertained with, ghost stories aplenty.
Cecil Cook of this city and Hjalmer
Fryxell of Moline attempted to board
a street car on Twenty-third street
with two young ladies, all bound for
the Watch Tower, when a party of
sophs attacked and the young ladies
were forced to make the trip alone.
There are 76 in the freshmen class
and 40 sonhs. vet the nIHor cHona
Cases of Nephritis" Dr. W, L. Eddy,lseem to hav- thpir ,
- - fl'""'-va Ull 1 1 1
run, for in all their scraps this year,
"(iastric Vlcer and the Bismuth
Meal Dr. F. J. Otis. Moline.
"Theraupeutic Origins" Dr. Ralph
Dart. Rock Island.
W. D. Snively is president, and W.
D. Chapman is secretary of the organization.
Boys' and Children's Suits
Norfolk and Plain Styles
Blue Serges and Fancies
$3.00 to $12.00
Football Free with each Child's Suit
Cotton, Fleeced Lined
Vassar Union Suiti
They fit to perfection
The Fashion Leaders
Soft and Stiff
Felt and Velour
p n n
You Know Us
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ZZZZ7M.C RICE, Prop
BOTH ARMS HAVE
BEEN TAKEN OFF
Harold Vestermark, Injured by
Fall from Tree, Undergoes
the first-year students have finished
a poor second.
Harold Vestermark, residing at
Eighteenth aveaue and Thirty-sixth
street, the 10-year-o!d boy who was
injured by falling out of a tree a week
ago last Saturday, has- had both arms
amputated above the elbows. The arms
were both broken at the wrists and
elbows, and although the physician at
tending him did everything he could,
they were too badly broken up to be
The lad's leg was broken, too, and a
month or more must necessarily
elapse before It will be healed. Con
sidering the nature of his injuries, the
boy is getting along well.
Some days ago Frank Sharpe,
, roomer at, the Fredenberg home, took
I a t-.nkp. fit h ic lanrilnrlv . V4a vaa !
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in police court. Yesterday the land
lady's son. Louis Fredenberg, decided
that the small fine assessed was hard
ily sufficient to balance the account,
1 and clouted Sharp a couple of wallops
for jucj Ag a reguit jjr Fredenberg
Association Will Carry on Work; Paid a fine of 3 aD1 coss 'his mom-
iiig. ine cnarge was assault and bat-1
TO CONTINUE AID
: MAN HUNT PROVES
A GREAT THRILLER
tions disclosed the fact that Alphonse
Bockhart, who operates a saloon on
Seventeenth street betwen Third and
Fourth avenues, had killed a dog and
thrown the carcass of the animal in the
river. The man told the police, how
ever, that he had killed the canine by
beating out its brains with a hammer.
The report of a revolver was heard by
several guests of the European hoteL
located on Third avenue near Seven
teenth street. With the knowledge
that Bockhart had killed a dog, the
matter was dismissed from their minds
but now since the saloon man has re
iterated that a hammer was used to
send the animal to the hapyy huntins
grounds, they are certain that soma
tragedy was enacted in the neighborhood.
MAKE RICH HAUL
Steal Animals From Murrin Liv
ery and Dr. Bernhardi in
ONE OUTFIT IS RECOVERED
BY A SHOP TRAIN
Doctor's Steed Located by Po
lice in Moline Other
Horse thieves were decidedly ac
tive in Rock Island yesterday. A val
uable animal belonging to Dr. C. O.
Bernhardt was taken from Eighteenth
street and Second avenue and a sor
rel horse was stolen from the Murrin
j livery barn. The police this morning
Sotir NedelcofF, Davejiport, Run recovered the doctor's horse, but as
Down on Viaduct on Which
He Was Working.
Policeman, Reporters and Citi
zens Pursue Fugitive Who
as Heretofore Selection
of Secretary Postponed.
William Deitmer, afias Oeorge Hop-!
One policeman, several newspaper
i men and a number of citizens joined
Decision was made at the annual i Der
mpTinir nf th A aftr n tori f'harifiaa: with
The negro who armed himself
a pitchfofk yesterday morning
in an exciting man hunt yesterday af
ternoon shortly before 6 o'clock, but
Sotir Nedelcoff, a na'ive o Macedo
nia, aged 36, was killed lad, evening
on tie viaduct on Second and Lo
Claire streets, Davenport, by the Sil
via shop train. The man was engaged
in sweeping the viaduct, being an em
ploye of '.he Kock Island road, hen i
the train appeared. The worker, in
stead of hanging to one of the girders
at the side of the trestle, attemp'ed
to run in front of the train o the oth
er side and was run down, being kil'ed
instantly. Deceased lived at 226 Front
yet there is no clew as to the where
abouts of the other, i
Later in .the afternoon Dr. Bern
hardi left his rig opposite the People's
bank building on Eighteenth street. A
short time afterward It had disap
peared. Jumping into the rig, the
thieves drove up to the Schneider res
idence, 1021 Twenty-second street. In
the alley at the rear were Mr. Schneid
er's horse and buggy. The thieves un
hitched both animals, took the doc
tor's horse and the Schneider buggy,
then driving off.
MIM) it I TFIT.
This morning Officer Kinney found
the doctor's horse at 222 Third avenue,
Moline. but no buggy. A further search
revealed the Schneider buggy stand
ing at the corner of Twenty-ninth
street and Eleventh and a half ave
nue, also Moline. The thieves evident
ly abandoned the outfit at Twenty
ninth street, and the horse, becoming
frightened, broke the harness and ran
away. The animal was found by a
Third avenue saloon keeper and tied
in front of his place.
The Murrin horse was a sorrel and
very valuable. It mysteriously disap
peared from the Third avenue barn
' Notice to Coal Dealers.
Sealed proposals for furnishing coal
for the Rock Island Y. M. C. A. for
the season will be received at the
secretary's oflice until Friday. Oct. 3.
1913. Proposal on lur.'p, nut, alack
and mine run. (Adv.)
rrMed. had no fire arms on their per- neld esterday at the Association j "au ""rica anies at.uie po.ice, was "i " i cuel-i .oy-j uateuyun.
fined $150 and costs this m era in? wlture, the Quarry escaped. The man's!
piices to the crime. Two negresses. j tain the office of general secretary of
arretted as suspects, were plfced on , charities in the city. Wirt Taylor,
Ihe grill thl morning and the que.! who ha3 been secretary f.ir the past
turning w as continued this afternoon, i several years, res'ftned his position as
The exact nature of their revelations ; such and has gona to Washington, D.
ja? not been made public by the police. ( C, to take up similar work, leaving
NEW PASTOR FOR
will be found at the coun-y iail fori name was not learned. From what
the neV. 30 days. jean be learned of the affair, the fugt-l
F. R. Dcuglas. all round bad actor. the sum of $15. The debtor, after get
arraigned this morning and fined $19; ting paid off at the Black Haw k Clay
and costs on a disorderly conduct ' company yesterday afternoon, board-
The supposition U that ihe Mexican ! the place here vacant. Just who will! charge, his case having beep contin-'1 a C8r for Rocl island tn an effort
flisheri hi roll In Ihe DTPsencf r.f : tak nn this wnrlr in nm riacirieri .lied 10 davs am a.r the 'imo nt h.'t, to avoid SGuaring the debt. Mchols got
those who 'afterward attacked him. t yesterdav, to the board of director i rest. Douglas made himslf ohnov.i wind of the getaway and followed, j Rev. Henry Kettelkamp
being left the selection from a num-jious by unwe.come at'entioos to some!About 5:45 DOtn men were running, Placed at Head of Meth
ber of applications. women whom he followed on thinortn ou E:ghtenn avenue ana op-
The board of directors for the new! streets and was arrested bv Officer! posite the Robinson building, Nichols
year is composed of Dr. Joseph De- j Sullivan. When taken into custody he .overtook his man. "A scuffle -took!
Si!a. Dr. J. W. Stewart, Miss Mary ' threatened to clean up the entire po-!Place and PaJ' of newspaper menj Rev. Henry KetUM115 'ho has
Carter. Mrs. W. H C.est, Mrs. Mary; lice force, and used language which ! stepped in and prevented a possible been filling charges at Illicit-. City
Duffin, Miss Dina Ramser. Miss Clara no lady would consider polite. battle. Both belligerent were taken 'and Muscatine, has been assigned by
B Hampton. Miss Grace Wheelan.
Mrs Fred T:tterington. and Mrs. Belle
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'jenes me ooaro win meet in the on a disorderly conduct charge, the
first session for the new year next complain: being sworn to bv M. Bal
Baiiey : Thursday and at that time reports 1 harhen.
I from all branches will be presented. "
The financial problems of the asso- j victor Engel, on the verge of "see
ciation were diecussed and a number mc them' wa eiven n 4
jpf plans suggested for the best way j ttace to sober up.
He was then murdered and the body
tarried out into the alley.
TWO MED IN
D. B. Shaw and O. E.
Hurt in Accident Both
Have Bones Broken.
FOR ONE MO!
While driving in an automobile along i to carry on the work, the final detis-
Fourteeath-and a-ualf street at 12:13-ion being put over to a future meet
hia afternoon. D. B. Shaw and G. E. !ng. However, it was definitely de
Bailey narrowly escaped death. A car elded that the Association bouse w'.l!
conta'nitg R. C. Benon and his fata-1 be maintained as heretofore and that
r. Bert Penmen, and Ben Be3on, go-ttb work of rlief of the worthy poor
lr.g east at a high rate cf speed on j w ill bn carried on much in the same
Eleventh avenue, kiruck Lbc rear wt"ii wwv i- th nst tp.
I along, the idea being to call the police, the district superin'endenfto the pas-
Robert Mitchell paid $1 and costs ' bl,t ,he dfJ0tor. fearing tne law, wng- j torate . of the Cernian ..Methodist ,
gied loose frcm nis captcrs ana ran j church. Slx h avenue and. Fourteenth I
east on Third avenue, taking refuge s'reet, succeeding Rev. Theo Keis,!
behind some pile's of boxes at the rear wno wag recently placed iq charge of!
or Harti Bahnsen s drug estahiisn- cnurcn at Weat Burlington, Iowa,
naent. Officer Fitzsimmons responded Rev. Kettlecamp wiil conduct ser
to the call, but when the search wasjiteg at the lecal church nex' Sunday
made. It was found that the man had. anj regularly thereafter. ' '
disappeared. j '
The question arises, who fired the. EAGLES, ATTENTION.
shot which was beard about 2 o'clock! Toa are requested to meet "at Ea
yesterday morning in the vicinity of'gles' home, Saturday afternoon at 1
Third avenue and Seventeenth street? j o'clock to attend the f-jneral of Bro-
Dr. S. B. Hall has moved his office
to Robinson building. 20$ Eighteenth
Don't 'neglect your feet, let us fit your feet and purse
with a hair nf thps rinl.im mo An. ...v:.i. O
- DUVCI, iui yy iuwli we o
are famous. r
Kade in black and tan calf, blucher, button or lace. 2
.uu 10 $.uu tne pair.
Other styles in all the gcod shapes being worn in the
larger cities at reasonable prices.
Dr. F. H. First hac moved his office A trail of blood leading to the river i Edward Bieuer.
to Robinson building, SOS Eighteenth J was discovered on Seventeenth street i F. M. EHMKE, W, p.
stxeot. Aiv. 'about four hours later, but investbm-' J. F. Dind.'her, Sec lAdvJ
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Boys'. Shoes like papa wears, made to stand the knocks.
The Boston t
Ask to see
men with fall