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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL XLm CO 151
S0C3 XSLAJTD. ILLm TIIUIL3DAY, AFIUL 18 1605.
FBIC3 TXXSE3 03X3.
IS FULL OF FIGHT.
Joe Greenhut Adds Interest to
the War in Whisky. .
iibel suits fob quite a roBTiran
Eleven of tho Saw CMlnllm of the Tract,
leelading- BMwimr McXldta, Xesifleel of
Antlon for SUO.OOO Each Uvel Tinea at
tao Stockholder.' Meeting Grmkil
eobmJta a Hat Rert u la .Baaaced"
aa Umlr-llM New Hoard.
Peori., I!1s., April 14 The whisky
ttust reorganisxUon committee carried
tbe annual stockholders' meeting of the
Distilling and Cattle feeding company
by storm, and when it adjourned had de
posed ex-Prcsldcnt Greenhut, elected a
lull board of directors and- empowered
the board to take any necessary action
toward recovering from the trust's last
officials any property that may be due the
corporation. But Greenhut was not at
all docile, being present at the meeting
with objections at every turn; refusing
to resign as director, and before adjourn
ment he personally superintended the
serving of papers In eleven libel suits of
IjO.Uju each. Tbe suits were served upon
the members of the reorganization com
mittee: R. B. Hartshorne, John L Water
bury, F. W. Lock wood, Jules Bache and
W. K. Hunton, and upon Attorney Iievy
Mayer, of Chicago; Attorney Nathan
B.jur. of New York; Receiver John Mc
Nulta, and the three experts who have
been examining the trust's books.
Made Things Lively Geaeially.
The ex-prcsident further made the ses
sion interesting by reading a decidedly
warm annual report and by intimating
that he intended to fight the new man
agement to a finish. The first sign o!
the war that was coming was a motion
by the reorganize! that last year's min
utes be not approved, which they carried,
the only opposition being Greenhut and
his son and their attorney, William Jacks,
rupn.senting in all 1,119 shares of stock.
The resignations of several directors were
then read and accepted, Greenhut stating
that they were submitted in consideration
that he retain hia position as a director.
The report of the president was next in
order, and was the more interesting in
that heretofore Greenhut has steadily re
fused to make any reply to the charges
that have been spread abroad against
Denies All Char-tea Absolutely.
He began bis report with a sweeping de
nial of all the charges, declared his ac
cusers to be slanderers and falsifiers, de
nied absolutely all charges of mismanage
ment, and asserted that the present re
ceivership is proving disastrous to the
company. The report says: "The recent
very general, and the oft repeated accusa
tions and charges against myself and fel
low directors 1 wish here to stigmatize as
false, malicious, and untrue, and I trust
that time and opportunity will soon be at
hand when the utter groundlessness of
these slanderous charges can and will bo
established and tbe slanderers dealt with
as they deserve. I defy any one to prove
any willful mismanagement or misap
propriation of the company's funds, or
that I, or any of the directors, have been
parties to any contract or contracts for
our personal bom-llt detrimental to the
best interests of the company, or that any
of the olll :lul statements which have been
given to stockholders from time to time
were otherwise than true and fully war
ranted by the facts when the? statements
Hakes Charges Against the Committee. -
Greenhut then charges the present con
trollers with having obtained control by
means of false charges', end with being
the cause of the company now being in
the hands of a receiver for which no
necessity existed at the time. He con
tinues: "To carry out their programme
and give apparent truthfulness and color
to the erroneous and false statements
repeatedly made and sent out, the reor
ganisation committee furnished experts
to the receivers for the examination of
the books, and as undoubtedly intended
and anticipated it did not take the so
called expert any great length of time to
furnish sensational items for publication
in the papers and use by the reorganiza
tion committee to aid in carrying out
their schemu. At the proper time, and In
the proper place, the startling revelations
of the so-called experts paraded in the
daily press will be fully explained.
Will Reeent Hfcs Treatment la Curt.
"After the receivers were appointed, I
personally gave them all the assistance
desired ,and should have continued to da
so but for the unwarrantable and un
justifiable assault upon me personally In
breaking Into my safe and examining my
private papers. I propose to resent this
indignity and encroachment upon my
private rights to the fullest extent of tbe
law." He closes with a charge that th
receiver is so managing the business that
the assets of the company have already
been very materially reduced.
HOT EVEN AS A DIRrCTOR
Wilt the Beor-aolsers Permit Greeahal
to serve the In
Levy Mayer then moved that Greenhut
be requested to resign as director. His
motion was carried, but he positively re
fused. Mayer was on his feet in an in
stant with a set of hot resolutions remov
ing Greenhut peremptorily andlreiteratlng
the various charges already made against
that official. "You're too smart," Green
hut shouted at Mayer. "You're just
about reaching tbe end of your rope. No
removal yon make will be legal." The
resolutions were, however, adopted with
only the Greenhuts dissenting and the
latter's attorney filed notice of protest,
alleging the actkgt to be Illegal. The
election of directors followed, their term
of office being reduced from three to one
Just previous to adjournment a young
attorney appeared and served the papers
1U l I1B SdAJfUUV uuv iiuw. 4awua WW..
precepts had been filed, bat It was said
that tbe suits would allege various misde
meanors on the part of the defendants.
In an interview at the close of the meet
ing Grdenhut declared that the entire ac
tion of the day was Illegal. "These peo
ple Willi find themselves Inst pretty fix
with an Illegal directory attempting to do j
dusukssz' q saia, . "inex nave aincpgu a .
man to nil my position, wntcn is not va
cant, and consequently can take no ac
tion that will hold. 1 Will fight them to
tbe last minute and tbey won't find the
thing so easy as tbey think."
Tbe defendants in the Greenhut libel
suits professed to be much amused by the
affair. "It is childish and foolish," said
Levy Msyer. "Of course wo all feel very
sorry for each other and particularly for
General McNolta, but tbe whole thing
win come to naught."
Among tbe resolutions passed by tbe
stockholders was one which provides for
radical measures in tbe handling of the
trust's bonds. The resolutions gave the
new board of directors power to take
steps to practically annul tbe tl,0U",uuo
issue of bonds which Greenhut is charged
with having sold to himself and his asso
ciates at &J cents on the dollar.
At tbe time of the issue in question the
Greenhut mantgement authorized fx.uori,
UOO in bonus and deposited !.&, UUO to
redeem rebate vouchers, but issued only
tl.uOO.trju, which it is claimed they now
control. The resolution adopted provides
for the issuance of tbe total 1 500,000,
which throws Greenhut into the minor
ity as a bondholder, even though he still
ho'.ds the entire l,OJO,0U0 first issued.
The following is the company's new di
rectorate: teamnel M. Kice and T. H.
Wentworth, of New York; J. M. Hutton,
of Cincinnati. O. ; William J. Moyer. of
Chicago; Walter M. Schtftel, of New
York; John M. Mott and Floyd K. Jen
nison. of Chicago. As there was no quo
rum of directors present the election of
officers will be held in Chicago in the near
INVOLVES MANY PENSION CLAIMS.
Decision la Favor of Children of Veteran
Who Have Dk-a.
WaSIHXGTOS, April 18. A decision has
been rendered by the secretary of the in
terior involving the right to pension on
claims filed by persons after attaining
their 10:h year, fororon account of whom
no claim had been madoduringthe period
of their pensionable minority, as children
of a soldier who had died from causes
originating In tho service and line of duty.
This decision is of tho greatest import
ance, involving a great number of pend
ing or rejected claims.
The secretary, in his decision, holds
that the clause. "children unJer 16 years of
age" Is descriptive of a class of claims
the title to which accrues to the claimant
by reason of being under lij at the death
of the father from causes originating in
the serrico und line of duty; and the
claims of that class are excepted from the
limitation act of Mnrch 3, ISTii, and are
not forfeited by neglect to file the appli
cation during the period of pensionable
LOOKING FOR SOME CIVILIZATION.
Japanese Who I So Blind That He Can
not Find It Over Here.
Sax Francisco, April 13. A Japanese
resident of this city sends tho following
communication to a local paper: I calne
from the far east a few mouths ago, and
my purpose was to see what you civilized
nation doing. Since I arrived in this city,
reading your valuable paper every day and
I am much surprised because tbe murder
is almost daily occurrence in this coun
try, besides lis robber, the Rev. Doctors
robbing, eloping with other men's wife.
etc. Such events are occurred every day,
shocking murder in church that's awful,
"Where Is civilization, where is Chris
tianity, where is James Creel man f P. S.
f lease send words to J. Creel man that be
ought to be a little inoretaref ul when he
accuses other nations next time." The
bit at Creel man, the correspondent who
wrote up the atrocities committed by the
Japanese soldiers at Port Arthur, shows
that his criticisms struck home.
SLAP AT THE MONROE DOCTRINE.
British Paper Intimates That It Doesn't
Sapereede International Law.
London, April Id. The St. James Ga
zette commenting upon the latest devel
opments of, the dispute between Great
Britain and Nicaragua says: "There is
wonderful ignorance of diplomacy on the
part of the American journalists, n hy
should we want to bombard Grey town?
If Nicaragua has been so foolish aa to re
fuse to pay the Indemnity which, with
the knowledge of the United States, we
demanded we shall take such steps as tbe
American government was perfectly
aware of at tbe time of asking.
"The Monroe doctrine has been a doc
trine for sixty-two years, and has not been
acted upon yet. When Great Britain has
serious differences to settle with South
American republics it will not be pre
vented from doing so by anything but set
tled international law."
Many Outside at Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 1H Recent records of
the coroner's office furnish some informa
tion that will be interesting to students
of sociology, and startling to every
thoughtful member of the community.
They furnish new proof of the theory of
suicide waves. Statistics in the office of
tbe coroner for the period beginning 'Jan.
1, ltfilj, and ending April 1? show the fol
lowing number of eulcies: In January,
3; February, 4; March, 29; first seventeen
days in April, 26; total. 111.
Propone State of Snnei lor.
West Superior, Wis., April 14 A
proposition is being considered to create a
new state from the northern counties of
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
This state would be known as Superior
and would embrace all the mining coun
try. Those parts of the states named are
entirely distinct in industries and inter
ests from the southern parts. The con
sent of each of the states would of course
be indispensable to the success of the pro
Tbe Marian William, laaaeat.
SA9 FKASCiaOO, April Is The inquest
on the murder of Marian Williams was
eon tinned, but nothing new was brought
out. There are a good many people who
say that Durrant does not act like guilty
man, and that a jury cannot convict him
on the evidence so far produced.
Shore Strewn wsth Chleara Bailee.
Chicago, April 18. Crowds of people
are visiting the north shore to inspect the
wreckage thatr is coming ashore, part of
which was torn from the Chioora. Belle
hunters are securing bits of wood that be
longed to the steamer, bat so far bo
Bodies have come ashore.
Bloody Battle Fought Over an
Old Political Feud.
SIX DEAD KES THE RESULT EO FAS,
Others TV evaded la tbe Sight
.Hoaeior Has to Raa for Hla Ufa
aborts- mm Other OSSclala Altaekee
to tho Covet ane's Hoano by CSS) Enemies
Tiahasnlngo to n State of Terror Mere
Car none expected.
St. Locis, April 13 A special to The
Republic from Guthrie, O. T., says:
Couriers just arrived here from Tisho
mingo, the capital of tha Chickasaw na
tion, report that a battle is raging be
tween Governor Moscley and his adherents
and UO insurrectionists. Six people have
been killed and eight wounded, so the re
port says, and the greatest excitement
prevails. Tbe cause of the trouble Is due
to bad political blood, which has long per
vaded the Chickasaw aeat of government,
and has existed since the legislature
Ignored Willis Brown, Charles Brown
and Noah JIcGill, who claimed to have
been duly elected sheriffs of the nation,
alleging that the legislature did not have
authority to reject their claims to such
Another Carnage looked for.
On Tuesday morning Governor Moseley
Issued orders to all sheriffs, constables,
and deputies throughout the nation to
report to him at once with arms. When
the officers gathered around tbe house 200
enraged men, headed by McGill and tbe
Brown brothers, rushed from adjoining
bouses, and a deadly riot followed. The
names of the dead and wounded could not
be ascertained by the couriers, owing to
the great excitement which prevailed.
Governor Moseley and his official retinue
escaped by rushing to houses on tbe out
skirts of the town. Moseley has called a
special session of tbe legislature to take
action. Tishomingo is now in a terrible
state of excitement, and white people are
fleeing. Another carnage is looked for at
ROBBED THE MAIL POUCHES.
Operations of m Truckman at a Chicago
Chicago, April IS. William Hansen,
truckman at tho Dearborn station, who
has been playing one of the most clever
games tbo postal Inspectors were ever
called upon to unravel, has been detected
and arrested at Elgin. Hansen's night
duties at tbe railway station consisted of
handling the mail pouches. Three months
ago he made a key to open the pouches.
He would take a handful of letters from
pouch, especially those addressed to
pest masters, and extract the money cr
der advices. "
He would then search the pouch for all
(he letters addressed to the parties whom
the advices named. Taking those letters
he would wash off with chemicals the
amounts named in the advices and or
ders, fill in with higher figures, make tho
money orders payable to some one else,
and b .ve idcntiucatlon waived. The ad
vices he would remail to the postoffices.
In order to supply proper margins on tho
money orders he would go to the Chicago
post Hiec and write an order for as many
rents as there were Collars in tbe first or
der. He would tl.ea tear oil the cent margin
end p-to in tho dolljr margin of tbo
tais. d order. Hensen would not say how
many order9 be ha alt re J, but the num
ber is large. The work of the chemical
solution in washing off the ink was be
yond detection. The postofftce inspectors
declared his work the best they had ever
Wants All tho Isaacs Reheard.
Washington-, April 14 The attorney
general hes filed in the supreme court a
memorandum for the consideration of the
justices irivinz tho government's view on
the petition tor a rehearing of tbe income
tax question tiled by the opponents of the
law. The government's memorandum,
in brief, represents that if a rehearing Is
granted tbe rehearing should cover all of
the legal and constitutional questions in
volved, and not merely those as to which
the court is tqnally divided. '
Women's Hep tint Mieaieaary Society.
Fobt Wavxk. Ind.,April 17. The twen-ty-fourtU
annual convention of tbe Wom
an's Baptist Missionary Society of 'the
West, embracing Ohio, Michigan. Wiscon
sin, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota.
Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, is hold
ing a two-days' session here, a 0 women
delegates being pn sent. The president is
Mrs. K. Evcnnghani, anl the secretary
Mrs. K H. Griffith.
Ingalls oa the South aad West.
Macos, Mo., April 18. The publlt
meeting at the Optra House an! tie
grand pa-ade weie tbe features of the G.
A. K. encampment. Excnaur Ingslls
was the principal speaker. He expressed
tbe belief that in tbe future the west and
south would te joined together by com
mon ties of business and political inter
ests, and would ke invincible.
Will Report la Favor of MeKlaley.
Sr Riser ikld, Hla., April 18 The sen
ate sub-committee of the committee oa
elections has reported to the committee
on the contested election case of Wilson
against Mchunley, r commending that
Senator McKinley beaallowed to retain
his seat. Tbe report will be made to the
senate today and will probably be con
Xrw YORK, April IS. Mrs. Willie K.
Tanderbilt and Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry
Belmont will be married probably today,
the ceremony taking place somewhere in
the environs of London. She has only
been divorced a month.
Convention of tbe T. M. C. A.
Pittsburg, April IS. The national Y.
M. C A. convention opens here this after
noon at 2:30 o'clock with delegations
from sixty-Are city and 360 college assooi-
To purify, vitalise and enrich the
blood, an 1 eive nerve, bodily and di.
gettive s engtb, take Hood's Smrsa-
A mam of tartar kakins powder. Highest of
ill la leavening strenvtB. Lotttt CaUMl states
Cewraanaf Food Report.
KoTaL autnie townB Co.. ICS Wall St. ST. T,
7 Per Cent Loons.
AS SATS as
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their fsee and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected by
us. ana are nrsi-ciass in
every respect. They are all
7 per cist net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to oner, it these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer are
especially' adapted for the
investment' of savings and
trust funds, as our personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST, .
GEO. F. BOTH, gat. Loss Department.
Tnnty-First Street Addition
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition is located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avennes, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon it a fine walnut, elm,
hack berry, or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are in the very
best part of the city, and
the most desirable for resi-
dence purpose of any lots in
the city. Apply to
M. M. STURGEON,
Boom 22, IStcli.n k Lyndt Block.
Sale Now On.
Bennett's Glove Store
1605 SECOND AVENUE.
ha vb Tire Bvr agents abticle oit
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ban a. Craet to ail asrk- Waotea br ever?
kadv. Ro Irmo-r. I'llni HI aiunun Siiwnnni
lor heacat pene'e
THe. !fOCL Geeioem C!aec,ia
600 ' 7
A Chance of Your Life.
One of the largest clothing manufacturers of this country happened
to be very hard pressed for money, and knowing we are always
prepared in such an emergency with ready cash, they offered us
the remainder of their new spring stock, consisting of 800 Men's
Fine Suits. We bought them at SO cents on the dollar, and we
offer them to you at the same rate.
Suits worth $15, (17 710
$13.50 and$12 at
Yes, we are ready for
business with a largeand
complete line in every
to our mammoth store.
Ever you need in any
of our lines will be sold
you at lowest prices.
We are in a position
to save you money on
Line of Furniture, Car
pets, Draperies, Stoves,
Refrigerators, and also
House furnishings that
cannot be beat. Come
to see us April 20 Our
Tbe Ml Mtnre
321. 336, 328 Brady St..
We can fit any one from size 34 to
shades, black, blue, brown, and all the
summer shades. Come and look at
you wish to buy or nor.
Up to Date Footwear.
Ladies' Razor, (Square and Needle.)
SEE OS FOB STYLISH FOOMAR.
Gents' Patent Leather. Razor. Vici Kid
Tan Elite, and Elite Russia calf tan.
A few small sizes s! ill left, and going
at big reductions.
162) Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Oar purpose in advertising Is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are In, and the
finest ever displayed In the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. znnnsR;
Star Block, opposite Harper Housi
42. This lot comes in all
latest colorings in light and
these $7.42 suits whether