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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 0, 1913.'
RESERVE FUND OF
WO 0 DM EN SO G1ETY
TAXED AT POIiTIAC
CONTEST CLOSES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, at 6 P.M.
FOR SOLVING THIS REBUS WE GIVE AWAY ABSOLUTELY
Funds Amounting to $2,8 00,
185 Are Assessed in Liv
S 1 W
Bach a tamcm moiam
WILL BE BITTERLY FOUGHT
Would Mean Payment of $56,000 a
Year Local Officera Claim No
Legal Ground for Move.
I 1 OATS
"While the board of review of Rock
Ifland county refused to assess the
reserve fund of the Modern Wood
men cf America amounting to 12,800,.
the equalizing body of Living
itnn county, meeting at Pont'.ac, yes
terday took an opposite position, find
In? that the sum In question was tax
able and asEPhsed the same against1
the organization, amounting o about
f 56.000 a year.
The action will be bitterly fought
ty the society and it is said that at
torneys for the organization are al
ready planning an appeal to the su
rreaie court. The agitation to have
t.ie reserve fund of the organization
1aed originated In Rock Island when
Harry M. McCaskrin filed with the
I'-cal board of review a complaint
alleging thai the society was dodging
Its taxes in not listing the reserve
fund and urging that he be appointed
tpecial prosecutor, to Investigate the
same, on the ground that State's At
torney FE. Thompson was not Qual
ified to so serve because of alleged
At the bearing here, attorneys for
he Woodmen contended that even If
the fund was taxable, that action,
would have to be taken at Pontiac,
where D. S. Myers, head banker for
the organization resided. The board
dismissed Mr. McCaskrin's complain
ant but the matter was carried to Pon
tiac and the assessment levied.
When Interviewed today, local offi
cers of the 'Woodmen society declar
ed that every legal means would be
taken to prevent the imposition of the
tax. It was slated that the reserve
fund was scattered throughout the
country at the various depository
banks of the organization, drawing In
terest at 2 per cent.
"We do not think there is any legal
ground on which this fund tan be as
sessed." continued a local official.
"The legislature passed a law exempt
ing fraternal Insurance concerns
from taxation except on their person
si rroperty but the supreme court
l.Hd the same unconstitutional and
the only other law on the point is ta
revenue act, which provides that old
line companies shall be assessed on
funds over and above the liabilities
und providing a method for figuring
tli value of outstanding policies.
Should the Woodmen figure on this
Id line basis and use the same meth
od of calculation on the value of our
policies, our liabilities would exceed
our assets. At Pontiac we quoted a
ruling from the supreme court of Ne
braska which held that a reserve
fund of thin character was merely a
trust sum for the members for their
protection and since the organization
wss not founded for profit, shou'd not
he held taxable. The law in this
state arplfes merely to old line com
pany and we cannot be figured oa
K OF LARGE AX PATERS.
"Official action by the society on the
matter cannot be taken until the
h"d camp meeting In June 1914 but
meanwhile we will make every honor
r.lile effort to have aet aside the ac
tion at pontine. We are now paying
about $n,Fnr on personal property
cph esr and ihe organization is one
f t,he largest tax payers it the
THREATS OF REMOVAL
Threat' have been made that th
Voodmen society would move its
hm 1 eftices to Indianapolis should
lite tax be Insisted In thl state. In
diana has a constitutional clause ex-
AH AN ? o
J U (ays
FIRST PRIZETHIS $700.00 KIMBALL PLAYER-PIANO,
OiNE S700.O0 KIMBALL PLAYER-PIANO ONE $200.00 CREDIT ORDER
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE VALUABLE FIRST PRIZES WE WILL GIVE AWAY THE FOLLOWING
10 Credit Orders of $100 each
10 Credit Orders of $95 each
10 Credit Orders of $S0 each
10 Credit Orders of $85 each
20 Credit Orders of $75 each
15 Credit Orders of $30 each
25 Credit Orders of $70 each
30 Credit Orders of $65 each
50 Credit Orders of $60 each
100 Credit Orders of $50 each
GOOD ON THE PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY NEW HIGH-GRADE PIANO OR PLAYER-PIANO IN OUR STORE
WHAT THE CONTEST IS
This is a contest based upon the correct solution of the Rebus shown here. All infor
mation asked for must be given us in full and this information be sent in with the so
lution of the Rebus. Use information blank.
We trust every one in this city and surrounding territory will participate in thi3
contest, as no hampering conditions are attached and everybody has an equal oppor
tunity. There is no fee to pay or obligation of any kind incurred in entering contest.
We believe that this contest will surely contribute greatly to the encouragement and
' stimulation of interest in music with all its refining home influences.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Give the solution of the Rebus, then fill out the information blank,1 giving your full
name and all other information called for. State what kind of instrument you
have, if any. Forward your solution as soon as possible, together with the informa
tion blank to Rebus Department, in care of this firm.
WHY THIS OFFER IS MADE
THIS EXTRAORDINARY OFFER IS MADE BECAUSE OF OUR DESIRE TO COM
PILE A MAILING LIST O? ALL THE feOMES WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS IN THIS
CITY AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY. OUR EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THE VALUE
OF THIS SYSTEM, BECAUSE, BY ITS USE WE CAN SECURE THE INFORMATION
DESIRED MORE QUICKLY AND ECONOMICALLY THAN WE COULD BY SPENDING
TWICE THE SUM BY USING SOLICITORS AND CANVASSERS
RULES GOVERNING CONTEST AND AWARDS
The answers submitted by contestants of the Rebus will be examined a short time previous to tne
date on which awards are to be made. -The answers will then be examined in tiie presence cf three
Impartial judges, gentlemen of the highest integrity selected from well known newspaper or advertis
ing men and who are in no way connected with the music industry, whoso decisions will be final and
Irrevocable. AGAIN WE SAY,
DON'T FAIL TO PARTICIPATE, AS THIS IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
IF YOU WANT ONE OF THE ABOVE AWARDS HURRY YOUR ANSWER TO THE REBUS.
The correct solution of this Rebus expresses a statement of fact extremely compli
mentary to the Kimball Piano, and should there be more than one correct answer, or
should two or more tie in being correct, or near correct in their solution, awards vill
then be made to the contestant presenting his or hsr solution displayed in the mo3t
attractive manner and of the greatest value to us from an advertising viewpoint as
judged by the newspaper or advertising men.
If you r.re fortunate in getting one of our Credit Orders as an award and already have a piano, the.
order may be disposed of t0 some one less fortunate, providing such transfer is properly endorsed by
us. There are no limits or restrictions as to the number of contestants in any family, but only one
award will be given in such family. .
Only one Credit Order can be applied on the purchase of any instrument. Every contestant par
ticipating in this contest will receive a Credit Order of $25 good on the purchase of any new piano.
None of these prizes will be awarded to any one employed by this Piano House or connected in
f any way with the sale of musical instruments and all artists or special engravers are barred from. par
ticipating in the contest.
Don't delay. Send as early as possible.-
Please Fill Out This Blank and! Write Plainly Address
Name , Date:. . ,
Postoffice Street and Number ,
Telephone (Name of Paper)
If under age, give parent's initials
Have you a Piano?
Send your solutions to the Rebus. Write neatly and plainly. , r
Attach same to the information blank, and mail as soon as possible.
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empting fraternal insurance orders
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HACKED IN PARTS
Autopsy on Mysterious New
York Woman Shows She
Bled to Death.
Xew York, Sept. 9. The girl of 25
years, parts of whose body were
found in the Hudson river on Friday
nd Sunday, was cut to pieces while
alive. An autopsy at Vo ka morgue,
Hoboken, yesterday showed that the
young woman bled to death.
She may have been conscious when,
her murderer, with one swift stroke
of & surgeon's keen knife, cut her j
throat. She may have been asleep.
The body was then severed at the
waist and tjie legs cut off. She was
not strangled, shot or poisoned. No
anaesthetic was used.
1 Possibly a blow on the head had
made her senseless, but it isn't likely.
The fact that she was 6ooa to become I
a mother appears to have had noth
ing to do with her killing.
The North Bergen police noted
that the lower part of the body, found
near Weehawken. had stranded at a
point where the Spuyten Duyvil cur
rent vanishes in the Hudson's flow.
. An object dropped in the water at
Spuyten Duyvil is subjected to what
the physics teachers call "the result
ant of two forces." The current from
the Harlem river tends to sweep
acroes to the New Jersey side. The
i more powerful Hudson bears an ob
j ject straight south. Between the two
I currents this half of the girl's body
would have been borne to the point
where it was found.
This fact, added to the presence of
gnc-ies rock meant to sink the bundle,
made it seem more certain than ever
that, the murder was done on the New
York side of the river.
The murder is the most striking of
its kind since that of Mary Cecelia
Rogers 75 years ago, a crime which
Edgar Allan Poe made memorable in
his story, "The Mystery of Marie Ro
gers." The Rogers girl, who -worked
in a New York tobacco shop, was kill
ed on Weehawken Heights and her
body put la the Hudson.
But there is no Poe today to dis
cover so much as the identity of the
latest Hudson river victim. All to
day detectives chugged up and down
the river in motor boats hunt'.ng for
the dead girl's head and examiniag
rowboats and other small craft in th?
k Km Core Eirea by Cos Wbs Had It
la the ip-log of 15."S I lu attacked by
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hope of finding something bearing on
the crime. They had no luck.
Physicians were of the opinion that
the birthmark and three small moles
on the right shoulder blade would be
a perfect method of identification.
Peter 11. Sternemaun, the t'n roof
er who wrote an incoherent letter to
Chief of Police Hayes, of Hoboken,
declaring that the body was that of
his daughter, Ella, sent Chief Hayes
another letter, which arrived today
and outdid the first in uDintelligibil
ity. He also wrote to the German am
bassador, Count von BernsLorff, nam
ing a man whom he had accused in
his first letter to Chief Hayes as re
sponsible for his daughter's ruin.
Little credence is given to his story.
Kingston, N. Y. Justice Hasbrouck
of the supreme court reserved decision
and requested briefs within two days
after hearing arguments in the hab
eas corpus proceedings Incident to
the refusal of the warden of Hlack
well'8 Island prison to recognize the
pardon granted to Joseph G. Robin by
Governor Sulzer. Tho only questions
argued were whether the extra pen
sion had a right to impeach Sulzer and
whether the assembly's impeachment
automatically eiiHpended his service as
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