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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGT'S, WEDNF.'T,- JANUARY 3, 1912.
TAKEN BY TARPY
Well Known Bestaurant Pro
prietor Absent From City
for Two Days.
LEFT NO WORD OF PLANS
Humor Has It That Financial En
tanglements Preyed on His
Wilson and Clara Rabe, nurses at the
hospital, and Arthur Putney, husband
Dr. A. II. Aid testified that the death
was caused by septic peritonitis, su
perinduced by infection of the uterus.
Mr. Putney testified that his wire had
visited Dr. Reed's office in Rock la-
land and had submitted to a criminal
operation, for which the physician was
paid 25. Mrs. Putney then placed
herself under the care of other physi
cians, whom she kept in ignorance of
the operation and whom she permitted
to think her condition was the result
of an accident.
Following the inquest Dr. Reed was
held on a mittimus from the cor
Without warning to his partner.
John Coleman, or to any of the em
ployes in his restaurant and hotel,
Charles H. Tarpy disappeared New
Year's night and since that time not
a word has been heard concerning
his actions. His protracted absence
from his place of business has caus
ed conjecture among those who know
him best and today many wild re
ports concerning his action in taking
French leave are rampant. Along
with the rumors, it is the hope of
all who know Mr. Tarpy that he will
return in a day or two and explain
his brief absence to the satisfaction
For several years Tarpy has been
proprietor of a restaurant on Seven
teenth street. Recently he became
Involved in several new deals and
two months ago wound it up by
Joining with Mr. Coleman in the con
duct of a new restaurant at 225
Seventeenth street and the manage
ment of the Vemere hotel, now
known as the Sherman house.
RIMOR FINANCIAL DrFFTCTXTT.
It is rumored that Tarpy's finan
cial status had become somewhat
entangled and this had caused him
worry. For three weeks, he has
seemed different than usual and it
is thought thit some trouble preyed
upon his mind until he gae way to
it and left summarily. It is thought
that he has gone west for a brief
rest for his home is in Salt Lake
City, where his mother resides.
Two telegrams from Davenport,
bearing initials somewhat similar to
the departed restauranteur, are
thought to be fictitious and sent by
some one who has taken advantage
of his absence to post a derogatory
HAS ATTACHMENT TO SERVE.
Constable Simon Goldberg, armed
with an attachment for $500 against
Tarpy, conducted a futile search for
him this afternoon.
SEVEN ARE FINED ON
MAYOR IS WILLING
TO STOP TRAFFIC
Sees No Reason Why Work on
Extension Should Cease
on That Account.
MUST COME EVENTUALLY
Street Could Stand Obstruction Xow
Just as Well as Later
Others Think Same.
of the association yesterday. Other
business included the election of offi
cers, as follows:
President J. Frank Nebergall, Dav
First Vice President F. M. B.
Chambers, Rock Island.
Second Vice President E. Kohl-
Third Vice President Robert Ed,
Secretary Henry T Paulsen, Rock
Treasurer Otto G. Bargmann, Dav
Governing Board (two years)
Henry Tappendorf, Rock Island: M.
V. Powers, Davenport, and Victor
Judge R. W. Olmsted Punishes Men
Who Confess Being Guilty of
Seven men who have been held in
the county Jail for some time past
on charges of larceny, appeared be
fore County Judge R. W. Olmsted
this morning and entered pleas of
guilty. They were fined as follows
Charles Reed, 20 days, Timothy Sul
livan, 60 days, Gus Peterson 45 days,
Wayne Harrison. 30 days. John Pet
erson 45, Silas Bender 45 and John
Collopy 30 days. In addition to
these sentences each man was fined
$1 and costs. All were returned to
Jail where they will serve out their
terms. Thler pleas of guilty mean
that the grand Jury will not have to
consider their cases.
Informations charging George
Lamp and John Kahlke with lar
ceny were filed in the county court
this morning and the two boys were
arraigned before the Judge and ad
mitted to ball in the amount of $500
each. They, too, will probably be Ig
nored by the grand Jury though not
Information has been filed in the
county court by the state's attorney
against the following parties on
charge of larceny: William Eagle
Eye, E. W. Coppersmith, Robert
Latferty, Cornelius Plunkett, Charles
Reynolds. All of them are now in
"We do not care If traffic Is tied up
on Twenty-fifth street hill if the Mc
Carthy Improvement company and
the Tri-Clty Railway company -will
only go ahead and complete their
ork," was a statement made by
Mayor H. M. Schriver this morning.
In that terse statement the head of
the municipality of Rock Island sets
forth the sentiment of every one who
lives near a Long View street car
track, and chances are that the com
panies that have to do the work will
be so informed. How the company
can expect to do the work without
having to tie up traffic at some time
or other is a question, and as long as
traffic must be tied up the city and
everybody concerned is for having
the work rushed right now.
FROST NOT DEEP.
The frost in the ground is not so
deep but what enough progress can
be made' now so that a steam shovel
can be placed In operation, and after
few inches of surface ground are
pushed out of the way it will be pos
sible to keep ahead of the frost un
less the weather takes on arctic
clothes and becomes colder than
has ever been known to be here. So
it is up to the companies to do their
level best -to complete the work with
the smallest delay.
DR. CORA E. REED
IS UNDED A CLOUD
Being Held on Murder Charge
Without Bail on Mittimus
RESULT OF OPERATION
Dying Statement of East Moline
Woman Charges Her With
Upon the strength of an ante-mortem
statement made by Mrs. Arthur
Putney of East Moline shortly before
her death yesterday noon at the Moline
city hospital. Dr. Cora Reed of this city
has been arrested and held without
bond at the county Jail on the charge
of murder. The grand Jury which is
now in session will probably take ac
tion on the case. Dr. Reed has engag
ed Attorney John K. Scott.
Mrs. Putney, in her signed dying
statement said that Dr. Cora Reed had
performed a criminal operation upon
her Dec. 19 last, at Dr. Reed's office
on Fourth avenue between Nineteenth
and Twentieth street, In this city.
CORONER HOLDS I NO. VEST.
Mrs. Putney, who wa 27 years of
age, died yesterday at Moline. Cor
oner J. F. Rose, when notified of the
-circumstances surrounding the death,
decided to hold an Inquest, and wit
nesses were examined yesterday after
noon and evening. William E. White
side, assistant state's attorney, was
present at -the Inquest in the Interests
of the state. All the evidence was tak
en in shorthand and will be presented
to the grand Jury.
Those who testified in the case were
Dr. A. H. Arp. Dr. 3. H. Long, Mary E.
W. H. Elliott of Reynolds, 111., vis
ited friends In the city yesterday.
Joe Herbert Reck has left the city
to resume his school work at Prince
ton. N. J.
Miss Beryl Titterington departed
yesterday for Oberlin, Ohio, where
she is attending Oberlin college.
Dr. C. E. Robb has returned to his
home in Chicago after spending the
holiday season with his parents, Mr,
and Mrs. H. H. Robb.
Miss Florence S. McCombs, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. McCombs
of this city left yesterday for Boston
to resume her studies.
Edward Guyer, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Guyer, left last evening
for Ithaca, N. T., where he is at
tending Cornell university.
Miss Lillian Boggess of San Fran
cisco, CaL, arrived in the city New
Year's day to attend the wedding of
Miss Blanche Boggess and Frank Gor
Harry Moeenfelder, who has been
visiting with his parents in this city
during the holidays, left yesterday
for Ann Arbor, Mich., to resume his
studies at the University of Michi
Mr. and Mrs, Oren L. Pratt of Chi
cago, with their father and brother,
Henry Schocker and George Schocker
of Fort Pune, S. D., have returned
home after spending the holidays with
relatives and friends in this city and
Mrs, M. T. Stafford submitted to
severe surgical operation at St An
thony's hospital last evening for stran
gulated hernia. She recovered nicely
from the shock and today is resting
comfortably with hopeful prospects, as
her friends will be gratified to know.
Earl Bennett of Dexter, Iowa, who
has been visiting at the home of Mrs
W. E. Owens, 1206 Twenty-eighth
street, during the holidays, expects to
leave for his home Friday. J. M
Fuller of Hammond. Ind., also a guest
at the Owens residence, departed for
his home yesterday.
news all the time. The
ffl WANT YOU!
ARE MADE CITIZENS
Eleven Apply for Naturalization Pa
pers but Majority of Them
Out of 11 applicants for citizen
ship who were examined as to their
qualifications for that privilege be
fore Judge W. H. Gest In the circuit
court yesterday afternoon only three
were given their papers. The peti
tions of the others were either de
nied or continued for various rea
sons principal among which was
their lack of knowledge of the laws
and form of government of the coun
try to which they desire to transfer
their allegiance. The three who suc
cessfully withstood the tests are
Louis Rosenblatt from Russia, Linus
Aaron Johnson from Sweden and Jo
seph De Bisschop from Belgium. .
These Short, Sharp Bargains
Come Constantly to the Surface
As the Inventory Rapidly Progresses
Many of the offerings melt away each day, but others
rapidly take their places. A daily visit to the store is a
paying one for you.
Back Combs Small olt of hand
some back combs, gold or rhine-
stone decorated, values 75c to 1.75
Inventory brings them er
down to Jl C
Hat Pins Black or red Jet, pearls
tourquois, gold heads, rhinestones,
etc., worth to 50c
JANES WILL DOUBLE
AND MAKES DEBTS
Pays Off Some Running' Indebt-
ness and Borrows $25,
ACTION IN SPECIAL SESSION
Delayed Till Today Because of the
Absence of Commissioner Rud
To Apply at
XL CO OPERATIVE STORE CO. X Jl WE iWC YOU MONEY M '
75 More Salespeople Wanted
For the purpose of transacting Im
portant financial affairs, the city com
mission held a special session in the
council chamber this morning, with
all members present. Chief among the
items before the commission was that
for a loan of $25,000 from the five
banks of the city, this amount being
thought sufficient to carry on the fi
nancial end of the city's affairs till
the end of the official year. The res
olution, presented by Commissioner
Rudgren, was adopted unanimously.
The State, Rock Island Savings, Rock
Island National, and Central Trust &
Savings banks advance loans of $4,000
each and the remainder comes from
the People's National bank. This Is
the third loan of the same amount in
a year, and one of them was paid off
from the saloon license funds recently.
The resolution adopted this morning
provides that the amount is to be paid
from the tax collections in the spring.
QUESTIONS FILTER EFFICIENCY.
When a resolution was presented by
Commissioner Rudgren for the pay
ment of $3,239.50 to the Pittsburgh
Filter company on its bill of $7,500,
Commissioner Reynolds offered the
only dissenting vote, and gave as his
reason the doubt as to the efficiency
of the filter plant and the wisdom of
making payments till Its efficiency is
assured. He says that too much alum.
In his opinion, has been used, and till
he is certain that it is not the fault of
the plant, he will be against making
payments on the city's indebtedness.
3.000 TO CAMEUEU, COMPANY.
To apply on the original debt of
$11,250 due to the Gamewell Fire
Alarm & Telegraph company, the com
mission allowed the company $3,000.
A former payment of $4,000 was made
by the commission and the balance
falls due this year. The old council,
under whose direction the system was
installed, agreed to pay $2,000 last
year, but that was not done, and the
burden falls on the commission.
TAKE IP WATER CERTIFICATES.
The commission passed a further
resolution providing for the payment
of $3,375 to the First National bank of
Chicago for interest and principal on
water certificates which were issued
by the city several years ago and
which are made payable to the Chicago
New Front Is Being Put Into Store
Room Adjoining His Present
J. E. Janes has leased the building
at 1812 Second avenue, which was
formerly occupied by E. F. Dorn, the
tailor, immediately adjoining his
restaurant, and if present plans ma
terialize, will use both places for his
business. An arch is to be cut
through the wall and in this way the
capacity will be doubled. A new
plate glass front is being placed in
both locations. Mr. Janes stated
this morning that he was at present
negotiating with a certain firm, who
might use the eastern section of the
building, and should this be the case
he plans to use the rear part of that
place as a private dining room, in
conjunction with his present place of
ousiness; omerwise, me enure space i
will be utilized, for restaurant pur
poses. The property at 1812 Second ave
nue is to be thoroughly overhauled, :
new floors put in and everythin
made modern and up-to-date.
Colgate, Woodworth. Vantine and
Vernom. box perfumes, choice
odors, but small lets left from the
big holiday rush ,the $1.00 values
69c; the 50c ones 39c; f r
the 25c ones Iwt
Velvet and Satin Bags, quite a few
kinds, in the very latest styles,
prices have been up to (J- 5Q
$3.50; choose quickly at J)x.Oi
A Few Belts That must go at
once have sold up to 75c; pick
yours at i
9c, 7c, 5c, 3c and AC
Hair Switches About 10-in., all
mostly light shades, fine wavy hair,
Dresses Worth $25 and $30 for
$15.50 This is indeed a surprise,
such handsome dresses of velvets,
silks, serge, and panama, valued
at $25 to $30; yes there are two
$35 velvet dreses in
28 inches long, values (tjo Qf
mostly $7.75, bargains atPJU
k furs In
More of those pretty neck furs In
brook mink, lynx, opposum, etc.
big pieces, satin lined,
values to $10.00 at . . .
Children's Worsted Dresses All
ages to 14 years very pretty styles,
just a few of a kind, so for a quick
clean-up we make three lots of
these dresses, values up J- 'Tf'
to $6.50 at $3.75, 2.75 and vPl.t D
All Women's Suits 2 PR'CE NO
They surely are going fast.
Girls' Coats For the balance of
the week, any girl's coat in the
house up to $10.00 in
Any girls' coats between
$11.50 and $16.50, for...
Such bargains don't delay,
A lot of white and colored neck
rushlngs in cut neck y
lengths, each OC
Beautiful Irish Crochet Edgings
and Insertions, all 38c vainest r
to close, at, a yard LDC
Choice lot of Fancy Ribbons In
floral, persian and moire patterns,
cheap at 25c, t
at a yard JLUC
"Smart Set" Playing Cards, fine
celluloid finish, picture backs, 25c
Decorated Boxes of Fine Linen fin
ish Stationery, in assorted colors,
a 25c value, for a r
Odd Sizes of Women's Embroid
ered Linen Collars, the kind that
sells for 25c,
36-Inch Embossed Lining Satins, in
light colors, $1.50 value, QQ
per yard 07
8c Dress Ginghams in blue and
grey stripes, all day.
Choice of about 50 pieces of dark
and light styles of percales, Thurs
day at 2:30. or
8 Yards for OVC
A lot of very fine white persian
Lawns at just half price have
been 44c a yard, ef
607 yards of 36-inch White Cambric
Muslins, 12 c quality; enough per
haps for one day, r
a yard ...7w
36-inch Long Cloths,
value, while they last
One day sale of 8o quality full
bleached muslins. i
at, a yard
65o Linoleum, 39c 20 remnpt
Linoleum containing from 2 to 10
yards in piece; regularly 3Q
sold at 65c yard, now O iC
Odd Curtains now 15c each A lot
of salesmen's samples , a little
shorter than regular Just tae
thing for short windows, - j
Sale of Mended Kid Gloves 25c-
Thursdav at 2:30 P. M. we throw
out for quick selling the balance
of our mended Kid Gloves, mostly
all blacks; some colors. Sure
enough bargains and sold Q Et
as are. ner rialr jCJ
75c Comblnets at 38c We have
about four dozens white Combinets
with bale and cover, the
75c kind, thia time ....
50-ft. hard twisted aash cord
clothes lines, usually sold at 20c,
very special 1 r
Coaster Sleds for boys and girls,
made or hard wood, steel shod,
fancy painted and varnished, every
boy should have a new sled -at
this price. AO
Seamless Royal Granite Dlshpans,
14-quart size and the regular 60c
kind, just this
At Y. M. C. A.
Physical Director Clevett of tho
Y. M. C. A. started out this morning
with a small group of "hikers" with
Muscatine as their destination. The
pilgrims who accompanied Mr. Cle
vett were Clarence Wilson, James
Morse and Paul Dahlen. They ex
pected to reach Muscatine about 4
o'clock and after resting for a time,
will make the return trip by rail
road. A merry party of B. G. M. boys
enjoyed a pleasant evening at the Y.
M. C. A. last night. The occasion
was a combination of social and bus
iness meeting. The evening was
spent in games and various amuse
ments. A postal card projector fur
nished a considerable part of the en
tertainment. Boys' Secretary Doe of
the Davenport association, was pres
ent and gave an interesting account
of the Christmas celebration in the
boys department at Davenport.
Officers for the B. G. M. for six
months were elected as follows:
President Bliss Rinck.
Vice President Richard Dopp.
Secretary Harold CIssna.
Treasurer Harold Wilson.
Usher Edward Moeller.
Doorkeeper Fred Milow.
Pianist Franklin Searle.'
Chorister Allan Eddy.
HERE'S raw CLUB FOR
MEN WITH HOBBIES
DECISION AS FINAL
Disposition of Carpenter's Differ
ences Made Following Snoke's
Attorney D. H. Snoke of Davenport,
selected as arbiter of a question which
arose between the Tri-City Master
Builders' association and the men, has
handed in his recommendation for a
settlement. It has been accepted by
both sides as the proper method for
the disposition of the case, but thus
1 f ar has been withheld from the pnb-
2 lie It was presented at a meeting
JUNK MAN STILL
HUNTING FOR SITE
Jan. 1 Slips By and Charles
Brady Has Not Moved
NOW WHERE IS HE TO GO?
That Is the Question That Is Pre
venting Definite Action Past
Time for Decision.
of two Rock Islanders, Judge R. W.
Olmsted and Gustav Andreen, presi
dent of Augustana college. Ex-Congressman
A. F. Dawson of Daven
port is also among the world celeb
rities. The book is the product of
a company which originated in Lon
don and got out its first edition
there a year ago. The present book
is the second edition and it is right
up to the minute. It includes all the
kings, presidents and prominent
men of the world.
Theodore K. Vail, president of tho
Western Union TeU-graph Company,
has a hobby. So has Victor J. Dow
Ung, New York supreme justice. Dar
wtl P. Klngsley. and other big men
of Manhattan. They have just cot
together and organized a Hobby Club
with fifty members, ail of whom suf
fer from a mania on some particu
lar subject. The club is going to
give its first dinner December 28.
Is Charley Brady moving his junk
yard from Fourth - avenue near Six
teenth street as per orders issued by
the city commission several weeks
ago when his Junk yard was declared
a nuisance? Not so you can notice it.
Following petitions by residents re
siding- near the objectionable plant,
the council ordered the owner to seek
out another location and move by Jan.
1. It was thought that ample time
was afforded him in the action. But
apparently there was some miscalcu
lation somewhere, for Brady still in
fests the locality, and will probably
continue to do so till somebody jumps
on him with both feet
The owner sought out a location
which he declares is most suitable to
his needs, leased it, informed the
commission of the move. Thereupon,
property owners residing near the lo
cality which had been procured. Ninth
street and First avenue, entered a pe
tition with the city commission fight
ing any movement which wojld put
the junk yard in their vicinity and
aid in the obliteration of things beau
tiful there. Brady was so Informed
and was ordered to place a counter
document with the city officials. That
action was asked two weeks ago and
it is still on the way.
TO HELP FIND SITE.
Though no definite action has been
taken concerning the failure of Brady
to comply with the council's action,
it is probable that he will have to
move fast or suffer the consequences.
It is further probable that some will
come to his aid and put him where
his business will not be entailed by
poor location or where his plant will
be objectionable to residents.
Want to Amend Bill.
In the injunction case of Hemlng
eon vs. Arp, attorneys for the plain
till this morning made a motion be
fore Judge Gest to file and amend
the bill of complaint The motion
was taken under advisement Some
time ago a controversy arose between
the above mentioned parties in regard
to a wall which separated property
belonging to them, and Ilemingson
was granted an injunction restraining
Dr. Arp from disturbing the same.
El Reno, Okla., Jan. 3. In a headon
collision on the Rock Isl- 'oday
near El Reno, when ths iy,"
southbound, and passenger . t No.
41 crashed together, James Potter of
Chlckasha, Okla., engineer on the
"Firefly," was killed and 20 other per
sons injured. '
B. E. McConnell. county court re
porter. Is acting temporarily as cir
cuit court reporter, filling the vacancy
caused by tne resignation of E. R.
HE DIRECTS GREAT
BY GIRL FRIEND
T. Eymel Is Arrested in Chi
cago and Held for Rock
PRESENTED BAD CHECK
Tried to Pass It on Forme Ac
quaintance Who Phoned Here
to Find If It Was Good.
TWO ROCK ISLANDERS
AMONG THE FAMOUS
An international book entitled
"Who's Who in the World" and con
taining brief biographies of 12.000
prominent men from all parts of the
world, includes in the list the names
A. T. Arnold. Wheeling. W. Va
8 La le secretary of Sunday schools,
directed a one-day religious census
of Huntlnrton. a city of 15.000. In
which eight hundred enumerator
canvassed the town and ascertained
tbe religious belief and conditions
of every one of its adult residents.
T. Kymel Stark, exponent of the
care free and blithesome existence,
has for the nonce ceased his flutter
ing gyrations around the glare of the
white lights on the Rialto, and is now 1
seeing Chicago through the grated
bars. Caught up In an effort to pass
another bum check and lured to cap
ture through the wiles of a second
Delilah, he is now awaiting the ar
rival of the local police to bring him
back to this city, which will probably
be within a few days.
Stark, it will be remembered, was
the master brain of the Rock Island
Southern Guide company and wheu
all the advertising contracts were
closed he collected a considerable
portion of the money in advance and
beat it for the tall uncut leaving be
hind him a trail of empty wine hot-,
ties, clgaret stubs and unpaid bills.
TRIED OLD GAME.
Stark was caught New Year's night
through the agency of Charles Car
ter, a vaudeville performer who was
playing at the Empire when Stark was
In this city. The two met at a cafe
in Chicago on the above mentioned
night and the youthful promoter
asked Carter if he would cash a check
for him. Carter hesitated for a few
moments and Stark in the meanwhile
disappeared. Becoming auspicious.
Carter got Manager Carl Mueller of
the iNew Harper on the long distance
phone and asked him it Stark's
checks were O. K., to which he re
ceived a very negative "No."
Carter then got busy and called
a lady friend of the gay youpg
spender, who induced Stark to mvet
her at a well known cafe, where the
bluecoats took Wallingrord" lnt6 cus
tody, j ,
Licensed to Wed.
Edward E. Sidlinger Bbrt Byron
Miss Maud L. Zimmerman. ..Cordova
Owen V. McCononghey..-' Silvia
Miss Genevieve Fry...... Sllvis
Fred Clark.. Chicago
Miss Eva Winn Chicago
Carlisle Evans . . . . '. ..... . Rock Island
Miss Martha Konski......Rocfc Island