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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. UC TOliKH 21, 1913.
R. I. S. SOON TO
ASK A FRANCHISE
FROM THE CITY
E. C. Walsh TelL Commission
ers of Plans for an Up
PUSHING THEIR PETITION
Asks Council to Sign For Municipal
Property Big Discussion Over
That the Rock Island Southern will
soon ask th people of this community
for a franchisa for an up-town ter
minal mas announced by E. C. Walslj
of the lnterurban company at the
' kly meeting of the city commission '
Mr. Walsh stated that he wanted to
secure the consent of the prorer au
thorise to locate tracks on Fifth ave
nue in front of city property, includ
ing Denkmann square and the Central
f.re station. Ho was anxious to have
the city sign the petition of property
owners, as the paper still lacked the
When the question of the city sign
in for property arid the relation of
that action to the position of the coun
cil on the matter of a franchise came
tip. Mr. Walsh stated that the city. In
Kieninc the petition, could stipulate
that it in no way obligated the munic
ipals and that it was merely to make
the papr'r conform to thp law.
. I"l KR t'H H I Wk.
In addressing the council, Mr. Walsh
Mated that he preHiimed everyone was
nnx'ous to hae the interurban come
iil town and that preliminary to this
procedure it was iifK'SRary to have
tl- (onserit of property owners along
tli proponed route. He declared that
Jit as soon as the petition was prop
r y signed it would he presented to
the council and formal application
for a franchise would be made.
Quiring a bond from the company to
protect the sewer. Mi. Walsh explain
ed that the proposed tracks -would not
interfere with the mains because the
rails will be placed to each side of the
sewer, which is. in the. center of the
street, but nevertheless is company
would be elad to put lip the bond sug
gested. No definite action on the
signing of the petition or the provis
ions of the proposed franchise was
taken, owing to the absence of Com
missioner M. T. Rudgren. The matter,
will come up next Monday.
Practically all of the rest of the
time of. the commission was tak
en up with the discussion of the loca
tion of a moving p cture show on
Thirty-eighth street and Fourteenth
avenue by S. J. Sw ard. Recently there
was presented a petition of property
owners protesting against the location
of the theatre at tht point. Yester
day a counter petition in favn of the
p'an was filed with the commission.
"When the matter came up a week
ago. it was referred to City Attorney
be was called on for the same, and
stated that two questions were involv-
At th. vnntinv tyf ttiA foil ilrllTicr ncf.
! mit and of a theatre license. He stat
ed that the city -would have to allow
the former if the plans and specifica
tions complied with the city ordin
ances, but that the question of a li
cense to operate a movie attraction
would be up to the council.
P. J. Carlson addressed the council
and explained that he was opposing
the location of the theatre next to his
home. He said he thought the attrac
tion should not be placed in a resi
dence section of the city, but that it
ought to be near other business
housps. He felt that the the..,e would
be a nuisance and urged the council
to have the show located elsewhere.
H. F. ratilsen, who has been award
ed the contract for building the Best
theatre, also addressed the meeting.
A resolution was introduced by Com
missioner Jonas Bear that the city re
fuse to urant a license to conduct a
picture show at the above mentioned
location. Commissioner Archie Hart
brought up the point that no license
had been asked for, and therefore the
commission could not properly refuse
to -grant same until application had
CAUSED BY FIRE
IN DOUBLE HOUSE
Occupied by J. . Goldsmith and
M. J. Young Owned by
Osceola, la., Woman.
LOSS TO RESIDENCE $3,000
Occupants Unaware of Blaze, Are Told
of It by Neighbor Quick Work
at : that time originated from flying
sparks from the chimney.
The house is a two and one-half
story structure valued at about $7,000.
Each apartment contains six rooms.
brpn TnnrlfV rnmmiKlnnpp Roar with.
If the people vote favorably on thj drew thp mot,on and offered a Bubstj.
n.otW of a franchise, the Rock Island tllrP, which ,arrled unanimouslv tnat
Vi nit llr l-n i 1 1 1 . 1 1 ... 1
u-kwi u,.rrauuiiB the commission
ace, firciared Mr. Walsh. "We could
proliaLly put lu the line this winter
nixf we an- anxious to have it install
ed before Jan. !. at which time the
1 ulilic ulilitiea commission w;ll come
into being. It will probably take the
nm mission six months to get organ
ised and we do not want that dflay."
Mayer H. M. Schruer sucaested
llir were two important matters to
l.e considered in relation 'o putting
'he interurban tracks on Fifth ave
nuethe possible injury to the big out
let sewer located there and the high
voltage of the wires. The mayor
stated that he would -be in favor of re-
go on record as op
posed to the location of a theatre at
the site selected. It was suggested
that if the theatre was placed on Four
teenth avenue objection would be re
moved, and" this may be done. In the
absence of City Clerk Rudgren. Com
missioner R. R. Reynolds acted in his
Fire causing damages amounting to
$4,000 originated in a double house,
710-712 Seventeenth street, occupied
by J. E. Goldsmith and M.-J. Young,
about 9:15 o'clock this morning.
The house owned by Mrs. Felix Et-
tinger of Osceola, Iowa, was damaged
to the extent of $3,000, covered by in
surance. The loss to the furniture of
Mr. Young was about $500 and was
not insured, while Mr. Goldsmith's fur
niture was damaged to tr.e extent of
$500, but was insured.
The fire had been burning for prob
ably fifteen or twenty minutes beforej
being discovered by a neighbor who
sent in. the alarm to the Central fire
station and then notified the occu
pants of the house, who were unaware
that the structure was ablaze. '
The fire originated in the northern
part of the attic, from a defective
chimney. An open window through
which a stiff north wind was blowing,
fed tie blaze which nad made much
NEIGHBOR tlt ) F.RS KIKE.
A man residing on Eighteenth street
who was working in the rear yard
of his home, noticed the roof of the
structure on fire. He sent in the alarm
and then notified the occupants of the
house that the building was on fire.
When the fire department arriv
ed the roof was ablaze. The
house owned and occupied by Ed
Hoffman, 718 Seventeenth street,
a few feet north of the burning house,
suffered about $100 damages, the roof
of the structure having burned a littlf.
The damage to the Hoffman house is
covered by insurance.
The firemen did good work on the
double house, having arrived almost
Charles Reed, aged 21 years, an
inmate of the county infirmary for
the past four months, died there at
at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Tuber
culosis is attributed as the cause of
his demise and be had been ill for
the past year.
Mr. Reed was a resident of this city
before having become an inmate of
the institution. He was employed as
brakernau on the Rock Island South
ern interurban and was a son of Mrs.
Amanda Reed, formerly a resident ot
this city, but now a patient at the
He was born in Iowa, and is sur
vived by a wife, one son, his mother
and two brothers, Richard Reed and
Daniel Reed, both of the latter re
siding in this city.
The funeral services were Jield at
chapel of B. F. Knox, Tw entieth. street,
this afternoon at 2 o'clock this after
noon and burial was made in Chip-
DOHA DALE HOFFM".
Dora Dale Hoffman, aged three
years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Hoffman, who reside on a farm
three miles southeast of M'ilan, died
at her home at 1:10 o'clock yester
day afternoon, after a short illness.
The child became ill of infantile
paralysis Sunday. Surviving she
leaves her parents, two sisters and
five brothers. The funeral services
will be held at the home at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning and burial
will be in Chlppiannock cemetery.
Golden Marcella Peterson, the four
month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Swan O. Peterson, 811 Twelfth ave
nue, died this morning at 1:05 o'clock,
after a two weeks' illness with stom
ach trouble. The survivors are the
parents, four brothers, Edgar, Har
old, Alvin and Russell, and three sis
ters, Prxkla. .Phoebe and Bertha, all
at home. The funeral will be held
Wednesday at 2:30 from the home
with interment in Chippiannock cem-
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MAN ACCUSED OF
NOW IN CUSTODY
Police Arrest Alfonse Vens at
- Conesus, N .Y., for Slaying
of Basil Martens.
IS POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED
immediately after the alarm was sent
in and having confined the blaze to the
upper portion of the structure.
Much of the furniture of both apart-
Broadway Service Omitted.
Owing to the Sunday school conven
tion in session at the West, End Set
tlement and the Hobson lecture at
Augustana college on Wednesday
evening services will be held at
Broadway Tresbyterian church this
Kl'.N'ERAI. OF MRS. BOl.l.NW.
The remains of Mrs. Margaret Boll
man, aged 92 years, wlio died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Celia Lew
is, 513 Eighteenth street, Sunday
! morning, were laid to rest in. Chip-
ments was saved, the neighbors having . 1A"... ' -r , v-0.,0,, !
.1 pastor of the First Methodist Episcb-'
pal church, this city, of which the de-1
Sheriff Bruner "Tips" New York
Authorities as to Whereabouts
had been in Conesus for about two
Martens, the murdered man. was
known to have had a large sum of
money on his person. Just prior to the
killing and when the body was found
this was missing. Vens was the last
man seen with Martens during life,
and immediately after the crime dis
appeared. Suspicion immediately fell
upon him. Xo confession has been
made as yet.
tion was Impossible and the case was
dismissed. ' 1
assisted in the removal of the goods
from the house. Much of the loss in
the lower portion of the structure was
due to water.
SI Mil. tit Bl..l,E BEFORE. '
Fire occurred in the structure
about four years ago. and about the
same portion was' burned. The lire
We never had
. showing of
And it's what you 11 say
yourself when you go thru
the hig assortment of fine
winter garments ready for
' your selection.
The Chinchilla is here as a matter of course be
cause they were, voted by the style makers as the
season's popular coat. All colors and in various
lengths and with shawl, notcli velvet, or high con
vertible military collar. .
The Motignac and Vicuna both have their
friends and very justly, both handsome dressy
fabrics and very warm, yet light weight.
Smooth fabrics in light, medium and dark
shades and a fine range of the rough weaves in
Scotch and English effects.
Hart Schaffner ? Marx,
Three names which signify that M. 8c K. have
sifted the Clothing world to get at the best.
Our price range is:
$15 to $30
ceased was a member, had charge of
the services. Five grandsons and one
great-grandson were the bearers.
fi l:iai. of mhs. wkinmjrstrom.
The' funeral services over the re
mains of Mrs. Gits L. Wenuerstrom,
who died at her late home, 3306 Four
teenth avenue, Saturday evening, were
held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at
the residence. Rev: Ira O. Nothstein,
pastor of the Grace Lutheran church,
this city, assisted by Rev. A. F. I'.erg
strom, pastor of the First Swedish
Lutheran church, conducted the serv.
The remains will be taken to Rock
ford, 111., tomorrow morning, and foi
! lowing services in that city, will be
I interred there.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Corken, 9:t
Twenty-third street, are mourning the
death of their infant son. Private
funeral services were held at, the
home this afternoon. Interment was
in Calvary cemetery.
OPERATE ON BOY
AS LAST RESORT
Albert Wallace Fractures Skull
j Unconscious for Period
of 36 Hours.
j Unconscious for over 36 hours as
,the result of a headlong plunge down
a flight of steps Sunday evening, Al
! bert, the 9-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer E. Wallace, 1241 Thirty-
ninth street, was this morning taken
to St. Anthony's hospital to be oper-
ated on. The boy's skull is frac
Itured. and attending physicians have
ibut alight hope for his recovery,
i The accident occurred at the home
Alfonse Vens, alias Alois De Fauw,
was arrested last night at Conesus,
; X. Y. He is there pending a demand
for his return to th's county,
is wanted on the charge of murdering
Basil Martens, the South Rock Island
dairyman, whose body was tfound in a
cornfield on his place, Oct. G. Vens
has admitted his identity, and the longi
man-hunt conducted by Sheriff O. L
Bruner and deputies has been brought
to a close.
At 12:19 this afternoon Sheriff O. I
Bruner received 'the following wire
from J. M. Quigley, Rochester chief of
police: "Alfonse Vens admits .his
identity. Says he was acquainted with
Basil Martens aud was at his farm re
cently. Holding him as fugitive for
yen. Send me certified copy of infor
mation and indictment on which to
secure fugitive's warrant here. Pre
pare papers and send for him."
inasmuch as the grand jury has tak
en no action in the premises as yet, it
is believed that Vens will be formally
indicted this afternoon. As soon as
the proper papers are in readiness.
Sheriff Bruner will go to Rochester and
bring the prisoner back to the scene
of the crime.
Immediately after the crime was
committed, Assistant State's Attorney
Edwards and Coroner Meyers insti
tuted an investigation. A number of
Belgians, acquainted with Vens, were
placed on the grill, as a result of
which it is believed the bird was warn
ed and took flight.
Sheriff Bruner was then asked to
take up the case, but after making
several trips into the country, gathered
information which led him to believe
that Vens had headed for Xew York
Without divulging his information,
the sheriff communicated with a friend
W. F. Young has returned from a
trip to Chicago.
Pr. J. R. Hollowbush has returned
from a visit to his daughter, Mrs.
Wilson Bals, at Indianapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Larrison and
family have returned from Galva
where they attended the marriage of
Miss Hattie Mcl.apan and Squire Dun
lap. Theodore Wilde of New York city 19
the guest, of his cousin George ' W.
where he i Vilian. Mr. Wilde is niayine with the
"Everywoman" compauy as "Father
Time and Old Age."
Mr. and Mrs. William McClane of
Wilton, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Will
Leverich and family of Ottawa are
visiting at the home of Mrs. Frank
Leverich, 824 Forty-third streer. Mr.
and Mrs. McClane are the parents of
H. E. Brown of Wilmette, III., for
merly principal of th Rock Island
high school, was in the city yester
day, having accompanied the remains
of his brother, Asa M. Brown, Sr., who
died in Peoria, to Davenport, where
the body was incinerated. The deceas
ed was a prominent newspaperman of
Peoria. Asa M. Brown, .Tr., a son of
the deceased, also accompanied the
FAIL TO SETTLE
IN HOUSE MATTER
Ottawa Attorney and City Of
ficials Unable to Agree as
VCABE TO BUILD
NEW HOTEL ANNEX
Erect Fireproof Structure Ad
joining Colonial at $75,000
Ifon. L. S. McCabe, owner of the
new Colonial hotel, contemplates the
erection of a new fire-proof annex Just
sou'hwest of the hostelry proper, the
project to involve an expenditure oi
over $75,000. Actual work will be in
augurated before the holidays.
The annex proposition waR consid
ered at, the time the Colonial was
nl-lnn-.rl Y. 44- ....... .1 1 1 .
. . , i uiaiiuru. ii n i ii. wmh f 1 1- m ru ri nnviuan a
at Conesus, who in turn notinea uep-j; "7, ; '
L ! In f pfcp fkiiara tinno until cnlt m
Sheriff J. C Coe to be on the I" . . " "
the hotel proper was finished, the idea
i i . TTi 'it h aVtot-iff tv a a 1 1 n the
tr"ail HPv.lnT,ed when on Oct. 18 i beinS to withhold the work on the new
Sheriff Bruner received the following i structure until such time as patronage
w,,,m. "i vn wantPd- Tf K1. warranted the addition. The annex
why?' Signed J. C. Coe.
That Lester J. Horan of Ottawa, rep
resenting the owners of the south half
of the brick house on Twentieth street,
near Fifth avenue, which is falling
dow n, and the Brashars will be unable
to get together and settle differences
between them, is the indication thU
This morning Mr. Horan, through E.
H. Stafford, the latter representing Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Brashar, who occupy
the north half, had a consultation, but
the propositions presented by Attor
ney Horan were rejected by the Bra
shars. "The building Is an unsightly men
ace." said Mr. Horan. "We Join the
citizens in their reseutment. In our'
view, the duty of the council is to de
clare the building a nuisance and abate
it as such. This can be done 'under
the police power and without liability.
The owners of the south half are wilt
ing. They have even offered to pay
because they lack the power possessed
by the city."
"Would it surprise the public to
know that the council has never con
demned this building or any part
thereof? The building inspector baa
done so, but the commissioner has
'lost' the report. The council has re
fused to follow the recommendations
of the inspector. The city attorney
has simply been instructed to 'tako
such legal procedure aa he may deem,
proper' against us,
"The commissioner demands that we
remove our half of the building. The
owners of the other half threaten. In
such case, legal action against ua for
damage to their half. We are to b
sued if Te do, and prosecuted If we
don'J. We have offered our half 20
feet for $7(10, not requiring a dollar
in cash. We have offered $800 cash for
the ether half their 20 feet. It th
latter offer be accepted, we will wreck
the whole building and remove the de
bris. We have offered to furnish a
contractor, without sale or purchase,
to do whatever the council wanta
done, under its direction or the direo
tiou of the commissioner. The po-tic
commissioner has been notified that
our contractor is ready to proceed at-1
such time, in fcuch manner and to auch
extent as the council or the commis
sioner may require and direct. We will
pay the expense.
"All we ask is that the city authori
ties assume charge of the work and
direct its extent. If our contractor la
not satisfactory, the city may engage "
it own contractor and we will pay '
w hat our contractor would, charst."
j will contain 75 rooms. The capacity
I of the present cafe will be doubled
A reply was wired to the effect that . "
Vens was wanted for murder. After "g P'e .T;,, S,ncf the T"'
waitine 24 hours. Bruner wired Col. ! n of th.e Coion.al the patronage has
j of George W.. Xew berry, 2412 Eighth- 'asking if Vens had been located. In j Deen eo neavy tnat Kuest nav heen
i.nrt.a.half avenun. about 7:20 n m.'.v. r- uj n.ioii ' turned away nightly and the nsw
jThe Wallace family was visiting there with wniiam 'whaley. captain of the ! order of tninB8 wiu le88en Phase. A. M.. this evening at the Ma-
and the children were playing hide-: Rochester detective bureau,
MASONS WILL MEET
AND INITIATE CLASS
A large class of candidates will be
initiated by Rock Island chapter. No.
I and-go-seek. Aioert crashed into the nignt tbe ,attcr called the sheriff on
jcellar door, which gave way, precipi-the long distance telephone) convey
jtating him headlong down a flight of Jng tne information "that Vens had
j steps. He struck the concrete floor been talen int0 custody: The Belgian
iwitn ternnc iorce, ana was picnea up
) unconscious, a gaping wound at the
back of his head. Since the time of
the accident tne ooy uas been in aJ
state of coma, and today physicians
decided that an operation would be
necessary as a last resort. The vic
tim was placed on the operating table
shortly after 11 o'clock.
RETAIL GROCERS ARE
A meeting of the Retail Grocers' as
sociation was held last evening at the
rooms of the Retail Merchants' asso
ciation in the Safety building. Plans
jfor the annual banquet and dance of j
:the organization were made, ine ai-
. fair will be held at the Watch Tower, j
.although the date has not bern aet
Unitely determined. Members of the
'association and their families will be
extended a cordial invitation.
" - miltr
"Hi1 " "
isonic temple. A banquet is to be
(nerved at 6:20 o'clock preceding the
nnr-n - nn -rr llllir T"
Thre Mexicans raised a disturb-1 rriCOd LLUB IU tlAVt
ante in Dan Fly-', Seventeenth! INTERESTING MEETING
Etrcet bar last evening and were) An interesting program has beea
placed under -arrest. One of their larranged for the meeting of the mn
number, Rufus Rofoka, became abus-lbtri of the Tri-City Press club at tb
Xii ! Local OaW ta Fia
Ootfca TaJorvd to Order hf '
ve and resisted arrest. He' waa fined
Jo and cos'g while his companions,
Manuai Pavig and Gosura Spino, paid
$1 and costs each.
A South Rock Island neighborhood
battle wag aired before Justice Ktiehl
u!g morning, tae bone or contention
some Rhode Is'and Beds. John
Butler mised several.f his choicest
j pullets and accused James Weir, hia
i "i . -1- w . in uetuuui, ui vpirifjng
ithem away.' The charge was denied
, and Butler obtained a search warrant.
Last nigh', while his neishbar was
- - - - " ' ' J' ' -' t v. i, -1. iui.ftruii.
In court this morning there were the
search warrant fowls and also six
more from the Weir coop. The birds
were so nearly similar that identifka-
Manufacturers' hotel in Molina this
evening. Dinner will be served at 6; 3D
Dr. W. II. Red of the parsonage
of the First Baptist church yes
terday afternoon at 3 o'clock ' of- .
ficiatcd at the marriage of Mtaa Julia .
lUke and Charles H. Robb. The cou- '
pie was attended by Miss Ruth Utke,
eister of the bride and R. H. RobS f
fa'her of the groom. A wedding aup-
per was served at the home of tbe -bride
following tbe ceremony, Mr. and -Mrs.
Robb will make their home with
the latter'8 uncle and aunt, Mr. and
V.Irs. A. C. El'.s, 15(i7 Tbirty-nlnth
, street, and will be at home after
Kov. X, ' ,