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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1013.
STAPLETON DIES; SALOON MEN FACE SERIOUS CHARGE .Succumbs at St. Anthony's Hos pital After Being Uncon scious for 10 Days. ICORONER HOLDS INQUEST tAloi Duvjonck and Cyriel Bonnie Al leged to Have Caused Death. f Harrison Stapieton died yei'erday afternoon at 4 o'clock in St. Anthony's Lopital. following bis injury sutain-t-d 10 dajs ago. Alois Duvyjonck, proprietor of a aloon at 300 Fifth Mreet. and Cyriel Bonnie, a bartender -mr'loyed at the place, are he'd on a charge of murder. It is claimed the i i:in .'cr ibly ejected Stapleton from ' tr,- pa loon and that the injuries be re ceived resulted In his death. S'ajlfton as found Saturday even ing. Iec. 7. lying in Garnsey park in poo! of blood and was immedia'ely ! ru red to his hoarding house w hich v a- nearby. In the morning City j Jia;rh Physician C, . Cm. Craig was t needed in securing hio name which ai;-d to the bedside of the injured ' 1. Oaig varified from his records i. .an and found his condition to be ! taken at the time or his service to the -ry hfTi'.u. He was removed to St. ! deceased last summer. It also devel .'...liouv h hospital and no hope was j oped during the delirious talk of ritf rtairied for hU recovery. ! Stapleton at the hospital that he had F'.llowinz he death of the man last : son but every effort o discover his ( . -nin a postmortem examination v.-i- held ia the Knox undertaking par lors by Drv ra:g and Perry Wessel, l.o'.h tf w ii' Tii have been attending Vie inj-red man at the )iOfpi"al. i ruti'T K. '. J. Me.er was also prs- j Alphons erbrieot. .Motions i-actiante. '.- .-mi a m.tnife ex jminat icn of the j Oscar Wullaert. Julius lie Bueher. i. j rd Kku'.l was inaoe. The entire ' Miss I Baeher and Miss tcfcaVe. 1 r in ami upper l art of the dec-sed's I These are all acquaintances of Staple tK: il re removed from th body to ! ton's and either boarded where he I n-ii v evidence asainst thoce j lived or worked with him at the ,!o v. i,n arc liarire,! with a.-saul lie him ! fhop. (Jerome De Bruine acted as in- I v. th. ii ilisonered that a mu'h 1 i-,- re v-rii;in injury had been sutain- I t;:;'ii was a f r-t thought, a five !:.ii i V being ui-c fred in the t:i k j.:irt ..f the skull which had not 1' n il'.-cernahle whie 'he man was a ii Inquest Held. r'-iier R. c. J. Meyer he'd an In-i was celebratinc his birthd.iy aisivr-i,w-t this morning in the eflice tflhary on the ni.sth that he was injured. ya--'s Atfo!tiy I'ioid K. T!.o:np-on J Although the staUment was made gCXOCXXCXXXXCOOC09CCXX00000 cxxoooooocx)oooococoocos6oo J 5hO and Think how many nickels and dimes you absolutely throw away in a year, and how many you could save without depriving yourself of a single ne cessity. It doesn't need any one to tell oil You know it yourself. If you care to be a ood fellow, as well as a wise fellow, see how much pleasure you can pive yourself, or others of the home at next Christ mas time if you will make them members of our Christmas Savings Club. If you commence with just one nickel and add a nickel to it each week for 50 weeks, early in next December you. or some one you think a great dear of, can get a check for 563.75 with interest at 4 per cent. Ami von won't rcallv know how the monev g was saved. You can commence on two cents a week and 2 vou will get- I $25.50 cj and 4 per cent interest. ( )r yon can commence on one cent a week and Js vou will tet s 512.75 and 4 per cent interest. And when next December comes around and o it will be here before you know it. you will be 0 one of the happiest of all the people in town. 1 TRY IT THIS YEAR 0 You will become a Life Member 1 Rock Island Savings Bank I 18th Street and 3rd Avenue, ccococecocoocooeooooooooocooocccoooooooooecooooocooc ' examining a number of witnesses. Dr. Perry WeaseL who assisted Dr. Craig' in caring for the Injured man. was the first witness to take the stand and testified that death had been caused by a serious fracture of the skuIL He identified the removed portion of the skull which Coroner Meyer bad, retained for evidence, as the same one taken from the body of t the dead man last night and explained i the extent of the injuries. Dr. Wessel w-as questioned on the stand by one of the Jurors as to whether it would have been possible or probable that Stapleton could have traversed the distance from the saloon to the park after receiving such Injuries. The doctor stated tba such a thine was probable but that the man must have fainted before reaching bis boarding and rooming bouse. Dr. Craig was then examined and advanced practically the same evi dence as Dr. Wessel. stating that he had entertained no hope of recovery from the first time he had been called. He further stated that he had attended the deceased some time last summer when he was overcome by gas and that be had eeemed to be a jolly and a gritty old man. Under the influence of liquor, however, the doctor said that he had heard Stapleton was some times of a quarrelsome nati;re. An effon was made to get him to talk several times at the hospital b:it he was partlv unconscious all of the time and could peak on)y in a dazed and incoherent manner. After cousider- able effort, however, the doctors sue- j whereabout has thus far failed. The inquest adjourned for lunch at about noon and at reconvened. the following witnesses beins exam ined this afternoon: Alphona Rap'Ts, "rpreter for those who could not f-peak Kiiglisn. Are Re-Arrested. Iuvvonck and Bonnie were rear- j rested following the death of Sta;e- ton and are now held rend'r.g tii out- i cnie of the inquest. Stapleton was 6? years f age and j o j f-J qI v 1 0' PI O, 8 P that Julius DuyVejonck, who conducts a saloon at 126 Twentieth street, was the proprietor of the barroom from which Henry Stapleton was ejected, it developed that his brother Alois Duyvjcnck. 3J Fifth street, was the terpen under arrest, on a charge of being implicated in the cause of in juries to the man. ASKS $10,000 FOR INJURY TO LEGS Moline Company Is Made De fendant in Damage Suit Filed in Circuit Court. HORSE CASE IS DISMISSED Judge R. W. Olmsted Takes Action of Joseph vs. Griffin Away from the Jury. Suit for $10,000 damages was filed this morning by Attorneys Woods and Meersman, Moline, against the Re public Steel and Iron company, Mo lin for injuries, which it is alleged w ere sustained by Clement lie Paw. The accident which befell DePaw, occurred one year ago when he was but 15 years tf ape. He was em ployed wi'h the Moline company at tiiat time, and was in the yards of the factory. He was caught between two cars loaded with steel rods and his lets were pierced by the long steel j bars, causing liTjii. it is said. Derma-1 Lent injuries. The suit was filed through his guardian, l'dward Coryn. Taken From Jury. The case of the People ex rel Joseph vs. ii: W. Griffin which was on trial yesterday, came to a sudden end in the afternoon when Judge It. W. Olm sted allowed a mothin by t'le defense to take tiie action from tlte jury. It w.-.s charged that Gritfin as con stable at Milan. wronzfully sier:ed property, including a horse valued at ! f 100 to satisfy an execution. It was 1 aiiege.i that the animal was exempt. ! In justice court, a judgment for L'OO was rendered but an appeal was j taken. Albert liulier for the defend- j ant. advanced the theory tiiat the jus-j tice hud no jurisdiction in the matter. ' since the amount involved was out.' under S'io. Tiie court held with tiiis view and dismissed the case. I-. v.. Thompson and M. J. McKniry prose cuted the suit. Blake Suit Up. The case of S. C. Blake vs. the Blake Specialty company is being heard today. The suit is for wages i. lpl..t..-:..;... :.. 1.;.. "nun .iii. Didur (iiii.i 1 uui' 111111 us, .iL'iiiia miii. tie is ueing ueiu ini travelinc salesman for the concern. ', der $r,n bonds. About $1,400 is involved. G. W. Wood i r"ppears f.'.r the plaintitT and Murphy A- Larsen for the company. II OBITUARY II j Mrs. David Warwick. Sr. Dai id Warwick. Jr.. who resides on ! Seventeenth s!KiM, Iuis received word j aiiiioiinc'ng the 1 at'u of h's m i:1u r, Mrs. David Warwick. Sr., in St. I,ouis. . The death occurred at the home of a tiatifiTitr. Mrs. Krnrt T. Itarrett. Tli j viii" 101 riv lit ri 111 n 1 . Louis this afternoon. In additiou 10 the son. David Warwick. Jr., there aro left to mourn the d"atlj. two other yens. Kichard of Davc-iort and Alfred of New .York City, and one daughter. Mrs. Krnest T. Barrett of St. Louis. 8i Funeral of C. A. Vail. a ! The funeral services over the re Ol mains of C. A. Vail, who died In the ,ciue anibulaiice en route to St. An-! thi'Ty's hosjiital from the Commer- , i rial hotel .Monday morning, were held j at t he Ken undertaking parlors at In o'clock this morning. Interment was j in Chippianock cemetery. i Funeral of Joseph Schneider. 1 Funeral services for Josenh J- t sieh n"'iler n f.irmer Fwk IvImiwI man lino a:eij m jonei raiuruay, were neia Handkerchiefs 4 A box of handker chiefs makes a nice pres ent and we varry them with initials in Japon etle and linen put up either singly or in half dozen boxes priced roc, 5C -5C an(l 5oc' Silk muti'le-rs knit ami crocheted in all iiades and hape. In pretty Xnias Ijoxcs 50c to $395- 1 , J I j j 1 Head to-fbot Outfitters 'vfor MarOVocian & Child. ; IjLilL in that city at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. John Schneider, pas tor of the First Methodist church, of ficiated. Those who were present from here were Postmaster Hugh A J. McDonald. Mrs. Charles Oswald. Mrs. Charles Schneider Schneider. and George Funeral of Fred Alters. Fuueral services for the late Fred J. Alters were htld this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. P. it; Thirteenth street. Rev. J. 1 Vance of the t'n'ted Presbyterian church officiating. Inter ment was in Chippiannock ceme tery. JUDGE PROBATES WILLS IN COURT Two Instruments Are Passed on by B. S. Bell Wheelock Estate Large. Judge B. S. Bell tins morning pro bated two wiils. I nder tlie terms of the last testament of Lucius P. Wheel ock. Moline. draw n Aug. 22. 1913. w ith Luther C. Knox and Kdwin B. Knox as witnesses, all of t!ie estate is left to a sister, ilate W. Anderson, who is named executor: to Itay G. Anderson, nephew, and Nellie L. Krvin and He! en K. Anderson, both of whom are nieces. The estate consists not only I of the real estate at Moline but also 1 in Lubbock. Texas, and Xew ton conn- j ty Missouri, alld of stock in copper. , and hotel companies. ,m r r- t. I I'.e iU Of CiOOIge BellSOn. made ' Oct. 16. 1911. leaves all of the estate . to the wife. Ami L. Benson, with the I proviso that the propreyt will go to t the two sons, G Leltoy Benson and Ltl'e! Benson at her death. HOLDING TWO ON SERIOUS CHARGES Pawnbroker Is Arrested by Offi cer Kell Arthur Keller Is " Nabbed by Patrolman. Two men will be airatgrn-d before Police Magistrate Smith tomorrow morning on charges of a serious na ture,. Both cases were continued from tcday until that time. Arthur Keller was arrested by Of licer McCarthy this moriing on a charire of having sioleu about $.".t) j won n or iron pipe irora the varus or the Hoik Island Sash K- Poor works, r it .- I. J. Zil'fern. who co'ijucts a pawn she o en Tv.cntiith street between Third and Fo.irth avenues, was ar retted hv Officer Kcil this niormna 1 barged with violating the pawnbrok- crs' act. A. Morrison charces that a short time ago lie secured a $3,511 oan n a fur ccat and a fur robe, and that, Ziffern sold both for $ir. BOARD MEETS TO SETTLE A CLAIM Charles Pappas Wants Dam ages from Union Malleable Iron Company. An arbitration board in county court today is hearing the claim of Charles I'aopas of Kast Moline against the Union Malleable Iron company. I'ap- pas alleges that on March 7. 1!'13. he sustained an in.'ury to his hand which he clain.s permanently disables that member. he claims permanently disabled that I'aiiijus was wearing gloves at the time of the accident which was against j toe rigid printed rules of the company. , They contend that Pappas disregarded the regulations of the concern and that this resulted In the accident. .1. j K. Scott appears for Pappas and V. f A. Meese for the company. j WILL REMOVE OLD DOCUMENTS SOON Corner Stone of Old Y. M. C. A. Contains Interesting' Mat ter About Rock Island. Tiie irca box containing the docu ments whiili wif" placed ia the cor ner stone of the old V. M. C. A. build ing and which was removed this week, will be opened as soon as Secretary K. C Smediey returns from his southern laciition. The iron box contains the following matter: Names of the city officers, ; records, etc.: photographic views per- taining to liock Island; prin"-d fctid j written rec ords pertaining to V. M. C. j A. work: copy of the scriptures. I The old corner stone was laid on ' June 26. and the.-e documents j were placed therein at that time. ARE ATTEMPTING TO HAVE ROAD REPLACED Walter Treichler, RK'k Island, county superintendent of liisliways. and Leslie Hanna Zuaia. chairman of the roads und bridge committee of the board of supervisors, at 4 o'clock thia afternoon appeared before the mem- 1 bers of the fctate highway commission in Springfield in an effort to restore I the Twelfth street ro3d. leading from I Hixk Island cn the n.ap of reads, to receive aid under tlie Tice oud roads BETTENDORF GIRL HASNECKBROKEN BYAUTOMOBILIST Little Marie Messer, Six Years Old, Killed wnen struck by Machine. DRIVER IS NOT BLAMED; Clem Ceurvorst Is Exonerated by Eye Witnesses Proves Un avoidable Accident. Thile playing w ith a" party of ! I school friends in the street a- the cor- ; ner of Fourth and State streets. Bet- ! i tendorf, yesterday afternoon at 3 j o'cloik, little Marie Me?sej. s'.x-year- i old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ' Messer. was struck by an automobile , driven by Clem Ceurvorst. Her neci? j was broken and she died within a few ; minutes. It is claimed that the chi'd had just left school and was en route to the ; home of her grandparents. Mr. and I Mrs. C. Messer who reside a- Fifth and State streets. With.n a block of her destination the group of little j folks started to play in the boulevard in the center of the street. Suddenly j Marie Rtnrteil across the road after a chum. At that moment Mr. Cerrvrrst. I u-lin Uvea r,n Wout S5ernh,l street Ret. I tendorf. drove along wi lt his seven- ', Ti.nnws vivor I Witnesses to the ac-ident state that ! he w as traveling at a low rate of j speed and that noticing ihe children. : he sounded his horn in warning, j ?Iarie. however, in the excitement of her p'.ay failed to notice the approtch-' ing car a-id walked in front of it. j Site was struck by the front wheel and , thrown several feet. j Lives 15 Minutes. j The driver quickly stopped the ma chine and carried ihe child to the i home of Mrs. Frank Ackerman. "44 J State street w here medical aid was summoned. It was found that her j neck had been broken and the riaiit. ; jawbone fractured. Kverything pos-1 sible to save the little life was at-1 tempted but w ith'n 15 minutes she j passed away. - 1 III Not to Blame. It is claimed by eye witnesses tha' the auto driver used unusual care to prevent the iragedy and tjiat it was an unavoidable accident The deceased was born in Daven port Nov. 26, 1!7 and is survived by her parents and one brother. The father is employed as a collector for the Trl-City Plate Ice company. POLICE NEWS II Ilussel Neyberg was arrested by Oflicer McCarthy last evening as he was sailing a'.ong six or eight sheets to the leeward. After a sleep at the city bastile he faced Magistrate Smith this morning who added an other dollar to the city coffers. John McAcherou, pinched by Officer Col- i Is Ready For You The careful Christmas shopper appreciating that only the highe3t standards have prevailed at this store since its opening, naturally turns toward Bleuer's at this season. The spirit of the giver counts in finitely more than the gift itself, so whether your gift be large or small, the fact that you made your selection at Bleuer's cannot fail of appreciation. The following suggestions taken from the multitude of gift things here Problems: Gifts in Mesh Bags Cologne Bottles Shaving Brushed 'andlesticks Toile Sets Picture Frames Fair Receivers Card Cases igarette Cases Pencil Holders h'r- oons FRED BLEUER 1702 Second Avenue established 1894 Rock Island, III. mm The new store Has all new BILLINGS HERZOG 1611-1613 Second Ave.. Rock Island OPPOSITE ILLINOIS THEATRE I This Coupon Is Worth 25c You may buy a 50c corset cover or draw ers, for Thursday only, if you present this coupon, for 25c. 1 lie corset covers are lace ami embroidery trimmed, drawers embroidery trimmed and are the regular 50c kind. Xo C. O. I)., phone or mailorders. Von must come in person with the coupon. 10 Other Money iMO.oo to SU.oo warm winter coats Si.)8 and Sj.50 children":- capes red and blue , S4.00 children's fur tets for $7.50 poplin rain coats. with rain cap $j.5 S''K petticoat s. colors Ameri can I'.eautv and emerald irrecn ... .ii lihi I' I S.voo to $4.0; j ilk, voile and net waists Children's lieacon blanket bath robes. to 14 size $5.00 children's three-piece knit drawer lejins and sweater. 2 to 5 ears, in holly boxes Su.50 to S1S.50 silk and fine serine dresses, newest styles at. . . . . .IJ.50 velet triin'mcd boucle and chilla winter coats at jjjjj lins, also made an addition of a carl wheel to the city's riches on a similar charge. I.nsho Lee was more fur un ate his case being dismissed. L. G. Barr, Davenport, was arrested . .. , ! a secoiiu tune jcsiernay on a cnarge i ' of distributing hand hills o-i the . . ! streets of this city. Orneer Mnnano j arrested him at the corner of Third . avenue and L'ighteen'h street. Barr! w as arraigned before Magistrate C. J. m rs . mm mm THE GIFT STORE may be of some assistance in deciding your Gift J Silver Gifts Coin Holders Bracelets Jewel Boxes Glove Boxes Flask i Letter Openers Pen Holders Book Marks Table Ware Match Boxes Knives T.'iir King. 4 .Necklaces B'is.aries Cuff Buttons Key Kings Thimbles l.'mbrellas Crosses Cobs Knives Shirt Studj "The Store of Efficient Service" OPEN EVENINGS I ! Savins! Bargains $5.00 98c $2.98 $3.98 $1.69 $1.98 $1.98 ram iii sets, toijue. $9.75 heavv chin- $7.95 Smith and was lined $." and costs, lip appealed the case to the county court. FIFTEEN PEOPLE AIDED rv 1 nojti r r-1 t r r- DI LUbHL Urrlkt 'n.. 1 ...... .1.1 . p .1 i nm-m nct-mi i ejji i m me ni k. .......... .! J.-N . I ... 1 I fill ! r- ",v " "l l'" '",H' ,""""H rl r" l inployment bureau shows that four- .. Mon an(f onp U(,ui;,n w,ro afded i securing work through the otllce, All the new s all the time The Argus. 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