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THE 'ARGUS, MONDAY. APRIL 27, 1008.
Tulsa Business Men on Trip to
Boost City Are Entertained
at Rock Island Club.
TRAVEL ON SPECIAL TRAIN
Slop in Davenport and Take Trolley
Ride Over Tri-Cities Are Re
turning Fran East.
Tulsa. Okla., boomers reached Dav
enport :il 1 o'clock this afternoon' on
a special rniin over the Itjek Island
on their way home from the east.
They , did not stop in Hock Island,
having arranged to visit this city later
in the day. It was planned to give
iliem an auto ride over tho throe
cities and the Rock Island ar.scnal but
this was hardly the thing in view of
the weather prevailing so a trolley
meet the Oklahoma men. Punch-and
cigars will . be served, and the parry
will return to Davenport. They leave
Davenport at 7. o'clock this evening.
Here l.at Year.
The Tulsa boomers .are here on their
second .visit of" this, character. , Last
year they made a, like trip, and paid
a visit. toRock Island.'. This year Dav
enport was chosen, and arrangaments
made to spend a short-time here .
- The c:ompany travels in a speclr.l
train, and the trip furnishes an op
portunity for the publication of a
I'liicpie daily paper. . On ' board the
liain is a complete printing plant, in
charge of a representative of the
Tulsa World, and a daily paper is in
sited en rout.""' ; -
Aa Kiliioatioaal Trip. -
The tijp is planned both-as a boom
lor the" city, 'and for educational pur
poses, the idea being that, by this
method the city can benefit more ihan
by sending abroad individual officials
and representatives' to study the dis
tinct, features of .municipal govern
ment and activity. ' . f
No opportunity ' is lost on the, trip
to shout the praises of the Oklahoma
city. ' - .
BREAKS OUT IN
New Quarters of News Publica
tion the Scene of
WILMERTON IS ROLLED OUT
Former Interests Gain Control .by Bold
Act and Suspension Follows
Men Strike. "
Woman's Body Found in River. -
Dubuque, Iowa, April 27. The body
of Mrs. Blanche Schoenthal, who left
heme a week ago. was found yester
day afternoon in the Mississippi river.
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ROCK ISLAND CLUB LUILDING. "WHERE TULSANS ARE BEING EN-.
' TERTAINED. '
I'.de on open cars was decided upon
To llo Killer! :iint'il Mere.
Tlu parly was joined in Davenpoit
1 y Secretary Mayer Levi' 01 the In
dusirlal commission, J. W. Parker rep-
three miles below Dubuque. 11 is be-
even she committed suicide.
ORDERS ARE BEING PAID
J. W. PARKER.
Who Welcomed Visitors for Rock
l.-laml iMoster Cluli. '
resenting the Booster club and R. L.
('off. commercial agent of the Rock
l.-lnnd. and welcomed by this com
miitp lo Rock Island. The visitors
according to the plans made for their
entertainment, reach the Rock Island
Treasurer's Office at Court
Busy Place Today.
The county treasurer today began
making payments of the orders Issued
during tho last few months in antici
pation of the taxes just paid in to the
county. There was a steady stream
of people passing before the rail at
the treasurer's office today, and sev
eral thousand dollars was paid out dur
ing ihe day. The county paper of
this character outstanding amounted
to about $:'.5.0ifl, and when this i
paid there will be about $15,000 felt
In the treasury to run the countv 'for
the next year.
Thomas McHugh of Des Moi'.ios is
making a few day's visit at the Har
Misses Theresa Nelson and Edith
Orteiman spent Saturday in- Clinton
and DeWitt. Iowa. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Iltoff will depart
shortly to spend, a year visiting with
relatives in Germany.
Mrs. I. T. Huff, who has leen visit
ing her sister, Mrs. L. M. Totten. left
today for her home at Humbert, Pa
Mrs. John Streckfus has returned
from an extended visit to her daugh
ter, Mrs. Fowler Manning, at Atlanta
Ga, for which. city MissMae Streck
fus will leave for' :-in a few davs
Rev. Edwardr v 'rector of Christ
church, Pittsli ,Tvho Is visiting hi
parents, Mr. aim Mrs. M. J. Young of
this city, preached a forcible sermon
at Trinity church yesterday morning,
Mr. Young will soon conduct a pari
of American tourists to the Holy Land,
and his sister, Miss Maud Young of
, ihis city, wiil accompany, him.
Secretary of .Industrial Commission,
Club building at 5 o'clock, and will
be informally entertained there.
Mayer Levi is chairman of the com-;
mitlee in charge of the arrangements
The only way to cure dispepsia is to
for the reception to the Tulsa gentle- completely relieve the stomach, ' Not
men, and a goodly representation of by dieting, but by 'using the one per-
the ruistness men gj the. city was In- iect fligpster. . That is Kodol
vlted to gather at the club house to sold under' guarantee. -
Who's who in the corporation which
of late has been publishing the paper
founded by John Looney and known
s the Daily News, is a question which
is occupying the attention of V. V.
Wilmerton; Myron Jordan, Phil Miller
and ' several attorneys, among . them
John ; Looney Harold A. Weld and
others; since a rather theatrical situa-
ion was brought- about by Jordan and
Miller Saturday afternoon.
It appears that Mr. Wilmerton, who
s admitted to be in possession of the
conti oiling stock of the corporation.
as ruled out of power by Jordan and
Miller at a meeting of the directors.
eld on the call of Mr. Wilmerton
imself. Jordan and Miller, according
Mr. Wilmerton.. each hold five
hares of the stock of the company.
while he holds many times that num
ber of shares himself. In fact it is said
he owns nearly 90 per cent of the stock.
But it happens thut both Jordan and
Miller are members of the board of
irectors, and Mr. Wilmerton is the
third member. Acting together Miller
nd Joidan, who are said to represent
the Looney interests, form a majority
of the board, and they proceeded Sat
urday to oust Mr. Wilmerton and dis
charge him and other employes.
As a result of the difficulties which
ave arisen the publication has been
suspended, temporarily at least.
How Thry lliil It.
Asked -as to the situation this morn
g, Mr. Wilmerton merely haml.'d to
an Argus representative a copy of the
resolutions adopted by Miller and
Jordan, and said, "This is ail 1 have
to say about it. There is what they
sprung on me Saturday arternoou.
He said that he had called the meet
ing of the directors, "but not for that
pin pose, he hastened to add.
He handed to The Argus a paper
bearing the following:
"Resolution adopted at a meeting
of the board of directors of the Rock
sland Daily News Printipg & . Pub-
ishing company on the 2."th day of
"Be it wsolvcd by the bcatd of di-
ectors of the Rock Island Daily News
Printing & Publishing company, a cor
poralion organized under the laws of
the state of Illinois, in a meeting as
sembled on the (Ml of W. W. Wil-
mertoij, president, there being present
W. W. Wilmerton, Phil Miller, and
Myron Jordan, that we, as said board
of directors disapprove of the- action
of the said W. W. Wilmerton In re
gard to the manner in which, hi- (the
said Wilmerton) has assumed charge
witnoiit auinoriry. ot tne aioresaui
corporation since the 22d day of
March, l!)flS; that we disapprove of
the said Wilmerton's purchase of ma
chinery, printing type, brass rule and
all other personal property purchased
by him ostensibly for the said coipor
at ion without ihe order of the board
of directors; that we disapprove of
the employment of C. G. Prothero,
Beverly White and Clarence Wilmer
ton by the said W. W. Wilmerton for
the said corporation and order their
immediate discharge; that we disap
prove of the removal of the property
and printing plant of the said corpor
ation from its quarters at 1S17 Second
avenue. Rock Island, 111., and of the
installation of the said property and
plant in the rooms at lSiejrhifd ave
nue in the said city; we further dis
approve of the actions of the said W
W. .Wilmerton in having a lease ex
ecnted for said rooms at 1S1G Third
avenue to himself personally, after
the said plant and property had been
moved by him without authority into
the said rooms at 181 G Third avenue
that we thoroughly disapprove of the
editorial and businefsi policy which
the . said W. W. Wilmerton has as
sumed to pitch for the said publica
lion known as the Rock Island Daily
News, and order that the said-W. W
Wilmertou cease at once his assumed
direction and editorial and business
policy of the said publication.
"Be it further resolved that the
board of directors of the said corpor
ation hereby appoint Myron Jordan
manager and editor of the said Daily
mouun in suit Against city is Being News Printing & Publishing company
Heard by Circuit Court. at a weekly salary of $30. and that all
This afternoon in the circuit court the property of said corporation be
the motion to redocket the case ;of immediately placed in his (the said
Mathias Schnell and Henry Tappen-'Jordan's) control for the use and ben
dorr against the city, for an injunction efit of the said corporation. We fur
Jo tie up all of the city's finances and ther order that all papers, books and
to declare certain contracts and in-'doenments belonging to the said" cor-
debtedness void, was taken up. The poration and held by said W.-W. W'il
supreme court has reversed the decis-'" merton or any other person be irarae
ion of Judge Gept dismissing the petl- diately turned over to the said Myron
iron for an injunction. The motion to -'orctan. .
redocket the case is being "contested "The motion carried and the resoln
by the city and the contractors .In-' 'i """f adopted by a majority, vote
voivea. . v-,.-. -or jviuier ana joraan.
"(Signed) MYRON JORDAN,
WANT CASE REDOCKETED
nish the much needed cash to operate
the business, at once went" to the men
employed in the mechanical depart
ment of the plant, and informed them
that they no longer were to look .to
him for their wages that he was no
longer their employer. This Informa
tion evidently awakened suspicion In
the hearts of the employes, for they
refused to work any longer, and left
the place. After the men left, an inci
dent developed that was construed as
an infraction of the principles of the
lalxir union agreement, and the men
at once took away, the union label of
the priming plant, which deprived the
publication of its standing as a union
Frantic efforts were made by Jor
dan to get out a paper for Sunday
morning, but the job was too big. as
some one had spiked the machines and
made pi of the type. Then, too. the
first telegraph report that has come
to the publication in years, and which
had been ordered for Saturday night,
was being switched about from one tele
graph company to another, and eventual
ly stopped. John Looney was there in
Ihe capacity of Myron Jordan's at
torney. W. C. Looney, who has been
represented as having now no connect
tion with the institution, was also
there as an interested spectator
Mr. Jordan says. A pitiful appeal for
help brought in a few printers, among
them a deputy sheriff appointed b
Sheriff Kittilsen. The task, was, how
ever, given up. and publication sus
pended. It was stated today that a
meeting was to be held 10 attempt to
"fix things up." and that Hon. M. T.
Maloney has been sent for to act as
Mr. Jordan's attorney.
Iloth SIiIcm Talk.
Both Mr. Jordan and Mr. Wilmerton
were Interviewed by an Argus repre
sentative today. Mr.. Wilmerton start
ed by saying that he had nothing to
say. and then furnished the reporter
ilh the copy of the resolution. He
said that he "was given a fine sur
prise party." He.said that, as a matter
of fact, Mr. Jordan had been the one
to suggest all "of . the things which the
board of directors so strongly dis-
pproves of in its ouster of Mr. Wib
merton. It was Mr. Jordan, he said.
ho had arranged for the removal of
he plant from-the Looney building,
nd it was Mr. .Jordan who had em
ployed Mr. Prothero and had passed
on the application of Mr. White. He
aid Mr. Joidan had also signed the
greemonts for the purchases he ha.l
made." - ,
Mr. Jordan asked that he be not quoted.
Ic bad said, though, that be and. Phil
Miller had been overridden by Mr
Wilmerton. and that they had not
been officially consulted about the con
uct of the business; Mr. Jordan said
hat Mr. Wilmerton -holds the majori-
of the stock; it is not all paid for
Mr. Wilmerton. it was stated, se
cured an intoifst In the business aliout
March :!, and that about March 27, he
became the owner of the majority of
the stock, purchasing from the Loon-
eys. Mr. Jordan said that while he
had no feeling against the Looneys, ho
had advised Mr. Wilmerton to secure
all of j.heir holdings.! uiid get the Loon
eys entirely out of the business. It
was about this time that the company's
press was "wrecked by a mysteriou
dynamite - explosion, which Mr. Jordan
the next day, in an interview with an
Argus representative, made bold to
say was coincident with the fact that
he day before the connection of the
.ooneys with the paper had been eri-
irely severed, and that arrangements
had been made to secure another loca-
ion, and that thereafter Mr. Wilmor
on would control the publication as
resident. This explosion, Mr. Jor
dan says, seemed to arouse the en
thusiasm of Mr. Wilmerton, and he ful
filled all the requirements of the good
angel that the corporation had felt a
dire need of. ' The plant was removed
to Third avenue; Mr. Wilmerton lav
ishly invested in machinery, buying
among other things a big second hand
press in Chicago, that cost some money
at tnat, together with a brand new
stereoptyplng outfit, mats, etc.
and according to Mr. Jordan
employed Mr. Prothero and Mr. Wrhite.
Mr. Jordan says that he then took a
vacation, and that while he was away
Mr. Wilmerton assumed entire charge,
paying no attention to the directors.
He says the board members himself
and Mr. Miller called Mr. Wilmerton
to account once or twice, and protest.
ed, but in vain. '
ThrowlaR the PrrMldent Out.
men Saturday tne meeting was
called, and the opportunity present
ing. Joadan and Miller proceeded to
"discharge" Mr. Wilmerton. who is ad
mitted to be the president of the- cor
poration and to be the chief owner of
the stock of the institution.
Mr.v Jordan claims that Mr. Wilmer
ton's son signed checks for the com
pany without authority, and that al
most everything was done without the
sanction of the board..". .
The difficulty is that Mr. Wilmerton
does not propose to be ousted. He says
he is determined to see that he is giv-
FROM NORTH TO
Albert Bentham is Arrested at
Minneapolis on Charges of .
Forgery and Larceny.
IS HELD TO GRAND JURY
Captured in Postoffice - While Receiv
ing Mail Jerry Cain Is Bound
Over for Thefts.
Albert Bentham was brought , back
o this city Saturday evening from
Minneapolis and this afternoon was
airaigned before Justice G. Albert
Johnson on three charges, of forgery
a.td one of larceny. Iist..weel Ben
toam, who formerly was employed as
a porter at the Rock Island's hotel in
Silvis. stole, it is , claimed, throe
checks from the Silvis freight depot.
One for $65.98 was cashed at the
Deutsch Bros, place on , Twentieth
street here, and two others, one tor
?J.29 and the other for $1.25, were
sued at Moline saloons, it seems
that Bentham's whereabouts became
known through a letter to a sweet
heart in Moline. In the letter he .di
rected that his mail be sent in care
of the Minneapolis general delivery,
and Detective T. G. Peterson of the
Rock Island captured him there Satur
day as lie was receiving maii.
Ilrld to ;ranil Jury.
He was bound over to the grand
jury on each of the four charges, tue
bail being fixed at $300 on each
charge. He is said to have served a
teim in a reform school in England
before he came-to the United States.
Cnlo Ik llrl.l.
The nreliminary hearing of Jerry
Cain, the baseball player accused of
siA-aung Ironi his teammates, was held
this afternoon before Magistrate El
liott. He was held to the grand jury
on two charges of larceny, under $500
bail oneach charge. Most of the.sto
len articles have been recovered and
returned to their owners.
Henry Kerr, a Isouth Rock Island
lad, was arrested this morning on
complaint of Frank Earl, on a charge
of using abusive language to t lie latter's
daughter. The lad was given a se
vere reprimand by Justice P. II.' Wells
and was discharged.
"Let the Water do
The greatest labor saver
ever introduced iuto the
WHAT IS IT7
It Is a washing-machine operated by a motor placed horizontally on
top of, the tub.
All wearing parts of this motor are built of solid brass, tints prevent
ing rust and corrosion, and making it a machine which will last a life
time. ' ' , "
The motor operates by simply attaching the hose to the -iy faucet
and turning on the water. It is guaranteed to ojierate on a water pres
sure of 30 pounds or over, and is the only motor on the market which
will do satisfactory work on as low a pressure as 30 pounds.
The tub is made of Iouisiana cypress, the best wood for the purpose.
"It has four detachable legs, a lid covering almost the entire top. wringer
board, strong iron hoops; and is finished in natural wood finish. .
Can you afford to be without a machine which will save you as much
labor, time and money as the Lewis Power Washer?
, It saves labor because the city water pressure does the hard work
yon would otherwise do,. obviating the drudgery of washday.
. It saves time because by Its use you can do your waslung quicker.
It saves money" you would otherwise spend for incompetent help or
laundry bills, and the cost of operating is but from 2 to 5 cents a wash
ing, depending on the cost of water. .J
If you are now doing your own washing, would it not be worth the
price of the machine to do away with the dreaded part of washday?
If you are not doing your own washing, would it not be -worth some
thing to. save your clothes from being ruined by others or to have your
washing done when and as you please? The saving in laundry bills will
in a few months time pay for this machine, and thereafter it will save
you money every week. Sold only by
Allen. Myers & Coma
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
en a fair deal and a show for his
money, and he has retained it. A
Weld as his attorney.
There does not seem to be any de
nial from any quarter that Wilmerton
owns the majority of the stock, tho
best part of the machinery and the
lease in the new epiarters. Neither
does there seem to be any doubt that
he has been conveniently rolled.
There have been various rumors afloat
to the effect that ex-Mayor William
McConochie, H. A. Weld, and others,
are or were interested hi the corpora
The situation, as it. presents itself
to Mr. Wilmerton. in the thorny paths
of newspaper adventure today seems
to be that he must fight- for all he
has put into tho concern, and that the
only condition that will be tolerated
attending resumption is that the Jor-dan-Miller-Looney
interests, must be
recognized in shaping the publica
tion's business interests and its edi
torial policy. .
(Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
lie gindly received and published. But
in either case the ideulity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility.. Written notices must bear sig
nature and uddress.J
Celebrate Seventh Birthday. Mas
ter Marion. Lincke, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Lincke, celebrated his seventh
birthday anniversary Saturday after
r.oon at his home, 0910 Seventh ave
nue. Games were played and ice
cream and other refreshments were
served. There was a large birthday
cake with seven caudles on it. Those
I-iesent were: Elmer Enter. Blake
Williamson. Edmund Erickson, Gus
lav Andreen. Clarence Lincke. Geor
gia Greogiie. Ruth Lincke, Mabel Ar
nell, Heiman Timberlake. Hazel Gre
ogiie and Ethel Erickson.
D. A. R. Meeting. The April meet
ing of tho Daughters of the American
Revolution was held Saturday after
noon at the home of Miss Clara Whit
man, 51fi Twenty-lhii'd street. An in
teresting paper was read by Dr. Em
ily Wright on the hislory of the Qua
kers, later answering many questions
concerning that interesting people
Resolutions on the death of Mrs. V.
Magill were adopted.
The May meeting of the Daughters
will be held at tho home of Mrs. R.
P. Scott. !t0t Twenty-second street.
CAIRNS HERETO DO THE WORK
Will Initiate Class of Spanish War Vet
Captain J. J. Cairns of Chicago ar
rived this morning to take the leadinu
part in the ceremonies tonight in con
nection With the initiation of a Mass
of 25 members to Siboney Bay camp,
U. S. AV. V., the occasion being the
10th anniversary of the departure of
Company A for the front in the war
of '98. The - affair will be held at
Memorial hall, not at Armory hall as
stated, and begins at 8 o'clock.
" . -: Stormy Time Follow. .. .'
The action of the 'board was fol-
It is lowed by a stormy time. Mr. WJlmer
' ton, who had been the' 'angel to fur-
, . Th nlr high ffTade r"
Baking Powder told
t roodemu prio. K. -
New Honors for Blakslee.
7 A child's picture from the Blakslee
studio which was awarded a prize in
the recent contest of the Ladies Home
Journal appears in -.the. May issue
The picture occupies the lower right
nand corner of the . double page of
children's r photos and is. a very at
tractive subject.-. : Two other prizes
have been awarded this studio the
past month, one by Leslie's Weekly
and the other by a Boston magazine,
Mr. Blakslee is gaining. a wide rep
titation' for his portraits of children.
A Woman Tells How to Relieve Rheu
IThave been a great sufferer from
the dreadful disease, rheumatism, for
a number of years. I have tried many
medicines but never got much relief
from any of them until two yea's ago,
when I bought a bottle of Chamber
lain's Pain Balm." I found relief be
fore I had used all of one bottle, but
kep.ton applying and soon felt like a
different woman. Through my advice
many of my friends have tried it and
can tell you how wonderfully It has
worked. Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, 14 S.
New street. Dover. Del. Chamber
Iain's, Pain Balm Is a liniment The
relief from pain which it affords is
alone worth many times its epit It
makes rest and sleep possible. For
sale ' by all ' druggist b.' ; : - 7 -.- .
t-rancis Moore Recital. Tins even-
ng the organ recital by Francis
Moore, organist of the First Presby-
erian church in Chicago, will be gTven
n the . First Congregational church.
Moline. to members and invited
friends. Mr. Moore is an organist of
much ability anda treat is in store
for those fortunate enough to hear
him. All members who have not re
ceived admission tickets will be ad
mitted on the presentation of their
membership ticket at the door.
Friday, May 1
at 8 p. m.
900 Seats at 75c.
"Box $1. Pit 50c.
Sale opens Wednes
day. April 29,
at 10 a. m.
King's Daughters Benefit Coffee.
The receipts from the benefit coffee
to be given tomorrow afternoon from
?:C0 to C o'clock at the home of Mrs.
Ben T. Cable, 415 Twenty-ninth
sti;eet. by the Silver Cross circle of
King's Daughters will he applied to
philanthropic work. The daughters
have done much good work in a quiet
way and ask the patronage of their
COMMISSIONERS ARE NAMED
To Fix Benefits and Damages for
Opening an Alley.
Judge. R. W". Olmsted in the county
court -today .approved the appointment
of John Trenaman and Louis Rahn
as commissioners to act with Mayor
Scbaffer as president of the board of
local improvements, as a commission
to fix -the damages and assess the
benefits of ther proposed opening' of
the alley, in block 21 of the Chicago
or Lower addition of the city. The
alley ; is to be opened tinder the spe
cial assessment proceedings.
; . Gentle and Effective.
A- well known Manitoba editor
writes: "As an Inside worker I find
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets invaluable for the touches of
biliousness natural to sedentary life,
their action being gentle and effective,
clearing the digestive, tract and - tLe
head." Price, 25 cents. . Samples free.
All druggists. .. ..
Through without change twin
daily via El Paso and daily via
Colorado from Rock Island to
I,os Angeles and San Francisco.
The El Paso Short Line is the
most southerly, the warmest and
the lowest altitude route to the
Coast. . . .
Over this route we offer the
quickest tourist car service of any
The Colorado Route is unrivalled
in ' the world for grandeur of
scenery. - . ' . -
Send for illustrated bookiet telling,
about our trains via both the
El Paso and Colorado routes to
California. with ' folder giving
schedules and description of our
tourist senvice, together with full
particulars as to rates..
F. H. Plummer, C.P.A.,
Rock Island Lines
1829 Second avenue
Rock Island,. III.
Pedigree Prize-Winning Com
Showing High Germination .
Rett's Yellow Dent, Boone Comity Whlta
. On the Ear and Shelled. ' A fine lot at '
rirht price. Bold by a reliable bonce.
' Huhet Crate. 3.00t S B, 8.23 1
Bushel Hhelled.Tipped, Butted. SMi -;'
a ttu . ti.ais. Wnu -, l'u r--i
iVauflhaii's Seed Store
All the news all the time The Argw - - 84-8$ Randolph Street, CHICAGO
A novel feeling of leaping, bounding
impulses goes through yoar body. You
feel young, act young, and are young
after, taking . a course of Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents; tea
or, tablets. Harper House pharmacy.