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TiE 'ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910.
QUITS THE FIELD
Membership to Be Reinsured by
- the Northern Life, Old
12,000 HOLD POLICIES
Merger of American Home Circle
Proves Disastrous Move, $80,.
OOO in Suits Resulting.
Embarrassed by a number of suits
growing out of its temporary associa
tion with the American Home Circle,
from which it was divorced after a I
year's affiliation, the Fraternal Trib-
President of Northern Life Insurance
unes has accepted a proposition for
the reinsurance of its membership by
the Northern Life Insurance company
of this city. The Fraternal Tribunes,
as a corporation licensed to do busi
ness under the laws of Illinois, will
dissolve. All claims of the member
ship of the Fraternal Tribunes will be
fully protected under the new arrange
ment. The Fraternal Tribunes has a
membership of 12,000, with insurance
in force of $12,000,000.
This Is not a consolidation of the
two corporations. It is purely a re
insurance of the individual member
ship on old line rates. The Northern
Life will issue a 10-year term policy at
a very low rate, which can be changed
into standard form at any time during
tne nrst seven years.
t Rexdale to Northm,
J. F. McBrlde of Chicago, supreme
tribunal of the Fraternal Tribunes, and
Robert Rexdale of this city, supreme
secretary of that society, will become
officially identified with the Northern
Life, the former as vice president and
the latter as secretary. It is expected
that the Northern Life will take over
the entire agency organization of the
Fraternal Tribunes. The headquarters
of the latter society in the Carse block
on Second avenue will be closed. This
evening the Northern Life Is to tender
a dinner to 75 of the local secretaries
of the Fraternal Tribunes from over
the Jurisdiction of that organization
the affair to take place at the New
Organised Here In 1SSVT.
The Fraternal Tribunes was organiz
ed in Rock Island In 1897, and has en
Of all your beau
tiful "Easter : Pat
terns" we certain
ly have them all
we ask is a rea
sonable price, say
Without vest $20
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.
Old Phono 718-U
joyed a substantial though slow growth,
this latter condition due wholly to the
fact that its rates were high as com
pared with other fraternals. The so
cietywas bnilded on an absolutely
Bound foundation, and but for the liti
gation ' resulting from Its experience
with the American Home Circle doubt
less would have grown to be one of
the strong societies of the country.
The American . Home Circle had its
head offices, at Springfield. When it
was absorbed by the Fraternal Trib
unes in 1908 a 6torm arose among the
membership of the former. It was rep
resented that the American Home Cir
cle officers did not have authority to
take such an action without consulting
the membership. The outcome was
that the Fraternal Tribunes permitted
the membership of the American Home
Circle to withdraw.
Aa Accumulation af CI alma.
This latter action occurred in July
of last year. The American Home cir
cle had an accumulation of claims that
it did not have the resources to sat
isfy. Those holding unsatisfied claims
entered suits naming the Fraternal
Tribunes and American Home Circle
as Joint defendants. While the Illinois
superintendent of insurance held that
the Fraternal Tribunes was not legally
liable after the withdrawal of the
American Home Circle membership,
the lower courts ruled otherwise, and
the present move of the Fraternal
Tribunes was the only alternative for
its officers to follow as a means of pro
tecting its membership.
No Fnali to Meet Claims.
The following resolution, passed by
unanimous vote of the supreme tribun
al of the Fraternal Tribunes, March 21,
sets forth the general situation:
Whereas. Law suits have been
brought against the Fraternal Trib
unes for sums aggregating $80,000, on
account of deaths of members of the
American Home Circle; and.
Whereas, The lower courts have de
cided against the Fraternal Tribunes
up to the present time; and,
Whereas, The Fraternal Tribunes
have no funds with which to pay these
claims, nor to give bonds so as to ap-
Secretary of the Northern Life Insur
peal them to the higher courts; and,
Whereas, It appears inevitable that
the Fraternal Tribunes will be forced
Into the hands of a receiver by these
unjust suits, and the members of the
society left without protection ;, and,
Whereas, The officers and members
of the supreme tribunal have done ev
erything in their power to save the
society, but without success, and have
considered carefully, and conferred
with the insurance department of the
state of Illinois as to the best course
to pursue; and,
Proteftioa Only Altenattve.
Whereas, It was the unanimous opin
ion of all that the only thing to do was
for the members of the Fraternal
Tribunes to secure protection in some
other insurance company; and.
Whereas, The officers and members
of the Fraternal Tribunes have con
ferred with representatives of various
insurance companies, and have care
fully considered the standing of these
companies and the cost of insurance
offered by them; and.
Whereas, The Northern Life Insur
ance Company of Illinois, an old line
company, with headquarters in Roc.
Island, has offered to Insure the entire
membership of the Fraternal Tribunes
on more favorable terms than those,,
offered by any other company; and,
Cbana-e Regarded Safe.
Whereas, The officers and members
of the supreme tribunal have carefully
investigated the financial standing and
management of the Northern Life In
surance company, and have conferred
with the insurance superintendent of
the state of Illinois regarding the same,
and have found the company absolute-:
Iy sound in every respect, the officers
and directors of the Northern Life In
surance company all being men of the
highest reputation, and the company
being managed with economy and suc
cess, and "being In every way a safe
and suitable company for the members
of the Fraternal Tribunes to insure In,
every policy of the Northern Life be
ing registered with the state of Illinois,
and bearing on Its face the signature
and seal of the insurance superintend
ent of the state, certifying that the
company has deposited with the state
the legal reserve on each policy, thus
rendering the insurance in this com:
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MAYOR SAYS LET
Declares Loss of $55,000 Rev
enue Would Make City
a "Dead" One. .
POLICE FORCE WOULD GO
As Would Fire, Health and Street De
partments Statement Ad
dressed to Council.
"Cutting off the $65,000 annual rev-
onn T?wir Talnsd receives from the
taloons would necessitate; the dismis
sal of our police, fire, health and street
departments, and we would be obliged
to carry on the business of the mu
nicipality on 'hot air," Mayor O. W.
McCaskrln declared at the meeting
of the council last evening.
The statement followed the adoption
by the city council of a resolution
offered by Alderman Martin McNeary
Instructing the finance committee,
mayor, attorney and clerk to investi
gate the financial resources of . the
city, In view of the proportion now
before the people to make the com
munity anti-saloon territory, and re
port at the next meeting of the coun
cil In what manner the saloon revenue
could be replaced.
Term It Faaattefana. '
"I have given this question some
thought," continued the mayor, "and
I have been unable to find where we
can make up the large sum that we
would sacrifice were we to adopt the
local option proposition. If any man
can show me how the void can be met,
then it is time to give serious consider
ation to the matter of conducting our
city without the liquor traffic Our
city never was in a more prosperous
condition than it is today. I am oppos
ed to these fanatical Ideas. We are go
ing ahead rwe are progressing and I
believe the sentiment of this commun
ity is against any backward step. We
don't want our city to pass into the
'dead' column. We want life and ac
tion, and certainly we can't do busi
ness without money." ,
pany safe beyond all question; there
Resolved, That the officers and mem
bers of the supreme tribunal hereby
approve the proposition of the North
ern Life Insurance company to insure
the entire membership of the Fraternal
Tribunes, and urge each and every
member to mall his card of acceptance
to Robert Rexdale without delay, and
to pay his April assessment to the
secretary of his tribunal as usual, who
will give him a Northern Life receipt.
Kept la Rock Ialaad.
"wnat was moat to be desired, so
far as the city of Rock Island was con
cerned, was that the business of the
Fraternal Tribunes, a local institution
from its inclplency, be held In this
city," Robert Rexdale, an officer of the
Tribunes from Its organization, said
today. "That we accomplished, re-
Insuring to the Northern Life aa
against the offers of many other old
line companies. We feel, however,
that we have made it possible for our
membership to continue as the insured
of one of the best conducted and se
curest life insurance companies in the
OfRcera of Nortbera Life.
The officers and directors of the
Northern Life are 'as follows:
President Hope Thompson.
Vice President J. F. McBrlde.
Vice President H. A. Ainsworth.
Secretary Robert Rexdale.
Assistant Secretary Elton C. Kel
ley. Treasurer C. W. Lnndahl.
Superintendent of Agencies John
Assistant Superintendent of Agen
cies M. C. Tyndall.
Supervisor of Agents O. E. Petty.
Inspector of Agencies W. P. Come-
Medical Director Dr. A. H. Arp. "
Directors' H. A. Ainsworth, Dr. P.
H. Wessel, C. W. Lundahl, Dr. A. H.
Arp, Moline; W. A. Rosenfleld, C. W.
Hawes, Otto Huber, John M. Ekelin,
Robert Rexdale, Hope Thompson, Rock
Island; F. W. Mueller, B. H. Ryan,
Davenport; J. F. McBrlde, Chicago;
J. B. Smalley, Topeka, Kan.; J. W.
Simonson, Port Byron; John J. Pitts,
Bloom ington; M. O. Williamson, Gales
burg; William Rupp, Jr., Quincy.
THE BILLIARD BORE.
B'nks Is a billia d .layer, and I am
only a dub.
Tut often we battle together at. noon
hours down at the club;
3 ks can run nine or a dozen, while
one is the best I can do,
Yet some day I fear I am going to
wallop friend Binks with my cue:
lie must coach me and tell me how
shots should be played,
"Hit It high."
He will cry,
Without .english," or "that isn't how
it Is made."
One would think that the great game
of billiards was written by Binks
And that he was a born director to
keep other billiardists right;
For never a shot that he leaves me,
but what he says: "If I were you
I'd go to the rail with left english
TPI CITIES GPEATE5T
Wanted 3500 more subscribers to the prefered stock. It
pays 7 dividend. and 5 Rebate in cash on June 10 and
Dec. lb on all your purchases.
' Be careful, don't wabble your
He win call,
"Hit the ball
In the middle, and come to the cushion
Do not pull
Not so full!
Hit it thinner, you'll get a kiss that
way I fear."
Some day I shall rise In my anger,
and reversing iriy 14-oimce cue.
I shall hit Mr. Clnks "witnout eng
lish,' and "quarter" and follow
I shall "draw" him, and "bounce off"
his top piece, and not for compan
Will I even endeavor to ""nurse" him
that' one "natural shot" I will
When he's still, .
Then I will,
Calmly puffing my pipe, go back to my
And "ere he can arise,
To suggest or advise,
I will make a few shots my own way.
Detroit Free Press.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer St Tretx.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
City property, farm lands. L. A.
Polland, 314 Safety building.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1528-1623 Fourth ave
Roller rink closes Wednesday, March
30, for the season, dancing after skat
ing. "Make arrangements accordingly.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotion.
Best for chapped, rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cents. At Thomas drug store.
Ten men can secure steady em
ployment doing bench and erecting
work; ' wages piece work. Apply
Deere A Co., Moline, 111. -
MANY SHAD WERE KILLED
Winter Fatal to Fish That Came
Into Itock River Through Canal.
Sterling-Garette: W. F. Mangan.
deputy flsh warden, says he was up
the river yesterday to Investigate the
fish question. Ever since the canal
has been open there have been a
great-many shad coming In the reser
voir above the government dam and
here they have located and have
waxed exceedingly strong, and in the
course' of a few years would be fine
eating and easy to catch, . but Mr.
Mangan says that he finds thousands
of them died. . It seems that they
have been staying, up in the shallow
water of the bayou on the south side,
and probably became frozen in the ice
for the whole winter and when it
thawed out they were dead.' ,- It is
said that these young fish are what
are termed Illinois river shad, com-
A STORE FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE
CO-OPERATIVE STORE CO.
Millinery Sales Ladies
Hair Goods Sales Lady
Drug Sundries Sales Lady
Premium Dept. Assistant
Shoe Sales Lady
Ribbon Sales Lady
Gents Furnishing Salesman
Until Noon Each Day
We stop giving
ing from the Illinois river along the
course of the canal, and Anally land
ed in the river at this point. Mr.
Mangan says that varieties of fish
like the cat and kindred which bur
row in the mud, can keep alive even
though the water is frozen to the bot
tom of the stream they are in, but
most of the game fish must have air
or they perish.
Today in the Markets
Chicago, March 22. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
May, 112. 113, 112 V. 11S.
July, 106, 108, 106, 108.
September, 104, 106y4, 104 'i, 106.
May, 60. 62, 60, 62.
July. 63. 64, 63, 64.
September, 64, 65. 64. 65.
May, 42, 43, 42. 43.
July, 41. 42. 41, 42',..
September, 39. 40. 39, 40.
May, 25.60, 25.97, 25.45, 25.97.
July, 25.50, 25.60. 25.22, 25.60. "
May. 13.82, 1392. 13.75. 13.S7.
July, 13.70. 13.75, 13.55, 13.70.
May, 13.57, 13.65. 13.50, 13.65.
July, 13.25. 13.35. 13.17. 13.32.
Receipts today Wheat 59, corn
348, oats 271. hogs 12,000. cattle
3,000, sheep 12,000.
Estimated receipts Wednesday-
Hog market opened steady. Hogs
left over 7.600. Light $10.40
10.75; mixed and butchers $10.45
10.85; good heavy $10. 55 10.90;
rough heavy $10.55 10.65.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
Omaha Hogs 10,000, cattle 5,
800. Kansas City Hogs 12.000, cattle
Hog market closed active, shade
higher. Bulk sales $10.70010.80.
Light $10.40 10.75; mixed and
butchers $10.45 10.85; good heavy
$10.5010.87; rough heavy $10.50
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
Minneapolis Today 174, last week
290. last year 112.
Duluth Today 175, last week 193,
MILD LIQUID CUBES ECZEMA
Skin Sufferers! Drop Greasy Salves
and Xasty Medicines.
That mild, soothing liquid, D. D.
D. Prescription stops the awful itch
with the first drops. A prescription
of acknowledged value.
Get a trial bottle at 25c. It will
take away the itch right away and
you will sleep soundly. We
you personally of the merits of this
remedy; for we know. The Harper
Balance of the Week
stamps April 1
last year 113.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to lower, corn lower. 1
Liverpool closing Wheat higher
to lower, corn lower.
New York Stocks.
New York, March 22. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Gas ' 110
Union Pacific 186
U. S. Steel preferred 121
U. S. Steel common 35 ',4
Rock Island preferred 92
Rock Island common 48
Southern Pacific ...127
New York Central 125
Missouri Pacific 70
Great Northern ."...135
Northern Pacific 134
L. & N 153
C. F. 1 41
Canadian Pacific 179
Illinois Central 141
C. & O. 88
B. R. T 77
B. & 0 111
St Paul 143
Republic Steel common 39
Southern Railway ....". 28
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock and Produce.
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 22. Following
are the wholesale prices on the local
Live Poultry Hens, per pound,
14c; spring chickens, per pound, 15c;
ducks, 11c; geese, 11c.
Butter Dairy, 27c; creamery, 32c.
Fresh Eggs 19c. ' .
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 60c; oats 47c
Forage Timothy hay, $18; wild hay,
$15; straw, $9.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; alack,
Vrod $4.i0 per load.
INSURANCE COMPANY FINED
Commercial Life Found Guilty I'ndcr
Springfield, III., March 21. A ver
dict of guilty was returned by a Jury
yesterday in the' case of George Am
brose ' against the Commercial Life
Insurance company for alleged viola
tion of the state law, which prohibits
giving options of rebates to the Jn-
sured. The company was fined $500
and costs and the attorneys for de
fendant entered a motion for a new
HEAD OF HOSPITAL
Assistant for 1 1 Years at Watcrtown,
He I Named to Succeed
Dr. W. E. Taylor.
At Springfield yesterday the stat.
board of administration named Dr. W.
A. Crooks superintendent of the Wa
tertown hospital to succeed Dr. W.
E. Taylor, resigned. Dr. Crooks has
been assistant superintendent at Wa
tertown 11 years, having been brought
there by Dr. Taylor.
FIVE YEARS FOR BIGAMIST
Man Who Had 24 Wive. Sentenced
After Lecture by Court.
New York, March 22. Arthur J.
Zimmerman, who holds the long-distance
record for marrying, with 24
wives to his credit, was sentenced bjr(
Judge Dike in the Kings county court'
yesterday. He must serve not less,
than four years and eight months and1
not more than nine years and six
months In the penitentiary. In sen
tencing Zimmerman, who was also
known as Baron von Llchtenstein, the
court gave the prisoner a severs lec
ture. "You married one woman and left,
her only to wed another," said Judge
"Well, I only married one at a time,"
was the apology of Zimmerman.
The convicted man Is the father of 13
children, including three sets of twins.
VAN SANT IS OPTIMISTIC
Former Governor of Minnesota Pre
dict Mississippi Will He Deepened.
Dubuque. Iowa. March 21. S. R.
Van Sant, national commander of the
G. A. R. and former Minnesota gov
ernor. In a speech last night, declared
a six foot channel for the Mississippi
was ah assured fact, basing his con
clusion on the attitude of congress.
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