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THE ARGUS, HOXDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1000.
Petrus De Gels, Young Foreign
er, Shot Down in Cold Blood
by Jolm W.'Hawes.
PICK NEW PASTOR
FOR NINTH YEAR
METHODIST PASTORS RETURNED TO ROCK ISLAND
REV. W. R. WILEY
Memorial Christian Congrega
tion Votes Call to Rev. E.
Rock Island Pastor Given Unus
ual Recognition by Con- ,
ference. iy . ..V
FOR 10 YEARS AT-ST. LOUIS
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ESTRANGED FROM FAMILY
Victim Sides Wit li Stepson in an Ar
: giiinoiit ami ! Shortly After
ward AlliK kd in Street.
Perms DeGol-.. who hns lurii in th:
city but three months, was shot am!
killed early Sunday morning !iy .loir.i
W. Hav.es of l1::.". Fifth avenue, am!
tin' latin- is in ilie comity jail with
the chair.e of minder hanging over hi.-"
Tlie shooting took p!a
after 12 o'clock Sat unlay muht '."
Tvveni v (olll tli si leet bet ween Third
inid Fourth avenue. Ilawis refuse!
to give any definite i"::;o:i for iiis ae
:uil there seems to have been iioau
which would give him cause to kill
the young man.
Hawes has t'ae name of being a
trouble maker ami he lias been cois
ct rued in several minor irouldes bo
f.iie. He does not reside with his
family, hi.l lives in a houseiioit wiik-r;
is loeatod at the foot of Twenty -fourth
street mi h r the bridge. He has nude
a business of buililion boats for sev
eral yeais past and previous io that
time he was a mototman i'l the em
ploy of Hie Tri-City llailway company,
lie. was well known thr m;hotu t:u
I'iIIvh a Snltniii (.ilirn-l.
The murder- followed a quarr?l
which .took place in the fnieen ul Als
Rychfhaii on Tw, nty fo.;::h siree;
and Fourth avenue. Hawes was '.her.'
during: th" earlier horns of the evenim;
si ii el his stepson. A. 'red Lanks. an
time com anions. I'etrns I Go's, lvl
Tillman a-d .loe Dli.cie. .ve-e prre I'.
:il.-.o. Buiks sat at a ta'iio'reauhtii '.
paper while the others e; :m.'.! ii: -i
game of dire throw ins. After a tin:
Hawes deciiitd that he w:is iiirs;y and
lie asked the others to .v.'.v a iliin'.:
w ith h'im. Banks refused, v. hereupon
Hawes told him that he didn't neil
to drink if he didn't want t.i ami soil'.
warm words were exc-limi'd hot .veer
stepfather and stepson.
TV, Gois took a hand in t'ie quarrel
hy telling Hawes thai he raised
trouble every time he came into the
saloon when the others were there.
Hawes made no at empt to ansttv
this charge, bi t said to I)e Cols in a
very significant manner: ""Pete, yo i
don t know wliat yon nave coming .)!
on." Tiien they ve:,t to the bar an i
had. several rounds before the saloon
c losed for the risht.
- Sisimnoufil lu IIih nenih.
Banks' anil the other y n ; ; fellows
took a walk down to the I.Kde afi M
the suloun closed and t"i' tuiievl
around and went back '- 'l'.ven.
fourth street. They tti 1 to et in
the Casino saloon on Third avt n t -but
found it close), fo i went 01;
up the street towards Fourth avenue
They ha 1 gone li ss tha- h: !f a block.
Jtowever, when Hawes t .pr.nvd on th
op.posite side of the .stree: iln j (-n'.e.l
for "Pete" to come across as h- want-
d to see him. Little !; auiin tha'
lie was going to his own death D
a -v, tjp.. ,-.
Bishop E. J. Dunne, the new head
this morning paid his first;vlsit here since his elevation to his high office
in succession lo Bishop John L. Spalding. Bishop Dunne dedicated a new
rntholie church at Carthage. Ill-,
this' morning, remaining two hours,
nrsenal. the Villa de Chantal, and
impressed by the magnitude of the arsenal, complimented the Visitation sis
Vrs on- their fine school, and remarked on the natural beauty of the trl-cit-uc-s.
He said' he. wanted to visit here often.
ItKV. K. B. WHJ.IAMS,
Cols pr.imptly walked ovet and eoi years and that lie (Hawes) had thre.it
fionled llawes. When h wUhin ..eti lo shoot lianks on several oeen-
j foot or two of that individual Hawe:'
ptillt.d out a revolver and shot him iti
the abdo.lien. The bullet entered fo.n
inches above i,nd aji inch to the left
of the navel and severed t lie abdom
inal aitery, which canned internal
heiiiorrh-jiics, resulting in death wilt
in a very short time.
Kiiiik Willi Smoking Hevulvrr.
Alter firing the fatal shot, Hawes
Mimed and ran towards the river with
the smoking revolver in his hand.
Tillman lan over to the fallen victim
nd Banks telephoned for die police.
D 'ice-live .Tames I'.rinti and Otficer
bdii.yoii were on the senile in a few
ti'.iuu'.es a:d the patrol wagon arrived
-v on afiei wards. l)e Gols was taken
-o St. Anthony's ho.-pital in the patrol
:.d a ;:hy:ic-!:in was summoned. The
hu;er rfsrhed the hospital almost as
soon as the patrol, but he was pows-b-ss
to save the young man, ami d jath
occurred about ten minutes after the
arrival t f ihe doe: or. D Go!s did not
have th- strength to make any state
ment in regard to the affair.
in the mcann.ne. the o.Tuors wore
:e.aking a search for the nnird rer, an i
tifter failing to liiul him oa the street.--tii
the icinitv. they went to hi.; wif-';
home on Fifth avenue and Twenty
third street and waited for him to a;
!ear. He came. 'as they expected he
would, and w'.i.mi he had gone into tin
holt fee they surrounded it and called
upon" him to givo himself up. whiel
he did. They learned that after com
mitting the murder he had gone to th
':o;isehoat at the foot of Twenty-four'.1
.street, which is oecu;;i"d by .Mrs. Mir.
Sylvester .and after explaining to he:
what he had done, asked her to kee;
the revolver for him. He then made
his way to his home and was tellinr.
!.:s wife what lie had done when tin
(lif ers arrested him.
Hawes was taken to the police sta
"ion for the night and he remain?!
'lure yesterday until he was commit
'ed to the county jail this morning
i'oiop't -lames F. Hose conducted a:
:tii'.t:e.-f over the murdered man vs-U-tday
morning, the inquest being held
at the Who lan undertaking room.
The jury examined Banks. Tillman.
Dheere. Als Ilyeheghan, Mrs. Sylves
ter. Dr. Kondors. Detective Brinn an!
Oll'ic is .loiitison and Church, llaw.-s
rimfessi'd to the sluotiug. but gave no
reason for i'. His stepson. Banks, tes
"ificd that he had been carrying a i ?
volver on his person for the past thr.v
ON FIRST VISIT
r. v . 7"-:.
? V f
of the Catholic diocese of Peoria
yesterday. He arrived here at 8 o c1jck
during which he visited the Rock Island
called on a few friends. He was greatly
KEV. F. E, RHI'l.T.
Spencer Meinirial. i
llrlnkiiiK. H" Soht-r,
The proprietor of the saloon :n
which the (luatrel took place stated
that Hawes had been drinking during
the evening, but that he was' not i.i
loxicated, and that he knew perfectly
well what he was doing at the time
be committed the murder. From this
testimony and the statements of the
other witnesses the jury had no diffi
culty in rendering a verdict which
recommended that Hawes be held to
the grand jury on the charge of mur
der. The jury consisted of W. A. Giles.
F. H. Bertelsen. T. K. McKoy. .1. F.
Dindinger. V. A. Murphy and William
One report is that Hawes. was re
maining away from his home by the
orders of the stepson. Banks. The
latter had avoided hir stepfather when
ever possible, fearing that he might
harm htm. Be Gols. it appear under
stood the estrangement between the
two men. and took the side of young
Banks. This is the only explanation
'hat fo far has been advanced for the
n ttelnllvev. In TIiIm Country.
The funeral of the murdered man
.rill be held tomorrow afternoon with
services at St. Paul s Catholic church.
Burial will take place at Calvary ceme
tery. There are no relatives of the
voimg man in this country, his on'y
oirvivors being a mot her and a broth er
Licensed to Wed.
S.lgar John Bell
Miss Mildted Effland
Miss Lena Dewender
ugust V. Gunnison
, . Moline
Miss Jennie Alberta Lindstrom. Moline
SKETCH OF HON. GEORGE A. COOKE
Interesting Career of Democratic Candidate for Judge of Supreme
Courr How He Worked His Way From Orphan Boy to Dis
tinguished Lawyer Always a Hard Worker His
Eminent Qualifications for Jndge.
There is much in the career of
Hon. George A. Cooke, the democratic
ratididate for judge of th- supreme
point, cf peculiar interest to the peo
ple. Mr. Cooke's life is nm only an
intciesting one, it is full of inspiration.
His career is one of those attractive j While he is a peer of the brainiest
features of American life, showing men. no man could be more sociable,
what a man may accomplish by h!s more companionable, with Hie people
own efforts and a laudable ambition, generally. It is the man's disposition
George A. Cooke is a native of New! to be friendly, to be cordial to meet
vtlieiis, Ohio, where he was born Julv men face to face and recognize them
, 1S(!!. When be was three years of as fellow men. whether their position
ge, his father. Thomas Cooke, a pliv-jis lofty or humble. Scattered all over
ician. died, and when he was 11 years! this judicial district, are- workingmeti
f ai;e he lost his mother by death, land plain industrious .farmers, to
Following his sad bereavement the
rphaned boy went to Mercer county,
llinois, where he made his home with
n uncle on a farm until IXSfl. During
hose six years, the boy worked hard
hi thei farm during the open season
ml attended the district school during
he winter.' Mr. Cooke prizes tho.-.e
ix years of farm labor very highly.
ot only because they helped htm -o
;et his s'art in education, but because
bey impressed uixui his young mind
he dignity and nobility of labor.
After finishing the district school,
Mr. Cooke entered the Aledo high j people, and one w hom they under
school, where he was graduated in stand, one whom they admire, a man
But he had fixed his mind on a col-
lego r ducat ion and as soon as he fin
ished in the high school he entered
..nox College at Galesbtl-g. He-e
ngain he made his way with the aid
of his own labor, part of the time as
jnapci monitor, aain as boarding club
rewnrn. ne atso secured a small loan
irom rne Fierson fund." By these convention. Throughout the. length
means. Mr. Cooke passed through th; ami breadth of this great district;, com
Ive years classical course of Knox prising 14 counties, the democracy
college, where he made a fine recorl spontaneously voiced the name if
for his industry, his manly qualities neoree A. Cooke and this feelins was
and his agreeable disposition.
After graduating from Knox college.
Mr. Cooke Studied law with the firm
of Pepper & Scott. He was admittel
iu me oar m tvj;. rnat ran he opened
a law office in Galesburg. where h?
practiced a year, after which he re- of jife hi3 brilliant intellect, his gen
turned to Aledo where he formeda erous heart, his known honesty,
law partnership with the late Supreme Knowing and recognizing these attri
.Tudge Guy C. Scott, Mr. Cooke's most butes of the man, the people knev
Intimate friend. that his hour had struck and thev
j Mr. Cooke is the recognized leader
or the Mercer county bar. He has a
wife and four children.
Mr. (onlif a Thoronub rommoner.
While Mr. Cooky's ability as a law- all the Qualifications and all the attri
yer and his excellent mental qualities butes of an ideal judge.
Is yiiiiia Mau ml Has Made Good
Impression i:vected to Tate
lp Work ly ov. 1.
At the morning service at Memor
ial Christian church yesterday un
animous call was extended to E. T.
McFarrand of St. Louis to take
charge of the work in this city as
successor to Rev. V. i. Clenuner,
whose resignation was handed in
some months ago. Mr. McFarrand
is expected Itere not later than Nov.
1 and possibly before. He paid a
visit 10 this oiiy two weeks ago and
lllled the local pulpit, making a high
ly favorable impression. No other
name was presented by the commit
tee entrusted with the work of se
lecting and recommending a new
Mr. McFarrand is now pastor of
the Fourth Christian church of St.
..oiiis. He has been there 10 years,
though young man, being but 32
years c;' age. He has a wife and one
f lriiuurr'H I .nut Week.
This Is Rev. W. B. Clemmer's last
week as pastor. After next Sunday
he will enter the general evangelistic
field. His family- will remain in Rock
Island. Mr. Clemnier will first take
up work in Franklin, 111., and later
GEN. CROZItR HERE
ON INSPECTION TRIP
Chief of Ordnance Department Comes
For His Annual Visit to
General William Crozier, chief of
ordnance, arrived this morning from
Washington for his annual trip of in
spection of Rock Island arsenal. He
is a guest at the home of Colonel F. E
Hobbs. the commandant, and expects
to remain at the arsenal the greater
part of the week.
Fined fcr Assault.
This morning Nick Kelleman came
into Justice Wells' court and swore
out a warrant against James La
Orange, for assault. " Kelleman was
sporting a bloody ear which he re
ceived from La Grange. The latter
was arreted, tried and found guilty
' and lined $3 and costs.
have won for him an enviable position
in his chosen profession, he jnissessi-s
a personality which makes ium liked
by everybody lie meets.
George A. Cooke is a thorough com
moner, in every fiber of his being.
whom George A. Cooke stands as one
of nature's noblemen.
Because of these traits of Mr.
. v ookc s cnaracier, ne is aiwavs a:
home with the people, always at ease
In their society, in touch with their
' thought, in harmony with their live1?,
and, what is of vital importance, Mr.
Cooke shares the love of the people
1 for democratic institutions.
i It would be surprising indeed if such
a man were not popular. The fact ;s
I that GeoYge A. Cooke is immensely
' popular because he is a man of the
whom they love.
W hy Hi- Wan aiiilnntrd.
It was this widespread popularity of
George A. Cooke among the people.
' m.aA with hla recncnlzed nnulifiri.
tjons for tse position, which led to his
nomination at the democratic convert-
tion for judge of the supreme court
No other name was proposed at the
shared bv thousands of republicans.
The neonle not only recognized his
eminent manhood, his loftv ideals hiu
belief in the fundamental principles
0f our government, they recognized
hla omiuentlv ludiciai mind his ,..,rv
called him forth to serve the people
jn that highest tribunal In the stats.
that Wty position (o the discharge f
whose duties1 Mr. Cooke would bring
Again Choson Siipcriutcudent of
SITS ON -RAILWAY
E. Smith, Stranger, Gives His
Bundle Imaginary Spin on
ESCAFES WITHOUT SCRATCH
Attempts to Flee When Ambulance
is Called, But is Held for
A man named K. Smith bad a na---tow
escape from death early yesterday
morning when ho was struck by a
ttain on the Milwaukee load and
knocked off the track, femitn, w.io
hails from Canton. 111., had taken a
fancy to sit on the railroad track be
tween Nineteenth and Twentieth
He was drunk and was not in con
dition to know that be was sitting on
a mine, as it were. The Southwest
limited came along about 4:20 ou its
'wav to Chicago and Smith was hit by
the engine and pushed off the track.
Fortunately for him, the train was
going at a very slow rate of speed on
account of the curve at Twentieth
street, and beyond a few bruises h;
was not injured.
Tried to C.et Away.
The train stopped and he was picked
up and the ambulance called. Before
it arrived he made a sudden break to
get away from those who were trying
to care for him. hut he did not su
ceed. He was held at the police sta
tion yesterday and a physician exam
ined hi.ii to make sure that he had not
been injured internally, and this morn
ing he was turned loose. He claimed
to be a moulder and he came here
with the idea that he could get a job
IN THE CHURCHES
Central Presbyterian. The Young
People's Social league will meet this
evening at its cottage near the Watch
The regular mid-weekly prayer serv
ice will be held Wednesday evening :
7:30. After the service the otlices
and teachers of the Sunday school will
hold a business meeting.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
with Mrs. James Scott. !):M Fifteenth
avenue. Wednesday afternoon at
The Woman s Missionary society
will meet Friday afternoon at " o'elo.-l
with Mrs. C. Hoppe, 1113 Fourteenth
Aiken Street Chapel. The Undies'
Aid society will meet Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. J. A. Reid, 520 Six
First Baptist. Prayer meeting will
be held Wednesday evening .
The monthly thimble bee will be
held Friday afternoon with Mrs. .1. J.
Ingram, 705 Seventeenth street.
Broadway Presbyterian. The mem-
J hers of Ruth's band will meet Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock with Mrs. W. H.
Marshall, 559 Twenty-sixth street.
Thimbles and scisors will be in ordr.
Prayer meeting w ill be held Wednes
day evening at 7:30 o'clock.
The Women's Home and Foreign
Missionary society will meet with
Mrs Daniel Montcomerv. R06 Twenty
1 becond t.treet. Friday afternoon at 3
The members of Helen Mills circle
will give a bazar in the Sunday school
rooms Saturday afternoon.
Memorial Christian. Prayer meet
ing will be held Wednesday evening.
The Ladies Aid society will me H
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
church. . i
Trinity Episcopal. The Trinity
guild will meet-with Mrs. J. H. Bar.
Hock Island Methodist District.
Jrett, 1000 Fourteenth-and-a-half street,
Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock.
MAKING GOOD ELSEWHERE
Pleasing Reports From Former Off!
ciuls of Local V. M. C. A.
Any one who was connected In the
local Y. M. C. A. activities during the
part few years will hear with inter
est the work which former officials
are now doing. A. L. Burnett, for
mer secretary, writes that he is load
ed down with work as secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. at Alton, 111. Harry
Franks, former physical director
here, is now engaged in the same
capacity at Cripple Creek, Col. He
writes that there is much room for Y.
M. C. A. w ork in that place and that
there is a modern building in the
city for the work. He says that in
t.pite of the opinion of the outside
world that the town is bad and
rough, he has found it. directly oppo
site. The people of the city are all
SUNDAY AT THE Y. M. C. A.
I.ev. Marion Humphreys Addresses
Hoys on Subject of "Heroes."
The B. G. M. meeting at the Y. M.
C. A. yesterday afternoon at 2:15
was attended by 30 boys. Rev. Mar
ion Humphreys spoke on the subject
of "Heroes." Stanley Ege rendered
a vocal solo.
The meu's bible class met at 4:30.
The discussion was confined to social
problems, of the day and their con
nection with the bible stories. After
the meeting the usual fellowship
luncheon was served.
The Sunday afternoon program for
the winter, which will be started Oct.
3, will consist of the B. G. M. meet
ing at 2:15: a meeting for men at
3:30; the men's bible class at 4:30
and the fellowship luncheon at 5:30.
The bible class will take up interest
ing social questions and 'discuss them
at their meetings.
Superb Service, Splendid Scenery
cirroute to Niagara Falls, Muskoka and
Kawartha lakes, Georgian bay and
Temagami region, St. Lawrence river
and Rapids, Thousand islands, Algon
quin National park, White mountains.
New England and New Jersey coast
coast resorts, via Grand Trunk railway
sjstem. Double track ' Chicago o
Montreal and Niagara Falls. Special
low round trip fares are in effect dur
ing summer season.
For copies of tourist publications,
fares and descriptive pamphlets apply
to W. S. Cookson, A. G. P. A., 135
Adams street, Chicago.
J.H.C. Petersen's Sons
Announce their advance
New Fall Millinery
Wednesday and Thursday,
Sept. 22d and 23d.
An invitation is extended to the ladies of
the tri-cities and vicinity to call on
either of these days to inspect "
the New Fall Styles.
DAVENPORT. IOWA. -
MEET AT CARTHAGE ENDS
Hev. V. E. Simile Also Back at Spen
cer Memorial Changes Through
out the District.
Carthage, III.', Sept. 20. ( Special.)
Rev. R. B. Williams was returned as .
pastor of the First Methodist church
of Rock Island for the ninth successive
year by the central district Methodist-
conference here today. Rev. F. 11 '
Shalt was also returned as pastor of;
Spencer Memorial Methodist church
in Rock Island. r .
In Moline a clean sweep was mad'..-
and there were many other changes in '
the Rock Island district.
The Conference ended this morning
with the announcement of the appoint
ments, pastors being assigned in the, "
Rock Island district as follows:
W. R. Wiley District superintend
Aledo L. S. Pittenger.
Alpha A. P. Rollen.
Atkinson Glen Lillon.
Buda C. E. Hawkins. ;
Bradford D. S. McCowen.
Colona Wade Smith. '
Cambridge L. F. Culloro.
Galva C. O. McCulloch.
Geneseo J. L. Shively.
Hampton Supplied by W. S. Reai.
Hillsdale Supplied by E. Morton.
Illinois City Supplied by J. E. Wood.
Joy Ivens Chatten. '.....
Kewanee J. W. Edwards. :,
Keithsburg W. D. Benjamin.
Lafayette E. E. Shawl.
Milan and Watertown F, I. Stevens
Moline Firt T. Doney.
Molina Second J. S. Cummings.
New Windsor Supplied by Iver
Neponset John Rogers.
Pink Prairie J. B. Sebel. '
Port Byron Abram Jaggers.
Preemption F. J. Giddings. -
Reynolds J. F. Leigh.
Rock Island First R. B, .William,
Rock Island Spencer Memorial F.
Sheffield M. W. Merrill.
Silvis and Carbon Cliff E.
Sunbeam H. L. Jackson.
Taylor Ridge A. b. Wood.
Tiskilwa C. W. Cordes. .:
Viola J. L. Killip. "
Woodhull J. C. Craine.
Rrilnrr Number of Dlatrirta.
Saturday the conference admitted ta
the conference on trial Gilbert E. New
land and Ira E. Martes. Resolutions
on the helpfulness of Bishop McDow
ell's morning lecture were -passed.
Dr. Palmer made a motion that tho
number of districts In the conference
be reduced from fvVe fo four, which
carried by a vote of 91 to 54.
Next year's meeting place was lett.
with the district superintendents, with
Peoria in view. A committee consist
ing of superintendents and one pastor
from each district was created to pro
vide ministers' entertainments for the
next conference. Rev. J. A. Riason
was changed from supernumerary !o
superannuated. W. P. Clark was made
H0GBERG MADE FOREMAN
Moline Man Is Selected as Head of
Grand Jury for September Term.
The grand jur3r for the September
term of the circuit court was impan
elled this afternoon, and Charles G.
rHogberg of Moline was appointed
foreman. The jury was sworn and
immediately entered upon its delibera
tions. Judge F. D. Ramsay is presid
- -v. J:'-