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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, MAY 23. 1914.
WANT THE ROYAL
Movement Manifest to Pass Of
fices Around at Next
MAY NOT BE SO HARMONIOUS
West. South and East Organized and
Prcbably Will Be in Shape to
south has become famous. The visitor
cannot forjrt her pleasant face and
wants to know more of her.
Mr. Laura J. Meneray of Council
Bluffs, Iowa, Is the oldexl recorder in
the society, having nerved as such for
more than 22 years, and In this time
ha missed but five meetings, and
(hone were hen she was in attend
ance at the supreme camp.
Mrs. Klla Rexwinkel. special deputy
of Indiana. i one of the live wires of
the convention, and at the opening or
the camp was busy swearing In a num
ber of men folks a- members of the
order. She has been of great assist
ance in making of the convention the
success it has been.
One of the maids at the New Harper
was startled Friday morning to find
under iha r.i:in- ... . .
A. the rre?rnt surrome camp of the ( h " J V, " "c l"" "em'
s ine . ! bers of the Peoria team that hart nt
Royal Neighbors draw s to a close, cer
tain indif itions lead to the conclusion
that the next meeting of the society
tlree years hence may not be so har
monious as this one. There is a dis
ros:::on nianife.-t. particularly among
the western, eastern and southern
ftates. to break into the game when
it comes to the naming of officers. So
far the distant sections- have not been
fcble to exert much influence, but at
this meeting a s:art has been made to
First to unite were the western.
states under the name of the I nitea
on a drill the previous night, a valuable
looking package. She delivered it at
once at the desk, and when it was
carefully unwrapped it was found to
contain coffee. Now the question is
being asked, why was that coffee con
cealed under the pillow, and what use
was being made of it?
The supervising deputies and other
members of the order had the first
opportunity last evening to hear the
story of the dinner party given Mrs.
Susie B. Rose of St. Iouis, following
her marriage a few vears ago. Evi-
. ilonflt, I, Ar; ;
organization presented -' s n" so unique
.r.,m officer with Navaio hlan- ' "" at mis late date was
fission, and has
ALL CARES ASIDE;
Steamboat Hide on the St. Paul
Followed by an Evening
BANQUETS AT THE KIMBALL
Supervising and Dirtrict Deputies Are
Hostesses to Officers at
kets at the openin
heen much in evidence.
as interesting as if it had occurred
yesterday. And if any one is curious
eek the southern and a eastern dele- l" I"'"" u""1 ln" nanasom chest or
""t' v t--i-ui.ru iier. .Mrs. i iara Kicn
ards is well qualified to te'.l them all
gates have a'so gotten together, and
while they have not made themselves
heard officially in the sessions, they
probably will have a detinue program
by the time they go into the next su
Society is Placed First.
There arpears to be a feeling that
the supreme officers have too much
Mrs. Margaret Miller, whose mar
riage has occurred since the last su
preme camp, is much sought by the un
married women of the order, and is
kept busy telling how she caught her
husband while acting as a district dep-
power in perpetuating themselves In j uty. She pives advice to the lovelorn
office, and this is considered to be det
rimental to the best interests of the
society. In order to hold favor with
the pub'ic. it i realized that any fra
ternil insurance society must continue
to be representative, but more closely
ill touch wiu'.i the icojile it is the bet
ter its chances to perpetuate itself.
At the next supreme camp there is
lfttle doubt that an effort will be made
to bring o-it an opposition t'eket all
along the iine. especial care being
taken to give ret resentation to 'he
cast, west and south.
Mrs. May-C. Atchison, district deputy
of Tacoma, Wash., is one of the most
active worker? in the convention and
is thoroughly familiar with every angle
of the society work. She has been a
deputy for the last throe years and
has in charge nine counties in Wash
ington, in which jurisdiction in the
last three years she has organized 1')
camps, which represent a membership
of .)7 added in this time. She is as
sistant clerk to her husband, who is
clerk cf ( amp .".2'", Modern Woodmen
of Tacoma. and as such is well versed
in woodcraft. Mr. Atchinson, by the
way, was the only man who partici
pated in the I'nited West demonstra
tion at the opening sss:on Monday
morning. This was his first visit to
Rock Island, and he has been much
interested in the proceedings of the
convention. He has served as clerk of
the largest camp in Washington for
Mrs. Mary E. Holler of Fort Worth.
Texas, is an enthusiastic booster for
the south and her home city and she! healthy discontent
freely, and is a very popular person.
If there are any curious ones who
are anxious to know the proper way to
wear Japanese costumes Dr. E. F. Mor
rill is well qualified to tell them, while
Mrs. Amada Wilson of Chicago will
telj those who care to know the atest
styles of wearing umbrellas.
Mr. Hattie I-ombard of Michigan
last evening blossomed out as a legal
adviser, and her opinion was much
sought foliowing a discussion of cer
tain sections of the constitution yester
day afternoon. She was Qualified to
give any advice asked.
One of the striking costumes at the
Michigan banquet last evening was
worn by Mrs. Clara M. Richards, and
on every' hand were heard ' fa vorable
comments on her appearance. She w-as
presented with a beautiful vase filled
with flowers, and feelingly responded
expressing her appreciation.
The Michigan delegation claims that
the caterer that served the dinner "ast
evening at" the Colonial hotel was
brought here from Rei:ftr's in Chicago,
and th-n the flowers and vase present
ed to Mrs. Richards were imported for
Nctice to Contractors.
Bids will be received June 4.T914, 9
a. m., for constructing a watermain on
Twenty-fourth-and-a-half street from
Sixteenth to Fifteenth avenues.
(Adv) H. M. SCHRIVER.
Pres. Board of Local Improvements.
Norman Hapgood, the editor, has
been out to Colorado, and reports that
the labor war out there is a 6ign of
Special Sunday Dinner
May 24. 1914.
Served from 12 to 8. P. M.
Consomme a la Royal
Cream of Chicken, Southern Style
Baked Filets of Sole a la Creole
Boiled Ox Tongue and New Spinach or
Braised Sweet Breads a la Bushnell
Pineapple Fritters a la Natural
Roast Prime Rib of Beef, au Jus, or
Roast Spring Chicken Stuffed, Pan Gravy
Mashed or New Po tatoes in Cream
New Golden Wax Beans
Strawberries a la Mode, or
Green Apple Pie
Coffee Ice Tea Milk Buttermilk
Reservation for Family- P artiea Made by Phone.
Rock Island House Cafe
Business matters and the weighty
questions of the Royal Neighbor su
preme camp yesterday afternoon gave
way to the social affairs arranged by
the various delegations for the su
preme officers and delegates and
visitors alike proceeded to have the
time of their lives.
At 3 o'clock the business session ad
journed to give the visitors an oppor
tunity to enjoy a steamboat ride on
the St. Paul. This was one of the de
lightful events of the week, the guests
being taken for a ride up and down
the river, with opportunity of seeing
the tri-cities in panoramic view. Music
was furnished on board by an orches
tra ana opportunity was given to
dance to those who cared to take it.
After the boat docked numbers of the
visitors went to the Watch Tower to
participate in the promenade dance,
others enjoyed the band concert given
in Spencer square by Stroehle's band
and stiil others were banqueting and
f ast iu at the various hotels of the
Pleased With Banquet.
What delegates declare was an af
fair that never will be effaced from
their memories and one which they in
sist was the most delightful given at
any supreme camp in the history of the
society, was the banquet by the super
vising deputies to the executive coun
cil last evening at the New Kimball,
Davenport, and the reception partici
pated in afterward by the supervising
deputies, executive council, district
deputies and supreme physicians.
At the four course banquet given by
the supervising deputies covers were
laid for 52 guests, the supreme officers
being seated at one large table and the
other guests at smaller tables scatter
ed about the room. On each board
was a large vase filled with lovely pink
and white carnations and each place
was marked with a tablegram, conun
drum or apt sentiment. Mrs. Irene
Bentley of Iowa who very gracefully
filled the position of toastmistress,
called on each guest to read the sen
timent expressed in her tablegram
and as she did so each also expressed
some words of greeting.
Mrs. Watt Honored.
Mrs. E. D. Watt of Omaha was again
an honored guest of the evening and
it was a great pleasure to her to find
that of the guests assembled 25 had
been deputies' under her while she held
the position of supreme oracle. Of this
number seven had been promoted from
the ranks of the deputies to the su
preme offices, and all have labored in
the work, through these many years.
The committee in charge cf the ar
rangements was composed of Mrs.
Beatrice Reinheimer, supervisor, of
Ohio: Mrs. Alfe C. Smith, of Michigan;
Mrs. Rose L. McOrath of Oregon, and
Mrs. Artille Benient of Kansas, and to
them was given much praise for the
manner in which the affair was carried
At the same time as was in progress
the supervising deputies' banquet the
district deputies were entertaining the
supreme physicians in one of the din
ing rooms of the New Kimball.. A five
course dinner was served, with covers'
laid for 70 guests. The district depu
ties, who have organised themselves
into a body, lined up according to
states and headed by the president of
the organization. Mrs. Alice Wendt of
Missouri and Dr. S. M. Snyder, su
preme physician, marched to their
places at the banquet board and were
seated after singing "Blest Be the Tie
that Binds." Between the serving of
the courses the president introduced
Mrs. Mary . Atchinson of Tacoma.
Wash., who filled the position of toast
mistress. Mrs. Emma Robinson of
Cedar Falls, Iowa, was the first one
called upon and she responded to the
toast 'Cooperation." Dr. Snyder reply
ing to her remarks. Mrs. Mary Xixon
of Clinton, Iowa, gave a toast of
"Woman.'' arid Dr. Whitmore gave the
response. The remaining supreme phy-
: eljiiu ro maia Hrtef t n 1 U ft nnri in rlnsine
the entire body of deputies drank a
toast to the supreme physicians, their
guests, who in turn gave fitting re
sponses. Hold Joint Reception.
The tables where were sealed the
guests were very beautifully trimmed
with roses for the physicians and pink
and white carnations for the deputies.
Following the serving of the dinner a
joint reception was held in the hotel
parlors where the supervising depu
ties and supreme officers received the
district deputies. As the former body
of women left their banquet hall to go
to the reception room the district depu
ties formed a long avenue and with
pink and white carnaiions held high in
their hands formed an archway
through which the supervising depu
ties and supreme officers walked and
as she passed each lady was presented
with a flower, the deputies singing
"Hlest Be the Tie That Binds." It aa
a very beautiful way in which to re
ceive the chiefs. AX the Joint meeting
a social time was enjoyed. Mrs. Burk
ella Pierce of Colorado gave a toast to
the supreme officers and to Mrs. K. D.
Watt, whom she -designated as "Our
Mother," and of the officers she spoke
a "Our Sisters."
Mr. Susie B. Rose, retiring member
of the "' Agers, told in her
nappy way tne secret or securing a
supreme office, adding that she had
kept this matter a secret until she was
retired so that not too many of the
delegates would aspire to the high of
fice, but she had no doubt, now that
they knew- the secret, they would be
ambitious and make strenuous efforts
to attain such places. Mrs. Myra En
right spoke of the early history of the
society, of its struggles and her own
experiences. Mrs. Eva Child, Mrs.
Clara M. Richards, Mrs. Annah Bair
and Dr. Hada Burkhart expressed the
thanks of the supreme officers for the
courtesies shown them.
Give Japanese Tea.
Mrs. Mary E. Arnholt of Peoria,
who was chosen one of the R. X. A.
supreme auditors at the business ses
sion Thursday, was tendered a delight
ful surprise last evening when the
Illinois delegation gave a Japanese
tea in her honor at the Xew Harper.
Mrs. Arnholt was ushered into the par
lor where the affair was arranged to
take place and while one of the ladies
was making a short address of wel
come she suddenly opened a large Jap
anese umbrella and showered on Mrs.
Arnholt 50 beautiful handkerchiefs.
Business of R.N. A. Taking' More
Time Than It Was An
ticipated It Would.
DISCUSS THE SCALING PLAN
Change to Avoid Necessity of Rate Re
vision to Be Threshed Out
at This Session.
Although the time of adjournment
for the supreme camp of the Royal
Xeighbors was set for this morning
the. many important matters of busi
ness that have come before the so
ciety has necessitated the postpone-
The latter was much affected by the'ment of the close of the convention
mark of esteem shown ber. but theand the delegates may be compelled
neighbors help her gather the gifts ; to recess until Monday to complete
and told her there were plenty of the business. Sessions are being held
handkerchiefs to w ipe her tears away. I this afternoon and w ill also be held
. Tin? hostesses were dressed in fancy
Japanese costumes and had bedecked
themselves with flowers, fans, um
brellas and flags, the whole making
a lovely scene. Tea was served, the
guests being seated on the floor in
Japanese style. In the midst of the
festivities the company of supreme of
ficers, supervising and district depu
ties who had been banqueting at the
Xew Kimball. Davenport, came in up
on them and shared the fun.
Michigan Party at Colonial.
Of the many social affairs planned
for last evening probably the one that
created the most fun for those who
were privileged to attend was the re
ception and banquet given by the Mich
igan delegation at the Colonial hotel.
The banquet was served in the suite
of rooms set aside for the delegation
and the affair was one round of fun
from the moment the guests arrived
till the time for adjournment came.
The room was hung w ith draperies and
between the doors of the rooms was
suspended the picture of Mrs. -Alice
U'illiland, supreme manager from Illi
nois, appropriately framed in a unique
A menu somewhat out of the ordi
nary was served and flowers in unique
vases were placed about the rooms
and ou the tables and each guest was
given a souvenir, a tiny vessel filled
The Illinois delegation had been ban
queting at the Xew Harper and, get
ting wiud of the fact that the Michigan
delegation was enjoying a banquet at
the Colonial, the entire company dress
ed in Japanese costumes and bedeck
ed almost beyond recognition marched
in a body to visit their neighbors at
the Colonial. ' They were received w ith
open arms and entered at once into
the round of pleasure. The costumes
worn by the receiving ladies were
unique, to be sure, and more than one
received warm praise for the costume
she had prepared. Others were the
cause of any amount of fun. As a part
ing token Mrs. Clara M. Richards was
presented with a bowl filled with flow
ers and with a handsome silk kimona.
The affair is the talk of all the dele
this, evening and an effort will be
made to rush matters through to aom
The session of this morning was one
of the most important and interesting
of the supreme camp, the question of
the scaling of certificates occupying
the attention of the delegates, the
question being unsettled at the time
of adjournment for luncheon.
The matter of revision of by-laws
was reported on by the committee in
charge and a number of minor changes
were agreed upon. The committee on
resolutions reported and action was
taken in a number of cases. A resolu
tion had been introduced by a dele
gate from Michigan asking that a free
bed be established in some hospital
centrally located in the state. The
claim was raised that with such an en
dowed bed the work of securing new
members would be facilitated and she
referred to the fact that in numerous
other societies similar beds were main
tained and had proved of great advan
tage to the society. The committee
reported adversely on the resolution
and the report w-as adopted.
Change in Rites.
The resolution submitteed to the
committee relative to the revision of
the installation ceremonies of the su
preme officers was reported upon fav
orably. Mrs. Enright, the supreme or
acle appointed at the suggestion of the
resolutions committee, a comittee of
three to make such revisions as were
deemed best to add to the impressive
ness of the ceremony. Mrs. Pierce of
Colorado, Mrs. Richards of Michigan
and Mrs. Dell New-ton of Illinois com
prising the committee. These matters
out of the way the question that con
cerns the great body of the society
more especially, the scaling of certifi
cates, came up for discussion.
Mrs. Enright announced that the
subject was open for discussion and
interest at once became intense. A
delegate from Alabama did not believe
that the delegates a sa body were fa
miliar enough with or understood the
question of the scaling of certificates
well enough to vote intelligently, and
suggested that a committee be ap-
field, referring to the fact that Dr. Mor- j
rill had reported that tne society wa:
more flourishing than it had ever been j -KT-ttiina Ouite So Tine US OM-
since lis organization, una vium
see no advantage In adopting the plan
as proposed, and she was of the opin:
ion that the society had better adhere
to the old p an.
Discussion of the subject continued
at the session this afternoon following
the reading of the report of the
actuary, and at a late hour no vote
had been taken on the question
The proposition advanced in certain,
quarters to have but one ballot in the
selection of candidates was defeated
and the old law remains in force, that
of two ballots
NEW CALENDAR OF
CIVIL CASES FOR
Evidence Is Completed in Suit
of F. G. Allen et al, Vs. U.
S. Fidelity & Guarantee.
JURY PANEL WILL REPORT
Robert Lafferty Who Ha Been in Jail
Since Feb. 14 Released on Writ
of Habeas Corpus.
gates who were fortunate enough to be ! P'ted to formulate some plan and
there and they declare they had the
best time of their lives. ,
The Illinois officers today at 1
o'clock entertained the members of the
Illinois delegation at a banquet in the
private dining rooms of the Xew Har
per. The tables were set to form a
"T," the supreme officers being seated
at the cross of the "T" facing the
other guests. Places were laid for 50,
and at each plate was a long stemmed
white tarnation. Extending through
the center of the table were purple rib
bons with designs in purple at inter
vals. In the center of the table was a
large centerpiece containing the em
blems of the order, and vases of car
nations further decorated the board
An informal program of toasts was
carried out during the serving of the
South Dakota, Tco.
i submit a report to be acted upon at
the next supreme camp. However, the
majority of the delegates were of the
opinion that the matter should be
further delayed. V. A. Schreechfield,
legal advisor of the Xeighbors, was
thereupon called upon to explain cen
taiu features of the proposed change.
Some Action Necessary.
He spoke at some length on the var
ious technical features and explained
that while neither the supreme officers
nor the delegates as a whole, were
responsible for conditions, the fact
nevertheless remains that something
must be done in regard to the scaling
of certificates at this session. He
cited the fact that 26 states have
adopted the Mobile bill and that it
would be incumbent on the society to
make its valuations. It was danger
ous tqlet the society go on as in the
present condition and take chances of
allowing it to be forced to take a step
The delegation from South Dakota i that il could just as well take now.
and one that would be or benefit to the
membership at large. Screechfield felt
informal and very
MAY PLACE ARMY
OFFICE IN MOLINE
were spongers for one of the delight
ful dinners civen durms the week.
The banquet was served at the New tllat scaling certificates was the only
Harper, and the table was verv at- th'ng to do and called attention to the
tractively laid and trimmed with flow- fact that tl,e suprme recorder had
era and the society colors. The affair I Pr ear ed a rePrt showing the mortal-
liy oi ine socieiy ior uie past several
years, and that this report would be
distributed to members of the conven
tion during the day. He also stated
that the actuary who had prepared the
mortality report was now working on
a report showing the amount of money
the society v ould have saved had it
had the scaling plan, and also the
amount that would be saved in the
Only New Members Affected.
The -supremo oracle also spoke, at
length on the subject and assured the
delegates that only new members
would be affected, the former members
of the society continuing as in the
past. She said she had the interest of
the society so much at heart and had
studied the question so carefully and
fully that she felt it was the only plan
advisable to adopt. She suggested
that the first year certificate be scaled
to 40 per cent on those members who
would die: the second year to 60 per
cent, the third year to 80 per ctnt and
beginning .with the fourth year the
certificate to be in Tull force and to be
worth 100 cents on the dollar. She
was confident that after the delegates
had given tV matter careful thought
and after they had opportunity to ex
amine the report of the actuary which
would be distributed, they would adopt
the plan as proposed. Her remarks
were met- with round after round of
applause and cheering by the delegates
indicating general sentiment In favor
of the proposed plan.
Mrs. Hanson, a deputy from Spring-
Axel E. Bertelson, who is In charge
of the lo?a! army recruiting office, will
open a temporary recruiting office in
Moline next week. It is also probable
that, if a suitab'e location is found, a
permanent office will be maintained lu
the Plow City. During Mr. Bertelson's
absence Ben Frisby will be in charge
of the local office.
Captain Power, who is 'n charge of
th Davenport district, has returned
from Washington. D. C. where he
spent fevenl days on a business trip.
In looking over the records there he
found that this district has been secur
ing just twice as many recruits for the
army as it did four years ago, when
the district was closed on account of
poor showing. If one recruit is se
cured each month from every ln.00
population the officials are satisfied. In
proportion to the population the local
district Ja making a better show-in?
than the Chicago di.-ttrict. Approxi
mately -7 men have been secured in
the Davenport district so far this
A new- trial calendar for civil cases
was arranged today by Judge R. .
Olmsted in circuit court and will be
taken up next week, following the dis
position of the suit of F. G. Allen, et
al., vs. V. S. Fidelity & Guarantee
company. Evidence in this matter has
been completed and Monday argu
ments of attorneys will be made.
The new trial calendar follows:
Mary M. I-indblade vs. M. Ievin
William Youngberg vs. Rock Island
Phyllis Wright vs. Jacob Ramser.
Marie Droher vs. city of Rock Is-
Peter Iarson vs. city of East Moline.
Henry Mier vs. C, M. & St. P. Rail
Charles T. W. Carlson vs. Tri-City
Louise X. Miller' vs. Harry L. La,
William C. Bennett vs. Thomas E.
Casady, et al.
Frederick E. Garnett vs. E. B. Wood.
Frederick E. Garnett vs. Gust Behn,
George K. Anderson vs. C, B. & Q".
.Florence McFirdden vs. C. R. I. & P-
Orrin Leonard vs. Jtobert C. Sum
E. Goldman. & Co. vs Simon Forsten-
berg, et al.
John G. Scheuerman vs. C, M. & St
P. Railway company.
E. R. Roberts vs. Union Malleable
J. B. Ransom vs. Daniel G. Mitchell.
Sadie Bender, administratrix, vs. C,
R. I. & P. Railway company.
Curler, Barth. company vs. Crystal
Creamery company. '
New Petit Jury.
The second petit jury for the May
term will report Monday afternoon at
2 o'clock, as follows: William Mardis,
A. S. Korb, Hampton; Wr. F. Salzmann,
South Moline; X. J. Blackman, Oscar
Anderson, A. J. Leipold; Howard Pass
more, John Moody, Irvin Kerr, A. C.
Palmquist, Gust Olson, Arnold Kipp,
J. H. Brown, George Reimers, Moline;
Herbert Cook, V .. Peterson, James
Fitzpatrick, C. C. Wilson, William Mc
carty. William Gosster, R. G. Reed,
I C Pfoh, J. X C. Kramer, J. C Ful
lerton. Morris Cook, C. Lutz, J. E.
Sheehan, George Mueller. Sr., L. Funk
enstein, Gus Bergeson, C. A. Larson,
Rock Island; John Blaser, William
Brandenburg. Black Hawk; Harry
Sayers, Rural. G. H. Hartman, James
Keleher, Edgington; Thomas E. Cole,
Andalusia; Sherman Powell, William
W. Milton, Drury.
Judge Olmsted this morning granted
divorces in the following cases: Mrs.
Rosie Dahmstetter vs. Joseph Dahm
stetter; Mrs. Dorothy Doty vs. Charles
C. Doty; Allen G. Irwin vs. Mrs. Maude
Irwin, and Mrs. Minnie Altman vs.
Robert Lafferty, who has been in
county jail since Feb. 14 on a charge
of burglary and larceny, was released
this morning from custody when Judge
Olmsted granted a writ of habeas
corpus, filed by his attorney, P. R. In
gleson. State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
son did not fight the writ, admitting
the prosecution did not have sufficient
evidence on which to convict.
Along the street there eomi
A blare of bugles, a rnffle of
X flash of color beneath iha sky:
The flag Is passing by! -
Jt is your flag and my flag.
And oh, bow much it holds!
Your land and my land
Safe within its folds." -
To every person opening a savings
account with $25.00 or more we will
give Free an American flag, size 4
feet by 6 feet, sewed stripes, fast col
ors, and a ten-root flag pole with rope
halyard, and iron holder complete.
One of these American Flags should
be In every home.
Tl the star spangled banner, O long
may It wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home
of the brave.
A Strong Bank with the advice, coun
sel and financial backing
of strong men.
Capital $ 200,fHK),00
Surplns and Profits 140,000.(10
4 ON SAVINGS
Open Saturday evenings from
7 to H o'clock
Third and Brady Sts, Davenport, la.
A WILL CONTEST
Judge B. S. Bell Admits Lasl
Testament of Mrs. Stepha
nie De Bruyn to Probate.
DEPUTY SHERIFF GOES
AFTER AUTO THIEVES
Deputy Sheriff Tom Hughes left last
evening for Springfield to get requisi
tion paper for R. J. Wright and James
Roulette, who are in custody at Har
lan. Iowa, on a charge of stealing an
automobile belonging to A. C. Stouffer,
Moline. from in front of the Harms
hotel last Saturday night. He then
will proceed to Des Moines and if the
governor of Iowa approves the papers,
will proceed at once to Harlan and
bring his men back to Rock Island.
Because the late Mrs. Stephanie De
Bruyne, East Moline, in drawing her
will, bequeathed all her property,' In
cluding a saloon business at Xlnth
street and Fifteenth avenue, to' her
second husband, ' Moser De Bruyne,
children of the deceased this morning
contested admitting the testament to
probate. Judge Bell, however, admit
ted the instrument and the effort to '4
break the instrument will be carried to . H
circuit court. '
Vnder the terms of the will of Mrs. i
De JBruyne, .made March 10, 1914, all
of the estate is left the husband, who
is named executor, and after his death
it is to be divided between the chil
dren. IJzzie Carpentier, Mary Wyland,
Frank, Annie, Jennie, Albert and Mar
garet Carpentier. The contest is
brought by the first two named. Hen- .
ry Carpentier, first husband cf deceas
ed, died Jan. 22,' 1912, leaving all of
the estate to his wife, and she in turn,
left all to her second husband,' to
which procedure her children are ob
jecting. Wroods & Xeersman appear
for the executor and Searle & Marshall
for the contestants. " " .
It is understood that recently Moser
De Bruyne attempted to have the sa
loon license of his wife transferred -to
him, but the city council refused to
grant this. The permit was given to
Gregory Carpentier, brother of Mrs. 1
Bruyne's first husband, and he is now
in charge of the property.
DELINQUENT LIST IS
LARGEST IN HISTORY
County Treasurer William ''. ;H.
Whiteside, today stated that there are
15,000 pieces of delinquent real estate
in the county at the present time. Mon
day, June 8, is absolutely the last day
on which these taxes can be paid,, as
the tax sale by court order starts on
This is the largest delinquent real
estate list in the history of the county.
being nearly double to that of 191,3..
Jamea Barnes, a pioneer farmer ol
Preemption township, died at his home
there today. He was 84 years of age.
PIERR & CO. WINS
THE CALENDER SUIT
In the case of Cruver Manufacturing
company vs. Pierr & Company of Mo
line, in county court yesterday after
noon. Judge Benjamin S. Bell found
the issues for the defendant aAd a
sensed the cost to the plaintiff. tTh
suit was over the payment for a con.
signment of calendars to the PJerr
company. When the goods arrived it
was found that half of the shipment
was not the size nor quality ordered,
and the buyers refused to accept the
MEETING ON MONDAY
A special meeting of the executive
board, the supervising deputies and the
state deputies of the R. N. A. has been
called for Monday morning at 9 o'clock
at the New "Kimball, Iaven port,, for
the purpose of discussing matter per
taining to the good of the order and
to formulate plans for more effective
means of increasing the membership
of the society. .
One of the scarcest of American au
tographs is said to be that of John El
liot, the famous "apostle of the In