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AGAIN BY PARTY
Democrats Complete Probably
' Most Harmonious Conven
tioninIistory of State.
factionfights at end
Platform Adopted Pledge. Support to
, President '.Wilton, Who li
t Asked tofftun In 1916.
Springfleld.l 111.., Sept. 19. Roger a
Sullivan was ' the ' central figure aad
the achievements of Woodrow 'Wilson
were the onegreat theme at; yester
day's democratic state convention.
Harmony in thebattle-scarred factions
was the enveloping fact.
Arthur W. Charles was reelected
chairman of; the .state committee and
Isaac B. Crai? of Mattoon was elected
secretary. Ernest Hoover isttreasurer.
For the firsts time within the mem
ory of the graeards the; Illinois de
mocracy met with nothing to cause
vexation of spirit. Factionalists fell
oa one another' &necks.
For university trustees tine conven
tion nominated.- Robert R. Viard. Ben
ton; Henry H. Huttman. Chicago, and
Robert Carr,-Highland Park,
' The p'latfonnfcsubmitted tothe dem
ocratic state cdnvention by Roger C.
Sullivan, the pasty's candidate for Uni
ted States senator, and adopted by
Chat body, read? as follows:
"The democratic party of Illinois,
represented, un its stile cocsrention,
congratulatesvhe nation uponjthe in
comparable racord achieved 1y de
mocracy under, the inspiring .leader
Ship of President Wilson.
"Within the bsief period of.eigkten
mnnthi the decaocratic national ad
ministration has taken up and trium
phantly dealt with a varied, complex,
and portentious series of problems, sit
uations. and conditions without par
allel since- the nation was born.
" 'Lest we forgiet. let us recall to
mind a few of thorn:
"L a situatlonHn Mexico Inherited
from a republican; predecessor, invit
ing international 'complications com
mercial and, industrial disturbances,
"2. Long standingtdemands. Ignored
By republican administration, for an
income tax Jaw.
' "3. Public need of and public de
mand for consistent tariff downward
revision, unheeded' by republican ad
"4. Imperatively needed currency
legislation, Ioqk promised, but never
provided, by aipublican administra
tions. "5. An Inextricable muddle of leg
islation and. prosecution directed
against, the evil practices of 'Big Busi
ness.." all made ineffective and incon
clusive, but damaging to honest busi
ness, by republican effort to placate
public. sen timtnt 'without hurting spe
"S. Tremendous and unexpected
problems., born of Europe's war con
flagration, which, interrupted and un
hinged industrial production, com
merce,, finance, and ocean transporta
tion throughout the world.
"Mar'i theresults. all achieved with
in less thanhalf of a presidential
"1. The Mexican situation dealt
with in a splrit'iof firmness, with jus
tice, and without bluster that has won
lhe world's admiration, forestalled
war, conserved American blood and
treasure, fended off international com
plications, and set the oppressed Mex
ican people well on the road to a new
ra of peace, order and general wel-
"2. An equitable income tax law en
acted and pat into effect.
For All of People.
"3. The tariff revised downward for
the benefit of ail the people, not for
a few favored special Interests.
"4. A currency law that meets with
practically universal approval enacted
and now In process of being put into
"5. Anti-trust laws enforced with an
eye single to ending bad practices, not
merely for the sham battle purpose of
'making a record," and new legislation
to correct obscurities and inconsis
tencies in old anti trust laws on the
sve of enactment.
Every problem, situation, or con
dition arising from the European war
promptly, firmly, and patriotically
met; the country rescued from a finan
cial crisis, and probably a crash, by
quick executive and legislative action;
war Insurance for American cargoes
provided to open up foreign trade; leg
islative action taken that makes the
hope of an American merchant ma
rine an Immediate realisation.
"Thanks to President Wilson and to
his loyal support by the deocratlc
party, we are the only first class na
tion of the world at peace; we have
laid the foundation for bringing peace
to the waning nations; our Indus
trial, commercial, and financial struc
ture Is sound; the opportunity to take
first place In finance. In commercial
and Industrial development, and In the
trade of the whole world is at our
"To uphold the hands of the presi
dent by electing men to congress npon
whom he can rely la the first duty of
patriotic citizens In these trying times.
We commend this thought to the con
sideration of all cJtlens of Illinois re
gardless of party affiliations.
To President Wilson (after March 4
next) we pledge without reservation
lhe support of another senator from
Illinois, Roger C. Sullivan.
Larger Measure of Home Rule.
"As the simplest and moat effective
method of dealing adequately with
Question affected by state constliu-.
Canada Expects Sons to Equal
I Canadian Infantrymen In mobilization
toon bridge on-way to the front.
Quebec Canada. Sept. 19. Canada
expects great things' from her thirty
thousand volunteers vwho will soon be
fighting on Europeani battlefields. And
if the soldiers of the Pominion acquit
themselves in this war as they have
In warfare la times past. Canada will
have no cause to bea?hamed of them.
Canadian regiments won famo
throughout the British empire and be
yond in the Eoer'war; Canadian voy-
ageurs manned the boats which bore
Wolseley np the Nile to the attempted
relief of Khartum; Canadian troops
crushed the Northwest rebellion in
IS 35, the Fenian raids of 1SC6 and
1870. the Papineau rebellion of 1S37;
they fought well in the war of 1812
and in the American I revolution.
Individual Canadian volunteers by
the hundred fought in the ranks of the
north in the American Civil war; Can
adians were with Grant at Petersburg,
and with Sherman on the. march to the
sea. Canadians marched with "Bobs"
Lord Roberts in the famed advance
from Kabul to Kandahar in the Afghan
war. and Canadians battled desperate
ly with Pulleine against the Zulus in
tho broken square at Isandula. A
Canadian lieutenant rode with the Six
Hundred at Balaklava, and a Canadian
colonel was In command of the immortal
defense of Lucknowin the Indian mut
tional restrictions woman suffrage.
revenue reform, the initiative and
referendum, the 'short ballot' remedy
for expensive and complex primary
and general elections, multiplicity of
taxing bodies and overlapping of gov
ernmental functions in Chicago and
Cook county a larger measure of home
rule for municipalities, minority rep
resentation in the general assembly.
and many other questions we favor
and recommend provision by the next
general assembly for a constitutional
"We demand of the next session of
the general assembly a reapportion
ment of the state into congressional,
senatorial, and judicial districts that
will correct the inequalities and injus
tices of the existing partisan republi
"We favor Immediate revision by
the general assembly of all city, coun
ty, and state civil service laws now on
the statute books to the end that the
deficiencies, ambiguities, and absurdi
ties of such laws be corrected; and
we favor extension of the revised civil
service laws so as to make them ap
plicable to the employes of the sani
tary district of Chicago, the clerk and
bailiff of the Municipal court of Chi
cago, and the election commission of
"We demand immediate legislation
that will provide effective govern
mental supervision and control of all
persons, firms, or corporations con
ducting a bank or holding themselves
out to the public as banker within the
state of Illinois.
"We favor immediate legislation to
provide for the election of all judicial
officers at a time when no other offi
cers are to be elected.
"We renew our demand, often re
peated for the passage of an adequate
corrupt practice act."
Republicans for Suffrage.
Peoria, I1L. Sept. 19. Illinois repub
licans Incorporated In their state plat
form yesterday a blanket Indorsement
of both the proposed constitutional
convention and the alternative move
ment for an amendment to the amend
ing clause of the constitution.
The plank failed to give preference
to either of the propositions, and In
the opinion of constitutional conven
tion supporters straddled the issue.
For Governor Charles S. Deneen,
who dominated the convention, draft
ed the plank. It represented a com
promise between bis own views and
those of Senator Lawrence Y. Sher
man.' The platform pledges the party to
work for the complete enfranchisement
of women. A fchort ballot plank and
another plank providing for the aboil-
tioa of cumulative voting for members
of the lower house which were includ
ed in the tentative draft made by Mr.
Deneen were ellimnated by the com- j
Arthur Meeker of Chicago was de-
feated for renomlnation for tnwtee of
THE HOCK ISLAND AKGUS. SATURDAY,
camp at Valcartier passing over pen-
iny for the "eighty-two days from the
death of Lawrence to the coming of
Haver lock. Canadians were with Nel
son at Trafalgar, and with Wellington
In the Peninsula. Where the flag of
England has gone in battle In the last
century there, too, have gone Cana
dians. At the present time it is esti
mated that there are 200 Canadians
holding commissions fn the regular
British army the standing army of
the empire of whom the majority are
now in France with the expeditionary
force under General French.
Hundreds of times have Canadians
been mentioned In official dispatches,
and scores of decorations have been
won by them. Since the establish
ment In 1S5G of the Victoria Cross
known throughout the empire as the
V. C." a considerable number of
Canadians have worn the plain medal
made from captured cannon, and in
scribed "For Valour," which means
that the holder has done some peculi
arly notable deed of personal heroism
in the face of tho enemy, and which
is undoubtly the most widely prised
honor of all upon Great Britain's
In the Boer war, four Victoria
Crosses were worn by Canadians. One
hundred and sixty-nine soldiers of the
Dominion were mentioned in dis
patches by Lord Roberts, Lord Kitch-1
the University of Illinois by Dr. J. T.
Montgomery of Charleston.
Mr. Meeker was on the Dineen slate
for re-nomination and obtained the
solid vote of the county delegates.
Dr. Montgomery, however, had cam
paigned actively outside of Chicago
and had the support of the great ma-,
jority of the downstate counties.
Mrs. Laura Evans of Taylorville was
renominated for university trustee.
For the third trusteeship A. P. Grout
of Winchester was nominated in place
of Allen Moore of Montlcello, who was
not a candidate for reelection.
First Fiction Known.
The "Tale of Two Brothers," written
3,200 years ago by the Theban scribe
Ennana, librarian of the palace to King
Merenptah, the supposed Pharaoh of
the Exodus, is the oldest work of fic
The tale was written apparently for
the entertainment of the crown prince,
who subsequently reigned as Seti II.
His name appear8 In 'two places on the
manuscript, probably the only surviv
ing autograph signatures of an Egyp
This piece of antique fiction, written
on Al9 sheets of papyrus in a bold
hieratic hand, was purchased In Italy
by Mme. d'Orblney. who sold It in 1S37
to the authorities of the British mu
seum, where it ia now known as the
news all the time
DON'T LEAVE ROCK ISLAND
Need To Seek Afar. The
dence Is at Your Door.
No need to l?ave Rock Island to
bunt up proof, because you have It
here at home. The straightforward
statement of a Rock Island resident
like that given below, bears an Inter
est for every man, woman or child
here in Rock Inland.
T had a severe pain across the
mall of my back that made It very
hard for me to bend over or do any
lifting," says Mrs. E. Weiss, of 1210
Fourth avenue. Rock Irland.. "At
tlraes I was dixzy and had frequent
Ick headaches, in fact, I had nearly
all the symptoms of kidney trouble.
One of my family had been cured of
that complaint by Doan's Kidney
Pills and I decided to try them. I had
taken but a few dotes before I felt re
lief. I got better rapidly as I con
tinued using Doan's Kidney Pills and
I was eoon without a rlgn of the com
plaint. All I said, praising Doan's
Kidney Pills some years ago. still
Piioe 50c, at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Weiss had. Foster-Mllburn Co.
Trops, Buffalo, N. V. (Adv.) t
Deeds in Warfare of the Past
cner, and General Buller; five Canadi
ans won the "C. B." (Companion of the
Order of Bath), five more won the "C.
M. G." (Companion of the Order of St.
Michael and St George). 17 others
won the "D. S. O." (Distinguished Ser
Probably the most famous name in
Canadian military annals Is that of In
glis, the defender of Lucknow. In
glis, who was bora in Halifax, saw
service in the rebellion of 1837 in Low
er Canada at St. Denis and St. Eus
tache. At the outbreak of the Indian
mutiny in 1857 he was a lieutenant-
colonel and In command of the Thirty
second regiment at Lucknow, being
next in seniority to Sir Henry Law
rence, the commander of the city. Five
days after the siege of Lucknow be
gan Lawrence died of his wounds, and
for eighty-two days, through July, Au
gust and until September 25, Inglis
commanded the garrison in a siege
which will be forever glorious In Brit
Sir Henry Habelock. by a memora
ble feat of arms, raised the siege. In
glis, "for his enduring fortitude and
DAY IN DAVENPORT
Eettendorf Church Dedicated Sun
day. There will be special services at
the First Presbyterian church in Bet
tendorf Sunday morning, when the
new house of worship will be. dedi
cated free of debt. The Sunday school
session will be at 10 o'clock and will
be but a short opening service, the
regular service to be at 10; 30.
Colored Resort Is Abolished. Judge
Wiliiam Theophilus of the Scott coun
ty district court granted the petition
of Chief of Police Hans Schramm and
County Attorney Fred Vollmer for a
permanent Injunction against Guss-e
Jackson, colored, charged with con
ducting a disorderly house at 322 Rock
Island street. The order applies not
only to Davenport but the entire Sev
enth judicial district. The Jackson
woman did not appear In court. Her
place has been notorious, it Is stated.
Licensed to Wed. Edward C. Phelps.
Davenport; Myrtle Barett, St. Louis,
Family Sought by Authorities. Con
sideration by the Scott county grand
Jury of the case of state of Iowa vs.
W. H, Palmer, alias "Cyc6," the car
nival clairvoyant, charged with entic
ing Ruby Ensley. 12 years old, into bis
tent for an Immoral purpose during
the appearance here of the Allen
shows ,has been delayed, due to in
ability ou the part of the authorities
to locate the Ensleys. County Attor
ney Fred Vollmer states that he will
appreciate any information concerning
their whereabouts. Investigation dis
closed that the Ensley family moved
recently from 001 East Tenth street,
and after the sheriff scoured the city.
armed with summonses, the where-
about, of the Ensley. still remained a
mystery. Palmer furnished bonds
some time ago for hia appearance be
fore the grand jury. It was"on June
G that his untoward conduct towards
the Ensley child occurred.
New Postmaster at Bettendorf. Ac
cording to a dispatch, from .Washing
ton, Frank C. Slebengartner ha. been
appointed i ostmaster at Bettendorf to
succeed Ernest Scbroeder, who was
appointed by President Taft. Mr. Sle
bengartner is a real estate dealer and
a democrat, of course.
Gain. Freedom Through Wlf.
Fred Nemluvel of Bettendorf owes
his release from the Scott county Jail
to hia wife, Z'lenka INemluvel, who
filed a petition In district court, de
claring that she does Hot now fear vio
lence at bi. hands and believes that
bis ini arrt-a'.lon baa taught him a les
son. .Nemluvel was charged with as
sault and battery by hia helpmate.
SKPTEMHKIl 10, 1014.
persevering gallantry in the defense
of the residency of Lucknow against
an overwhelming force of the enemy."
was made a major general and knight
commander of the bath. Three young
Canadian subalterns served under In
glis at Lucknow and each was given
a captaincy for gallantry, one of them
later in the mutiny winning the Vic
toria Cross and subsequently having it
presented to him in the presence of
the whole garrison of Gibraltar.
The authorities state that the first
Canadian to- receive the Victoria
Cross was Alexander R. Dunn of To
ronto, who was a lieutenant in the
Light Brigade that charged into etern
al fame at Balaklava. It is stated that
"when the Victoria Cross was institut
ed Dunn was unanimously recommend
ed by the officers of the Light Cavalry
Brigade as the man above all others
who should get this reward and the
man above all who had distinguished
himself by his intrepidity," and he
received the cross from Queen Victor
ia in person. He later served with dis
tinction In the Abyssinian campaign
who claimed that he. while in a Jit of
anger, struck her on the back with a
loaf of bread, and was otherwise
guilty of cruel end inhuman treat
ment. Newluvel was bound over to
the September grand jury from the
court of Justice D. J. Chinn. After
considering the petition, the jurors ap
proved it, and fsemluvel was given his
liberty. Mrs. Nemluvel claimed in her
petition that ber husband is her only
source of support.
Husband Chases Rival With Gun.
When Herman L. Carter (colored)
paid an unexpected visit to his home,
54G East Eleventh street, yesterday
morning, and after searching in vain
for his wife, found her next door in
company witn a strange negro, a mur
der ,was only averted because the In
terloper proved more fleet of foot than
the enraged husband. Hushing out of
the house. Carter armed himself with
a single-barreled shot gun and pur
sued the dusky lover, Norman Adams,
of Hock Island, for a distance of sev
eral blocks before be gave up the
chase. The entire north end neigh
borhood was thrown into an uproar,
and a riot call was sent in to the po
lice station. Detective Phelan and Of
ficers La Grange and.Sanford made a
record-breaking run. and after an ex
citing half-hour man "Tiunt, captured
the gunman. Carter had several shells
in his pockets to prove that ha meant
business. He told the police he had
suspected the Rock Island, negro of
surreptitiously visiting his wife for
some time past, but had never been
able to catch him. Yesterday morning
he sneaked back to the house and his
suspicions were verified. He says he
found his wife in a neighbor's house.
i j fftfrt inn at 1 v n.'inirtcv t K a tAontainn
from Adanl8-: brow with a Uainty cam-
brie handkerchief and solicitously
Tanning him with an old hat. Adams
denies any- intention of stealing Car
ter". wife. The colored trio will be ar
Obituary Record. Funeral services
for the late Mrs. Bertha SllberBteiu
will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morn
ing from the home. 1705 Main street,
uilh interment in Mt. Nebo cemetery.
Lulu Piliz, tho 3-months-otd daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. II. Dlltz, IU'8 West
Fifth street, died at 10 yesterday. Sur
viving are the bereaved parents, a
brother Glenn, and a sister Eiumert.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this
Juror Wo acquitted him out of sym
patoy. Friend For his aged mother?
Juror On. no; for having such a law
Good Roads Bonds
Milan, 111., Sept lkr-lEditor of The
Argus: For defeating the $900,000
bond Jssue the supervisors of Bock
Island county, from a taxpayer'! view-
paint, deserve the thank, and support
of every township and taxpayer in the
county. In opposing the bond issue
being brought up at the poll. I
bolieve they have shown conclusively
that they hold the Interests and wel
fare of the whole people of the county
as a trust. It Is probable they asked
themselves who Is It that la struggling
for this bond issue? And why?
The tax payers are already bur
dened with taxes. I believe the
amount of tax needed for county pur
poses Is something like 1169,000. This
bond issue of $900,000, pkyable in 25
years, if made in 25 equal yearly pay
ments, would mean $36,000 as princi
pal each year, and the bond lasue boos
ters tell us these bonds could be float
ed at per cent per annum. $900.
000 at iM per cent would mean $40,500
Interest for the first year and added to
the first year', principal would make
the sum of $76,500. It la possible our
supervisor, heard much comment and
dissatisfaction last year when our
taxes were raised two-fifths. The bond
advocates tell us it cost, this county
about $42,000 annually to maintain the
county highways at present. That, of
course, mean, all of the country roads.
Should the taxpayers be compelled to
have this bond issue saddled on to
them they rwould get one or possibly
two main roads In each township. Had
each township its full mileage of road
there would be 56 mile, of road to
each. The amount of macadamized
road that each township would get
would be but a small part of all the
roada in the township. So the major
part of the roads would still have to be
kept up by road taxation, and as the
greater part would receive none of the
bonded money the greater part of the
$42,000 now required to maintain roads
would still have to be levied as tax.
These macadamized roads would bene
fit farmers living along them, likely,
but what of the ones who lived from
one to three miles from them, but re
quired to pay taxes pro rata? It Is
likely our supervisors considered that
if any auto club or desperately inter
ested parties wished such roads. It
would be possible for them to secure
right of way, finance, maintain and
charge toll.. They undoubtedly topk
into consideration the fact that every
bit of improvement in Rock Island
county in the way of country transpor
tation has passed over roads, with the
exception or a very few last years,
Infinitely worse than the roads of to
day; that the water level is over four
feet lower throughout the county than
a few years ago, and that the ground
is constantly becoming dryer and in
better shape to maintain natural good
roads without ti's enormous debt;
that we now have from 10hi to 11
months In each year in which it is
possible to move such loads as trac
tion engines and outfits weighing many
tons over with very little or no trou
ble; that the so-called good roads are
not permanent good roads, but the up
keep of such roads entails a yearly
expense often as great as the present
yearly expense of maintaining the
dirt road bed.
They evidently asked themselves,
in answer to the statement made
by the good roads boosters; that
good roads will make farm land
higaer, who wants farm lands higher
priced? The renter? It's a question
how they manage to live and pay the
rents now demanded. The owner, who
owns a home? Decidedly no! High
er priced land means higher taxation,
a thing few of us fancy. The specu
lator? No, there is but little specula
tion in land that is at top price, and
but small rate of Interest on money in
vested after expenses and repairs are
kept up. Then it must be the farmer
who figures on selling, but there are
two parties to each land conveyance,
the buyer and the seller, and surely,
it is not the buyer who wants land
higher in price. Then it Is just the
seller, and if he wishes It, it is for a
selfish Teason only. So I fancy our j
friends who handled the good roads
question so ably must have been
awtake to the fact that the higher
priced land suggestion was flaunted
through our county by the man who
had an axe to grind. The good roads
advocate told us it was wise and just
to levy this tax for macadamized
country roads on our children. It i3
evident our qualified supervisors con
sidered that an injustice, that the child
has a right to be born free; that the
parent has no just right to hamper
or burden or enslave his offspring in
any way. This is a free country, and
we have no right to put any in bond
age, ever our children. Then our sup
ervisors must have recognized the fact
that It is a good plan to pay up old
debts before contracting new ones, in
making their decision.
And who are the principal advocate's
in this question our supervisors have,
in Justice to the represented town
ships, turned down? How much are
they using the country highways?
Why so much time and effort expended
in an effort to induce taxpayers of the
county to shoulder ttls burden? These
are likely question, for private opin
ion, and I feel, for one, our present
board of supervisors are men who do
their own thinking, and the decision
arrived at was in justice to the great
majority of Rock Island county's citi
zens. C. E. FULLMER.
P. S. Only one member of the coun
ty board of supervisor. !s personally
known to me.
Mr.. Frank Leslie Dad.
iNew lYcrk. Sept. 19. Mrs. Frank
Leslie (the Baroness de Baiu.) died
laet night in apartment, in an uptown
hotel here. She was ths widow of
Frank Leslie, the publisher, who died
tu 1SS0, and has harself since been
prominent in the publishing world.
BOY BURGLAR TO?
SUPPORT HIS 16
YEAR OLD BRIDE
Gayty Holds Up Offices in Chi.
cago Loop and Secures
$45 From One.
PLANS CRIMES BY BOOK
Unable to Provide for Wlf. on Ineom.
of $9 a Week and Decide, to
Chicago, 111., Sept. 13. -"Dearart '
Lulu: A few word, before I go cs
this ungodly errand, although knightly
In purpose. If I am caught, which wq
only be at my death, a. that 1. macl
preferable, learn to forgive and for
get, as my sincere love for you prompt
ed this action.
"I wanted to give you comfort and
happiness, but alas, 'the best laid plasi
of mice and men aft gang aglee,' ta
worthy, "HENRY J. FERXEKE3. '
"A loving kiss."
Two days after he wrote that letter
Fernekes married Miss Lulu Mm
Woodard, 16 years old, in Valparaiso,
Ind. Fernekes is 18 years old.
About 10 o'clock yesterday morning
a rosy-cheeked boy rushed panting
Jhrough the doorway into room 1935
First National bank building. Thers
was a revolver in each hand.
"Close that door," he ordered, "and
Charles S. Norton, his brother, In
tag, and the two stenographers, Mist
Florence Mayer and Esther E. Penfc
koff, sprang toward the door and
The boy put down bis pistols and
took off his coat, slipping one of tha
weapons Into a pocket Then he bung
the coat on the wall. . j
All Begin Joking.
It waa almost incredible. The Vg,
black pistol in his hand was almost
as big as the youth himself. It seemed
to the girls. They began to giggle.
The Nortons grinned. The bandit him
self gave way to laughter.
"Say," he said, "I'd like to take
The boy grouped them as he wished,
and then took from bis vest pocket a
small kodak. He snapped them in all
sorts cf poses until his film gave out .
The youthful desperado was pleasant
and entertaining. Norton vowed h
ought to charge him for floor space;
and made similar remarks. Then they
tried to coax from the child burglar
the story of his life.
After an hour of bantering, Norton,
saying he was about to wash his handa,
left the room. He went to the offlc
of the building. The mysterious youta
followed him ;part way.
From the office Norton got Miss May
er on the telephone.
"Take the revolver from his coat,"
Norton said. But the girl would not
handle it. Irving (Norton took it.
Then the elder Norton learned tha
police were searching all over the:
building for a young man who had jut
committed a holdup in room 1017. ,
Hears of Robbery. '
The youth had pointed a revolver ail
Miss Ella Xk Jones. The girl had giv
en him $45.50 in a tin box in the vault.
The robber had insisted on more. He
had grabbed the girl by the shoulders.
She had pushed him into the viulty
She Jiad tried to close the door oa
him, but bad not been strong enough.
He bad attacked her. She had scream
ed. He had run from the office, don
the corridor. A porter with a pail of.
water bad tried to intercept the fugi
tive and had been sent spinning. Then
the runner had disappeared behind a
corner in the corridor.
So .Policeman Harold Fogarty cams
back with Norton and found the
stranger sitting at a desk sorting mail.
He submitted gracefully to arrest and
gave the name of Henry J. Fernekev
IS years old, 2252 Fremont street H
had been rooming since Sunday, he
said, at 1349 (North La Salle street
Couldn't Marry on $9 a Week.
The police went there. Among tom
boy's effects they found the let",
printed at the beginning of this W7
and a marriage certificate dated Auv
Then the boy robber talked. Ha wtf
getting $3 a week, he said, as a cl
in the office of the Independent Pne
matic Tool company. He couldnt
married n that and he must n
money. So he bought a magazine pl
tol and a long black-barreled revolver,
some cottoa tatting for gags, ooe
leather tbongs for binding wrietj of
arms, a Jimmy, a book called "S'-0
TMef." and other implements of W
burelar trnd. Then ha bought I
package of clgarets and took th
Turkish rug It contained, cut hole
it. fastened a rubber band .to the to?
corners, and made a fancy mask of l1
The youth procured several map01
the elevated railroad system, ana w
Sent. 2. he savs. he besan his carw
of crime by holding up Edward J. Kane,
ticket agent at the Sheridan road 1'
tion on the Northwestern U Ha b
. - . . Knt
a cuff button from Kana s aieey -got
The vouth came hack on iSept.
poked his gun through the window,
and took $2.95. , ,
Have you got a grudge asam
me? asked Kane.
Not particularly," answered u
boy. "but I'm coming back ana
Admit. Other L Robbery.
Frrnekes admit, also holding J
WtUiaaa McCra at She Schiller atr
station Sept. IT and taking $7-69.
dcnle. he had any part In the robtf
on Sept. 15 of William Luete at
(Continued on Paga Twelve.)