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THE RGB'S. AND DAILY UNION. JVENTIETH YEAR NO. 62. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 0) pj ROGK ISLAND AtsociAtta not lkamd wa THURSDAY ' DECEMBER 1 fi 1 Q9rt J'WPVTV vappb 111 11 n T l f"i l"V h n nni ir-i . - ' ' " L' - ":'. iiii II iff c j i c ii i i it a i ; ill mix ii -J i v a 11:11 I it a n nrn n nnm n m tT""? ' """" " ""' " 1 -- 11 ' ' " ' 1 - - - r '"".- " '' -. ,' , ... ffiFESSION UNTIES KNOT IN RAVEL of warn mer Youth Arrested in Chicago Admits Seeing Killing; . Names Rubenstein. BY STAFF CORRESPONDENT. , (Special to The Argus.) Aledo, 11U Dec 18. With the complete confession last night of Thomas E. Pruett, 20-year-old Chicago (rambler and the mysterious 'W of the Robert Sweuringen murder ' ease, circumstances snrround- ' lag the slaying of Alcdo's for mer chief of police are grade- - ally being cleared under the direction of Sheriff John P Fleming. i i Swearlngen was slain in the ; attempted holdup of a poker ' game which was In progress In the victim's room In the Wright . place on Sooth College avenge A ea the night of .Sept. 15. The ' fermer police official was mor tally wounded when he resisted the demand of the highwaymen, faett, who was arrested in Chicago, has been confined in the dnngeon at the county Jail. Yesterday he seemed on the ' verge of talking and last night . suuioned the sheriff to hear i statement. Prnett denies fir. g the shot which proved fa-. ml to Swearlngen, shifting the responsibility for the deed to Abe Rubenstein, who is still at (V krge. i The confession differed in this 'respect from tbe stories of Frank v noning .ana Kooert Tomnnson, Cslesburg men who drove the ban- llti, who testified that in the get ' , tway, when the quartet stopped moth of Aledo and examined Ru- switein's wound in the glare of Ike headlights of the car. "Red" f iliated, "Never mind, Rubenstein; I got the dirty Pruett states that Boiling and Tomllnaon were in on the Swear tngen holdup and that neither be , nor Rubenstein threatened their lives on leaving the ' car at tbe corn field, near the Kimmel mill, , south of Aledo. "They (Boiling and Tomlinson) asked for part of ' a r 1. laan J y me money iwe gut u- could spare anyt" Prnett said. "They promised to come back and pick as up at daybreak, but we walked across- country and caught tbe Rock Uland Southern at Nor wood." - I Pruett't Can Falls: N The confession says' that Pruett carried a 44 caliber six-shooter and Rubenstein a 45 caliber automatic run when the pair entered Swear- tngen's rqpm for the purpose of - looting the poker game in progress there. Pruett says that he tried to lire one shot, while in the room, , but that his gun would not go off. He says that be had only two cart- ' ridges when he entered the room. In tbe flight down stairs, after Swearingcn began shooting, Pruett says he was In the lead, with Ru benstein following. After reach- (CoaUnued on Pane Fifteen.) SMYRNA SEIGE PERILS YANKS imerican Citizens Molested In City Occupied by Greeks Red' Cms Workers la Danger. Paris, Dec. 16. (United Press). American citizens in Smyrna have been "molested" following declara tion of a state of siege by Greek troops, the French foreign office declared today. Official dispatches gave no details. Americans in Smyrna were be lieved to be Red Cross and-other relief workers who entered the re gion with allied troops and have remained during Greek occupation. ZECIIO-SLAVS PUT DOWN PLOT Communist Attempt to Overthrow Government Meets With Fail areLeaders Imprisoned. Paris, Dec 16. (Associated Press.) Attempts which have been made by communists in Czecho slovakia to overthrow the govern ment and seize rawer In thai nation have failed entirely, according to me latest dispatches to tbe French forlegn office. The Czecho-Slovak government, it it declared, is emerg ing from the turmoil of the past lornugnt in a strong position. The communist leaden have been imprisoned, the adTices state, and the communist newspapers have been suppressed. OF PRUETT LEAVE VENICE IN SECRECY FOR GRECIAN TRIP Fearing. Assassination King Constantine . Departs Quietly. Venice, Dec. 16. (United Press.) With great secrecy, as though em barking on a mysterious raid, five battleships slipped , out of the Grand Lagoon into early morning mists today. After hours of .delay. King Constantine was enroute to Greece. American and British ships in the Lagoon were not informed either as to the hour of sailing, of the route to be followed by the king's flotilla. There were no salutes from the anchored warships as Constantine's cruiser, Averoff, head ed into the Adriatic. Tbe secret plans resulted from the great fears of Italian authori ties that some harm might occur to the king before leaving Italy. Finding followers of former Pre mier Venezeloa in Rome and Venice caused apprehenfion. Scores of royalists are returning by various routes to Athens. Prince George, oldest brother of the king, joined the party here and Crown Prince George will board the cruis er at the Isle of Milos. ADVOCATED AS REMEDY To Limit Armament of Nations Will Restore . , Normalcy. BY DATED LAWRESCE. (Special to The A'gus.) Washington, Dec. 16. Disarmamentor,- to be exact, reduction of armaments is at .last coming to the front in congress as a concrete remedy for the financial and econ omic crisis which the whole world faces. It is beginning to be realized in tbe national capital that the way to reduce taxes is to reduce expendi tures and the Way to sell cotton and wheat and other commodities abroad is to make it possible for foreign countries to pay for our ex ports. The demand from business men that taxes be reduced and the outcry of the farmers and cot ton growers that foreign markets be provided has brought out the fact that the whole world 'situation is affected by the enormous sums of money that must be spent on war-making apparatus and per sonnel. 1 I From Senator Borah, one of the leaders of the group of "irrecon cilables" which has been opposed to any sort of internationalism, comes tbe latest proposal for an agreement between Great Britain, To nan nnrl the United States to limit the size of armaments. Simultan eously the assembly ol the League of Nations at Geneva takes action rprnmmpnriine to various govern ments the reduction, of armaments. Behind tne action oi tne league i Geneva is an even more specific suggestion from the financiers of the world who met at Brussels re cently and considered how the Qitimtinn mieht be bnnroved and normalcy in trade restored. The text of its recommendation is perti nent to ihe present move in con- "The Urn step, ' says we oincuu recommendation of the conference, m hrinr nublic oDinion in every country - to , realize the "" essential facts of the situation ana particu larly the need of reestablishing public finances on a sound basis as a preliminary to the execution of those social reforms which the world demands. "Nearly every government is be ing pressed to incur fresh expendi ture largely on palliatives which aggravate the very evils against which they are directed. The coun try which i accepts the policy of budget deficits is treading the slip pery path which leads to general ruin. To escape from that path no sacrifice is too great ' ' "The statements presented to tno conference show that on an aver age some 20 per cent of the national expenditure is still being devoted to the maintenance of armaments and to preparations for war. The conference desires to affirm with the utmost emphasis that the world cannot afford this expenditure. Only (Continued on Page Two.) DISARMING SUPERVISION OF COAL TRADE BY NEW BUREAU Senator Calder's Bill Pro vides for Regulation ( By Commission. Washington, Dec. 16. (United Press.) Supervision of the coal in dustry by the federal trade com mission probably will be provided in a bill now being drawn by Sena tor Calder, Republican, New York. The proposed bill is the result of Calder's report to the senate that coal profiteering is a "national disgrace," partly responsible for the serious housing shortage and is retarding reconstruction gener ally. Calder's bill would call for cre ation of a separate bureau of the federal trade commission with which coal operators, wholesalers, jobbers and .retailers would be compelled to file regular reports on the total tonnage produced and handled, prices, costs and profits. Seven bills are now being draft ed by Calder to carry out the rec ommendations of his reconstruction report These include the measure on coal and the following subjects: 1. Transportation to prevent "ex parte" orders by the interstate commerce ' commission, because, Calder said, priority orders have retarded building and invited prof iteering. 2. To abolish the cost plus re construction system. 3. To revise taxes and to grant limited exemption to real estate mortgages which would encourage investment in homes and building. 4. Broadening the home loan bank bill. . 5. Creation of a housing bureau as a clearing house for knowledge on construction work. i 6. Revision of the postal sav ings system to consolidate all fed-, eral thrift activities under tbe pos tal savings branch of the postoffice department LABOR STRIVES TO BRING PEACE Commission Takes Offensive to End Jrt6aWafi-le-Talent Report- -ed on Way Hone. London, Dec. 16. (United Press.) British labor today began an of fensive for peace in Ireland. After a long forenoon session an executive commission, represent ing the labor party, arranged to send a deputy to Premier Lloyd George in the interest of peace. The commission heard the report of Arthur Henderson and other laborites who recently investigated conditions in Ireland. . Henderson himself returned after a week in Dublin, convinced,, he said, that the time had come for negotiations. Other members of the party remained in Ireland for a time and visited other - cities. They declared peace is still possible- despite the violence occurring since the matter was broached. London, Dec. 16. (United Press.) Hope of Irish peace revived slightly today. Violence had sub sided and moderates were in hope of beginning negotiations before extremists again broke forth. There were some minor out breaks, including tbe shooting of Canon Magner, parish priest at Dunmanway. A policeman was said to have shot him . down. The officer was reported under arrest and facing immediate court mar tial. Reviving interest in peace nego tiations was due to the letter of Father O'Flanagan to Premier Lloyd George. Lloyd George, while rejecting O'Flanagan's offer, leTt the way open for O'Flanagan to continue negotiations. - Business is reviving in Ireland as a result of reports that railway workers will no longer refuse to operate the roads. In the south western districts, however, many shopkeepers have boarded their windows and sought safety in the country. It was believed the military might undertake some method' of provisioning the population in Cork. London. Dec. 16. Withdrawal of black and tan nnits from Cork has been completed, but the military commission investigating the ori gin of the fires in that city on last Saturday night and Sunday has not as yet made public its conclusions. Major General Sir Edward -Strickland is head of the commission, and it seems the work of arriving at a verdict has been more "difficult than was at first expected. Eamonn de Valera. "president of the Irish republic" is rumored to be on his way to Ireland from America, where" he has been for nearly 18 months. Tacit permis sion for his return to Ireland is understood to have been, given by Premier Lloyd George in a letter to Rev. Michael O'Flanagan, acting president of the Sin Fein. Discussion of a truce" in Ireland pending a settlement of differences there is declared to be proceed ing. The British labor party has been called into the conference for Dec 29. at which time it is planned to start a national campaign to bring about peace in Ireland. Chicago. Dec 16. The city coun cil nnanimonslv adonts resolution condemning what it termed "the I armed invasion of Ireland by Great 'Britain." i 3 : - . . - ARMENIA IS BARRED BY DELEGATES i' . France and Australia Do Not Vote on Bulgaria's Joining League. Geneva, Dec 16. (Associated Preaa). Four new nations were made members of the League of Nations by the assembly of the league here today. They were Bul garia, Costa Rica, Finland and Lux embourg. France and Australia' abstained from voting when the ad mission, of Bulgaria was before the assembly for decision. - Rene Viviani, head of the French delegation, declared it bad no ob jection to Bulgaria as a member, I but preferred not to vote in view of the incompleteness of the informa tion given it regarding Bulgaria's fitness. Australia joined France jn not recording her vote. Thirty-five states voted affirmatively. The question of admitting Costa Rica was the next on the day's agenda, and Dr. Nan Ben of Norway said the only doubt Jie had was whether Costa Rica was not too small a country, but in view of the membership of its neighbor, Pan ama, he decided Costa Rica could not be excluded on that score. - Antonio Huneus of Chile and Senor Restrepo of Colombia asked that the assembly vote unanimously in admitting Costa Rica. It, was stated before the voting that France had no objection to Bulgaria in particular, but would not vote because there was some analogy between the cases of Bul garia and Germany. It was assert ed the delegation desired to main tain a consistent attitude on ques tions ' relative to qualifications of applicants. Expect Debate. Debate was expected when the re port relative. to the admission of Baltic and Caucasian states 'was to be considered. N. WRowell of Canada gave noticeTo the commit tee that Canada, as a Pacific ocean power, took a special interest in the Russian question. He declared that question had been raised in its en tirety by the proposed relations between the league and the states, carved out of the former Russian empire. Although the Baltic states had the full sympathy of Canada, he asserted, the situation in Russia might change and the league might find itself faced by a ew govern ment claiming access to the sea, in which eventuality the league would incur grave responsibility. It was planned, if the assembly, finished the election of new mem bers soon enough, to take up the league budget and pass appropria tions for 'the coming year, which have been 'somewhat criticised at committee meetings with regard to salaries of men connected with the secretariat : Keep Out Armenia. The committee reported unfavor ably on the applications of Armenia, Esthonia, Lithuania, Lettvia and Georgia. It failed to recommend the admission of Armenia because authority over the entire territory of that nation was not being exer cised by the government The hope was expressed that Armenia might be admitted at an early date. It was pointed out that Armenia was a signatory of the treaty of Sevres (the Turkish peace treaty) and the question was raised wheth er the ratification of that treaty, when it was accomplished, would ndt make her automatically a mem ber of the league. - The decision for the present however, was against the admission of Armenia. Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Portugal and Salvador voted tor her admission, but tbe votes of 21 other states were recorded against her. China, Persia and Poland ab stained from voting. The assembly adopted a resolu tion presented by Delegate Rowell of Canada, expressing the hope'that President Wilson s efforts would re sult in the saving of Armenia and the establishment of a stable gov ernment so that she might be ad mitted to the league in the not distant future THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy and unsettled to night and- Friday. Not much change in temperature with the lowest tonight about 28 or 30 de grees. Highest yesterday, 37; ' lowest last night 29. . Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 8 miles per hour, 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. ... yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 32 34 29 Wet bulb ttmp...30 29 27 Relative humid... 80 ' 63 79 River stage, 2.8; no change last 24 hours. t . - ' River Forecast,. Only slight changes in the Mis sissippi will occur from Clinton to Muscatine. X. M. SHKRIKR. Meteorologist ECONOMIZE TOGUTDOWN TAX BURDEN Congressman Mondeli Pro poses Big Cut in Hous ' ton's Estimate Washington, Dec. ; 16. Urging "rigid economy" in, appropriations (or government expenses during the next fiscal year in order to lighten the tax burden Representative Mon deli of Wyoming, Republican leader, declared in the house today, that the total estimate of $4,653,000 sub mitted by the secretary of the treasury, should be reduced by ap proximately $1,400,000,000. This re duction, he said, must be effected chiefly by a drastic scaling down in estimates for the army and navy and also for sundry civil expenses, the total of which, he pointed out, exceeded current appropriations by more than $914,000,000. Criticizing the administration for the "unfathomable inconsistency" in the estimates submitted to congress and the "pleas for economy made by the president and the secretary of the treasury," Mr. Mondeli de clared he would "leave it to others to properly characterize these, esti mates." Two years after the war," he added, "when the world outside our borders is largely "bankrupt and everybody is praying for reduction of armaments, the administration asks for an appropriation of more than $1,414,000,000 for the army, navy and fortifications, or five and a half times the highest peace time appropriation of 1916." .. Pointing out that current .deficien cies were not included in this total Mr. Mondeli declared these "may be swollen indefinitely," If the war de partment continued ita policy of re cruiting the army up to full strength, contrary to the under standing, he said, that it should' not be increased . above the "total of 178,000 men' contemplated by the appropriations." Declaring this ac tion was "in entire harmony" with the attitude which the "war and some other departments had as sumed towasd congress in this ad ministration," Mr. Mondeli said it has become the duty of congress to take action that would prevent "such sauanderlne of the Deonle's mfltlAV hv nraAtintr il.firianpina in ? violation of law." Lighten Tax Burden. Asserting that if the economy in appropriations advanced by him was carried out the tax burden for the calendar year 1921 might be "substantially lightened," Mr. Mon deli said he believed continuation of a tax program designde to raise a minimum revenue of $4,000,000,000 for two years, as recommended by the secretary of the treasury, was "unjustified." It is not justified, he added, "even for one year." The Republican leader said . he was opposed to Secretary Houston's plan for retiring with current reve nues more than $3,600,000,000 pf the country's floating and bonded war debt, including a half billion of j victory notes Dy Jan. 30, 1923, as placing an "unnecessary burden upon the people and business." With 44 per cent of the net cost of tbe war, excluding foreign loans, already paid, he said, it was unnec essary to "keep up war rates of taxation for the purpose of reduc ing the public debt at a rate greatly in excess of the sinking fund rate to the entire debt" "By the end of the fiscal year," Mr. Mondeli added, "we shafll have reached a ponit in the reduction of our war debt where further reduc tions, except through the sinking fund operations, should not con tinue to impose a war time bur den.". While he favored repeal of the excess profits tax and reduction of the higher income surtaxes, Mr. Mondeli said, he thought it unnec- essary at this time to consider al ternative revenue provisions, be cause "no one can tell what in- creased revenues mar result frnm the passage of a tariff bill alonttw'1ven pearl, white satin brocade, protective lines." 4 HOUR SEARCH' FOR POLITE MAN Insurance Solicitor Gets 19 Prise for Giving Scat oa Chicago hL" to Woman. Chicago. Dec., 16. A newspaper reporter with $50 to be given to the first man, who offered his seatv to the reporter's companion,- an elder ly woman carrying a large market basket rode Chicago elevated and surface ears tor four hours yester day before getting rid of the money. Starting at 1 p. m. the search for a polite man continued until after 5 o'clock; when William H. Riley, an - insurance salesman, qualified for the prse. MAY CALL PEACE CONFERENCE TO REVISE LEAGUE Project Under Considera tion By President - Elect Harding. Marion, Ohio, Dec 16. (United PressJCalling of a new peace conference to meet in the United States to revise the League of Na tions covenant or organise a new association of nations is one of the projects under, consideration by President-elect Harding. The con ference probably would be held in Washington. - Harding hasn't made final de cision on the proposal, but is understood to be seriously con sidering -it Such a conference, Harding's ad visers say, could either revamp tue existing league framework or create an entirely new structure. Intimations from some of Hard ing's visitors are that the president elect is leading toward an entire ly new program of international re lations. Many of Harding's advisers are convinced the Versailles treaty must be rewritten, holding many of its provisions, such as . those relating to repatriations, boundar ies, the Ruhr basin and Silesia un workable. In this redrafting the League of Nations covenant could be omitted, they, say, permitting the work of organizing a world as sociation of nations to be carried out indepsndently of the treaty settlement While leaving to Europe the work of redrafting the treaty, the United States could properly assume lead ership in formulating a new scheme of international relations, it was explained. Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, vice president-elect, was to arrive here today for a con ference. Harding, by inviting Coolidge here, is taking the first step toward fulfilling a campaign promise to take the vice president into full partnership in the affairs of his administration. BIG SURPLUS OF MEN OVER JOBS Railroads In Mid-West Lay Thousands of Employes la Last Three Weeks. Off Chicago, Dec. 16. (United Press) A surplus of three men for every five jobs exists in the middle west, according to employment agencies, railroads and reports received here today. Railroads have laid off several thousand men in the last three weeks, showmen hoine rwi-""i"!1'v affected. In the Chicago and North western shops here luoi e uiau o men have been laid off within the last two weeks. With the job surplus employers have also started to cut wages. Re ports from Ohio, Indiana and other middle western states show that out of 1,292 plants, 176 have reduced wages since Sept 1, while 102 others are hiring at lower wages. Of this same number 739 have laid off 200,000 men. Employment ' agencies which closed their doors this summer be cause they were unable to find ap plicants are now being rushed with business. The shortage of domes tic help and office boys, they say, i has collapsed. There are more house maids on hand now than needed. .Charles J. Boyd, superintendent of the state free employment bu reau, said there are 160 job seekers for every 100 jobs at the bureau's disposal. . VISCOlfWEDS AMERICAN GIRL London, Dec. 16. Viscount Stu art, son and heir of the sixth earl of Castlestewart, and Miss Eleanor May Guggenheim, daughter of Sol omon R. Guggenheim of New York city, were married here today. bride, who was given by her father, wore Charles II period. embroidered with seed pearls and diamonds, and had a rose point lace collar, an underskirt of cloth of silver and a long court train of tire same material. It was the bridal gown of her mother, who was Miss Rothschild. ' Tbe brides maids were gowned in white satin veiled with chiffon, with sashes of crimson velvet and silver lape capes. . . . SILVIS COUPLE ALIGHTING FUR IN STRUCK D011J BY ISlOHl OPERATORS OF GAME DEVICES PLEAD GUILTY Forty-Five 'Davenporters Pay Fines After Whole sale Raids. Forty-live Davenporters, most of them proprietors of places of busi ness in the heart of the downtown district pleaded guilty to charges of - operating gambling ' devices yesterday afternoon before Justice of the Peace M. I. Peterson in Bet tendorf, following the wholesale raids yesterday-morning which re sulted in the seizure of hundreds of slot machines. - punch boards. i nhorn??!' " phernalia. The men appeared before Justice Peterson yesterday afternoon in a court room crowdad with people who werev disappointed in their seeking for thrills when those an swering charges plead guilty. The court assessed each of the 45 fines of $25 and costs, totaling $31 in each case. All paid their fines. Among those who were ar raigned before the court were some of the most prominent proprietors of pool halls, cigar store's and soft drink bars in Davenport The state. agents, H. W. Terrell and J. E. Risden, supported by a squad of 15 deputies sworn in before the zero hour of 10:30 initiated the raid simultaneously in all parts of the business district Up to noon truck load after truck load of paraphernalia was still arriving at the city hall where the devices were stored awaiting order of court for confiscation. The state agents stoutly main- itain that-tt is.the.intentlon of the omce oi Attorney . uenerai n. sa. Havner to stop the tendency to ward gambling in Iowa cities and that it was the order to clos,e down the games and keep the punch boards, dice games and slot ma chines . permanently out of the places of business. . SEVERE SHOCK BY EARTHQUAKE IS REGISTERED Most Violent Disturbance in Past Two Years Felt At Many Points. Washington, Dec. id. An un - , usually severe earth shock, est'"i f?.,l W?0 ""f' ton was recorded earW today on ! Tile crash 01 016 acc1dent Ur,ct the sefsmoCTanh Z T LorgetowS ""ghbors who rushed to tho university he reVordm of the ' ecca Hiram who Uv It 8.T.! r?r Lng ,ut th0 corner where the accident 0C- maximum intensity was reached ; at 8:07, and it still was in progress at 9:50 a. m. The disturbance was described by the Rev. Father ! Francis A. Tondort, director of the Georgetown Seismological observa-je tory, as tbe worst recorded here in two .years. The distance of 2.800 miles from ! Washington estimated by Father Tondorf , would indicate the loca-' bent, the fender twisted against the ' tion or the disturbance to be in the! tire and tbe headlights smashed. United States, near the Pacific j Edward Porter, motorman, and El coast, it to the west or in the mer Carlson, conductor, of the Sil vicinity of the Azores, it to the I vis car, said that the couple had east , . j descended from the car and., that Called "Smasher." the motorman was given ths signal Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16. An ami the car had started on again, earthquake that was termed a fed Berkiund, an employe at ths "smasher" was registered on in- Deere Harvester company, is. said struments at the Harvard univer-ito naye oeen tbe only eys-witnsss. sity seismograpaic station today. t0 tne accident Mr. Berkiund was- The gong in Uie station that isjto tesJfy at tbe inquest this after rung by a shock in far off China inoon Dr p. Johnson of or in nearer places was started j East Mollne attended the couple, before 8 o'clock and the saismo- Chlef Schaefer of East graph was still recording shocks Moime poe sUtea m, morning of unusual intensity two hours ;that -J?ru seventeenth. ' later. Detailed readings of tlie ' felt at Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 16. An earth quake, the severest recorded here in two years, is being registered on the seismograph at Chicago uni versity. The center of the disturb ance was estimated at 3,080 miles from Chicago. . The first shock was recorded at 6:2h a. m. (Central time) and maximum intensity was reached at ' 6:54. At 9 o'clock the seismo- i graph was still recording waves of decreasing intensity. - . as tbe observatory at Washing- ton reported the same quake was, 2.sov mues irom mere, in an east or west direction, the quake appar ently is centered in the Atlantic ocean, being farther from Chicago than from the capital. MARTIAL LAW' AT BREUX. Prague, Dec .15. Martial law has been declared at Breux, a town in Bohemia 14 miles north of Saatz, by the'Czecho-Slovakian government This measure followed a clash be tween troops and strikers' daring which six workmen were killed and . 15 wounded. ..-..- , , The chart would not be possible until. ,mu . ,JL,in m,Ahln in marriage j the vibrations cease, it was said. h h Tf,i-TT, . ; a gown of the (Meantime, there was no indication r. . r. ., . . "r- It was a hand-i of the scene of the shocks. ! rYv.. Yu-T, . EAST Pul Foot of Driver Slips Iroa Brake on to Accelera tor of Machine. ; - la his harry to pat his feet oa Use bfkAM ol jus rates : wata aw ae&eea twe ugmrea ; eretiklng bhe Street. Hailar I : bcfcacwier, . 11 1 weuiy-kts Jk - -sj-eet, attack the accelerator, - : and the aateawiMle, pisagias ; natter ita lacroaud powsry mowed down Mr. sad Mrs, henry Cuarad Uurloca, betk agca 53 years, of 141 tgBtk street, Sims at 7 o'clock last . evening at tae corner of Slxik . street and SoreatjeeaUi aveaae, " fcast aoime. Jar. and Mrs. Uurioc had stepped to tae rear of the ttilvis street car from which they had Just alighted to . atoad prayer meeting, whea. the tragedy eecarred. Mrs. tiurtoett died a few tela ates ' after the accident whea she was brought Into tae aoate f iieorge 1. Wasaaara, Cll , 1 Seventeenth aveaae, waits, her ' husband succumbed to taa wounds op ths way to the Ms-." line city heepiutL Schneider -and bib two eumpaaleaa; Gas ' tav It oca, Wi . Iweaty-secoad street and Chester T. faUer, ' IMS Tweaty-BlBth-aad-a-aalf street, bo.h of this city, an la ' i the East MeUne Jail awatfijur thia Inquest, which was to ho held at IS o clock this afteraeoa at the East Molme aaterteaimf parlors. , Mr. and Mrs. Ourloch boarded the Silvia car at Eighth street, 841- . vis. at 6:30 last evening' to attend prayer meeting at the Oonnaa Lu theran church. East Moliae. Just ;4ta tbey descended .from the car at ,; Slxth street on Seventeenth aveaae, -East Moline, they walked to the rear of the street xar to cross ths , avenue to the south. Schneider was driving his machine east oa " the avenue, bound for the Silvia shops, where he is night foreman. His companions were also employes at the Silvia shops. Schneider told the East Moline police that ho was : driving frcm 15 to 20 miles an hour when he noticed two figures cross-, ing the street He attempted to bring his machine to a stop, but In his confusion to put his foot on the brakes struck the accelerator, ths VLS8.. mn .W"M: Sl. UiO OASUV IJU1VJ. An eye witness to the tragedy said that Schneider, had attempted - to pass a machine which was directly . in front of him by swerving to the 1 lift 4i,at .fl., tlia .ll-Mt K.rf - ,,. - ,. .rt.. i.n. h m.u Schneider said that there was ao maTlnront "of hta i at the ur,re1 Dut Jh tt i It is sUd that Schneider tailed to "l"r f '"i," ""."I resteJ1. ? U East Moline police two blocks east from the seen of tragedy. The trio in the chine were taken to tbe station and lodged over-night Radiator Badly Beat. Tbe radiator of the car was badly ' . , morning, going so fast that the 11- : cense was unobtainable. Tbe pollct have no evidence thatScbMdarV car is referred to, , - Mr. Gurloch was a blacksmith helper at the Silris shops. He was . born In Russia on Dec 12, 1M7, and Mrs. Katie (Regart) Ourloch was born in the same city la Has- jsia on Oct. 27. 1867. The couplo was married in the old country t yesrs ago and came to America and . Topeka, Kan., 18 years ago. Topeka tho family removed - to 1 Wisconsin and came to Silvia tme -years ago. ' ; ; ; -: - - . . Mr. and Mrs. Gurloch were' the parents of 12 children, six dying hi infancy. Surviving are Mrs. Mary sennits, conrtd, Fred, Pete ana Martha, all of Silvia; Mrs. Matte: Reardon of Kansas, and eight grandchildren. ' i ,i. Funeral services - will probabry . be held at 2 o'clock Satardmy aftss- -noon at ths hem of tb doceaaoV with Rev. Edward P. Geske of t-' John's Evangelical Latheran chert of East Molin a? charger Bart 1 wfll bamade stdetor shto la Kr sUe cemetery, htottns. " " " r .1 'I '