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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1909.
IS PAID BY 89
Saloonkeepers Will Demand Is
snance of Certificates for
Next Six Months.
PREVIOUSLY HELD BACK
Several, Is Is I'nderstood, Will Not
Ask for renewal of Their
Practically all the saloonkeepers In
the city have paid in their license fees
to the clt7 clerk, and Mayor George W.
'MCCasluIn who is out or tne clty ex
pects to begin issuing the certificates
Monday morning. Six months ago, at
license time only a few of those who
?aid over tneir fees were given the
certificates, as the mayor kept most of
mem In his omce. mis ume 11 is
understood that the saloonkeepers are
going to demand that they be given
the written licenses at once.
Those who have paid their fees jf
$250 for the next six months are the
William Fink, Ottd Berner, J. D.
Bryant, G. H. Marshall, Peter De Smet,
Tim L,. Collins. Dan J. Flynn, Lothar
Harms, Peter Benson, Charles
Thomas, W. T. Rice, August Schnert,
Louis Ortell, Joseph Dietz, Victor Van
Tiegham. Camiel Wegge, Hector
Dhulster, Ben Johnson, Valentine Del
senroth. August H. Liitt, A. F. Ran-
dolph, C. W. Krueger, Mack Glynn, J.
i A, Bauer John Ainsworth, Harry L.
Meanor, Arnold Oswald, A. M. Suhler,
J. W. Cavanee, Emil Cabooter, Fred
Martens, Thomas Greehy, C. C. Kru
Ber, J. w. Schwack. Byron Lukens,
McClellan Snyder, H. J. Schwecke,
Henry Dressen, Henry Bonne, H. C.
Luchman, Emil Van Der Hendey, Wil
liam H. Healey. A. W. Billburg, Kl
mond Verbiest, A. D. Larson, Edward
Thlerman, George Baumann, Henry
Doerring, Fred Luchman, Andrew .
Smith. Emil F. Schieberl, Christian
Schatz. Miles McKinney. Herman
! Banker, August Van Kerrebrock, Ivlns
1 and Weigand, F. W. Jackson. Otto
'Patting, Robert Shannon, August
. Baele, Max Helfrich, G Rogtke, Ca
miel Mortier, Frederics De Waelle,
Fred Grams, Louis P. Sohroeder,
. Henry Welch, Henry Tanghe. Alvis
'Ryckyhem, Alfred Danielson, William
Gotthardt, Claus Jasper, Andrew Schy
'vens,' Andrew Brady. A. C. Hanson,
William Gottsch, Henry Kale, Albert
Gregg. H. Rkgel & Co., Fro J Schmidt.
S. McMahon, Joseph Parker, Peter P.
Siemon, Ernest Looffler, Henry Gels
ler, Seidlltz & Volger, C. A. Crumptoa,
John Groga, New Harper Hotel com
pany. Some Will Xot Renew.
The following saloonkeepers had
licenses last term, but as yet they have
rot applied for renewals, and it is un
derstood that at least two of them will
not ask for licenses:
Simon Lewi3, August Geiger, George
Banker, Dan Drost, George Weinber
ger, Edward Van Den Hendey.
Mayor Will Give Orders.
Mayor McCas'rrin stated last eve
ing that when he began renewing the
saloon licenses next week he propos
ed issuing written instructions to
caloonkeepers that would remedy the
conditions complr'ned of just now.
County Court Law Term.
. The November or common law term
in the , county court opens next Mon
What we are mak
ing for other good
dressers we can
make for you.
ILLINOIS THEATER 8UILDINO.
day afternoon, and a docket of crim
inal and common law cases will' be
taken up and disposed of. The first
case set for hearing is that of Frank
itch, who is charged with bastardy
ALDERMAN CARSE IS
VICTIM OF A THIEF
Refrigerator Rifled of Supply of Good
Things He Had Just Received
from the Country.
Alderman John W. Carse was the
victim of a sneak thief of the meanest
variety last night. . The alderman had
brought in from the country some
choice country products such as but
ter and bacon and eggs, and vhis morn
ing ne awoke with a ravenous appetite
ror a breakfast of bacon and eggs,
Imagine his disappointment when his
wife discovered that some one had vis
ited the refrigerator, which is located
on the back. porch, and taken all the
TO HEAR CRIMINAL
CASES COMING WEEK
John W. Hawes, Indicted for Mur
der, 'Is the First on State's
The criminal trial list for the Sep
tember term of the circuit court has
been rrranged by State's Attorney 1.
M. Magili and the prosecutions will
commence next week. The case of
John V. Hawes, who is under Indict
ment on the charge of murder, will be
the first taken up. It will be remem
bered that Hawes shot and killed
Peter De Gols in a quarrel Sept. 19.
His arrest followed and the last grand
jury returned a bill against him.
T. D. White is in Chicago.
Mrs. Robert Wagner left this morn
ing for a visit in Chicago.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin left last
night for Chicago for a few days stay.
Mrs. S. A. LaVanway and sister.
Miss Emma Behrens, departed today
for a visit of several days in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Westerbeck of
Spokane, Wash., arrived this morning
for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. F. Winkler.
Captain John Streckfus and his sons.
Joe and Rov. have returned from Di-
buque, where they have been visiting
for several days.
Mrs. Loveridge and Miss Sharer,
both of Alexis, ill., are visiting the
former's daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hart,
1010 Twenty first street.
Mrs. E. R. Ayers of San Francisco
is stopping at the New Harper. Mrs.
Ayers, who is a daughter of General
Redman, who was formerly command
ant at the Rock Island arsenal, is hero
cn business concerning the disposal cf
some land on the Twelfth street road,
south of the cemetery.
Rabbi W. H. Fineshriber of Temple
Emanuel left today for New York City
to attend the national rabbinical con
ference to be held there the coming
week. In his address at the temple
last evening Rabbi Fineshriber told of
the work that was before the confer
epce and of its import to the people
of his faith.
LOSES BEARD IN CHINA
Former Vice President Has Spinach
Cropped and Is Now Almost
Washington, Nov. C. Americans In
China have written here the most as-
i founding news about Charles W. Fair
banks, formerly vice president, who is
now making a world tour. It is said
that Mr. Fairbanks has shaved off his
beard, which is so familiar all over
the United States, and in many in
stances American travelers who have
known him well have failed to recog
nize aim. That Fairbanks beard has
been in evidence since some time in
the '80s and so carefully has it been
kept that the beard that attracted ad
miration in 1892 was exactly the same
shape and the same color in March,
1909, when Mr. Fairbanks handed over
the senate gavel to Vice President
CAR SHORTAGE GROWING
Fortnightly Statement Shows on In
crease of 50 Per Cent.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 6. The fort
nightly statement of the America
"There is an increase of 56 per
cent in the car shortage, which is a
total of 36,646 cars. The surplus,
however, . shows a decrease of only
j,081 cars, leaving 30,896. The sur
j plus is principally in the northwest."
To Consecrate Font.
At the morning service tomorrow it
Grace English Lutheran church, an oak
baptismal font, erected by the con
gregation to the memory of Oscar Paul
Ecjbjorn, M, D., will be consecrated.
Trial of Joseph.
A change of venue from Justice T.
II. Cleland's court to Justice W. II.
Schroeder's court wa3 taken in the
case of Charles Peters against John
Joseph on the charge of embezzle
nrnt. The case is being heard thi3
Business Changes Hands.
. change has taken place this week
one of the business houses of Port
vron. Fred S. Moody has sold an la
test in his grocery to Dr. O. R.
Ie7 and the. stock in the store is
tie invoiced. Tha new firm wal be
knfcwn as Moody & ZOzy.
INJURES A CITY
Illustration is Had in Good Re
suits that Have Followed Re
formation in Davenport. ;
RIFFRAFF IS DUMPED HERE
Rock Island Today Menaced by the
Dive Saloon, the Street Walker,
Gambler aud Thug.
The cry went up when Davenport
purged itself of evil elements a few
months ago that the city had been
dealt an irreparable blow. One
gambler publicly predicted that grass
would be sprouting through the pav
ing of Brady street by spring. Iowa
has a mulct law that is in operation
pretty generally over the state in reg
ulating the liquor trafflc. Davenport
fought the mulct for years, but Anally
has submitted. The saloon there, as
here, however, was not so much the
offender to the good people as its
kindred evils, the street walker, the
gambler and the crook. Hundreds of
these infested the city. They had
held sway for generations. They had
become so 6trong!y entrenched that
they were accepted as a recognized
part of the community. They came
forth at night in the beer-garden
dance halls, a number of which were
flourishing in the heart of the city.
There was music and drink and rev
elry. It continued through the night.
The keys were thrown away. Young
girls and young boys, lured by the
lights and the music and the free
dom, were ruined. The city was
known from coast to coast among
commercial travelers as one cf the
most "wide open" cities in the United
States. And concededly it was.
No Attention to Protrata.
Spasmodic protests were made, but
no attention was paid to them. The
invariable answer of the authorities
was that the city was big; it had to
have the bad with the good: that to
close the dance hall and the disorder
ly saloon and the gambling room
would mean the loss to the city of
several hundred "good fellows" who
spent their money freely, and that
practically, it would amount to the
confiscation of properties that had
been occupied so long by these lines
of traffic that they were marked and
could never be brought up to the
point or respectability where a mer
chant would be safe in leasing or pur
chasing them. It would mean, in
other words, a depreciation of any
where from 25 to 50 per cent in bus
iness property in that section which
would be most affected by the de
Criminal Element Grown BoTdrr. .
This presentation of the case was
so religiously adhered to by succeed
ing administrations that the people
were beginning to accept its plaus
ibility. Thus the protests from the
pulpits and from other sources grew
less frequent and the criminal ele
ment grew bolder. The history of
every misgoverned city in the United
States upon which the light of pub
licity has been turned has shown the
same result. There could be in Dav
enport, as elrewhere, but one conse
quence the disorderly dance hall.
the den saloon, the gambling room,
had to go.
And they all have gone, together
with the street walker and her "best
friend." The last session of the Iowa
legislature passed an enactment that
made it compulsory for municipal
and county authorities to enforce the
Jaws governing these evils. The lo
cal official had no alternative.
Liable to Impeachment.
Refusal to observe laid him liable
to impeachment by the voice of any
citizen who might choose to take t.i:e
initiative. And there were plenty
men and women in Davenport; they
were not cranks: they were men and
women who knew whither their city
was drifting; there were plenty of
these men and women who Btood ready
to assert their prerogatives under he
new legislative enactment. It sho.ild
be said to the credit of the oHlcials
of Davenport that they lost no time
in performing their duty to the full
So the riffraff has gone from Dav
enport; the low dance hall has dis
appeared: so have the den saloon and
the gambling room and Rock la
land has a whole lot of them. There
was no particular furore across the
river. The city still survives. The
promised deterioration in property
has not yet manifested itself. On the
contrary, Davenport today 13 present
ing a better front than it has in 20
New naatneaa Honaea IMalng.
Where the dens stood new business
houses are rising like a rose bloom
ing in the desert. There Is noticeable
a broadening tone of cleanliness, a
harmony of purpose among the own
ers of business property and the mer
chants generally to do things In the
way of improvement and develop
ment. If you feel interested, take a
trip over to our neighboring city and
walk leisurely through the main bus
iness streets, beginning at the Rock
Islaad bridge approach, and what you
will see . will tell the story. Where
there were hovels and colored lights,
and " foul-smelling "red hot carts,"
and noisy saloons, there are already
some new buildings, new lights :ind
an air of. safety where before it was
dangerous, on account of the pl.alanx
of crooks and street workers . that
one was obliged to pass, ; . .
AnalogOBi Situation Here. .
Rock Island's situation of the pres
ent is analogous to that of Daven
port before the reformation took
place, minus the ' disorderly dance
halls. These were suppressed under
the administration of Mayor. U. C
Echaffer and ' their reestablisbineul
baa bavar haen alternated. Rock. Is
land has the vicious saloon, the
gambling room, the street walker and
all the riffraff that accompany these
evils. Seemingly they have a free
hand. Rock Island today stands in
danger of gaining a reputation equal
ly as bad as Davenport had in its
"wide open" days. The same argu
ment Is heard here as was heard in
Davenport when the people arose
and demanded a cleaning up. Dav
enport has proved the weakness of
this cry. ' A moral cleaning here will
give the same answer.
Keepers of these gambling and sa
loon joints in Rock Island have grown
so bold and defiant that they give
no heed to the members of the police
department. The latter are nothing
more than walking dummies in the
eyes of the offenders. They have
made admissions of their helpless
ness. The crooks are in control.,
Nlg-htly Saloon Fljthta.
. There are nightly fights in the dis
orderly saloons, the majority of them
caused over women. If the granite
statue of Black Hawk in Spencer
square could talk, it would reveal a
story of almost nightly fights at
Twentieth street and Third avenue.
One occurred - last night. It was
over a street walker. So ' far
as known . no - arrests are made in
these cases. Thursday night a citi
zen from a neighboring town was
lured into one of these hell hole sa
loons and robbed of $100. A woman
was at the bottom of it. She got the
Btranger to her rpom above the sa
loon. There he met iher "friend."
The latter, a male, got tfl"e money, ac
cording to the story the victici told
the police. " ,
Another night this week a Daven
port man, employed in a livery stable
at a salary of $40 per month, left
his wife and babies in the morning
after drawing his pay ostensibly to
settle the grocery and meat bills.
He came to Rock Island instead and
went to a gambling den on Twentieth
street. His wife followed him and
found him at the place. She begged
him to return home with her.
Loaea Money; Deata Wife. '
He left the den with her, and when
he got her on a dark street he beat
her for her interference. Two citi
zens stopped him before he injured
the woman. His money was gone
the vultures had gotten it. These
vultures are still laying in wait night
ly for other victims. There was a
time when a man could occasionally
get a square deal in a gambling
house. Then boys or drunkards were
not allowed to play. But there is
different stripe of gambler Of
course there may be a rew excep
tions holding forth In Rock Island
today. He is after the money. It
makes no difference to him how he
gets it or from whom he gets it.
Rock Island has the tin horn gam
bler and the cut-throat gambler; the
fellow who would slug ycu In a dark
alley if he thought you had a good
dollar on you.
Profeanlonal Stall Workera
The street walker who Infests Rock
Island today is a professional. She
works with the saloon keeper who
furnishes her accommodations; gives
her a stall where she can ply her
trafflc. She goes into the streets for
her victims. And she generally gets
tijm. She has an assistant at ready
call. He lives off the pickings of her
vicious traffic. Somotimes, when oth
er ruses will not work, he becomes
the "injured" husband. It is use
less for the victim to complain. In
most cases he does not. But when
he does he is frightened by the pos
sibility of publicity.
Rock Island can grow and prosper
without the being known as a "wide
open" city. It may well take its
lesson from near home Daenport.
Moline has never gone to the depths
that Rock Island has. It is prosper
ing and going ahead.
There must be a stop here. The
longer it Is delayed the more damage
will be done.
TO BE INTERURBAN
Those Interested in Line to West Knd
Will Gather at Buffalo Prairie
This evening there will be a meeting
of all the representatives of all those
directly interested In the building of
the proposed interurban line from this
city to the lower end of the county, at
the Buffalo Prairie hall. " If the people
along the line show sufficient interest,
the promoters say the project is sure
to be a go. Engineers this week went
over the route from this city south
west ,for the purpose of making pre
liminary' estimates of the cost, cash
for this purpose having been raised
largely among the land owners of the
lower end of the county.
GO SOUTH, WILSON'S
ADVICE TO FARMER
Durham, N. C. Nov. 6." The
place for the farmer now is in the
south, where the soil is friendly to
nearly every product of the country,"
declared Secretary . of Agriculture
Wilson yesterday in an address be
fore the National Farmers' congress.
Secretary Wilson said he had noth
ing against education In schools and
colleges of the country, but that their
tendency had been to educate away
from the farms instead of towards
them. He expressed his sympathy
with the man who proposed an agri
cultural school for every county
whether that school be an actual in
stitution or' merely a. place where
farmers met and discussed farming.
. Secretary Wilson bcasted cf the
freedom of his department from pol
itics. He declared that of the 11,000
men undor him he did net know the
politics of 11 cf them.
C00.1 funch tonight at Al Gregg'j;
1521 Second avenue. ' '
GIRL IS KILLED
IN AN ELEVATOR
Miss Rose Nelson, 16, Meets
Horrible Fate in a Moline
HEAD CRUSHED TO A PULP
Caught by Moving Carriage, Which
Opens Automatically, While at
Miss Rose Nelson, 16 years of age,
met a horrible fate at the candy fa
tory of A. G. Abraham & Co.' in Moline
this morning, while at her work, her
head leing caught between the ele
vator and the floor landing and
crushed to a pulp.
The girl has been employed at the
factory just a month. She was on the
secoui floor this morning and had oc
casion to use paper bags in her work.
Stepping to the elevator shaft, shu
called to Andrew Peterson, assistant
shipping clerk, to send Ecme bags up
to her. He made several attempts to
throw them up the shaft to her. Fail
ing In this, he told the girl that he
would send them up on the elevator
which was going up to the third floor.
CauKbt by Movinsr Efevator.
The shaft to the elevator, which is
Ksed for freight only, is protected with
aitomatic gates which rise and fall as
tbd elevator passes a floor. The pack
age kof paper sacks was put on the
elevator 'nd the carriage was sent up.
It is thoiig'ht that the girl raised the
gates and tried to pull the package off
without stoppIngMhe elevator and hs
it wis passing a&d. the gates were
brought down, she as caught z
carried to the upper floor-v
Renzlll Dierks, who was working on
the third floor, stepped overo the
elevator to unload it, and he wasfiu
first to learn of the tragedy. He could
only see the crushed head of the girl
between the elevator and the floor.
He called to another man and the two
of th m pulled the cable and the body
of th? girl fell to the basement. The
head of the girl had been crushed to
Inquiry by Coroner.
The bedy was taken to the Rose
undertaking rooms. An inquest was
conducted this afternoon.
Miss Nelson was "the daughter of
Gust Nelson, who is employed at the
Rock Island arsenal and resides on a
farm cn Black Hawk road, near. Pros
pect park. The girl had lived" in Mo
line all of her life. Those who survive
are her father two brothers and four
WOULD HAVE KILLED
Km ma Graham Makes Serious
Allegations in Suit for
Charging non-support, drunkenness
and cruelty, - Mrs. Emma Graham of
Moline yesterday filed in the circuit
court .1 bill for divorce from her hus
band, Charles Graham. Mra Grahatn
does not seek alimony, but desires the
right to resume her maiden name of
Emma Foster, and wants the custody
of three children, aged 17, 15 and 13
She cites in the bill that they were
married April 9, 1892, in Monmouth
and that they separated Jan. 10 of this
year. Since the separation Mrs. Gra
ham has been supporting herself, work
ing at a restaurant, and the children
have teen' cared for in the home of
her parents in Monmouth.
She alleges that on Dec. 27, 1908,
her husband beat, struck and choked
her, and that he would probably have
killed her had It not been for inter
ference by neighbors. It is alleged
that on Nov. 25, 1908, he beat, struck
and kicked her, and on many other
occasions attacked her.
HASSON SUIT IS SETTLED
Burlington Pays $3,000 for an Acci
dent That Occurred in 1000.
Attorney W. R. Moore of Moline
this afternoon received a check for
$3,000 from the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy railroad in settlement of
the claim against the company of
John Hasson, who had his knee per
manently injured in an accident in
February, 1906.' ,Mr. Hasson was
employed by the Deere & Mansur
company. While unloading a car, a
string of cars was kicked against the
car in which he was working by" a
Burlington , locomotive, causing the
injury. A, jury in the circuit court
gave hi ma verdict of $5,000 The
railroad company appealed. The ap
pellate court reversed and remanded.
Then the company made the propo
sition to settle for $3,000, and it was
Mrs. Caroline Taylor.
Mrs. Caroline Heflln Taylor passsd
away last evening at C:30 at the hom3
of her son, R H. Taylor. 1C02 Second
avenue. Mrs. Taylor had been aUln
two years with Bright's disease and
her death, although sudden, was not
unexpected. In Aujust Mrs. Taylor
came here from her home in Galesburg
and at that time was in unusually
good health. Last Saturday sh be
came ill and since had been railin.-?
Deceased was born Feb. 23, 1837, on
a farm rear Galesburg, and most of
her Ufa was spent there and in Gales
tr.rg. She received her cduciUon vt
Lombard co'legc in that city. On Dec.
8. 1S5J, she was married to Charts
I, Wesley Taylor at Galesbur. " Mr3.
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'The Ambitions Man.-"
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about it, if you need money. Glad to talk it over with you in our
private office, whether you borrow or not. A square deal, the low
est rates and entire privacy. Amounts from $10 upwards. No loan,
o charge, but if we make you a loan we furnish a written con
tract, showing all that has been agreed upon. Anything fairer?
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
Phone West 514.
New Phone 6011.
Taylor, although not a member of any
church, was of the Universallst faith.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by three
children and two brothers, her husband
having died 18 years ago. Those whp
survive are her children, Mrs. Olive T.
Duke and Mrs. Glenn M. Cowan, Gales
burg, and R. H. Taylor of this city,
and two brothers, Alex Heflln, Rio, 111.,
and Martin Heflln, Quincy.
Private funeral services were held
01 Mr. TayJ-or. ur. Heaiey Han, pastor
of the Churcof Today, conducted the
services. TheVemalns were taken Jo
Galesburg at 2:4.0 this afternoon. The
funeral will be "Bld from the home
of her daughter, M"rs. J, ,T,Duke, in
that tlty, Tuesday morn!ng"t 10
o'clock. Burial will be at the Fuller
cemetery near Galesburg.
FOOTBALL; ANKLE BROKEN
J. K. Heidy Has Unfortunate Mishap
at His Home This Afternoon.
J. E. Reidy, while .playing football
with his little sons on the lawn of
his home on Fifth avenue this after
noon, had the misfortune to turn the
ankle of his right foot, fracturing
the bone. A physician was called to
give him attention. The injury will
lay Mr. Reidy up for a few weeks.
Will Refund Money.
Blacking stoves is hard, disagreeable
work, and wo believe our readers havo
been greatly interested in the adver
tisements of Black Silk Stove Polish
appearing in this paper. Because .this
polish does not rub off or dust off a
stove remains bright four times as louj
as is possible with the ordinary stove
polish. Just think what this means to
the housowife in labor saved. You
take no chances in buying Black Silk
Stove Polish. The manufacturer
states ' if you do not find it the best
polish you ever used, the dealer is
authorized to . refund your money.
That's a fair proposition. Isn't it? A
first class article and honest methods
have built up a large business for the
manufacturers of this polish. Rettsr
give Black Silk Stove Polish a trial
Forced Into Exile.
Wm. Upchurch of Glen Oak, Okla.,
was an exile from home. Mountain
air, he thought, would cure a frightful
lung-racking cough that had defied all
remedies for two years. After six
months he returned, death dogging hl3
steps. "Then I began to uso Dr. KIng3
New Discovery,' he writes, "and after
taking six bottles I am as well as
ever." It saves thousands yearly from
desperate lung diseases. Infallible for
Coughs and Colds, it dispels Hoarse
ness and Sore Throat, Cures Grip,
Bronchitis, Hemorrhages. Asthma,
Croup, Whooping Cough. 50c and $1.00
trial bottle free, guaranteed by all
We Are Headqurtcrs for
Pyrography and Pierced Brass
The popularity of pyrorapLy continues unabated, the groat va
riety cf new aud useful articles, artistically stamped on wood,
coupled with carving, Jewelinr; and tenslllng tends to make the
work doubly fascinating. Good "burning outfits" as low as 9S ceDts.
Gas pencils only 25 cents.
The Art of Brass Piercing
Crafting on metal is the latet fad and 'promisee to be fully as
popular as pyrography. All soits of useful articles come ready
stamped for the work. "
Why not start your interest row nud be ready to make beautiful
gifts for Christmas. ,
An experienced instructor has been secured to give lessons in
both arts and wiil be at our Btore all day Saturday until further
A. W. Crampton, Rock Island
1719 Second Avenue.
Once there was a Man who was '
very Ambitious. "I will Aim '
High," said he. "and then I will ,
surely Arrive Somewhere." TLu
when it came to paying his bllla
promptly, he often borrowed th
money and made Good rather
than have any one mistrust him. .
His word was Bald to b'e as Good
as a bond and his Fellow Citizens
were glad to be called his friends.
MORAL: Nothing succeeds
like success. For years we have"
been loaning money to honest
people on a modern system that
makes the money easy to get and
Room 403 Best Building.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
TWO HELD UP BY
NEGRO; GETS S44
Nervy Job at the Burlington' ;
Station in Clinton Early '
MEN COVERED WITH GUN"
Forced to Walk Ties For Half MIIer 1
Ahead of Bandit, and Then ,
Are Released. '
A oig burly negro, armed with two : -45
Golt revolvers and a hatchet, held
up thieVnight operator and baggageman'
at the BufWpston depot at Clinton this '
morning ati (fctoQ- The twoCA;-'
were tltting in the iTTpejsfefs room
when the negro entered. It was im-'
possible for them to defend themselves.' ' !
Goea TbroDgh Pocket. ''
Covering the men with one of hljf
guns, he broke open the money drawer ''
with a hatchet. The money rolled out
onto the floor and the two men werej,,,
compelled to pick it all up and put lt .
into the robber's pocket. ,( '
When this task was finished, the' ,
holdun man went through the men'j
pocke's and secured $4 In. cash from
th h&treaepman. He serurprt 14 0 from
the cash drawer. The two railroad
men were forced to walk the ties for a!
half-mile and were then sent back 'o
The negro made good hl3'
PRISON WARDEN IS
HERE AFTER REED
Young Man Who Violated Parole La
Returned to Fort Madl- 1
A. E. Stevenson, deputy warden of ,,-, ,
the Iowa state penitentiary at Fort, (j
Madison, arrived in the city today and j ,. ,
took charge of Charles Reed, the pris-s
oner who violated his parole by Ieav-C-,
ing the state. Extradition papers were . . .
secured and were recognized by tht ... t
state authorities at Springfield and then' ,
deputy warden will take Reed back to. y
the prison, where he has nearly a year,,,,,
to serve. He was convicted of burg- t, ,
lary and given a term of five years. ;i
Licensed to Wed. ,J ' f
Fred J. Schmale Davenpo.-t
Miss Bertha O. C. Rogers.. Da venport'J ' "
Aaron M .Ballentine Moline '''
Miss Anna M. WItte Thornburj '''