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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. JULY. 7, 1014.
PLAIN DRUNKS IN
"ROCK ISLAND ARE
ALMOST A RARITY
PRESIDENT CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY IN QUAKER CITY
Three Things That Go Together
Police Eeport for June Shows
f; but Two Arrests Made for
Intoxication in Month.
A comfortable chair .
138 CASES ; DISPOSED OF
Total of $593.80 Collected by Depart
: ment Mr. Margaret Schroeder,
Matron, Ha Busy Tim.
' .. Only two "plain' drunks were ar
rested In Rock Island during the
. month of June, according to the
police department, which Commis
sioner Archie Hart read at the
Weekly meeting of the city commls
skm yesterday afternoon. Few
"closed" towns could claim such a
record. In fact, it would seem as if
another 30 days of such slack business
would force all of the thirst parlors
of the city into bankruptcy.
- The report of Police Magistrate C. J,
Smith shows be tried 61 state and 75
city cases, the fees collected amount
ing to S5S6.60. while Justice Carl
Kuehl had two city coses, collecting
$7.20. making the total fees for the
department amount to $593.80.
The state cases were for the fol
lowing offenses: Disorderly conduct,
25; assault and battery, 2; exceeding
speed limit, S; motor and Tehicle law,
13; larceny, 12; assault with deadly
weapon, 1; burglary, 1; rape. 1; big
City cases were: Disorderly con
duct, 61: drunkenness. 2; nuisances,
.11; littering the streets, 3; house of
ill fame, 1; violation of building ordi
nance, 1; assault and battery, 7; auto
passing street cars while latter is
A total of 32 ambulance calls was
made and the wagon was sent for 90
times. Forty-two tramps were giTen
lodging, and 42 electric lights were
'out for a total of 378 hours.
r . Police Matron.
. The report of Mrs. Margaret
.Schroeder. police matron, shows 96
calls made and 73 calls received.
Twenty-one children were looked after,
two being placed in Bethany home.
- One woman and one boy were taken
to the Association house; three boys
were taken to the county court and
declared delinquent and two were sent
to St. Charles, one being paroled to
the court. Two boys were declared
dependent by the court, one being
ordered to Glenwood and another
placed in a home. Two cases were
.referred to the poor master; Are way
ward girls and elrt wcyward boys
were looked after. C?.-o girls were
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President Wilson addressing' multitude from balcony of Independence HalL .
Philadelphia, the birthplace of Am erican liberty, was the scene on July 4 of what was perhaps the greatest
celebration of the day ever witnessed in that city. President Wilson, garbed in white flannels, graced the occasion
by delivering from the balcony of Inde pendence Hall the Independence day oration. It was the first, time that a
president of the United States had visited the birthplace of liberty on its natal day.
placed in homes. Prisoners in the
women's department numbered 32.
J. H. Stapp, building Inspector, is
sued 73 building permits and collected
$135 for the same and issued 91 elec
trical permits ior 975.43, making total
fees of $210.73. The sum of $75.73
fiom water rents was collected, mak
ing a grand total of $286.16.
The plumbing inspector, John
Joers, reported that he had approved
42 plans, made 37 water tests, 47 final
tests, inspected 159 fixtures. Inspected
50 sewers, had one joupieyman plumb
er's application, $5.00, and issued re
newal on one plumber's certificate,
$1.00, the inspection fees amounting
CRASHES INTO TRUCK;
THROWN TO PAVEMENT
Carl Carlson of Orion narrowly es
caped serious Injury Saturday after
noon when his motorcycle collided
with the rear end of the Artificial Ice
company's truck on Twentieth street,
between Second and Third avenues.
Carlson was riding north on Twen
tieth street at a fair rate of speed
when the large truck suddenly swung
in ahead of him. Before he could
slacken the speed of his motorcycle
be crashe" into the rear end
of the truck and hm was thrown to
the pavement, escaping with a few
minor bruises. The" front end of the
motorcycle was practically demolish
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Watch Tower Park
Prof. Otto's Concert Band
Every Tuesday and Friday
Afternoon and Evening
TUESDAY EVENING'S PROGRAM
, . Orabbe
V 1 March, Jolly Corks
V - 2 Intermezzo, Bed Man ............
3 Selection, The firefly
4 -Reverie, Chapel Chimes Greenwald
-'.5 Overture, Pique Dame Snppe
V , INTERMISSION.
Mohammedan Serenade "Imane" Mann
6 Selection from
(b) Humorisflc, The Jolly Coppersmith ...Peters
8 Medley, Song Land Ball
9 Waltz, Dreaming .. Joyce
10 Patriotic Airs '..... Tohani
Every Tuesday and Friday Eve
Moving Pictures Every Night
Dainty French Heel Clue to Chicken
Robbery Two weeks ago, during the
absence of E. D. Pruett from the city,
his chicken coop at 917 East Tenth
street, .was robbed of several valuable
fowls, valued at over $15. When the
owner returned home be did a little
Sherlock Holmes work and discovered
several heel prints around the coop.
The impression was that which would
be made by a lady's French heel. He
took up his vigil, and a few nights aft
erward saw a young lady and a man
iuvade the premises. He followed the
trail and as a result T. Matheney of
northwest Davenport appeared In po
lice court and made a confession. He
was given 30 days. Matheney first at
tempted to prove an alibi. Earl Jenkins,
who is keeping company with Mathe
ney's daughter, Lena, produced receipt,
showing that he had purchased the
chickens for a Rock Island man. Later
he broke down and confessed that Mr.
Matheney "bad instructed him to forge
the receipt and tell the story in order
to avoid seriotfs consequences. There
was no evidence produced which tend
ed to implicate the girl In the theft.
Jenkins was severely reprimanded and
dismissed, and in the meantime, Pruett
was given an order of court and re
covered the stolen chickens.
Licensed to Wed Vernon R. Miller
and Irma Concannon, Rock Island;
Herman E. Bayer and Margaret E.
Morris, Chicago; Fred C. Jellison of
Davenport and Elmo Sexton of Mo
bile, Ala; W. P. Schultz of Davenport
and Ruth Burgess of Burlington, Iowa;
Fred Huss of Davenport and Leona
Forber of LeCIaire; Arthur Hunter and
Mary Egan. Muscatine; Earl Kindred
and Emma Sailing, Davenport.
Find Smallpox In Italian Quarter
Health authorities are exercising he
roic measures to ward off smallpox
in the Italian quarter on Front street.
Theresa Autto, aged 11 years, 816 West
Front street, has been removed to St.
Roberts, together with her mother. Nu
merous Italian children In the neigh
borhood are understood to have been
exposed, ana wholesale fumigation and
vaccination operations have been in
Davenporter Drowns A Peoala dis
patch says that search for the body
of Charles Jones of Davenport, who
was drowned Saturday in the Illinois
river at that place has been given up.
Jones was swimming with two com
panions on Fourth of July afternoon.
He was an expert swimmer but was
seized with cramps when far out from
shore. He sank before his compan
ions bad a chance to save him. He
has been boarding and working in East
Ceremony Postponed, Pending Re
ceipt of $14 Dan Cupid, 33d degree
matrimonial promoter, was sent crash
ing to the canvas for the count of
nine last night, just as he was about
to negotiate a match between E. Kink
red, a youth of 21, and Mrs. Emma
TeeL the mother of three children
Two weeks ago Kinkred met Mrs.
Teel, and it was a case of love at first
sight. They were to have been mar
ried Immediately but the bride-to-be
became 111 and was under the doctor's
care. Nothing daunted by their fail
ure they are alleged to have taken up
their abode In the Second street room
ing house pending such time as the
ceremony could be performed. Neigh
bors complained to the police and De
tectives Kinney and Brady raided the
place, taking them into custody. They
were arraigned on a charge of lead
ing an Immoral life. "I expect to mar
ry," said Kinkred. "Just as soon as I
get that check for $14 which I am ex
pecting. It ought to be here by Wed
nesday." Mrs. TesI told the coifrt she
, was the mother of three children. Two
of them have been living with her,
while the other is being cared for by
a relative. Her husband fa dead. "I
will dismiss you so you can go back
to your children," said Magistrate Rod
dewig, addressing the woman. "As for
you," addressing Kinkred, "I will con
tinue your case until Wednesday, ,1'ou
expect-a check by that time, and when
you get it you can be married. I will
release you on your own bond."
Arrested Under Pure Food Act.
For selling pop corn at the Mile track
without taking precautions to protect
it from flies, dust, dirt and other con
tamination, four vendors, Nick
Moses, Theo. Zoges, Bill Bozas and
Tom Bell, were arrested on informa
tion sworn out by Deputy Marshal
Matt Lamb and Inspector William
Kniphals. All four were given a pre
liminary hearing and their cases were
continued. All of the regular licensed
peddlers have complied with the pro
visions of the sanitary law and the
local pure food food guardians are
making a campaign to bring the tem
porary vendors under the provisions
of the statute.
Dies of Blood Poisoning After Get
ting Scratch A slight injury on the
knee Of Charles C. Miller, 1313 West
Third street, ended in his death, blood
poisoning having developed. Mr. Mil
ler was almost 74 years of age. A
short time ago Mr. Miller sustained
what was believed to be , a slight
wound. It did not give him any trou
ble for several days but later it be
came inflamed and blood poison devel-
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oped. A physician was called and he
lanced the wound but it had spread
and he was unable to save the life.
Deceased was born in Switzerland May
30, 1840, and came to America when
a young man. He settled first in Bur
lington and later went to Muscatine,
moving from that place to Davenport
a number of years ago.' He was em
ployed in the Konrs Packing com
pany's plant a number of years. He
is survived by his wife and one daugh
ter. The funeral will be held tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock with ser
vices at the Runge undertaking par
lors. Burial will be in Fairmount.
Passes Worthless Paper for $30.
Charged with passing a worthless $30
check on J. Mohr, 222 Ainsworth ave
nue, J. D. Shaw, aged 75, was captured
by Officer Staffenbiel, after he had at
tempted to make a get-away. The
check case was reported to the police
Sunday night, and It was reported that
Shaw had taken a train for Omaha.
Officer Staffenbiel was seated in front
of the patrol barn at the corner of
Fifth and Main streets, when he ob
served a man going up the steps to
the Rock Island depot The descrip
tion tallied exactly with that of the
bad check artist. Shaw secured his
baKKaee and then headed south for
the Burlington depot, with Staffenbiel
in close pursuit. He was overtaken
on Fourth street, opposite the Mass
"I want you." said Staffeubiel, tap
ping the man on the shoulder.
Shaw attempted to Jerk away from
the officer, who called to a pedestrian
to call the wagon. When the prisoner
heard that he wilted and agreed to go
Shaw tendered the check to Mohr
for services rendered, but when same
was sent to the Aurora bank on which
it was drawn, the word came back
"No funds." Shaw told the county
attorney his account was overdrawn
but that he had no intention of de
frauding his employe. He made good
the money and was liberated.
merly a resident of Walcott, arrived
here. Mr. Napp had died Saturday at
West Concord, Minn., where he had
lived for the past eight years. Pre
vious to this he was a resident of
Walcott for many years, having lived
on a farm near there. At the death
of his wife he went to Minnesota and
has been living there ever since. The
body was taken to the Runge under
Oswald Richard Meier, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George A. Meier, died at
the family home, J420 West Locust
street, after a lingering illness, death
being due to heart disease. He was
18 years of age and had been suffer
ing since last November. Deceased
was born in Davenport June 28, 1896,
and attended the public schools here,
graduating from Jackson in February,
1913. He is survived by bis parents
and six brothers and sisters, who are:
Mrs. Louisa Bortscha, Mrs. John
Lorenzer and Misses Elsie and Marie,
all of Davenport: George of Daven
port and Albert of Bettendorf. The
funeral will be held tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock with services at the
home. Interment h 'n Fair!
FLOWER DANCE IN A CIRCUS
The Wizard Prince of Arabia New
The Barnum & Bailey circus will ex
hibit here July 24. A great crowd of
children saw the performance la New
York at the Madison Square gardes
and evinced their approval in no tin.
certain fashion. Their seniors, too,
found much to amuse them.
The first number is "The "Wizard
Prince of Arabia," a spectacle vita
tableaux, pageants, a glittering orien
tal cavalcade and a flower ballet
which holds the center of the arena,
and finally gives way to the big circus
features, freaks, elephants, acrobats,
aerial gymnasts, bareback risers, and
scores of other performers. Bag.
bought, a comic equestrian from Italy,
is here for the first time, and so sra1
the Gillis gymnastic troupe, the Istos
French cyclists, the Loretta twins,
and Olympia Deeval, with her ponies
and dogs, an intelligent company of
The revolving riders use not their
hair, but their teeth, for support, s
they fly around hign aoove the ring,
while the Lelnertz defy the laws of
gravity by walking head downward on
a mirror made fast to the center po.
Incidentally, Lupiti Perea shows new
evolutions a her trapese. Bird MM
man, an exquisitely graceful girl,
tangoes on the tight wire. Josefawn
and his troupe of Icelandic wrestler
Clowns, a bunch of them, and right up
to the minute. In fact, this year las
Barnum & Bailey circus is said towell
deserve the title, "The Greatest Bio
GETTING CRAY? USE SAGE TEA TO
: RESTORE .NATURAL COLOR OF HAIR
Picture Frame Faker Arrested. The
police have determined to abolish the
picture frame nuisance and yesterday
morning arrested a man who gave his
name as A. Walker, after two house
wives had complained of being swin
dled. A Mrs. Gosma, 607ft LeClaire
street, turned over a photo to the
agent, who agreed to enlarge same for
$1.98, giving the purchaser the privi
lege of getting any kind of a frame
she wished. He later demanded $9.60
for a common, ordinary, cheap-looking
frame, and refused to surrender
the photo until the money was forth
coming. Mrs. Pahl, Eleventh and
Main, paid $5 on a frame, and when
informed that there was still some
$5 due. demanded her money back
and was refused. Walker was ordered
to cease operations in Davenport and
was dismissed. He returned his pho
tos and the money to his customers.
Obituary Rscord.-Edward Muhs.
formerly a resident of Davenport and
for several years proprietor of the
Deutsches Gasthaus. corner Second
and Scott streets, died at Round Lake.
Minn., Friday. He was about 42 years
of age. Mr. Muhs had left Davenport
about 10 years ago and engaged in
farming near Round Lake. He bad
been here for a number of years and
after severing his connection with the
Deutches Gasthaus he engaged . in
farming In this county for a few years
before leaving. He is survived by
his wife. The body was taken to the
Nlssen ft Hartwlg undertaking par
The body -of Theodore Napp, for-
Says Sage and Sulphur Dark
ens Hair Beautifully and
Hair that loses its color and lustre,
or when It fades, turns gray, dull and
lifeless is caused by a lack of sulphur
in the hair, says a well-known local
pharmacist. Our grandmother made
up a mixture of Sage Tea and Sulphur
to keep her locks dark and beautiful
and even today this simple prepara
tion has no equi. Millions of women
and men' too, who value that even
color, that beautiful dark shade ot hair
which is so attractive use only Sage
Tea and Sulphur.
Nowadays we are not bothered with
the task of gathering the sage leaves
and the mussy mixing at home. Sim
ply ask at any drug store for a 60 cent
bottle of the ready to use preparation,
called "Wyeth s Sage and Suipnur Half
Remedy." Customers like this bel
because it darkens so naturally; M
evenly, that nobody can possibly tell
it has been applied. Besides, it co
tains ingredients which take off dan
druff, stop scalp ItcWng and falling
hair. No. It isn't a dye or even like it.
You Just dampen a sponge or soft
brush with "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur" and draw it through your aalr.
taking one small strand at a tlms. W
morning the gray hair disappears; aft
er another application or two it is re
stored to its natural color.
What delights the ladies with T
eth's Ssge and Sulphur is thst Be
sides beautifully darkening the taff
they say It brings back the glost a
lustre and gives it an appearance
Harper House Pharmacy. (Air )
" For Sale
At Public Auction
At 10:00 a. ni.
i"our fine building- lota on Twenty-fifth and Twenty
sixth streets, just north of Seventeenth avenue.
One lot on Seventeenth avenue, just west of Eleventh
street. Inquire of
J. F. WITTER
Conservator of Nels Swanson, Insane.