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! local newspapers that te is seriously
j thinking cf turning Stratton over to
the federal authorities to complete his
I term at Fort I.en-ei-wor?'-:. Judging
(from his apparent ttate of mind, he t
! should bo ready to listen to the argu
ments of S'ats's Attorney Floyd
) Thompson, who yesterday wr-n? te Pe
j kin to see if the prisoner could be se
j cured to answer to thse Indictment for
!murd?r found cgair-s: him hert by the
Man Wanted Here Gets 2ar of ;,aBt srand jury.
Iron and Make3 Cell Key
from, Comb.
If he ccrr.es here the problem of
l:eping him In the anti.mttrd Rock
Island rouaty jail u.ry bring a few
additional pray hairs to the attaches
of the slu-r'ff'6 office.
Plans Being Completed for An
nual Observance of Memorial
Day in This City.
8heriff of Tazewell County Worried for
Fear He Will Yet Make His
Services to Be Held at Central Pres
byterian Church Sunday
Decorate Craves May 30.
! several years he was employed as an
J inspector at the sash and door works,
but, of late he was engaged in the
: dairy business in South Rock Island.
!He was united in marriage la Septem
ber, 1910, to Miss Blanche Reddig of
this city, who survives with one son,
Cal. Besides his wife, he is survived
by four sisters, Jlrs. Caroline Gingles,
Mrs. Mary Kurth and Miss Dora
Wulff of this city, and Mrs. Anna
Struss of Peoria.
The funeral of Mrs. Louis A. Breard
will be held from the residence of her
father, Christian Keller, 1100 First
avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clcck. Rev. G. H. Sherwood will
have charge of the services. No flow
ers. Burial will be made in Chippian
nock cemetery.
Permanent Plan to Have
National Officer Come.
Word received at the sheriff's office
this afternoon from State's Attorney
Pekin authorities have consented to
have Clyde Stratton, wanted here on a
charge of murder, brought here and i
' tried. He is now beir,3 held at Pekin. I The Tri-C:;y vrzuca of the Brother
having besn indicted on a burglary ' hood tf Railway Cl'jrks was formally
, and robbery charge and State's Attar-j organized last evening at a meeting
ney i nompson was especially anxious , held ln industrial hall. The officers
Fitting tribute to the honored sol
dier dead is to be paid in Rock Island
this year. Plans are being completed
I for the observance of Memorial day
TrniTiftran; flrra r.i 73 tion Made : in an appropriate manner, when the
fi have Stratton brought here and
1 tried on the murder charge first. It is
alleged that he is head of the gang of
yeggs who killed Banker J. Lee Crow
der at Silvia last December.
Sheriff Fhierel of Tazewell tounty
Is on the vrge of nervous prostration
from worrying over the care of Clyde
Stratton. alias Frank Will'ams, want
ed in Kock Island for alNged partici
pation in the Silvi.H batik robbery and
now in jail at Pekin. 111., charged with
robbing a store at Mackinaw.
Stra'ton has broken out of several
prison besides the one at Ft. Leaven
worth, from which he escaped a short
time before his arrtrt at Pekin. He
has drc'arofl all along that he v ill
never be broimht to trial in Tazewell
county, anj that, if benr to Joliet, lie
will llnd a way to escape from the
' state prison.
Yett rday Stratton was found to
named at a preliminary meting were
reelected. K. M. Jenkinson of the Mil
waukee office in this city being
named president and J. L. Fierce of
the Milwaukee, in Davenport, secre
tary. A number of new members were
taken Into the organisation and it
was decided to have a national officer
visit the brauch in the near future.
The organization will meet on the
third Monday of each month ln Indus
trial hall.
The case of Wait vs. Wenks went to
the jury in circuit court at 3:13 this
afternoon. The next case on the dock
et, is that of Richard Heider of Mol'ne.
brought by his next friend and father,
George W. Heider, vs. August Safe,
bave secreted in hU bed a piece of Molina contractor. The suit is for
valiant deeds of the past will again be
recalled and flowers will be strewn on
the graves of those who gave their
lives for the perpetuation of the na
The annual memorial service will
be held Sunday morning at 10:30 at
the Central Presbyterian church. Rev.
Otis G. Dale, who is supplying the pul
pit, will deliver the sermon. Members
of the G. A. R. and other patriotic
bodies are to meet at 10 6'clock in
Memorial hall at the courthouse and
march In a body to the church.
nreoRATiox day.
On Decoration day, Friday, May 30,
exercises are to be held at Memorial
hall. Rev. T. E. Newland will speak.
In the afternoon the usual march to
the cemetery will be made, where At
torney G. C. Wenger will deliver an
oration. C. F. Gaetjer will be the
. anKle iron wo feet long and in his
clothing was a cell key he had made
from an aluminum enn-b and which,
with a 11' tie more work, would have
let him out i'lto the corridor rf the
Jail. How he got hold of the iron or
foi:nd opportunity to fashion the. key
ix a mystery. Inasmuch as there is a
guard stationed at the door of his cell
night pnd day.
.i-:t a vriM' i
The fact that the prisoner yesterday
rs-ked for and was urp.nted a contin
uance ot his case till the September
term of court was bad news for those
charged with responsibility for his
The sheriff has given it out to the
$15,"00 damages, it being alleged that
the builder shoved the boy from the
rcof of the Pepp.ng va'Ary building
when the boy refused to leave. It is
alleged a compromise is being dis
The sixth annual convention of the
Illinois Retail Jewelers is being held
this week at LaSalle, 111. Between 400
and 500 jewelers are in attendance at
the meeting, making it the biggest
jewelers' convention ever held in the
state. Those attending from Rock Is
land are Fred Bleuer and J. B. Ingalls.
Tom Conlin, ex-Cracksman and
Yegg in City First Sen
tenced at Age of 14.
We invite all admirers of Art Needle Work to bring
any piece of hand work for display or sale during the Art Exhibition
week Prizes awarded for workmanship and originality Open to all..
a 3r sf-3 CORSET
Condition of Wheat Better Than
Last Year, but Acreage
Is Less.
Sixth Annual Choral Union
Moline Theater, Moline
Wednesday, May 219
Matinee end Night
Eniil Oberhoffer, conductor
PRICES Season tickets, $2.00
Single tickets, $1.50 and $1.00.
For further information or reservations address Rev. R. S. Haney,
Mail orders received now Single ticket salo opens at the-
at re. May 17.
Sunday, May 25thFTcES0NN
On Big Side-Wheeler St. Paul
8 Live Davenport 8:00 a. m. nnilMn Q
8 Leave Rock Mand a. m. Kfllr 8
g Leave Moline 9:30 a.m. TRIP j$
g Streckfus Steamboat Line Phones: W-326; N-3097.
Don't Pour
Money -rFsl
Down the Sink ( i
Springfield, 111., May 20. Floods In
In Illinois destroyed 6 per cent of the
winter wheat crop and 2 per cent of
the winter rye crop, the state board
of agriculture announced yesterday.
The report, giving conditions up to
May 1, says:
Winter wheat Area of winter kill
ed or destroyed by floods was 6 per
cent of that seeded last fall, leaving
946,939 acres for harvest. In north
ern Illinois the condition of the grow
ing crop May 1 was 94 per cent. In
central Illinois 98 and in southern
Illinois S5, a state average of 92 per
cent, which is 38 points better than
the May 1 condition a year ago.
fc-prlng wheat A decrea.-e of 7 per
cent is reported In the area seeded
to spring wheat this year and the May
1 condition was reported at 94 per
cent of normal.
Winter rye The area of winter
killed or destroyed by floods was
per cent of that seeded last fall, leav
ing 35,061 acres for harvest. The
May 1 condition of winter rye was 95
per cent in . normal ln northern Illi
nois. 97 in central Illinois and 93 in
southern Illinois, a state average of
95 per cent.
Gats There Is a decrease of 3 per
cent reported in the area seeded to
oats for 1913 crop, as compared with
last year. The May 1 condition of
oats Is 86 per cent of normal, being
6 per cent in northern Illinois, S5
in central and 87 in the southern divi
sion of the state.
Meadows An increase of 1 per cent
ln the area devoted to meadows is re
ported this year, and the May 1 con
dition was 92 per cent of normal in
northern Illinois and 95 per cent in
both central and southern Illinois.
Pastures The area devoted to pas
tures is 99 per cent, as compared with
last year. In northern Illinois, where
many counties report the need of rain,
the condition of pastures was reported
! as 90 per cent of normal.
After spending 42 years of his life
in various penitentiaries ln the United
States, W. M. Conlin, alias Tom Con
lin, ex-safe blower, cracksman and
yegg, arrived in Rock Island this after
noon looking for work. He reported
at the police station. Conlin was lib
erated from the pen at Jefferson City,
Mo., on a conditional pardon Nov. 2,
1912, and since that time has been' on
his good behavior. It is his custom to
go to the police officials in every city
he visits, in order to let them know
about himself and guard against his
being caught up and railroaded for
some crime.
Condon broke into the criminal
world when he was but a boy 14 years
of age. His initial deed was a safe
blowing at West Chester, Pa., for
which he was sentenced to a 14 year
term. After being liberated, he was
sent down for an additional 14 years
in Fairfield, Ohio, for highway rob
bery. Invariably during all these years,
Conlin has pulled one job after anoth
er and invariably has been caught.
Robbery and burglary have been his
long suits. He is now a gray headed
man, 64 years of age, and is willing to
be good.
Promoted by Milwaukee Road
From Freight Agency, Suc
ceeding Hinrichs.
Announcement is made of the ap
pointment of M. F. Hogan, for several
years freight agent at Moline, as com
mercial agent for the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul road, with head
quarters at Davenport. He succecids
P. L. Hinrichs, who is retiring from
the service of the company because o
poor health. Mr. Hogan's new position
is a substantial promotion for him.
His territory will embrace the tri
cities, Bettendorf and East Moline. J
C. Lange, chief clerk, is temporarily
filling the position of freight agent at
Moline. Mr. Hogan enters upon his
new duties tomorrow.
Miss Anna Welch died at the home
of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Welch, 2715 Seventh avenue, about
8:00 o'clock this morning after an ill
ness that extended over two years.
Tuberculosis was the cause of her
death and during the last two months
she had been bedfast,
Anna Welch was born in Johnson
county, Iowa, November 29, 1870.
There she spent her girlhood days
coming to Rock Island about 20 years
ago where she made her home ever
since. Besides her parents she is sur
vived by two sisters. Mrs. Alice Barry,
Rock Island, and Mrs. John Stewart.
Moline, and one brother, Morris, at
home. Another brother, Thomas pass
ed away several months ago. w
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home
and at 9:00 o'clock at the Sacred
Heart church of which the deceased
was a member. Father Lockney will
have charge of the services and inter
ment will be made in Calvary ceme
tery. WILLIAM G. Wfl.FF.
The funeral of William G. Wulff will
be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock at the home. Twenty-fourth
street and Twenty-first avenue. Rev.
F. J. Ro!T of tie German Evangelical
It is the only 5c Cleanser puaran- !"urca w!u.f0I1c,tlie services at the
tn t n: a .u tJ and the Woodmen of the World
.i,. a suiu v-tll have charge of the services at the
LOOK for The namS ;Ch!ppiannock cemetery.
p I vuiiam u. im was born Jan. 10,
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 20 Strikers
and sympathizers today took a unique
way of telling the citizens that peace
was restored in the street car strike.
From the uppermost floors of a lofty
skyscraper, where Saturday strike
sympathizers bombarded street cars
manned by imported men by tossing
fteel braces and bags of cement,
thousands of roses and carnations to
day fell upon the heads of those who
gathered to see the display as well as
hundreds of passersby. It is even
claimed the very men who hurled
steel and cement worked 15 minutes
today scattering flowers.
grave. Interment will be made ia
TCHEN . r i
ENZEIf ah Kvnr To
lthia city ti home all tia life.
Thomas F. Carey, of Rock Island,
was called to Chicago Sunday morning
by the death of his son-in-law,
Stephen Ghormley, who was killed ia
a shooting fray either Saturday night
or early Sunday morning. Ghormley
formerly made his home In Rock Is
land being a printer by trade. He
was married- here several years ago
to Miss Kittle Carey, daughter of T
F. Carey, but recently has been liv
ing in Chicago.
Miss Lillian Bell of Bushnell is vis
iting in the city.
Drs. G. L. Eyster, J. R. Hollowbush
and E. M. Sala go to Peoria tonight to
attend the convention of the Illinois
Medical society.
Mr. and Mrs. John Benson of Des
Moines are the parents of a baby girl.
Mrs. Benson was formerly Miss Lydia
Parker, a Rock Island girl.
The Misses Zella Feaster, Lillie
Krohn, Emma Lamansky and Selma
Anderson spent the week-end with
Miss Feaster at her country home in
Hillsdale. I1L
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Stoddard have
gotie to Minneapolis, where they will
attend the wedding of Mrs. Stoddard's
brother, Dr. W. H. Mitchell, to Miss
1S8, in Rock Island and bad made 'Elinor Abel, which will be celebrated
For tomorrow evening.
Free Lessons
Wednesday P.M.
From 2 to 4
Mrs. A. R. Frnyne
Will Demonstrata
Gosrd Cortet
at Our Store
Friday & Saturday
Unquestionably the Greatest Selling Event Ever
Attempted By Any Store in the Community
Replenished Opening Sales for Wednesday
Additional Bargain Attractions Lots of Specials.
Rugs, Draperies and Floor Coverings New
Stocks Entirely New Patterns Different From Most Stores
Hundreds of Pairs of New Lace Curtains
Fancy Bordered Swiss Curtains, Lace
Edge with Insertions, Pair 93c.
Over 200 pairs, one huge shipment,
bought purposely for-this sale at spe
cial price concessions; pink, blue and
yellow colorings; values $1.25 to $1.50,
third floor, no
a pair SOC
Beautiful Scrim Curtains, Fine, Wiry
Mesh, Lace Edge, $1.25.
A fresh shipment, direct from the mill,
fine scrim curtains, plain cream only,
with lace edges, 2Vi yards
long, a pair
Heavy Nap Wilton Velvet Rugs,
isrr. $19.50
Absolutely the best made, no
dropped pattern or last year's
designs, all clean stock, new this
spring; tans, greens, blues and
red3 In the various " combina-ations.
Velvet Room
Cable Net Curtains with Cluny Lace
Edges, $1.98.
Plain cable net curtains with cluny
lace edges, Arabian color, 2V yards
long, suggestive for dining room or liv
ing rooms.
Hand Braided Cable Net Curtains,
Lace Insertion and Edges, $4.98.
Finest Quality, firmly woven cable
net. filigree designs, bordered with
narow lace and three rows of insertion.
Seamless Wilton
Rugs. . . ... ...
9x12 size, neat designs, small
figures, all this spring's best pat
terns, high pile, closely woven,
the best Wilton rug made.
4-yard Wide Printed
Linoleums, cut and laid
No patterns reserved in this lot,
every pattern in the store includ
ed at the above price, absolutely
best quality heavy linoleum, cut
and laid.
Onalitv Flnnr
. j.-
Coverings ;4.
Thousands of Yards of Draperies
and Materials
50 Pieces Handsome Printed
Scrims and Drapery Materials,
19s yard.
A 50-piece shipment from a big
curtain factory, including the
choicest designs, suitable for any
room in the house, all desirable
Colonial Draperies In All the
Wanted Colorings, 10c to 25c yd.
A new feature in overdrapes
and fancy draperies to match
wall paper, a complete showing
of these popular materials in
both the new colorings.
Bedroom or Dining Room Rugs,
9x12, Wool and
Fibre ... ...
Dozen's of choice patterns, plain
grounds with neat borders, col
orings to match any shade of
wall paper.
Room Size Seamless Brussels
Rugs, the Best
Grades ...
An almost endless variety at
this price, small, neat, all over
effects, perfect colorings, even
ly and firmly woven, other sizes
8.3x10.6, 7.6x9, also 9x9 feet
Heavy Velvet Stair Car-
peting. New Patterns.
Several choice patterns, best
grade, velvet stair carpeting, 27
inches wide, small neat pattern
with narrow border, assorted
Featuring the Highest urjaes or Domestic and Im
ported Linoleums in dozens of Beautiful Designs,
the various Grades
All New for Spring, priced according to the vari
ous grades,
Heavy durable plain cork carpetings, 2 yards wide.
the best A quality
per square yard ,
Many are exclusive lines, confined to us alone for
the three cities in the higher grade rugs of Kar
nacks, Dobson's and Royal lrans, they are shown
in the following sizes: 6x9; 7.6x9; 4.6x6.6; 8.3x
10.6; and 9x12.
Smaller sizes to correspond in 18x36; 36x03
and 27x54 inches.
The Selling of Skirts Continues With a Vengeance, Such
Buying Opportunities May Never Happen Again
360 Handsome Tail
ored Skirts Choice
of Any One in the
Special Lot $6, $7 Up
to $8 Values at
All the choicest colorings,
styles and fabrics, tailor
ed according to the latest
dictates of fashion. This
lot of skirts was obtained
from a great New York
maker who sold them at a
special price providing his
name was not mentioned
in connection with the sale
it's the greatest skirt
snap of the season.
Choice of the Stork
of Over 200 Skirts,
$5 and $6 Values,
The fabric range is broad
and is comprised of the
best selling styles pro
duced for the present sea
son's selling; the colors
are black, tans, grays and
fancy mixtures; strictly
pure all-wool materials;
at the prices we name on
these skirts it would pay
you to get one now, even
if you don't wear it until
later in the year; we will
never be able to duplicate
this offer:
This is positively the greatest
skirt value that was ever sold
In our ready-to-wear department.
Starting tomorrow choice of
Z $3.98
Choice of the Stock in
One Big Group of 4.50
and $5 Skirts at Only
It's j'our chance tomor
row to get one of the hand
some skirts we offer dur
ing this sale; from this
collection of skirts you
may choose one to suit
your own individual fig
ure and probably without
alteration as the size
range is so broad. Among
the materials you will find
the popular hair-line
serges in black and white,
with numerous other fab
rics and styles.
These skirt3 cannot be dupli
cated any place for less than
5.00; some places even more.
Your choice from more than
200 style3 2
A Sale of Serge Dresses for Wednesday That
Will Cause the Liveliest Kind of Selling
Choice of Our Stock
Serge Dresses that
Sold up to $8.50 at
All new models, in this
V spring's best styles. J
of Our Stock
Serge Dresses that
Sold up to $10.00
Over 50 dresses in this lot
Choice of Our Stock
Serge Dresses that
Sold up to $17.50
Dresses for street and semi-
all the correct Styles. J Vdress wear stylish models. J
, Fire of unknown origin, but believ
er by the firemen to be of incendiary
e. broke out at a ramshackle
dwelling located at 603 Third street,
about 3:45 o'clock this morning. The
place has bef;j set a3re once before
acd although the roof was partially
burned away Uie damage will be
SilviK, lil.. May 17, 1313. Notice !s
hereby given -that I will not be re
sponsible for' any debts contracted by
Daniel D. Pottijter, after this date.

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