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THE AftGUS; THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1909.
POLICE IN RAID;
Ten Disreputable Joints Visited
During Night and Inmates
PLANS WERE KEPT SECRET
3layor and Slates Attorney Cooper
mIc au llircct Oflieers Women
- Are Fined Heavily.
Mayor George W. Mct'askrin and
Stale's Attorney L. M. Magill conduct
ed a joint raid of a number of the dis
reputable joints in the city las,t night
tn id 2C artesis resulted. Nut a word
of the impending raid was breathed
by either the mayor or the state's at
torney until late in the evening wheu
the mayor called as many of his policv
Juien as could be spared from regular
service into his office and they we.-i
javen orders by himself and Mr. Magill
as to how they' were to proceed.
There were a dozen policemen anl
they were divided into groups of two
and sent out on tlicir mission. Tho
houses of ill repute in the residence
districts which lnve been causing con-t-tdcrable
complaint of late were the
places 'aimed at in particular, although
many of th? notorious places whim
have been running since the s-heriffV-laids
last "spring ju.-t as if nothing
had happened were also pulled, an l
I hey were all visited and the woino.i
who operated them and t he inmates were
brought to the station. The raids con
tinued from 11 o'clock until :5."0.
(iiveu Ilrnvy I'incV
Vol ice Magistrate C. .1. Smith.' was
aroused fro:n his clumbers, about . mid
night, and asked to appear at the sta
tion to give the women immediate
trials. He took np their ca-s at on e
and practically all who were brought
in by the officers entered pleas of
guilty to the charge of disorderly con
duct. The keepers of five or the te:-.
jidnts raided were includ,,d in the haul
and each of them was fined $100 and
(Ot.ts. They were Nell II ill. Eunu
Anderson, Grace Cooley. Emma Rus
sell and Hattie Swanson. The in
mates of the houses. 2:1 in numbe'-.
were each given a line of $15 anl
costs. The latter gave t'ie following
names: Ella James. Minnie Jones.
May Clark. Rose Davis, ('.race James,
Frankie LaPart. Ethel Stevenson. Op-:l
Cray, Miy Trnesdale. Mabel Stewart.
Josephine lledin. Edith .Smith. Edna
Foster, Thelma Fisher. T'-ssie White.
Vesta Wright. Minnie Russell. For a
Iimont. Irene Clark. Pearl Dillon
Corine ' Williams, (ilmh s Hums and
Hernie Hulow. The women' all' pa'.f
their fines and were given their free
dom. A llum-b fr (lie sheriff.
The success of the mayor's raid
cooperating with the state's attorney,
affords a pretty good hunch for the
sheriff in view of the proclamation
made at the time he cleaned up the
town last spring, and which in ef
fect was that so long as he was sher
iff there would be no more disorderly
bouses in Rock Island, and particu
larly that gambling should cease
ana not be permitted to le reestab
lished while he was. in office. The
result of last night's campaign fully
sustains the assertions repeatedly
made by the press of Rock Island
that not only all the old disorderly
hmuoc u-or riinnin" lint flint mnv
i . .. -i -. .. :.. i 1 , -., .V
new ones iictu vuiiiu in, ctiiu inn; iui-
thermore gambling was being car
ried on here at .a livelier pace -than
ever and all this despite the sher
iff's voluntary annoum ciuent of pur
pose to purge the town of all such
evils during the remainder of his
term of office. Neither the mayor not
CENTRAL TRUST &SAV-
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
.1. E. CASTEEL, Pres.; M. 8.
HEAGY, V. Pres.; U. B. SIMMON,
CUT LOOSE FROM EX
TRAVAGANCE.; lie a man; a man of wealth; -i
man of your own making. Stop
making bad investments. Keep
out of the way of get rtch-n nick
schemes.,,. .Start right today by
putting your money to work in our
savings department. You will atso
find this bank a great help in your
business transactions. Remembsr,
we are in business to help you da
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
4 Per Cent Paid on Deposit!
tho state's attorney has made public
any announcement as to the perma
nency of the policy inaugurated last
night, but the action, nevertheless,
is timely and it may be that the
mayor having waited what he con
siders a sufficient length of time for
the sheriff to exercise his self as
sumed authority in the premises has
taken upon his shoulders a duty that
belongs to him. At all events it. is
understood that if the sheriff does
not carry out nis pledge of cleaning
out the gambling joints and keeping
them out there will be another raid
some day that will hit them as well.
It is sufficient to say, and probably
all sufficient, that if there ever was
a time when Rock. Island needed a
real good liousecleaning. it is right
now and it is the hope of the people
that it may come, to the credit to
the public official w ho does the cleaning.
Will Make Fancy Xcckveai- of Felt
With Initials Sewed on Cnnds
x Are on Sale Now.
P. S. Palmer of this city and K.
O. Bengston of Moline have formed a
new firm under the name of the
Palmer Manufacturing company. The
present location of the new firm is
at 122C Fourth avenue, where the
young men have employed several
people and are using several ma
chines to place a novelty of Palmer's
own idea on the market. The firm
is making a specialty of a felt tie
with initials sewed on it and the tie
is in the colors of the organization
which the wearer wishes it to rep
resent, such as high school, lodge
and club colors. They are also mak
ing pennants and pillows in the var
ious club and school colors. The
firm has been nufkiug preparations
for putting its novelty on the mar
ket for about a month and some are
now on sale in many of the clothing
stores in Rock Island. The firm has
applied for a patent on the tie and
their other products. A down town
office will soon be opened on Seven
teenth street in the oflice with Bach
man and O'Malley. Two men have
been placed on the road to sell the
goods in the leading college and high
school towns of the state.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
0e ifladly received and published. But
tn either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear site-
nature and address. J
VVomen in Science Discussed. A'.
tf.e niedlng of the. Augnstana Kudo
nient Kund society which was lu Id
yesterday afternoon at the home o:.
Airs. S. C. Haggluiid, lllo Fourth ave
nue, a paper, "Women in Scieuc;'."'!
uad by Dr. Emily Wright, furnished
food for the discussion of the after i
r.oon. The paper was interesting frun:
a political and civic staiKiooiut sn
was nn em-mninni f the women wli !
have acconmlished no m-an results in.
the scientific world. The president i Moline.
Mrs. C. W. Foss. who has been abrou.j '"ifll vi,l president Dr. Williat.i
for several months, was present at tin ! Lyford, Port Byron.
meeting for the first time since he j- Secretary and treasurer J. H. C1--
rctnrn r.nd in an interesting talk toM r'',a1. nock Island..
or some of the varied experience:1 Executive committee Phil MUcJieil.
which the American traveler encou.i i'l'liomas. Campbell. George McMurphy,
ters while abroad. The tibial suci i
meeting followed the business session
and refreehments were served by tin
.hostess. The next meeting ,of tiie so
ciety will be held at the home of Mr.'
Will Be Held in Church. The socia
ble which' was to have been given tlii
evening on the lawn at the home o;
Mrs. Virgil Warren. 1017 Second av
nue, will be held in the church b'
cause of the extreme cool weather
The affair is t be given under tl
auspices of the King's Servants of tin
.Memorial Christian church.
Red Cross Card Party. The week1,
card party of the Red Cross soeic':.
was held yesterday afternoon at t.
Red Cross sanitarium. - Cinch was tin
diversion of the afternoon and prizi -for
high scores were awarded to Mrs
S. J. Sward and Mrs. K. Petersoi
while, the consolation award fell t..
Mrs. F. Watts. .
Ladies' Aid to Meet. A meeting n
he Ladies Aid society of the Broa 1
way Presbyterian church wiil be h"!ti
tomorrow aterfnoon at 2 o'clock fit tii"
home .of . Mrs. Franklin Bliss, Km
SPECIAL EXCURSION FARES
Grand Trunk Railway System,
Summer, 1909, Chicago to
Montreal and return 20.on
yiK'lif- and r-tui-n .............. J1.m
TcmaRiimi. and rPturn.. . 2t.ii
Portland ami return. .... i . . .
Old Orehard and return
Boston and return
Now York and re turn ....... .
Atlantic City and return
Asbury Park and return 2 .".:::,
Corresponding . fares to over one
hundred other places in Canada, New
England and on Jersey coast. Tickets
good thirty (30) days. Liberal stop
over arrangements. ' St. Iawrence riv-
er and rapids included at slightly
higher fares. Time tables, descriptive
literature, etc., can be obtained by
mail from W, S. Cookson, A, G. P. a!,
135 Adams street, Chicago.
Uast Saturday Afternoon
Excursions to Muscatine on steanier
Columbia, Sept. 4 and 11. Leaves
'i m ' Tclnnhnno U'PKt 1 SS fir
, 11. ui. . ..v,, ......... .. .w
"phone 5152. '
IN A REUNION
Forty-fourth Session of Pio
neers of Rock Island
County Held. .'.
SIXTY MEMBERS ASSEMBLE
Officers Ilrtlected and Mortuary List
Head Matthew Robinsou
At t!ic ineetinK of the Kock Island
County Old Settlers' association today
at the Watch Tower CO members, fo
gct'aer t!ui' families and friends,
gatherci t celebrate their 44th annur.l
iCf nion. There were five of the mem
bers pn-st nt who were candidates for
the ch;i:r offered the oldest pioncr
present. Matthew Robinson, who set
led in t';-: coti'iy in August of 1S3J.
.1. II. CLIO LAND,
t.l Scvrct.ii-y of old Settlers Tor
U !, tlu- prize. His nearest competitor
s- led here a year later. Owing to
t! abser.ee of the retiring president,
J W. Searl, the first vice prcside.it
There are but few changes in tho
( iicers for the coming year. Cyrus
'.'.dentine is succeeded as president by
illiam Coyne, and of the five vice
residents Col. nan Hrayton is the only
ue not reelected. .1. 11. Cleland of
us city was reelected and will serv-i
'r the 1Mb consecutive time. The
xecutive commiLlee for next year l.
iie a:ne ns that of last year.
Mat .f IIRirrra.
The oflicers -who were elected for
!e following year are as follows:
President William Coyne, Howling
First vice president J. W. Searl,
Second vice president Matthew
Third vice president William
Rock Island. J
Fourth vice president
J. F. Heck.
Charles Dibbern and M. J. McEniry.
The business session opened in 'tnt
morning with prayer by Rev. W. J.
Oglevee of tlris cliy. M. .?. McEniry
of Moline delivered an address of wel
to.'ue ntid Hon. William Payne re
spond. d. The principal address was
delivered by W. A. Meese of Molina.
The business session was not com
pleted in the morning afitl was re
sinned after noon. The afternoon wa.s
given over to social pleasures.
Piainrrrn Who Have Pawned.
During the last year many of the old
settlers and pioneers of the county
have passed away. Among them were
xonie of the most prominent residents
of the community. Miss Theresc
ileinsfurter at the time of her death
was reported to be the oldest spinster
in America, having been born In 18i2.
The pioneers who are eligible lo the
society arc those who settled here
previous to 1S10. t now .wiio.'UHve
died during the last year, and the date
of settlement or birth here -obtained
by the secretary of the association.
Mrs. C. Ainswortli ..n?,r.
Mrs. A. Turner :t8oC
Justus D. Taylor ;1843
Mrs. E. Houseman not given
Mrs. M. Repine 1M4
Mrs. Starr Sharp 18!!9
Mrs. E. Boyle 18".9
Uilliam Star .w 1841
Mrs. M. S afford : .v .1842
Mrs. J. T. Kenworthy '.185.1
Mrs. Mary B. Durham 144
Captain T. J. Buford .185G
M. L. Pinkley ...1M;
Mrs. C. Wilson 1840
Mrs. Samuel Caruthers 184..
Mrs! M. Walker .(. . . .1830
Ira(hH In Old Settler.
The residents of the county who are
eligible to be classed as old settlers
are those who were born in this coun
ty or settled here previous to 1863.
The old settlers w ho have passed away
during the past year, and dates of
birth or settlement here, are:
Mrs. MT Russell .. ;.1S54
Mathias Ullemeyer -1854
Gustav Stengel i ................ 1855
Mrs. P. Coons''........-- ...1856
Mrs J. Oswald loob
Miss Therese Heinsfurter 1812
few irV -i
Miss Oletha Muse ."....' 1855
William Brown not given
Robert Vanse 1S51
John Houston .1858
Carl Brusso 1859
Winthrop Robinson 1849
Harvey Shriver .not given
Samuel Caruthers :..1854
Mrs. J. W. Lloyd 1842
Mrs. IT. Blinn 1851
Mrs. K. Fleming 1858
I. W. .Bishop.;-. ; 1850
Mrs. S. Wylie 1849
George Wake . . . . ' 1S50
Madison Bowles 1854
Miss E. Bowies 185C
Wesley Cain TT1848
Will Glenn not given
Mark McGavern ..I., ...1856U
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sackville left
last evening for a visit of several
weeks in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kinney and
daughter. Rose, have returned after
a visit in Galesburg and Beardstown.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Darling departed
last evening on an extended western
tour. They will spend the winter 4n
H. K. Collins has returned from Des
Moines, where he spent a week look
ing over work for which the firm has
Mrs. William II. Gest. Miss Kathe:
ine Gest and Benjamin Gest will leave
this evening on the steamer St. Paul
for a brief visit at St. Paul.
Attorney J. J. Ingram, wife and son
returned today from New York and
l!otou where tliey have been the past
three weeks on a pleasure trip.
Mr. an l Mrs. G. c. Blakslee will re
turn to Rock Island this evening front
Lake Geneva. Wis., where they have
spent a greater part of the suinmeT
at the Blakslee cottage.
Miss Ethel Dangherty left this morn
ing for New York where she will take
passage on the French line steamer
Chicago for Havre. From there sht:
will go to Paris and spend several
mouths in the study of music.
ASKS FOR DIVORCE
Mrs. Murrel Lindorff In Sensa
tional Suit Against Her
HAS FEARS FOR HER LIFE
Says Husband Threatened to Kill Her
Asks for Separate Maintenance
and Her Children.
' Charles Lindorff is defendant in ;
sensational suit for divorce which was
filed this afternoon in the oflice of tho
circuit clerk by -Attorney S. R. Ken
worthy on behalf of -Mrs. Murrel Lin
iiorflf. The caniplainant charges lisr
husband with threatening ner life on
several occasions and also with being
in the habit ,of getting intoxicated r.t
which times she says he is cruel to
her. She makes the specific charge
that last Friday her husband "came
home intoxicated and forced her to go
into the bathroom, where after locking
tne door he told her he was going -o
kill her. She says she pleaded with
him and finally managed to get free
from him. On another occasion when
she threatened divorce proceedings,
she claims that lie said he would kill
her if she tried to do so, and that he
did not want her to tie tip his money
in any way either.
"Ak .Sepnrn'e Maintenance.
- The coinplaiiiant asks that she be
granted divorce fioni her husband anl
that she he given the custody of their
two children. In addition to this sa.;
wants the court to make provisions
for maintaining her for the rest of her
life and for keeping the children until
tney are of age. The couple were
united in marriage In Milwaukee in
1897 and they have resided in this ci'.y
for a number of years.
SILVIS STORE IS; ENTERED
Clothing ami Jewelry Is Stolen hut
liurglar Is Caught.
The general store of W. . Down
ing was broken into last-night by a
man who gave his name as James
Casey. The thief made away with
about $80 worth of goods consisting
mostly of clothing and some jewelry.
He came to Moline this morning and
while trying to dispose of the
watches was arrested. He was given a
preliminary hearing this afternoon..
CALL FOR LABOR MEETING
State Federation of Illinois Will Con
vene on Oct. 19 at Kelleville.
Springfield, 111., SApt, 2. James V
Morris, secretary of the Illinois Federa
tion of Labor, has issued the official
call lor the annual state convention.
1 which will open Tuesday morning,!
W. IT. Haves ....
Mrs. O. Cramer .
Silas Leas .
Fritz Ehlers .. ..
Frederick Grass ,
Dan Could ......
Li Kerns . ; ... . . ,
Carl Erickson . . .
Mrs. M. Murphy .
Mrs. Barnard ...
Mrs. T. Kittilscn
Mrs.' L. Atkinson
Mrs. Sanderson .
Old Phone West iSti.
' New Phone 5133.
Oct. 19, at Belleville. Under the call
every central body in illc state is en
titled to a representation of Ave del?
gates in the convention, and each local
union with 100 or fewer members is
entitled to one delegate for every 100
additional members or major fraction
WORK FOR SOLONS
Governor Deneen Is Due in
Springfield Next Week to.
Take Up Tasks.
WILL CALL A CONFERENCE
Wunts Advice of Members of Legis
lature s to the Best Methods
to Proceed. -
Springfield, III., Sept. 2. Governor
Deneen is expected to return from his
farm near Winnipeg next week and.it
once begin the study of prospects for
legislation at the special s:ssiou of the
general assembly later in the fall.
It is said that he probably will sum
mon leaders in both house and senate
:o Springfield and ascertain their
views on a number of important topics,
including water way and primary legis
lation and the! advisability of passing
upon the income tax amendment to the
federal constitution. It is likely that
no revenue legislation will be at
tempted, but it has been thought.th-.it
the governor might try to get throng!
some administration measures along
lailroad or insurance lines.
Iri;rini May He Ilronil.
If the governor finds that the two
branches are inclined to be more hai
monious than they were last spring
and' winter,' it is possible, that the iro
grani' for the special session will 'be
broad. If they show a tendency o
pull farther apart it is certain that the
call will be restricted to direct pri
mary and deep water way matters.
Some politicians even expressed the
opinion that prospects of too great dis
sension might cause the executive o
abandon his plans for a special ses
sion. Ilefilre I'uniilnr Dli-clion.
On the (luestiou of voting on the in
come tax amendment to the federal
constitution, it was said, a majority
of the legislative leaders probably
would .advise Governor Deneen thus
they desired to have a popular electio.1
intervene before a vote is taken, in
order that their constituents mignt
have an opportunity to study the ques
tion fully and express themselves upon
The fact that the amendment would
not permit for exemptions or gradl
lions. but would exajtrt the same per
centage from day laborer and million
aire alike, it is said to have created s
divergence of opinion among the vot
ers of the state as to the desirability
of the law.
Licensed to Wed.
Edwin Burdick Sterling
MrsjEstelle Lc Bus.; Louisvill?
Leonard R. Frank Getveseo
Miss Caroline Weitz Carbon Cliff
Erick A. Erickson Molina
Mrs. Ella Mlckelson ...Galesburg
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy is today the best
known medicine in use for the relief
and cure of bowel complaints. It
cures griping, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and should be taken at the first un
natural looseness of the bowels. It
is equally valuablo for children and
adults. It always cures. Sold by
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cent
cigar, made of rich, mellow tobacco.
The Fidelity Loan Co,
IS THE ONLY COMPANY
THAT GIVES YPU
A written statement showing the entire, cost of a loan and the exact amount of guaran
teed rebate we allow if the loan is paid Ijefore the time expires. Ask the company you
are dealing with to do this then come to us.
Remember we do not file names with other companies.
; : OFFICE
BEST IN TOWN AT
NEW CUP FOR CLUB
Argus Donates Handsome Sil
ver Loving Cup to Island
TO BE PERMANENT PRIZE
Will be Bated for Kach.YeRi- Club
Holds Meeting This Kvening
to Give Out ' Program.
Another valuable trophy was added
to the prizes which the boats of the
Tsland City Boating association will
have to compete for in the future,
when The Argus decided teday to do
nate a silver loving cup to the' club.
tne club already lias several enns
which are' to be raced for each year,
and The Argus trophj as the new
urine will be known, will be among
the most valuable of the lot. The cup
is given to the club to be used as a
pri.e in a race each year, the only con
dition being that it is to remain per
maneent property of the club and that
cone but Islaud City, boats be eligible
to compete for it each year. The Ist-
and City club has been unusually lib
eral with its trophy cups and the re
sult is that most of them are held b
boats from other cities. It Is the in
tention of the donors of The Argus
trophy to keep it among the local boat
owners. . ..
Club Meeting Tonight.
The regular monthly meeting of the
club will be held tonight at the club
house, and all the members who pos
sibly can are expected to be present.
There are a number of important, pro
jects to come up for consideration,
and, in. addition,, the final plans for
the Labor.day races are to be. made.
The race committee has prepared a
program which calls for five races for
different classes of boats, and the club
members will be asked to lend a hand
in making the affair a success. The
races include a free for all race of 10
miles, two handicap races, one for
boats under 22 feet and one for boats
over 22 feet, -and two time races for
the same classes.
There w;erc no boats through the
Rock Island draw today. The stage
of water was 4 at C a. in. and 4.05
The excursion to Muscatine giv.jn
iuuo; u.v nil; luhi bauul1 Ul 1 11 c
Sacred Heart church on the steanier 5
W. W. was attended by about 300 pe!S
pie. They will return at 7 o'clock this lb
evening and at 8 o'clock a moonlight
excursion given by the young people '
of the Swedish Lutheran church, will!
be taken down the river. - I
The steamer Columbia arrived ,n
port at 11 o'clock this morning on its'
regular trip from Burlingtou. ,,The
boat started on the return trip at 4
o'e-lock this afternoon. . !
The steamer St. Paul Is due to ar-'
rive in port at 8 o'clock this evening
on its last trip of the season from St.
Louis to St. Paul. The vacancies
NORTHERN MICHIGAN LINE
TheElegant Lake Steamships
Manitou - Missouri - Illinois
OITor nnri ruled tv! Itet ween Chlewro ant Markl
nun lul uii.l nnii nt.har fumnufl Stimmftr RftMrts nl
Northwrn MichiKiin. connpetinff with nit linocforlAke
Snpenorand Jutcrn Fomta. 1 be mow attract-,
iv ami direct Tonte to
IViitwaU-r Inland Wwioe-f on-alng
I.iKllncloa Ttorthport Honrinc Hrook
ManlMtoe Trnvpiwlity llarltor Kpriuga
Kmit L tttrt f-tiMrlfvol V St. Iirf8-f
Clon llaTpn Fptoakcy Mm-klnnr Taland
Thpno elpffftnt teamihipn are among the flnwt and Ixvt equipped on tne threat mm.
So ltir and atoarty a to awnore comfortable paaRaee to those avrrwe to laka trlwa.
J hev oiler tne traveler every moacrn ronvt-mciiuu uiat auua to tuv auiignia ui aa
outlnR on the water. For book of toura, adilrean:
K. F. CHURCH. CP. A. Offices tad Dodu. E. End
4KJ BEST BUILDING
caused by the fight between the crew
and several negro cabin boys near Al
ton Tuesday night are being filled by
negroes at Burlington, Rock Island
and Davenport. - ,
"I had chronic diarrhoea for 'sev
eral months. Spent $200 for doctors,
who failed. Wakefield's Blackberry
Balsam saved my life." V
II. S. KEEFER.
"I believe Wakefield's Blackberry
Balsam js the best bowel medicine on'
earth.!;;. It cured me of dysentery
when nothing else would."
F. M. GRAHAM.
"My husband bad a terrible case of
cholera morbus. Wakefield's Black
berry Balsam cured him. He says it
saved bis life."
ISABELLA DIEFFENDERFER. '
. Winter Park, Fla.
"I have used Wakefield's Black
berry Balsam for 40 years. It has
cured me of diarrhoea when other
remedies failed." ....
' J. E. PARKE,
153 Fifty-fourth street, Chicago.
"For a year I had chronic diar
rhoea. . Three doctors failed to euro
me. Wakefield's Blackberry Balsam
made me sound and well." - -
New Sharon, la.
"For years I was subject to painful
diarrhoea. I tried many remedies
without relief. Wakefield's Black
berry Balsam cured me."
875 G Buffalo avenue, Chicago. .
Wakefield's Blackberry Balsam is
the one reliable remedy for loose
bowel troubles in old anl young that
does not depend upon dangerous
drugs for its cures. Doctors and .
nurses recommend it because" it is
the safest and best, uoc or-three
bottles for $1.00.
BIG STOCK NEW AND
v SECOND HAND.
We take your old books that
are in good condition. Will
be open evenings next week
from 7 to 9 to accommodate
those who cannot come during
is at , ,
to buy your books
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