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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1912.
BY A BIG BLUFF
John Jackson, Colored, Quotes
Bible Headings He Claims
WRITES A NEW SCROLL
Arrevted for Alleged Theft of Coal
From Bock Island Road by
"Ill let you go If yon can read thia,'
aid Magistrate C. J. Smith to John
Jackson, colored, when the diminutive
John aald that he had been reading
the bible and had learned that It aaya
in the book that man ahall not prevarl-
cate. John picked up the proffered slip
of paper, nothing else than a Jury walv.
er which states that a prisoner gives
the presiding justice the right to pro
nounce sentence without the assist
ance of a Jury. Not to risk a chance
at losing his liberty, John took a chance
end said, "Ens yere papah say dat
man shouldn't violate de law." That
was as far as John got in his reading
lesson. He bad failed ignomlniousiy.
But still the magistrate was willing to
give him a chance to get away.
HOME CHIROCRA PUT.
"Write your name here, John. Let's
see how good you are on chirography."
Grasping a pencil, John attempted to
do a little writing. When he had done,
all that could be deciphered In the con
glomeration was a "k" and an "1
Failure in lesson No. 2.
"See if you can tell me these let
ters, John," was the magistrate's next
stumper. And after John had guessed
rightly on an "a," be missed fire on a
"g'1 and an "e."
However, the little fellow promised
that he would not violate the law any
more, and so he was released. Jack
son was arrested by James Reynolds,
agent of the Rock Island road, with
Joe Settler, for the alleged theft of
some coal from the road yards. Jack
son said he carried it to Settler's rooms
and received pay for it. He was un
aware of any offense in taking a bucket
of the precious mineral. A fine of
$100 was suspended over the pates of
the pair and they were released with
a warning in regard to future conduct
J. J. Murphy left today for a brief
visit In Chicago.
John W. Carae leaves tonight for a
week's visit In Springfield.
Rope Thompson is here from Chi
cago for a brief fisit.
Homer Holland of Hannibal. Mo,
who has fceen a guest at the home of
his cousin Mrs. George Long, 2006 Sev
enteenth street, has gone to La Crosse,
F. B. Leopold of the Pittsburgh Fil
ter nlant SDent yesterday in Rock Is
land with Mayor H. M. Schrlver and
L, L Blrdsall, superintendent of nitra
Charles E. Hodgson Answers
Call of Death on Notice of
Less Than a Day.
HUSBAND HAS HIS
Charges brought against Maud Rush
by Harry Rush, her husband, resulted
in her arrest last night by deputies
from Sheriff O. L. Brunei's office. The
complaints allege that she Is guilty of
conducting a disorderly house and that
she is guilty of adultery. Her hearing
was set for 3:30 this afternoon. The
warrants were issued from George
Nlssen's court. The prisoner declares
that she is the victim of a conspiracy
on the part of the complainant and
others and that they are trying to ex
tract a little money. She denies all
of the charges.
WANT RAIL SERVICE
The retail merchants of Mollne last
night took steps towards getting the
Milwaukee road to establish suburban
service between that city and the up
per end of the county. A committee
of three was named to wait upon the
officials of the company and remind
them of a promise extended last fall
when it was said the road would be
prepared to give such service this
It has been suggested that one of
the new gasoline motors be installed
to make the runs.
WAS SEIZED YESTERDAY
Apoplectic Stroke Fells "While He
Was at Safety Building in the
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Charles E. Hodgson, the . dean of
Rock Island insurance men. died sud
denly at his home, 1809 Sixth avenua
this morning at 3:30. Mr. Hodgson
had been in poor health for the past
two months but had been able to be up
and around to some extent. Yesterday
he entertained several friends at his
home and after dinner the party came
down town, to his office on Third ave
nue near Eighteenth street. The men
sat and talked until shortly after 1
o'clock, when Mr. Hodgson excused
himself land went across the street to
the Safety building. James Maslin,
who was running the elevator, was
coming from the top floor of the build
ing and upon reaching the second floor
saw Mr. Hodgson leaning against
the elevator cage, and seeming
ly In great distress. Maslin
asked Mr. Hodgson if he wished to go
down but receiving no reply, again
started downward when Mr. Hodgson
toppled over to the floor unconscious.
IS TAKEN HOME.
The sick man was assisted to the
toilet room on the third floor and re
vived. A messenger was sent to
summon his son, Charles E. Hodgson,
Jr., and upon the arrival of the latter
Mr. Hodgson was assisted to the street
here he was placed in E. C. Hart's
automobile and taken to his home. Al
though rather weak, Mr. Hodgson was
able to walk from the automobile to
the house unassisted. A physician
was summoned and the sick man made
as comfortable as possible. 'From time
to time Mr. Hodgson complained of
pains in the region of the heart and in
his chest He gradually grew worse,
and the end came early this morning.
LONG RESIDENT HERE.
Mr. Hodgson was born in the vil
lage of Manlius, Onondaga county,
New York, March 16, 1853 and came to
this locality in 1870. He was employ
ed by bis brother, W. H. Hodgson at
the Rock Island Plow company and
in various other capacities until the
year 1874, when he opened an insur
ance office in the old Buford block on
the corner of Second avenue and Sev
enteenth street, which he occupied un
til 1908 when the building was torn
down and the present structure built.
Mr. Hodgson was married to Miss Lil
lie A. Clarke, April 3, 1878, the couple
making their home at 1823 Fifth ave
nue, where Mrs. Hodgson passed away
June 21, 1906. One year later, Mr.
Hodgson bought his present home at
1809 Sixth avenue.
HKI.I) JOINT CELEBRATIONS.
Mr. Hodgson for many years cele
brated his birthday Jointly with four
other prominent Rock Islanders, T. J.
Providence, R. L, and settled In Gen
eseo shortly after his graduation from
Brown university. He Is survived by
his widow, the son Joseph U, and four
daughters, Mrs. Alfred Jaques, Duluth.
Minn.; Mrs. Gusta Myer, Westerfleld.
Ohio; Mrs. Dante Stamm, residing
here, and Miss Margaret, at home.
DR. ERA ST C 5 E. ROGERS.
The remains of Dr. Erastus E. Rog
ers, well known Port Byron physician,
druggist and banker, were laid to rest
at Oak Grove cemetery this afternoon
following funeral services at the home
at 1 o'clock at which Rev. W. C. Run
din was in charge. Deceased was
born at Zanesville, Ohio, Nov. 14. 1829
and came to Port Byron in 1850 since
I which time be had been a resident of
that village. In 1853 he was married
to Miss Susan Moore. In 1S99. sever
al years after the death of his first
wife, he married Miss Lottie Wright
who survives with a son Edward M. of
the first marriage and a sister, Mrs,
Anna Post of New York.
Dr. Rogers upon coming to Port By
ron practiced medicine, In 1855 he op
ened a drug store and in 1871 he found
ed a bank. He was prominent social
ly and politically not only in Port By
ron but In the rest of Rock Island
county as well. He was a staunch
His demise followed an Illness of
several years due to the infirmities of
age. Death came Monday morning at
MRS. SARAH C. HIPPER.
Albany. 111., Feb. 21. Mrs. Sarah C.
Happer, 95 years old. died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. E. "W. Payne, in
Morrison, Sunday. She was a native
of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.
She was a pioneer resident of Albany,
removing to Morrison two years ago
to make her home with her daughter.
f- Hf 'A AJf ' Sale I
THIEF GETS $110
IN PAIR TROUSERS
Sometime between 3 o'clock and
7 o'clock this morning, a bold burglar
forced his way into the home of Axel
Lundeen, Fourteenth-and-a-half street
in South Mollne, walked Into the bed
room where Mr. and Mrs. Lundeen
were asleep, carried off Mr. Lundeen's
trousers and when safely out of hear
ing abstracted some $110 which were
in the pockets. No clew to the identi
ty of the intruder has been discovered.
The victim of the robbery is em
ployed as bartender at the Bullfrog
buffet in Moline. His work kept him
at the saloon until midnight after
which time he wer . home, but sat up
and read until 3 o'clock. His wife
arose at 7 and discovered the robbery.
BURNING FRYING PAN
ROUTS OUT FIREMEN
Mrs. So-and-So, at 2206 Third avenue,
went out to visit a neighbor this morn
ing, leaving a frying pan healing on
the stove and thereby hangs a tale.
While she was gone the frying pan be
came very warm, in fact it got bo hot
that smoked and filled the kitchen
with a heavy and not very appetizing
perfume of considerable density. Said
perfume began seeping out at cracks
at the door and a passerby thought
a conflagration was on.- He rushed
' to a fire alarm box and sent in a call
of the New
Come and See Them and
For ManAYoman &Chfld
IRock: Island J ll
Medill, J. W. Welch. Charle3 Case and
Sharp Silvis, the latter two having pre
ceeded Mr. Hodgson in death. The
five gentlemen usually managed to get
together at one of their homes on
March 16 and indulge in a talkfest.
vVith the passing of Mr. Hodgson and
the serious illness of Mr. Medill, it
will be impossible for any get-together
to be held next month when the anni
versary rolls around, Mr. WTelch being
the lone survivor who is in good
HELD PLBLIC OFFICE.
Mr. Hodgson had been in the insur
ance business, continuously, longer
than any other agent in the city, hav
ing been -established since the year
1874. He served one term as a mem
ber of the board of supervisors and
was prominently identified with many
public enterprises. He was a member
of various fraternal organizations, be
longing to Trio lodge No. 57 Masons,
Ucal lodge No. 608 I. O. O. F., Wood
man camp No. 29, the Mystic Workers
and the Loyal Americans.
He Is survived by two sons, Charles
E., Jr., and George W. Hodgson, two
sisters, Mrs. C C Thompson of West
Superior Wis., and Mrs. Fanny E. Tif
fany of Northville, Mich, and four
The funeral will be held from the
home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. W. H. Reed of the First Baptist
church officiating. The Masong will
have charge. Burial will take place at
MRS. RACHARL DEVIUJfET RHODES.
Word comes of the death of Mrs.
Rachael Katherine Devinney Rhodes,
which occurred about two weeks ago
at her home at Grinnell. Iowa. Mrs.
Rhodes was well known In the three
cities and the npper end of the county,
where she was born, and many friends
will mourn with ber relatives here.
She was born in Port Byron July 22,
1842, the oldest child of Dish a and
Mary Hartzell Devinney. At the age of
16 she started to teach school In the
upper end of the county. She went to
Grinnell In 1868 as a school teacher.
being united in marriage to E I
Rhodes, one of the early settlers of
lows. In 1872. She had lived in Grin
nell ever since, coming back frequently
for visits with friends hers.
JOSEPH W. SHAW.
Geneseo, HI, Feb. 21. Joseph W
Shaw died at his home here yesterday
following an attack of pleurisy. He
was in hi 0th year, and one of the
oldest practicing attorneys in Illinois.
He was associated with his son, Jo
seph L, under the firm name of Shaw
& Shaw.- Deceased was a native of
to the department. Away went men
and horse prepared for a hard morn
ing's battle with flames.
Mr. Passerby was not in evidence
when the firemen discovered what had
caused the fire alarm and the house
wife received such a scare from it all
that the next time she goes to visit a
neighbor, she will take the skillet with
COMING TO TOWN
Len Small, candidate for the repub
lican nomination for governor, and
Senator William Lorimer, will be in
Rock Island for a mass meeting Tues
day night, March 5. A similar meet
ing is to be held in Moline March 4.
R. N. Sullivan of Springfield, 111., is
in the city today completing arrange
ments for these meetings.
Mo it's a Papa Now.
Galesburg Republican - Register
Word comes from Chicago that
2-: 3. 3
YOU can pick here from
the largest and finest stock
of shoes in the Tri-Cities and
will always find our prices the
lowest. Just now our annual
Shoe Sale offers:
Florsheim $5 Shoes at $3.85
Men's $4.50 Shoes at $3.35
Men's $4-00 Shoes at $2.95
Men's $3.50 Shoes at $2.65
Also many styles in men. $2.50 and $2.25 shoes at
greatly reduced prices.
WM ' ( rsssK ' rrn ill
Rubbers '-Z&O'S hoes j
I . Head-to-fbot Outfitters n " . 1
I Reduced ForMan,Woman&ChUd Reduced 1
J . PficeS ; -BpKlSIAND,!LLI PriCCS I
fine son was born Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Mort Freer
of Chicago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Freer
are well known in Galesburg. Mrs.
Freer being the daughter of Peter
McL. Davidson. Both mother and
baby are doing nicely, but Mort will
have to be equipped with a hat three
sizes larger to feel anywhere near normal
AS LEGAL HOLIDAY
Tomorrow being a legal holiday on
account of it being the anniversary
of the birthday of George Washing
ton, the county and city offices and
the banks will be closed for the day
and there will be no work at Rock
In most of the schools of the city,
exercises of a patriotic nature will
be held in commemoration not only
Realty Deal Closed Through the
Schmidt Agency for Trans
fer of Range Plant.
PLAN BIG IMPROVEMENTS
Corporation Intends to Remodel En
tire Structure Purchase Price
9100 Per Front Foot.
Through the realty agency cf L. A.
Schmidt, the H. Korn baking company
las purchased the property of Louis
Father of bis country" but Range at Twenty-first street and Fifth
of Abraham Lincoln, Longfellow and! avenue. Tbe frontage is 90 feet and
Lowell as well as the birthdays of al! the depth is 150 feet. The consldera
these famed characters of history tlon was approximately $100 per foot.
come In February. A bakery building, barn and brick rest
Practically none of the stores wil: dence are located ou the property. One
be closed tomorrow though most of oi tne representatives oi ihe purcnas
them are planning on flying flags injing company stated this morning that
nonor oi tne a ay.
We have made arrangements
with a union shoe factory to
furnish us with shoes, small' HOLDjNG CONFERENCE ON
the firm plans to begin building opera
tions in the spring and to build an en
tirely modern baking plant, fitted with
the latest baking equipment. A barn
will be erected to the east of ita pres
ent situation. The plana for Improve
ment ara in embryo form as yet, and
may be enlarged. The company la cor
porated in Illinois with Quincy as the
home city. The home of the company
Is Davenprrt. ,
BUILT 50 TEARS AGO.
The Range bakery plant wa built
about half century ago by Mr. Range
and was operated by him till tlx years
ago when he sold the business to the
Fresh Dairy Butter,
1818 3d Ave.
EYE MEET AGAIN
Chicago, Feb. 21. Representatives
of various clubs of the Three-Eye j
eague will make up the schedule an4 ;
decide on tbe eighth club at the meet-.
ing here Feb. 27. Announcement of i
the postponement of tbe meeting
which was set for tomorrow waa made
by President Tearney today.
sizes, that we can sell at $2.50.
All we ask is to compare them
with any shoe you ever bought
at the price, special sale or
A conference on church benevol
ences la being held at tbe Milan Pres
byterian church today and speakers
well known In the church are present
A resume of the work for benevolence
during 1910-1911 was given by Rev. W.
F. Jones of Kewanee and Rev. David
Park told of the budget plan of church
finances. Dr. W. S. Marquis spoke
on the campaign of the church for the
coming year and "Our Church at
Work" was a general topic on which
Rev. A. E. Woods of Aledo spoke tak
ing as a subject "In Our Parish
Abroad" and Rev. David Park on "Iu
Our Parish at Home." This evening
there will be a meeting at the church
for the general public with talks by
I Dr. Marquis and Iter. iCT. F. Jones.
We hope you are pleased with the opening of the New 5c and
10c store. We are immensely. Consistent with the standard
of the store our policy will be to give the largest values for the
money ALL THE TIME with th2 best possible service.
, OPEN THIS EVENING.
The New 5 and 10c Store
1721 Second Ave.