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THE ROCK ISLAND AEG U 5. FRIDAY. AUGUST 13, 191?.
NOW BEFORE THE
BOARD OF REVIEW
attempt Being Made to Have
Reserve Fund of Organiza
tion Listed for Taxation.
ON M'CASKRIN COMPLAINT
Jackson and Rhoada Matt era Taken
Under Advisement Llbeloua
Matter la Expurged.
er&tion of which he w to pay all ex
pense connected with the store.
Mr. Bailey declared that while Mr.
Ingalls had agreed to turn all moneys
over and above exifTises over to them
that he had so far failed to do and
that he himself was f'stung."
When asked what Mr. Ingalls-had
done with the money. Bailey declareJ
that he supposed that he bad been
paying it to lawyers and that he "could
see some of it in front of him now."
"Don't you insinuate that I hare any
of It," declared McCaskrin angrily and
another verbal contest followed.
Other immaterial evidence was ad
vanced after which the beard decided
to tak the matter under advisement
pending the arrival of more evidence
which Mr. McCaskrin stated that he
William J. Burns Consents to
Attempt to Unravel Tangled
Skein of Mystery.
An attempt to . hare the Modern
Woodmen society taxed on Ha reserve
fund Is being made before tbe beard
of review. Harry McCaskrin recently
filed with the board a complaint claim
ing that the big insurance society was
dodging its taxes and asking to be ap
pointed as special prosecutor against
I Jutfee" Ben D. Smith of Mankato.
Minn., Truman Plantz of Warsaw and
other legal counsel for the order are
appearing m ;!: case. It la Mr. Mc-
ICaekrin's contention that the society
flhould pay taxes on its reserve" fund
while the society takes the position
that the fund in question is not pri-
marlly a reserve fund which can be
loaned out or used by the society but
is sirely to be .used in cases where
the assessments do not meet mortuary
dcT.iuds. The society at any time can
faiop its assessments and call on this
fuiid and should It be taxed, it is al
leged that the fund in this way could
i' I XIKR ADVISEMEST.
The Jackson and Rhonda cases were
taken under advisement today by the
board. On action of W. C. Allen and
seconded by H. J. Gripp, the personal
references in the complaint of Mr. Mc
Caskrin were expurged and Mr. Mc
Caskrin was given leave to amend his
When Mr. McCaskrin was sworn and
Chairman George Richmond asked him
WOMAN VICTIM OF
Davenport Resident Held Up
and Bobbed While Work
ing in Her Home.
The latest thing in robberies was
pulled off In broad daylight about 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon when Mrs.
Braun. 2220 Newberry, street, Daven
port, waa enveloped in the folds of a
blanket and robbed of four dollars in
change by a negro.'
According to accounts, the man
pecked into the woman's home, pre
sumably to see if anyone was at home.
The sight of. Mrs. Braun working la
cne of tbe rooms, ' however, did not
deter him from his act Stepping into
the house he seized a large blanket
and before Mrs. Braun realized that
anything was amiss had thrown
ever her head, muffling her outcries
The negro then held a revolver la
front of her face and demanded
monev. The frightened woman lost
no time in surrendering all of her
available cash about 04 in all. The
SLIGHT HOPE FOR
Pinkerton and Burns men are ex
nected in the city any moment. They
have been called to unravel a tangled
skein of mvsterv. involving: Frank
Bertelson, sight clerk, at the Hotel
Harms. Last night some low brow
stealthily advanced upon Bertelson'
back yard, removed a half grown pig
thaTwas giailng there, and made his
escape. The police have also been
notified, but Tip until press time there
was no: a clew In sight There is a :
bit of history connected with the pig,
and the facte are as follows:
Wednesday morning, shortly before
2 o'clock, loungers m front of the
hotel Harms heard wierd wheeling
and groaningr. which became louder
and louder. Finally a pig trotted into
view, headed due east on First avenue.
Bertetion decided to capture the
Btraggler, and procuring a fish net,
gave chase. The pig waa finally cor
nered and ensnared in the dip net
Not wishing to carry the pig. home.
for fear at unwelcome notoriety, Ber-
telscn placed the porker in a gunny
sack and sent it home In a taxicab.
He reported at the police station that
the animal could be had, in case the
owner was locatea.
Last night the pig was stolen,
Wceri it came from is a mystery, al
though the supposition is that the
squeeler broke loose from a car in the
Acting: County Judge B. S. Bell
Confirms Assessment Bolls
in Many Jobs.
Jacifton which had not been listed for
taxation, before he had an opportuni
ty to reply, a spirited legal battle fol
lowed In which M. M. Sturgeon for Mr.
Jackson declared that the board would
f.avc to legally confine itself merely to
(wo propositions how the assessment
was made and t,he correctness of the
return. Tney could not question Mr.
McCaskrin on anything outside of the
schedule, according to the opinion of
Mr. Sturgeon. Alter Mr. McCaskrin
Cid given his testimony, the matters
ere wk'n under advisement.
HOT LCUAL DATTI.E.
A hot legal battle followed the at
tempt of Mr. Fturgeon yesterday after
noon to have the complaint of Mr. Mc
Caskrin stricken out on the ground
that it was irrelevant, scandalous and
contained no proof of the charges
against Mr. Rhoadi.
,. In the argument which followed
fjery language and harsh charges were
exchanged fcy the two lawyers. The
(oard did not act on Mr. Sturgeon's
jlea, however, but decided to continue
the case until this morning.
CASE I JTDER ADVISEVIEXT.
The complaint brought against F. K.
fthoads by Mr. McCaskrin was taken.
inder advisement after a prolong?d
lesalon which did not end until 6
b'clock last evening.
Mr. Rhoads' attorneys after citirg
legal decisions in an attempt to show
that the board had not the power to
force him to take the stand, waived
their objections and permitted him to
Mr. Rhoada created a sensation
when he took the stand by statirg that
he had purposely left his tax schedule
unsigned instead of through accident
at was generally thought, because it
had been intimated to him that Mc
Caskrin was going to bring complaint
against his schedule and that he did
not wish to lay himself open to at
tack. Mr. McCaskrin denied that he had
told anyone that he was planning to
bring Mr. Rhoads schedule up before
the board prior to the time that it had
teen made out
1 CLAIMS TAXES TOO HIGH.
Mr. Rhoads in answer to a question
declared that in his estimation ue had
net only given all his property its full
valuation when he had made out his
tax schedule but that In estimating it
a'mce that time had found that muca
of it he had placed at a sum consid
erably in excess of its actual valuTT
Uon. Another wrangle between Mr. Mc
Caskrin end the attorneys for the de
fense followed an attempt of the lat
tr to show that much of the evidence
was hearsay and of little valua to the
members of the board in making their
findings. No ruling as to this was
made by the board, however, and it
is presumed that the arguments as
they were made were permitted to
" C.41HES AMI HEMENT.
W. E. Bailey' who it wae brought
out was with Mr. Rhoads interested
In some stock contained In the store
ct J. B. Ingalla. the Jeweler, caused no
little amusement for the attorneys and
spectators when he waa placed on the
Cross examination brought out the
fart that Mr. Ba'.ley and Mr. Rhoads
had advanced the larger part of the
sm of $1,300 when Mr. Ingalls was in
financial difficulties. This property
r(r. McCaskrin claimed had not been
catered by Mr. Rhoads for taxation.
The lifter declared, however, that'it
was distinctly understood that Mr. In
galls was to pay all taxes and that
while he and Mr. Bailey were under
stood to be the owners of the property,
Mr. Ingalls retained the privilege of
buying It back at any time in coneid-
Nece3sary to Administer Hypo
dermics to Keep Up Action
Up until press time there was no
change in the condition of "Biily"
Klinck, who fractured his skull in a
fall through the stage trap door at the
Illinois theatre Wednesday night. He
has not regained consciousness and at
tending physicians, although reporting
a slight improvement, entertain
scarcely any hopes for his recovery.
It has been necessary to administer
hypodermics in order to keep up the
heart's action, and last night it was
reported that his pulse was -as low as
39. Yesterday he was able to swallow
two or three teaspoonfuls of water
and would move about slightly. Just
after the accident there were several
convulsions, but since, there has been
no recurrence. One physician stated
this morning that if there was as
much improvement in the next 24
hours as there had been in the last 24
hours there would be slight hope, but
his statement was that the chances
were all against recovery.
Acting County Judge B. S. Bell yes
terday acted on a number of public
improvement matters from Rock Is
land. He confirmed the assessment
rolls for water mains in the Third ad
dition to Brooks' grove; pavement on
Tenth avenue from Eleventh to Nine
teenth street; pavement, Glenhurst
court; sever and water mains on
Tenth and Eleventh -street and from
Eighteenth to Twentieth avenue.
The following projects were also ap
proved: Water main on Forty-fifth street
from Second to Fifth avenue.
Water main on Thirty-first street
from Twelfth to Fourteenth street.
Sewer on Forty-fifth street from
Fifth avenue north to slough.
Water main on Thirty-eeventh street
to Forty- rst and from Fourteenth to
Paving, Sixteenth avenue from First
to intersection of Eighteenth avenue,
Eighteenth avenue to Twelfth street,
and Eighth. Ninth, Tenth and Elev
enth streets from Fifteenth to Six
teenth avenues. East Moline.
GIVE UP BOAT SO
DUNNE MAY RIDE
Ucal Lodge No. 608, 1. O. O. F.,
Release Steamer So Gover
nor Can Go' in State.
In order that Governor Dunne of
Illinois may ride in state to the for
mal opening of the new Keokuk dam
Aug. 25, the members of Ucal lodge)
No. 608. I. O. O. F, have advanced ue
date of their moonlight excursion, orig
inally scheduled for that date, to
The Odd Fellows some time ago con
tracted with the Streckfus Steamboat
company for the use of the steamer
Sidney Aug. 25. Since .that time, how
ever, it has developed that Governor
Dunne and his staff, through failure to
charter a boat in ttme, were sadly at
loss for a way to attend the exercises
in state. It was generally admitted
that the executive should make the
trip by boat since if was strictly
Mississippi river function, but never
theless none waa obtainable.
It wt3 at this Juncture that the local
lodge hearing of the governor's pre
dicament, generously offered to release
the Streckfus company from its con
tract and turn tbe Sidney over to the
state's chief executive.
Instead of giving their excursion as
scheduled the Odd Fellows will then
take out their friend on the Sidney
for a moonlight excursion Aug. 30.
BOARD TAKES HQ
ACTION ON BOOK
Matter Will Be Threshed Out
by School Directors at Tues
day Night's Meeting.
We Pay the Freight No Matter Where You Live and Guarantee Safe Delivery
Value Giving is the Key Note of this
Big August Discount Sale
FURNITURE, RUGS, CARPETS, STOVES, ETC.
At Savings Worth While at this Big Store
W TT Just R.eceived Two Hundred and Fifty
an this season's patterns, consisting of Royal Wilton Vel
vets, Body Brussels, Axminsters, Tapestry Brussels, Etc. A Rug opportunity
of a lifetime. Don t delay attending this sale. .
BTWTTTnt Room Furniture at 20 Discount. Buffets,
iLli JirSJUr Side Boards, China Closets, Dining Chairs, Etc.
Y and Parlor Furniture at 20 Discount
Tables, Chairs, Rockers, Book Cases, Davenports,
Parlor Suites, Couches, Etc.
TJ&WmiTP fTforflff Furniture at 20 Discount. Dressers,
jLiWilirJLYiL 'Chiffoniers, Bed Room Suites, Springs, Mat
tresses, Etc., at a saving of one-fifth.
Ranges, Heaters at Big Saving in Price
Just unloaded a car of Ranges and Heaters, which we
include in this sale. Gas Stoves, Ranges, Etc., included.
if only out of idle curiosity; attend this big twenty per cent discount sale, now go
ing on, and COMPARE OUR PRICES, COMPARE THE GOODS, and you'll see
why it pays to trade at ,
109-111 E.ast Second Street, Davenport, Iowa
FREE AUTO DELIVERY FOR OUT-OF-TOWN BUYERS TO NEARBY POINTS
it Is charged that MS. Wright desert
ed him. ' .
Harry. Ohlweiler has sued his wife,
Mrs. Edith Ohlvellar, tor divorce,
charging desertion. Clarence Schroe
der is the attorney. Un. M.
Hill has brought afitjon asiast Oracle
Hill, charging cruelly. B. S. Bell is
the attorney for the complainant.
OF LOCAL HOBS
Duluth Lumberman Said to
Have Accidentally Killed Self
Whether the public schools of. the
city will cptitinue to use the New Era
history, sa5d to have been rejected by
a vote of t,he teachers, or wheth?r
Montgomery's history, which they an
Five horses from local stables pieced
Wednesday and Thursday at the Wil
ton fair races, and brought a tidy sum
in purses to their owners. Herman
Banker's Tonno B. veg the scnsaJco
of yesterday's racing from a local
standpoint Tonao won the 28 trot
(1250 purse;, in Etrajght lvsats, the
time In the first being 2:26, second
2:241-;. and tnlrd to 2:2S"flat
On the preceding day loxal horses
took everything in th 2:S8 pace tor
which a purse of $250 hd been hung
up. Henry Mier's Wild Rose grabbed
first. Dr. E. A. Soules La- Myrlitta
took second and 5". B. McCullom's
reputed as fa-oritg, will be substi
tuted, is a matter which the board of I Major Dou ell took thbd.
Tne Striver (And'.- Brady) took sec-
education will thresh out at ita next,
According to report the teachers cf
the city were aeked to give their opin
ion as to wfclch is the bever history.
It is claimd that they are greatly dis
satisfied with th3 present history and
by a big majority voted to substitute
the Montgomery history.
The texf -. nock committee has thus
far failed to act on the recommenda
tion of de teachers.
SALOON KEEPER GETS
FINE IN 0URT TODAY
Jack Hoi'.ebSsch, proprietor of the
aloon located at the corner of Ninth
street and Fifth avenue, was arraigned
In police court this morning charged
with a violation of the Sunday closing
law. He entered a plea of guilty and
paid a fine of $100 and costs. Holle
bocch's place waa doing a land Office
business last Sunday and the Informa
tion leaked to the authorities.
United Commercial Travelers ef
America excursion on the W. W. to
Muicatine and return Saturday, Aug.
18. Boat leaves Sock Island al 2:30,
Davenport at 3 p. m. Tickets SO cents.
Jofen T&mulis, Moline, Says
Wife Deserted Four little
' Claiming that his wife deserted him
and four little children, ncne of them
being over T years of age, John
Tamulls, Moline, has brought .suit for
divorce against Mrs. Marie Tamulis.
Andrew Olson appears as counsel for
the complainant. The couple were
married February 10, 1S03, at Kowno,
Russia. Desertion on May 1, 1911, is
Mrs. Clara Cropper, Moline, has filed
suit for divorce against her 'husband,
William H. Ocper. Th,e couple were
married June 12. 1901, and lived to
gether until Sept. 28, 1904. Desertion
Is charged and James Johnston is at
torney for the complainant
Desertion is charged by Edwin O.
Wright in Lie suit 1 for divorce filed
against his yite, Mrs. Inez Wright
Axel Kohler Is his counsel. The cou
ple were married April 6, 1904. and
lived together until July 1, 1905, when
ond money in the 2: 19 pace, tfce curse
being ?160. considering the facjj that
there were 75 entries of hlEh wade
calibre, the showing made by local
horses was decideJiy flattering.
Duluth. Minn., Aug. 15. The body of
John McAlphine, a pioneer Duluth
millionaire lumberman, was found to
day in the basement cf his home with
a bullet hole through his head. The
family advance the theory the shoot
ing was accidental while he was seek
ing a burglar thought , breaking
through a basement window.
17 MEN INDICTED
FOR VOTE FRAUDS
Special Chicago Jury Returns
True Bills Holding Officers
fell 40 feet into a crevasse,, breaking
hia right leg.
April 20 this year the four men
broke camp and with five sleighs
drawn by ponies started on the'.r 750
mlle march to tbe west coast.
Blizzards raged the first 40 days.
The ponies became enow-blind and eo
exhausted three had to be killed.
The sun's rays tormented the trav
elers and burned the akin o3 their
July 11 and 12 it was found neces
sary to kill the last of the ponies. July
13 the provisions were exhausted.
July 15 the men tried to push on to
the coast, which was visible, but were
bo exhausted they were hardly able to
move. Then the pet dog, which had
tramped nearly 750 miles, was killed
The meal was barely finished when
the explorers sighted a sailing boat
in a fiord east of Proeven. By means
of shots and Signals the explorers at
tracted attention and Pastpr Chemnitz,
who was on the ship, soon conveyed
the wornout explorers to safety.
Buenos Aires, Aug. 15. The whaler
Fram, commanded by Captain Doxrud,
sailed yesterday for Colon to take on
Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and
Captain Roahl Amundsen, who will be
the first to pass through the Panama
this, city, will be associated togetbai
in the management of a ranch. Ber
nard C. Niggemeier Is the purchas?!
of the Hazard home and will reslds
MINER IS KILLED
IN A STRIKE RIOT
Guard Increased About Michi
gan Copper Shafts to Pre
vent Further Trouble.
BEGIN THE COUNT OF
The counting of tie ballots in the
referendum vote on ttia rale quc&iion
in the Modern Woodjcen society smart
ed tys morning. W. J. King Lich
field, III, noted insurgent, is inxhe cjty
to be present at the counting pf the
STEAMER STOPS HER
ON LONG TRIP UOfiTH
The government l&hthouse tender
Golden Rod made Its secd appear
ance of the season in Bqpk Island this
morning after a trip of oet l,?0d
miles up the rive.
The steamer has charge of ta dis
tribution of oil for the' Ughts 041 the
piers along the big strejn. ?wlc
during the summer tthe bqat makes
the round trip from. New Orleans to
St. Paul. It continued it ypy north
The Rock Island Lcmber & Manu
facturing company has brout action
against frame a jrreaencit 10 necpvy
on a note. The amount involved, is
$1,500. Albert Huber is attorney for
You Need tyeien
A remedy for eye foubes. For
sale and guaranteed by all fijet class
druggist or cent direct from labora
tory on Yecelpt of 50 qpnts. J. F.
Whelihan, Phm. B., Cedar Rapids,
Chicago, 111., Aug. 15. Seventeen
menwere indicted and five true bills
returned today by the special Jury im
vestlgating alleged election frauds be
fore Judge Cooper. All the indicted
are precinct election officers in the
Twelfth and Nineteenth wards and in
clode both democratic and republican
judges and clerk3. In the Sixth pre
cinct of the Twelfth ard Special
State's Attorney Northrup asserts bal
lots were "double marked" -for State's
Attorney Hoyne and tally sheets falsi
fied so he was credited with 84 votes
more than he received legally.
PET DOG IS MADE FOOD
TO SAVE FOUR EXPLORERS
Copenhagen, Aug. 15. How narrow
ly four hardy men escaped starvation
while undergoing danger and hardship
iu creasing the great inland ice field
of Greenland is told by -Captain ,fch,
Danish explorer'and chief of the'party.
His companions were Dr. Wagener, a
German; Larsen, a sailor, and Sigurd
con, a native of Iceland. The party
rn: compelled to convert its pet dog
into food the last day of the terrible
After landing from its ship July 24,
1912, the party lost several pcnles.
Scon afterward the motor boat disap
peared through thin ice. : The explor
ers ere obliged to wait until nearly
tbe end of September before the ice
was thick enough to carry their
sledges and horses. When they were
ready to start across Greenland Dr.
Wacener fell and broke a rib.
The expedition established winter
quarters near Queen Louise Land Oct
13. Scarcity of fodder necessitated
slaughter cf all the ponies but five.
During a sledging trip Captain Koch
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 15. Steve Put
rich, shot in a battle with strikers
and deputies at Champion last night,
died today. As a result of last night's
clash between strikers and deputies
the Champion mine, in which ons
striker was killed, three others ser
iously wounded and one deputy hurt,
guard lines about all copper mining
properties have been drawn tighter.
1 PERSONAL POINTS J
B. D. Connelly and family have re
turned from a three weeks' sojourn at
Green Lake, Wis.
Miss Mabel Cahall, 1302 Fifth ave
nue, has gone for a two weens visit
at Dubuque, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Kreis, 1110 Fif
teenth street, leave today for a visit
at Wequetoneing, Mich.
Miss Mamie Blocklinger has gone
to Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa,
for a four weeks' visit.
Miss Eda Atkins of Freeport is vis
iting at the home of her uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hubbard,
1014 Twenty-first street.
Judge R. W. Olmsted has returned
from an extended vacation 6pent at
Manitou and Estes Park and other
II. D. Winbigler, accompanied by
his daughter, Miss Margaret, and his sif
ter. Miss Jessie Winbigler, will leave
tonight for a visit to Vancouver, Seat
tle, Portland and other western points.
They will return by way of Salt Lake
City, Colorado Springs and Denver.
Charles Ullerneyer, for many years
in the drug business on West
years in the drug business on West
Sixteenth street, and which he dis
posed of some time ago, ha accepi
a position in the clothing store of hla
brother, J. J. Ullerneyer.
J. G. Hazard ha sold bis residence
at 1021 Fourteenth street; and realgnc0
his position in the money order depart
ment at the ppstoffice to take effect, in
September. During the latter port of
that month he and Mr. Hazard will
leave for central California, where Mr.
Hazard and J. M. Bond, formerly of
TWO LADIES TIE
. FOR GOLF HONORS
Mi38 Helen Vincent and Mrs. H.
A. Torrey Lead Field
The eight handicap in the contest
for the cup offered by the Woman'
Western Golf association was staged
at the arsenal gulf links yesterday
afternoon, as a result of which Miss
Helen Vincent and Mrs. H. A. Tor
rey are both tied for first honors.
They will settle the supremacy in
the very near future, although the ex-'
act date has not teen "decided upon.
The results- follow:
Miss Helen Vincent ..101 7 6 down,
Mrs. II. A. Torrey ...113 15 6 down,.
Mies Elizabeth Allen . . 92 0 6 down
Miss Claire Schlegel ..128 21 10 down
Miss Margaret Pierce 140 23 13 down
Mrs. B. F. Peek 134 16 6 down
In the tenn!3 tournament Alice
Ficke and Helen Waterman defeated:
Clementine Lewis and Frances Muel
ler in the ladies' doubles, 6-L and 6-1.
Lura Schlegel and Clara lias won"
from Dorothy Wagner and Dorothy
Vollmer by default. In the mixed dou
bles Lura Schlegel and Harold Lusk
defeated Helen Vincent and Earl Hoi
brook, while Clara and Leon Hags de
feated Mrs. Ardo Mitchell and C. Spelt
Dysentery Is a dangerous disease bu.
can be cured. Chamberlain' Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ha
been successfully used in nine epi
demics of dysentery. . It has never
been known to fall. It is equally val
uable for children and adults, and.
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
all druggist. (Adv.) .