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T11JB ROCK ISLAND AUGUS. FHIDAV. OCTOBKI1 t
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OFFICERS IN PAY
Bribery Blamed for Crime by
Judge at Chicago City
Alleged That There la Fraternity With
Membership of Between Three
and Six Hundred.
Chicago, Oct. 2. The direct charge
that policemen axe bribed by pickpock
ets was made Wednesday before tie
council committee on crime.
It was made by Municipal Judge W.
X. Gem mill, who aid he knew this
statement was a fact. He also said
that Immoral women pay member? of
the police for protection. In neither
instance would he cite names. He also
attacked the methods of the city pros
ecutor's office, asserting that he knew
instances in which assistant prosecu
tors had rece.ved telephone orders to
nonsuit a.n entire list of cases.
Municipal Judge John R- Newcomer
supported these charges In some re
spects. He said that "professional ali
bis" and "friendly" jurors play Impor
tant parts in the oferations of "the
system." and that ths city prosecu
tors are of extremely little benefit to
Pickpockets Have Regular Lawyers.
"There are between 30) and 600
known pickpockets in Chicago," said
Judge Goanniill. "and four lawyers de
fend them all. They are regularly
hired by the organization, and three
bondsmen seem to sign all their
"Every 'gefod' crook sin get a bonds
man without difficulty, but that's only
the beglnningof the work of tie pick
pocket system. fYrnplaining wit
nesses of ten change their testimony,
and, as an iUvestratloa of how far this
work Is carried, let me cite a case in
which they evn pot a woman to re
place a stolen pocket book in her bus
"Some poilcemen are profiting by
the system. They are paid by the
organization. Just as immoral women
are paying policemen.
Whole List Nonsuited.
"I also have -known cases in which
the prosecutors . have had orders from
their superiors to nonsuit cases. In
Buy Your Coal Now
.while, the prices are low-Springfield
'$3.50 Per Ton.
Delivered! to any part of city.
Pnette 2198 Rock Island.
courts where I have been sftllng I
haTe seen aa assistant cy prosecutor
oavlled to the telephone and a list of
case be waa to nonsuit was read
over the teJepione to bln. Those or
ders came from headquarters."
"What do you mean" he was asked.
"The dry hall," waa the answer. "It
seems that the chief duty of t ie pros
ecutor Is to take care of their friends
and the friends of their friends. They
often defend prisoners instead of pros
ecrtin them. In fo:ir out of five
case, the prosecutor says nothing. In
four fifths of the cases the prosecutor
Is not needed, for the examination !
conducted by the court."
Alibi Part of System.
Professional alibis, frlendsly jur
ies, and things of that sort are all a
part of the system." said Judge New
-We must have a central police cour
for criminal cases before the public
will get a square deal," he replied
when asked for suggestions to remedy
he situation. "Scattering the courts
all over the city help the system, in
dtr presenent conditions tie police
are Influenced la many cases. They
often prepare cases In such a way that
the.v will fail to obtain convictions."
roth Judges said the parole law. 'no
habeas corpus act, and the grand Jury
system opened the way for abuses
leading to- t'ie escape or the guilty.
Criticises Parole Law.
"In the hands of a weak Judge a
Judge not willing to do his whole
dutv," said Judge Gemmill. "the parole
law" is a bad thing. The habeas cor
pus act also is abused. I do not mean
that the habeas corpus should be abol
isl.ed, but certain judges have abused
it so that professional crooks benefit
b U- ..
The circuit and superior court
judges often in habeas corpus cases,
even after conviction, sit as review
ing courts and discharge pnsoutia.
Tney should not hear or review evi
dence given in the municipal court.
'Grand juries are obsolete. Twenty
four states have abolished them. Grand
juiies are subject to the will or the
state's attorney, and during the last
six years assistant state's attorneys
hav pone over cases and selected
those for the grand jury and nonsuited
ethers. I don't know that this is go
ing on now, but it has gone on in the
Cites Grand Jury Failures.
"t know of cases in which only un
important witnesses have been brought
before the grand Jury, while In the
8 me cases evidence seemed complete
at the time of the preliminary hear
iupa in the municipal court, but the
grand Jury returned 'no bills.'
"The city prosecutors do not pre
pare cases properly." said Judge New
comer, "and frequently they are not
needed at all. because a judge can get
information In open court as well as
the prosecutor, and save time."
J Both judges endorsed the demand
for the enactment of a law providing
penitentiary sentences for ''gun
RUIN AND DESOLATION IN WAKE OF
FIGHTING ARMIES ON FRENCH SOIL
Behind the huge fighting armies on French soil the country presents
an aspect of utter desolation. Villages and citirs have been destroyed,
homes burned, bridges blown up. These pictures show the ruins of two
bridges over the river Marne, destroyed by the French to impede the ad
vance of the Germans during the hasty retreat of the allied armies toward
It cannot cause
stomach or liver
Pure beer is health
ful food decayed
food is not healthful.
DAY IN DAVENPORT
House Scarcity No Longer Scarcity himself stood watch on the Brady
i i ' i j : j i.t. tiin.u.:m:u it:ii n mum
Do Not Delude
- with the idea that you can afTon! to put on" sav
,in money until your salary is raised.
Your wants always will increase faster than
your income. I'egin to save now and let inter
est on your savings at the German Trust & Sav
ings Bank lighten the burden of the steadily ris
king cost of living.
of houses is no longer troubling Dav
enport and conditions In the housing
line are that of a normal progressive
city for the first time in many years.
For the first time in Davea port's re
cent history there are a number of
good, new modern houses that are not
rented. In the old days people would
come here and go on a house hunt
lasting many times several weeks be
fore they could find a suitable dwelling.
Many times it was not a question of a
suitable home but for any vacant
house. Families even were discour
aged from moving to Davenport in re
cent years because they could not find
a house. Hut during the past five years
there lias been a great number of
houses built in all parts of the city,
west, northwest, north and northeast.
Hundreds of houses have been put up.
People have moved, into these and left
older houses vacant. A number of
large apartment houses have also been
erected and these have helped to bet
German Trust & Savings Bank
;V ROCKilSLAND. ILLINOIS
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To California and
Tickets on sale daily September 24 to
October 8, 1914, at very low rates of fare.
Choice of routes via Rock Island Lines
tLrough scenic Colorado or via El Paso,
through the interesting and historic South
Through tourist cars on fast limited
trains daily dining car service.
Personally Conducted Excursions
For rates of fare from this station address
F. H. PLUMMER, Ticket Ajent, Rock laland.
S. F. BOYD, General Agt. Pass. Dept., Davenport.
Food Inspector Submits Report
Food Inspector W. Kniphals made pub
lic his report for the month of Septem
ber, which follows: Total number of
inspections 211. wholesale proceries
Inspected 4. retail groceries inspected
90. wholesale fruit and commission
houses inspected 72, retail fruit houses
inspected 4, hotels and restaurants In
jected 32. peddlers' wagons inspected
'J, ptddlors' wagons ordered cleared 2.
Wife Killed: Seek3 Damages Trial
of the $3,000 damage case filed by Cor
nelius 1-sne of Davenport against the
Hod; Island Urewing company, ct al.,
for the death of his wife Jan. 21, 1913,
frm injuries sustained when an auio
mobile truck of the brewing company
i struck her, started in district court
yt su-rriay before Judge A. I. Barker of
Clinton. Kly & Bush. M. V. Gannon
and W. M. Chamberlln appear for the
rlaintiff, and I.ane &. Waterman, and
Isaac Petersberger for the drfendants.
Tim accident occurred at Second and
Warron streets while Mrs. Lane was
crosslns to the opposite side, with her
I arms filled with proceries, according to
the petition. The driver of the truck
A. K. Fisher, neglecttd to give warn
ing of his approach, it ts claimed. Win.
Steininger. local agent for the brew
ing company, and the Iowa Towns
Realty company, affiliated with the
Hock Island concern, are also namtd
as party defendants.
Licensed to Wed Fred Derend, Wal
cott; Agnes I'lynn, Davenport. John
Seymour. Davenport: Vera Kile, Rock
Island. Harry Drucgmann. Davenport;
Catherine Haughney, Davenport. John
O. Lambert, Columbus City, Iowa;
Adaline A. Hampton, Davenport.
Homer Harvey, Trenton, Mo.; Vina
Mlddaugh, Trenton. Mo. Charles I'.
Grenfell, Pueblo. Colo.. M. Matilda
Yost. Pueblo. Harry Druegmann and
Catherine Haughey were united in
marriagw by Justice W. It. Maine.
street hill. Apparently the autoists
had been "tipped off," for all of them
drove up the grade at a sedate pace.
The chief expects to station his men
on the Krady street hill and others as
well every day, with a view to stop
ping proml3cous speeding.
Erection of New Structures Valued at
$109,157 Begun Fifty-four building
permits representing a valuation of
$109,157 were issued in Davenport dur
ing the past month, according to a re-
J port issued by the building department
through Inspector R. C. Graham. The
valuation for the same period in 1913
was only $S0,250.
Denies Labor Troubles Cause That
the suit alleged, is in reality the out
growth of recent labor troubles at the
plant of the defendant company, when
union men were discharged and so
called "scabs" put to work. Is denied
in a reply filed by the plaintiff in the
case of the Tri-City Review Publishing,
company against the Linograph com
pany. The litigation involves the pur-J
chase by the plaintiff of a typesetting
machine, which, it is cluimed in the
petition, has not fulfilled representa
tions of the makers. The publishing
concern asks to have certain notes
Nurses In Splendid Showing From
Oct. 1. 1913, to Oct. 1, 1914, an even 12
months, the Davenport Visiting Nurses
attended 501 different patients, entail
ing a total of 5.0."i7 visits. They also
attended 111 births. This splendid
showing should in itself encourage all
to contribute liberally to the visiting
nurses' work on th annual tag day,
which is the coming Saturday.
Any beeiin light
bottles is in danger
No one who values
health should risk
taking tainted food
into the stomach.
See that Crown is
i Get ,m v
Fhoae Bock Island 14
Carse & Ohlweiler Co.
425-431 Eleventh St.
Eock Island. I1L
Money In Banks Dividends amount
ing to $37,000 were paid out to stock
holders of six Davenport banks yester
day. The five banks. are the German
Savings which pays a 4 per cent quar
terly dividend f $24,000 on $ti00,000
capital; the Scott County Savings, 4
per cent quarterly on $250,000, amount
ing to $10,000; the Davenport Savings,
3 per cent quarterly on $30,000 amount
ing to $9,000; the Iowa National, 6 per
cent semiannual on J150.000 amount
ing to $7,500; the I'nion Savings, pay
InR 2i quarterly on $200,000. amount
ing to $5,000. and Security Savings, 4
per cent semiannual on $50,000,
amounting to $2,000.
Chief Lays Trap for Speeder
Clii'-f of Police Hans Schramm is
dt termiiK d to put a stop to reckless
auto driving on tiie Itrady street hill
and launched his campaign, eight
plain clothes men being detailed at var
ious points to make arrests. Hut one
Wedded Happiness Brief Alleging
that her wedded happiness was of but
fhort duration, her husband deserting
her. Mrs. Maren Hansen brought suit
for divorce against John C. Hansen in
district court. The couple was mar
ried Nov. 20, 1911. and. lived together
until Jan. 26, 1912, according to the
In a suit for divorce filed yesterdav,
John Kracht alleges that the defend-
WOMAN ON THE BATTLE
FIELD. What She Gives to a Nation.
ant. Mrs. Mary Kracht, deserted him
July 27, 1905. They were married in
Clinton. Sept. 15, 1905.
A motion for temporary alimony was
filed by Mrs. llarie Moore in lK:r di
vorce suit against Rollie Moore. She
asks $50 as attorney's fees and $10 a
week for support during the pcadiug
of the action.
Leave Damper Closed; Falss Alarm
When the bakers at 223 Kast Fourth
street opened the door of the heating
furnace, they left the damper closed
and the black smoke gushed out into
the room and over the transom to the
street. A passerby thought the smoke
signified a lire and at 12:21 'clock yes
terday a false alarm was answered by
the department. The eugine of the
automobile of August Miedke, 1527
Seventh avenue, Moline, backfired
when the car was standing at Twelfth
and Rrady streets, und set the body
aiire. Tim damage was small. The
fire department extinguished the
flames with chemical. Another call to
a barn in the roar of 519 Kast Seventh
Ftreet caused another run. There was
practically no damage to building or
Obituary Record Mrs. Mary Frey,
years old, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Fox, No. 3 Wasli-J
Rock Island visited here from Friday
Mrs. Clarence High went to Rock
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Fredericks and
children of Rock Island .spent Sunday
afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Johnson re
turned home Saturday after spending
a week with relatives in St. Paul.
Mrs. B. C. F. Heinze and son Rod
ney and Miss Emma Heinze returned
heme the first of the week from Sun
bury. Iowa, where they visited Mr.
Heinze's brother, Otto Heinze and fam
Qui'e a nutnbor of people from here
wert to Ruffalo Saturday and Sunday
to vipw the wreck on the Milwaukee,
which occurred Saturday morning just
Shall we say that women contrib
ute only the bandages, the nursing,
cheering and comforting the wounded?
No.! They contribute the fighters!
What sort of help and inspiration can
a woman be who is enfeebled and
broken-down by diseases and weak
nesses peculiar to her sex. Can she
hope to be a capuble mother or an ef
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many, having been born in Wirton
berg. April 2. 1846. When a young
woman she emigrated to the United
States and has made her home in Dav
enport the greater part of the time.
The survivors are six daughters, Mrs.
Kmma Sisler of Oregon, Mrs. John Mo
Cinnis. Mrs. C. C. Cooley, Mrs. William
Sartz. Mrs. Grorge Ring of Savanna.
III., and Mrs. Frank Fox of Davenport.
and two sons, Samuel and Fred Frev of
Savanna, III. Tho body has been sent
to Savanna, where burial will be made
In the family lot bssldo the remains of
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above the depot, when nine cars 9
wheat were smashed. The cause o!
the wreck was a broken axle on one o!
Mr. and Mrs. E. Coolidge and daugb
ter Inez of Davenport returned tf
their home Monday after a short visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. K. Cur'.is
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Snei'lcr f
Davenport visited Tuesday at th
home of Mrs. Sneiih-r's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. Kennedy.
Mrs. Frank Dollerhi-le has returned
home after spending a week at Erie
visiting her daughter.
Mrs. E. E. riunum ami son Dudley
visited from Friday till Sunday with
Mrs. Gertie Carlson returned tome
Saturday from Muscatine.
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Please send me without charge further
information." and you will receive the
advice of u Physkian Specialist abso
lutely free; 138 pugo book on women's
diseases tent free (Adv.)
delcu, a merchant, being arraigued In
police court and a fine of $1 and costs
remitted upon his promise to b morn
careful in the future. Chief Schramm
headed the squad of traffic men und
Mr. and Mrs. John Ulshop und sons.
John and Clarence, weut to Illinois
City Sunday in their automobile.
Mr. ar.d Mra. I-. Hitchee went to
Rock Island Tuesday.
Rev. !. K. Ellison visited Monday
and Tuesday with Rev. Mr. Parker ut
Mrs. Ernest Dtmlap returned home
Friday after a short viHit at Joslin
with her aunt. Mrs. James Westbay.
Mrs. J. C. Dunu nud sou Francis of
S6CIM Goody? 9
Better than candy for the kiddies, and just right
for the older ones. Only the perfectly popped
grains, men Duttered to just the right taste.
No burnt kernels, no "bachelors."
The wonderful "Butter-Kisf Popper, now
at work in our store, is turning out hundreds
of sacks of this tempting: pop-corn, so fresh,
crisp and appetizing it fairly melts in your
mouth. See this machine operate! And
taste the delicious noD-corn it rnrna out '
You've never eaten anything like it -before.
Take a sack home tonight-Sc
For sale by The Twentieth Century Phar
macy, corner Third av. ue and Seventeenth
street, Rock Island.