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Bold Highwayman Accosts La
dies on Eighteenth Street
Early in the Evening.
Fuffan O'ew Forth Dagger and Made
Tfreati in Typical Hold-Up
fashion, but Soon Rurt.
Iowa, and thorp m t and married Mm.
Rhoda L.' Halght of Napervllle. wtdov,
of hia brother, who died three yours
ago. The couple returned here but
did not let their friend know of the
wedding till the facta came out Satur
day. Mr. Halght was a delegate to the
head catup at Toledo.
Woodmen Head Office Employes
Plan Reception on Return
From Toledo.
"Tflor money or your life." demand
ed a y.--.:r.c man drawing a knife and
Caibinn it - the direction of two wo
whrra he Horned at the alley on
Fifteenth street, between Fifth at : j isi,nd
Sixth strec'.s. at :30 o'clock Satur-1 through
oy nicr.t.
Tbe women, thowever. Instead of
complying with his demands for their
purses, screamed, and C. R. Chamber
I'd. an Investment banker whose of
fices are at 1320 Third avenue, and
who was nearby, rushed to the women,
but the man had fled.
Confronted Them Suddenly.
The womn. whose names are with
held, were returning from a visit to
a friend, ar.d were paying but little at
tention to their s urronndfngs. Sud
denly the man confronted them and
made the threats.
After be had tVd another stranger
rushed u? to them and asked concern
ing tie ra-e. He was told tbat the
miscreant had f.ed down Fifth avenue,
and aid that he would give chase, but
tfca women thought that he was likely
a confederate of the thief, and had
taken these ste.ps only to prevent the
women from notifying the joIice.
The officers were informed of the
rase, however, bat it was some time
after the incident, giving the ruffian
axple time to make a good getaway.
Furnish Slight Description.
Neither of the two secured a very
till description of the highwayman, as
both ere badly frightened. They
remember, however, that he wore a
l.'cht gray cap and that he was to all
tp;.raranceg a young man. As the piac
was very dark, they serured no de
scription of bis clothes or the features
tf his face which would distinguish
him from another.
It is expected that the Modern Wood
men head officers-will return to the
city from the Toledo head camp at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon and it is
the plan of the head ollice employes
I and friends to meet them at the Rock
station and escort them
the business streets with
music and banners and other evidences
of rejoicing. During the parade the
head offices will be closed so that all
employes may participate and after
ward there will be a reception at the
headquarters of the society.
The newly elected officers will take
their seats July 1.
State's Attorney Files Affidavit
Answering Charges Made
by C. S. Pettit.
Had Already Called Witnesses to In
vestigate Alleged Corruption
When He la Dismissed.
A. N. Carlson Claims That
Neighbor's Dog Is Respon
sible for Missing Hares.
It has developed that while the state
Woodmen camp was in session at Kock
Isiand May 5 one of the insurgent lead
irs. Attorney Jchn Ft. Ifuight of Xaper
a politician of more than local
jote and recently a candidate for coun
:y juci;:e. slipped away to Clinton,
A. X. Carlson. 823 Forty-second
street has a number of prize Belgian
hares which he values very highly. Al
though he lias them caged up, this
morning a number were missing.
At noon today he called the police
asking that they aid him in solving
the mystery of the disappearance of
the animal.-;, lie stated that he believ
ed a dog owned by a neighbor of his
Is responsible for the missing rabbits.
He alleges that the dog bore wire
cuts which indicated that he crawled
into the cage. Officer Dennis Mc
Carthy is making an investigation.
Robert Kepple was this morning
tried on a charge of bastardy, in the of Rock Island county, and alsq re
county court. He plead guilty and suited in returning and presenting by
Arguments on the motion to quash
the 13 Indictments returned In the
Bruner-Magill cases, were taken up
this morning before Judge E. C
uraves, ueneseo, in circuit court.
There was an Imposing array of legal
talent present, including George W,
Wood, special state's attorney, and C
H. Marshall, for the prosecution; and
J. T. and S. R. Kenworthy, J. K. Scott,
Dietz & Dietz. H. M. Schriver, W. R.
Moore and William Meese for the de
The morning was spent in reading
affidavits which haf been filed in sup
port of the motion to quash. The feat
ure was the counter-affidavit of State's
Attorney F. E. Thompson, filed this
morning, in which he strenuously de
nies certain assertions made by C. S.
Pettit, foreman of the January grand
jury which returned the indictments
in question, in which the county prose
cutor was charged with shielding L. M.
Magill. former state's attorney.
He alleges among other things, "that
he never at any time, refused to call
any witness which the said grand
jury, or any member thereof, asked
him to call, or to go into a single mat
ter which the said grand jury, or any
member thereof, asked him to go into.
or of which he had notice or knowl
Fairly Presented.
"Affidavit further says that he fully.
fairly and impartially presented to
said grand jury all matters, facts and
evidence which in his opinion was
worthy of consideration, or which in
his opinion would Justify or warrant.
or tend to justify or warrant, the re
turning of an indictme'nt by said grand
Jury in the matter of official corrup
tion in said Rock Island county which
had come to his knowledge or notice
and that as a result, the said grand
jurors, prior to the said 20th day of
January A. D. 1914, as aforesaid, re
turned and presented five true bills
against Oscar I Bruner, the sheriff
was sent to the county jail until he
could produce $500 bonds. He was
fined $100 and costs and ordered to
pay the sum of $50 a year for nine
years for the support of his child.
rrttT ttfs&k &ri
4? V Ssl
S3.95 for M.
that Sold for $12
This unusual event justifies
a visit timed as early
as possible.
This is a characteristic M. & K. millinery event
an event in w hich is included exceedingly pret
tv hats of every wanted design and material.
The hats in this sale and the prices placed upon
them are so unusually attractive that no tri-city
woman can afford to overlook them. M. & K.
millinery hears the same high class reputation as
other M. & K. merchandise.
3.95 for 12.00 Hats
2. 95 for 6. 95 Hats
1.95 for 3.95 Hats
79c for 1.98 Hats
Rock Islands
said grand jurors of 11 'not true bills,'
against said Oscar L. Bruner, but
that true bills were returned in each
of these 11 Instances with Mr. Wood
as special prosecutor. Lawrence M.
Mazill being implicated in all of them.
Continuing the affidavit avers: "Affi
davit further says it is not true, as
stated In the affidavit of one C. S. Pet
tie filed herein In the above entitled
cause on the 15th day of June A. D.
1914. that the members of the said
grand Jury requested this affiant, as
said state's attorney, to assist said
grand jury in making an investigation
of official misconduct of Lawrence M.
Magill and other persons connected
therewith, and that It is not true, as
I stated Irl the said affidavit of the said
i Pettit, that his affiant informed the
I members of said grand Jury that he
I had investigated and had co;nc to the
conclusion that Lawrence M. Magill
was not guilty of any crimes, felonies
or misdemeanors and that it Is not
true, as stated in the said affidavit of
the said Pettit, that this affiant re
fused to carry on a'ny such Investiga
tion, and affiant further says that It is
not true that he was interested in the
said Lawrence M. Magill or In any of
said other persons, or In any crime
committed or charged to have been
commuted by them, or by either of
Willing to investigate.
"Affiant further says that he stated
i to Pettit ana to tne saia granu
I jury, that he was willing to make any
! investigation of official misconduct of
; Lawrence M. Magill. or of any other
official of Rock Island county, or or any
other person or persons connected
I therewith, which said grand Jury
' should or might request, and that he.
' the said affiant, was willing to call any
I and all witnesses which the said grand
jury should or might request, and to
assist the said grand Jurors in every
way in order to enable him to make a
full, complete and Impartial investiga
tion of the official corruption and offi
cial misconduct and that this affiant
I then and there began and undertook
j an investigation of the official misoon
I duct and of the charges made against
itlie said Lawrence M. Magill. and in
j pursuance thereof, subpoenaed before
j grand Jury then and there some six
lor eight witnesses, which it was de
cided by this affiant and by the said
erand iurors and certain members
! thereof had a conference concerning
! said charges, as will more fully and at
j large appear from the subpoena issued
I for said witnesses filed in the said cir
cuit court and titled 'The People
iof the States of Illinois vs.' Lawrence
M. Magill.' and that said witnesses o
subpoenaed to give testimony before
said grand Jurors then and there, and
this affiant was then and there pre
pared and willing to present testimony
of such witnesses for the purpose of
making and completing such Investiga
tion of official corruption In Rock Is
land county and of the said charges
against the Paid Lawrenoe M. Magill.
and that one of the said witnesses
was actually called by this affiant and
before said grand Jury and paid wit
ness was then and there about to be
examined by this affiant, as such wit
ness, at one of the regular sessions of
the said grand Jury then and there,
and that thereupon the said Pettit. as
the foreman of the said grand Jury,
then and there told this affiant to ex
cuse all of said six or eight witnesses
and all witnesses so subpoenaed and
present and ready to testify concern
ing the alleged charges and official
corruption of the said Lawrence M.
Magill and also told this affiant that
he. tills affiant should retire then and
there because they -wanted to discuss
the matter; that within a half hour
thereafter, the said grand jury then
and there called thli affiant back and
told this affiant that they did not need
him any more and that they would call
him when they wtre ready for him,
that on the morning of the next day,
the said grand jury then and there
called this affiant and told this affiant
that there would be nothing more for
him to do."
Billy Rice Case.
The affidavit also denied the allega
tion made in the PetUt statement that
the county prosecutor filed informa
tions In county court against Billy
Rice to prevent him from testifying
before the grand jury. Mr. Thompson
stated that he does not believe that
the grand Jury had expected to call
Rice as witness and that he had been
conducting an investigation as to the
kind of a place Rice had been running
for some months before the jury met.
Mr. Thompson also denies the state
ment of George Richmond, chairman
of the board of supervisors, that he
refused to cooperate with the commit
tee from the board in the investiga
tion of graft; that he did not object
to special legal assistance but did to
the appointment of a special state's
attorney, and denies the statement of
Richmond "that he spent several days
in the city of Chicago in company with
Magill and after he returned from the
said city of Chicago this affiant re
fused to act and cooperate with the
special counsel.-
Mat Anderson Arrested in a Raid
Faints in Police Court
But Is Revived.
After Finding Flat Vacant One Night
Officers Return Next Evening
and Arrest Quintet.
Two Davenport Couples and
Baby Narrowly Escape
Death in the River.
Rescuers Arrive in Nick of Time as
Craft Was Half Full of Water,.
When They Reached It.
Carl Knippenburg and two deck
hand, names not known, on the steam
er Missisippi proved heroes wnen
they saved a party of five Davenport
ers from a sinking launch about a mile
and a half be'ow Suburban island yes
terday afternoon. In the sinking
launch were. Mr. and Mrs. O. Hart and
their year-and-a-half old baby and Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Vrooman, all of Dav
The party had been out in the boat
for several hours, and about 4 o'clock
In the afternoon the engine suddenly
went "dead." About the same time the
boat sprang a leak. The male mem
bers of the party made frantic efforts
to start the balky engine without avail.
The launch was rapidly filling with
water, and no help was In sight. The
women grew hysterical and Mrs..Vroo.
man fainted.
Steamer Sights Launch.
The steamer Mississippi and barge
were taking a boat load of excursion
ists down the river, and the pilot of
the steamer noticed their plight. A
life boat was lowered and inside of 10
minutes all were safe on board the Mis
sissippi. Had the rescuers arrived a
few minutes later the launch and occu
pants would have been lost. Mrs. Vroo
man remained unconscious for nearly
an hour after she was saved.
Tbe pleasure seekers on board the
Mississippi took up a collection for
the heroes.
After being fined $100 and costs in
police court this morning Mat Ander
son, of this city, keeled over. He re
covered almost immediately.
Anderson was arrested with three
women and a man, in a fiat over a
garage on Nineteenth street between
First and Second avenues, Saturday
Mrs. Clara Lorenzo alias Clara An
derson, Florence Roberts, Bessie Mil
ler, John Henderson and Anderson,
were all nabbed in a raid made by De
tective Thomas Cox and Captain Al
According to charges preferred tiy
the police, the place was being cm
ducted as a house of Ill-fame and
charges of disorderly conduct were
preferred against all five this morning.
All plead guilty to the charges, ami
Anderson and the Lorenzo woman
were each fined $100 and costs and e
other three $5 and costs.
Fainted as He Argued.
Both Anderson and the Lorenzo wo
man argued with Magistrate Smith,
asking him to reduce the fine and stat
ing that they were unable to pay it.
While talking before the magistrate's
desk. Anderson keeled over.
The police rushed to his aid. He
was given ice wat'-r and sjoii revived.
Henderson paid his fine and that of
Bessie Miller, and the Ireii?.o woman
spent the entire day in an effort to
raise money for her flue.
The officers had ben watchiir; the
iiouse for some time. They went there
Friday night but found it vacant.
However, they thought that possibly
the occupants had a tip that they
were going to raid the place so Sat
urday night they returned and were
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Rock Island, Illinois
Phone West 122
B. Stull Is Arrested by Police
After Woman Flees From
Home Wounded.
premier of Canada; George E. Foster,
minister Of . trade in Canada, and Wal
ter E. Davidson, governor . of New
foundland, are made knights of tbe
Grand Cross of St.- Michael and bt.
George. Among the knights bachelor
named is Douglas Mawson, the explorer.
President Rosenfield Tips Off
Membership to New Wave
of Prosperity.
Husband Insists That His Son Accom
pany Him to Station Case
Is Continued.
Wheeler S. Irwin, Farm Hand,
Aged 23, Is Drowned
Near Annawan.
Wheeler S. Irwin, working on the
farm of E. J. Corwin near Annawan.
was drowned In the Hennepin canal
near that place Sunday afternoon. He
was trying to swim from one bank to
the other when he became exhausted
and sank. His brother, James Irwin,
and his employer made attempts to
rescue him, the former getting hold of
his hand but losing his grip in the
drowning man's struggles.
The body was taken out of ths water
a short time after the accident. An
inquest was held and tbe verdict was
accidental drowning. The young
man was 23 years old and a native of
Tennessee. His brother will take the
remains back to Clinton, Tenn., for
C. B. Stull in a fit of anger this
morning attacked his wife with
butcher knife and inflicted in her
breast a wound about one-half of an
inch in depth. The police were called
and he was arrested.
The assault followed a quarrel in the
kitchen of their home. The woman
rushed screaming from the house and
the neighbors called the police.
The auto patrol made a hasty run to
the scene and the officers found Stull
in his home. Detective Sehnert and
Officer Charles Ginnane took him to
the station. He insisted on taking his
son with him. In accordance with his
request the boy, not over 7 years old
accompanied his father and cried loud
ly as they were placed In a cell.
Later in tne morning Stull was ar
raigned before Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith on a charge of having assaulted
his wife with a deadly weapon. The
case was continued until next Satur
day morning, and Stull was taken to
the county jail in default of bonds in
the sum of $500.
According to the story the police
have of the trouble, Mr. and Mrs. StulJ
only last week removed to this city
from Beardstown, 111. Stull has been
married twice, the woman being his
second wife.
She Wanted Gay Life.
He claims that she is always seek
ing gaiety and merriment while he
prefers a simple home life. She Is 10
years younger than he. Stull said this
morning the trouble started over the
differences in opinion regarding this
He said that he became excited and
that he stabbed the woman but -that
he did not mean to kill her.
Funeral of Mrs. Rudolph Koch.
The funeral of Mrs. Rudorph Koch
was held at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing from the home. 524 Eleventh
street. Rev. F. J. Rolf of the German
Evangelical church had charge of the
services. Interment was made in
Cbippiannock cemetery.
Funeral of Theodore Harts.
The firaerat services for Theodore
Hartz. former Rock Island resident,
were held at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon from the home, 717 West Eighth
street. Davenport.
The remains were cremated. The
pallbearers were Ben C. Ham. George
Sternsdcrff. Adolph Prlester, Ernst
Wentel. Ed Berger and Herman Warne-boldt.
London, June 22. The king's birth
day honors were announced yesterday.
The list Includes a large number of
barons and baronets, but Includes few
notable names. Lord Kitchener of
Khartum, his majesty's agent and con
sul general In Egypt, Is made an earl.
Sir Herbert Cozens-Hardy, Sir Ed
gar Vincent. Maj. Gen. John Fielden
Brocklehurst and Sir Leonard Lyell
are raised to barons.
Among the baronets is Albert H.
Stanley, manager of the London Un
derground Railways, who is English
born but was raised in the United
States. Mr. Stanley came to London
frcm Detroit and assumed his British
citizenship last year. For a number
of years he was connected with the
Detroit United Railways and the Pub
lic Service Railways of New Jersey,
v Other baronets named are Sir Jos
eph Beecham, the manufacturer and
philanthropist; George Henschel, the
composer, and Sir T. Vanslttart Bow
ater, lord mayor of London.
Right Honorable Robert L. Borden,
The Rock Island club is booming un
der the presidency of President W. A.
Rosenfield, but with characteristic
modesty, he gives all the credit to oth
ers. Here Is a letter tht has ben
received by members:
"My hat is off to the house comir.it
tee. It is the tightest aggregation ever
assembled under one canvas. But look
what it has done! Last year to date
we had a deficit of $1,894.57. This.
year there is a profit of $535.74, a dif
ference of $2,430.31. Hjv is that for
a record? But see who they are.
Charlie Sharpe made his start in read
ing gas meters and checking up cor
ductors on the red line, while old
Bassett is so cold" when " he makes a
deal that a Boston girl seems like a
spot on the great American desert ct
12 o'clock noon on the Fourth of July
in comparison. He insists on potatoes
having a certain per centage of butter
fat and milk so many British thermal
units. As for Myer Rice ihat'3 his
name and he is the clothing business.
Nuff said.
"And the new steward, all hail Hale,
I say. When J got back from Europe
I sent Abe Dawson, who went to school
with every member of this club, -to
tell "him I wanted to see him. He sent
back word he'd like to meet me but
was In the store room very busy, and
unless it was very important he would
be up in 30 minutes. That's the kind
we like.
Without impairing the efficiency of
the club he has. by wise buing aud
good figuring, made the cafe PAY
and we are getting b.:tt.r muals. t-.:o.
Heretofore the mor-j ve fed, tne mere
we lost, and we didn t car! if no i re
came to eat. Now it is different. The
more the merrier.
The house committee and the stew
ard are entitled to your support. Give
us your patronage, and remember you
are a stockholder in this instituticn. It
looks like our begging days are over.
"Chairman B. D. Connelly of the en
tertainment committee, is going to pull
off a couple " of mid-summer stunts.
Don't miss them. Yours for the club.
A. ROSENFIELD, President."
Jesse Walls Admits Having Sto
len Lawn Mowers From j
Four Different People.
Rock Island Man Disposes of Machines
for Only Small Per Cent of Orig
inal Cost After Taking Them. : r'
Harold Smith, aged 10 years, corner
Thirty-eighth street and Fourteenth
avenue, who has given the nolle
trouble before, was arrested this morn
ing by Officer Sullivan on a charge of
having stolen a bicycle which was
standing on Second avenue near Nine
teenth street. The boy sold the wheel
in uavenport and has confessed. The
owner la not kaown. A companion of
the lad "squealed" to the police.
Optimists will be glad '' that
the number of June brides in Chicago
has been greatly in excess of a yoar
ago. In the first week of June this
year. 1122 marriage licenses were la
sued, as fcgainst 987 a year ago. The
total number for June a year ago was
4278, and the figures of the present
June will run 1000 ahead of that.
Xll the news alt the time. The
Arcua. ' '
Jesse Wall, 310 Fourteenth street.
was this morning arrested by the po-.
lice. The officers attribute many
petty larceny crimes to him.
He has confessed to the stealing of
four lawn mowers. He took machines
from Miss Helene, corner of Seventh
avenue and Twenty-eighth street, one
from Louis Dindinger, 950 Twenty-first
street, one from John T. Dudley, 920
Twenty-first street, and one from John
W. Tremann, 741 Twenty-third street.
The crimes perpetrated by Wall all
took place within the last week. The
police have charged other smaller
crimes to him, but he has denied
mese. rte alleges tnai ne was not im
plicated in anything but tbe theft of
the lawn mowers.
Wall's game was to borrow the lawn
mower, informing the owner that he
was to do some work for a neighbor.
He failed to take them back. ... '.
Fryer Bought One.
Sam Fryer purchased the machine,
owned by Miss Helene for 25 cents.
The one Wall secured frnm DlnHinrer,
was sold to another second hand store,
but he is unable to account for the
whereabouts of the other two.
He will have a hearing tomorrow
.; V
Head of Arctic Exploration Craft
neaay ror rtescue irip. . ,.s
Nome, Alaska, June 22. Captain '
Robert Bartlett, master of Vilhjalmur
Stefansson's arctic exploration ship
Karluk, which was crushed- by arcti-;
ice last February and sank north of
Herald Island, has arrived here from
St. Michael, where he was brought
from Siberia by the whaler Kermon,
Captain Bartlett will go north In July
on the revenue cutter Bear, which has
been ordered to proceed to Wrangell
Island to pick up the 18 white men
and four Eskimos of the Karluk'i crew.
Because of the ice in the Arctic it Is
nrobahle that the Renr'wlll not "all
for Wrangell Island before July 7.'r
Illinois Woman Wins, Divorce After
Telling Astonishing " Story. . ;
Belleville. 111., June 22 Mrs. Joseph.
Ine Hangsleber of Shilolfc 111., - was
granted a divorce In short order In the
circuit court here when she testified
her husband, Albert Hangsleber. n'ad
tried to hang her. -;
The only thing that saved her. ahe
testified, was the fact that Mrs. Lissie
Dlehl. a neighbor, restrained her hus
band. The husband tried to choke nr
to deah merely by holding her up. by
his own strength, she said. js-f
Hangsleber U 6. feet 3 inchee 411
He fixed a nooae around her neck.
testified, and then by reason or hi
great height and strength Iinea
the rope until her feel were off h
ground. When Mrs. Dieh! came to ber
rescue she wa unable to talk and Xell
tn a. faint. ' !
"This is the most extraordinary cas
I have ever heard of." said Judge
George A. Crow in granting the de
cree. "I wish 1 could do more for the
woman than merely give her & di
vorce," ? .

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