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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECKMBER 13, 1013.
REFUSES TO GRANT
lljury by the nag!strate under bonds
in the sum of.fl.oc-o. In admitting that
she was guilty of the charge of as
saulting Watson with intent to kill,
she stated tbat he had used rile lan
ftae toward her and that she felt
justified in shooting him.
Watson was fined t2 and. cost by
the magistrate on a charge of disor-
1 n,an and Watson were taken to the
THIRD ARREST IS
MADE WHEN SILAS
ice examination was to hare bee-j held j
in the village today but as no appli- j
i c.'uis itruutriru lui-ir usire 10 uihe a
' position w hich only pays $256 per j
i year the position still remair-. Tacant. !
j Any male or female citizen is eligible J
j for the position providing they have
' attained the age of 21 years and are I
I residents of the territory supplied by '
i the office. t
I . I
By Unanimous Action Council' countv ja L b ia d?ault of bond8 William Thorp, Rock Island (r
c u 4 T . vi un u i . t j i u t t- -j
serve a :i'-day sentence.
Sonny Green, husband of the Green
wcnian. and Anna Merriman, witness
es to tno affair, wbo were held on a
charge of disorderly conduct, were released.
Goes on Record as Opposed
WILL NOT LIFT THE BAN
Hold Permit Cannot Be Transferred
When Revoked Applicant
By unanimous a'tion tl.e city com
mission at a sj.erial ei,r,ri vest-rdav
aftrnoc.n f.-,t on record as po3?ed
X't re'jrjeiJng th- nvo-i(j,n Biiiy R e I
t-aloon. Cl''7 Four:ii avenue Thr
place wag recently Hosea following th" j
g't?.?fon regardinz ic- condi'inns in f
thi city and an effort i-i now being "
m?A to have lUc 1 j r-n wire!: as
A? the lart regular session of 'ae com-mission-rs.
Chr!s Ka-nnirer of hi ;
:'y. re .resenting td. Daveninrt MjT
1ng - rnpsny. v. hr f.-a th" l.jllriing. .
appeared before t'.e b.riv in a r-"(U''F
tht the ban wlibi. had b'-en p!a-i-d
on t ie hh.Uy.-ii b- r. ;:n. i. He stated
that he had an aiil-ian? f..r a liren.se
v ho would agre- to r::n an orii-r'y end
.Mayor H. M. S'hri.er t.dd Mr.
Kamtner'-r that r-i.o'1 d have hU ap
tlira'ion properh prepared erd pre
sent the same at a necial meeting
frliiay af ernoo:). Mr. Kan:rirer !id
not appear at ti.e ssicn y-KT;iiy
PLAN TO BUILD
NEW HOT HOUSES
Man, Nabbed by Detective
Cox in Saloon.
TRIAL IN COUNTY COURT
II PERSONAL POINTS Hi
Ccifesees to Chief Brinn That He Re
ceived Razors Stolen from Mo
line Barber Shop.
j Th- third arrest in connection with
-- the petty crimes perpetrated by Silas
Florists of Tri-Cities Expect to Bender, now in the county jail, was
A. -W. West of Galesburg. former!
editor oi me .Man or that city was in
Rock Island today on business.
Charles H. Davis. 5 Payne flats. Is
I receiving the glad hand today on his
74th birthday, and his friends say he
could pas for I'O years younger.
C. W. Lyons of Des Moines was in !
the city yesterday on business. He
was enroute home from Bloomington
where he attended a meeting of j
Woodmen Insurgents. i
Purchase Land Tracts Near
flnrn mam rnimn
i made by Dete live Tom fox yesterday ! M U L U I II H ll (J U 11 U
when he arrested W llliam Thorp. 14101
A colony of gren house is to be
erect 'i m th Kd wards river near
Gikhrist. 111., by various tri-city flor
ists. The fir-? step along this line was
t-ke- h"n Paulsen Brothers of Rock
' Fifth avenue. Rock Island,
j Thorp is charged with having re
'ceived ten raror. which Bender stole
from the barber shop conducted by t
' K. Moeller and Ray Higelow on Fif
'teenth street, Moline. t
Bender confessed to having entered
the barber siiop one week ago last
' night, the evening before he was ar-
DEAD IN HIS BED
Lightning and Thunder Coming From a Clear
Sky Would Create No Greater Sensation Than
Women's Winter Coats and
Suits All at Just Half Price
I?!a:d announced their intention of j rested by the Moline police. hie
buiNiii-g two green houses at that
point to invf-ive an expenditure of ap
proximately tl.!". Plans and speci-to the saloon of Valentine Deisenroth,
'. ration are lie!n drawn and should ! corner of Fifteenth street and Fourth
weather conditions permit, actual con-; avenue, where Thorp tends bar, and
struction uork will le inaugurated in 'disposed of the ra::ors to him.
the very near luture. .
The sie of the green house colony!
is particularly aa aniageous. it is
di recti v eti the Kock Island Southern
hot houses are to be
Fred Boetje Retires in Apparent j
Good Health but Dies Dur
ing the Night.
further admitted that after securing UUnUIV tn niJLUb IIMUUtbl
P. Graves Passes Away at Home
cf Son Was Born in Ohio
This morning State's Attorney Floyd
iljunty court charging Thorp with
having received stolen goods. Thorp
. .!. i , .. i. 1 I'ue .ju iu-
nj i.iak rr.nui ir.i,r.-L nil a 1" rn-" i . . .. t
uas before ti.n r::i:n .-iorers. How- " " i is being held in the county jail pend-
ever ti, mat'er was t'.oroughlv dif-i p:jnt 'nS l h' -eal estate val-iIn(a hearinK before the county judge,
cussed in ,-.!! i-s d- tails and it was .he ' in h- ":t? ''" tr -cit.es and whfn ,t was Earned that Thorp was
..nanim...., sentiment t!iat no l.,er.: Ia k ad sufficient space. implu.ate(1 in the ier,s mad(1 hy Bpn.
wo;, Id be granted, i.riri. ipailv because. ' . ., . . " ' ler. t lner oi i'olice Urinn fletalleu le-
arrest I norp. lie wrs
r.iinrj .u...r.,r,.. , which he Is employed, and was
4 to be of the beet. j brought to the police station where he
was questioned by the chief of detec-
tl.e cor.-x-il in-tst-d Mia' inai-mucii a
the license had ! rj r-vi.k-d it would
be tccf.-.ary fur liitn to i.rr!!e fiie
cus'otiiarv t on ai.d ::iply f-r a new-
MAY BE RELATIVE
According to Letter.
'. t , -j n c ft.r- nt.t.rutifin in !iu-hr:st uherf-t.
f th- :iiRavorv r-;,!:ta' ion hic!i tile , . , . , , l'tive .x to
i,BH ,a,ld ,na-v b" "r"J at fa,rl "-"""V nabbed by the
' " - t
An effort at ais ii hiI- vesterday
1 secure a permit for the Tiiede f
I'eterhn faloon. 1'1"1 Tl.ird avenue, j
w hi h is also und r the ba.-i. Mavor
Schriver reoked the license, follow- J
inr a, shooting scrap which fn-unwl
ahnvi the thus parlor. At the mee'-.j
Ing yesterda;. H. .1. .lo-isen. a Diven-."1
P'.rt cen'ract'ir. w tio 'aimed to haeJ
tol r commendations as to charac-r i l ocal Woman Believes Her
from influenzal v.- u tha- c:ty, ap- j jviother Was Person Sought
plied lor a license. j
H- waute.l the Thede & Pf'fr'on. J
license transferred to him. However
Mrs. F. A. Black. S34 Ninth street.
believes that the Jane Klly.abeth
"rock-r, wl'om Mrs. Ida Hettrldge
Fred Boetje. aged 7.1 years, was
found dead in bed this morning at
5:15 at his home, ltl'1 Fifth avenue.
He was in apparently good health upon
retiring last evening but when Mrs.
Uoetje arose this morning
she found that her husband had died
during the night. Th son." William
EAST MOLINE IS
SUED FOR $5,000
Suit for $.,1'00 has been tiled in cir
cuit court by William J. Smith vs.
the fity of Kast Molino. Taylor &
Stewart are the attorneys. Mr. Smith
alleges that during the summer he
At first he denied havine ben ini- 1lesl al ''le Home tnis morning and a i as riding his motorcycle along the
plicated, but later when he discovered Jllr-V r slx Pronounced death to have streets of Fast Moline when his im
by the detective at the saloon Boetje, wbo resides with the parents.
When McCabes start to do a tiling you can he sure it will he done
The set up of rur advertisement in last nijrht's papers might mislead some
to think that our halt price sale of suits and coats was only a Saturday spe
cial. This is not "the casc the whole stock is cut loose at just half price.
Come any day next week and. you will find
Any and All Winter Coats and Suits at
Half, Just Half, and No More, No Less
was called at once and immediately
sent for Undertaker Knox. I
Coroner K. C. J. Meyer held an iu-
next meeting will be with Mrs. Minnie
lKmahoo. all day Thursday, Dec. IS.
Hose Hill Aid society will meet with
Mrs. Man Xoah. Wednesday afternoon,
Mrs. Sadie Anthony of Moline is vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
uel ri. Heal.
S. Duncan of Dixon is visiting at the
heme of his uncle. Frank Taulbet'.
Rev. and Mrs. Wilstedt spent the day
Thursday with William Dow and fam
ily. M'ss Myrtle Frels is spending the
week with her sister, Mrs. Homer
permit. He rffued to p-jy the amount.
1n oucst.on because of tiio tune which
las elapsed since th half year starlet
nd arU'-tl that it was .roer
in re v transfer '. iic-n. in-iu y
. ' IU,I .!ri.U' I tO
lirr i ti ill'.-1 v ii? -i .-. ' i. r ...........
jidvanod the in-pcr f-"'. When the
c-iin- i! refused to recede from tiie
pi sitii n taktn. Mr J-nsen ni hdrew
his at'pliia'iou. However, cither at
tempts to reoi.en 'h- places n here
lrnitts uere renked. ar
pe-ted in the near :u,ur.-.
wrote tot'hief of Police Brinn in hopes
of finding, was lie- mother, who died
tnn venrs aim. I
Although the letter written the chief j correct in their surmises is
in Home respects causes a doubt as
that the officers had some informa
tion regarding the matter, he admitted
that he had two of the razors.
Confesses To All.
Subsequent questioning by the chief
and Detective Cox brought forth the
confession from Thorp that he had
the ten razors in his possession at his
At the time of the arrest of Bender
the officials believed that with a con
fession from the man they could clear
up the mystery surrounding a number
of petty burglaries and other crimes
having been committed in Rock Island
and Moline for some time past. That
faulty manhole, lJallv-
uceu causeu n neari irouoie. chine struck a
lert to mourn the death are the wife j causing him to fall and sustain ser
and two sons, William and Fred Boetju ions internal injuries,
o' Rock' Island.
t be ix-
HOLD WOMAN TO
THE GRAND JURY
Stella Green Declares That She
Shot Herbert Watson and
ueing demonstrated almost iiailv. in
arrests of various people who were
a relation existing between Mrs.
TUack and the California woman, yet
in many respects it tallieslth facts
concerning e Rock Island woman's
The letter staled that Mrs. Crocker, I
the niece of .Mrs Bettridge. was a na
tive of Connecticut, but Mrs. Black
states that her mother was born in
Ohio. Another point against the fact ;
t'lat the Mrs. Crocker referred to in ;
the letter was Mrs. BlrVs parent j
was that the latter was S't years old '
w hen she died-
However. Mrs. Black wrote to Mrs. i Davenport Building- Saved Only
Bettridge t:day In an attempt to dis- ! 1V Promnt Artier, of tho
r- . - w v.
LOSS FROM FIRE
The bazar and oyster supier at
Zuma Methodist church Wednesday
evening, given by the Ladies' Aid so
ciety, was largely attended. The pro
ceeds amounted to $6'i.
Leslie Hanna attended the supervis
ors' meeting at Rock Island last week.
Alva Soarl shipped sheep from Os-
Miss Hazel Cox. who teaches the
Kurrka school, spent Saturday and
Sunday at home with her mother, Mrs.
Mis. John Wainwright is enjoying a
visit from her niece of Davenport.
The deceased was born in Hanover.
ueiimui, in hup, aim removed to
this country In ISC. and settled at
Davenport. He retrained there but
one year and th removed to Rock
Island where he had resided ever
Alson P. Graves.
Alson I'. Graves, aged 78 years, pass
ed away at the home of his son. Frank
A. Graves. 16n Kleventh avenue, at
5 o'clock this morning. Quarterly meeting was held nt Hills j declared delinquent by Judge B. S. Bell
Mr. Craves was born in I'.ainbridge, ! dale Sunday morning. District Super-jln countv court yesterday and ordered
Ohio, Sept. 5. 183o, and moved to Rock iute ndent Alexander Smith was pies- ,rken to Kt. Charles. He is the son of
been married to Kennedy long enough
to share in his estate.
ROAD IS PAID
This morning in circuit court a peti
tion filed by .1. K. Harper, administra
tor of the estate of Paul Harmenious
for a settlement with the Rock Island
road for $l.ruo in a lump sum. was
allowed hy Judge R. W. Olmsted.
Harmeniniis was killed by the Rock
Island while operating a crane at Sil-
is iu February, and h's heirs desired
that the claim against the road b
paid iu one h;g sum, rather thau iu
COLORED LAD SENT
TO HOME BY JUDGE
Dewey Saunders, a colored lad, was
cut and conducted the service.
Mrs. Rose Searl visited her parents. '
Mr. and Mrs. John Swegler, Thursday.'
Island in ISH8. For the past 4r years
he had resided in this city and leaves
a host of friends who will mourn his
death. He was a member of the West j Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wake returned
. - - . . . , i ... i . . ..
em Life Indemnity of Chicago and noine .uuuuaj ""ims nom a..-i-
where they had been visiting.
Jaim?s Senders of Des Moines.
cover whether or not
is a relative of hers.
the :tged lady
Mrs. Stella Crr n admitted to I'o
l.ce Magistrate Smith ths nnrn::ig
that she did shoot tic at Herb rt
Watfon at her home on Twer.ty-seconil
'reel between Second and Third ave
nues, shortly aft. r 6 o'clock Thursday
She was bound over to tte grand
REMOVE CORNER STONE j
FROM OLD ASSOCIATION i
The corner stone in the old Reck Js-
land V.M ." C. A., at the corner of Third I
avenue and Nineteenth street, was ic
movt d this morning and all of the doc
unnts therein were taken to the of
fxe of President C. D. McLaue of the
heard of directors cf the association.
Mr. McLane is out of the city today,
but the do i;m':its will all be inspected
upon his return.
DAMAGE FIGURFS $25,000
Paraphernalia Destroyed by Both
Flames and Water Blaze Starts
Early in Evening.
was formerly a member of the . O.
I". W., but discontinued his member
ship iu the latter organization some
Ieft to mourn Mr. Craves' death is
the widow, .Mrs. Sylvia C. Graves, and
two sons, Frank of Rock Island and
Bert of Merriam Park, Minn. Funeral
services will be held from the home
Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev.
T. IS. Newland, pastor of the First
Methcdist church officiating. Inter
ment will be in the Ch:ppiannock cem
etery. The family wishes to announce that
no flowers are desired at the funeral.
Funeral of John Schmitz.
Funeral services of John Schmiti.
who passed away at his Rock Island
home early Friday morning, were
held this afternoon in Cli.-itoti, Iowa.
Interment was in the Springdale cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Cowell spent Wednes
day with Mr. and "Mrs. Sam Wain
wright. Zuma Aid society met at the home cf
Mi s. Charles Walt hers in an all-day
meeting, with a good attendance. The
New York John H. Gleason of Al
bany, United States attorney, was
sued for $.o.r(.00i) by Mrs. llattie Ken
nedy, who alleges he defrauded her in
a settlement of the estate of hr hus
band, "Big James" Kennedy, a well
-known sporting man, who left nearly
1500,000. The widow charges that
Gleason and Kugene McLean, ex
ecutor, made her believe she had not
BORAX COMPANY SENDS
20 MULE TEAM HERE
The L'O Mule. Team Borax company
will send a team of 20 mules with a
covered wagon through the city this,
afternoon and are expected here at
phont 5 o'clock. This Is a big adver
tising proposition and depicts the
team as pictured on every package of
this borax and in all of the company's
i advertisements. A family by the
name of Glunes. who formerly lived
in Rock Island, are financially inter
ested in the borax company.
Mueller Lumber company has filed
a petition for mechanics' lien in cir
cuit court against Mrs. Josle K. Denn
hardt and Henry Dennhardt. All of
the parties to the action reside In East
TWO DIVORCES ARE
GRANTED BY JUDGE
I Two d;vorce were granted this
. morning by Judre R. W. ()in.td.
j Mrs. Bertha Vogt wag given a decree
from her husband. Kmil Vout. Allen
& Reynolds appeared for Mis. Vogt
Fire broke out at about 8:15 last j
evening in the Masonic temple iu Dav-:
enport. Third and Main street, and
caused a loss amounting to about $-5,-ooo
or $3).0oo. Tiie first originated
In the pttic from defective electrical
wiring, and prompt action by the Dav
enport fire department is all that
saved tiie entire building from destruc
tion. Paraphernalia Damaged.
The st nut u re is si: stories in height
and the largest amount of damage
was done by the fire in the attic.
land Searle a- Marshall for the defend- j w bo,h water and flames did coa-
J ai.t. Kx'rcmc and repealed cruelty i --" oie nuiuge in other parts ofj5,irgiary and larceny at the present
! was alleged. ,he -empie A large amount of para-j term of circuit court, was taken to
C Mrs. M nnie .May w as divorced from j Phrnlia on the fourlh floor, togeth-1 Joliet today by Deputy Sheriff E. J.
h'r husband. John Mey. Desertion was j "r wi,h ,n''r furnishings, was in jured. j Glasgow , wher he w ill begin his in
'cbargd Frank Land-, was attorney j I"'slIy DV ,!" 'tT. while the Corin-1 determinate sentence of from one to
HARRY NEALY IS
Will Serve Indeterminate Sen
tence at State Prison for
Harry Nealy. who plead guilty to
' See our and Unmounted
fcr the former.
5 ) Silvis last
jiman nan wnicn was recently remod-t4 years in the state penitentiarv.
(eied suffered a similar fate. The loss ( Nealy was charged with breaking
!on the paraphernalia and furnishings 1 into the home of Oscar Gumstrom of
.. alone is estimated at about J17.000. Taylor Ridge. He fled to Muscatine
where lie was also implicated in
crime. However, he was brought back
j to this county and on his confession
it r 1 1 r nnr rnnni
Mrs. Dave Stiekman and niece. t C W TlnC InUbft 111
( 5-lvlvi. SZfif-Lnian made m ktinrr viufr nf I
'.;i..i. i... xt.. CIDCT DTAI TDXn I IX. of the charges against him was order-
i iiiui iiL.ni- iiiiuui
week with Mrs. Conrad!
17-jewel adjusted 16-size watch in 20-year case $14.95
Comb, brush and mirror, ivoryoid sets, $4.50.
Genuine cameo lavalliers, solid gold chain $4.75.
Gold filled coat chains $1. .- j
We Have Our Complete
Holiday Line Now
Kock Inland" new uto fir truck
i If I n 1 i -f
.ti h .is n nt uiiinii HMM i - 1 11 rn ai in ' . a
her home In M.iicatlne After .hrl Kivt-n its first reI tire test this I ll U U ST K I A L HUMt ASS N.
. luvjajiii ii m 11 aiai III AS IU1 Ul
' ! in from l.ViT
... , panys 1 and
- - I
Severn h avnue. t'om
WILL GIVE BENEFIT BALL
responded to the call' 1 luitisiriai tcme association of
l . i i . . , , I t ill- L. aunii U . I ' airf. a hpnifit I
her I pii'.eu iu ue nwi rire in lue j -
anH I home of Mn. Marv Catton. The fire ,h'ir hal1 on r hristmas night, thefund.s
was extinguished w th chemicals after ; "' u "J"-J1 ' e useu ior
weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Frank Do!Ie:de visited
first of the week at F.rie with
duaitiiter. Mr. Thomas Brown
Rov Beaumont and sister. Mrs. i io' -lbotJt TU building is:-- i'- '" tne nome.
William Miers. were in Rock Island j -"or frme ho ng'ng to j T oomm.rtee in charge U arranging
Mrs. Lee Richie made a short visit
the first of the week in Rock Island
of the fire truck was
also made this morning when a rn
an excellent program ar.d hope to
clear th entire rit bt by the j.rcce-d.s
of the ball.
Joseph Burgoyne attended teachers'! made to the oil tanks in the south-
meeting in Rock Island Saturday. j end of the city.. It was entirely
Miss Nellie Oldham of Spurgeon, j satisfactory.
Mo. visited friends and relatives here! , . . .
ja,t eek. ' ! SEARS HAS HA RD Tl M E
lln. r.4 lla1 f I.I I ri.ltnH I
friends here the first of the week. j
j All tl-e news
AT HIGH SCHOOL il
The senior class last evening held
The early purchaser is the wise purchaser.
.ce the season's novelties.
Come in and
Opposite Harper House
Open evenings until Xmas.
FINDING A POSTMASTER;
all tee time
r-chooi. An attempt to get seme of the
Tiie United States government Is; members of the class proved unavail-
The ; still l.avitg a hard time finding a (inc. and a Biost tltiighUuI time wj.s
I pt staiiicter for S.ars. The civii serv-jLinL