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THE ROCK ISL,AXI ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1911.
10 YEARS IN PEN
West End Citizen Found Guilty
of Assaulting Caroline
Eind, Little Girl.
JURY IS OUT FOUR HOURS
Second Trial of Defendant, He Hay
Ing Been Acquitted at the
The Frank Corcoran rape case was
given into the hands of the jury this
noon shortly before dinner. At 3
o'clock thia afternoon the jurors
were still deliberating on a verdict.
State's Attorney L. M. Magill made
the final argument. He confined him
self to a review of the testimony of
fered by the state and elaborated
upon the story told by little Caro
line Rind, Corcoran's alleged victim.
He also called attention to the dan
ger to the community if criminals
such as the state's evidence showed
Corcoran to be, were allowed to go
unchecked. Attorney C. E. Fturtz,
counsel for the defendant, made an
appeal for hie client following the
argument made by Attorney V. M.
Chamberla'n for the prosecution. At
torney Rturtz dwelt but briefly upon
the evidence in the case. He called
attention to the loyalty of Mrs. Cor
coran, who has been the stauncheft
believer In her husband since his
arrest and he also sought to aid his
cause by a recital of the physical
ailments of his client.
VERDICT OF GriLTT.
The jury reported its verdict to
Judge F. D. Ramsay at 3:45, finding
Corcoran guilty as charged in the in
dictment and fixing his penalty at 1.0
3'cars in the penitentiary.
soclation of Commerce have called a
mass meeting at the city hall this
evening to protest against the stand
taken by Speaker Adkins toward the
Deneen waterway bill. It is expect
ed that the speakers will roast Ad
kins and Representative Chiperfleld
to a turn and that they will be con
demned in resolutions.
ARRIVED AT WBOSO TIMES.
Chiperfleld was in the chair aud the
speaker was delivering his famous de-
fi to Governor Deneen from the floor
of the bouce when the delegation ar
rived Wednesday. They went to the
floor of the house on invitation from
the Peoria members, but Chiperfleld,
who did not recognize them, roughly
ordered them to leave and they climb
ed into the galleries, from which
point of vantage they saw the speak
er knock the stuffing out of the bill
that they had Journeyed to the capital
to aid. Then, greatly peeved, they
hurried out and caught the first Inter
urban car home.
DES MOINES IN
KICK ON RATES
Complains to Commerce Com
mission About Rail Charges
to Rock Island.
AND ELSEWHERE IN STATE
Alleged That Shipments to and From
Atlantic Coast Are Handled
Mass Meeting Called to Hear
Things Said About Speaker
DIGNITY SADLY RUFFLED
Delegation From Still City Snubbed
at Capital When They Went to
Aid Deep Waterway.
Peoria, 111. May 19. Warm under
the collars because of the snub given
the Peoria deep waterway delega
tion of 30 business men at Spring
U Id Wednesday representatives of
;!: J)erp Waterway association, Illi-
'. '!- Valley Yacht club and the Ab-I
Washington, May 19. Declaring the
freight rates between Des Moines,
Iowa, and Rock Island, Peoria, and Chi
cago, 111., are "grossly excessive, and
unreasonable and illegal," 53 business
concerns of Des Moines complained to
day to the interstate commerce com
mission against the Rock Island, Mil
waukee, and Burlington railways.
If AIL. FARTHER FOR LESS.
It is averred greater charges for
shipments are exacted for shorter than
for longer hauls over through routes
from Atlantic seaboard points to Des
Moines, and the commission is urged to
adjust the alleged Inequalities in
Takes 60 Laborers.
C. W. Smith of Lansing, Mich.,
arranged for transportation of 60
laborers from this city to Michigan
yesterday, the men to be employed
during the summer in beet sugar
plants near Lansing.
Pay for New Stars.
It should have been stated that the
new stars ordered by the members of
the city commission were paid fori out
of their own pockets, and not from the
Henry Johnson of Moline Fined
$10 and Costs for Ordi
RIDING ON MOTORCYCLE
Policemen Instructed to Keep Close
Watch on This Particular
Henry Johnson of Moline was ar
rested last night by Officer Otto Her
kert for speeding on his motorcycle
along Seventh avenue near Thirty
eighth street. Johnson was taken
to the station and held there over
night. This morning he was fined
$10 and costs. The Seventh avenue
thoroughfare is the one in the city
where the most violation of the ordi
nance is found and the officers have
been instructed to keep a sharp look
out for offenders, especially in that
Today Commissioner Archie Hart
stated that the sidewalks must not
be used In the future by motor
cyclists and bicyclists, as they are
exclusively for pedestrians. The of
fense has of late become so frequent
that the complaints to police author
ities have been numerous.- Twenty
seventh street, between Fifth and
Seventh avenues, see frequent viola
tions which often endanger the
safety of children and old people.
There has of late been a tendency
of some boys to use streets in th
business section for bicycles. There
will be rigid enforcement of the city
PEDDLER IS DISMISSED.
Charles Kuchoo, a peddler who
was suffering yesterday from too
much liquor, was dismissed from po
lice custody this morning upon pay.
ment of the costs which resulted
from his arrest.
Clarence Foley was given 10 days
in the county bastile by Police Mag
istrate C. J. Smith on a charge of
disorderly conduct. Foley drank
rather freely yesterday and then be
YEARS HERE, DIES
Pioneer Brick Manufacturer of
South Rock Island Passes
and 109, International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers, will have a
get-together v meeting next Monday
evening in Industrial hall. Rock Is
land. There will be a smoker and
a program. The president of the na
tional organization, Mr. Reed, of
Chicago, will be present. Theresas
a meeting of the local union last
night and a large class of candidates
Paul F. Bartholomew left last night
for Paducah, Ky.
J. W. Cavanaugh spent yesterday
In. Cedar Rapids.
Mrs. E. H. Leins left this morning
for Farley, Iowa, to attend a farewell
reception to John Sherman who leave
New York May 25 for Germany.
City Attorney J. F. Witter Is in
VJcksburg, Miss., on business. He
accompanied Justice O. A. Cooke
and Robert L. Watson of Aledo.
A. Findling left yesterday for his
home in Denver, after visiting two
weeks in the city with Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. O'Malley and Mrs. A. Findling.
IS OVER HUNDRED;
Thomas Crabtree of Joliet Go
ing to Home of Daughter
in St. Paul.
HE IS 84 YEARS OF AGE
Local Authorities Furnish Funds to
Keep the Old Man on the
ONE OF EARLY SETTLERS
Founded Yards in 1872 and Built
Up Big Business In Retire
ment Since 1807.
L. R. CRANE
1801-1803 Second Ave.
Men's Straw Hats
Every style, shape and propor
tion that any man would want
is here at
$1, $1.50, $2, $2.50,
$3.00 to $7.00
You men and young men who
need a hot weather suit ought to
see those blue serge and tan suits
we are featuring at $22.50.
Other grades at $12, $15, $18.
Holeproof Hosiery for Men, Women and
L. R. CRANE
- 1801-1803 Second Ave.,
Benjamin Henry Redecker, the old
est settler and one of the most respect
ed residents of South Rock Island,
passed away last night at 11:50 at his
home, 2212 Eighteenth avenue, after
an illness of 10 weeks caused by the
Infirmities of age. Mr. Redecker was
the pioneer brick manufacturer of this
community, having established a brick
yard in 1872. Seventeen years ago he
retired from active life, leaving his
sons to continue the business he had
NATIVE OF GERMANY.
He was born in Germany, Dec. 17,
1829, and he came to this country in
1854, landing at New Orleans. From
there he went to Louisville, Ky., ex
pecting to make that city his future
residence, but after living there only
a few months he was attracted by the
possibilities of this community, and he
came here. Five years after coming
here he was united in marriage to
Miss Victoria Brennen, who preceded
him to the grave by 23 years.
EIGHT CHILDREN SIRVH E.
Surviving Mr. Redecker are the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Elizabeth Gus
tafson, Denver; Mrs. Christine Emig,
Mrs. Victoria Ramser and Mrs. Em
ma Taylor, all of Rock Island, and the
Misses Clara and Ella Redecker at
home. Bernard Redecker and William
H. Redecker of this city. The funeral
services will be held at 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon from the home, Rev.
T. E. N'ewland and Rev. William Schoe
nig officiating. Interment will be In
Chippiannock cemetery. The family
requests that no flowers .be sent.
BEECH ER FUNERAL.
The body of Timothy Beecher,
who died at Hot Springs, Ark., will
arrive in the city tonight and will
be taken to the home of his brother,
J. D. Beecher, 800 Seventeenth
street. The funeral services will be
conducted in St. Joseph's church to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Bur
ial will be in Chippiannock ceme
tery. HAWTHORNE Fl'SERAL.
The body of Mrs. Sarah J. Haw-
j thorne. who died at Lusk, Wyj., last
jvionaay, arrived tnis morning and
was taken to the Knox undertaking
rooms. The funeral will be held at
10:30 tomorrow morning and ser
vices will be conducted in the First
Baptist church by the pastor. Dr.
H. V. Reed. Burial will be In Chip
piannock cemetery. Mr. and Mrs.
William Hawthorne and daughter of
Blue Island, Ortin W. Hawthorne of
Eldorado. Ark., Mrs. C. V. Ryan and
Miss Sadie 8. Hawthorne of Mil
waukee are present to attend the
A Journey which would fax the
strength of many a younger man is
being made by Thomas Crabtree, who
reached Rock Island late yesterday
afternoon from Joliet. It Is safe to
call the traveler old, for he has gone
a year beyond the century mark ac
cording to the story which he told lo
cal authorities when soliciting aid for
the completion of his journey to St
Mr. Crabtree comes from Joliet. He
was sent as far as Monmouth and the
authorities there sent him to this city
Poormaster J. H. Lidders was inter
ested in the man's behalf and he se
cured for him from the county treas
urer sufficient funds to carry him into
the next county. The trip Is over 500
miles, but when it is completed, two
souls will be happy, for the ancient
traveler is on his way to the home of
his daughter in the city at the source
of the MississippiThe father states
that his daughter is 84 years old. He
also claims to have a brother in the
north who Is four years his senior.
NO SOLID FOOD FOR 50 HAY.
Mr. Crabtree told Chief James Brinn
that he was a native of England an-i
that after his arrival In this country.
he came west and crossed the Missis
sippl near this point in 1833. He has
been, unable to eat solid food for 50
days, and is being kept alive and
well with less substantial nourish
ment. He stated that he had never
drank intoxicating liquor.
ASKS COMMISSION'S AID
Southern Seeking Help in Getting
Trains into Business Section.
C. E. Fearons, acting for the
Rock Island Southern road, met this
morning with the city commission
for the purpose of seeking from that
body action which will enable -the
corporation which he represents to
bring its road into the business part
of the city. The commission has as
yet taken no action, but will devote
J The trl-clty unions. No. 27S. 154
We have bought from private
sources one perfect Wessleton
diamond, weight 1 3-4 carats,
mounted in ring CQOfl
One two-carat perfect Wess!e-
These prices are 'much below
that of the cutter of the stones
and it is seldom that stones of
such sizes combine the Wessle
ton quality and degree of per
fection as above stated.
For the benefit of diamond
purchasers we give the trada
standards aa they have been
taught to us, viz.
Jager Beat blue.
Top crystal Fine white.
bilver Cape Yellow.
' Always consult ua before
buying a diamond and you will
not get the wrong kind nor pay
Challenge Sale Challenge Sale
CO-OPERATIVE STORE CO. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Saturday, May 20th
Challenge Sale Special
Our Challenge Sale has demonstrated that the public appreciate the low prices on
high class merchandise; that our method of always selling for less than our com
petitors has instilled in them the explicit confidence in our system of selling for
less, guaranteeing everything we sell; extending to our charge customers the same
courtesy as our cash customers is the building up plan of this beautiful store.
Saturday we offer a great many very special bargains which are too numer
ous to mention in this limited space so invite your comparison, as only a look will
convince you that we can save you money not pennies but dollars.
Under the direct management of our Mr. T. Haege,
who will, with his force of assistants, look after your
wants for this Saturday business In the Gents' Fur
nishing Section, near the front entrance or hall en
trance.. New goods, new styles, pleasing and cour
teous salespeople, and what more can you ask for
this Saturday sale.
? T. V ;
B I W ! '
w are the sole agents for Mun
sing Union Suits. Enough said.
Everybody knows what Munsing
Underwear Is. Pries e
S1.00 to $3.00
Another big hit In Union Suits,
long and short sleeves. Chal
lenge Sale price,
2-pIece garments in Men's Un
der at very low prices
25, 29, 39, 50, 98c
f3.00 Japan Silk Shirts, collar attached and de
tached. Just the thing for warm weath- QQ
er. Saturday Challenge Sale price J5A70
The new Summer Flannel Shirt with soft cellar to
match. A very complete line to select from. Regu
lar 52.00 va-ue. Saturday C"J QQ
Challenge Sale price J5-"-0-'
Our regular $1.50 Shirts, negligee and plaHedT laun
dered and French cuT, collar attached and detached.
Very pretty patterns in stripes and figures. This
also includes all solsette and white shirts. Q-J
Saturday Challenge Sale price
Just take a look at that regular 51.00 Shirt. QQ,
Special Saturday Challenge Sale prlco Ock
Another big bargain for Saturday in shirts, 50 differ
ent pattern to eelect from, including white plaited
shirts. Saturday Challenge frf '
Sale price OlC
Our regular 50c Silk Lisle
t;,yf-P Hose, in all plain colors.
Saturday Challenge Sale
100 dozen regular 25c
Hoso, Saturday Challenge
Sale price, 19c
Special Purchase Sale of
For street wear.' Values up to $8.50. 100
in the lot. Challenge Sale price. . .$4.93
We were fortu;:ate In securing from our Eastern
manufacturer 100 of the most striking and best qual
ity Glngtatn Dresses at prices unusually low for this
time of year. Thesa are made from French and
Domestic Oingham, !c plaids and checks, all the lat
est sleeves and ned!e-.vork of the best. They are
exceptionally well made, of the season's most attrac
tive patterns. In blue, tan, p!nk, gray, lavender and
black and white check effects, all daintily trimmed.
Values up to $S.50. Saturday Challenge O A qq
Sale price tp'i.iO
Diamonds for Graduation Gifts
SOLID GOLD JEWELRY.
STERLING SILVER NOVELTIES.
GERMAN SILVER MESH BAGS, SILVER
PLATED, AT LOW PRICES.
See oar special sale price on Coral Beads for
U III XferLiMv iSSU)
We carry the larg
est and moat com
of Summer Ties
in the city, and
we will sell all
60c and 76c ties
at Challnege Salo
Your cnolce o.
ai.y 35o to 50c
Wash Ties In the
store at Challenge
Sale Saturday at
Silk and Dress Goods Sections
36-inch all silk marquisette striped Taffeta, In black
only. 11.39 quality. Saturday SQ
Challenge Sale price 0C
23-inch Cheney Bros, all silk water-proof Pongee,
in black only. $1.25 quality. Extra heavy
weight. Saturday Challenge Sale price...
Wash Silk Foulards and Tussahs, in all the new
spring shades, both light and dark. 48c
quality. Challenge Sale price, yard ,
54-lnch extra heavy Sicilian, in black, light and dark
navy, brown, wine, etc. 63c quality.
.Challenge Sale price
Eat in Our Tea , Room Noon Day
Lunch and Saturday Evenings
Agent3 for Park & Tilford High Grade
Try Our Delicious Ice Cream The f
Tii rPKt. nnrl "Rpst. I
time to consideration of the proposi
tion. L. W. Stanton, a-tlng for the Tri
City Home Independent Telephone
company, met with the commission
to present the master of securing a
franchise for his company. There
has been no action as yet by the
GIRL IS SENT TO GENEVA
Marie Stanley of Moline Is Adjudged
Marie Stanley, arrested In Moline
as the result of her having spent a
day In company with two boys and
another girl in a bungalow on Rock
river, was adjudged a delinquent this
morning in the county court and was
ordered committed to the" state in
stitution for pArla at Geneva. The
girl is 10 years old. The petition
asking to have her committed was
signed by Mrs. Carrie O'Connor, po
lice matron in Moline.
Wall Paper on Fire.
Flames from the burner of a gaso
line stove set fire u some wall paper
In the Theodore Evers home, 1822
Twenty-ninth street, at 12:03 thia
afternoon. The fire department re
sponded but before its arrival the
names had been extinguished. The
damage is nominal.
this statement. Mr. Day says he has
his ice houses parked and that there
will be no excuse for a local ice
trust or a freezeout in prices.
Plenty of Ice.
There will be no ice famine this
year. There is plenty of it and of
good quality. John W. Day of the
Sylvan Ice company is authority fir
How to Stop Drinking.
It was formerly customary for th
habitual Urlrikcr to take the i.1'!k r
ularly. somctlmt n-e a year, and orr.e
tlmn In vry fit of rmors that fol
low his ek-tiimf'tif-n, and tn-n br-k It.
But ti'itv it i gradually liwnli.g 0:1
the world that pl-dscen do riot
drunkenri-f. Tht n rvnui system ot
th hat It ua I drlnk-r 1 ritnad and h
must have tr-atmrit that will cure thU
condition. If Ornrie dots not b.nuv
after a trial, we rt-fund your money.
Can he gv-n serr-tly.
Write for frv booklet on Alroholinrft
to th Orrine Company, Orrine hulid
ir.gr. Washington. I. C Mailed s-alrt
in plain envelope. Orrine costs b,ut ft
per box. Bold in this city by the Har
per lluuKe phartnacy.