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THE ROCK ISLAND AEGUS, MONDAY,- MAY'.80 1910.
NEWS OF THE-NEIGHBORS
i Davenport Man Killed by Tral n.
- Edward Hegenberger, for years a
resident of Davenport, was killed
last Wednesday afternoon In Cran
dsll Day county, S. D., by being hit
t'by a train. Mr. Hegenbexger was
di J Ting a load of lumber to his home
which was several miles distant and
had stopped his team near a rall-
t road track to let a train pass. The
team became frightened and dashed
aemw the track. The engine caught
the body of the wagon and threw Mr.
Hegenberger several yards from It.
then running over his body and kill
ing him instantly. ' The body was cut
to pieces until it was past recogni
tion. He was born Sept. 16, 1865,
... and at the time of his death was 44
yesrs of age. His first marriage was
celebrated to a Miss Heuer who pro
ceeds him. in death. Mr. Hegenber-
ger was born and raised in Daven
port and had lived here all his life
until a few years ago, then he
bought a farm in Crandall where he
" -'- has lived since. The body arrived
Friday evening accompanied by his
mother, and was taken direct to
-. Range's undertaking parlors. He is
- survived by his mother and wife and
one niece, Miss May Hegenberger.
The funeral was held Saturday af
ternoon from the Range undertaking
parlors. Burial was made in Falr-
- f Would Take Child by Legal Process.
To secure the possession of his lit
tle six-year-old daughter and thereby
defeat the intent of his divorced wife
in keeping possession of the child af-
. ter a decree of divorce had been
granted him by the Iowa courts, G.
H. Hill, a prominent Rock Island
. railroad official, has obtained a writ
of habeas corpus in the local district
court and the document has been
served upon the wife and her present
husband, H. E. Jarchow, both of
whom were apprehended in Daven
port, following a nation-wide search
of several months by the husband.
- The presentation of the little child,
Bernice, will be made to the court
' Tuesday and bonds have been filed
to assure her appearance at .that
' To Add Three Stories. Plans have
been designed in the office of Archi
tects Temple, Burrows & McLane for
a splendid three story addition to
the fine department store building
of Harned & Von Manr at Second and
Harrison street. The present struc
ture is three stories and basement
". and with the proposed addition it
will be a six-story building and one
of the finest department store build
ings in the state. It was originally
intended to make the improvement
this spring but on account of the late
Anty Drudge Recommends Pie for Children
Cross Mother "Those children are worrying the life out
of me to bake them huckleberry pie. But I daren't
do it. It nearly kills me trying to rub the stains out
of their clothes, as well as the table linen. "
Anty Drudge "That's 'cos you don't wash the
Fels-Naptha way. Let the children have all the pie
that's good for 'em. Fels-Naptha and cold water will
remove the stains in a jiffy."
Like medicine, the value of
Fels-Naptha soap depends on how it is
used. Fels-Naptha is made to wash clothes
in cold or lukewarm water. Used that
way it saves time, money, health, bother
and hard work. Your qlothes will be
cleaner, fresher and wear longer.
Don't insist on boiling and hard-rubbing
in the old-fashioned way. Fels-Naptha
isn't made for 'that.
When you buy, a cake of Fels-Naptha,
follow the directions on the red and green
wrapper as closely as you would the direc
tions on a medicine
In kitchens, where there are painted walla, women often
go to the expense of getting a special preparation for cleaning
them. Fels-Naptha answers the purpose better than any
thing made. A damp cloth or sponge dipped in Fels-Naptha
soda will remove all the grease and dirt in a twinkle.
nesa In the season the addition will
not be erected now until next spring.
Another noteworthy improvement
will, however, be made at once. This
is the remodeling of the store en
trance and show windows on Second
street. The present vestibule will
be deepened and widened thus giv
ing a more attractive entrance and
considerable more show window
space. Interior Improvements are
also under way with a view of giving
the store a more metropolitan a
pect than ever. '
Claims a Divorce from Her Husband.
On a claim setting forth charges of
intoxication and cruelty. Mrs. ,Mar-
sraret Knehl has entered a petition
for a decree of divorce from her hus
band. Henrv A. Kuehl. The peti
tlon states that they were married in
Davenport Feb. 14, 1901, and that
they separated August, 1909. The
Dlaintiff seeks the custody of her
three children, permanent alimony in
the sum of $500 and $4 per week
for the maintenance of the children
Obituary - Record. Helniioh J. W.
Meyer died Saturday afternoon at
4:15 o'clock at the home of his son,
Rudolph Meyer, after a lingering ill
ness. Mr. Meyer was born in Gold-
enltz. Prussia, Feb. 23, 1838, and
passed away at the age of 73 years
His marriage to Miss Bertha Brasch
was celebrated Sept. 6,1867, and she
precedes him In death, passing away
Jan. 13, 1895. For the past 30 years
he had been employed by the Muel
ler Lumber company in the capacity
of inspector. Two sons, Rudolph and
Otto Meyer, live to mourn his death.
The funeral will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of his son, Rudolph Meyer, 1424
Farnam street. Burial will be made
in the city cemetery.
At his home, 530 Western avenue,
at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, after
being confined to his home for sev
eral months, occurred the death of
Lavinius W. Petersen. The deceased
was born In Jondern, Schleswig-Hol-stein,
Germany, Nov. 24, 1827. He
is survived by . his- wife and two
daughters, Mra. Thomas H. Jappe of
Brooklyn, N. Y., and Miss Bertha
Petersen at home, and one sister in
Germany. Mr. Petersen was a mem
ber of the KampTgenossen 184 8-49.
The funeral was held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the late home, 5a 0
Western avenue and was private. In
terment was In the city cemetery.
TIRES' OF JAP SPOUSE;
GOES TO GET DIVORCE
Daughter of Archdeacon Emery of
California Plans to End Stormy
Romance of Servant.
Reno, Nev., May 30 Mrs. Gunjiro
Aoki. formerly Miss Gladys Emery,
daughter of Archdeacon Emery of
Corte Madera, Marin county, Cal.,
is living in Carson City, establishing
her six months' residence prelimin
ary to seeking a divorce from her
husband, The romance of Gladys
Emery has been one that has kept
the people of California and Wash
ington astir for two years. Gunjiro
Aoki was a Japanese servant employ
ed in the house of Archdeacon Em
ery. The Jap and the white girl fell in
love and public indignation and op
position were so great that the cou
ple, falling to secure a clergyman to
perform the ceremony in California,
fled to Seattle, where they were unit
ed. There was a near-riot at the
station when the couple left Corte
Madera for Seattle, the young Jap
anese escaping by a ruse.
(Continued from Page One.)
Those organizers got 3,888 new mem
bers. But during the year 3,569 mem
bers lapsed, so that the order had only
319 more members at the end of the
year than at the beginning.
Reduce Expenses, Fall to Crow.
"In 1907 an effort was made to econ
omize jon the field force, with the re
sult that the expenditures for that
item were reduced to $28,389, but the
net gain of membership was only 134,
or an expense of $211.80 for every
member gained. Mr. Whitham, who
was in charge of the field work, in
formed Rexdale and myself of the fact
that as things were going for 1908, of
which 10 months had then elapsed, 'the
order would show a net lo3 of mem
bership at the end of the year, notwith
standing a probable expenditure ot ap
proximately $30,000 in the field.
"When, therefore, the proposition
was made that" 8,500 new and perma
nent members could be got for the
Fraternal Tribunes without the ex
penditure of a dollar from the treasury
it certainly looked pretty good.
"The negotiations with the Home
Circle people had been made before
Mr. Rexdale and I got to Chicago. The
proposition, as it was explained there
by Mr. Whitham and Dr. Craig, was
that the two rders were to be united
under the name of the Fraternal Trib
unes If the condition of the Home Cir
cle was represented, and that order
was to preserve its identity. But since
the large accession of membership was
to be brought by the officers of the
Home Circle, and as those officers
were ambitious to head a large order
and remain In fraternal work, they de
sired to fill the offices of the combin
ed concern, but were willing to pay a
bonus of $25,000 to the retiring officers
of the Tribunes. I asked Mr. Whit
ham at that time where they expected
to get the money, and he assured me
that he had taken that matter up with
them and they had told him that they
were paying it from their own per
sonal funds. I had no negotiations
with the Home Circle people as to the
payment of any money, but mentioned
this phase repeatedly to Mr. Whitham
and Mr. Craig, and was as often assur
ed that the distinct understanding
with them that none of the money
should come either then or thereafter
from the treasury of either society.
Rained the Offer.
"Mr. Whitham further informed me
that their first proposition to him and
Dr. Craig had been to pay $15,000. but
that they had raised it to $25,000 be
fore I came. When, that day in Chi
cago, we went to Wilson's room, Wil
son and Whitham called my attention
to a memorandum written with a pen
on a sheet of hotel paper, which I do
not remember distinctly, but remem
ber that it was signed by Wilson and
either or both Whitham and Craig, re
citing that a consideration of $15,000
was to be paid on the merger of the
societies, or words to that effect. I
said that I understood that their
agreement now was $25,000, which
they said was correct, and I advised
them to destroy that memorandum,
which I think was done.
"Before the contract was entered
into all the members of the supreme
tribunal, with the exception of two,
who were not accessible, were inform
ed of the proposed action, and signed
a paper requesting that it be. taken.
This paper was circulated by Mr.
Whitham and Dr. Craig. I assume they
were not informed of the $25,000 part
of the proposition. ' The contract was
entered into between the societies on
Nov. 19, 1908; the Tribunes' officers
rtsigned and were elected to nominal
positions In the Bupreme tribunal ex
cept Mr. Rexdale, who was elected
vice supreme tribune and his salary
as such fixed at $2,500 per year. That
office previously had paid no salary,
but there was expected to be work
enough to require another man of Mr.
Rexdale's calibre. He was to edit the
official paper and actively assist in
the field work and management of the
deputies, and he actively devoted him
self to those duties thereafter, during
Meet With New Board.
the period the societies were together.
The new board of regents request
ed that the members of the old board
meet with them once a month for the
sake of advice and conference, and
that arrangement was carried out.
Each month Mr. Galloway and I went
over the bills submitted for payment.
Dr. Craig and Mr. Whitham attended
the board meetings also, and every
thing appeared to be going smoothly.
The first intimation that I had of
trouble was the suit brought at Peoria
on June 15, 1909, at the time of the
grand tribunal meeting to annul the
contract between the societies, but I
aid. ont rae&rd that aarirmalv uolU a
Pierre to Erect $75,000 Building.
Declf ion has been reached by E. A.
and J. N. Pierr to improve Immediate
ly the real estate on 'the north side
of Fifth avenue, adjoining the Chase
block, recently acquired from Joe Till
man. Tentative plana for a three
story flat and etore building were
sketched by W. H. Whltsitt, architect
The Plerrs were so pleased with the
plans that they ordered Mr. WhitsiU
to complete his work.' The "building
when completed will cost approximate
ly $75,000. It will be built of brick
and the ground dimensions will be
80x97 feet The lot is 80x150 feet and
the remaining 43 feet-will be sodded
and made Into a court for the ise of
tenants. The court will be entirely
enclosed with a six-foot wall at the
two sides and one end.
To Unveil Monument. Arrange
ments are being made for memorial
services for the dead of tri-clty camps
of Woodmen of the World, to be held
Sunday, June 5. A monument in
Riverside cemetery to the rdemory of
A. W. Peterson will be unveiled, the
exercises to be in charge of Rock Isl
and camp 85. Carnival camp 1 of
Davenport and Lincoln camp 91 of Mo
line will assist. A $100 memorial
shaft Is erected on the grave of each
deceased member of the order, and
there are at last 20,000 of these monu
ments in the cemeteries oC the United
States and Canada
Next Meeting to Joliet. Twenty
five candidates were taken Into Frej
lodge. Independent Order of. Svithiod,
at Saturday night's grand lodge ses
sion of the order. The work was ex
emplified by grand officers. Delegates
from Joliet were successful in their
attempt to secure the 1911 convention
and the grand lodge voted to gather
there oasthe last Friday in May. Chi
cago was also after the honor. The
grand lodge elected trustees, giving
every office on the board to Chicago
ans. The new board of trustees: Nels
H. Olson, Henry Schreil and Joseph
Hedenblade. Chicago; reelected, Peter
E. JenBon and C. A. Carlson, Chicago.
the evening of the 30th of June when
Mr. Rexdale came to my house in
great excitement, saying that he had
Just heard by telephone from L. M.
Campbell at Peoria that a rumor was
current there that the reserve fund
had been withdrawn from the Chicago
Title & Trust company. That fund
had been accumulated by depositing
10 per cent of the collections monthly
and was held by that company on a
contract .which required a resolution
by the board, of regents that 12 as
sessments would not suffice to pay the
death claims for the year, and requir
ed also 60 days' notice of such resolu
tion to draw it down. Inasmuch as Mr.
Rexdale and I, as well, as Messrs
Whitham, Craig and Galloway, had at
tended all the meetings of the board
and no such resolution had. ever been
passed or even suggested, we were in
clined to discredit the report. Mr.
Rexdale had asked Mr. Campbell to
investigate the rumor at once and tel
ephone him further, which he did the
same evening, Btating he was satis
fied the report was true. That was
the first intimation either of us had
that the reserve fund had been touch
ed or affected in any way.
"We at once telephoned Mr. Whit
ham at Aledo, urging him to come at
once to Rock Island, whfch he did on
the second of July, as I remember,
and also returned on the 5th.
How It Was Divided.
"By the terms of the original ar
rangement the $25,000 was to be di
vided as follows: To Whitham and
Craig, each $5,500; to Rexdale, $8
000; to Weld, $6,000. The $6,000 came
to me by a draft from Mr. Whitham
from 'Lansing, Mich., on .Nov. 25, 1908,
six days after the contract was made,
and I know that none of it came from
the treasury of the Fraternal Trib
unes. , ,
"Information that the reserve fund
had been withdrawn came to me on
June 30, 1909. On July 6, 1909. and
before I knew the particulars of the
withdrawal, I turned the money back
to Mr. Whitham, from whom I had
T understand that Mr. Rexdale also
received his money from Mr. Whit
ham at about the same time I did
mine, and that he returned it to Mr.
Whitham on July 6, 1909.
"At the time I received the money
I considered it a legitimate transac
tion and that the Fraternal Tribunes
would greatly profit by the deal.
When it appeared that the reserve
fund had been taken down without
our knowledge and the order might
be a loser, both .Mr. Rexdale and I re
fused to profit by the transaction. The
one aim of Mr. Rexdale and myself
from that time forth was to save the
society and protect the people who
would be without protection "if the
"We have been successful in that
"As to the taking down of the re
serve fund, I first learned of that on
June 30, 1909, as stated. As to notes
and contracts between officers of the
two societies, I have no knowledge
whatever, except as above set forth,
except by hearsay . As to tne disposi
tion of the reserve fund and payments
made of noteB and other Indebtedness
by the Home Circle, I have no knowl
edge whatever. I can only say that
nothing was further from my mind
throughout the whole transaction than
the committing of any fraud or the
surreptitious removel of any funds
from the treasury of either order. I
was invited to contribute to the to-
Iturn of the reserve fund of the Trib
LP UUiJ JJv
unes, but declined, for the reason that
I had taken nothing out of it and did
not propose to put myself In the posi
tion of banding any of it back."
In Line With Graad Jury Statement.
Mr. Weld gave out the statement
last night to a party of newspaper
men. When asked by a representa
tive of The Argus If it was In line
with that he testified before the
grand jury he said his oath before
that body precluded his saying what
he had testified, but he added: "I
told the grand Jury the truth and
this is the truth."
"Did you tell the grand Jury you
received more than $6,000?" he was
"No, I did not," was his reply.
Kept C2.10O0 Uader Caver.
Asked If the $25,000 alleged to have
been divided between the four officers
of the Tribunes was all that Whitham
and Craig received from the American
Home Circle, Mr. Weld said:
"My understanding is that they got
In all $50,000, out of which the $14,000
was paid over to Mr. Rexdale and my
self. Mr. Rexdale and myself how
ever, did not know of this other $25,-
000 till Mr. McBride told me of It
shortly after the first of January of
Rexdale to Be Heard.
Robert Rexdale, whose name is
mentioned frequently by Mr. Weld,
is preparing an independent state
ment to be made public later.
Campbell Saye Rexdale Waa I'aed. -L.
M. Campbell, who comes all the
way from Port Angelis, Wash, to tes
tify before the grand Jury in the Fra
ternal Tribune graft, formerly resided
at Peoria, and was for years
connected with the ' Fraternal
Tribunes as a trustee prior to
the merger with the Home Circle.
Conversing with an Argus 'representa
tive, Mr. Campbell said: "I must ask
to be excused from divulging what my
testimony will be before the grand Jury
although it will be important. As to
the affairs of the Tribunes In the light
of late developments and disclosures
1 do not hesitate to say one thing,
however, and it Is that no one has
been closer to Robert Rexdale than I, i
and I know there is not a dishonest
hair on his bead. He has been misled
by placing too much confidence in oth
ers. He looks upon all mankind as all
right and the thought that men with
whom he had worked and been iden
tified with for years, would be dis
honorable or lead him into a transac
tion that would develop dishonorable
phases, never entered his head. I am
sure of this. He has been used, or
as we say in slang parliance, he has
been made the 'fall guy.'
It was Mr. Campbell who saw the
photographs of the checks and drafts
given to the officers of the Tribunes
by the Home Circle to resign their
offices at the time of the union of the
two societies. These photographs did
not develop until after the dissolution
of the relations between the two so
cieties, as evidence that the Home Clr-M
cle officers had been far seeing enough
to retain evidence that the $57,000 re
serve fund of the Tribunes had been
paid back to the officers of that order,
realizing that the originals of th
drafts and checks would be evenrually
destroyed, as proved to be the case
It was through these photographs,
which were flashed in the face of J. F.
McBride, when he went to Springfield
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