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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911.
COUNTY IN A GAIN
Judge W. H. Gest Sustains De
murrer to Petitions Filed
by Tax Fighters.
ASSESSMENTS ON STOCK
Xext Move Will Probably Be Appeal
to Higher Court Injunctions
Still in Effect.
TiidTA TV h r:st rendered a decl- ,
. . ,1
6ion in the circuit court this morning i
which has a direct bearing on the,
bills for injunction to prevent the col -
lection of the corporation stock tax
by the county treasurer. The deci
sion sustained a demurrer to the pe
titions of the People's Power com
pany, and makes an amendment or an
appeal to the appellate court neces-
tary in order to carry the fight any
farther. Attorney W. R. Moore, rep
resenting the state, demurred to the
petitions asking for injunction on the
grounds that they were insufficient.
The bill and demurrer were filed sev
eral months ago and were taken un
der advisement by Judge (Jest. The
sustaining of the demurrer is a vic
tory for the county inasmuch aa it
indicates that should the original pe
tition come before him for settlement,
Judge Gest will rule that the tax must
KIT MOVE AWAITED.
This leaves the corporations with
one of three courses to follow. They
can amend their b!ll and start the
acticn all over again, or take an ap
peal to the appellate court on the rul
ing on the demurrer or lastly, give
v.t) the battle and pay the tax. The
first course is the one most likely to
followed and the latter is the least
The bills for Injunction were asked
by several of the larger corporations
in this city and Moline. They were
to prevent the county treasurer from
fcrcin payment of the tax on capital
board of review and the state board
, ,. .. ,. ., .. ,
of equalization on the authority of a I
state law passed recently.
The corporations object to paying
the assessment on their capital stock
The store that is growing
rapidly. We give the peo
ple what they need. Good
goods at lowest prices.
Read these Saturday
The finest dairy butter,
per pound 24c
Strictly fresh eggs,
per dozen 17V?C
Good cooking or eating
apples, per peck 45c
Oranges, sweet and Juicy,
will sell at, each 2.C
Best granulated sugar,
20 pounds for $1.00
Fancy bacon, nice and lean,
per pound 17
Fat Norwegian mackerel,
two for 15C
five pounds for 25c
Fancy Japan head rice,
four pounds for 25c
Popcorn, guaranteed to pop.
eight pounds for 25c
Best bulk oatmeal,
eight pounds for 25c
Beets, turnips, parsnips, or
carrots, per peck 15c
Lenox soap, eight bars . . 25c
Our Jersey Cream flour has al
ready had a wide reputation.
It conies in towel sacks and we
guarantee the flour to give sat
isfaction or your money refund
ed. It sells at the
low price of $1.49
Prompt delivery to any part
of the city. Phone your order
OM phone Wet-t 443, new 5976
700 Twelfth Street
Save Your Teeth
High Grade Dentistry at Lowest
22 K Gold Crowns 94.00
Porcelain Crowns S5.no
Bridge work, per tooth $3.60
Gold Fillings f l.OU up
Silver FiIH .
15. Our J10
Open evenings until 9
on the grounds that It is unjust, un
j equal and unconstitutional. Attorney
V. A. Meese appeared for the Peo
j pie's Power company. The case. It is
' generally agreed, is a test for the re-
mainder of the petitions, over a score
of -which are on file. A temporary
restraining order presenting the col
lection of the tax until the matter is
finally passed upon is still in effect.
CAUSE OF TROUBLE
j Tv Streets Have to Be Closed Until
Mud Can Be Carted Away
Sewers Are Sinking.
great deal of damage throughout the
city and rendered some of the streets
close(i pubHc until steps can be
taken to get them in shape for traffic
again. Street Commissioner H. H.
Hull ordered this morning that Thirty-fourth
street between Seventh and
Ninth and a half avenues be closed
and also that Seventeenth avenue
jwest of Thirtieth street be shut off. In
both places the rain had washed out
big gullies and had piled up the mud
so that a wagon which once got in
j stood little show of getting out again
and at night both places would be real
ly dangerous. Places where sewers
and watermains were put in last fall
also became dangerous because of the
sinking in of the ground. This was
especially true along the Third ave
nue car line in the west end of the
city and a gang of men were Bet
at work on Seventh street by the
street car company to" protect the
tracks there. The sewer lies almost
under the tracks and the ground is
sinking away from the ties.
OPENING OF RIVER
When Depth of Formation of Ice Is
Taken Into Considera
tion. Although in past years the river
has opened earlier at Hock Island
, . ' .
unusual this year because of the
depth of the formation this year was
on Jan. 23 when it was 20.1 Inches.
Monday of this week the average
depth was still 17 inches. The follow
ing table contains the time of the
opening and closing of the river each
year since the weather bureau records '
; have been kept in Davenport: j
i Closed. Opened j
I 1S71-2 March 2S !
4-5 March 20 ;
19 Dec. 20;
3 Feb. 10!
8 Feb. 21
' 1876-7 wDec
Open all winter,
. . .Dec. 19 March 9 I
...Dec. 19 Jan. 7j
...Nov. 25 April 1
Open all winter'
...Dec. 11 Dec. 2!
'. 1879-80. ..
HI March l'
19 March 23
18 March bv j
8 Dec. 23;
26 Dec. 28
9 Jan. 14 j
17 March 18
2 Dec. Hi
13 March 9;
21 March 191
10 March 1
16 Feb. 6
March 1 March 14
1S90-1 Feb. 4 Feb. 18
22 Feb. 24
28 March 10
29 Dec 4
7 Feb. 4
12 Feb. 14
22 March 13
! 1893-4 Dec. 6 Dec. 28
1894- 5 Dec.
1895- 6 Dec.
8 Jan. 17
24 March 14
28 March 1
7 Dec. 17
27 March 11
21 March 21
8 March 13
27 Jan. 20
30 March 13
j 1897V8 Dec.
j 1S9S-9 Dec.
j 1899-00 Dec.
- March 16... March 22
! 1900-1 Jan. 30 March 16
j 1902-3 Jan.
15 March 5
8 March 7
16 March 22
29 Dec. 3
7 March 18
! 1903-4 Dec.
1904 5 Dec.
...Open all winter
..Open all winter
1907-8 Jan. 31
. .. .Jan. 23
1909- 10 Dec.
1910- 11 w Dec.
20 Dec. 21
25 March 12
12 Feb. 15
WEEK'S SAVING $200.79
School Cfiildren from Nine Building
Deposit for the week ending to
day were made with the State bank
by the children of the city schools.
The amounts deposited were as fol
lows: Eugene Field $ 21.78
I Hawthorne 47.01
Horace Mann 20.89
While it is often impossible to pre
vent an accident, it is never impos
sible to be prepared it is not beyond
any one's purse. Invest 25 cents in
a bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment
and you are prepared for sprains, I
MECCA FOR BUMS
Ten "Moochers" Have Been Ar
rested and Sentenced to
Jail This Week.
ARE NUMEROUS IN THE CITY
Magistrate Smith Is Extending Xo
Merry to Them Maggie Murray
Goes to County Prison.
During the past week Rock Island!
has become a veritable mecca for pro-t
fessional beggers of the "moocher"
class, men who hang around the streets j
until they can get some one to give,
them a nickle or a dime and then j
promptly head for the nearest saloon J
to get some booze and free lunch, j
Prior to today about half a dozen of
this class had been sent to the coun
ty Jail and today three more were
added to the total for the week. To- i
day's offenders were Ed Carlson, I
Charles Smith and Robert McDonald.
Carlson confessed he had not done
any work for a month past and inti
mated that he had lived entirely on
money begged from people in the
streets. He also admitted that he was
drunk yesterday. The other two made ;
practically the same admissions and J
each "was ?iven a 30-day sentence in
the county jail. The main objection
to this class of beggars is that
they become insulting when refused
alms, and get drunk and disorderly
when the money is given them.
WOMAN OX PERIODICAL..
Maggie Murray is back in the coun
ty jail again, this time under the
name of Mrs. Margaret Peters, which
6he claims is her "other name." Ac
cording to the testimony of two po
licemen, Maggie was on one of her
periodical sprees yesterday with the
usual results. Numerous calls were
sent in to the police station to the ef- i
fot that oVto n-aa n-m n A apin t oKnnt '
. V V K t 1 1 U I .1 ' - . ' ' . A . . RUUtH
the main part of the city in a drunk
en condition. Three officers arrested
her and conveyed her from the Bur
lington depot on Twentieth street to
the police station. The use of the
patrol was necessary, as she refused
to walk. When arraigned before the
police magistrate this morning, ehe
gave his honor a tongue lashing and
upbraided him for having sent hT to
the county jail on several previous oc-1
casions, when as she said she "hadn't
done nothing." She refused to let
him try her and demanded a change
of venue, -which was granted her. She
was taken before Justice George P.
Nissen. who heard the evidence and
fined her $200 and costs. She went to
jail for 40 days.
G. L. White of Washington. Iowa,
visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary New
ton. Roy Collins arrived home yester
day from Chicago, where he visited
with friends for several days.
E. J. Cunningham, who has been
visiting with friends here for several
weeks, has returned to his home in
W I. White of Washington. Iowa.
today assumed his duties as day clerk
at the New Harper, succeeding C. H.
Bryant, who leaves next week for Bay
Miss Julia Crawford will leave to
morrow for Chicago, where she will
be the guest of Miss Ruth Wait of
Reynolds, who is attending North
RECEPTION AT THE
NEW GRANT SCHOOL
Formal Dedication of the Building in
Wert End to Take Place
A public reception tonight will
mark the formal opening of the new
Grant school Eleventh avenue be
tween Sixth and Seventh street. Dur
ing this afternoon there was a patri
otic program given by the children.
Tonight's reception will begin at 7:30.
An orchestra will furnish music, and
there will be a program of addresses.
The principal talk will be by Judge
C. J. Searle, whose subject will bo
"The New School and the Commun
ity." The new Grant building has
been accepted by the board of educa
tion. Free Delivery for Geneseo.
City Attorney Henry Waterman has i
received word from Congressman
George W. Prince that the postofflce!
denartment had fixed upon May 1 as!
the date when the free delivery of
mail would be started in Geneseo
Our Big Store. Here's a Money Saver for You,
NE BKY ONLY
Your Unrestricted Choice of Mi
store, worth and sold all season up to S2O.O0, for
Blues, Blacks, Grays and Every Other Color.
None Reserved, None Held Out, None on Credit,
No Tampering With Figures, No Juggling With Prices.
Remember Only One Bay
The Store That's On the Square
BY COURT'S ORDER
Joseph W. Berger Must Not
Molest His Wife Nor Visit
DIVORCE SUIT IS FILED
Petitioner Charge Spouse With Ha
bitual Drunkenness, Threatening
Violence and Non-support.
An injunction restraining Joseph I
W.. Berger from visiting his home,!
415 Eighth 6treet, was issued in the
circuit court this morning by Judge
W. H. Gest in connection with a suit
for divorce started by his wife. Ida
M. Berger. Berger is ordered to re- j
main away from the residence and to ;
refrain from any interference with j
the affairs of his wife until after the.
hearing of the petition, at which time
the order will either be made perraa-
nent or dissolved. Mrs. Berger, who ;
is represented by Attorneys J. B. andi
J. L. Oakleaf. states in her petition!
that she and Berger were married j
March 4, 1S0. She says that theyj
have lived together ever since with
the exception of four years, during
which time she remained apart f rom ,
bim because of his alleged use of in
toxicants. Several years ago, howev
er, she returned to him upon his
promise to quit drinking.
FAILS TO MAKE CiOOIJ.
She now alleges that he not only
failed in his promise, but became an
habitual drunkard and on many occa
sions threatened to do her bodily in
jury. He failed to support her and
their child, and she claims she started
a boarding house and secured about
30 lioarders and an income which suf
ficed to satisfy her needs. According
to the bill, the husband started a
course of abuse which has driven all 1
the boarders awav and Mrs. Berger
faces the necessity of falling back up-i
on charity. If he would stay away, i
return and enable her to make her!
own living and that of her daughter, ;
u 11 vpnra olri The divorce suit I
is set for hearing during the May !
term of court and in the meantime, i
: - - -
' Berger will have to stay na- from I
his wife under orders from the court,
0. VV. PETERSON IS
KILLED IN ACCIDENT
evs Received of the Heath of Kot-
nier Rock Islander at Owen
xeWs has been received here of the;
death at his home in Owen. Wis., of
o&kar W. Peterson, a former reid. n'
of nook island. He was killei in an
accident a week ago. Deceased was
son or Mr. aim Mrs. jonn n-.erson. i u
He was born in Sweden July K. lwso. j
The family removed from this city to .
Owen two years ago. IVceaeed is sur-
vived by his parents, three brothers
Gust and Arthur, at home. Kinil of
East" Moline, and two sisters. Hilnin
and Mrs. Fred Sundiiuist, Rock Island.
COIN BROS.' SPECIALS.
Candy Sule Tomorrow.
We have made this week a large
amount or aip carnie.s ana uipiei:u
dates, the 40 cents per pound kir.di(
elsewhere, which we offer to the pub -
lie as an advertisement for tomor-
row only at 20 cents per pound. M)
Licensed to Wed. j
Milton Vaughn IVarFtown ((
Mrs. Amy Stewart Bear.Istown
Miss May Osborn Geneseo j
Ave. and Twentieth Street
Silvia Has Warm Campaign.
The campaign for president of lv
village board of trust"---' of Silvls In.
already started. Hi- hard Wnl-h Is i
candidate for reelection, and K.
Ball also aspires to th hoi or. Am ii
terostinn contest i expected.
Regular 12:c dreld
poai lies 10c
Regular ?."c Dart
egg plun.s 22c
Recular -."c Jonathan
Regular 1 0c K. C. tomatoes.
two for 15c
Regular 1 io Club olives,
tv o for 15c
Regular 1 Or Carnation corn.
three for 25c
Regular 1 Or O'lvilo soap,
three for 25c
"."r home made niin
R. S. PLACE
ri:.i. cash ;ro i:r
2ll:t hixlh Avenue
i bruises and like infnr(i SnM V w
3l8 4 Twentieth. Su
Rock Island. ; all druggists. '