THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1913.
DENIED THE RIGHT
TEAR OP STREETS
Automatic Company, Disre
garding Commissioner's Ac
tion, Goes Ahead.
WOMAN WHO STRANGLED STEP-CHILDREN
CLINGS TO HER OWN BABY IN PRISON CELL
SOLDIER BOYS TO
LEAVE FOR CAMP
To Take Your
r4;f : r
Captain Dunavin Receives Fin
al Orders for Departure
of Company A.
REYNOLDS ON THE JOB
a Step to Depredations When
Discovered The Mayor'
Has the TriOity Automatic Home
Telephone company a franchise in j
Itock Island? That is the question
which u being generally discussed to- j
day. following the refusal of the city
commission yesterday afternoon to i
grant thern tlie rig!it to tear up the J
streets of the city for the purpose of
beginning construction work.
Inder the provisions of the fran- i
cliise wlii'i; vvm voted the company
by the pMf.plt, actual work of install-1
ing their plant here had to be started i
w ithin SO days after the securing ot j
the last of the franchises in the tri- i
cities. Iiavnport was the last to,
gra.it th" company th" rich to do
business and last evening at midnight
was the last day of grace for the '
fompany. Y su niay a partial ;.ian of I
the lines and underground work
the company was submitted to Com- j
IlUSSlOIier It. K. i.r-lnolds WllO
fused To arc jit th'- same.
AI't'Ktl. to ( iii vrii,.
The company tlien decided to ap
peal to the council and at a special
meeting yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock asked for the right to begin
work. Judge Holiinger and Attorney
f. It. Kenwort!:v appear! for th
compaiy. Alter they had stated their
proposition, Mayor Harry M. Schriver
orfered a resolution to the effect that
the company be granted the right to
put in a conduit on one block on Fifth
avenue from Forty-filth to Forty-sixth
street. The matter received r.o sec -
1lin I P stKI:i:t.
Hardly hud the action been taken
ueiore hip company onicials liurnea 1
to the locution above mentioned and
started a number of in"n to work.
Commissioner H. It. Reynolds late in
the alteriKMin heard of the operation
of the men and hustled out to the
scene of the work. He ordered the
men tn ouit and they retired across
the line into Moline.
it was tuc Mayor's posimn that the
company might to bo granted the
right to lay enough conduit to protect
their franchise, recognising the ex
pensp to whteh the company has been
jdaccd. Ilr felt that the complete
plans of the company could lie filed
within a few days and that thf fran
chise f the company ought not to be
forfeited on a technicality, althongh
he strong'y opposed tearing up any
IKW OF OTitrutv
The other commissioners took the
position that the company should
have started their operations long ago
and that they did not favor allowing
the company to start any work until
the completed plans were properly
filed with Commissioner Reynolds.
Joseph Diet. 19S0 Tenth street,
passed away at St. Anthony's hospital
this morning from an operation per
formed at In o'clock last night fc.T rup
ture, which he sustained about five
years ago while at work in this city.
I Hiring the last few w eeks he had
been working at Oskaloosa, Iowa, and!
Monday his condition became seri-1
ous that his physicians recommend-j The body of Isidore Kessler, the 10
ed an operation. He was brought to; year-old news boy who lost his life by
Rock Islaud and taken to St. An- I tailing into the river from a sand
thony s. where an effort was made to!
relieve him from the intense pain
that he was suffering. He passed
through th" operation nicely and it
was not until early this morning that
bis condition changed.
He was born April IS, at
Eisenhouscn. Germany, where he re
sided until "i years ago when he
came to Rock Island. In he was!
united in marriage to Miss Kuini-
gunda I'eter and to the union six c'nil -
drcn were bjin. four of whom with
Don't Miss It
For Two Days,
Friday and Saturday
Sale of All
Consider this, please: Never before have we offered
our entire stock of ladies oxford ties at 1-2 price. It's
the most unusual sale ever held in the tri-cities and
worthy of your serious attention.
$2.00 grades at
Mrs. Ilennie Yates and daughter,
Tnion City, Tenn., July 17 Aban
doned by her husband and friends an!
even shunned by her own daughter,
Mrs. Hennie Yates, 35, wife of James
Yates, farmer of Troy, Tenn.. ?oiid".y
awaits her trial on the charge of hav
ing murdered her two step-children,
Lignon Yates, 1", and Ida May Yotes,
The nrde bodies of the children
were found in the shallow bavou nea'r
the Yates home shortly after noon on
re-i.lnlv U hv n n.irhhnr tvnr. llarl l.enn
summoned by James Ya'es, 13, step-
ron of Mrs. Yates. The neighbor tes-1
tified at a preliminary hearing that the
boy had come running to hira and toll
him Mrs. Yates and her 15 year old
daughter by another marriage, Floy
Karris, were drowning his brother and
j sistr-r and would have drowned li'in
( also if he had not escaped,
i On the day following her arrest with
her daughter, Mrs. Yates confessed
J that she was guilty of having killed
; the chi'.dren. The girl corroborated
the confession and toid the authorities
j that she pushed their heads under the
jwa'er and held them thtre w-hlle her
mother strangled them by their throats.
j The little girl cowered in a separate
cell as far away from her mother as
she could get. She declares she is
afraid of her mother and assisted in
the murder only after she had been
'frreatened w ith death by her parent if
Mrs. Yates is still in posssesion of
Iht l-montbs-o!d baby boy, her only
child by her present marriage. Her
husband who has refused to see the
woman since her confession, is mak
ing an effort to have the child taken
The woman's case is puzzling to the
the widow survive. They are Leo,
Fred. Ottiliax and Josephine, all of
whom make their homes in Rock
Island. He is also survived by four
sisters who live in Germany. He was
a member of the Eagles. V. C. U.,
Mannerchor and St. Anthiony'g socie
ties. The funeral will be held Saturday
morning at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's
church. Father Quinn will have
charge of the services and interment
will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.
Fl MVIAI, OK MI1S, tl ( IOI1W.
The funeral of .Mrs. Herman J.uch
mann was held at 3 o'clock this after
noon at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. F. W. Barth, 1111 Third avenue.
Rev. Kolf was in charge of th serv-
! ices and interment was made in Chip
! pianacck cemet.ery.
BODY OF BOY FOUND
IN THE RIVER TODAY
barge at Davenport Tuesday evening,
w-as found at an early hour this morn
ing at Montpelier. The funeral was
held this afternoon.
Third in Weather Record.
Only two other points ia the 1'nited
isiana yesterday. these
Kan., wh;'re it was
and Omaha, Neb., where it was
Here a 1"1 temperature was reg
istered in the afternoon.
Floy Farrs, held as accomplice.
authorities. She wi'.l give no other
reason for committing the rime than:
"They made my lie miserable."
Mrs. Yates is without funds and the
county will have to furnish attorneys
for her defense. The husband - an
nounced after her confession that he
wculd prosecute to the full extent of
the law. It is hplieved that a plea of
insanity will be set up for her de
fense. Alienis's who have examined
the woman through an interest in the
case have refused to give an opinion
as to her sanity.
The wompn is apparently National,
realizes the enormity of her crime, but
does not in any way show that she is
remorseful. She clings to her litt'.e
baoy and declares she will not give
him up, while her daughter begs to be
removed from the same building for
fear that her mother will reach hfr
and kill her. The two prisoners have
been separated at the daughter's re
quest. TIIK YTKS CSK.
Mrs. Hennie Yates, C6, and daughter,
Floy Farris, 15, charged with murder
of I.igcn Yates, 12. and Ida May
Children drowned in creek near
home at Troy, Tenn.
Prisoners in jail at Union City,
Tenn., fearing mob violence if left s
Beth have confesssed and are kept
in separate cells.
Mrs. Yates, without funds, wi'.l look
to state to provide attorneys for de
fense. Will prcbably enter plea of in
sanity. Yates, father of murdered children,
says he will aid state in convicting
Arrested Yesterday After
noon, After Dodging' Au
thorities a Month.
After a search of over a month,
Hattie Swanson, a woman of the '.ocal
underworld, was yesterday apprehend
ed by th. sheriff's fere and placed un
der arrest by Deputy Charles Dunlap.
She is under indictment on three
ccunts, requiring JOOO bonds each, in
connection with the Florence Crapo
case. The Crapo girl is alleged to
have been an iumate at the Swanson
I lace before going to the house owned
by Mamie Hclzappla. Hattie has been
sojourning in Chicago aad has gotten
as close to heme as Davenport at
times. Yesterday the authorities re
ceived a tip that she had returned,
and the arrest followed. This after
noon bail was furnished and the
woman was released. '
A confession of judgmen for Jl,
4H8.13 iu the case of L. P. McMillan vs
Stella B. Towndrow and Q. R. Town-
drow was tUed uith circuit Clerk r:
Y. Gamble today.
Licensed to Wed.
Ladislar Fooar Davenoort
Miss Paula V. Hermandez. . Davenport
I HeacUo-fbot Outfitters
Jor Man.'Woman bChM
Rock Isias pM-
TO GO TO SPRINGFIELD
From July 27 to August 3, Sixth Regi
ment Will Occupy Grounds
Good Showing Expected.
Final preparations are being made
by Company A for the annual encamp
ment which will be held this year,
from July 27 to August 3, at Camp
Lincoln, Springfield. . Orders have
been received by Captain Dunavin
stating that the local company will
prepare to leave Rock Island at 6:30
on Saturday morning. July 26, and
the arrival at Springfield will be made
at 3 o'clock on the same day. There
will be, over 50 men in the company
and a good showing will no doubt be
The statement that the encamp
ment is to be held at Springfield this
year has beeu received with pleasure
by the local soldiers. During the last
four years the Sixth regiment has
been forced to receive its annual week
of training in camps that have been
anything hut comfortable, and as
Camp Lincoln is an ideal spot at
which to spend a w eek all the men
are making preparations to go with
Captain Dunavin said this morning
that since 1908 the Sixth had been
forced to make their own camps on
rugged ground and while there was
some pleasure in the work it grew
tiresome. To pitch a camp it
is necessary to set up tnts, dig
trenches, establish a sewer system
from the cook tents for sanitary pre
caution, and numerous other thLigs
that require at least two days of
hard work. At Ppringfi?ld the tents
are already up and in each there is a
board floor with a spring cot to sleep
upon. At Camp Lincoln it is simply
a case of move in and move out with
all the work of establishing a camp
TIME OX HAXGE.
AVhile there has-been no definiie an
nouncement as to the duties at camp
this year it is understood that con
siderable time will be spent on the
range in order to qualify ail members
of the regiment as first class marks
men. Others call for an advance
det.ail consisting of the compaay
quartermaster and four men, in
cluding cooks. This detail will prob
ably leave Rock Island on Friday in
order that everything may be in readi
ness by the time of the arrival of the
The company will leave Rock Island
on C. B. & Q. passenger train No. 48
and go to Galesburg, where several
other companies will join forces with
tnem, and leave tor Feoria on a spe
cial train. After arriving at their des
tination the regiment will march from
the station to Camp L'r.coln, where
camp life will be started immediately.
MUSE DUNLAP IS
DEAD OUT WEST
Former Edgington Man Passes
Away in California Had
Been 111 Long Time.
Charles Dunlap. deputy in the office
of Sheriff O. L. Iiruner, has received
word of the death of his brother
Mose Dunlap, which occurred July 11
at Biggs, California. Details of the
death have not been learned.
It is said Mr. Dunlap had been in
poor health for a long time. For
three years he suffered from paralysis.
Deceased formerly ::vcd at Andalusia
and was the son of the late Charles
Dunlap. He was born and reared in
Edgington township and for a number
of years resided on a farm owned by
e leaves a wue, tnree sons ana a
daughter to mourn his ioss. as wen as
one brother, Charles Dunlap of Tay
lor Ridge, and a sister, Mrs. Will Pat
terson, who lives in Iowa.
A rumor to the effect that Mr. Dun
lap's death was due to suicide by
shooting himself through the heart is
denied by local relatives.
OP SPECIAL IN- .
TEREST TO MEN !
For the First Time Ever M. & K. Holds
Sale of Men's Oxfords at
The most important men's oxford
tale in the history of the city isn't
putting it wo strong you 11 say so i
yourself when you step to consider
that Fiorsheim $5 stylish oxfords in ;
all leathers are on sale at $2.50; men's j
newest style $4.50 oxfords at $2 25; J
men's perfect fitting $4 oxfords at $2; ;
men's $3.50 oxfords, $1.75; men's tZ
exferds at $1.50; men's $2.50 oxfords!
at $1.25. These are facts, and it will j
do your feet and purse good to take I
advantage of the M. & K. footwear sale
tomorrow and Saturday. Ladies' ox
fords, all styles lew shoes in lat.est
shapes a; reductions of one-half, one
third and one-fourth. Treat your feet
at the M. ic K. (Adv.)
There will be a meeting of the Tri-
C y mm I City Federation of Labor this evening
P4fiv3iat Industrial home. Rock Ib.ail.
$2 grades at $1.00
$2.50 grades $1.25
$3 grades at $1.50
And all Ladies' Button
Oxfords & Pumps 33Jg off
WIND UP IN JAIL
Young1 People Narrowly Escape
Death on Midnight Ride
When Rig Overturns.
ALL ARE BADLY BRUISED
Men Refuse to Settle for Damage at
Livery Barn and Police
Bent upon having the time of their
young lives, H. E. Cambell and M. A.
Moore, two members of Clinton's
younger set, came to Rock Island last
night, made the acquaintance of two
local girls, and embarked on a mid
night buggy ride into the country.
Joy was unconfined, and the entire
party was having the time of a life
time, when the rig was suddenly over
turned and ruined. The bruised and
battered merrymakers finished their!
evening of pleasure in the city jail,
and this morning were all fined $10
Early in the evening the Clinton
young men were strolling about the
streets, where they met two local young
women. The newly acquainted ones
strolled about for awhile, and at
midnight a buggy ride into the
country was suggested. A surrey and
team were secured fronf Murrin's liv
ery barn. On the return trip, one of
the girls was driving, when the horses
suddenly became frightened, and the
surrey was overturned. All of the
occupants were more or less bruised,
and but for the fact that the lines be
came entangled about Cam bell's legs,
there would have been a runaway, and
probably serious injuries. The acci
dent occurred two miles south of the
The party returned the rig to the
livery barn at 4 a. m., and, according
to the proprietor, refused to settle for
the damage, but instead tried to es
cape. The police were called and
the entire party was placed under ar
rest. In court, this morning Justice Ki'eh!
gave the party a fatherly lecture on
the error of their ways. "Girls," said
the justice, "you are accused of going
out with two young men and travel
ing with them in a surrey at mid
night. You know that is no way to
act, and will only lead to trouble.
Your fines will be $10 and costs.
young men expect to make good the
damage to the surrey, so they :;tated.
NINETY-TWO RECORDED AT
WEATHER BUREAU TODAY
A drop of eight degrees in tempera
ture from that of noon yesterday was
recorded at the government weather
bureau today and suffering humanity
welcomed the chaVige with open arms.
The mercury succeeded in climbing
Glasses in Time,
Neglect to have them prop
erly examined may cause a
lifetime of sorrow and re
gret Small disorders grow more
serious every day. There is
satisfaction in knowing for
suie that your eyes are all
WE CAN TELL YOU.
JEWELER 1702 Secona Avenu.
For DrukcBBcsi, Ojnn
cr Dreg Uiiar.
14 . T
$4 grades at
up as far as the 92 mark today and
the weather man has promised show
ers and cooler weather for tomorrow.
II PERSONAL POINTS H
Jlr. and Mrs. William Haeft of Gen
eseo were in the city today.
Misses Minnie and Hilda Johnson
have gone to Morris, 11';., to at lend the
state Luther League convention. They
are delegates from this city.
Miss Minnie Johnson of the First
Swedish Lutheran church and Roger
and Harold Peterson of Grace Luther
an church have gone to Morris, 111., to
attend the state meeting of the Lu
SUIT FOR BIG SUM
STARTED IN COURT
Suit for $10,000 has been started in
circuit court by Mrs. Ida B'.ankenburg
against Theodore Eichelsdoefer
Searle & Marshall appear as counsel
for Mrs. Blankenburg. Only the
praecipe for summons lias been iiled
but it is understood that the action is
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FREE THIS WEEK
Tobacco Dealers Supplying Smokers
With This Pleasing Novelty.
A Navajo blanket miniature size,
to be sure will be given tree by
prominent tobacco dealers of Rock Is
land for the next few days to every
purchaser of a package ofOmar Cigar
ettes. These blankets exactly repro
duce the beautiful color work and
unique designs of the Navajo Indians,
And becaute of its large size, Jive and
a hi if by eight and one-half inches,
this new novelty is practical as well
as beautiful. It requires only eight
for a pillow top, and no very great
number for table covers, den drap
eries, sashes, dress trimmings, etc.
The gift of these Navajo blankets
through local dealers is made to en
sure a wide trial of Omar Cigarettes,
because of the belief ou the part of
the manufacturers that smokers gen
erally wiil like and continue using this
brand. It is said that the plan is fully
justified by results in othtr cities. The
cigarette is dep-crihed as a new Turkish
blend of very high quality, w ith a flavor
and fragrance which are wholly dif
ferent and unusually pleasing. The
evident value of the gift blanket is
certainly evidence of remarkable con-
i fidence. (Adv.)
Fined $1 and Coets.
Yesterday afternoon Charles Gil-!
lapp was fined $1 and costs for dis-1
orderly conduct. Two women, also j
arrested, Mrs. Gertiu Wilson and I
Kdna Haire, were granted a chauge of
venue from police court and their I
hearings were conducted before Ju.s-I
tice Olsen who assessed them the
The condition of Alfonso De Four,
the employe at the Thirty-first s'ree
round house, who was overcome with
with the heat yesterday while at work,
is reported :o be some better today.
A horse belonging to Ewert and
Richter was this morning overcome
by the heat at Thirty-eighth street
and Seventh avenue.
Heat Kills Horse.
A valuable, horse, the property of
Andrew Voss, was overcome by the
heat yesterday afternoon, and subse
quently died. The animal had been I
loaned to a local ice company for the
day, and was valued at about $500.
The Art of Talking Back. j
"I hardly know how to answer you,"
said she when the soft voiced widower j
"I would not let that worry me." said j
he soothingly. "Hint is something a
woman learns perfectly soon after mar
riage." Cincinnati Enquirer.
At tho Wedding.
Bride's Mother Were you nervon
during the ceremony? Bride Well. 1
loxt my self possession when papa
gave me away to Charley. Judge.
1 For MaaWomarChild,
STRIKERS CL v
SUN IS TOO HUT
Greeks and Mexicans Still Hold
ing; Out fpr Extra Two
Bits Per Day.
Thus far the Tri-City Railway com
pany has not met with the demands
of the 50 laborer's who went on a
strike yesterday and the men are still
lidding out for $2.50 per day. The
men claim that the weather is entire
ly too hot and the work too hard to
spend 10 hours under the burning
rays of the sun for $2.25 and as other
firms are paying the extra two bits
they think they should have it also.
The strikers are mostly Greeks and
Mexicans and are not affiliated with
the Tri-ity Federation of Labor in
any way whatever.
Yesterday after tjie strike had been
declared on Kleventh street between
Seventh and Thirteenth avenues a
number of the strikers journeyed up
to Third avenue where some similar
work was in progress. About that
time one of the' work cars of the com
pany came along carrying a small
number of Greeks and after the men
on the car were informed of the plans
of the other gang, and had refused to
join them, the strikers pulled the trol
ley from the wire and proceeded to
unload their brothers from the car by
force. The men on the work train
had evidently taken a look at some
of the war pictures in the shining
stands uptown before they came to
work and a miniature battle resulted
in which no one was seriously Injured
nuil which resulted in a victory for
j t)e fitrjkprj.
The strike is not being conducted
by any organization.
We make it a point to
carry only goods of known
quahty and established
is the best known and the
best name in photographic
We have Kodak goods of
all kinds constantly on
hand. Developing and
printing done by experts. -
Robt. L. Hunter
1506 Second Ave.
Between the Poitoffice and
Manufacturer's Agent to
handle full line of auto spe
cialties. Must be able to devote
entire time and have the
ability to organize a sales
force that will secure the
Man with automobile pre-
Itest of reference as to
character and ability re
Illinois Athletic Club,
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