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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1910.
Indicted Secretary of Sugar Re
S fining Company Was Close
SOME OF EVIDENCE KNOWN
jtiate Ilead of Trust Appears to Have
j Known What Was Going on
in Defrauding U. S.
New York, Jan. 15. Charles R.
fleike, secretary of the American Su
&r Refining company, who during
many years had confidential relations
with the late Henry O. Havemeyer,
:as indicted yesterday by the federal
fand jury here on a charge of con
spiracy to defraud the United States.
'He is the first executive officer of the
trust against whom evidence has been
Submitted to the grand jury in an ef
fort to indict the men "higher up."
J'Heike's name was signed to a report
of, the board of directors which was
j glade last Wednesday to the stock-
I folders of the corporation, a report
4'Ich contained this statement:
f Disclaimed All Guilt.
jf;"Xo attempt whatever has been made
tp shield any one. Your board has no
I Reason to believe and does not believe
I that any executive officer or director
iof this company had any knowledge of
Or participation in this fraudulent un-
tt'The grand Jury finds that Secretary
Heike, conspiring with Ernest W. Gcr-
bracht, general superintendent of the
Havemeyers and Elder docks; James
Fi Bendernagel. cashier of the Have
nVeyers and Elder refinery; Harry W.
Walker, assistant dock superlntend
4ftt, and Jean M. Voelkor and James
i Halllgan, Jr., checkers, effected en
tries to the custom house of false
Tfreight3 of raw sugar.
EBdorarmrnt on ( hrrki.
lt also finds that Heike endorsed sev
eral checks made out by the acting
disbursing agent of the collector's of
fices, which were a refund supposedly
to. cover overweights, when, as a rnat
tfcr cf fact, the checks represented a
ain to the sugar trust in duties stolen
bjf underweights. ,
fjHenry L..- Stimson and Winifred T.
ESenison, special counsel employed by
the government, have been working up
Secretary Heike's case for months, but
it was only recently they obtained evi
dence which warranted them going be
fore the grand jury.
i .1. : s tt;i.' ,nnn-1.
e4ge of the striking discrepancies be
tween the invoice weights and the
weights obtained by tampering with
government scales and by other shady
tricks was brought out last year in the ;
government's civil suit against the i
trust to recover the stolen duties. J
?p. H. O. Schmelter, who had been 1
confidential clerk to Henry O. Have- j
meyer, testified that Mr. Havemeyer i
on one occasion asked him to make
crut a list showing the difference in j
two weighers' weights, ' and that by
did so, but that Havemeyer never ask
eil afterward to see them. !
r'i Implicated by Schmelter.
Schmelter testified he spoke to Heike j
about the comparison of weights, tell- I
lng Heike what they were, and the latter
said Schmelter had better go on mak
ing them. Thereafter, at the end of
cfrveh year, Schmelter tabulated the dis
cprpancies, and Heike made a brief ex
amination of them.-
was acknowledged by cheers from the
stands and blasts from ocean craft In
San Pedro harbor. Because he did
not announce his intention of mak
ing the flight it was not officially
recognized by the Judges.
Hamilton started at 4 o'clock to
excel Paulhan's record of 4,165 feet,
made on Wednesday. He rose 600
feet, remained aloft 12 minutes, and
then returned saying:
"My engine did not work right.
I will try it again tomorrow."
Paulhan Falls in Trial Speed.
Paulhan careened wildly around
the course while Hamilton was up.
He was trying to make a speed rec
ord of the course for one lap the
onl.v thing he has not been able to
obtain at this meet. He failed in
more ways than one. Not only did
he fall below Glenn H. Curtiss' time,
but in trying to descend in too short
a circle his machine tilted and struck
the ground, breaking one of the low
er plane tips.
Before he retired for the day Paul
han took Cortlandt Field Bishop,
president of the Aero club of Amer
ica, as a passenger for a two lap
journey around the course.
Fall to Hit Mark. -
One of the important events of the
day was the attempt of Lieutenant
Paul Beck, U. S. A., to drop a bag of
ammunition into a measured space
from a Curtiss biplane 250 feet in
the air. This experiment was made
at the request of Captain Samuel
Bottoms of the coast artillery. The
idea was to find out whether in time
of war it would be possible for an
airship to drop bombs into gun pits
on the coast.
Curtiss took Beck up to make his
; test, but the effort was a failure be
cause of engine trouble. It is one
of a series of army experiments on
the program. :
Curtis Seta Speed Record.
Curtiss yesterday continued to al- I
law Paulhan do the sensational
things while he went after speed and
durability records. After three at
tempts he succeeded in setting the
speed record for the course at one
But Paulhan. in a Farman biplane,
again furnished the day's sensation,
when, without announcing his plans,
he sailed from the aviation field to
San Pedro and the sea and returned.
He came out of the gulley back of
the airship tents unexpectedly. Start
ing as though for an ordinary trip
around the course, he soared high
over the grand stand and disappear
ed in the direction of San Pedro. He
flew 15 miles as the crow flies.
Balloon Lands Safely.
The balloon "City of Los Angeles,"
which was last seen above the ocean
near Redondo beach, landed 20 miles
TO HELP MILITIA
New Regulations to Make State
Guard More Efficient Are
OFFICERS KEEP THE LISTS
Object to Promote Quick Assembling
for Emergency Calls, and Se
curing of Supplies.
north of Los Anreles.
arrived here yesterday.
TAFT IN TOBACCO WAR?
FLIES TO THE SEA
?iulhan Makes First Cross
3 Country Trip in Aviation
Federal Action Framing Against the
Burley Tobacco Society.
Cincinnati, Jan. 15. President
Taft is determined that law and or
der shall be restored in the Burley
belt of Kentucky where murderous
bands of night riders have been for
years destroying farming property
and inflicting dire punishment on
numerous tobacco growers who de
clined to enter the farmers' pool,
namely, the Burley Tobacco society.
Evidence has been gathered through
a secret investigation ordered by At
torney General Wickersham. It is
reported here that the first move will
be a bill in equity demanding the
dissolution of the Burley tobacco
pool as a violator of the Sherman
ROOSEVELT IS PRESIDENT
CURTISS SHOWS SPEED
Attempt to Drop Ammunition Bag
? Into Measured Space in Mimic
Xot of the United States, but of the
Harvard Alumni Association.
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 15. The
election of Theodore Roosevelt, Har
vard, '80, ex-president of the United
States, as president of the Harvard
Alumni association, succeeding
Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus
of Harvard university, was announc
ed last night by the executive board
of the association.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 15. In order to
increase the efficiency of the state
militia and expedite the turning out of
troops in the event of emergency calls,
the officers of the Illinois National
Guard have issued a set of special reg
ulations which will soon be distributed
to every company commander in the
state. The instructions will also aid
such officer to make requisition for
necessary supplies and equipment
which his company does not possess at
the present time.
SyaopNia of Instruction.
The instructions to be sent out fol
low: An address list of the members of
Jiis command as noted below will be
habitually carried in a memorandum
book, or other convenient way, by the
a. By each brigade commander and
the members of his staff, of all mem
bers of the brigade staff, and of regi
mental field officers of his command.
b. By field officers and adjutants on
regiments, of their field, staff and com
pany officers of their own regiment.
c. By company officers and first ser
genns, of all members of their respec
d. By duty sergeants, of all mem
bers of their respective sections, and
by squad leaders and one other relia
ble man in each squad, of all members j
of that squad.
Hurry Delivery of Mesaag-ea.
The regulation also specifies that a
list of the telephone numbers of all
members of the squads shall be in the
hands of the commanding officer, the
subordinates shall keep a list of their
immediate superiors, and that tele
phone and telegraph stations be noti
fied concerning the . delivery of all
messages of a military nature.
The regulations state the kind of
uniform to be worn in different kinds
of weather and the number of, rounds
of ammunition to be carried by every
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tow is the
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RUGS, CARPETS and DRAPERIES
The largest and finest selection in the tri-cities. Nearly every prominent manufacturer of rugs and carpets is given
a representation here, this is a big country, furniture, rug and carpet maldng is not confined to any one firm, there are
many who have achieved success in their particular branch of manufacture. HOLBROOK'S EIG FURNITURE, RUG
AND CARPET ESTABLISHMENT, HOWEVER, BEARS THE DISTINCTION of being the only retail store great enough
in the tri-cities to assemble under one roof nearly ALL THE LEADING makes and manufacture for your selection.
ONE FACT REMAINS HOWEVER
Many Have Not Grasped That Fact
NEW GRAFT BOMB
Several Prominent Pittsburgers
Arrested on Charge of
OVER CITY DEPOSITORY
Large Sums of Money Said to Hare
Been Expended to Get Business
for Certain Bank.
MAE C. WOOD OUT OF TOMBS
15 An un
: X,03 Angeles. Cal., Jan.
successful attempt by
Hamilton in a ' Curtiss
break Paulhan's record
and a cross country trip by the
Frenchman from Aviation field to
the sea and return were the events
tht held the 40,000 spectators yes
terday afternoon, the fifth day of the
' Paulhan's was the first cross coun
try flight since the meet began and
Kx-Senator Piatt Unable to Appear j
New York, Jan. 15. The charges
of forgery and perjury against Miss J
Mae C. Wood were dismissed in gen-j
eral sessions court yesterday and she I
was discharged from custody. She
was indicted in 1907. following the j
trial of her suit against ex-United j
States Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who. J
she alleged, had married her in this!
city. Piatt's illness has made impos
sible his appearance in court to tes-j
tify against Miss Wood. ,
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Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 15 President E.
H. Jennings and Vice President F. A.
Griffin of the Columbia National bank,
former republican City Chairman Max
G. Leslie, former Councilman Charles
Stewart and F. F. Nicola, a capitalist,
were arrested yesterday on warrants
charging them with conspiracy. The
charge resulted from efforts to cause
he selection of the Columbia National
bank as a city depository.
In addition Leslie is charged with
perjury, and still another Information
charges him with misdemeanor and
alleges that for two years he made a
business of soliciting the aid of coun
cilmen to influence legislation.
Ilrmilt of Graft Scandal.
The charges are the result of the
graft scandal of 1908, when it was
brought out that councilmen had been
paid money to vote for six deposi
taries. Officers of other banks who
were found guilty had taken an appeal
to the superior court.
It is charged In the writs that in
May, 190S. Stewart, as councilman,
solicited from Griffin the sum of $17,
000 for his vote and official influence
in favor of the ordinance which au
thorized the Columbia National'- bank
as a depository. It Is ajso charged
that . Nicola instigated this move on
the part of Stewart.
Griffin is charged with conspiring to
defraud the city by corrupting mem
bers of the council, and it Is further
charged that he promised certain
members $25,000 for their votes and
influence In favor 'of the ordinance.
Leslie is charged with receiving $22,
500 to influence councilmanlc votes,
end further "that before the grand jury
investigating this charge he perjured
himself in denying that he had receiv
ed any payments for any purpose what
ever from any of the men named.
Affirms Engagement of King.
Paris, Jan. 15. A special dls
atch received here from Lisbon
quotes from an authorized source af
firming that the marriage of King
Manuel of Portugal and Princess
Victoria Patricia, youngest daughter
of the Duke of Connaught, will be
solemnized next May.
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all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold In
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And remnants of floor oil cloth,
mattings, to close out all rem
nants, short ends, we offer the
best of qualities at less than
cost to manufacture. In many
instances, If you can use one
or two yard lengths. Many run
in larger pieces that can be
used in many ways. Don't de
lay attending this opporunity.
They must go quickly. We
will not invoice them. Be on
I land and get your share while
The big store's rug and carpet department is in the
same class as our furniture (good through and
through) yet cost no more than the cheaply made
flashy kind. That this fact is absolutely beyond con
tradiction is proven by the thousands of satisfied buy
ers who have bought our lines in their search for de
pendable values as well as prices. Value as well as
price go hand in hand at the big store. It pays to trade
W. S. Holbrookes
We llnd many odd pieces of
furniture left from our big hoi.
iday sale, one or two pieces of
a kind in our invoicing. We are
going to close out regardlew of
cost, value, profits or losses.
You may find junt what you
need at prices that will inter
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We pack, pay the freight and
guarantee safe delivery no mat
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109-111 East Second Street Davenport
We Save You 25 to 40 Per Cent on All Purchases.
In buying complete outfits
during this month we are mak
ing special inducements. It
will pay you to let the big store
figure with you in your buying.
Trinity Episcopal church. Nine
teenth street and Sixth avenue. Rev.
Granville H. Sherwood, rector. Serv
ices at 7:30 and 10:45 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Sunday school at 9:30.
ZIon Swedish Lutheran, Forty-fifth
street and Seventh avenue. Services
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m.
Grace English Lutheran, corner Forty-fourth
street and Seventh avenue.
Rev. Ira O. Nothstein, pastor. Sunday
school at 915 a. m. Services at 10:45
a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Morning, "Christ
at the Marriage In Cana." Luther
league meeting at 6:45.
Swedish Lutheran, corner Fourteenth
street and Fourth avenue. Rev. S. G.
Hagglund, pastor. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. Services at 10:45 a. m.
Bible school exercises at 7:30 p. m.
German Lutheran, corner Twentieth
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. P. Wll
helm, pastor. Services at 10 a. m. and
7:30 p. m.
German Evangelical, Ninth street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Rev.
F. J. Rolf, pastor. Sunday school at
9:15 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. m.
Memorial Christian church, corner
Third avenue and Fifteenth street.
Rev. E. T. McFarland, pastor. Junior
C. E .at 2:30. Christian endeavor rt
6:30. Bible school at 9:15. Services
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Special
Second Christian, corner Sixth street
and Thirteenth avenue. Sunday cchool
at 9:15 a. m.; George H. Hull, superin
tendent. Central Presbyterian, corner Twelfth
street and Eleventh avenue. Rev. Mar
ion Humphreys, pastor. Sunday school
at 9:30 a. m. Christian Endeavor tt
6:45 p. m. Preaching at 10:45 and
Broadway Presbyterian, corner of
Twenty-thirl street and Seventh ave
nue. Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor; Rev.
W. G. Oglevee, assistant Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Young people's
meeting at 6:45 p. m. Services at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject.
World Movements in Which Chris
tianity Is Playing a Part;" evening,
The Beginning of the Greatest Life
Ever Lived." At the Young People's
meeting at 6:45 p. m. the subject will
be "Candles Under Bushels," with
Miss Charlotte Schneider as leader.
South Park Presbyterian, corner of
Thirtieth street and Fifteenth avenue.
In connection with Broadway Presby
terian church. Bible school at 2:30
p. m. Young People's meeting at 6:45.
Services at 7:30 p. m.
United Presbyterian. Third avenue
and Fourteenth street. Rev. J. L.
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Father John's Medicine is a doctor's
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Vance, pastor. Sunday school at 9:30
a, m. Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Young People's meeting at 6:45.
Communion at the morning services.
First Methodist, corner Fifth ave
nue and Nineteenth street. Rev. R, B.
Williams, pastor. Sunday school at
9:45. Junior league at 3 p. m. Ep
worth league at 6:30. Preaching at
10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Spencer Memorial Methodist church,
corner Forty-third street and Seventh
avenue. Rev. F. E. Shult, pastor.
Sunday school at 9:30. Preaching lit
10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Junior
league at 2:30 p. m. Epworth league
at 6:30 p. m. Morning, "Spiritual
Power;" evening, "The Curse of Wil
German Methodist, corner Fourteenth
street and Sixth avenue. Rev. William
Schoenig, pastor. Sunday school at
9:15 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:45 p. m. Epworth league at 7:15.
Free Methodist, Ninth avenue and
Fifteenth street. Rev. John Harvey,
pastor. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer and praise meeting at 7 p. m.
Wyman A. M. E. Mission, Thirteenth
street and Fifth avenue. P. R. Penn,
pastor. Services it 11 a. m. and 3 p.
m. and 8 p. m.
First Baptist, corner Third avenue
and Fifteenth street. Rev. H. W. Reed, j
pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. i
Young People's society at 6:30 p. rn. j
Morning service at 10:45. Evening:
services at 7:30 p. m. Morning,
"Knowing to Do Good;" evening.
"Christ in Us."
Second Baptist church, corner Tenth
street and Sixth avenue. F. Durden,
pastor. Preaching 11 a. m. Morning
subject, "You to Christ;'' evening,
Swedish Bnptist, corner of Twenty
first street and Fifth avenue. Rev. D.
Holmberg, pastor. Preaching services
at 7:30 p. m.
Edgewood Baptist, corner Forty
fourth street and Fifth avenue. Rev.
D. H. Leland, pastor. Sunday school
at 9:30 a. m. Services at 10:45 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
McKinlcy Baptist church, corner
Tenth street and Sixth avenue. Serv
ices at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at 12:15. Young People's
society at 6:30 p. m.
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic,
Twenty-eighth street and Fifth ave
nue. Rev. J. F. Lockney, pastor. Masa
at 8 and 10:30 p. in. Sunday school at !
2 p. m. Vespers at 7:30 p. m.
St. Paul's Belgian Roman Catholic,
Twenty-fourth street and Eighth-and-a- !
half avenue. Father Leon Van Stap
pen, pastor. Mass at 8 and 10:30 a. m.
Sunday school at 2 p. m. Vespers at 3.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic, corner
of Fourth avenue and Twenty-second
street. Father Adolph Geyer, pastor.
Mass at 8 and 10:30 a. m.
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic, corner
Second avenuejind Fourteenth street.
Dean J. J. Quinn, pastor. Mas3 at 7:30,
8:30 and 10:30 a. m. Vespers at 7:30
p. m. Sunday school at 9:10?
Y. M. C. A. Corner Nineteenth
street and Third avenue. B. G. M.
meeting at 2:15. Men's meeting at
3:30 p. m. '
Prayer meeting Friday evening at
7:30; W. B. Parker, superintendent.
Salvation Army Barracks, 120 Seven
teenth street. Captain A. Schasse and
Lieutenant Williams officers in charge.
Services as follows: Sunday, 3 p. m.;
junior meeting and bible class, 8 p.
m. Salvation meetings also on Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Firet Church of Christ, Scientist, 825
Twenty-third street. Services Sunday
at . 10:45 a. m. Subject, "Life."
Sunday school following morning serv
ice. Wednesday evening meeting at
7:45 p. m.
Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
(Mormons.) R. "W. Pinney, presiding
elder. Math's hall. Sunday school at
1:30 o'clock. Preaching services at
The Church of Today. Services at
Illinois theater 10:45 a. m. Dr. Hedley
Hall, speaker. Subject, "The Benefits
of Science to Religion."
Christ's Home Mission, 2202 Third
avenue. Services at 7 p. m.
hour song service by a chorus accom
panied by an orchestra.
A series of revival services has been
arranged to be given at the Free Meth
odist church at Ninth avenue and Fif
teenth street. The series will be com
menced tomorrow and will be conduct
ed by Rev. Walker Mayfleld, a Ken
The evening services at Grace
English Lutheran church tomorrow
will be in the interest of missions.
Reports will be made by members of
the Augustana Missionary society who
attended the Student Volunteer con
vention. The subject for the Luther
league meeting at 6:45 is "Lutheran
Missions for Afro-Americans."
REV. BOVING BEGINS
Meetings, Two Duily, Will Continue j
to Feb. 4 at Central I'resby- '
tcrian Church. i
A scries nf revival meetings will j
open tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at i
the chapel of the Central Presbyterian j
church. Rev. Charles B. Boving. D.D..
of Hannibal, Mo., will arrive in the '.
city Monday to conduct the services. !
The services will continue to Feb. 4. 1
There will be two meetings daily, al ,
2:30 and 7:30. The meetings in the
evening will be preceded with a half
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