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HE ROCK ISLAND AUGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
OWNER TO RETIRE!
Herman Schwecke Disposes of;
His Business After 25 Years
TO ERECT AN APARTMENT
New Three-story $20,000 Structure for
Twenty-first Street and Fourth
After conducting a saloon business
for 25 years at 313 Twentieth street.
Hernial: Schwecke today announced
his permanent retirement from active
business pursuits, and the sale of the
building, slock and fixtures to Sain
u: Jjf u'-ch and David Lewis, who will
take possession of "The Pickwick"
.May i. Aitaouga .Mr. schwecke was t
unwi:i;ng to state the amount involv
ed, it ,b understood to be in the neigh
borhood of 120,000.
BF.OAX I 1,S4.
Mr. Schwecke came to America
from his home in Hanover, Germanv,
in ISh.'i. At that time he was a boy I
of 22. His brother, Rudolph Schweckei
then conducted a saloon on the site
which is now occupied by the Rock
I hi and depot at Thirty first street. Her- !
man became a bartender for his bro'h- !
r April 1. 1S4. and since that time
has b n In the business.
May 1, 11tS, Mr. Schwecke. with
th Knr!np which hi had acquired, ;
rnharl;ed In business for himself at'
13 T.vfi.'J"th street, where he has
b f n v.r ginre. The establishment ;
hnn, cMirir.ir all these years, been con- I
rlijcted in a clean, s'ratght manner and
In enjoyed the reputation of being
OTiohp the -i(t rerula'ed saloons in
P'" k hit rid. Mr. K'hwecke feels that
li u jrft.Lg we'.l along in year and :
in er.tltii d to a test. His p'.arig are !
not fji;,U K-ua )i(,on. but it Is likely 1
that l.e and his family will make a J
trip to Kurope ri"jt summer ;
K IIHLDItG. j
It is Mr. Schwecke'a plan to erect j
a thn-H-htory apartment building on '
t!ie northwest corner of T enty-tirst !
F'reet s.h'J Fourth avenue. Several'
years ago he bought the corner prop- j
rty froiii Mr. Denkuiann. the frontage :
h i i . c 4' xir.o. A double store w ill
comprise, tlm first Boor, while the!
remaining two stories will contain
modern fiats. The structure will be
pressed bi l k and will be erected at
h cost of from IH.nrnj to $JO,000. Flans
and fpeejflcatious are now being
Irnwn. and work on the new building
wti; bntrln as soon as the weather will
permit. The old wooden shack on ,
thin corner has been an "eye-sore" i
fT ar, mid trie erec-rTon of a new
:nl n:'dern apartment, building w iil ,
n.ean a decided gain for the city. ;
,, , ,
Bloody Combat Is Staged in Al -
ley Before Big Crowd
A genuine prize fight, with a ring-'
side mulience of over 100 fans was!
bt-ing "pulled" In tfte alley back of!
lieution's feed store on Seventeenth :
street last night at 6 o'clock, when ;
tho police descended upon the anna
and placed both principals under ar-'
rest. They gave their names as Theo-
dine IlelniH of South Hock Island and
(ie'irge Armstrong of this city and
th.ri iiieriuiiK were lined $3 and cus
The fight began over a card game j
In a saloon nearby. Helms lost a lit-1
tie change in a pitch game and be- j
ci nilng slightly peeved, reminded his
v .uiung opponent or a little debt or
ceiitu whku was long past due, ac
ectding to his claim. Hot words fol
lowed and Armstrong slapped bis al
leged creditor on the mouth. Hoth
a ljoiirtied to the alley -where Officer1
Keli prevented a proposed fight and
l;i th promised to be good.
Half an hour later, a call was re
ceived at the police station that a big!
:::XrA&?.: it u-
Gives to food that peculiar lightness, sweetness,
and delicious flavor noticed in the finest bread,
cake, biscuit, rolls, crusts, etc., vhich expert
pastry cooks declare is unobtainable by the use
of any other leavening agent
battle vas being staged in an alley off !
Seventeenth street. Kell made a hurry-
up trip and upon arriving on the scene. .
broke into the ring and arrested the
! belligerents. Helms had receied an
! unmerciful beating and his face was
I covered with gore. The claret was
' al9o spouting from his nose and mouth.
Armstrong explained that after the
ifiist peace pact had been signed, he
! had gone back into the saloon and I
I was" in the act of drinking a glass of J
I beet when Helms rushed in and jump-
' np rT nia nnrk n r mm nvrr I ue uvdu. i
Beth then adjourns to the alley ere
, the battle was renewed until the blue
: coat Interfered with the proceedings.
HUSBAND TO PAY
S5 WEEK TO WIFE
Such Is Decree Issued in County Ernest raiidorf, the West Daven
Court at Abandonment Hear- port grocer, following an inquest held
This Momin. la9t B'Sht in hich the Jury returned
a verdict in accordance with the facta.
I and recommended that Sheets be held
A domestic entang'emcnt was aired : to the grand jury on a murder charge
in the county court this morning be- without bail.
fore Judge B. S. Bel'.. It resulted
in a decree being irsued that Adolph
Benson, now of GaJva. shall pay the
sum of $5 each week to his wife, who
is living with her two children at her
father's home in Moline. Benson
was brought into court on a charge of
wife and child abandonment.
The evidence brought out an unfor
tunate state of affairs. Benson felt
that he could do better at his trade
that of sheet metal pattern maker in
bonie place other than Moline, but his
wife insisted on living with her par-
ents". Numerous disagreements be
tween husband and wife resulted and
finally Bei.soa went to Galva, 111., and
secured work for $21 a week. There
upon his wife had h'.m arrested. Ben
son this morning beeged his wife to
return to Galva with him and to set
up a new home there, but she was ob
durate and refused, faying that she
preferred to remain in Moline with
Drunken Man Attacks Barten
der With Lump of Coal
Smashes $30 Mirror.
Insane with drink, Tom Mallone at
noon yesterday rushed into .Teanor
I Brothers' saloon on the corner of
Twentieth street and Second avenue,,
D Ml rtnlaincr ti n 1 1 ir.i lumn rT ni.n I In!
and polsiDg a huge lump of coal in
his hand rushd up to Clarence r.Tfanor
shcutlng "I'll kill you." The Infuriated
man then hurled the missile str.ight
at the head of Meanor who was turfnd-:
lng behind the bar. The target ducked
hi head and the coal crashed into a
huge mirror, shattering it fb spITnrs.
The police were called and Mallone,
riirhing out of the place. Jumped on a
Third avenue car in order to make his
escape. A policeman succeeded in
catching the conveyance and collared
' the mirror smasher who was taken to
'the station. This morning Mallone
. pU.a(i p,lUtv to a charge of malicious
j mischief and was hound over to the
grand jury under a"i bonds. Mal
1 tie had just been released from jail
yesterday morning and was a free man
only four hours,
mi. i. n m:hi..
The funeral of Andrew J. Hill, who
was found dead in bed Saturday even
ing, was held tins morning at 9 o'clock
from the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Phil Wilder, 1131 Nineteenth street
Private services were conducted by
Kev. T. K. New land. Interment was
made in Chippiannock cemetery.
An attack of the grip is often fol
I lowed by a persistent cough, which to
i many proves a great annoyance. Cfcam-
berlain's Cough remedy has been ex-j Twelfth avenues, was presented to the
tecslvely used and with good success I council by Mayor Schrlver and adopt
for the relief and cure of this cough, j el by an unanimous vo'e. Asphalt is
Many cases have been cured after all ; to be used on the job.
other remedies had failed. Sold by I
nil druggists (Adv.) j Election Judges Named.
The city council of East Moline
the news all the time The 1
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of
Tartar, and absolutely pure.
Davenport Authorities on Qui
Vive to Prevent Lynching
of Floyd Sheets.
MANY THREATS ARE HEARD i
County Attorney Files Charge of Mur
der in First Degree Dalldorf
A charge of murder in the first de
gree was today filed by County Attor
ney Vollmer against Floyd Sheets, the
tinv hnndit n.lrt Golf-rnnfeccpH mnrdpror
Feeling is nruning high among the
citizens in the west end of Davenport
and frequent threats of lynching are
heard. As a result, the prisoner is be
in? closely guarded both day and night,
and the authorities are making every
effort to prevent aay attempt to storm
Yesterday Sheets implicated Teddy
Webb, the Chicago "stick up" man, in
at lea one Davenport Job and claimed
intimacy with all the Winriv citv han-
dits. but the police do not place much
faith in his statements, which are look-
jed upon as mere boyish boasts
Routine Business Occupies At
tention of Council Monthly
Routine business was transacted
yesterday afternoon at the weekly
session of the city commission. Semi
and monthly salaries amounting to
I.! 449.07 were allowed and the weekly
payroll of $227.75 was ordered paid.
R W. Sharp, superintendent of water
works was allowed $100 as salary for
half a month.
John Daly was allowed a r?e of
$3.33 on his water rent and O. E. .Man
sur of MolTiie was refunded $1.84 for
an over payment on special assess-
On motion of Commissioner Rev-!
in-Kin, lanuus reports irom city om-
cials were received and placed on file.
His own report showed the work done
in the street department during the
month of January. The report of En-'
gineer W. H. Wise of the watrworks
allowed that . the plant hid pumped
100,688.000 gallons of w ater during Jan
uary. The plumbing inspector's report
showed fees for inspections toting
$!37 had been received and the police
rejKjrt in addition to the usual items
evidenced the trying of 118 cases, the
collection of $276.60 in fines and fees
am! the lodging of 350 tramps for the ;
It was planned after some discussion
t' hold a special meeting of the conn- I
ril tonight at which time representa-1
tives of the architects, the electrical
contractors and the electrical workers
will he called in to advise with the
commissioners regarding the new elec
trical ordinance which is being fram
ed. The meeting is to be held at 7:30
at the city hall.
The council yesterday adopted a res
olution offered by the mayor and call
ir.f; on the state legislature to make
ai appropriation of $7n.ouO for the
erection of a new training school for
boys in the southern central porfTon
of the state so as to relieve conges
tion at the St. Charles school.
An ordinance calling for the paving
of Eleventh street from First to
and the vil age
board of Carbon Cliff
in their respective
towns last night and named judges
and clerks for the approaching spring
primaries for towns and villages not
under commission form of government.
Floyd E. Thompson, newly elected
state's attorney, still holds the posi
tion of legal adviser for Carbon Cliff
and as such was present at last
MOLINER VICTIM OF
RUN OF MISFORTUNE
Camille De Powell, 1834 Twelfth
street, Moline, suffered a fractured
left leg last night about 7 o'clock
when he fe'.l down a flight of stairs.
The unfortunate man suffered a sim
ilar injury two months ago in a fall
from a scaffold and while at the hos
pital be sustained an attack of ap
pendicitis. He had been home but a
short time. Last night he was being
aided up the stairs by his brother.
I The latter carried a lamp and when
the invalid slipped, the brother was
too busy keeping the lamp from fall
ling to extend any assistance.
IN SALOON RAID
Two Are Taken Out of Wine
Room by Police Officers
One Girl Only 18.
At the saloon of Julius Van Navel,
Twenty-fourth street and Fourth ave- i
i'.. .Tht .hmtiv t-f :
nue, last night shortly before midnight
1 the police made a raid upon the ;
i joint and pulled the proprietor and a j
, friend together with two women. The !
I quartet was arraigned in police court ,
j this morning and all paid fines of $10 i
' and costs on disorderly conduct '
I charges. Commissioner Hart warned I
Van Navel that if he permitted any j
; mere women to frequent his place, the ;
! license w ould be revoked. This sa-!
! loon man was fined for violating the .
Sunday closing ordinance a short time ;
ago and is skating on thin ice at the I
When Night Captain Kramer and '
Officer John Kinney descended upon j
the place a gay scene met their eyes, j
An 18-year-old girl, Marie Kinney, was j
sitting on Van Navel's lap with her j
arms twined about his neck in affec-!
tlonate embrace. The other girl, Ma-1
bed Parker, was seated at a table
drinking beer with J. V. Cox. Both
of the women are from Davenport and
th-j Parker woman claims to be mar
ried. Marie Kinney is employed in a
Davenport restaurant. The girls were
warned to stay on the other side of
th; river when they wished to cele
brate in the future.
PRIORI A YCPQ I MQIQT
ON NAMING OF FOREMEN
f'ntitrantnra rf thu fhroa 1tioa nnw
have under consideration a new work-
ing agreement submitted by the Tri-1
City Bricklayers" union No. 7. The
May 1 and the new schedule which has
been submitted calls for the same
v.xge, 70 cents an hour, with eight
hours making up the working day.
Saturday half holidays are desired by
the men, as heretofore, from May 1
to Oct. 1. '
It is understood there fs one provi-!
sion in the new agreement that is a j
departure from the old order of things, j
and that the concession asked by the ,
men is one that the contractors hesi-1
tate to yield. The bricklayers, It is i
understood, say that one of their num- j
br must be named foreman on each
job to direct work where there Is con-j
ctete construction. Each foreman, un-1
der the present working agreement, I
must draw at least $1 a day more than ;
the minimum journeyman wage, and
the s:inie provision is made for the ;
OUT OF LEAGUE
Meeting Tonight to Decide on
Whether or Not to Organize
Club or Disband.
An important business meeting of
th-? members of the Commercial Bowl
ing league will be held th!s evenV
at the Hotel Harms to decide on
whether or not to orinize another
bowling team in the place of the In
dt pendents which has broken up or to
The Independents "Trusted up" with
the leaving of two of its most efficient
bowlers, William Huston and Dr. A.
E. Soule. Another bowling club will
probably be organized at the meet
ing tonight so as the league can con
tinue on to the end of the season. All
members of the league are expected to
Miss Blanche Mosenfelder is visiting
in St. luis.
KM Motenfelder has left for the east
on an extended purchasing tour.
Ed. Davis left this morning for
Chcago to attend the garment show.
Wiiiard Roih returned this morn
ing from Chicago, where he attended
the automobi'.e fchow.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Hildebrandt and
s-rn. Howard, of Sterling, are visit
ing friends in the city.
Mrs. A. A. Rounds, l&22'.j Third ave
nue, has returned hon.e titer spend
ing the past live irtks in Chicago
visiting with friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Cleaveland left
last night on a six weeks' trip which
will take item first to Louisiana,
thence to the Panama canal and back 1
by way of Jamaica and Cuba,
ATTACK IS MADE
ON RAILROAD MAN
Hobo, Prevented from Stealing
a Ride, Assaults Yardmaster
With a Knife.
Frustrated In an attempt to steal i
a ride on a Rock Island freight train
last night about 10 o'clock, John Schon
whipped out a wicked looking knife '
and with the blade upraised In his ;
right hand, made a rush upon Yard
master George Nettleton. Trainmen
hurried to the spot and the knife was
taken away from the man who was
escorted to the depot, where the po
lice were notified of the affair. Watch
ing his chance, the prisoner made a
bieak for liberty, tearing himself,
away from the men who were SMS.ng
him and getting as far as the depot
platform where he rushed into the
waiting arms of another trainman.
This morning Schon was charged with
assault with a deadly weapon and was
held under 1,000 bonds, his case being
continued until Feb. 13.
The police believe that Schon is a
member of the old Goben robber gang
which terrorized this section of the
country some time ago. When search
ed a memorandum book was found on
his person, and in it was written the
address of Joe Goben, Havana, 111., a
crook who has been behind the bars
in the Rock Island station, and a
brother of the Ooben who was taken
' 1 i,Z "fl .1 Z
,18ck to the Pntlac reformatory last
week, after he was found living in an
old boiler with a 17-year-old girl.
Sfchon Is a boomer and has been rov
ing over the entire country. Pesidea
a big' knife, he had a razor in his pos
session. He explained to the police
that he found the memorandum book
in Moline and was not acquainted with
the notorious Gobetis. He claims to
have come here from Omaha. When
questioned by the authorities, the man
told a number of conflicting stories
and an attempt will be made to look
up his past record.
GUN CLUB ENJOYS
New Officers Are Elected
Shoots Scheduled to Com
mence Feb. 16.
The West End Gun club celebrated
the second anniversary of its organ
ization last evening with a turkey din
ner and election of officers wTTIch was
held at William Krueger's pTace, 918
Ninth street. Nearly all of the mem-
j berf were Present.
A smoker and gen
eral good time followed the banquet.
The following otlicers were elected for
i the ensuing year:
President Julius Appelquist.
Recording Secretary J. P. Nelson.
Secretary and Treasurer William
Ground Master Ben A. Koch.
It was decided to hold a practice
shoot on the range near the Watch
Tower next Sunday, preparatory to
the "rabbit shoot" which is scheduled
for Sunday, Feb. 23, on that range.
The regular "summer" shoots will
commence Feb. 1G. They w ill be held
on the first and third Sundays of the
month continuing through the summer.
A large number of shooters are expect
ed to attend the "rabbit shoot" which
wiF be held Feb. 23.
Retiring President Julius Kisten
macher advanced a plan in his closing
address to the club in which he advo
cated the establishment of more gun
clubs for the purpose of promoting an
interest in shooting. His views met
with the approval of the club members
and may result in the formation of
some new organizations.
Mike Schulz became involved in an
argument over a dice game in a down
trwn thirst emporium yesterday morn
ing and wanted to do battle with his
opponent. lie became abusive and
was placed under arrest. This morn
ing Mike paid a fine of $1 and costs,
the charge being drunkerrmibs.
Two men engaged in a rough and
tumble battle in a Second aveiThe sa
loon early this morning, one of them
claiming that the game was crooked.
Harsh words followed and both
clinched, and falling to the floor, roll
ed over and over, pumrheling each
other in the faf-e. The police were
called and both men were locked up
in a cell, where lTt-y are now sober
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
UNABLE TO SEND
NEEF TO SCHOOL
Congestion at St. Charles Insti
tution Keeps Confessed Bell
boy Thief Here.
The fact that the boys' training
school at St. Charles is unwilling to
receive any aditional charges now
partly because of the congestion which
already exists there, is keeping Otto
Neef in jail here. Neef, it will be re
called, recently plead guilty to a
charge 'of stea'.ing from guests at the
New Harper house, where he was
employed as a bell boy. State's At
torney F. E. Thompson corresponded
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with the lad's father, who lives at
Grand Rapids, Mich., and the latter
replied to the effect that whatever the
local authorities saw fit to do with
the youngster would meet with his
approval as he found It impossible
to control the lad. Ho readily con
sented to his being sentenced to St,
Charles rather than to the reform
school at Pontlac. He will be kept
here until such time as the school
w ill admit "him.
New York Supreme court Justice
Edward E. McCall announced his ac
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commissioner to succeed William Ri
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ll, M KM.
Nine hundred and twenty-five acrei
Irrigated farm under big canal, located
only 20 miles from a city of 105,000
population, with railroad station at the
land. The soil is very rich and pro
duction varying from a black vegetable
mold to a dark sandy loam. Eight
hundred acres Under fence and In cul
tivation. This is a'l prairie, every foot
can be cultivated. This is soil that
will produce the big staple farm crop;
also semi-tropical fruits and alfalfa.
This is fine sugar cane land, wilt pro
duce 30 to 40 ton per acre or It would
make a good stock farm. There are
two sets of improvements consisting
of two six-room houses and two big
It has the best transportation facil
ities. It is priced at a figure that will
enable a purchaser to immediately sell
in smaller tracts at 100 to 150 per cent
profit. Price of the above tract for
quick sale $35 per acre. Half cash,
balance in three years.
E. A. Anderson
609 42nd Street, Rock Island.
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