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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, -SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1915.
Rough Draft of E. I. S. Pro
posed Ordinance Meets With
MIGHT RUN STEAM CARS
Does Not Specify That It It an Elec
tric Read for Which Terminal
Rights Are Wanted.
The Rock Island Southern this morn
lug presented a rough draft of its pro
posed franchise in Rock Island. An
Informal Reunion of the city commis
sion ai held at which time the meas-
tire wa considered but it. was found !
o unsatisfactory tint it Is not likely I
that the council will b inclined to re-
Rard it in a favorable licht at all. j
Despite repeated assurance from I
the company that freight traffic would j ing's
not be allowed on the streets of tbe'o'cloc
city should an uptown terminal be ea-1 The funeral services w ill be held at
ablished, the franchise submitted to-: the First Methodist Episcopal church,
flay Is so broad and so inexplicit there jtliia city, at 2 o'clock Monday after
ls apparently nothing to prevent the noon. The ceremony will be conduct
company from even operating a steam ' ed by Rev. T. R. Newland, pastor of
railway in the business section of thejtl-: local church, assisted by Rev. J. E.
cifv. should the neonle rntifv Hia mens.
Mayor II. M. Schriver this morning ;
expressed the opinion that the draft i teenth Mret, following the arrival this
F'ibmltted was not worthy of consid-! evening.
ration. "It won't do," said he. "Wei Freeman had long suffered kid-
will have to hnve something different ' ney trouble, and his sudden death yes
than this if the ritshts of the city are terday is attributed to this cause. He
to be protected. In the first place the''as bom In Orion. 111., in 1S70. His
ordinance is lor a railroad; it does not ! father, whose profession was the teach
say that it is for an "electric" road. 1 ing of music, died while Mr. Freeman
Then it states thai the company be I was a small boy. With his mother,
given the right to install the Decennary I while he was still a youth, he removed
equipment for the conducting of elec-to this city, v. here he became era
trlcity or 'other power" Later it is ployed at the Burlington offices. He
remarked that the company shall have; first held the position of road clerk
AW.. . U . . n . . I r. w rl Intnl. u-ao ... n A n hflrifl ,,1 nf li-
express and mall bv Vlfftricitv.- Icav-i
ing the inference that freieht and !
heavy traffic inlrht be bandied by the
'other power' stipulated above." ;
ill ix.rkn iiimsk. !
City Clerk M. T. Kudgren was i-,nal- i
ly pronounced in his opposition to thei
ordinance. "I think there should be '
a time limit for there valuable rights.
If ratified in its present shape, it
"t'UtU HI -t II Ilf-I l-l UUI J I HUl'lllbr. II
don't believe the It. I. S. should con-1
nect with miv other road and that a
block at least thould intervene be-
tween their terminal and that of anv !
ROCK ISLAND MAN
HELPS IN ARREST:
E. E. McDole Aids in Convicting .
,. , ., , . , I
Sterling Man of Illegal Tish-
ing in Rock River.
KliiKT E. MrDole. this city, district
deputy game warden, was instruioent
i1 in arresting and convicting B't
White, a well known fisherman, in
Sterling yesterday. White paid a fine
and costs a mourning to $112.35.
White was charged with illegal fis-i-ing
in Rock river. He was arrested
by Deputy Fish Warden Welsch, as
Fisted by Assistant Game Coniniisiati
er A. M. Clavin and D.-puty Warden
.McDole and Page. Tbe Flora I)., offi
cial boat of the coinmiSMon. was use-J
to pull up the not
Prior to the trial
the commission offered to let Vh:te
off on one count, if he pleaded guilty.
This he refused to da. As a resuit
the commission new hoidn over his
bead 41 more counts and If is aaui:i
fishes, he can be tried V "cry oe
of the count..
Thu conviction of White was the
first one trade by the coiin;l.-s:oti. Mi.
White has a cabin on lloj's bencTi and
for five cr six jcars fished for com
mercial purposes. The fish commis
ion sefred nine nets This, lr Is be
lieved, will put a sHp to fiMug in
the fish preserve. It shows that th"
commission means business.
ORDERED TO PAY SUMS
TO WIVES EACH WEEK:
This morning iii county court. An- ilsu(i K Raymond. The meetings will
drew Benesb. Moline, arrest d on ajbe held at Broadway Presbyterian
charge of wife abandonment, was or-'church every week day afternoon at
dered to ray his wife $." a week. Thei 2:30 and will be opened with a bible
ame sentence W8. handed out to Carl
l Treloar who was plckd up on a
and save oil the fuss
and muss at home.
Phone R. I. 237
and we will do the rest
DEAD AT DANVILLE
X r i 'i, 'ii
J. S. Freeman.
The remains of John S. Freeman,
the former secretary of the Rock Is- (
land and the Moline Y. M. C. A., who
died suddenly in DanviHe yesterday
morning, as chronicled In last even-
Argus, will arrive here at 10
lock this evening.
Connor of the Firyt Methodist church.
Moline. The body will be taken to the J
home of M M. Sturgeon, 1043 Nine-
I. U. Mack, then division freight!,
Abandoning railroad work he became j
interested in the Y. M. C.A. and was j
secretary at the Centraiia institution,!
,akinK ,,D nis duties there May l- 18961
He 8pent OIie ieuT in ren,raIia nd ;
ptiuu ' i.uie i muumuu
in he ,.n,o tn thu ,-ifv whorA
he was secretary nt the local associa-,
Ition for several years, when he went
'n" to w'" tlie npaign tor
lh" bl,ildin? ln tl,at ,i,y' He Bpfnt :
in Kock lsl"d s Rls,er
nu lasl fuary remo.ea to uainiue,
where he commenced the campaign tor
the new si,;:i.wu . M. A. ouiiuing,
which at the time of his death was
'similar period of time at Monmoutn.
In the fall of 1S93. Mr. Freeman
. and Miss Grace Sturgeon, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Sturgeon, were
; united in marriage at the home of the
' bride ', in ' this city. Besides his wife
an(i n Bon John Kdwin Freeman, ha ;
lPaveR to pvive the following broth-:
ers and sisters: Mrs. John Ingram i
and Frank j,reeinan. Rock island; Mrs. '
I A. Bowen.
Denver. Colo., Herbert and
I Oscar Freeman,
Kansas and Arthur n wan wanted oy uavenport o
! lice on Several Charges Is
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similar charge. Richard Jensen could
not furnish bail and was remanded to,
county Jail pending a hearing. j
MRS. WELLS BEGINS
Mrs. D. I. Wells will give the first
of a series of lectures tomorrow after-
'nuon 8t 2 o'clock at Broadway Pres
byterian church, before the Woman's
! Missionary Social union. The first
meeting is open to the general public ;
free of any admUsiou fee, and they j
are invited to attend. Mrs. Wells will j
speak on the New America. This is
the third season that she has appeared i
before the union in a series of lectures j
and they have been found of great
help, and serve to give to her hearers I
new life in the interest
both foreign and home.
spent the past summer lecturing be
fore chautauqua assemblies through
out the country and is better prepared
than ever to discuss her subjects.
The foreign topic '..ill be taken from
jthe book. "The New America," by Mrs.
i. i . Parties, ana tr.e foreign topic
from "The Kink's Business." bv Mrs.
j study on "Christ's Preparedness
A m A 1 am M 1A JUL
IN JEWEL THEFT
Police Detain Davenport Man
Believing He Robbed His
Employer of Diamonds.
Ben Siegel, a clerk in the jewelry
store of W. E. Vcm Korff, 310 Main
street, Davenport, is being held in de
tention by the police, in connection
with the robbery of two diamond rings
valued at $500.
The theft occurred Friday noon,
shortly after the proprietor o the store
had 'gone out to lunch. Whea he re
turned he was told by the clerk, Sie
gel, that a stranger had taken the
According to Siegel, the man first
called at the store, apparently with
the intention of purchasing, and said
I he would call again next Wednesday,
aiting in the meanwhile for a dia
mond cf a certain type which he said
The clerk claims the stranger re
turned again yesterday noon and was
shown the rngs by Siegel, and while
fingering them slipped two of them
away. The police believe that Siegel's
story is untrue and was made by him!
in order to cover up his guilt. Al- j
though no formal charge has been pre-
ferred against him, the officials are j
A DAVENPORT MAN
Mystery in Death of Aged Man,
Suicide Being Advanced by
Many as Cause.
Louis Nieraeyer, aged 60 years, was
iLstantly killed in a barn in the rear
cf his home, 2338 McKinley avenue.
45 o'clock yesterday
aiternoon, when a dynamite cap ex
ploded and tore off the back of his
Whether the affair was an accident
or suicide has not. been determined
by the Iowa officials. His wife and
the coroner advance the theory that
man was Kiuea oy cnance dui
s0,"e believe that he carried out well
lala Plans lo laK? 's own lite.
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he would set off caps he placed In tha
alley in the rear of the building.
His wife claims that he was testing
j these caps when he was killed,' and
! discredits the suicide theory.
POLICE GET HIGH .
Nabbed in St. Louis.
H L. Hagermann, who has had a
reputation for some time in Davenport
:of being a get-ricb.-q.uick schemer, was,""1" auu ls report very iw
i brought to Davenport this morning j Mrs. A. W. Bowen of Denver ar
; from St. IXMiis, where he attempted to , rived in this city this afternoon to
, sell a $4,000 automobile on wb'ch the,ttend the funeral services over the
i Jackson Motor company, Davenport, ! remains of her brother, John S. Free-
' held a mortgage.
Hagermann had been living in Dav-;
enport until recently. He bought the!
machine some months ago from the ;
Jackson people, and they took a mort
gage on it, Hagermann paying them
In attempting to sell the machine in
St. Ijou'.s, Hagermann was located and
brought baik. A preliminary hearing j
had not been set for the case this af
ternoon, b-:t he will likely be arraign
Hagermann came to Davenport from
j Gary, Ind., and attempted several high
finance propositions. He is wanted in
Davenport on a number of charges.
BE SENT HOME
Sheriff Bruaer late this afternoon
received word that a government In
soector would arrive here Monday for
' the purpose of deporting Edmund Ne-
gouch and Celina Rouroes back to
Belgian. The couple were arrested
Some days ago in Moline. The man
is alleged to have left bis wife and
eight children in the old country and
to have fled to the felted States with
this young girl.
SOUTH PARK CHURCH
IN ANNUAL SESSION
The first annual meeting of the con-
gregation of South Park Presbyterian
church as held last evening at the
church. J. C. Frey was chosen chair -
man of tiie meeting and following a
short devotional service, conducted by
Rev. W. G. Orlevce. the business of
jthe church was taken up. Two elders.
H. C. Hinrichs and C. A. Boehme,
whose terms have expired, were chos
en to succeed themselves, as were
two trusses, Christ Hermann and
W. E. Owens. Reports from the
church officers and all the branches
of the church organisation were nub- was largely fiue to their e (Torts that ! in Pontiac, as I am informed, the
mitted and w ithout exception they j vandalism was reduced to a minimuw. j board of managers of the Pontiac Be
showed & substantial growth, an in- j Tbe local police have been asked to ! fennatory requested F. E. Sullivan to
creased membership and excellent ; arsist in locating relatives of Thomas prepare a report upon the testimony
financial condition, which were most ; Mclntceh. aged 50, a tinner, who died! for their consideration. The tesi
encou raging to the ftithful band of I at Toledo, Oj;o, on September 28.! money covered about 1.700 pages of
T orkers. i The body is being held at a morgua in j typewritten evidence. This report wa
me tuurtu a3 organizes as aa in
dividual body last year and Rev. W.
G. Ogleree has labored with his peo
ple In building up -a faithful hard
At the close of the business meet
ing the wives cf the church officers
acted as hostesses to the member
ship and invited the company to the
church dining room, where they had
prepared a Hallowe'en entertainment.
as the guests entered the room they
were met by ghosts, who greeted them
and conductd them about the rooms.
Lovely autumn "leaves trimmed the
rooms and othe.- decorations, suitable
to the day. w ere effectively used.
Pumpkin pie, coffee and apples were
served the guests.
NURSE BOARD IN
Officers of Association to Be
Chosen Monday at Library
Hall Public- Invited. .
The annual meeting and eleetiou of ,
officers of the Visiting Nurse assoei:t- j
tion will be held at Lilr-.iry hall Mon-;
day afternoon at 3:"0 o'clock. Offi-i
cerB to serve for the coming year will j
be chosen and reports from the var-!
loUs jfranches of the work will be sub-'
mitted. The board of control of the :
association is anxious that all those I
interested in the work being carried '
on by the association whether mem- j
bers or not, attend this meeting and
learn more of the need of such an as
sociation in relieving certain condi
tions in the city. . The present staff
of officers is:
PresidentMrs. C. O. Woodruff.
Vice President Mrs. A. Mosenfel
Secretary Mrs. C. K. Sharpe.
Treasurer Miss Mary Carter.
Advisory Board Mrs. T. A. Murphy,
Mrs. H. S. Cable, Mrs. John Hauberg, 4 also provided for.
Mrs. Walter Rosenfield, Mrs. James j Equipment for the new exchange in
Connor, Mrs. George Wagner, Mrs. I. i eludes nine new sections of switch-
S. White, Mrs. C. L. Silvis, Mrs. C. C. .
Carter and Miss Carrie Gregg.
Few people in the city, not intimate
ly connected with the association,
realize the great amount of suffering
that tbe visiting nurse and her assist
ants relieve cr the good that they do
in spreading the gospel of cleanliness
and good health. They worS quietly
and unobtrusively but the results are ' years,
wonderful and of great good. Condi- i In a wing of the new structure space
tions that few people realize are found ; will be set aside for a coinoined rest
in certain sections of the city and j room, dining room and kitchen for the
these the nurses try to remedy. The ' use of the telephone operators when
public is urged to attend the meeting j not on duty at the switchboard. The
of Monday and learn of these condi- j rest room will be comfortably furnish
tions. J ed, while the dining room and kitchen
1 j will provide all necessary facilities for
( the preparation of lunches. There will
II PERSONAL POINTS l I be 3 lal'Se locker room, where each
j girl will have a locker for her hat and
Rev. W. G. Oglevee returned yes er-j vraps'
day from a several weeks' visit with : Practically all the work on the new
his father at Dickeron Run. Penn. i Rock l3land change budding is be-
Edward R. Carlson of Edeewood
park will leave tomorrow for Brook
lyn, Iowa, to visit t the home of
Daniel K. ijrer.nan has returned
home after a several months' trip, dur
ing which he traveled from the Pacific
jto the Atlantic ocean and from the
gulf to the Canadian border.
I John Carse, who was called to
I Springfield by the serious illness of
I his wife, has returned to this city,
j Mrs. Carse lias suffered another re-
jman, which will be held here Monday
Mrs- D- B- Wells of Chicago arrived
tllis afternoon to begin her series of
lectures tomorrow before the Woman's
Missionary Social union. She will be
the guest of Mrs. W. S. Marquis dur
ing t,he week she is in the city.
FARMS TO STOP
Sheriff O. L. Bruner Swears in
Deputy to End Nuisance at
t Taylor Ridge.
Because hunters, nicst of whom are
foreigners. Insist on trespassing on
farms in the vicini y of Taylor Ridge,
Sheriff O. Bruner today swore in a
special deputy, Fred Sa:paugh, Biack
Hawk township, who at once left for
the. southern end of the county to ar
rest the in'ruders.
Some 30 or 40 farmers residing in
the vicinity of Taylor Ridge made pro
test to the sheriff that hunters were
doing much damage in their continual
trespassing and asked that something
be done to remedy the situation.
Late yesterday afternoon the police
received a repott of the Grotjan dru-
store, Joi becona avenue, naving
j been robbed tbe preceding night. The
1 thieves pried open a window at the
i rer ct the establishment and secured
'large quacti-y of morVne, cocaine
and opium. No arrests have been
made, as yet.
Hallowe'en passed very quietly in
Rock Island. There was practically
no destruction to property, so far as
could be ascertained today and the
police received but a single calL The
boy police did yeoman work and it
- jthat city.
Bell Company Spending $200,
'000 on Fine New Exchange
in This City.
Telephone users It) Rock Island are
assured of the highest grade of ser
vice when the new exchange of Cen
tral Union company now under con
struction ig completed.
No expense is being spared by the i
company to make its new plant one
i of the finest in the state. The cost
will be in the neighborhood of ::.
000. The location of the new exchange
is on Eighteenth street beCTTeen Sixth
and Seventh avenues.: It will replace
: the present office on Nineteenth street
near Third avenue. The foundation
i,as already been laid and the work
will be rushed to completion as rapidly
The new telephone building" will
stand in the center of a 1110x174 foot
lot. The building itself will be 84
feet in width and 94 feet iu length,
n will be a two story and basement
structure of colonial residential style
and will unquestionably be a hand-
some architectural addition to I?gh-
There will be plenty of room in the
new exchange. It is designed to ac
commodate such equipment as is now
operated in the present office and such
additional equipment as may be need
ed to care for the tehono growth, in
Rock Island for several years to come.
Such office space as will be required
by the three operating departments is
board to be used for handling local
calls and four sections of switchboard
for long distance calls. The switch
boards, which will be of the very lat
est type, will afford ' positions for 40
operators. The number of telephone
subscribers in Rock Island is increas
ing steadily and the total is expected
to reach 7,000 in the next four or five
ing done by local contractors. When
; the new office Is completed Rock Is
land will have as fine a telephone
plant as can be found In any city of
the same size in the United States.
DUNNE SCORES 2
Robinson and May, Republi
cans, Repudiate Report on
Conditions at Pontiac. i
NAMES OF BOTH SIGNED
Governor Caustic in Replying to Sug
gestion for Drafting New
Springfield, 111., Nov. 1. In a state
ment given out last night Governor
Dunne takes to task Frank R. Kobiu
8on and Charles H. May, republican
members of the Pontiac Reformatory
board of control, who in a letter to
the governor have repudiated the sen
sational report, filed with the execu
tive several days ago. In his state
ment the governor calls atten'ion to
the fact that the two members approT.
ed the original report, and five days
afterward asked that it be withheld
and another drafted.
In the letter to the governor Mr.
Robinson and Mr. May a9k leave to
withdraw their names from the report
which they signed in the governor's of-
fice last Friday. They declare that
the published re.oort is misleading and
is calcua'ed to create a false impres-i
sion in the public mind regarding
conditions at the Pont;ac Reformatory.
In closing the letter says: 1
"In view ofthe wide publicity given
to the published report, we beg to j
suggest that the board of . manager
be requested by you to convene and.;
prepare a report to you which will!
stale fully all tbe facts regarding the
in esugauon ana ine conauiong ai
th t institution, and to make such sug
gestions to you as may, in their judg
ment, be of advantage to the man
agement of the Institution.' ' j
RKPI.Y FROM i.OtKKVOH. j
The governor's reply follows: ,
"I have received this day a letter '
signed by Frank R. Robinson and '
Charles H. May, tbe republican mem-j
bers of the board of managers of the i
Pontiac Reformatory, in which they i
j desire to withdraw-
j from the report regarding the Pontta
i Reformatory, signed by tbem on Oct.
i "After the hearing of the testimony
1 prepared and complete! by Mr. Sulli-j
require the workmanship of specialists.
Absolute fashion and individuality are
embodied in these garments when cut
and made by our artistic tailors.
$35 to $75
Eicluin Lacat Daahr is Fom
CWtW Tiaorad to Order by
XI V. Pfk. & Co. Clucaa
Illinois Theatre Building'.
an and was ready for the consider
ation of the board of managers on
Wednesday, Oct. 22, and the board of
managers was so notified.
"On Friday. Oct. 24, all the commis
sioners, including these two republican
gentlemen, met in the governor's of
fice at 10 a. m. for the purpose of con
sidering the report. The commission
ers adjourned to a separate and dis
tinct room and remained by them
selves for ,the consideration of this
report. They had asked me how long
I would be in the s-ate house, and I
told them until about 12:30 o'clock.
About 12 o'clock they notified mc .thai u
1 mv timii rpnn 1 np rprnrr nnn innnii '
yuuuL luuneeu oujeciioug to me rrpori. i
On 1 fn ftnA '
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schedule prepared by them. At their j
request the matter objected to by
rliAm nnd aqaV m - A apAvv Unm 4Knnnf
T T ,. . ,-'u'uc,:"
nets h ftru iiujii uv iciiuiii
which the report was signed by each
and every member of the board of
managers voluntarily, freely and
promptly. I was verbally assured by
them that it was a true and Just re
port. They then lef: the report iu my
SlV!t HOHINSON APt'KOYKO.
"Indeed, I am informed that Mr.
Robinson was in conference with F.
K. Sullivan during the preparation of
the report and expressed himself re
peatedly as being in absolute accord
therewith. I have not seen either of
these gentlemen since, and iearn wi h
surprise that after they have noted the
effect of the report, on the public mind,
and after they have doubtless been in
conference with their republican
friends, and af er six days' time has
elapsed they now object to the report
or to any portion thereof..
"There was no protest of any char
acter on the report until' the receipt
of this le'ter written to me by these
gentlemen, or by any other member
of the board, and the report, was not
signed by them upon any understand
ing that anything thereafter was to be
considered in connection therewi h.
"What does the public think of this
spectacle? The e two gentlemen, the
appointees of a republican governor,
sit with their three colleagues on the
bnatyl of management for days and
days listening to the sworn state
ments adduced upon the hearing.
After the bearing is over the board ad
journs for several days and a report,
is prepared with their assent and ap
proval for their consideration. This
report Is considered by them, separate
and 'apart. They go over it in detail,
make fourteen changes at least, there
in, and' then adept, approve and sign
it, voluntarily, cheerfully and promptly
and hand it over to the governor a
their olhcial report.
"The board then adjourns, the re
port becomes a public document and is
published to the world. Then, after
waiting several days and noting tbe
effect of the report, upon the public
mind and conscience, they dot ask to
withdraw the same without offerln;
any decent reason for so doing. I
leave H to the public to determine
what are the motives of these gentle
men and how sr.-ch conduct should be
characterized. E. F. Dl'NNE,
The report of the Pontiac board re
vealed many alleged abuses in the in-,
Monday, Nov. 3,
bear interest from
Nov. 1 at 4
Bank open this evening from 7 to 8.
Rock Island Savings Bank
H. S. Cable.
IL P. Hull. Vice Pres.
P. Greenawait, Vice Pres.
It was made public last
Judge R. W. Olmsted this morning in
circuit court ruled that the attachment
on Sheriff Bruner's funds held by the
county treasurer be released. The at-
j tachment was secured when an action
I in AuBimincit waa rtrrtuprtt hv Afrtt T71.
g,mo wife of ,he former 'fir8t
) deputy for the recovery of $4,000 al
leged to be due her for services ren-
dered at the county jail.
Yesterday counsel for Sheriff Bru
ner argued before Judge Olmsted that
the attachment Aliich has been hold-
ing up salary and all other funds in
the hands of the couuty treasurer held
j by Mr. Bruner be released. Sheriff
j Bruner intimates that a damage suit
against bondsmen of Mr. Siemon may
Otto Huber appealed to the city
commission this morning to have them
reconsider their action in ordering
pavement on Twenty-third street be
tween Second and Fourth streets. H i
took the members of the council to
the location in question and urged that
a half block between Third and Fourth
street be excluded from the improve
ment and thut new districts be organ
izd. lie stated that the ground in
question was 50 per cent better than
the rest to be paved. The council has
the matter under advisement.
II LICENSED TO WED II
Dorria Wilson Princeville, III.
Miss Nellie Nelson Vnderwood. la.
(!. Almond Ford Moline
Miss Jeunie M. Jensen Moline
Notice to Hunters
Will prosecute any hunters
found trespassing on any of
Signed by the committee.
Farmers' Protective As
sociation of Black
CHILDREN'S HAIR BOBBING.
Hair goods made to order. Elec
trolysis a specialty.
MISS BLANCHE WILSON
Best Building Room 410.
Rock Island 2024.
Safely Bepasii Vaults
St and 3rd Ave.
A. J. LindHtrom, Cashier.
V. G. Johnston, Asst. Cash.