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THK ROCK ISLuVXD ARGUS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1913.
IS APPROVED BY
Judge E. W. Olmsted Dismisses
Quo Warranto in Fight
IN COLORED DIVE
WILL GO TO SPRINGFELD
Union of East Moline and Watertown
Dittrlcta ResuKa in Litigation.
In an Important ruling tTtls morn
ing In circuit court. Judge R. W. Olm
sted allowed a, motion to dismiss the
quo warranto proceedings Instituted
by opponents to the merger of the
East Moline and Watertown school
districts. The case was immediately
appealed to the supreme court. Seaxle
& Marshall and State's Attorney F. E.
Thompson represent the relators and
City Attorney F. H. Railsback and
George W. Wood are counsel for the
school board. "
Judge Olmsted held the union
of the two districts legaL It will be
remembered that the proposition to
consolidate the Cast Moline and Wat-p.-own
school districts was submitted
to a vote ttome months ago and that
it carried by a large majority. Water
town residents generally favoring It.
Members of the old Watertown
school board deprived of office through
the proceeding brought quo warranto
action for the purpose of having the
members of the new board show by
what right they have taken charge of
school affairs in the merged district.
One of the points raised was that the
Hchool trustees of South Moline town
ship did not meet on the date set by
law to conHider the petition for union.
The matter was carried to County Su
perintendent Ferguson who upheld the
merger, and then action was started in
circuit court Judze Olmsted approved
the position taken by Mr. Ferguson
and the case will not go to the su
preme court for a ruling.
BO A HO HKMUKnS.
Members of the new board are
Go.-ge W. Dick, president; Mra. Grant
Fair. sxetary; Mrs. 8. A. Cartwrlght,
A. R Dietrich. George S. Schilling,
Joseph Dale and D. B. Ellis. Members
of the old Watertown board making a
fiKht for the retention of their seats
are Dan McKal. Joseph Geif ler, Henry
C. Mc.'eal and Fred Wenke.
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FUND MUST REMIT
Now Y. M. C. A. Building Can-
not Be Dedicated on Time
Unless People Pay Up.
Young & McCombs The Big Quality Store Young & McCombs The Big Quality Store
EMBARASSMENT IS CAUSED
With Structure Practically Completed
Many Accounts Are Due
Have to Settle.
Each Daybreak Finds This New Superior Store Ready for Another
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II . 1 A
Colored proprietor of resort at 2221
Third avenue, who is being held for
the murder of the Mexican laborer,
Louis Rodriguez. Porter says he com
mitted the act in self-defense.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, supreme vice pres
ident, will be present to give the rit
Is Slagged With Heavy Club
Wielded by Stranger
Police Capture Man.
TO MEET THURSDAY
Thursday evening the Fraternal
Inktrs' society mill meet at Math's
hall for the purpose of taking in an
other larpe class. It is expected 40
will join the order. N. A. Wallace of
Tpon stepping out of a Second ave
nue saloon last evening, Lee Moore
was suddenly attacked by a stranger,
who whipped out a long policeman's
stick, striking him over the right eye
and felling him to the sidewalk. The
assailant then took to his heels. The
police were notified and within a few
minutes had captured their man, who
gave his name as Harry Jacobs. In
police court this morning he was
fined 1100 and costs for assault and
battery. No explanation of the deed
According to Moore's story, he had
been standing in the saloon with a
companion, and when the place was
closed, Jacobs, without any provoca
tion, pulled the club and struck the
blow. The wound was an ngly one,
; and had it been an inch lower, the
I eyesight would have been lost, in all
probability. When searched at the
station Jacobs was found to have a
waiter' 8 tray under his coat.
The season of
is with us again
and every Wo
man will be
t h in g very
choice in Foot-
"We've chosen the
best that money and
experience could se
cure and we now have
a showing of
Satins in black and white, plain or Col
onial effects, with opera heels A few
daintv colors, too!
Dull Kid with jet headings or plain,
with or without straps.
Patents with turn soles Louis Cuban
or Opera Jleels, Colonials or plain.
A Beautiful French Bronze Opera
Heel Colonial Pump too!
Prices $2.50 to $6.00.
QACNHQRT. riOUNCS ROCK UIATOl
Shall the new T. M. C. A. building
be opened for use on time, as planned?
This question is squarely up to the!
contributors to the building fund who
have not met their obligations. The
building committee met yesterday af
ternoon, and after carefully canvassing
the situr.tlon, adopted the following
"The new T. M. C. A, building can
not be dedicated nor opened for use
until subscribers to the fund pay their
Most of the people who subscribed
to the fund have met their obligation
promptly, and until the past few weeks
there has been money on hand to mee
all bills promptly as presented to the
committee. Now that the building is
practically completed, all accounts are
becoming due, and every cent pledged
is needed. A considerable number of
the subscribers have failed to complete
their payments, and while most of the
sums involved are not large, the total
unpaid is large enough to embarrass
the committee seriously and to make it
impossible for them to complete the
building free from debt. Hence, the
above action has been taken.
The new building is within a few
days of completion. The contractors
have done their part well, and general
contractor C. J. Larkin expects to turn
the completed building over to the
committee in Just about a week. The
furnishings are practically all ready
for installation, and there is nothing
to prevent the building from being
thrown open for the use of the people
of the city who are so eagerly await
But the building committee cannot
turn over to the board of trustees of
the association a building that is not
paid for or that is encumbered with
Ml' ST PAY VP.
The result is their decision that the
building will remain closed until the
subscribers make good their pledges.
1N0 little embarrassment results from
this situation, for plans were being com
pleted for the formal opening of the
building next week, and the dedication
on the 19th. Speakers were being eu
gaged and all arrangements perfected.
All of these plans must new be laid
aside, unless w-ithin the next few days
payments are received in such num
ber and amount as to clear up the situation.
If contributors who know themselves
to be in arrears will care for their ob
ligations at once, the opening need not
be delayed more than a week or so at
the most, and if there is not a prompt
response the delay will be serious.
It will be mcst unfortunate if the
people of the city who subscribed so
generously to the building fund allow
their tardiness in making payment to
mar and hinder the completion of this
splendid project of which Rock Island
has a right to be proud. The build
ing committee accepted all pledges as
being mad? in sincerity, and has faith
fully discharged its duties by spending
the money in the most economical
way, 60 that the city might have the
very best return for its money. They
earnestly hops that the present emer
gency may be promptly met and that
they may be relieved from their un
Their decision, however, is . final.
The new building will remain closed
until the delinquent subscribers
W sham lie
devoted to the
display and fit
ting of the New
Fall Models of
theR.& G. Cor
sets. Don't fail
to be in the Cor
set parlor some
On the second floor are
assembled the most bril-l
liant examples of the new
est styles in Women'sOut-
er Wearing apparel from il
the rashion centres of the
world; The showing rep
resents the combined ef
fort of trained minds and
presents a true interpreta
tion of styles & tendencies.
i mum mm
Th e New R.
& G. Cor
sets just ar
rived are really
ations and espe
cially adapted to
give all figures
the new Venus de
This exposition of the New
Styles in Women's Outer
Garments has never been
equalled on a single sell
ing floor in the Tri-Cities.
It is interesting, compre
hensive and instructive.
No woman who wishes to
be well informed should
miss seeing it now, while
at its best.
A NEW BEAUTY IN FURS! FASCINATING EVENING COS
TUMES; NEW MATERIALS IN SUITS; NEW COATS THAT
APPEAL; WAISTS, SILK AND LINGERIE; NEW SKIRTS THAT
ARE DISTINCTIVE; BEAUTIFUL NEW HATS; SILKS. DRESS
GOODS; TRIMMINGS, SHOES, HOSE. UNDERWEAR, LEATHER
GOODS. GLOVES, HANDKERCHIEFS, LACES, EMBROIDERIES,
NECKWEAR, ETC, ETC. COME!
Tri-Cities' Leading Quality Department Store
YOUNG & Mcf OMBS
Co-Operative Store Co. ----In Rock Island
TALK FROM ROSS
East Moline Booster Is to Be
Heard at Rock Island Club
George W. Ross, one of the men re
sponsible for the rapid development of
East Moline, Is announced to give the
first talk in the Thursday noon lunch
eon series at the Roclc Island club.
Mr. Ross will speak 10 minutes and
will be beard at the conclusion of the
luncheon Thursday. President H. S.
Cable has planned to continue the II-
minute talks on Thursdays through
out the winter. As indicated they will
be brief and to the point, in order that
members may enjoy them without neg
lecting their business.
President Cable is urging a large
turnout of the membership to hear Mr.
Ross, who never fails to hare some
thing interesting to say.
court he was given a 20-day sentence.
The chain was valued at ?a.
Charging that Oscar Bryer, chef at
the Colonial hotel, used violent lan
guage towards her last evening,
Mrs. Grace Ham, one of the em
ployes of the hostelry, appeared in
police court at 2 o'clock this afternoon
and gave 'testimony which' 'Justice
Carl Kuehl considered sufficient to
hold the chef guilty. The justice fined
Bryer $1 and costs, aggregating $4.20,
which the latter paid. The trouble
arose between the two in regard to the
cleaning of silverware and the com
plainant charged that not only did
Bryer use profane language towards
her, but that he walked from the
room, in which the argument oc
curred, and slammed the door in her
Harry Jones, colored, believes that
the authorities are altogether too
harsh with criminals. He bases his
belief upon his own experiences. Yes
terday morning he was released from
the county Jail after completing a
lengthy term. lie immediately con
soled himself with long and copious
draughts of liquor. He then returned
to the county jail late in the evening
and delivered an oration, the subject
being "The downtrodden criminal or
a travesty on justice." The turnkey,
Alvin, ordered the negro away and
stump speech operations were trans
ferred to the corner of Second avenue
and Sixteenth street. Officer Berry
interrupted the eloquent discourse and
towed the negro to the station. This
morning Jones remarked to Justice
Kuehl: You are too hard with us."
"Well," replied the court, "we will
make an exception in your case and
be lenient with you. It will only be
John Thomas paid $1 and costa on
a disorderly conduct charge.
While J. H. Murphy, a railroad man,
was peacefully Numbering on a bench
at Spencer square yesterday afternoon,
a stranger stole upon him, removing
a gold watch chain. While the pick
pocket was performing the trick.
Murphy awakened, but still feigned
sleep. As soon as the man had left
and started la the direction of a pawn
shop, the police were called and OS-
jeer Kinney placed the robber under
arrest. At the police station he gave
1 his same as William Bland. Is police
FOR LATE JURORS
Bench warrants were Issued by
Judge R. W. Olmsted this morning
for three men summoned for petit
jury service who failed to appear in
court The men were R. J. McKegh,
Rural; Herman Olson, Rock Island,
and Martin McXealy, Rock Island.
Deputies from the sheriff's office
brought the men into court and they
were required to explain their failure
to obey the summons issued for them.
Their excuses were accepted by the
Ing made by him in an effort to recom
pense himself for the expenses in
curred during his trial.
JURY IS HEARING
SUIT OVER HORSE
Action of Olof Paeke vs. August
Schmid Now Being Tried in
MANY CASES ARE DROPPED
Judge Olmsted Refuses to Grant De
cree in Schatz Divorce Suit for
Want of Equity.
A Jury is today hearing in circuit
court the case of Olof Paske vs.
August F. Schmid, appeal by defend
ant. Harry McCaskrin is attorney for
Mr. Paske and M. E. Sweeney for the
defendant The action is for $200
damages, alleged to be due "because
of an injury to a horse.
Paske, a teamster, was arrested in
February, 1911, for ill treatment of
a horse on complaint of the humane
officer. Schmid, constable of South
Rock Island, is said to have made the
arrest and brought Paske to the office
of Justice J. H. Cleland, where a fine
of $5 was assessed. Paske retaliated
by bringing suit against Schmid .be
fore Police Magistrate C. J. Smith,
where $125 was allowed Paske for al
leged . injuries to his horse at the
hands of Schmid, when the latter was
bringing Paske to court This case
was appealed and is now being heard
in circuit court
Judge Olmsted refused to grant a
decree in the divorce case of Edna
Schatz vs. Jacob Schatz for want of
equity. Taylor & Stewart were attor
neys for Mrs. Schatz.
Many cases have been dropped from
the trial list Among those are the
following: Murray Machinery company
vs. Rock Island Daily News, appeal
by plaintiff; Louis H. NIgard vs. John
D. Cady, case; First National bank
of Iowa City vs. J. P. Lage, assump
sit; J. J. Johnson vs. J. O. White Con
struction company, et al., case; Frieda
Verblest tb. Harper House company.
appeal by defendant
HON. C. S. DARR0W TALKS
TO TRI-CITY UNIONS
Hon. Clarence S. Darrow. the noted
labor leader, spoke to a fair sized aggre
gation of union men at the Coliseum
In Davenport last evening.
His appearance was under the au
spices of the Trl-City Federation of
Labor and he presented a talk along
general labor questions. Rock Island
was represented by a number of anion
men of this city.
Mr. Darrow was the attorney who
defended the McXamaraa in the trial
in which they were charged with hav
ing destroyed the Los Angeles Times
building. He was later tried on a
charge of having attempted to bribe
the jury who tried the case. He claims
that he lost all of his money in defend
ing himself and this lecture tour U be-
Her marriage to Charles W. Wilcox
took place Sept. 13, 18CG. Mr. Wilcox
preceded his wife in death.
The survivors are three daughters,
Mrs. Frank Taylor, Ivor, Va.; Miss
Jane Wilcox, Rock Island, and Mrs.
Nic Breaser, Jackson, Miss.
FILES A BIG SUIT
Suit for $5,000 has been filed in cir
cuit court by Sheriff O. L. Bruner
against the Ocean Accident & Guar
antee company, through Searle & Mar
shall, attorneys for the county' official.
On Aug. 15, 1912, Sheriff Bruner was
hurt in a fall and it is claimed that
the company refused to make the
weekly payments called for in the con
tract held by him. The head offices
of the company are located in London,
although state offices are maintained
at Chicago and Springfield.
who has been a visitor at the home
of Mrs. G. W. Cox, 819 Seventeenth
street, left yesterday for the west Mrs.
Boyd has been on a sightseeing trip
covering four months and has visited
the principle cities of the east She
will remain in St Paul for a few days
II PERSONAL POINTS
E. H. Hill has gone for a business
and pleasure trip to Minneapolis and
points in North Dakota.
H. E. Casteel and- daughter, Mr?
Frank Head, leave this morning for
Excellslor Springs, Mo., for a three
B. M. Ells will depart tomorrow for
an extended trip through New York,
West Virginia, Maryland and Wash
ington, D. C.
Mrs. Henry Redlcker of South
Heights and Mrs. James Cahill of Dav
enport tiave gone for a trip to Chi
cago and Milwaukee.
Mrs. George Michaels and children,
Betty and Bruce,' are the guests of
Mrs. Michaels' parent!. Dr. and Mrs.
A. 11. McCandless, 903 , Twenty -third
Mrs. C. T. Boyd of Seattle, Wash.,
Make the Rndv
Eat Its Fat
THE RIGHT WAY TO GET THIN
There is a new anti-ferment which
stops fat-forming food from digesting.
Physicians have proved this by count
It is now put in tablets called Berle
dets. Eat what you wish, but after
each meal take one Berledet to force
out the fat-forming food.
The result in the same as from semi
starvation. The body, needing fat.
feeds on the stored-up tlasue. Thus
reduction comes naturally.
Constant reduction is guaranteed by
a warrant in each box. And a chem
ist's certificate assures you of harm
lessness. Countless people have brought
their weight to normal by using Berle
dets. You owe to yourself a trial at
Berledets cost $1 per box at drug
gists. If you want more information,
8erledets are sold and recommend
ed by Thomas Drug company, W. T.
Hartn, William UUeineyer, August
Helmbeck, Rock Island; Jericho's
Drug store, Moline, 111. (Adv.)
TEACHER IN WATER COLORS
Pupils wanted and orders for pictures.
Pictures made as ordered.
MISS AGNES JOHNSON
2701 Fifteenth 8treet, Moline, III.
Phone Moline 820-X.
MRS. PHOEBE TVIMTOX.
Funeral service for Mrs. Phoebe
Wilcox, whose death occurred yester
day at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Frank Taylor, at Ivor, Va, with whom
he had been living several years, will
be conducted by Rev. W. S. Marquis at
Broadway Presbyterian church at 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with in
terment in Chippiannock cemetery.
The remains will arrive in the city at
soon and will be taken directly from
the train to the church.
Mrs. Wilcox, who was Phoebe Jane
Frost was born In Iowa City, Iowa,
Dec. 21, 1845. She came to Pork Is
land as an Infant with her widowed
mother. After completing her educa
tion, the taught for a lime In the pub
lic schools of Rock laund couaty.
Practically all points in Montana,
Idaho, Canadian Northwest, Washing
ton, California and intermediate points
on sale daily to and including Oct. 10
For information as to fares and routes write, telephone or call at fas
' Burlington Depot
' MIS3 D. ODE.V, Passenger agent.
V. A. RIDDELU Ticket as
Phone R. I. 680