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THJ5 KUCJ ISLAM) ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1912.
OF RECALL MOVE
Sensational Affidavits Indicate
Methods Employed by the
FORGERY AMONG CHARGES
fcworn Statement of One of Circulator
Says A. W. Billburg Filled
Attorneys for the mayor and com
missioner against whom the recall is
sought, today decided to make public
a few of the many affidavits which
have been secured bearing on the va-
lidlty of the petitions. 'ihese sworn
statements prove beyond a doubt just
what element is behind the recall
move and substantiates the claim set
up by The Argus from the first that
discredited saloon interests .were
fathering the recall. It was on this
account that The Argus opposed it.
The affidavits also show to some extent
the methods employed by the promoters
in getting a long array of names on
the petitions. Of the scores of affi
davits on file, the following three are
among the most pointed and sensa
niRF.n nr bii.i.bi kc.
State of Illinois, Hock Island county
Harry Parsons being first duly
rworn upon his oath, says: That he i ,
of lawful age and that he circulated j
shoots five (5) and seven (7) of the;
petitions for the recall of Harry M.j
r-chriver. incumbent or the oince or
Mayor of the city of Rock Island, coun
ty of Hock Island and state of Illinois, ;
ct the request of one A. V. Billburg.
upon the promise from said A. W.I
I'lllburg to receive ten cents (10c) for!
each and every name he secured on j
Affiant further says that after cir
culating said petition, he delivered
same to the said A. W. Billburg, at
hich time the dates of signing were
not filled ont on said petition, and that
the said A. W. Billburg in the pres
ence of the affiant filled out the dates
on said sheet five and said sheet seven
as the same appear opposite the re
This affiant further says that he
Signed said sheets five and seven in
the presence of the said A. W. Bill
burg, but did not swear to said pages
five and seven of said petition.
Affiant further says that on inspect
ing the said sheets five and seven as
filed with the said city clerk, he finds
the Jurat of one Phillip H. Wells, a
notary public, purporting to have
worn this affiant to said sheets five
Affiant further says that he does not
know Phillip H. Wells, and did not ap
pear before him or sign said sheets
before him, or swear to the same be
fore Mm or any other officer dujy
authorized to administer oaths in the
county of Rock Island and state of
PI HPOr. OP PETITIONS.
Affiant further says that when the
said A. W. Billburg requested him to
circulate said petition, he was Inform
ed by said A. W. Billburg that the
object and purpose of circulating the
petition was to keep the saloons and
wine rooms open all night long.
Affiant further says that ho relied
on the statements of said A. W. BII1-
burg and circulated said
without reading the same.
Affiant further says that when- he
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the presence of the said A. W . Bill -
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nurg. lie oia not anow mm lie wbh
t-lgning what purported to be an oath
I Signed.) HARRY r ARSONS.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 2'.th day of July. A I) . 1912
G. W. GAMBLE.
Ftate ot Illinois. Rock Island county
M. I Morris, first being duly sworn
upon bis oath, says, that be is of law
ful age. and renldes at "'-'A1'! Fourth
nvenue lu the city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Inland, state of Illi
nois, and that he has examined sheet
167 of the petition filed with the city
clerk of the cltv of Rock Inland, state
of Illinois, for the removal of Harry
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Delicious Summer Food
Cm rich and nourishing ice
ereatn la to the dainty palate.
It la nad from hlfb-icrade ma
' tstiaJs and prove sufficient for
2.aoachaoo or supper to children
to those who enjoy a dish
vrtMa dellfthtful and refresh-
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&Oafood la any uavor deeired Qi
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M. Schriver, incumbent of the office
of mayor of said city, and finds that
his name and address are on said
sheet, affirming to be signed July 16,
Affiant further says that he did not
sign said sheet 167, or any other sheet
in said petition, and that his signature
to said sheet is a forgery.
M. I. MORRIS.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 29th day of July, A. D.. 1912.
BENJAMIN F. SCHRIVER,
State of Illinois, Rock Inland county
J. J. Taxman, first being duly sworn
upon his oath, says, that he is of law
ful age, that he resides at 2930 -Fifth
avenue in the city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Island, state of Illi
nois and that he has so resided since
the first day of April, A. D., 1912. And
that prior to said first day of April,
A. D. 1912, he resided at 2739 Seventh
avenue in said city of Rock Island.
Affiant further says that he has ex
amined sheet 167 of the petition filed
wlth the city clerk of the cUy of Roclt
isiand. Btt 0t Illinois, for the re-
moval of Harry M. Schriver, incum
bent of the office of mayor of said
city, and upon said sheet he finds the
name of J. J. Taxman. 2739 Seventh
avenue, as his residence and date of
signing July 16. 1912.
Affiant further says that he did not
s'jrn said sheet 167, or any other sheet
in said petition and that his name
was written on said sheet without his
knowledge or consent.
Affiant further savs that he is well
acquainted with the people who live
at 2739 Seventh avenue In said city
of Rock Island, and that no J. J. Tax
man resided at said address July 16,
1912. J. J- TAXMAN.
Subscribed and sworn to before m
tKia 29th day of July. 1912.
BENJAMIN F. SCHRIVER.
hf.rix; imtf.s skt.
Circuit Judge E. C. Graves, now on
the appellate bench in Chicago, has
designated Aug. 8 as the day for a
hearing on the petitions prepared for
the purpose of accomplishing the re
call of Mayor H. M. Schriver and
Commissioner Archie Hart. Circuit
Clerk G. W. Gamble, with whom the
papers were filed Monday night, yes
terday appeared before the Judge in
Chicago and presented the petitions
to him. Judge Graves enaorsea me
filing time and set the hearing date.
He will convene court at 9 o'clock a
week from tomorrow at which time
the petitions together with the objec
tions will be heard.
The railroad yards were fair re
cruiting offices last night for volun
teers on the city's chain-chuck gang,
and this morning the roll of the rock
crushing crew was bolstered as a re
sult. Leonard Patuer, James Mal
colm, William Roy and Ruben Ames
were each assessed $20 and costs, a
Bum sufficient to keep them busy for
10 days. They were given a bearing
on disorderly conduct charges before
Justice C. J. Schroeder in police
Elmer Hixon was fined $3 and costs
this morning for disorderly conduct.
GROCERIES AND MEAT
MARKETS WILL CLOSE
If you expect to eat tomorrow, Mr.
Citizen, you had better stock up on
the "eats" tonight as the grocery
Ktnre find meet markets of the cltv
j b) cogwl aH day tomorrow, the
occasion being the annual outing of i
the grocers and butchers. In order '
! that patrons need not be discommod-
! . . , . . o .,,.
i ed, however, the affected stores will
be open this evening.
Tomorrow morning and again In
the afternoon, the steamer W. W. will
make trips to I .in wood at which re-
sort the picnickers and their friends
will gather for a day's pleasure. An
excellent time should be in order as
the program committee has made :
careful plans for the day.
YOUTHS STEAL RIDE;
IN MIRACULOUS ESCAPE
Two Chicago boys, Harry Coleman,
aged 15. and Gorge Maioney, ased 1C.
were arrested this afternoon in Moline
when they flipped off of a Chicago
, passenger train which they boarded in
ck isiana. in jumping on. one or
youngsters miraculously escaped
v iiTMu utttiiii niit-r ueuiK caueDi neiwen
. . . . .
!tn tender and the front pasaenger;
The nar accident was witnessed and j cortfacts of P. F. Trenkenschuh t.
sulttKl :n a report being telephoned i . t- ... onH rnrtvc'tth
' . . v. 1 1 i :.. . i, i .
iw .iHHim- jiuiice. n were at me
depot wh-n the train with the lads on
i it pulled in. Shots had to be fired
over one's head In order to capture
LIGHTNING STRIKES AN
ATKINSON GRAIN ELEVATOR
Lightning struck a grain elevator
in course of construction at Atkinson
! yesterday afternoon between' 2 and
j 3 o'clock and four men, including
three carpenters and Clyde Attwell, a
I teamster, were stunned by the hotfi.
j No serious injury or damage resulted
I from the bolt.
j Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons. Iawton. Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detchons Relief for
nocuiM.isra i.as siven my wue won-
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
; could cot lift band or foot; had to be
i lifted for two month. She began the
use of the remedy and improved rap
idly. On Monday she could not moic
and on Wednesday she got up, dresU
I herself and walked out for breakfast."
' Sold by Otto C rot Jan. 1501 Second ave -
Due. Rock Island: Gust Schlegel &
,Son. 220 West Second street, Daven
WITH STREET CAR
Attempts to Cross Tracks Be
tween Approaching Cars
and Is Struck.
OCCUPANTS ARE UNINJURED
Machine Is Thrown Onto Sidewalk
and Back Wheel la Smashed
Dashing at terrific speed between
east and west bound cars which were
approaching each other at the corner
of Twenty-sixth street and Fifth
avenue, C. N. Andrews and R, A, Hub
bard, driving an automobile belonging
to the Lewis Roofing company were
unable to clear the rapidly closing gap
last night and a collision followed as
a result of which one auto wheel was
smashed and the machine thrown up
onto the sidewalk. It was only through
a miracle that neither of the occu
pants of the car were Injured and a
second Chicago fire truck disaster
avoided, as the collision occurred un
der exactly identical circumstances.
CAITGHT iy TRAP.
The accident occurred about 6
o'clock. The auto was driving west
on ln avenue, ana me men crossed
the tracks in front of the east bound
car and then discovered a car rapidly
approaching in the opposite direction.
Seeing that they were caught like rats
in a trap, there only chance lay in
shooting through the gap. With the
throttle thrown wide open the ma
chine leaped forward, but was unable
to avoid the west bound car, and a
loud report followed when the tire ex
ploded, which was folwed by a splin
tering of wood. Passengers on the
cars closed their eyes to avoid the
sight, and could scarcely credit their
tenses when they realized that no in
juries had resulted. The damage to
the auto was nominal.
BETWEEN 2 BIDS
Independent Construction Com
pany to Pave Twenty
TOTAL COST IS $13,962
Another Movement to Pave Forty
fourth Street to Eleventh
By a margin of $14, the Independent
Construction company of Davenport
underbid the nearest competing con
struction company when bids were
submitted for the paving of Twenty
seventh street from the south lire tf
Fifth avenue to the north line of
Ninth avenue. The total bid of the
Independent company amounted to
$13,962, while that of the next near
est company, the Tri-City Construc
tion company was $13,076. P V.
Trenkenschuh and the McCarthy Im
provement company also submi'trd
bids, but they were much higher ttirtn
either of the others. The improve
ment is for brick on a concrete .'oun
datlon. The contract price is Si. 95
ror the paving per square yarl ami
C!) cents for the curb and gutter prr
foot. The contract will be awarded
i by the board of local improvements.
START XF.W MOVK.
Pronertv owners residing on Fort v.
; fourtn Btreet from Seventh avenue i
j souf n to iot 7, block K in Edge wood j
j p;irK addition, near Eleventh avenue'
i have presented a petition to the im I
provement board asking that the
thoroughfare be paved between the
points specified with brick on a con
crete foundation. A hearing on the
matter has been set for Aug. 12 at 9
o'clock in the morning. All of the
owners of houpes along the thorough
fare have signed the petition. A pre
vious move to pave Forty-fourth street
from Seventh to Fourteenth avenue
was knocked out because of the ac
tivities of A. V. Billburg, but t'e
j rt owner8 north of the Billbu
; prcpt,r(y have ghown that their de-
; ,rw are not to be thwarted by t?a
. rr rpt job.
Tha hoard aecer.ted the wat"maia
. . i
pupets and Fourteentb ana Kignt'.-eirc
mi utr rl nnUP ADr I There was a lag,, delegation of
UlULINC SALUUriO AKt New Jersey visitors and in their wake
'came Senator Ellison Dubak Smith of
WORKED BY A FORGER! Arizona The ArlioM Smith only
Two bogus checks were passed on
Moline saloon keepers yesteiday, the
forger managing to get away with
something over $40 as the result of
his operations. One check was" for
' $22 34 and purported to be signed by
C. O. Campbell, proprietor of the Ar-
! lington hotel. It was passed on the
proprietor of the Northwestern saloon.
i The other was for $22 74. signed by
j George Anderson and passed on Jack
CIVIC ROW AT WAUKEGANl
, T,lfrt nrriotn o rrilCCn
ivvu urrioiHL.o huuuolu
Waukf gan, 111.. July 31 Vauk--gan's
commission form cf government
augurated here In the spring of 1911.
has furnished Its second sensation
within a week with Commission r E.
I V. Orvis as the central f.pure in
, second as well as tfco f.rsi affair.
The lattst sensation is an attack cn
Jjohn W. Barwell. s-nior member of .
1 the city's civil service commission, J
commissioner isrvis Having staieo oe- i,
fore the commissioners Monday that
he Intended forcing Barwell to resign, ! fj
claiming that He is the tool of politi- j
Orris at the council session started I
to read a lengthy affidavit in which he j
sought to explain his position with ref-1
erence to Barwell's printed statement
that two postponements of a civil ser
vice examination was due to Orvis" in-;
terference. In the midst of Orvis' i
reading Commissioner Diver moved to i
adjourn and the council quit business. !
Orvis has promised that he will;
bring the matter np at every future
session of the board. He insists ha
will force Barwell to Quit the civil ser
The previous sensation came when
Orris sought to have Commissioner
Atterberys office as head of the police-;
health department taken from him be- j
cause he alleged he had caught the
chief selling liquor in his drug store.
The Issue was not forced to a vote be
cause It was found that Atterbery's
support was such he could not be .
JOHN BOWER SPRAINS :
AN ANKLE IN A FALL!
While trying to stand on a shaky !
stepladder In the Otto Patting apart
ments in the Turner hall and at the
tame time hang a picture on the wall.
John Bower was pitched to tue flier.
The greater part of the Impetus of !
bi3 dive was received on his left foot, :
and as a result, he is confined to bis
home at 509 Tenth 6treet ui'h a
sprained pedal extremity. Svsirige to
Fay, the picture was undamaged ic the .
mishaD. Fred Patting was an assist-,
ant on the Job.
Fl YEtlAL OF MRS. FF.RKEL.
The funeral of Mrs. Nick Ferkel was ;
Iheld from the late home. 541 Hendricks
street. South Rock Island, this after
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. J. Rolf of j
the German Evangelical church offlci- j
ating. Burial took place at Chippian-!
FfXERAI. OF MRS. DETXEFSEX. j
The funeral of Mrs. Charles Detlef
Ben will be held from the home, 859
Seventeenth street, tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock. Rev. F. J. Rolf of the :
German Evangelical church officiating.
Burial will take place at Chippiannock i
COUNTY DRUGGISTS IN
Rock Island county druggists met
Monday night at the New Harper ;
house in semi-annual session, and af-!
ter a brief business session at which
two delegates to the national druc;- j
gists' convention which assembles
Aug. 10, at Milwaukee, were given in-1
etructions, the assemblage repaired to
a dining room, where a Dutch lunch
was served. ;
F. D. G. Walker of this city and
August Sundine of Moline are to rep
resent the association at the Milwau
kee meeting. i
RAILWAY IS MAKING
SECOND AVENUE SURVEY:
Tri-City Railway company engineers
this morning began the surveyal of
the Second avenue right-of-way be
tween Fourteenth and Twentieth
streets, preparatory to the beginning
of the paving of the right-of-way be
tween the above mentioned points.
The company expects to have material
on hand for the work within a very
short time. Then, possibly, the Mr
Carthy Improvement company will get
in a lick of work.
BRYAN DONATES $1,000
Promises to Take Stump for Wilson
Early in September.
-Seagirt, N. J., July SI.- Governor
Wilson took his trip to Tren
ton Tuesday in an automobile as us
ual, enjoying a restful nap on his wav
home. He was aroused to a pleased
ftate of mind on his return whea h"
was informed that a letter had coine
from William Jennings ISryan contain
ing a Jl.OuO check as a campaign con
tribution. The letter was of some
length and was full of confidential in
formation, so it will not be made pub
Mr. Bryan, it was learned other
wise, nnds ne win oe dusv witn nis
lecture engagements up to tne latter
part of August. He will then be in
the far west. He plans to take a lit-,
tie fishing trip with his family, after i
which he will come to Seagirt and hit
the trail of the "big stick."
In Trenton the governor was kept
so busy he did not have a chance to
dictate his speech or acceptance to a
wamea 10 say ma'. ane 111s young
state had been for Champ Clark be
fore the nomination, it is all for Wil
ion new. The South Caro'.inan had
something to say about the platform.
"I hope the governor's utterances
on tlie tann win inspire business
with confidence." he said.
there is a growing tentiment in my 1
state and in the south generally for j
protection. High proeetion has beea I
law- for some time. nd we ouht to
be careful in making a change so th it '
those who have don- business under
that system will hav an opportuniij
to come into the fold without neio
A. Mitchel". Palmer, member of con
gress and also of the democratic exe-:
cutive committee, was in Trenton an-'
rounci-g that tue rutcome of tlie
party action in congress on the battle
ship question w iil not be contrary to '
the Baltimore platform. ;
Examiner Close Bank
w asningion, July 31. The First Xi -
STARTS THURSDAY MORNING AT 8
Furniture, Rugs, Carpets, Linoleum, Lace Curtains
Everything Cut to
This is house cleaning time
H nes6 as large as ours we are
continued, samples, etc. it pays us to sacrifice the pnoe in' order to move tne goods.
. Every price is marked plain. Our sale sare honest. No scarehe&ds, fictitious reasons
or brasr bands to draw you in, just the simple truth that we are having our regular Au
gust Clearing sale.
Come in, four floors full of bargains. If you don't find any bargains we won't urge
you to buy.
Kitchen cabinet, base 42 inches 'wide
with two flour bins, two drawers,
bread board, made of hard wood, Au
A strong bed, in any
If You CAN'T PAY CASH ask
10 to 40.
YOUNG PEOPLE VHO ARE doiNG TO GET MARRIED should buy
percent. Goods will be held and delivered when you ar ready.
$16.50 BruBseU rugs go at ....$11.55
$23.75 Brussels, ru?s. ext. heavy $18 80
$14..r.O parlor rugs, room size ..$9.05
$26.5J Axminater, very fine . ,.J9.95
i tional bank of Rowlesburg, W. Va.,
j was closed by a bank examiner, who
i ti.dav reported serious irregularities.
BATTLE CF MARATHON.
The Most Decisive Day In the History
of the World.
Tlie single dny In t!ie world's history ' I'earson's Weekly.
tvliich wns fimilit vtith ilje mist ire- 1
:iif!;(!nus ronx-qtiences to mankind whs ! Seventeenth Century Grocers,
the d;iy on wliirh t.'ie brittle of .M;ira ! Depart merit stores would have fard
tlma was fitiifbt The handful of tiny ; hard in the seventeenth century uu
states that inhabited Greece hnrl tic ! les their propriettirs could have In-
veloped facuitie which indicated that
1 I mr.n Had advanced another
t ward the hipliest Ideals.
Foremost amor? tliose little nations
was Athens, wh.ch state, too. contain
ed the perms of human freedom. It
wa3 the forerunner of the demtcr"ciei
of the wvr!d. Piit the very existence
of At'KT.s a:id fjreece was threatened
by the huge barbaric empire of Persia.
!". riiiH had sent out t i hordes of war
riors to ni.'d the llrevian states to his
vast dominions. Knee to face his force
met the Athenians on the plains of
HitliPrto invincible In the feld. the
Persians looked u; ;n the little army
oposed to them with contempt The
Greeks themselves ucsitatcd to haz-
ard a battle with the -.U(iiier.ir!t of .
the world. Their genera! debate,! the
I lue worm, tufir m ueitaietj uue i
J nu.Hn .ni tt,- ,t.-ii..n . .,,, .1
MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES
Move 10 fo, 20,
'with us. "We do it only twice
bound to accumulate over-stocks, odd pieces, patterns dis
Just a Sample of What You Will Find
When You Get On Inaide of Our Store
tfl . :
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a a m
about our special
5 DRAWER CHIFFONIER $5.25
t . '
lersiat:s was caaswl by the eloquence
of the lmii:vrtnl M iltindes. He led his
lo.OOO (Jreek-j against the Persian host
nnd gained a decisive victory. The glo
rious day of Marathon beat back the
advancing tide of enstern despotism
and barbarism a ii saved the frwrflotn
and civilisation of the western world.
i dncel parliament to grant more prlvl j
! lees than were allowed to other shop
keeiiers. The articles lliat a grocer
might sell were definitely prencritied.
They were "niysons. currants, sugar,
spice, sope. catnlle. molasses. gmiow
der. shot, match, tnr. j.it' h. rosin, to
bncco. cotton yarn, starch, blnins.
prunes, figs. Unseed oil. lend, olives,
figs. Spanish white alabaster, alum,
almonds, brimstone, lampblack end
ftoiart and Bretzner.
When Mozart was at tiie height of
hi fau.e he compo--cd the music for
Bretzaer's 'Ileimo'it 11 nd Koustanze"
("The Abduction From Seraglio" at
the request of the Kmperor JoM-.ph II.
The Mtiih'.r of thp drama v.as so ui gry
! ut tnU ,tiat Le i"-erted the following
ia me - iujiziger w
30, and 40
a year, because in a traei-
This hotel dresser is
exactly like out wtta
larse beveled mir
ror, a flue thins for
roomiac homes, sells
always a t $12.60.
Solid oak dresser
with French plate
glass and beveled,
sale . .
PLAN. It wiil save you from
now we will save you 10 to 43
certain fellow of the name or Mozart
has dared to misuse luy drama. 'Bel
mont uud Konstan.e.' for an opera
text. I hereby solemnly protest ngaiust
t'lix invasion of uiy right, nnd I re
serve to myself further procedures.
(Signed). Christoph Kriedrlch i;rotz
nur. author of Rauschchen.' "
The Mystery of Love.
If a man should importune me to
give a reason w by I loved him I find It
could not otherwise le expressed than
by making answer. Itecause it was be:
because it was I. There is beyond all
that I am able to say. I know not
what Inexplicable and fated power
that brought on this uniou. Mon
taigne. Up Early.
"The boss asked me what made me
look so tired." said Galley, the clerk,
"and I told hi 111 I was up early this
"Hub!" snorted the bookkeeper. "You
never got up early in your life."
"I didn't say that I got up. I said I
nowell Ifoutrll is always borrowing
trouble. I'owel Yes; he's the kind ct
fellow who. if be thought lie was going
to get fat would go out and Wirik off
tbe weight before be got lt