Newspaper Page Text
GUILTY; IS FINED
Manager of Barge Mississippi
and Assistant Admit Viola
tion of Liquor Law.
BIG DAMAGES FOR
THE ALWAYS BUSY STORE
FORTY-TON BLAST SHATTERS GAMBOA DIKE
EACH ASSESSED MINIMUM
May Put End to Sale of Intoxicants
en Steamers Hereafter Leaving
Muscatine, Iowa, Oct. 23. Admitting
a, technical violation of law, H. E.
Winters, manager of the Barge Miss
lMtppt, and John Kilcorn. an assistant
et-nt on the pleasure craft, yesterday
racrnlng prevented pleas of guilty to
the Indictment of maintaining a liquor
nuisance and both were assessed the
minimum One of $300 as prescribed by
the statutes for that offense. The
pleadings were made before Judge L.
J. Horsn In the district court.
The disposition of the case Is one
which is of Importance In that it de
termines a mooted question of law.
The admissions made by the attorneys
for the defense were such as to inti
mate that the sale of liquor on excur
sion boats leaving Iowa points would
be discontinued In the future. The
derision of the Iowa supreme court
in holding that the jurisdiction of the
state of Iowa extends to the shores
of the state of Illinois, as enunciated
in the Burlington fish esses, the de-
This is the first photograph to reach
this country showing the blowing up
on Oct. 10 of Gamboa dike, the last of
the dikes in ranaraa canal. Gamboa
dike separated the water in the Gatnn
Oscar Baumvens and Theophiel
Claeys Get Verdict of $7,500
Against Maurice Goethals.
Damages to the extent of $7,500 were
allowed Oscar Baumvens and Theo-1
phiel Claeys in their suit against
Maurice Goethals for breaking a con-1
tract by a jury in circuit court this
afternoon. Action lor $lo,000 was
brought by the plaintiffs, claiming that
Gaethals when he sold out his general !
store in Moline to thetu, made a con-1
tract that he would not reenter b-,5l-,
ness in that city for a period of five
years, but that he soon after did open
up a store damaging them to the
G. W. Wood appeared for the plain
tiffs, and J. B. and J. U Oakleaf for
the defendant. The jury got the case
this morning at 10 o'clock and re-'
turned a verdict at 2:15this afternoon, i
The case of Charles L. Johnson v. J
Henry P. Pearson, et al., is now on I
& $5oarar.. lylissE-s $ Gns.
GROSSMAN LEADS OTHERS FOLLOW
Stylish Broadcloth Suits
fense cited, at once made illegal the i locks from Culebra cut. The removal
sale of liquor on river steamers ply-!f the dike by a discharge of 40 tons
ing tne water between the two states
and hence no effort was made by the
defendants to evade the ppnalty.
The argument presented by the at
torneys for the defense was merely a
plea for leniency. The claim was ad-
ot dynamite set off by President Wil
son In the White house at Washing
ton, is the last stage in the comple
tion of the big water sluiceway.
Dredges are now at work clearing up
the wreckage of the dike and within
a .short-time veisels will be able to
proceed from o:mt to ocean.
the raid made upon the boat during morning on burglary and larceny
the present season by local' officers, I charges, after a continuance of 10
beer to the retail value of $900 had
teen, confiscated by the state, and that
ranced that the proprietors of the!,n rww or tni-Vloss usiamea oy u
amusement nternriA wr n tn. ' company that ihe manager Bnouia ce
formed that the sale of liquor was
Jlleeafcn the river, hence as there!
was no Intent to violate the law tho
minimum fine was prayed.
WILL. INJl'illi BIMVK9S.
Attorney Henry Vollmer of Daven
port, who appeared as one of the at
torneys for the defendants expressed
R belief that the excursion business
would In the fu'ure be neglected in
Iowa towns. "As we interpret the
law the sale of liquor is Illegal be
tween the states of Iowa and Illinois
given the benefit of a minimum fine.
OT nER OP "RFT.
I Attorney Howard M. Bartlett, who
appeared for the defendant Winters
j In defense of the contention that no
; Intent to violate the law existed cited
I the fact that Mr. Winters had eecur
1 ed advice from counsel as to laws re
! lating to the sale of liquor in the var
j ious states and was of the opinion that
to dispose of liquor while on federal
I waters wes not contrary to law. In
; the arpument it was brought out that
! Mr. Winters was not the owner of the
days. Both were dismissed.
-Hugh, Jones of Davenport, while in
toxicated, last night raised a disturb
ance at a local danoe. Officer Charles
Qinnane made the arrest and this
morning a fine of $2 and costs was
and with the aale of liauor forbliirfpn
ft will no longer be possible to profit-ibarF but ,hat he the same
ablv conduct OYnnralnna nn h. now rxt ' irom lue Ol
the stream." stated Mr. Vollmer. He i
further declared that his clients had
announced the derision of discontinu
ing the Hale of liquor on any boats
which they might operate in the fu
ture. In the case of State of Iowa vs. John
Kilcorn. the court was petitioned to
suspend the flue. The contention was
advanced that Kilcorn was an Innocent
party to the crime, in that he was
nurely a voluntary ag3nt and had
neither stock In the boat comrany nor
was a paid employe. The court held
Charles Amusempnt com
pany. It was further stated that Mr.
Winters discontinued the sale of
liquor on his boat after the seizure
here and that he closed the boat's
reason at once.
County Attorney Herbert G. Thomp
son was present at the bearing and
! when attorneys for the defense had
concluded their remarks to the court
; he railed attention to the evidence pre
I sented before the grand Jury, when the
j investigation or the case was made
I and declared that he was satisfied to
Heave the matter of the fine to the
that the defendant' Kilcorn was a party ! dl"crctin of the court.
to the offense, however, and assessed ,
the minimum fine, which was the same ,7 r
as that assessed Wintors. Kilcorn j 'Vy POLICE NEWS
was arrested ut tfm Hm fn rai.i I
riAKRAI. F cn.lCE TOIO.
The funeral services ever the re
mains of ' Grace Marguerite Youd,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Youd, 705 Third street, were held at
the West End Settlement at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon. Burial was
made In Riverside cemetery, Moline.
, HAERAL OF I.. F.. GI.ADMAX.
The remains of Lincoln F. Gladman
were this morning taken to Geneseo
where tomorrow the funeral services
will be bald. Burial will be made at
Kt ERI. OF FHII.I.IP PF.VFF.
The funeral services over the re
mains of Phillip Pfaff will be held at
the German Lutheran church at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The ser
vices will be in charge of Rev. Ph.
Wilhelm, pastor of the church and bur
ial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.
In tie upon th pleasure barge and was ' Chester Clerk went on
believed to have been In charge at j loned tear' last p. m. He created a
that time. ' . t .u. .-..u
luiiuiuuuLr in ui juuiu resiaur&ni
A n tt. , ...
-V"h . u -" !DP and after being ejected, shifted hi
",nwr Klv(,n ,ne - base of operation to the New Harper
toum fine stated that as a result ofi!obbv, where he waj also invited to
--. - i- : . . . s j migrate. Clark then accosted two
: girls on the street, frightening them
j almost out of their w its.
) The girls appealed to two men for
; aid, and were escorted as far as Sev-
ti.i. ,i . . . enie?nm street ana rourth avn'ie,
1?J, '9.Mty .f 0.ur old nght Officer Fitsslmmnn. placed the
) battler under arrest and this morning
i he was handed a 20-day sentence.
Ft XKRAI. OF MHS. FtU.EK.
The funeral services over the re-
an old fash-' aim. mnnaa r uiilt win oe
neia a' tue resiaence. Hi tilth straet,
at 2 o'clock' tomorrow afternoon. Bur
ial will be in Chippiannock cemetery.
FRINCESS HAT SHOP
Formerly Davenport Make Over
materials. Cleaning and dyeing p!uma
Alao a full line of up-to-date millinery.
VC also clean ft It or beaver hats.
WE MAKE OVER FURS OF ALL
' 6outh Putnam Bldo (Over Beehive)
r j Silas Bender and Domlnick Gillespie
Rooms 308-309. Telephone 4349-L. were arraigned in police court thU
j Charles Lutt will work for the city
three days. Officer Keil nabbed him
The Irish Linen
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
This Week We Will Place
On Sale At
214 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa
Thompsons Book Store
X large assortment of linens and hsnd embroideries returned
from our branch shops, which are' soiled from handling.
Many of the pieces are marked down to half the regular
prices and in all cases decided reductions have been made. .
This Is an exceptional opportunity to purchase for gifts or
household use. .
Many of our Christmas novelties which always sell out so
snlcklx U1 also be shown.
214 BRADY STREET
AT A CONFERENCE
Accepts Designation as Patron
ess of Tuberculosis Meeting
Held in Berlin.
Berlin. Oct. 23. The German em
press attended the formal opening of
the international tuberculosis confer
ence here today. Delegates of 22 na
tions were present. Her majesty ac
cepting the designation as patroness of
the conference, said she was "intense
ly Interested in the endeavors to com
bat the scourge of tuberculosis." At
today's forenoon sitting the general
subject of "Tuberculosis and Mankind"
was dealt with from many points of
j view. The public shows great interest
; in the conference and a large audience
I attended.' '
TALE OF A TIGHTWADT
Every Man Should Taka to Heart the
Moral It Points.
We once knew a man who was too
stingy to take the newspaper la his
home town and always went over to
borrow his neighbor's paper.
One evening be sent his son over to
borrow the raper. and while the son
was on the way he ran Into a large
stand of bees, and In a few minutes his
face looked like a summer squash.
Hearing the agonized cries of the
son. tLe father ran to his assistance
and In doing so ran Into a barbed wire
j fence, rotting a bamiful f flesh from
his anatomy and ruining a $4 pair of
The old cow took advsntage of the
i bole in the fence, got into the cornfield
j and killed herself eating green corn.
Hearing the racket, the stingy man's
wife ran out of the honse, upsetting a
four gallon churn full of cream Into a
basket of kittens, drowning tbe wuote
flock. She slipped on the cresm and
fell downstairs, breaking her leg and
a 119 set of false teeth. Tbe baby.
left alone, crawled through tbe spired
cream Into the parlor and ruined a $40
parior carpet During the eacitement
the daughter eloped with the hired
man. taking the family ssriegs bank
The moral Is that every man should
be a subscriber to his boae newtpsper.
EAST ST. LOUIS IN
A WIDE CRUSADE
Charges Against 23 Men Ke-i
ported to be But Beginning !
of General Cleanup.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. The indict
ment yesterday of 23 present and for
mer officials cf Easi Sc. Louis, 111., on
charges growing out of an investiga
tion of alleged municipal irregularities,
was characterized by State's Attorney
Webb as the forerunner of other in
dictments to be returned by- the grand
Those indicted yesterday include an
ex-mayor, a former city treasurer, two
former controllers, two former heads
of city departments, 12 aldermen, and
the present chief of detectives'.
All these were a part of the adminis
tration of Charles S. Lambert, who re
tired from the mavoraltv last sorine-.
being succeeded by Mayor Chamber-1
lain, who was elected on a reform
The grand jury investigation began!
Sept. 15. and more than 100 witnesses
have testified before the inquisitors as
to various phases of municipal corrup
tion. Among the allegations supported by
evidence introduced before the grand
jury were the following:
That East St Louis was more than
$200,000 in debt.
That during the Lambert administra
tion warrants were issued for large
sums of money for the payment of city
officials who had contracts with the
city in violation of the law.
The men against whom indictments
yere returned are:
Charles S. Lambert, mayor in 1911
W. Fred Gerold, city treasurer in
1911 and 1912.
William R. Rodetiberger, lormer city
John J. Faulkner, charged with a part
in a $100,0i0 conspiracy.
Lester J. Grigsby, present chief of
Dr. Lemuel B. Short, present health
Daniel G. Wuersch, former superin
tendent of streetB.
John Kdminston, assistant superin
tendent of streets.
John D. Young, former deputy build
. Claus E. Tietje, present alderman
and former chairman of the council
John W. Gavin, former alderman.
Anton Hahn, Fred W. Let kel, John
C. Malinee, Leon Priwer, Edward J.
Spicsbach, Louis G. Ituntz- John D.
Roche. Andrew Douge, William H. De
gen, James M. Sheer, I.ee Brown, and
Rudolph Huschle, aldermen.
Many of the indictments returned
against the various e-offlcia!s cover
the same offense, but are differently
Phrased to meet all possible legal
Many of those named In the indict
ments are charged with having con
spired to defraud the city of $100,000.
This charge, it is believed, refers to
lrregularitiees in the health and street
.departments. Claus E. Tietje. former
chairman of the council claims com
mittee, it is alleged, had been paid hun
dreds of dollars monthly on state
ments that he bad furnished supplies
to the contagious hospital. Some of
these bills were given, it is claimed,
when there were no patients in the
- Other city officials also are alleged
to have been interested in contracts
Many of Our After
Have seen reduced, and tomor- (fjm m jf
row you can select from styles
that were $19.75 and $2150. at
THE showing comprises handsome chif
fon. Canton and crinkled crepes, crepe
meteors, charmeuse silks and other fine
silken fabrcs in the very prettiest styles
and colorings that the season has brought
Special Values in
"We pride ourselves on the select
quality of our Furs and offer them
with our unqualified guarantee to
give satisfactory service.
Separate Muffs at $2.95
A wonderful selection of Muffs in civet
cat. black lynx. Hudson seal, genuine skunk,
natural and black wolf, moleskin, mufflon,
etc. in all the up-to-date styles, such as
tango, draped, pillow and half barrel shapes.
$20, $25, $29.50 and $35 Values
Q7r, T"7" 77 p Let us eliminate the
O J. JL JUJLLir matter of "style," of
"smartness," of "fashioning," in which we
have ALWAYS maintained the LEAD,
and get right down to those DETAILS
that we can see the curving of the "lines
the shaping of the shoulders, the details of
construction, the REAL DETAILS that
make our patrons our patrons FOREVER.
THERE'S where the "GROSSMAN GAR
MENTS" stand alone. There is where
they have made their phenomenal "HIT,"
where they've "MADE GOOD."
These Particular Suits at $13.90 & $19.90
Possess these features of distinctiveness and character
to a high degree. They're superior to Suits other
houses show at $35.00 and $40.00. -
Lustrous, Dressy Broadcloth Suits
IN navy and hague blue, hunters' green, taupe, ma
hogany, brown, wisteria, plum and black. Swag
ger cutaway coats with the new mandolin sleeve,
some vrth collar and cuffs of embossed plush, others of velvet,
still others have silk and wool matelasse collar and cuffs, while
others are severely plain.
In addition to the Broadcloths there are Suits of pattern mate
lasse, wool broche, striped eponge, mannish mixtures, serges,
cheviots and wales, in all the new shades and staple colors;
tailored and novelty trimmed styles. In all there are over 50
DISTINCT MODELS in the two combined groups. All regular
sizes up to 44 bust, and extra large and odd sizes, 43 to 55.
Choice at $13.90 and $19.90
Suits at $11.90
SUITS with style, "Dash," "Swing." Long
cutaawy coats, some plain, others with
trimmed backs and velvet collars. Skirts are
narrow at the ankle, draped and trimmed in ac
cord with coat. '' ' ' - '"V.' -a -
Materials are serges, wales, diagonals and cheviots. In
navy, brown and' black. Homespun twills and mannish
mixtures. All lined with silk or guaranteed Rutin. Plenty
of all sizes. A wonderful value at $11.90. . J
414 15th St In the Heart of Moline.
with the city. The city health de1
partment, it is claimed, purchased sup
plies from Michael Sondag, a druggist,
indicted yesterday, paying therefor
exorbitant prices. :
The embezzlement charge returned
against former City Treasurer Gerold,
it Is believed, wa3 based cn evidence
that bills were submitted to the city
for paymept by a storage and moving
company for which he was secretary.
City records show, it is- claimed, that
nearly $1,000 a month had been paid
out .to the assistant manager of the
storage company and to another per
son for teams used on the streets.
Fourteen of the members of the
city council of 1912 are charged with
conspiracy to defraud the city of $23,
000. The details cf this alleged crime
are not stated, but this Indictment :s
believed, to cover an appropriation for
a trip by members of the council to
Buffalo and other eastern, cities in
September, 1911. and appropriations
for salaries illegally paid to council-
The law limits the aldermanic sal
aries to compensation ior meeuiips
actually attended, but it Is charged
funds were appropriated for salaries
for meetings scheduled, though t'.iey
may not have been attended or held.
where Mr. Leeman has charge of the
William Strohmelcr is spending a
few days here.
Chicago Millionaire Called.
Chicago, III., Oct. 23. Charles.
Chapih, millionaire real estate man
and capitalist, dlod at his home here
yesterday. We was born In Edwards
borough, Mich., in 1845. He was own
er of mining properfj in northern
YgKj Hairs (PjJ?
B never worry '4?l:?
3 the woman f ,
fjly'sh has none. Hay's Hair '. 1
ff Health restore MtvaJfvVj
If mlor tn nr or imAmA hair. I 1 :. 1
I It oromntca a natural, healthy V ' I
trowth, tree from dandruff. ?'
1 U li not in any sense a dye. f J
i SOcaalatJpMddnni. ForS ,
fviifMi4rSaitmiU,itat.ax x vl
THOMAS DRUG CO.: W. T. 1IARTZ.
:. D. G WALKER, J. BENGSTON.
Rev. U . Kllison, pastor of Uie Bap
tist church, and Josepii Burgoyne left
Sunday for Chicago to attend the 69th
annual meeting of the Illinois Beptist
state association which was held there
Mrs. Anna Mounts returned Tiome
the last of the week after a short visit
w ith her niece, Mrs. W. Baker, at Gib
Mr. and Mrs. Mert Myer of Hewitt,
Iowa, and Ray Parmenter of Gilman
left Sunday for their homes after a
short visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. A. Leeman.
S. Ruby visited from Wednesday to
Sunday at tbe home of bis daughter.
Mrs. A. Schaum, at Sears.
Miss Gertrude Carlson is spending
the week at Moscow, Iowa, with her
sister, Mrs. John Krantz.
Mrs. John Carlson and Milton Boney
are in Rock Islapd this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gleazier
moved their household goods to Rey
nolds Tuesday, where Mr. Gleazier has
Mrs. Ernest Dunlap Is teaching
school this week for her brother, Joe"
Burgoyne, during hie absence from the
A shower and oyster supper was
given in Wenk's hall Saturday night
in honor of Harry B. Leeman and
bride, who was formerly Miss Mamie
Elliott of Dewitt, Iowa. There were
75 guests present and they left many
nice gifts. Mr. and Mm Leeman -will
&l hnna altar Xov. 1 at Dixon. Iowa,
Your Children's Future
The fortune and success of your children to a large extent
will depend upon the start you give them when taey are young.
It-is not the amount of money you leave them a3 mv.ch a3 it
is the kind of habits they learn from you
Their small earnings placed in this bank means tbe firm
establishment, early in life, of the habit of thrift,' the founda
tion of most business successes.
Let us aid them in the thrift habit by having their accounts
Open Saturday evening 7:00 to 8:00 o'clock. "
I . I from
I ii iHjiliisyisfHsfHi
mi i'ii ii " iijjfV :t-i ''-lit i ' 1; I in i .
NO HONEST MAN '
Will hare mmy troaal self tn nM
M. HI BTOorf vnmmtm
"ttT wfcal rom ae-4, .or ratea for
arrer advaaee. W Mt both
are b-forr bf-sla. Via rebate If
Mr before 7m aeea to.
$5.00 AND UPWARD
FIDELITY LOAN CO.
403 Best Bldfl. Phone R. I. 614 ROCK ISLANQ
i ... ,