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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 13, 1914.
NOW KEEP TEAM
Business Men Offer to Paj
Debts and Retain Base
ball for the Year.
BUT HAVE SPOKEN TOO LATE
Tearney. for Three Eye, File a
mal Protest With the Na
port park will not hold because this
rule Is not operative across a state
line. Whether the Three-Eye will car
ry the matter further before the base
ball authorities or make an appeal to
the courts, is not known. It is believed
here that the circuit should consider
itself sufficiently protected by the stip
ulation which it is proposed to make,
that Rock Island shall not become Cen
tral association territory beyond this
season, but shall hare the option of
choosing its own company after this
Manager K. V. Egan of Ottumwa, is
now with his club, which is playing at
Muscatine, and will not return here
till the team comes to open Friday
with Burlington. Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, Muscatine plays at
Cook Business Manager.
Ixmls Cook, the former Islander
manager and shortstop, is in charge of
the work being done at the Island City
ball park to get It in readiness for the
opening game. He will act as business
manager here for Mr. Egan. A good
iLfluenePS are at work in two quar
ters to prevent the transfer of the Ot-
ntnwa Dan van - - v
ciation to Rock Island. Ottumwa peo- j deal of work will have to be done at
P have come to the front with an j tn, park. The fence will have to be
o'r to Pay on i:ir urui.i - . i uinru aiiu jjan uru up in places ana
the grandstand, bleacherr, ar.d club
house require attent!on. The diamond,
too, needs a great of work, the base
I lines being worn low and the turf hav
irg become rough.
PROVING HARD TO
SECURE JURY FOR
Entire Morning Spent in Exam
ining Venire Without Ob- .
taining Any Results.
TRY TO DODGE SERVICE?
Judge Grave Questions the Sincerity
of Those Who Claim to Have Opin
ions Already Fixed.
. end of the season, and the
Thre-Eye league has officially pro
tected to the national board of arbi
tJlm here on the ground that this is
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A number or uunmwa Dusuif5 uiru j
rSSSHiHIIII IS INJURED
DUL. JUQK S "r "
league officers and the other teams,
they have been aroused from their
lethargy too late. So far as the Cen
tral association is concerned it has no
imposition to go back on what has
The protest to Secretary Farrell of
the national board as made by Pres
ident Al Tearney of the Three-Eye.
efter a visit to Chicago Saturday by
Clarence Rowland, manager of the
Peoria team. Mr. Rowland would like
to see a team in Rock Island, he being
sae of several rn that circuit who think
this city should have been given Dan
ville's berth last spring.
Stands on Decision.
Secretary Farrell today notified
President Justice of the Central or the
fact that the protest nad been filed.
?!r. Justice replied that the Central
had acted upon the decision made by
Mr. Farrell himself last spring when
he i?' clared that the Three-Eye cannot
lnn Pock Island unless it places a
team here and that the claim that this
city is within five miles of the Daven-
IN AUTO MISHAP
August KHe Sustains Severe
Abrasions on Right Leg in
It developed today that the man
who was run down by sn automobile'
at the corner of Twentieth street and
Fourth avenue Saturday was painfully
hurt. The injured man is August
Klie, who resides at 416 Fourth street.
KHe said that the front wheel raj
over his right leg. After leaving the
scene of the accident he limped down
to the office of Dr. Joseph DeSilva,
where he received treatment. The in
jured leg Is badly bruised with several
severe abrasions, anl he will be obliged
to use crutches for some weeks to
Mr. Klie stated that in the excite
ment he did not notice that he was injured.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon two more
jurors had been accepted by both sides.
They are Nat Reeves, foreman for the
Moline Plow company, Moline, and
John Graham, bookkeeper for the Rock
Island National bank. Rock Island.
This completes half of the jury.
George Reimers, cigar manufacturer
of Moline. and George Sexton of Rock
Island, were challenged by the state af
ter being accepted by the defense, and
When circuit court took recess at
noon today after a good morning's
work, there were still only four jurors
with permanent places in the box to
hear the evidence in the trial of O. L.
Bruner and L. M. Magill, charged with
conspiracy. As a result of unusually
searching examinations by Attorney S.
R. Kenworthy. for the defense, 11 pros
pective jurors were dismissed, seven for
cause and four peremptorily. Only
one venireman of the dozen question
ed was accepted by the defense,
George Reimers of Moline, cigar man
ufacturer and dealer. The state did
not pass on Reimers this morning.
Two of Kenworthy's dismissals were
challenged by Prosecutor Wood, but
Judge Graves, after a quizzing of the
witnesses, allowed the dismissals to
prevail. The original panel of 24 was
exhausted in the dismissal by the de
fense of A. T. Kelso. Nels Nelson and
Albert Lindquist, all of Moline.
Others, of the special venire of 30,
summoned by Coroner.R. C. J. Meyer,
acting as sheriff, excused were F. K.
Rhoads, Arthur McArthnr'and H. K.
Walker of Rock Island, and Frank
Dufva. Charles Gustafson. W. B. Sam
mel, F. B. Walker and Irvln Cox, all of
Moline. Counsel for the defense dis
missed Kelso, Nelson, Dufva, Gustaf
son, J. B. Walker. H. K. Walker and
Cox for cause. The other four were
Judge E. C. Graves, from the bench,
took a more active hand in the ex
amination of jurors this morning than
at any time since the effort to fill the
jurors' box with satisfactory candi
dates was commenced last Friday. For
the benefit of the men called into the
box, the court very briefly asserted
the charge under which Bruner and
Magill are being tried, so there would
be no prospect of misunderstanding
the questions of counsel on this score.
"The indictment against the defend
ants, Bruner and Magill. charges them
with jointly entering into a conspiracy
with intent to do illegal acts injurious
to the administration of public justice,"
stated the court.
The majority oi the veniremen ex
amined this morning confessed, under
cross examination, that they had fixed
opinions regarding the guilt or inno
cence of the defendants and a great
part of Attorney Kenworthy's ques
tioning was of psychological import
an attempt to correctly analyze the
attitude of mind with which the sev
eral witnesses, claiming to have fixed
opinions, gained for the most part
from reading the newspaper accounts
of the charges and the proceedings,
would enter this trial.
In examing George Sexton, Rock Is
land clothing merchant, the final act
berore the noon adjournment. Attor
ney Kenworthy put such a question
as this to test the witness' attitude of
mind in the light of a statement that
he had a fixed opinion in the matter:
"Do you feel in your own mind that
if you are selected now as a juror to
try this case that you can assume that
attitude of mind presuming the de
fendants innocent, and continue that
attitude throughout this trial, unless
you are driven to believe beyond all
reasonable doubt that they are not?"
Objects to Word.
Prosecutor Wood objected to the
employment of the word "driven" in
this connection, and the court took up
the point. Judge Graves yielded with
Wood in the objection, although he
said the use of the word was not im
proper if it were definitely understood
by the witness. The idea of "driven"
leaves one to assume, the court said.
th.it there is an attitude of mind that
is opposed to accept the evidence as
it may be presented. Attorney Ken
worthy took exception to the objection,
declaring it was proper in criminal
However, Kenworthy, in putting the
Question again, modified his phrase
ology, and concluded with "unless you
are convinced beyond all reasonable
The examination this morning re
vealed the fact that it is going to be
a difficult task to select 12 men for
jury service in this case who have had
absolutely no previous knowledge
bordering on the charges and their
significance. The extended reports ol
the proceedings in bringing the de
OF COUNTY BOARD
WILL BE CALLED
Supervisors Must Convene This
Month to Pass Appropria
tion for State Roads.
Highway Commission Notifies County
Clerk Hubbard Contracts Will
Be Soon Let.
M. & K. Reducing
Pencil Offerings Shout
at You to Save
Today begins the second week of our Reducing Pencil, or Mid
Summer Clearing sale. And we have every reason to believe that
this sale is going to be a record breaking event. We base our predic
tion upon three, important factors the HIGH quality, the LOW
price.-, and the way tri-city people have responded during the first
"When we planned this sale we realized, that in order to make it
highly successful, it would be necessary to present, to the people of
the tri-cities, very sensational values. We realized further that in or
der to induce tri-city people to buy as much as they should right
now, it would be necessary to show them savings worth while.
Come tomorrow and see how well our plans were laid and our
purpose accomplished. Every department of this big and most de
pendable tri-city store is fairly bristling with opportunities to save.
fendants to trial since the indictment
against them was returned by he Jan
uary grand jury, as printed in tri-citj
newspapers, have been scanned in
every, section of the county, and, while
a good many of the prospective jurors
called to the box declared they had
formed no definite opinion directly
bearing on the guilt or innocence of
Brune" and Magill, the circumstance!
are well known. It is probable that
another special panel will have to be
summoned before the 3- mea aro se-leol-.d.
Try to Evc Service.
Judge Graves "rapped" at several of
the witnesses who declared they held
fixed opinions, and he asked them
frankly if they were making such state
ments in the hope of evading jury ser
vice. WU.n Clark Gamble- called out
the name t J'rank Swansou of Moline
to outer the jury box. there was no
response. Judge Graves explained he
had excused him for the morning for
good reasons, end stated he must come
when called for. The court proved
this iteming in several cases that he
is not to be :enient in the granting of
excuses frcm jury service without an
unusually satisfactory reason.
A ripple of laughter spread over the
tourtnx 1 1 during the forenoon session
wlin several of the jurymen were
reen to rise in the! feats in sudden
stsri rise. A ijueer n ise from thft rear
( f the rcc;n was ca"st for the startle,
and investigation shewed the author
to be "lieri!T Bruner .;aged it. lower
ing a sha e uu one of the reir willows.
COUNCIL TO BUY
A TOURING AUTO
Commissioners Receive Bids for
Ford Two-Seated Car for
Use of Officials.
The city commissioners at their
regular meeting, to be held this after
noon, will decide upon the purchase
of a car to be used by the superin
tendent of the waterworks and for
the city engineer.
Two bids have been received by
Mayor Harry M. Schriver and both
are for Ford cars. The prices in both
are the same, but in one bid an extra
inner tube, valued at $3.85, is "thrown
The auto which will be purchased
is a two-seated touring car. The bid
of Horst & Strieter for the Ford tour
ing car is $569. E. H. Krell. also agent
for the Ford, offered the car and inner
tube, for the same price.
The commissioners deem a car nec
essary for the use of both engineer
and superintendent, claiming that both
officials have much walking to do,
as they are called upon to visit
many portions of the city.
County Clerk B. B. Hubbard is ar
ranging to call a special meeting of
the board of supervisors the latter part
of this month for the purpose of pass
ing a final resolution calling for the
appropriation of $7,153, or as much as
may be necessary to pay for one-half
of the sum which will be expended for
state aid roads in Rock Island county
It is planned to Improve three
stretches of road in the county this
year. They are at Sears, in Zuma
township and at Taylor Ridge. This
morning Clerk Hubbard received a
copy of the following report of the
state engineer to the state highway
commission relative to the last named
road and it is supposed that notices
concerning the others will, be sent in
"In regard to the improvements of
a state aid road in Rock Island county,
known as section A on route. II, as
provided for in preliminary resolution
of the county board, dated March 6,
"Ip general the work contemplated
improving the existing road by the
construction of a concrete highway,
IS feet wide, beginning at a point 31
feet west of the section stone between
Kdgington and Bowling townships at
Taylor Ridge, and running thence
west for a distance of 4,469 feet.
"Accompanying this report and
forming a part thereof, are submitted
plans and specifications for the pro
posed work, the qualities of such work
beihg set forth herein, together with
the estimated cost:
3,024 cubic yards excavation in
19.4 cubic yards reinformed con
crete in culverts
34 cubic yards plain concrete
5,959 sq. yards of earth shoul- .
8,938 sq yards of concrete pave-'
2.760 linear feet 6 inch vitrified
pipe under drain 276
Profit and overhead 1,171
"The only materials to be furnished
by the state are 3,435 barrels of ce
ment contracted for at $1.15 per bar
rel, making the total estimated vatye
of such materials $3,950.
"The total estimated cost Of the
work, including the cement to be fur
nished by the state is $13,870.
"The estimated cost of the work,
to be done by contract, including all
labor and materials, exclusive of that
furnished by the state, is $9,920.
"Total amount to be paid by the
state on the complete work is $6,935
which includes materials to the value
of $3,950 to be furnished by the state.
"Total estimated cost to be paid by
the county is $6,935."
Let Contracts Soon.
Included with the report is a com
munication to the county board from
the Illinois highway commission, call
ing attention to the fact that enclosed
is a final resolution of the state high
way department in regard to state
aid roads in this county and also a
final resolution to be adopted by the
county board. It is further stated that
the construction of state aid roads
will be undertaken in the order in
which the final notices are received.
It Is desired that the notices be re
turned as soon as possible that the
work may be advertised and contracts
let as early , in July as possible.
There Is also a communication from
P. C. McArdle, acting chief state high
way engineer, addressed to the chair
man of the board of supervisors, in
which it is stated "The requirements
of the law are such as to make it nec
essary that our estimates should be
higher than the price at which we
expect the work to be actually done.
We therefore anticipate that the bids
will be considerably under the esti
mate. If the figures we, have given
you shall be greater than you have an
ticipated, it will by reason of the fact
just stated as wej as because of our
having included extra grading drain
What Is a Good
The answer is simple. A good investment
must answer the following requirements:
It must be safe.
It must bear an attractive rate of interest.
Its interest must be paid promptly and
punctually, without delay.
Its principal must be paid in full when it
is due, without a renewal.
It must be convenient and free the in
vestor from care and trouble.
It must insure the investor complete
privacy in his holdings.
Do your investments meet these tests? If you
wish to investigate securities which fulfill all these
requirements, ask for the July Investment List of
S. W. Straus & Co., Mortgage and Bond Bankers,
Chicago and New York, which describes a great variety
of First Mortgage befo Serial Bonds, in denominations
of $100, $500 and $1000. Their safety is showrXby
the fact that no investor has ever lost a dollar of prin
cipal or interest on any security purchased of ther
Call, write or telephone for Circular No. 40
Kitten $c xxbtttn
Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages
Peoples National Bank Bldg. '
Hock Island, Illinois
Phone West 122
CALLED BY DEATH
Member of Well Known Family
Succumbs to Affliction of
FUNERAL HELD FROM HOME
Demise Follows That of Mrs. Abbis
'Morris, Foster-Mother, Who Pass
ed Away Four Months Ago.
That "the horse must go" has been
reiterated so often that it no longer
attracts attention. But the horse
really is going and going fast. Of 31
principal American cities, 16 show a
noteworthy decrease in the number of
licensed horse-drawn vehicles in rela
tion to population. The percentage of
decrease In seven of these cities are
highly suggestive. They are as fol
lows: Indianapolis, 14.5; Columbus.
Ohio, 6.9; San Francisco, 4.8; St.
Louis. 2.4; Omaha, 2.1; New York, O S;
Chicago, 0.5. In the nine other cities
the average decrease has been 2 per
cent, whereas the average increase in
population has been 7.S per cent per
WANTED Two ladies or couple 8
to share a new modern home with
man and wife. Gas heater for bath,
laundry, extra kitchen, everything
desirable; located on reservoir near
Long View car line; references.
Address "S 8 S," ears of The
Mrs. Robert Crampton died Satur
day afternoon at 2:45 at her home in
Bowling, her demise resulting from a
complication of diseases with which
she had been suffering for many years.
The fuiiCral was held this afternoon at
2 o'clock from the home, Rev. W. H,.
SI aw of Milan being in charge. Inter
n.t nt took place in Chippiaanock cem
etery. Mrs. Crampton was a member of
one of the leading families of the lower-end
of the county. She was born in
Frankfort, Germany, Nov. 17, 1850,
being the da::ghter of Ferdinand and
Barbara Kckbardt. At the age of one
year she was brought by her parents
to this country, living for three years
at Cincinnati before removing to Buf
falo Prairie in this county. When five
years of age she was adopted by John
and Abbie Morris and was reared by
theia, taking their name. Her mar
riage to Robert Crampton took place
Oct. 7, 1875, and the couple had ever
since made their home in Bowling.
Four Children Survive.
Fivf: children were born to this
union. Faith Anna having preceded her
mother in death. The other children.
who with the husband survive are
John Morris and Carl Eckhardt Cramp
ton of Bowling, Alford William of this
city, and Mrs. Martin Jahns of Edging
ton. Mrs. Crampton is also survived
by- her mother, who is living at the
Crampton home; two sisters, Mrs. Ber
tha Salpaugh of this city and Mrs. Ger
trude Elliott of Buffalo Prairie, and
five brothers, Dr. Peter Eckhardt of
Taylor Ridge, John and Caspar of Buf
falo Prairie, George of Chicago and
William of Milan. There are also
three grandchildren living. Mrs. Mor
ris, her foster-mother, died March 29,
For many years Mrs. Crampton was
a member of the Presbyterian church
in Eowl'ng and her life was filled with
many acts of love and kindness. Her
home life was ideal, while her char
ities were many, touching a multitude
of lives. Her passing will cause sin
Miss Elsie Bedford.
Miss Elsie Bedford, 21 years of age,
of , Matherville, died yesterday morn
ing at 3 o'clock at St. Anthony's hos
pital, after a short illness with peri
tonitis. An operation was performed
the latter part of last week in an effort
to save her life.
The remains were sent to Mather
ville this morning for burial.
Funeral of August Burgman.
The funeral of August Burgman was
held this afternoon at 2:30 from the
home, 2505 Thirteenth avenue' Rev.
Ira Nothstein of the Grace Lutheran
church had charge of the services. In
terment was in Chlpplannock ceme
Funeral of Edwin Baker..
The funeral services of Edwin Baker
were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30
from the Methodist church at Illinois
City. Interment was in Illinois City
session of even one fact as to the, orl
gin of life nor of the origin of any
thing whatever. All animals now start
from very minute bodies called cells.
Each kind of ainimal has its own fixed
kind of cell. One kind of cell never
changes into another. But the origin
of the cell for each kind of animal' is
totally unknown. New York Amer
Origin of Llfa.
The scientific world Is not In pos-
Mr. and Mrs. William Crubaugh, 901
Third avenue, left Saturday for Col
orado Springs, Col. . .
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schroeder, 1207
Second street, welcomed a fine daugh
ter to their home yesterday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Schricker of the
Sala flats left yesterday for Colorado
Springs, Col., on a two weeks' trip, j
Mrs. James Nicholson returned this
morning to her home in Des Moines,
after spending a week with friends
and relatives in the city.
H. M. Craig, boys' secretary, and L.
R. Leidig, assistant secretary of the
local Y. M. C. A." went this morning
to Lake Geneva, where they will spend
two weeks in attendance at the Y. M.
C. A. summer training school session.
Mrs. M. E. Chatley will leave the lat
ter part of the week to spend the next
several months with her mother in
Cleveland, Ohio, and with other rela
tives at various points in Ohio and
Pennsylvania. Rev. Mr. Chatley will
join her in August. ' "
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mauck of Mell
ville, Sask., Canada, spent Sunday' with
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Wham, 1620 Twenty-fifth
street. Mr. Mauck, who is : a
nephew of Mr. Wham, was married
July 1 at Buffalo, N. Y., and this is
made as a wedding trip. He was for
merly a Rock Island boy and graduated
from Augustana college.
Mrs. C. S. Morris, 728 Thirteenth
Etreet, accompanied by her grand
daughter Allynne Burt, returned home. '
Sunday from a three weeks 'visit with
her son L. T. Morris at Omaha. She .
will accompany Mr. Morris to St. Paul
tonight, where the latter goes to at
tend the meeting of the scale expert
association of which he is vice presi
dent. "Mrs. Morris will visit with
friends during the convention.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Marron and son
CJjarles left Saturday for Detroit,
Mich., to attend the national conven
tion of electrical contractors. The
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Stapp of Peoria and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Kunkle of Davenport. They
traveled from here to Chicago in Mr.
Marron's car. From Chicago they go
by lake to Bpnton Harbor from where
the journey will be conUnued by car
IS LAUNCHED HERE
The launching of a big cruiser at
tracted quite a crowd at the foot ot
Nineteenth street this morning at- 8
o'clock. The craft, Blanche B, la
the property of Warren Beckwith ot
Burlington. The boat was sent to
Chicago for repairs, and shipped to
this city by rail. Mr. Beckwith will
proceed from Rock Island to Burling
ton by way of the river. The boat
was launched with the help ot thg ,
Sand & Gravel company s crane, i
The boat is 35 feet long by 6 V fy
wide. It Is equipped with a 60 ho
power automobile engine ot six oylutt
ders and is capable ot going 23 miles
an hour. The deck of the boat it
made of mahogany as well as the cab
in, and the interior arrangements are
provided with all modern, devlceV
Many stores have been established
in several Chinese cities for the pur
pose of handling American made
J shoes exclusively. . . a .