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!TIIK ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 13,1913.
RIVERMAN HELD OR ABDUCTING TVVOYOUHGGIRLS Sisters Transported From Pe oria to Rock Island on a Cabin Boat. SUSPECT WHITE SLAVERY Police Unable to Prove Charge and the Trio Is Ordered Out of Town. The arrest of two Peoria girls yes terday afternoon and the unfolding of a sensational story of their having been brought to Rock Island on a cabin boat, after stopping at various river towns enroute. led to the subsequent arrest of W. C. Emery, owner of the boat In question. The police attempt ed to show that En:ery was guilty of a, vio'aticn cf the Mann white slavery uct, but the evidence was insufficient. The girls, who claim to be sisters. and -vho gave their names as Lucile end Pauline Clrard, were fined $10 and costs on a disorderly conduct charge, as was Ettery, and the trio ordend out of towi. The fines were all paid Ly Emery. CHEATK !i(KE. Testcrday afternoon about 4:20 the two giri3 were walking along Second I uv.-nue. and according to testimony in- j troduced. were both under the influ- once of liauor. A little dne. which waa trailing tliem, ran out directly In front of an auto, aad "auline think ing that the canine had been Injured, ran -Into the street, grabbed dog Kk and carried it to the sidewalk. There sho clasped the animal to her breast, lay down on the sidewalk and wept briny tears over the narrow es cape of her pet. The weird lamenta tions attracted the attention of Traffic OfiUer .Furlong, who placed the girl; under arrest. iuxiix.tR loiKivrs. At the station they told of having paid 120 to be transported to Rock Island in the cabin beat, despite the fa -t that they could h. re engaged passage on the finest steamer on the Mississippi fo.- $5. They left Peoria last Wednesday, taking the trip by easy stages, and stopping off at all river towns. They arrived in Rock Island esterday morning, and after ngaing rooms in c local hotel, made the wlnerooin beat. Previous to their sojourn In Peoria, they had la a decidedly brief space of time visited, Springfield, Mo., Pekin, fit. Louis and several other places. They were ordered to be out of town by C o'clock this evening. Emery dis claim id any intention of wrong doing. Ilo aJmltted having ptid all expenses on the trip. AUTO RUNS DOWN A HAMPTON MAN Victim Is Hurled td Pavement and Badly Bruised Injuries Not Serious. Frank Vogel of Hampton narrowly esc.ipJ death yes'erday afternoon about 5:30 when he stepped directly In tho path of an automobile at Sec ond a vi nut and Eighteenth street. Ho was thrown to the pavement and reu-dere-j unconscious. The police were summoned and tho injured man was taken in tho ambulance to the homi of W. T. Chambers. 1520 Thirtieth street. A physician was summoned, and after an examination it was dis covered thnt no bones were broken. Ypcel was badly bruised but no seri ous results are expected. Acernipanled by his sister, Vogcl was walking down Second avenue. At the corner of K'Khteen'h street h? ttarted to cross the street, meanwhile taikir.R to his sister who was stand ing at the ei'rblng. He walked sraght in front of the au'o delivery wagon belching to the Rattles Grocery com rany. SUITS FOR DIVORCE ARE FILED IN COURT Three suits for divorce were filed this af'.ernoon. Attorney Clarence Schroeder is counsel for the complain ants in all of the actions. Iouis Dan lble vs. Mrs. Minnie Danible; Mrs. Ha zel Redd!? vs. Henry Reddlg. and Mrs. Mary E. Sliiunirk vs. Maurice Shin clck are the titles of the cases. De scition is alleged in each. SWITCHMAN FOUND DEAD Ma i Whs Expired at Cedar Rapids Has Lccil Union Card With Him. Cedar Riplds. Iowa, Aujt. 13. A liiau wuoo name seems to be El Clancy dird of heart failure a, the cH Fl .niccn hotel Monday night. Ho aj found dt-aj in bed yesterday by ti e r.iht clerk, J. E. Ryan. Coroner IUvld King was called to Marion but considered that an inquest was un necessary. A membership card in a switch tuan'c i n;on b'iring the name of the lodpe c Rock li and, had Clancy's r.p.n,e on it. When ha came to the lortl he said that he was troubleJ !ih heart failure. A man by th6 nan:e of J. H. Klndler of Decatur, in., v uS with him three weeks ago at Pfrry sv.d 4 iring "he past three weeks riant y has leen hanging around Cedar R2pi3. Sunday evening Klndler ran in to him in Marlon again. When be vent to the hotel at 2125 Sixth avenue be told them he was sick and visited a doctor. He went to bed and the next known of him he was found dead. He waa evidently a boomer switchman and was about 4S or 50 rears of age, had blue eyes, gray hair and was about five feet eleven inches talL He was removed to Pingrey's under, taking parlors ar.d will be held ther? until word can be received from the Reck Island lodge cf the Switchman's union. I: is not known whether he has any relatives living or not, thougn his home Is said to be in Champaign, 111. LOCAL SOLDIER ENTERS CONTEST Captain Ed H. Dunavin cf Com pany Leaves for Camp Perry for Big Shoot. Captain Ed H. Dunavin. commander cf Company A of Rock Island, left this morning for Chicago to join the other j officers of the Illinois national ward and the state rifle team and proceed ' with them to the national ranges at Camp Perry. Ohio, to participate in i the rifle contests, Captain Dunavin is the first repre- i sentative to the international matches (that Rock Island has had for four ; years. He is generally conceded to be one of the best 6hots in the state and elicited much favorable comment by hrs work on the local range during the Sixth regiment shoot and later at Camp Llncoln " Springfield, At the laUer P,ace he actod M one cf the ran,?e oflcer ad as in charge ot a R'uad of newcomers making their first appearance on the Springfield range. FINE TALKS AT MEDICS SESSION County Society Holds Meeting at Rock Island Club Ex perts Are Heard. An address by Dr C. J. Whalen, president of the Illinois State Medi cal society, on the use of tuberculin in the checking of tuberculosis, was the principal feature of the dinner principal given at the Commercial club last evening by the Rock Island County Medical society. Dr. Whalen spoko entertainingly of the work that had been accomplished by himself and other Chicago physi cians in carrying on experiments with the use of tuberculin as an adjunct to rest and fresh air treatments. Dr. Peter Baesoe, also of Chicago, was another interesting speaker, lie told at some length of the work he had been conducting in the Chicago Ghetto and of some of the newer oper ations, which had been performed on the spinal chord and brain. Tuberculosis of the nose and throat was d if cussed by Dr. J. E. Asay of this citj. PERSONAL POINTS) 4 F. G. Young, Sr., has gone to New York City on business. Miss Bessie Kilpatrick, 1715 Twelfth avenue, left today for an extended trip in the east. Mrs. T. A. Herzcg wfti'leave tomor row for a short visit at Oshkosh and Milwaukee, Wis. Rev. Father W. J. Cleary, formerly assistant pastor at St. Joseph's church, was visiting !n the city today. Misses Mary and Ella Brennan, 1000 Twenty-third street, are spending a week visiting friends and relatives in Chicago. H. A. Clevenstine, accompanied by his mother, left today for points in Nebraska where they will make a week's visit. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Davis and daughter. 1005 Twenty-second street, have returned home after a three weeks' vacation trip in Colorado. Miss Sara Wakefield, deputy in the office of Circuit Clerk G. W. Gamble, l a a rot ii rr. or) o ftor t nnn ilno o tn tlon of several weeks at Kansas City with relatives. Mrs. J. Torticel and daughter have returned to their home in Kewanee after spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Murphy, 1016 Twenty-third street. Mr. and Mrs. John Brougkmann and daughter have returned to their nome in West Liberty after spending the last few days visiting friends and rel atives in the tri-cities. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cromwell, former residents of Rock Island, now residing in Evansville, iDd., have arrived In the city to spend several days renew ing old acquaintances. Miss Ruth Stremmel. 720 Twenty eighth street, will leave this evening for a several weeks' trip in the east. Miss Stella Dauber, 725 Nineteenth street, has returned home after spend ing the past few days In Chicago. Mrs. William Shebsn and daugnter. Miss Florence, have returned to their home In Chicsgo after spending the past few days as the house guests of James Shehan, 946 Twenty-third street They stopped off here enroute home to Chicago after making an ex tended visit in California. II LICENSED TO WED II v Albert C. Workman Malcclm, la. Miss Irene McDonald. .. .Malcolm. Ia. Fdward L. Short Galvu Mrs. Minnie Hier Cambridge Barge Mississippi. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday. Aug. I. 1 16-17 19. (Adv.) NEW PRECINCTS WILL BE FORMED BYSDPERVISORS Expected Extension of Fran chise to Women Will Dou ble Number of Voters. WILL WOMEN USE BALLOT? Law Provides There Shall Not Be Over 450 in District More Pay for Election Officials. Members of the Rock Island county board of supervisors are puzzled over .! u I m-uul. t T 1 . , I tal jen since me passage Dy me iegis-jrow Mature of the bill extending the right of suffrage to women. Exercise of the n frnnoMco n-ni narrianc H- iiVln tPtk ! voting population and this will ne- fcessitate the cieation cf new precincts ; in order that the law, which will not permit an excess of 450 in any pre cinct, can be complied with. . WILL WOMEN VOTE! Will the women use the ballot, now that they have it? Supervisors are trying to answer this query. Wheth er or not many new precincts will to be formed will largely depend upon jthe number of suifragets exercising their franchise. Thor: who have giv- cn the subject some study have figured mat there win be at least a 50 per cent increase in the number of votes cast. Perhaps it will not be that high, but in any event there will be a suffi cient increase in all or the precincts in Rock Island and Moline at the gen eral election to bring the total In each instance above the legal limit. Chairman George Richmond ot the board of supervisors, yesterday in dis cussing the matter, said: "It will cost t'ie county a great deal of money to redistrict the precincts. It will mean that more judges and clerks will have to be paid and the county is in no financial shape to stand additional ex penditure for election purposes. The two elections and two primaries held last year cost the county something like $20,000. No action in the matter can be taken until after the next coun- ty election, which will be in the fall of 1914, so that the supervisors could take no action until tho June meet ing, 1915. We will probably, for the present, have to increase the pay of the judges and clerks and let all the precincts stand. The election officials will have perhaps double the number of votes to count and they should have pay for the extra work which the ev tention of the franchise brings." IX ROCK ISLAM!. It is probable that additional pre cincts will be required in Rock Island, because of the new tracts from South Rock Island, which have been annex ed. The women will get their first opportunity to veto Sept. 11, at the special bond election and at that time, an idea can be gained relative to tha readiness with which women wlU visit the polls, although the supervisors must base their action on the returns frsm a general election. JANITORS ARE NAMED BY BOARD Appointments Made at Regular Session of the School Authorities. TEXT BOOKS ARE ADOPTED Ccmmittee on Supplies Authorized to Procure Equipment for High School Laboratory. The regular monthly meeting of the board of education for August was held last evening with all members present excepting Mr. Cieaveland, who is out of the city in attendance upon j 'i? Tmplar c?nc'aT? ,Q Den- I ver. In his absence, A. G. Anderson served as president pro tem. The re port of the treasurer and current bills were audited as usual. Bids for furnishing coal to the sev eral school buildings in the city during the current school year were opened and referred to the committee on fuel and heating to report at a later meet ing of the board. On recommendation of the commit tee on teachers and text books, "The First Book in Chemistry," published by Allyn & Bacon, was adopted for use in the high school. The commit tee on supplies was authorized to pro cure the necessary furniture and equipment for the high school labora tory. Miss Margaret Durmann was elect ed a teacher In the graded schools. NAM!) JANITORS. On recommendation of the commit tee on janitors, the following appoint ments were made and salaries fixed: Hawthorne school, George Kale, $100 per month. Kemble school, Henry Goedeake, 152. Lincoln school, Emil Hilmer, 75. Eugene Field, William H. Bleuer, $58. Irving school, E. C. Richards, $58. Longfellow school. John Vedell, $S9. Horace Mann, Philip Bruchman, $58. Grant school, Albert Reddig, $58. Audubon school, Peter Beselin, $48. High school, William Anderson, $135. Mtnutl Arts school, Oscar Johnson, $70. Reports were received from the in spector of steam boilers showing that the heating equipment of the several school buildings was in good condi tion, v -. The board authorized the use of the high 6chool building for the annual county institute and voted a special compensation of $10 to the city teach ers who attend all the sessions of the institute. Contract was awarded to R. R. At kinson to construct a cement walk on the south and west sides of the Man ual Arts building. MEET TO DISCDSS PLANS FOR SHOW Mississippi Valley Fanciers As. sociation to Arrange Details for Exhibit. . K Fanciers' association will be tomor- evening in the offices ot Dr. Myers ito arrange new plans for the annual . show to be held in Rock Island Thanks- giving week. Extensive advertising is to be done and representatives from the associa tion sent to all local poultry shows within a range of 100 miles to pro mote interest In. the show. According to Dr. Myers, president of the a-ciatlon, no fear is felt for the success of the show. He express ed himself as being of the belief that the exhibit of the tri-city association to be held at the same time would not materially interfere .with the attend ance. A big souvenir catalogue containing the names of ail the birds entered to gether with their pedigrees and the names of the owners will be given to every person attending the show in stead of soliciting premiums from the business men as has been done hereto fore. CAMP MEETING PROGRAM ISSUED Methodists Gather at Milan Aug. 21-31 Evangelist Dunlop in Charge. The Milan Methodist camp meeting to be held Aug. 21-31 promises to be the best in many years. The grounds have been leased by the new associa tion for a period of 5 years, thus doing away with the question whether or not there is to be a camp meeting from year to year. Rev. H. P. Dunlop of Chicago has been secured for the evangelietic services, which mean from year to year. Rev. H. P. Dunlop lop hag been very successful at many places near the camp grounds, where he has been conducting services. A new feature this year will be the bible readings given each morning at 9 o'clock by .Miss Nora O. Coretti of Chicago, who will also conduct the children's meetings at 1 o'clock 'and nssist in the young people's services at C:30 every evening. A large canvas tent has been secured in which to hold the children's and young people's serv ices. A number of the pastors of the Rock Island district will be present to preach each morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. Alfred Dixon of Milan has been Bccured to lead the singing. He will be assisted by a large choir, also the preachers' quartet and a local quartet, besides other special musical features. The" services each morning at 10:30 o'clock wi'.l be as follows: Aug. 21 Introductory service by Evangelist Dunlop. Aug. 22 Rev. H. C. Birch. Aug. 23 Rev. O. M. Dunleavy. Aug. 24 Morning, afternoon and evening sermcn by Evangelist'Dunlop. Aug. 25 Rev. L. F. Havermale. Aug. 26 Rev. B. R. ttesbit. Aug. 27 Rev. F. C. English, D. D. Aug. 28 Rev. H. M. Bloomer. Aug. 29 Rev. J. B. Bartle. Aug. 30 Rev. Alex Smith, D. D. Aug. 31 Morning, . afternoon and evening sermon by Evangelist Dunlop. People crming in on trains for the camp grounds will be met at Third and Dickson street, Milan, with con veyances for camp grounds.' A- OBITUARY J AI.HfcHT If. WOODS, The funeral of Albert H. Wood, who died Wednesday evening, was held from the family home, 3037 Tenth avenue at 2:30 c'clotfk this af'ernoon. Rev. W. S. Marquis cf the Broaiway Presbyterian officiated at the services held at the house. Interment was made in Chipplannock. Pitcher Knocked Unconscious. While attempting to stop a terrific line drive from the bat of First Base man Holke of the Davenport club this afterioa Pitcher Chapman of Danville was struck ifi tho mouth and knocked unconscious. The accident occurred In the last half of the first Inning of the first game played between the two teams at Davenport. Holke had taken a terrific swing at the ball and met it squarely. The ball cracked out like a flash. of lightning, striking ..the Speaker twirler flush on the mouth. He was hurled to the ground by the force of the impact and lay there' un conscious. The injured man was carried to the clubhouse and given medical atten tion. He may be out of the game sev eral weeks. ' Police News. 'George Palmer paid a fine of $2 and ccsts this morning. The charge was drunkenness. Drive Dull Care Away. Barge Mississippi Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Aug. 1S-17 19. (Adv.) BERT DU PREZ IS HANDED A HEAVY FINE IN COURT Proprietor of Camp Joy Pays Total of $479.69 for His , Past Misdeeds. GETS MAXIMUM PENALTY Shorty Heage and John Doe, Alias Pro fessor, Also Plead Guilty Credit to. Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Bert DuPrez, recent owners of Camp Joy, at noon today pleaded gu'lty in county court before Judge B. S. Bell to running a house of ill fame and were released from the county jail, where they have been spending the last week or two. Bert was given the maximum on charges of selling liquor illegally, gambling and running a house of ill repute and in addition State's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson has closed up the resort and figures that it will be Impossible for DuPres to realize more than $1,000 out of the $4,000 investment there. HEAVY PVM9HMEXT, The Camp Joy magnate was handed heavy punishment He and. his wife were fined $200 and costs for keeping a house of prostitution, Du Prez being required to pay $118.33 and his wife $119.55. DuPrez plead guilty to one information charging running a gam bling hoi'se and was assessed $100 and costs, a total of $120.S5, and on ons informaticn charging the illegal sale of liquor, $100 and costs, making a total of $120.85, making a grand total grand total of $479.C9, beside the loss cf his equipment at the resort. Du Prez declares he is done with Rock Island county. Thirty-four informa tions had been filed against DuPrez, but the rfst were dismissed. OTHERS FIXED. Shorty Haege also plead guilty to gambling and was fined $25 and costs while his pal, John Doe alias Pro fessor, a gentleman" cf color, was as sessed $1 and costs on the same charge. Neither could produce and they were remanded back to the county jail. 'It is new thought that Camp Jcy is done with and State's Attorney Thompson is to be congrat ulated oa the prompt and efficient way in which he cleaned up the no torious piace. GIRL TESTIFIES AT DIGGS TRIAL Witness Says She and Chum Were Coerced Into Eloping by Threats. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 13. A crowd in the courtroom yesterday heard Marsha Warrington tell her ver sion of the trip which she, Maury I. Diggs, Lola Norris and F. Drew Cam inettI made to Reno, which resulted lu me uiaicimeni or me iwo men un- f . i. . . . . . ... . i aer tne Mann act and led to a. scandal which reached the floor of the nation al congress. The girl swore that she and Miss Norris were coerced into making the trip Dy tne two men, who used as their chief argument the threat that unless they left town the fathers of the two men would prosecute the girls and that there were warrants out against them. She said marriage was promised, although she knew both men already were married Miss Warrington, in beginning her testimony, said she was 20 years old and lived with her father and step mother. "I have known Maury I. Diggs since last September, and we were close friends," she continued. "Two weeks befcre we left for Reno, while Drew Caminetti. Miss Norris, and I were riding with Diggs in his machine, he told me there was a scandal about to be published about the' four of us and that we would have to leave town. "Miss Norris wa3 told, and CaminettI joined Di?gs in urging that we leave immediately. They told us that we wculd be arrested." "Did you know that Diggs and Cam inetti were married at that time?" she was asked "Yes, and Miss Norri.i l:ew it, too. Diggs told me his relations with his wife were unpleasant. He said he car ed for me more than he did for bis wife and I believed bim when he said he would get a divorce and marry me. Caminetti told Lola the same thing. The witness was asked about threats of arrest! . The men told us Diggs' father and Cnminetti-B ftw tr.ro initio- to nrn.a. cute us," she said, "and that Diggs' senior was glvi-- an attorney named Harris large sums of 5jney to keep the story out of the papers. They said there would be -warrants-for us and that we would be given tho third de- gree. "We said we could not go. I said I could not go away from father, that it would kill b'.ai. Diggs said it would I all come out anyway and that my I father would know sooner or later, ! and that we had better go, -iiiss Nor- rig told them It would kill her mother, but they kept urging us to go imme- diately. "On Saturday, March 8, Diggs called Lola, CaminettI and me to a cafe, tote us his father was coming up from Berkeley the, following Monday to put Caminetti in jail and have us prose cuted, lie said we would have to leave right away. We protested, but after three or four hours consented to go. "The next day we tried to back out, We said we would just as soon etay : and take chances on the scandal. Thf y told us we could not back out and at midnight w e went to the station. Diggs told us to wait while hef went over and bought the four tickets. "We got into a Pullman car and Digfes engaged a drawing room. He paid the Pullman conductor. I saw him give the railroad conductor the tickets for our- trip to Reno. Miss Norris and CaminettI took the upper berth and Diggs and I had the lower. "We arrived at Reno the next day the 10th at about noon." J. D. HUlhouse. chief of police at Reno, testified to the arrest of Dfggs, CaminettI and the two girls at the Cheney street bungalow on the morn ing of March 14. The chief and his posse tried the front door and got no answer. After ringing the back door bell for some time Diggs answered it. Evidence was introduced to show the presence of the two girls and Cam inettI. From tho bungalow the party was taken to the chief's office and from there to the jt.il. As the. men were led away to their cells, witnesses raid, Diggs said to Marsha Warring ten: It's up to you girls whether we go to the pen or not." "We'll stay with you," tho girls an swered. Marsha Warrington today completed her story of her relations with Waury Diggs at Reno. "We had two bed rooms, a parlor and a bath. Diggs anT! I had one room and CaminettI and Lola the other," she said. OUST STEP-SON FROM HANDLING ESTATE This morning in probate court Judge B. S. Bell in the mater of closing up the estate of the late Mrs. Matilda Beatty, Frank Beatty, the step-son ot the deceased, was ousted as adminis trator an'd J. L. Oakleaf' was named in his stead. The final report of the step-son was given today. ETERANS TO PICNIC AT PORT BYRON SEPT. 5 September 5 has been set as the date tor the annual outing of the mem bers of the Rock Island County Old Soldiers and Sailors' association to take place at Port Byron this year. An effort will be made by the com mittee in charge to procure several notable speakers for tiie occasion. A camp supper and an excellent musical program will also be given for the en tertainment cf the veterans. Dismiss Information. State's Attorney F. E. Thompson today in county court dismissed the informaticn against William Swingo who was charged with disorderly con duct and who has been in the county jail. Hearing On. Today in county court Judge B. S. j Bell is hearing legal objections to the confirmation of the Twenty-seventh street pavement, Moline. CITY CHAT II COMING EVENTS. TOXIKIIT. Meeting of Rock Island chapter No. 69, O. E. S. Colored Knights' Templar ball. and exhibition drill at Armory hail. . TOMORROW. Annual reunion of Cox family at Campbell's island. Meeting of the board of review. Meeting of Daughters of Norway at home of Miss Marie Jensen, 2518 Eighth avenue. FRIO AT. New rates effective on plan to ex tend parcel post. Bids opened for construction of bridge over Coal Run creek on Watch Tower road. (Advertisements.) ' Buy a borne of Reldy Bros. For express, call William Trefs. Trl-Clty Towel Supply company. Independent Express Co. West 9S1. Kerler Rus company for vacuum cleaning and rug making. Six per cent farm mortgages. Lltten & Roberta, People's Nations', bank building. SULZER HELD FOR TRIAL BY 79-45 VOTE i (Continue from Pac una.) be the result was th3 ony word from the mansion By her assertion that she diverted part of the campaign contributions sent to her -husband to private pur poses without his knowledge, using them to purchase stock in Wall stre3t.tia6t wlnter e6pOU8ed the direct nri- Mrs. Sulser has shorn the articles of impeachment of many of their terrors, bis friends declare. Mrs. Sulzer is a former Chicago woman. She entered the Presbyterian hospital there 15 yars ago, and left there three years later a graduate nurse. She came here 10 years ago and met tho governor, then a congressman, at a dinner. They corresponded, mostly on postcards, ac- cording to her statement, for five years ana men married. j MRS. SIXZEB'S PREDICAMEVT, Mrs. Sulzer must take' the witness stand in her husband's behalf before the court of impeachment and tell her story In detail, submit to the examina tion of hostile lawyers, or take tho hazard that the impeachers will prove their case, the governor's Mends be lleve. Either her reputation, or her husband's, friends fear, must suffer. According to friends, she besought the governor a week ago to permit her to tell her ctory to the public. There is some talk of the gcvernor ordering out troops to prevent his forcible removal in case it were con templated, if be should decline to surrender his office. Little credence, however, is placed by friends Un the, JUMPS TO DEATH FROM STEAMER: WHILE DERANGED John H. Whitaker of Davenport Suicides in Lake Michigan on Vacation Trip. , ' ? WORTH HALFX A MILLION t Temporary Aberration Causes Wealthy Man to Break Away from At- ,.i tendantt 72 Years Old. i During a spell of temporary aberra, tlou, J. H. Whitaker of Davenport, re puted to be worth half a million dol lars, eluded his watchers and jumped from the steamer Manitou lntjo the waters of Lake Michigan to his death, at midnight Monday evening. He and h's wife were nroute to Wequeton sing, Mich., to spend a few weeks' va cation. The body has not been recov ered. Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker left Daven port Sunday for the resort. They spent Sunday evening in Chicago, and left Monday at noon for Wequetonsing. Near midnight the Davenport man euddenly became violent and guards were summoned to care for bim. He continued to grow worse, and break ing away from his attendants, he leap ed into Lake Michigan to a watery grave. VERY RICH. . f The reason for the rash act is unex plained, except that Mr. Whitaker had been In poor health for some ltttto time. ' He' was 72 years of age an came to Davenport years ago. He en gaged in the saw mill business and acquired real estate holdings which later became very valuable. He owned V the Whitaker block, at the corner of Third' and Brady streets, which was the first pretentious structure of Its kind in Davenport. He was interested In the St. James hctel property, laid out three additions to the city, and owned some thirty bouses in town. ;? He was very successful In bis bust neEs dealings and a man who held a high place in the commercial activi ty of Davenport. Beside the widow, there survive a daughter and four sons. report. Majority leaders are reason ably certain he will recognize what they asserted was the law and glva way to Lieutenant Governor Glynn. i; The articles of Impeachment as passed by the house make a document of 4,000 words. They are lntroducted by this formidable heading: "Articles exhibited by the assembly of the state of New York In the name of theni- selves and all the people of the stats' of New York against William Sulzef, governor of said state, in the mainten ance of Impeachment against him for wilful corrupt misconduct in said ofr flee, high crimes and misdemeanors." fiOVFlKOR SKF:S A.DVISBRS. This afternoon the governor was )Ln, consultation with legal advisers in th executive chamber. He reached the capitol at 11. Lieut-Governor Glynn came to Albany from his summer, home and went to his newspaper of7 flee. Glynn is a democrat. .... Sept. 22 was made the tentative set lection for tho date of trying Governed Sulzer on impeachment charges. "I don't intend to enter a physical contest with Sulzer over the office of governor," eaid Glynn. "The law is supreme." . , Articles of impeachment against Sulzer, adopted by the assembly early, today, was presented to the senate this afternoon and received. 0LY SEVES OTIIEIl CASES. ,,, In the United States only seven ether governors have faced impeacht ment proceedings: Charles Robinson; Kansas, 1862, acquitted; Harrison Reed, Florida, 1868; charges dropped; William Holden, North Carolina, 1870, removed; Powell Clayton, Arkansas, 1871, charges dropped; David Butler, Nebraska, 1871, removed; Henry War mouth, Louisiana, 1872, term expireu proceedings dropped; Adelbert Ames Mississippi, 1S76, resigned. ; WHAT IT'S A 1,1, A BOOT. 1 William Sulzer was elected governor last November with the support of Tammany. - Soon after election he proclaimed himself "leader of democracy In Ne'W York state" this being construed as a direct challenge to Charles F. Mur phy, head of Tammany hall. Sulzer refused to appoint men to omoe ai me airecuon ot Murpny ana repeatedly proclaimed his lndepend-' ence of Tammany. First ble breach ramp u-hpn Sutler mary and opened a fight for a "real direct primary law." The legislature, with Tammany leaders, defeated the Sulzer direct prl- imary bill and substituted one which the governor denounced as a ":rau7 and subterfuge." ' Sulzer called an extra session and made a tour of the state, "appealing; to the people" on the primary issue. Attacks on Sulzer began to be mad? public. The breach with Murphy be came recognized as beyond mending A story was revived and widely clr" culated to the- effect that an indict ment for alleged perjury was sou gat but never obtained against Sulzei in New Hampshire 20 years ago. !'-' 'Miss Mlgnon Hopkins of PhiladeW phla filed suit for breach of promts-' I against Sulzer. who was married arm years ego. Sulzer declared the New Hampshire story and the Philadelphia suit wert' part of a "frams-up" by Tammany. Hd danied the charges In both lnstanc.' The extra session of the legislature flatly turned down Sulzer's direct pri mary blll and directed the Frawler committee to Investigate the official acts cf the governor. ' .id