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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1913.
UNABLE TO LET
TRIAL OF CRAIG AND RAGSDALE, CHARGED
WITH DR. KNABE MURDER, TO BEGIN SOON
If you Hurry There's Still Time
Enough To Enroll Your Name As
A Member of
1 Y-'.'rcK -'Z :.y-'
City Council Discusses Bids but
Delays Action Pending
A 7.;f of Genuine " lfrt
Wear-Ever Aluminum VA&$J.
RESULTS OF TEST GIVEN
Report of R. W. Sharpe on Government
Analysis Presented Collins
Bros, to Repair Bridges.
The city commission is having a
difficult time la awarding a contract
for coal. At the weekly session of
the dads yesterday the matter was
:futsed at some length and then it
was decided to lay the; matter over
until a conference could bo held with
At the meeting of the council a
ek ago, Comuissiuufcr M. T. Rud
gren brought up the matter of coal
bids, lie mentioned the fact that last
year's ct.Dtract for screenings had ex
pired h me time ago and that the city
hud bifu paying a big price for coal,
peLdmg the letting of a new contract.
After he hud offered a resolution that
the I.U of the Hock Island Coal Min
ing (1,'iij.any of $1.40 be accepted,
Mayor 11. M. Schriver declared that
he was rot ready to vote on the mat
ter, '.or the reason that II. W. Sharpe
cl the waterworks department was
l.ah:t, made u government test of the
Top, Dr. William B. Craig (left) and
Alonzo M. Rsgsdale. Bottom,
Harry C Webster.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 7, All is In
readiness for the trial before the pres
ent term of the criminal court of Dr.
William B. Craig, dean of the Indiana
Veterinary college, and Alonzo M.
Ragsdale, a local undertaker, Jointly
indicted on the charge of having mur
dered Dr. Helene Knabe the night o,f
Oct. 23, 1911. The trial promises to
be one of the most sensational ever
heard in Indianapolis, and undoubtedly
will attract a great deal of attention,
various coal submitted and that he i as both defendants are wealthy and
thought it uriwihu to act until the re
port of the analysis was received. Mr.
htidgren therefore withdrew his mo
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Sharpe
have been well known and respected
in social circles throughout the city
for many years.
Dr. Helena Knabe, the victim, was
a handsome woman of 35 years who
had worked her way from a German
submitted his report on the tests emigrant girl to a very high place in
showing the highest grade of cBioknoy
tv bo the product of the C'olleries
Bales company, Springfield. Their bid
nas $l.f0. The lowest bid was that
of the Hock Island Coal Mining com
pany at Jl-40. At tho previous meet
ing Mayor Schriver went on record as
her profession. She lived alow in her! to the grand jury that Dr. Knabe was
apartment on one of the busiest cor- i a persistent visitor at the Craig home
ners in Indianapolis. Her office girl, only two weeks prior to her death;
Katherine Mcpherson, found the body that Dr. Craig and Dr. Knabe were in
on the morning after the crime had tirnate friends; that Dr. Knabe in-
been committed. The body with the I
night dress rolled up under the arms,
favoring a nod grad of coal for city s lying across the bed. The head
use and declared that tho experiment
of purchasing a cheap product had
pi oven sn expensive proposition. The
rominiscion after considerable discus
sion concluded not to let a contract
yesterday but to haye a meeting wila
the dealers at. which tlm the matter
would be thoroughly considered.
The liock Island Sand & Gravel
company was awarded the contract for
the lump coal, their figures being as
follows: For city hall, $2.75; for city
barns and fire stations No. 2 and 3, J3;
and for the filter plant. $3 .25.
TO HKI'AIK llKII;Mi.
Collins Ilros. of this city were
swarded the contract for repairing the
Milan bridges. Their bid was 36 cents
jht scjuare foot. The only other bid
der was Keeler & Co., Davenport, 58
crnts. The floors of the bridges are
to be re-laid with concrete and the
work Is soon to be started.
Commissioner Archie Hart reported
that he had secured the permission of
had been almost severed
A remarkable feature of the mys
tery was the absence of blood stains.
There were no signs of conflict; no
weapon that could have been used
to inflict death; nothing to indicate
how anyone entered or left the apart
ments. The police were mystified.
They finally concluded that Dr. Knabe
was a suicide, although they could not
account for the missing weapons and
the absenca of blood stains.
After the police gave up, the In
dianapolis Council of Women, com
posed of some of the most prominent
women in Indiana, started in to solve
the crime. They employed Harry C.
Webster, a private detective, to hunt
the murderer. The grand jury indict
ments against Dr. Craig and against
Ragsdale on Dec. 30, 1912, came as a
result of the detective's work.
The detective showed in his report
sisted upon Craig's marrying her; that
on the night of her death Dr. Knabe
went to the Craig home to return a
book 6he had borrowed.
A witness is said to have told the
jury that Dr. Craig returned home
on the night of the murder and
changed clothes completely. Detec
tive Webster insists that the woman
was killed by a person familiar with
human anatomy and familiar with
what butchers call the "sheep nick"
wound, described medically as "an in
cision in the throat which insures
death by bleeding without the spurt
ing of blood.''
There were only two or three drops
of blood on Dr. Knabe in spite of the
ghastly wound. The prosecution's
theory is that some one entered the
apartments early in tha morning after
the murder and washed the blood
stains and carried away the evidence
that might have been incriminating.
Dr. Craig is a widower, about 40
years of age.
require any load of
tho Turn Gemelnde to attach beams other commodity to be
-I the east wall of Turner hall in con- the city scales.
rtructin the new automobile shed. Rev. F. J. Kolf of the German Evan
Th agreetwent was presented to the gelical church complained to the coun-
coal, wood or 47. One child was placed in Bethany
weighed on home.
t PLUMBING INSPECTOR'S REPORT.
council for the signatures of the com
. The weighing ordinance Introduced
a week ago, was readopted. Under
tho provisions of the measure, the
Inspector of weights and measures and
ull policemen are given the right to
Learn How to Banish the Poisonous,
Heathenish Pin From Baby's
Clothes Free Demonstra
tion This Week
Down with the deadly-yln. mothers!
No more stabs and Jabs from the little
braM or steel riaiKera for your baby!
arn how to dress bsbv belter with-
Mtt tnl Mn np Ituftnn frM P If -
pi mi at Ion at the baby goods depart-!
menu of Marshall Field I.O.. A. Marr
Bewt's or the IJostou S-ore. I
Vaata Baby Garments csve solved
the problem. These dainty little. oret-
tr little garments for your child hare
rot a pin or button on them, and go
on or off mtKQ easier snd simpler.
They make the continued use of pined
cr butuxied jtsrmenta absolutely bar
barous, for no "satsty" pin is safe
when it has soeid4atly come unhooked.
And mokt pins are brass snd brass
is poison. Tbs points of steel pins
rasC and rust causes blood-poison.
cost no more, and each one Vest.
"V"-Bsiid. long Gertrude and Abdomi
nal Binder is guaranteed world s
highest quality. Monev ouicklr re
scinded on snv nns-is factory vanta
Garment. Won't you pleas o toriar
snd learn how to dre?s your liuie
on better and more safely?
If your drr roods or notion store
dees not have Vanta Pinless. Button-l-sa
Baby Garments, write direct 'o
Ernshsw Knittin Co, 1201 W. Jack
son Blvd. Ctica&o.
cil' relative to the water rate at his
chi,rch and tha matter was referred to
Commissioner Bear for investigation.
Mrs. Swath wood appeared before the
commission in behalf of her son. D. W.
Swath wood, an employe of the city
who was injured seme time ago. She
as anxious for the city to help sup
port the family during his sickness
and under the provisions of the work
men's compensation act, the city is
required to pay a part of his regular
salary. Mayor Schriver explained
that he had understood that Mr. Swath
wood had refused to obey the instruc
tions of the physician sent to his home
rnd that unlets this policy was stop
ped, he for one would be in favor of
having the city wash its bands of
the entire affair. However he offered
a resolution which was unanimously
adopted, that Swalhwood be allowed
The protest of certain Third ave
nue merchants relative to the founda
tion of the new pavement on that
thoroughfare not being evenly laid,
was received and placed on file. The
bond of J. H. Stapp for $2,000 as build
ing inspector with the Maryland Cas
ualty company as surety was approved.
The report of W. H. Wise, engineer
at the waterworks, showed the pump-
age for September was 124,022,000 gal.
Iocs; daily average 4,134,066 2 3 gal
lons; coal used, 241 tons; cost $469.95;
pump run, 564 hours; coal on hand
Oct 1. 40 tons.
Commissioner Hart read the follow
The report of Chief of Police James
Brian for September shows a total of
169 arrests, as follows:
State cases Disorderly conduct, 42;
assault and battery, 1; larceny, 4; as
sault with intent to commit murder. 1;
assault with intent to commit robbery,
1: assault with a deadly weaDon. 2:
burglary and larceny. 1; violation of;
motor vehicle law, 3; assault, 2; va
grancy. 16; embezzlement. 1; keeping
disorderly house, 2; total, 76.
City cases Disorderly conduct, 46;
assault snd battery. 1; assault. 1;
drunkenness, 39; violating saloon clos-
A total of $323 was collected by
Plumbing Inspector John Joers.
Plans approved, 49; water tests, D4;
final tests, 28; fixture inspec
tions, 262; sewer inspections, 46:
journeyman plumbers' applications, 3,
at $15; inspection fes, $308.
BUILDING INSPECTOR'S REPORT.
Building permits issued by Inspect
or Stapp, 78; fees collected to Sept.
22. $131; fees since Sept. 22, $22;
electrical permits issued, 87; electrical
permit fees, $S6.26. Total feeB, $239.26.
Fees and dues unpaid, $20.95.
MISS BRANDT LOSES
FIGHT FOR MILLIONS
Miss Florence Brandt, in charge of
the kindergarten department at the
West .Side Settlement, in Davenport,
will not participate in the Zieglsr mil
lions. According to a New York dis
patch she has lost her suit to secure
one-half of the $1G,000.000 estate. It
New York. Of t. 7. Florence Louise
Brandt, the sister of William Ziegler,
who inherited the $16,000,000 estate
of his father, by adoption, the late
William Ziegler, the baking powder
manufacturer, will not share in the dls-
THE SKIN WITH
SPEED AND EASE
LAUREL RANGE CIRCLE
but you've no time to spare. The
25 Laurel Ranges allotted to us by
the manufacturers to be sold on
the special Laurel Circle terms are
nearly all gone.
ONLY 4 MORE WOMEN CAN
JOIN OUR LAUREL RANGE
CIRCLE. ONLY 4 xxn, upon payment of a membership fee
of $2.50 and weekly dues of $1.00, secure one of these great
fuel saving ranges and receive FREE as her share of the
reduced price resulting from the tremendous purchase of
Laurel Circles in all parts of America, a $7.50 Set of Genu
ine "Wear-Ever" Aluminum.
"I've Quit Wasting Fuel With a Range That Does This
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I'm Saving Money With a Laurel That Does This,
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I got this FREE by Joining $ ! I
the Lanrel Circle IIiC 1
I MVMBfcR Of MEMBCRS EMROLLEO I
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WE WANT TO MAKE A
FRIEND OF EVERY WOMAN
IN AND AROUND THE
We know of no surer, way of doing so than by selling them a LAUREL RANGE, and
to make it as easy as possible for every woman to secure one of these great fuel savers
we accepted the manufacturers' proposition to join in this national circle plan by organiz
ing a Laurel Range Circle in the tri-cities.
We've proved to hundreds of women who have examined the wonderful twin flue Lau
rel Range that it will reduce fuel bills fully one-third.
21 of them have taken advantage of the circle plan of purchase and have had their
ranges delivered, and you ought to hear them talk They can't say enough in praise of
Laurels OF COURSE WE CAN PROVE IT TO YOU, and just think, by ioir.ir.g our
Laurel Range Circle Now, you can secure the $7.50 set of "WEAR-EVER ALUMINUM
WARE FREE, and your payments will be made so very easy.. , ".. . .
Only $2.50 Now and $1.00 a Week for a Little While
burely you are not going to hesitate about making such an investment, lou run no
risk Of course you don't! You must have found out long ago that no sale at Summer-
field's is considered closed until the customer expresses complete satisfaction. We know
that if you once put a Laurel Twin Flue Range in your home, you couldn't be induced to
part with it under any circumstances. JUST ASK YOUR FRIENDS WHO HAVE THEM.
BE GUIDED BY WHAT THEY SAY.
WE EXPECT THERE'LL BE 15 APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN RE
SPONSE TO THIS LAST CALL. MAKE UP YOUR MIND THAT YOU WON'T BE ONE
OF THE 11 DISAPPOINTED ONES AND JOIN NOW.
This is one of the many designs in which these wonderful inventions are made. We
have a size, style and price to fill every need.
It is impossible to properly describe all the superior points and the fuel saving
construction of a Laurel Range in this limited space.- There are many features that
you ought to see so that you may better understand why Laurels are the best Rang
es in the world, therefore we cordially invite you to come in, and if we show you, as
we surely will, that you cannot afford to use any other range, then, and not until then,
we'll ask you to permit us to deliver one to your home, under the liberal plan governing
our Laurel Circle.
like the best of all good things in the Housef urni.shing line, are sold in the
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as soon as you
put Poslam to work
for you, by appl
cenflv to anv dis
eased part of the
skin, you will ex
perience relief from
itchin. burniag and
will feel the skin's
cooled and comfort
ed, tou mav note
until the trouble
Lee Poslam first
In preference to
anvthina else lees dependable for an?
form of eczema, acne, tetter, salt
rtfum. nltpK harhpr' n all ethor
tag law, 3; peddling without license, I the skin of minor "emishes. such aS
J; keeping dangerous and Ticious dog. t wholes, rashes, red nos?s. inflamed
.. e, '.sain. ttc.
X, total. S3. POSLAM SOAP keens the skin e-
The report of Mrs. Margaret Fchroe-leure aainst infection snd disease, im-
Ar noliw mitmn Tll nrnin tn tfeafP0'8 , co'r and texture, soothes
oer, police mairon tans made la thejltnd?r ric-.n. makes comolesions clear.
interest of the work, SI; calls receiT- All druests sell Pos'am (price -50
A s?- children InoVed after 20- wav-'cent,i Poslam Soap foriee 25
d, 4Z, cnuiren looked auer, zu. way-(peauj For f, samples. wrtte to thp
ward boys cared for, h; wayward girts, i t-mereeccv Laborator'es. 32 West
; prisoner! la womin' department, ; dT U6et New York atjr-
tributioa of the property. So Surro
gate Fowler has unequivocally de
cided. Young Ziegler and his sister were
the nephew and niece of the million
aire, being children of his half-brother,
George Washington Brandt cf Chicago, j
They were legally adopted by the
Zieglers on Jan. 30, 1696. j
The adoption was abrogated with
regard to the girl by an arrangement
made between all parties March 31,
1902, which provided that Miss Brandt,
then 16 years old, was to resume her
original came ' and return to her
After her broth ej; had attained his
majority and received the Income of
the Ziegler estate, as well as a surplus
income aggregating $4,500,000, Miss
Brandt brought suit, contending that
she was -entitled under the articles of
her adoption to inherit equally with
him, as the decree of adoption had nev
er been legally abrcg ated. because her
mother had not consented to the pro
J Mr. Brandt had Obtained a divorce
on March 30, lS9a, and was awarded
the custody of the hildren.
In his decision, handed down Satur
day, Surrogate Fowler says that be
cause of the nature of the divorce of
the Brandts the consent of the mother
was not necessary to the decree of
sdeption. and that Miss Brandt, there
fore, had no right to share ia the
with, using the mails to defraud, were
released when their cases were called
in the federal court here.
Memphis W. F. Churchman of In
dianapolis and George F. Toenges of
Chicago, directors of the American
TniBt company, which failed here in
August, 111? and who were charged
Following iu a list of letters remain
ing uncalled for in the postoffice at
Reck Island for the we-k ending Oct.
6. 1913: Charles Abbot, Dan Avery,
J. C. Bengston, Samuel Been, Will
Bosholm, Charjes Barton, Mrs. Al
Beckstrom, I. Z. Bell, Mrs. Bell Bo
hernB, Dr. I. S. Bishop, Miss Elizabeth
Burcke, Mrs. Lyda Bogart, Wlll'am
Byerts, Bertha Bowling, I). O. Carlson,
Miss Marie Compton, Grace Corn well,
Mrs. Zella Crute, James B. Caron,,
Rodney C. Davis, Helen Daiky, Mrs.
Barney Eat-iand, Mrs. Annie Elsbtrry,
M. J. Eberhart, Dot Fern, Harry Fisch
er, Florence Grcenbaum (2,, GUn
Geer, Mrs. D. P. Green, Miss Inez
Goodall,- Misses Groff, Verna Green,
William Robert Hunt, Mrs. Carrie Hen
ry, W. R. Hendrix, Miss C. Hubtr, Wil
liam Howard (2), James Hobart, Mary
Harteller, Mrs. W. Hawthorne, Steve
Jahn, E. C. Johnson, Mrs. Jennie Ja
cobs, Edward Jacobs, Mrs. Ora Keel
ing, Thomas King, J. J. Kelly, Mrs.
Dale Kratzer, Frank La Housie, Fred
Lasard, Virginia Lyons, Miss Jessie
Lcng, Harry Meclay, Miss Emma
Moore, Mrs. J. E. Mille, Mrs. Harry
MUligan, Thomas Morgan, Mrs. lva
Mauer, Hurley McCarskey, Mrs. M.
Nadell, Grace Nelson, John Pember
ton, Mrs. Parkson, People's Brewing
company, Mrs. M. P. Pain, Zenobra
Rozutto, Mrs. C. A. Robieon, Mrs. V
Suadling, O. W, Star, Mi4 Buckie
Snider, J. R. Seybert, James F. Sulli
van & Son, Stanley Stuart, Mrs. W. A.
Stoecks, Mrs. N'ewt Smith, fs SmUh,
Mrs. Mary M. Smith, H. Schmidt. B
Taylor, Mrs. Amos Troxel, Mrs. Nellie
Tichenor. Walter Vi-stnrr. Wilbur
Wright, H. W. Wellington, George Wil
liamson, cianys Wilson, Arthur Wood.
HUGH a. j. McDonald,
Springfield, IU. Tho state court of
claims has postponed until Tuesday,
Dec. 2, any action on claims for per
sonal injury, amounting to J60.000,
growlug out of an accident several
years ago at Utica, caused by the fall
ing of a bridge of tho Illinois & Michi
gan cwlial and in which a number of
persons were hurt.
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You have only to wipe
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A labor-saver for cleaning pots and pans,
floors, woodwork and everything.
5c and larger packages.
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