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v THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 4, 1913. v" 1 "I 3 NEGRO SLAYER OF MEXICAN IS HELD BY POLICE of his chum's death until taken into custody. CLEVER WORK OF DETUCTI VE. Great credit is due the Rock Island police for their efficient work in clear ing up one of the most baffling mys teries which has ever confronted the local authorities. With absolutely not a clew to work upon. Detective Cox. DetectiTe Schnert, Officer Kell and GRAND JURY WILL RENEW ITS WORK ON NEXT MONDAY for it Watch for it. Direction R. Cheese club." All things considered, the affair was ; perfect'.;- iTand. PROFESSIONAL FOR GOLF CLUB LEAVES I Chief Brinn unraveled the tangled James Porter, Owner of Third j skein and apprehended the murderer. Deliberations of Secret Body t-x - i I J Avenue Dive, Confesses " "vu T A Z T V T,h 1 nl4ia u Vi it- n t n . Vn- r. hart (Lfi.n t fl mil n I I IBl , " 111 I t 111', umij . , U V. V V V. L. " u - u , - I hp Imiriatlv ramp to the ronclu- i sion that the killing had been dne Crime to Detectives. Expected to Consume Sev eral More Days. CLAIM IS SELF DEFENSE Victim Murdered In Resort and Body Dumped in Alley Blood Stains Betray. elsewhere and the body- carried to the alley. He first talked to a woman! CIVIL BUSINESS IN COURT who lived nearby, but she stated she i had heard no shooting. The next per- son seen was Jim Porter, the murder-'. Criminal Calendar Will Not Be Taken er, who came up to the body, as the ; officers were viewing it. Porter was' questioned closely aa to any knowledge j Up Until Oct. 13 Many Cases Pending. James Porter, the negro proprietor anv connection fcith it or an acquaint- of an underworld resort, located In the heart of the black belt. Z2ZX Third of the affair, but denied point blank Thf- prfl rl ii-.r-r its trt pprnnvnp 1nn. : . i. . . v. I l ! e to the killing ' aftcrcoon at 2 o clock for the pur- The neero anneared ill at ease, how-' pose of completing its labors. It will avenue, is behind the bars of the coun-i ever, and his manner aroused sus-jbe remembered that the secret body ty Jail, charged with the murder of'Piclon. The police asked him to as-i rN,lrnf,H a art,ai wnorr an then ad- sist them in the case, so as to keep i . . . journed for two weeks. It is expected an eye on him. moon the floor. lthat the inquisitorial uody will be in The next point visited was the house ' sef,sjon mM ct nPX ek' , , , Itself. Upon stepping over the thresh-! The rcnd pent jury panel w 11 also old from the rear, the. first thing to!""'71 -"-J wvwv Louis Rodigrue, the Mexican, who was blain Thursday night, the body being found In an alley at the rear of the dive early yesterday morning. The Rock Inland police turned one of the neatest tricks in the annals of the Rock Island force by capturing their man and obtaining a confession from him in less than 12 hours after the killing. Porter was placed under ar rest yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, but the police withheld the informa tion with an idea of absolutely fasten ing guilt upon him before the capture was made public. At the coroner's inquest this morn ing, held at the O'Malley undertaking parlors, the Jury found that the Mex ican "was killed by a gun shot wound meet the officers- gaze was the blood Thcse 8lIU,nloned are stain where the Mexican had fallen. It was evident that an attempt had been made to remove the stains, but this had been ineffectual. With the place of the killing found, it was but the work of a moment to place Porter, the proprietor, under arrest. The three women habitues of the houae were also captured a few blocks from the re sort and conveyed to the station. The prisoners were taken into the chief's office, one by one, and put through the third degree. It was but inflicted by James Porter," and r-cMlhe work of a few moments to wring ommended that he be held to the grand Jury without ball. PRISOtKK COMDEX The theory advanced yesterday that the Mexican had been sialn in a re fort and the body dragged into the alley, was established after the police had wrung a confession from Porter. Rodigrues and a Mexican companion. Serapbo Domlngues, entered the dive at 2221 Third avenue, shortly before 11 o'clock on the fatal Thursday night. confessions from them all. Porter claims he killed the Mexican in self defense, but it is probable that the state will Insist upon an indict ment for murder in the first degree. Porter was represented at the in quest by J. K. Scott. The negro was not taken from the jail, and as is the custom, was not placed upon the stand. The murderer's gun was found concealed in a trunk at the resort. while that of the Mexican was found were found in Domingues' pockets, from which Rodgriuez had taken the weapon. Rafael Rivers, the other Mexican companion, was not present at the re sort. He left his companions at a Third avenue saloon about S o'clock. All of the witnesses are being held by the police. Both of them had been drinking heav- in a deserted room of the house. Shells lly. Three girls were in the plae at the time, Jean Martin, Eva Lloyd and Bessie Green, all colored. They were playing cards in a dance hall at the rear of the resort when the Mex icans entered. Rodigruea made overtures to the Martin girl, who spurned his atten tions. Enraged because of the refusal, the Mexican pulled a revolver from his companion's pocket and threatened to kill her. "Jim" Porter, proprietor of the dive, hearing the uproar, en tered the room and tried to eject the Mexican, but was unsuccessful. He then ran out to get the police, lie said. Two of the girls ran out doors, while the Martin woman rushed into the front room. Rodlgruer: followed her, revolver In hand, threatening to shoot Uer. Porter then returned, and shoving his head through the hall door to "Ret the lay." The Mel.- n then wheeled, and pointing the irun at the negro's head, fired point blank, the bullet crashing into the plaster a few Inches from .the mark. Porter then made a dash for the kitchen, closely pursued by the insane Mexican. In this room the two men grappled, and in elf defense, according to the claim made to the police. Porter whipped out hi 3S calibre revolver and shot Rodlgruez, who dropped to the floor la a pool of blood. IHKIt-.S (OHPKK TO AI.I.KV. Cordova Victor Hick. Coe Claus Flint. Pert Byron William Banker. Molin? C. F. Johnson, Seth Kenj ball. J.' F. Johnson. Horace AHz, H. W. Cooper. Jr., W. C. Loptien, J. H. W'ess ley. Sol Kaufman. South Rock If land A. A. Burt. Rock Island W. H. Moffit, John Schmidt. Frank Beecher, James L. Hickey, Frank Cluskey, Herman Olson, j Nic Juhl, Robert Krimealla, R. P. Wtl-j eon. Peter O'.sen. J. C. Morris, Terry j Burk, Herman Brinkerhoff, S. R. Wright, M. McXealy. Adolph Strom,! Walter Rapp, A. A. Rounds, Dan Mc Kinney, Ben Redecker. A. J. D. Moel ler, H. F. Fulmer, M. F. Underhill. Rural R. J. McKeog. Edgington Charles Pogner, Jr., El mer Patterson. Drury William Hudson, J. S. Price. CRIMIN AL ( AKS. The criminal docket will not be call ed until Oct. 13. Next week will be given over to civil business. There are still a number of important crim inal matters to be tried at the pressnt term of court, but State's Attorney F. i E. Thompson will be busy with the j grand jury all next week and cannot take them up until their deliberations end. " ""Mr 'Si i - , ii' 9 --'-.. r, y-- - ' - 1R0GK ISLAND IS TO OBSERVE FIRE PREVENTION DAY Mayor H. M. Schriver Urges Provisions of Gov. Dunne's Proclamation. SCHOOLS TO COOPERATE: :: . . .1 Oct. 9 Designated for General Clean-; ing Up of Premises for the Winter. State Fire Prevention day, Oct. 9. Is to be observed in Rock Island, If the plans of Mayor H. M. Schriver are car ried out. This morning he received from, Governor E. F. Dunne a procla mation relative to the matter, in which the chief executive of th state urged that all heating apparatus Rnd chlra- litres ut? voreiuuj i caucu uui iui viii-j ter use and premises be put. in good ! 'cm Alex Robertson. Rock Island Arsenal Golt club is to lose the services of A. E. Robertson, for three years professional golf in structor here. Mr. Robertson has sub mitted his resienation to take effect I tioned. at once, and in the spring will take up j and the simpler means of preventing shape, in order to lessen danger conflagration. Mayor Schriver telephoned Superintendent of Schools B. Ilayden to ask his operation in carrying out the visions of the proclamation. It Is ex pected that special programs will be given in the schools on the date men- in which the dangers of fire CIy ,H. WE MAINTAIN DAILY DE LIVERY SERVICE IN ROCK SLAND. WOBBLY BRIDGE CAR NEARLY TIPS OVER Car No. 203 of the Bridge line came near capsizing on Second avenue this afternoon when tnere was a sudden listing of the passengers toward the exit. The coach is so lopsided that if it is not taken in soon and braced up, it is apt to turn a double sommer- sault one of these times when it is overcrowded. As it is the motorman would not be able to hold an upright position if he did not have a good pair of sea legs, and the conductor hangs on for his life going around curves. H. J, KAIN SINGS "GOOD BYE, BOYS" Newlywed Tendered Regal Re ception by Cheese Club et al This A. M. the work with the Winnetka Golf club Oi' Chicago. During his term of service here Mr. Robertson has won the favor of all tr!-city golf enthusiasts and others who have coma in contact with him. His work has been of a high order. The club with which he will take up his duties Apr'l 1 is one of the newer ones cf the metropolis, having links on the north shore. Mr. Robertson will leave at once and will spend the winter on tho ecuthern links. POLICE NEVSS II FINE CATTLE BOUGHT FOR NEW DAIRYMAN BACK FROM HONEYMOON Bijou Cigar Store Decorated With Hearts, Cupids, Storks and Flat Irons. It is "Goodbye Boys" for Herman Kain, father of the Bijou cigar store. William Wilcox, who is alleged to ha-e slashed Charles Nowack, an aged Chicago man, wxth a knife during a saloon brawl which was staged Sei- tember 29, was arraigned in police court this morning. The charge, "as eault with a deadly weapon," was amended to one of assault and battery, a fine cf $15 and costs being assessed. The defendant was represented by At torny G. W. McCaskrin. Charles Joyce paid $3 and costs for assault and batter and P. Vondeg- hinsce was "stuck" $1 and costs, drunkenness being the cause of the difficulty. WILMERTON WINS A SUIT FOR SALARY In the case of W vs. Illinois heard yesterday by Acting County Judge B. S. Bell, the issues were found for the plain'iff and the sum of $901.25 'and ccsts was assessed Herman stole a march on his friends j against the defendant. The action j Henry Haas, residing near Andalu J si , has Junt purchased eight :hor I onehbred Holstein rows from Fred Fearing detection of the crime. Weise of Scott county. Mr. Haas ex Porter picked up the corpse, carried j r,Pcts to ko into the dairy business on it unassisted through the back vard and dumped it into a dark shadow in the alley, lie then returned, and se curing a mop attempted to eradicate the blood Plains which were seeping into the floor. When the shooting began Domin guen. the companion of the slain man. rushed from the house and slept in a box car until morning, when he was found by the police. He wa, unaware an extensive scale and believes fine ca'tle he has purchased prove a good start. the will EXCURSION SUNDAY AFTER NOON. On the steamer Helen Blair through Moline lock to Hampton the rapids. Leaves at 2.45, returns at i 6 o'clock, 35 cents. (Adv.) If All the Good Dressers but knew The advantages of our tailor ing system and how we are in a position to secure More Stylish Garments, Larger Selection of Pat terns, Correct Fitting Clothes. That are honestly constructed, they would not hesitate one moment in having our famous tailors, Ed. V. Price & Co., make their fall and winter suit. All we ask is an opportunity. Pay Us $25 or so. jlast Tuesday and was wed to Miss Edith R. Mattausch of South Rock Is- i land. After the fetters had been forged i j the newlyweds surreptitiously board- ed a taxicab and sneaked to the Rock I Island depot where they grabbed a train for the Winay Ciiy. Many friends armed with rice and old shoes were double crossed. Mr. and Mrs. Kain arrived home last evening. Promptly at 8:30 this morn the new benedict stepped off Return over! , . " nis place ui uusiuess. a tirraiuer ui white letters a foot high, painted all over the front window immediately attracted his attention. He perused ! same and then thoughtfully erased it ! with his pocket handkerchief. The 1 sign read, "The senior member of this ' firm has Just been married. Come ! in and have a cigar on him." As Kain approached the front door he lamped the following: "We need thf money I Herman is married." j SOMB RKfKPTlOX, Stepping over the threshold, the par- ty but recently deprived of his liberty jwas greeted by a wild cheer. Fully 100 fellow townsmen had congregated j to welcome the conquering hero home, s The reception was in charge of the i Cheese club, the program committee consisting of Jack Carse, Fred Mueller and A. H. Rundorff. The interior'of the store was beautl- .1, the same, will be emphasized. THE rnoci..VMATio. Governor Dunne's proclamation fal lows: Among the many vital problems which call upon our people for solu tion the situation with regard to the waste of energy and resources In all parts of the country by fire is one of the most commanding. The subject of the conservation of our resources Is at last deservedly receiving the most careful attention. Our forests are be ing preserved, our waterpower and waterways developed and utilized, and the hidden forces of nature conserved and made subservient to the well-being of man. Statistics show that fire waste is In creasing annually and the fire loss in the state of Illinois in 1912 average $1, 000,000 per month. Besides this, in iMt year alone nearly four hundred people in this state lost their lives through the agency of fire. The losses thus occasioned constitute an absolute waste and a drain upon our resources such as no nation or state can long endure, and the fact that they are largely preventable is a reproach to our people and calls for an immediate remedy. For the reasons herein set forth and in order -to arouse our people to a vivid sense of fire dangers and Induce them to take more active interest in the subject, I hereby proclaim that Thursday, the 9th day of October, 1913, be known as State Fire Prevention day, and I earnestly recommend that our people observe it by a general W. Wilmerton cleaning up and removal of all rubbish, Contracting company. - '7 ZITZ lCl Cl J 1 iicailiig offal ciluo bh vii.ih neys be carefully gone over and placed in a proper condition for win ter use. Let all public and private institu tions, hotels, asylums, factories and theatres be carefully looked over on that day and, when necessary, any changes made that will further pro tect the safety of the occupants. Let local authorities give attention o the matter of better building regula tions, fire protection and prevention, as well as added apparatus for fire fighting. Lastly, let fire drills be held on that day in institutions, factories and in public, private and parochinl schools, and 1 earnestly recommend that teach ers insirnct their pupils, through short talks and proper programs, on the dangers of fire and the simpler means of fire prevention. Given under my hand and the seal of the state of Illinois, at the capitol, in the city of Springfield, this first day of September, A. D., 1913. E. F. DUNNE, Governor. Henry Woods, Secretary of State. Quality Laun dry Work Means a Real Saving. It means less wear and tear on your linen, be cause our modern machinery eliminates the strenuous strains of the old time machines. Our newest, most scientific methods are far less trying on colors and fabrics. You'll be pleased with a trial. S400 COLLECTED FROM TAGS SALE Amount Reported by Street Workers Up to 3 O'clock for Bethany Home Benefit. OCTOBER AND US. Great Business Being Transacted Her. The great outfitting mouth of the year is at hand. Young & McCombs are very, very busy and will doubtless become busier each day of October ;n fact this is the busiest Fall we have ever Vnown. Hence we beg our thousands of good friends to shop early in the month wnrfcprs for Bethanv home were on and early in the day. But whenever the streets early this morning sell- you eiect 10 snop. ioung at maQinos ing tags for the purpose of raising money to carry on the work at, that institution. Tags to the number of 10,000 were given out by the conv mittee in charge and up to 3 o'clock, nearly $400 had been turned in. The workers have met with success a'.l over the city and have seldom been refused a contribution of some sum. will offer you their very best service a service that some people think is exceptionally good. For Monday a splendid spread of merchandise makes its appeal at this Big Quality Store. The Furniture and Housefurnishings sections will hold special sales no thoughtful and eco- nnmtnfll hnmphnriv ran. nffnrrl In mJfflt The cmount reported does not include j i that collected in the outlying dis tricts of the city, nor the amount taken in Moline and the workers are confident that a sum of money equal to other years will be reported before thi close of the day. was over salary alleged to be due Mr. Wilmerton as secretary of the above named company. R. R. Reyno'.ds was attorney for ?he plaintiff and Jackson, Hurst &. Stafford for the defendant. RACES PLANNED FOR EXPOSITION PARK There will be motorcycle and bicycle races at E.xpo:;ition park tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, given under the auspices of the Rock Island and Moline Motorcycle club. Fred Barr of Davenport will give away a bicycle to the winner of the second event. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has become famous for its cures of coughs, colds, croup and influenza. Try it when in need. It contains no harm ful substance and always gives prompt relief. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.) store for women and the wonderful millinery shop will present broad se lection. All the new Fall merchandise spic-span new awaits your calling. In short, every part of the store la ready to help everyone la the trl citles. (Adv.) OLD CASES WILL BE TAKEN UP IN COURT State's Attorney F. E. Thompson is getting ready to clean the county court dot-ket of several hundred old cases carried over from the adminis tration of L. M. Magill. A jury will be summoned for Oct. 2!, at which time the county prosecutor expects to dispose cf the matters. Exclusive Local Dealer in Fine Clothes Tailored to Order by Ed. V. Price & Co, Chicago U REALTY CHANGES Henry Stoneberg and wife to Henry s nihhom 4or ''5. Adamsville addi- fully decorated, strings of doll babies j ;,, i Josephine M. Gibson to Dennis v. Coleman and wife, south Zt feet lot being bet off by hearts, cupids and storks, all of the latter bearing 1914 models in their bills. Every available mirror and glass was covered with in scriptions of which the following axe excellent samples: "No more sinkers and coffee for Herman;" "Bread, pies land cakes like mother used to make;" "Don't kid me I'm married;" "Excel- tlent phone services;" "Don't ring me up I m married; "It took a long ; time;" "Won t be here after 10 p. m.:" Cigars given out by Herman;", etc OW A -OTAUI.R. 8 block 20, old town, Rock Island, $2,- zh. Henry Eolte to Cecelia C. Jordan, lot 4. blcck ITS, East MoP.ne, $3,000. FARMER BUYS HORSE STOLEN FROM BARN A faimer living near Andalusia by the name of Stropes purchased the horse stolen from the Murrin stable in this city. A fellow bv the.name of jamt5 dcoii is am.gfu 10 jiave guru Stropes the animal for $2C. Mr. Strcpes did not know anything about tho theft and has turned the horse over to the sheriff. JUMPS IN FRONT OF AUTO; IS PAINFULLY INJURED Roy Gustafson. aged 10 years and living at 446 Fourth avenue was pain fully injured yesterday afternoon a". Qlolmttai Sunday Dinner 6 to 10 p. m. $1.00 iHntu Consomme Solietino Mulligatawny Celery Salted Almonds water Moline, $45. William and Maurice Crawford to rhsrUi T Ktriio vKt 40 feet, lot 5. Prominent in the store is a current : Mnt.w ,9 0,d tomn of Rock island: $1. 1 event bulletin, containing photos of! Kre(, Hesen),nn to E. L. Barber, various athletic heroes, great poli-!,ot 4 b(ock 7 Acme additioD, Moline; ticians, statesmen, and the like. Kaln's .j ame has been added to the hall of, M-Tlne e. Aringdale and husband I v ,. . . a . to rred Puey, part lot 6, Rossiyn On the bulletin board was the follow. ajdition MoIlne; $555. lng: "The most sensational event in i the world! Not September Morn but Attention Allouez Council No. 658, on the eve of the last day Herman K. ef C. j Kain surprised his friends and Joined The neit regular meeting of the the ranks of the Benedicts. Congratu- Knights of Columbus wiil be held Rufus Walker and wit? to t.eceiia l.ic o'clock, when he jumped from the Jordan, lota 1, 2 and 3, block 2. Acme;rear 0f a delivery wagon on which addit!on. Moiine, $500. oe was riding, directly in front-of a James Wiese and wife to Frederick j moving automobile. He wag knocke3 J. Wieee. lot 6 and part lot 7, Edge-j down anj rendered unconscious. He sustained a cut between the eyes and numerous bruises. The accident ec curred at Fifth street and Fifth avenue. NEW WINDSOR MAN HURT WHEN AUTO TURNS OVER Albert Chinlund of New Windsor was painfully hurt when his automo bile turned turtle this afternoon at 1 o'clock on the Knoxrille road, six miles south of Milan. He was consid erably bruised about the face and Baked White Fish, Au Gratin J Sauternes Potatoes Duchess Fried Spring Chicken a la Bachamel Cutlets of Fresh Lobster With Rice Timbale Apple Fritters Brandy Sauce Roast Lamb; Natural Gravy Boiled and Mashed Potatoes Browned Sweet Potatoes Lettuce and Tomato Salad Green Peas and Stewed Corn Vanilla Ice Cream and Cake Imported Sherry Angelica Pudding, Orange Sauce Roquefort or Ncuichatel Cheese Wafers Coffee Tea Milk Music Buttermilk 'lations are In order. His latest Dhoto Tuesdav. Oct. 7. at 8 o'clock. Officers i head and his machine was bartlv Ham. I i will appear ia "Current Event. Wait 1 ill be elected. (Adv.) 'aired. ,.