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THE ROCK ISUAINTD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1913.
,5 THREE MORE ARE SENT TO PRISON INCIRCUITCOURT John Ohutski, Verian Brown and Charles Bundy Plead Guilty and Get Sentences. JOHNSON TO STAND TRIAL Prosecution Seeks to Convict Him at Habitual Criminal Cliff Myers Goes to Jail. TO CO TO PE. Tablo Lustita, assault with Intent to commit murder. Louis Kleinau, assault with Intent to commit murder. Harrison Dillon, burglary and lar ceny. John Ohutski, robbery. Verian Brown, robbery. Charles Bundy, larceny. Rock Island county Is being saved ' a mint ot money through the willing ness of prisoners indicted by the re cent grand Jury to plead guilty. Yes terday afternoon three more defen dants admitted their guilt before Judge R. W. Olmsted and they were all given indeterminate sentences in the penitentiary at Joliet. They were John Ohutski, Verian Brown and Charles Bundy. Tablo Lustita, Louis Kleinau and Harrison Dillon, have al ready been sentenced, so that quite a party from here will make the trip to the state institution. GIVE FIXE. When the case of Cliff Myers was called yesterday afternoon he plead guilty to petty larceny and was fineil $100 and cost. Being unable to pay th same he was remanded to county jail. Myers was charged with the theft of a rug from the Industrial Home building. He was indicted for larceny by the grand Jury but the offense was reduced and a plea of guilty resulted. Clyde S. Walker was counsel for the defendant. John Ohutski,-charged with robbing Arthur Russell while the latter was pitting in front of the 'Harms hotel, plead guilty to a charge of robbery and was sentenced to the penitentiary. Peter Meersman was his attorney. Verian Brown, alias Emma Countee, colored, alleged to have robbed Henry Flurgel, saloon man, allowed a jury to be selected to hear her case. The introduction of evidence was in prog ress when the defendant evidently was satisfied that State's -Attorney F. K. Thompson had the "goods" on her and she concluded to plead guilty. She likewise was sent over the road. m DY AHMITS CH1V1E. The third member of the trio to ad mit his crime and be sentenced was Charles Bundy, also colored. He was charged with the theft of goods be longing to the estate of the late Mrs. Margaret Mixer, better known in po lice circles as Grace Campbell, who was killed by Kmil Sporrey, who then committed suicide. The property was taken from the Robbs Express com pany's building where they were in rtorage. Frank Landee was hlsattor ney. SAl NOT .l ll.TV. The custom of pleading guilty which teemed so firmly rstabllrhed at this trssion of circuit court was broken in the cae of Phil. Johnson. Johnson uld "not guilty" in a firm tone of voice and announced that he expected to stand trial. He is indicted on a larceny charge, teing his second of Bell fense. An attempt is being made to i sent him to the penitentiary under the ! habitual criminal act He has been an almost constant guest at the coun ty Jail for several years and the au thorities are anxious to rid the com munity of him. T. P. Sinnet has been appointed as his attorney. . FIXED FOB COXTEMPT. J. n. Beecher, S00 Seventeenth street, was fined for contempt of court this morning. Mr. Beecher was on the jury panel and was anxious to be excused until this afternoon. Desir ing to talk privately with Judge R. W. Olmsted about the matt he failed to observe the usual rules of the court, and instead of appearing at the bar be fore the judge, started to come to his chair. Judge Olmsted cautioned him about the matter and told the juror if he had business with the court to go down to the bar in front. Angered at the state ment, Mr. Beecher is said to have be come abusive in his talk, claiming the court was a tyrant, and making nu merous other allegations of an unpleas ant nature. Judge Olmsted immediate ly fined Mr. Beecher $5 for contempt, which the juror furnished, but is 6aid to have continued h!s criticism. If Mr. Beecher had not been so Impatient the1 Incident probably would no: have oc curred, because the court at the time was about to excuse the panel until 2 o'clock. JAM:S CASE OX. Frank James (colored) is being tried today on a charge of assault with in tent to commit murder. He is alleged to have inflicted serious wounds on Nick Klcpec at the Uncoln club a few weeks ajo. The complaining witness Is now in a serious condition at St. Anthony'B hospital. G. W. McCaskrin is defending James, who declares he is Innocent of the charge. State's At torney F. E. Thompson is prosecuting. HOUSE STALLED; CAN'T CUT TREES Property Owner Refuses to Al low Mutilation of Elms on Sixth Avenue. Because Dr. E. Bradford refuses to allow limbs from his beautiful elm trees to be cut at his home, 602 Eigh teenth street, a house, being moved from north of the Sala apartments on Nineteenth street, to Ninth street and Seventh avenue, has been stand ing in the middle of the street on Sixth avenue neat the physician's home, since Friday of last week. When an attempt was made to move the building on Sixth avenue, be tween Eighteenth and Seventeenth streets, it was found that limbs of the large trees arching the street interfered. The movers proposed that the trees be cut, but to this Dr. Brad ford strenuously objected. He offered as a solution of the difficulty the sage Information that the roof of the struc ture might be taken off and put .back on again, while the same could not be very well done with the limbs, since Luther Burbank is some little distance away. Thus far the movers and the property owners have no reached an agreement ana the nOuse is stiil blockading the street. New York "Hagar Revelly." a novel by Daniel Carson Goodman, was plac ed under the ban by Anthony Corn stock, vice crusad.T, who caused the arrest of William Flary. a clerk In a book store, and Mitchell Kennerley, publisher, the latter on a charge of mailing an offensive work. System Grand Rapids, Mich., Press, Speaking Editorially, on August 4, 1913, said in Part: "Two Telephone Companies in one city are a nuisance. Local public opinion, after several years of experience, being agreed on this, it is to be hoped that the plans now under way for the merger of the Citizens and the Bell interests will be approved. "The view which the average man takes is that tho telephone business is a natural monopoly. Two phones mean a duplication of plant and equipment. This is waste. It means two telephone bills for the numerous business houses which find two telephones necessary. This also is waste. "The natural fear that monopoly will mean oppression disappears when it is recalled that today telephone rates are under the control of a state body with large powers of regulation and control, besides the local operating franchise. What happened when the Bell was in absolute command of the local field cannot be repeated if tho Citixens is given a monopoly." f Central Union Telephone Company A. J. Beverlin, District Manager COMPLETE PLANS FOR DEDICATION OF FINE TEMPLE Masonic Fraternity Arranges for Interesting Ceremonies on Sept. 30. GRAND MASTER IS COMING Delmar D. Darrah of Bloomington and Other Grand Lodge Officers 1 Will Be Present. FACTS ABOCT BtTtLDIXG. Site purchased 1909. Funds received May, 1912. Contract for temple awarded Aug ust, 1912. Corner stone laid Oct. 17, 1912. Temple completed July 1, 1913. Dedication Sept. 30, 1313. Complete plans for the dedication on Sept. 30 of the beautiful new Masonic temple, located on Eighteenth street and Fifth avenue, are announced. At a meeting last evening of those In charge of the interesting event, com mittees were named and other details were arranged. GRAND MASTER COMIXG. The exercises are to take place Tues day, Sept. 30. - Most Worshipful Grand Master Delmar D. Darrah of Bloom ington, head of the Masonic fraternity in Illinois, is to dedicate the building. with the -assistance of other grand lodge officers of the state. Mr. Darrah was here for the laying of the corner stone for the structure, and therefore his coming at the time of the formal opening of the temple will be very ap propriate. Over 1,200 invitations for the dedi cation are to be issued. It is planned to extend a cordial welcome to be present at the ceremonies, not only to all Masons in the city, but also to members of the fraternity In the Four teenth Masonic district, which includes Rock Island. Mercer and Henry coun ties, and also to members of the craft living In Scott county, Iowa, THE PROGRAM. An interesting program has been ar ranged for the day. At 2 o'clock there will be a parade from the Masonic Temple through the principal streets, in which all Masons will participate, with Rock Island Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, in full uniform, act ing as an escort. The dedication ex ercises in charge of Grand Master D D. Darrah and grand lodge officers will occur at 3 o'clock. From 6 to 7 a buffet luncheon will be served at the Temple and from 8 to 9 there will be a reception in honor of the grand lodge visitors. A ball will be enjoyed from 9 to 12. The Criterion orchestra will furnish the music. The plans for the dedication have been under the supervision of the wor shipful masters of Trio lodge No. 57 and Rock Island lodge No. 658, while Rock Island chapter No. 18, R. A. M., and Rock Island commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, have assisted in mapping Rut the program. ' NAME COMMITTEES. Music and parade S. R. Davis, chairman; E. H. Dunavin, C. A. Hol gren. R. J. Fullerton. Refreshments L. R. Stamm, chair man; Harry Welch, C. W. Horton, Fred Feltham. Reception H. D. Mack, chairman; Swain Pearson, H. A. Clevenstine, Al len Welch, E. B. Kreis, H. H. Cleave land, C. W. Thacker, S. J. Ferguson, Mrs. Anna Harrington, Mrs. Myra Arn- old, Mrs. Vashtl Bollman, Mrs. Kate Paridon, Mrs. M. F. Kreis, Mrs. Eliza beth Terry, Mrs. Edith Atkinson. Mrs. Lovine Taylor, Mrs. Luella Seward. Mrs. Blanche Bromley, Mrs. Anna Lieberkneckt, Mrs. Nellie S. Hum phries, Mrs. Mary Richmond. Badges and Decorations F. L. Pat terson. R. C. Mitchell, Robert Wilier- ton, AL Bruner. Ball H. A. J. McDonald, chairman; Charles Schneider, H. A. Jenson, M. R. Carlson, J. F. Lieberkneckt, D. E. Farr. Executive J. G. Huntoon, chair man; L. E. Hemenway, Maurice Block, J. G. Woodbury. E. H. Ash. Printing J. L. Hickey, chairman; C. G. Taylor, H. H. Cleaveland, J. W. Houder. Program E. H. Barnett. chairman; John Pearson, H. S. Bollman, J. H. Walters. II 5 POLICE NEWS II The case against Sam Fryer has been continued again. This time until Saturday. Fryer, it will clearly be re called, is charged with harboring a vicious dog. Edwin Johnson of Davenport, ar rested Monday aight, was fined $ 1 and costs in police court yesterday after noon. No tail light burning on his automobile was the trouble. The case against Mrs. Florence To gias, charged with striking the small child of Gus S tamos, has been settled out of court. The case was up in i Justice Kuehl's court several days ago and was continued until this morning. In a fit of anger, W. C. Campbell, 2511 Sixth avunue,' came home last evening and raised a disturbance, threatening to burn his wife's cloth ing. A warrant for his arrest was is sued in Justice Kuehl's court, where the case was dismissed. Campbell has been removed to St. Anthony's hospi tal for treatment, according to infor mation given out this morning by the justice. Last night a man who gave his name as Frank Douglas followed two women along Second avenue, making himself obnoxious. Officer Sullivan placed the offender under arrest and this morning his case was continued for 10 days. Ed Johnson paid $1 and costs on a disorderly conduct charge. Sergeant Kinsley last night accom panied Walter Young to Monmouth where the prisoner was turned over to Sheriff McAdams of Carthage. Young was arrested here yesterday and is wanted by the Hancock county author ities for contempt of court. MINISTER SCARES WEST END WOMEN Peeps in Windows and Demands Furnished Rooins Caught by Police. J. S. Bisby, an elderly man claiming to be a minister, was arrested by Offi cer Kirsch yesterday afternoon after he had made himself obnoxious to res idents In the vicinity of Seventh ave nue and Tenth street, according to the authorities. He spent the night in a cell, and this morning was arraigned in police court. A continuance was taken until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. According to the police, Bisby for several days last week made a sys tematic canvass of houses for a dis tance of eight blocks. He would step up to the front door, ask for a fur nished room and when told that there were none, would insist that he be tak en in and be given accommodations. Numerous housewives reported simi lar visits to the police and stated that Lthey were afraid of the man. It is also alleged that Bisby has been peeping in windows promiscuously and fright ening the women and children. Yes terday, shortly after noon, Kirsch de ected Bisby in the act of peeping in a window and asked him what he was doing. "That's none of your business." was the reply. "It is my business," said Kirsch. "I am an officer and you are under ar rest." Bisby objected to his Incarceration and on his way to the lockup berated his captor, shouting, "There is a place for you and that is in h ." JURY ACQUITS IOWA SALOON PROPRIETOR Last night the Davenport jury In the case of Isaac Richardson, charged with ir.&nslaughter, returned a verdict of not guilty. Richardson was accused of giving Arthur Wundram, a young boy, a quantity of whisky, and after he had become intoxicated the boy was taken out into a barn to sober up. He froze to death there. The case was bard fought COLONIAL HOTEL TO BE OPENED TOMORROW The opening of the Colonial hotel, which occurs tomorrow, will be an event of much Interest The public will be received from 2 to 6 p. m.. while from 6 to 10 a sumptuous table d'hote will be served. Manager G. H. Reece extends a very cordial Invita tion to the public to attend. Santa Fe, X. M. J. P. Lucero, mem ber of the legislature for Rio Arriba county, was convicted ot solicitation of a bribe. Six Stores Now In Rock Island With Our Sixth Big Store ?he Colonial Hotel Corner Third Avenue and Eighteenth Street Some Hotel GEO. 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Although two men weje found guilty of the murder, the real motive and inside history of the crime never have become publicly known. Charles T. Reujer was mysteriously murdered In his bedroom on the night of May 3, 1912, and robbed of a large sum of money and diamonds. Suspi cion pointed to Mackenzie, 'for years a friend of the family, the theory being that he wanted Reuter out of the way that be might pay court to the wife On the strength of evidence tending to show that his attentions were welcom ed by Mrs. Reuter, she was also ac cused. The theory was that Baker was a hired assassin and that Macken zie was an accomplice to the extent of driving the "murder car" in which Baker escaped from the scene of his crime. Mackenzie, on the site's theory, passed the night in Skiatook, a neigh boring town, to establish an alibi. 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