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THIS KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JUNE 5. 101.
AUDITOR BRADY IS
SUED BY A WOMAN
Mary Quinlan Kuhns in Action
for Breach of Promise
j; ARE MARRJZD IN DETROIT
Declare She Waa Induced to Become
' Bride Forty-Eight Hour
j After Divorce.
I Chicago. 111., June 5. James Joseph
his wife only after his mother Insisted
on It, and later drove her out of his
home because his mother, apprised
that she was not his legal wife, or
dered her out.
That he abused, cursed at and
choked her. Hhat he agreed to sup
port her until the year after her di
vorce had passed, thea to marry her
and failed in all these promises.
That he' related to her as his wife
df tails of the conduct of the auditor's
office that would shock the state of 111!-
! nois. give several banks some nervous
I days and expose machinations of a
high office of the f tate to work private
preferment and profit.
Will Reveal Talks.
These "behlnd-the-scene" talks an
confidences with his wife win be oi
the most sensational nature. Mrs
! Brady said yesterday la the office of
i i.oi- i,vor fl.rlpu K. Erbstein. Just
Brady, auditor of the state of Illinois, I wfaat lh Vould be. specifically, she
was sued for $50,000 yesterday la the ! WOuId not say. Certain documents and
circuit court for alleged breach of i papers are needed to make the declara
tions "stand up. her lawyer sa:a
Mary Quinlan Kuhns Brady, who
asks a financial balm to wounded af
fections, was introduced by the auditor
to Springfield society as his wife. He
married her in Detroit two days after
be was divorced in Chicago.
Charges involving the private and
official life of the auditor are promised
by Mrs. Brady, a she insists on being
Formal Charges Made.
John J. Burke, the new head of the
state banking department, was "only
a policeman he used to run around
with." said Mrs. Brady, when her hus
band was inaugurated. The pol lea-
man, she added, obtained a furlough
and soon was advanced to the high
position he now holds.
Still Loves Him.
"I thouBht I was going to have
most happy wedded life' Mrs. Brady
t,..s .ho H-irp the will be re- said last night. "Instead he cursed
married to Itradv any time he will ! he; he slapped me; ho choked me,
.m tnr hor. the charges she will i and said ho would make life hell for
makM unless he gives her legal author-1 me if I didn't get out.
Ity to bear his fcame, she declared last
night, would involve three things:
That he induced her to become his
bride 43 hours after she obtained a di
rorce. paying her fare to Detroit.
That he told her ho was t ig enough,
politically and officially, to ignore the
Illinois supreme court's ruling that
each marriages were illegal.
That he introduced her to society as
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"After we had been married a few
months I thought the greatest happi
ness that can come to a woman would
be mine. But I w-as so abused and
mistreated my hopes were dashed to
earth. At the same time he told me
thlrnrs regarding his health I had not
known before and that seemed to take
all the gladness out of my life.
"I loved him then; I loved him in
spite of his treatment. If he would
come and be good to me I would be
married to him tomorrow,"
Mrs. Brady is a slender woman, a
little over 5 feet tall, with light hair
and blue eyes. She appears tired,
ashamed of the publicity the has found
necessary to invoke, and she admits
she was a "silly girl who did a most
foolish thing in the face of her moth
er s disapproval, out ene insists sne
still wants the man who introduced
her as his wife.
Tells of First Meeting.
To a reporter she told last night the
story of her life with the state auditor.
"I met him once when I was with
my husband; that was nearly two
years ago. I was only interested in
him. lie and my husband, Charles O.
Kuhns, were telegraph operators.
"About four years ago I became con
vinced my first husband had lost affec
tion for me. I did not live with him
after that. I never thought much of
divorce, as I had no object. I knew
several gentlemen who were nice to
me and understood my situation.
"Another and Mr. Brady were most
kind to me. Finally I came to realize
that I loved Mr. Brady and I obtained
a divorce April 26, 1913, before Judge
Tuthill in the Cook county circuit
Defiant of Law.
"I'll marry you within 24 hours of
your divorce," Mr. Brady had told me.
"My mother told me about the illegal
ity and I mentioned it to Mr. Brady.
" "I guess you forget who I am, don't
you? he asked.
" 'Listen, honey,' he said, 'an official
as high as I am in the state can do
anything, even commit murder, and
they can't touch him if it was done
train and we went to Detroit. It was
the first time we had been together
more than a few hours.
"We were married soon after we got
to Detroit, and he committed perjury
the first thing. He swore, in obtain
ing the license, that I never had been
married. I admit I was proud he
would do that for me when be waa a
high official and ran such chances.
"It was arranged I was to live In
Chicago until the year was up and we
could be remarried. He gave me
$2,000 to furnish an apartment. Then
he told his mother he was married.
Introduced as Wife.
" You bring her right down here at
once.' she ordered him. 'J went down
fa May. We were happy a while and I
was introduced as his wife. I became
a member of the 'ladles' cabinet' of
the governor's official family and at
tended several social functions. The
women were very nice to met
"Then he began to tire of being mar
ried. He told me I was bossy. Some
of his relatives learned when we had
been married and that I had been mar
ried before, and they told him the fact
his wife was a divorcee would hinder
his chaaces politically. Before that he
had been confident.
" 'I am going to be governor of this
state.' he used to tell me. 'I'm Roger
Sullivan's candidate and I've got the
organization behind me.' The possi
bility of my previous marriage inter
fering with his political opportunities
preyed on his mind. He became more
abusive. He choked me. He slapped
me. He wanted me to rob myself of
the prospective happiness that I had
come to look forward to.
"Finally his mother learned of the
details of our marriage and that law
fully I was not his wife.
You'll have to leave this house
tonight,' his mother told me.
I had $200 in my trunk and Mr.
Brady took this. I could not go and
didn't. Finally he agreed to pay me
$100 a month until May if I came to
Chicago. William Ryan, state treas
urer, trying to help us, advised me to
go, and said he would guarantee that
Jim would take care of me.
"But the money didn't come, and I
consulted Mr. Erbstein. That was last
November. I telephoned to Jim at th,e
capital one day afterward, and asked
him to come to me.
'You talk to Frank J. Quinn of
Peoria, he's my lawyer,' was all he
said. I tried to get him to come and
he told me to go to the devil and
I don't know what defense he can
make. I suppose he will say what all
politicians say when they are caught
their own wickedness, that I am
Style changes are sadden and ex
treme these days. Always some
thing new, seems to be the idea of
creators of styles. We are prepared
to show you the latest styles In
Voiles and Ratines, Crepes, etc
Beautiful White Voile and Crepe
Dresses at $5.98, Q Qft
$4.98 and J0I0
New White Pique and Duck Skirts
in ruffled or with d -t O C
tunic. $1.75 and Jl.s40
New Lawn Dresses, made of fine
quality lawn, striped, I or
$1.50 values at
Children's Dresses In lawn, figured
crepes and voiles .priced at yi
$2.98 down to. r2JC
e n m Tl AT 1
June Sale ot uamty musimwear
A wonderful assortment of TJnder
musllna. all the latest atylea and
Ideas shown; Ami French muslin
gown and skirts, beauti- Qg
Corset Covers, Skirts and Gowns,
made of fine quality muslin and
nainsook, beautifully f59c
Extra special values In Combination
Suits, Skirts and Corset Covers,
lace and embroidery trimmed, rib
bon and beading, C
98c values, at "
French embroidered scalloped
gowns, extra 4Qc
Open front Brassieres, O "
New Panama Hats, Also Lace
and Outing Hats Just Received
Hire Special Train One hundred
Davenport grocers, jobbers and friends
will go to the state convention of the
organization at Des Moines June 15 on
a special train. They have engaged
the entire third floor of the Savery
hotel for the accommodation of the
Extra Cars at Evening Hour A res
olution, which if effective, will be
heartily received by many working
people, was introduced by Alderman
Moeller during the committee of the
whole meeting of the council yester
day afternoon. It provides foe the run
ning of two extra street cars on the
Gaines street line .one at 5:45 and the
other at 6 p. m. Throngs of office and
SATURDAY SPECIAL One hundred trim
med Hats, all this season's latest styles at just rz
; Full Line of
Novo on sale.
Navy, blue or black, fast
color Drill Suits, made with
bloomer skirts and waist at
tached in one-piece, special
$1.75 beautiful Suits at
$4.98, 3.98, $2.50
Special Prices on Children's Oxfords and Sandals
1 lot Children's Blucher
Oxfords in patent and dull
leather sizes 8 to 11
formerly priced at $1.75,
$1.50 and $1.25,
1 lot of Children's Patent
Eyelet and Strap Sandals
wide plain toe sizes 6
to 8 were
l lot Children's White Can
vas Pumps 1-strap neat,
larrow toes $1.00 JQ
value, now O C
I lot Children's Punctual
Blucher Oxfords tipped
splendid shoe for service
sizes 8, to 11 were
Misses' Barefoot Sandals, sizes 12 to 2, at 65c; Smaller sizes at 49c
to state how soon that
Breweries Given Permits Resolu
tlons renewing the permits held by the
Davenport Brewing Co. and the Inde
pendent Brewing & Malting Co., were
unanimously passed by the city coua
cil. The sufficiency of the last circu
lated petition of consent privileged the
two concerns to continue in business
here. The resolutions were introduced
factory people rushing homeward at I by Alderman Brehmer, chairman of
while he's an officer. They can'
touch me. I can get by with it and I
don't want to wait any longer for you.
"I was carried away by a vision of
happiness, and I was foolish enough
to allow him to persuade me. He
bought two lower berths on a Wabash
In making KLESft-flAlD BREAD, we use only the
: ,: very best of materials. Our facilities are simply perfect.
' K There is no luck or chance with us.
the supper hour make it impossible for
the regular cars to handle the traffic
la consequence many people are un
able to reach their homes in less than
30 or 45 minutes after their day's work
is through. The matter will be taken
up by the council with the Tri-City
t is alwxrs good and ir s always made clean. Sold only in dainrv. waxed
wrapper. Why then ralce a chanccavrith bread of whose quality you axe
doc surcl It's as pure and clean as the morning dew.
Your grocer sells it in 10c and Sc loaves
K0RN BAKING COMPANY.
Rock Island, 111. :
Divorce Mill Grinding L. C. Voss
was granted a divorce from Estella
Y?ss. He was given custody of the
two children. Leone and Leora. The
defendant cannot claim any interest in
the plaintiff's property, according to
Mrs. Grace Collins was freed from
matrimonial ties, being given a decree
in the suit she filed against Wayne
Collins. Cruelty was alleged.
Mrs. Myrtle M. Smith was given
freedom from bonds of matrimony on
her allegation that her former hus
band. Harvey L. Smith, deserted her.
A decree of divorce was granted
Mrs. Bertha Penrod by Judge Done-
gan in her suit against William Pen-
rod. The plaintiff alleged cruel and
inhuman treatment. She was. given
the custody of the two children.
Stone Company Buildings Burn.
Buildings housing the crushing ma
chinery of the Bettendorf Stone Co.,
just east of the Bettendorf shops.
were burned to the ground yesterday.
causing a loss estimated at $5,000. The
blase is supposed to have been of in-
cendary origin as it was first seen in
a part of the building quite a distance
from the boilers. The alarm was
turned In at 3 o'clock and in a short
time the Bettendorf volunteer fire de
partment was on the scene but the
fire had gained such headway that the
firemen's efforts to save the buildings
were futile. One building was 24 by
32 feet and the other 15 by 42. They
were located but a few feet apart. The
stone company, wnicn makes a spe
cialty of furnishing crushed rock tor
concrete paving, will be unable to re
sume operations until the buildings
are rebuilt and new machinery in
stalled. Otto Thompson! S20 Kirk
wood boulevard, owner of the concern.
the police and licenses committee. An
automobile for the use of Fire Chief
Denger will be purchased by the city
at a cost not to exceed $3,500. A pe
tition headed by R. B. Beedee, man
ager of a local garage and signed by
the proprietors of seven other garages
requests the council to allow the in
stallation of gasoline tanks under the
sidewalk, with curb pumps attached.
Mr. Beedee who addressed the council
in advocacy of his petition stated it
was now necessary for gasoline tanks
to be placed inside the garages which
occasioned considerable fire risk.
Chief of Police Schramm nearly lost
out on a summer's vacation trip when
a motion to adjourn was requested by
the mayor before Alderman Bawden
could Introduce a resolution authoriz
ing the chief to attend the national
convention of police chiefs at Grand
Rapids, Mich., June 15. The resolu-:
tion provides that the officer will be
paid his traveling expenses by the city.
The move to adjourn was held up un
til the council voted the chief a trip.
Don't forget the excursion
Sunday, June 7, to Muscatine on
the W. W. and barge. Given by
the n. I. Owls' Nest, 1197. Leaves
lock Island 10 a. m. and Davenport
at 10:30 a.m. All kinds of refreshments.
After Park Vandals Acts or vandal
ism in Davenport public parks Is caus
ing much concern to the park com
missioners. Dr. Herman Pape, secre
tary of the commission, authorized the
announcement that a reward of $25
would be paid for information leading
to tne arrest and conviction of persons
guilty, of malicious mischief in dam
aging flowers and shrubbery. A beau
tiful flower garden In Vander Veer
park was ruined by an automobile be
ing driven through its center. Picking
and uprooting of flowers has also been
reported from this and other parks.
The commissioners desire to end this
work of destruction and If furnished
the names of persons who have dam
aged these beauty spots will prosecute
Girl Has Smallpox One new case
of smallpox was reported to the board
cf health. Velma Wagner, 11 years
old. residing at 830 West Eighth street,
has the disease. She has been quar
antined at home. Of the last 10 cases
of smaTTpox quarantined here, eight
have been of children 12 years of age
Licensed to Wed Otto Herman Goe-
man, Atlanta, III.; Bertie Reeves, At
lantic, Iowa; Paul V. Gossctt. Chicago;
Edith L. Gross, Chicago.
Let Contract for Hospital. The con
tract for the new addition to Mercy
hospital, which will replace the cen
tral part of the old building, has been
! let to J. B. McGorrisk of Des Moines,
and work will be started Monday. It
is to be finished by Dec. 1. The build
Ine will be four stories with a com
modious basement. The dimensions
are 0 by 110 feet. It will be of re
inforced concrete and absolutely fire
proof. The walls will be of brick with
cut stone trimmings and the floors
will be of tile and terrazo mosaic. The
finishings will be of hardwood. The
estimated cost of the improvement will
be about $90,000. The plans for the
structure were drawn by Architect Ar
thur Ebeling, who will supervise the
construction. The center of the main
hospital building has-been torn down
and the ground is all ready for the
contractor to begin work at once.
When completed, the Sisters of Mercy
in Davenport will have one of the
most modern and completely equipped
hospitals in the west.
He Wanted to Murder Wife. Bert
McHart went to 1015 Perry street.
where his wife was visiting friends.
He knocked at the door and when
asked what he desired, calmly answer
ed he wished to Bee Mrs. McHart to
kill her. The door was slammed shut
in his face, and while several mem
bers of the household prevented Mc
Hart from entering the dwelling, an
other telephoned for the police. The
man was arrested while still demand
ing admittance. He wag brought to
the Etation in a partly intoxicated con
dition and created considerable ex
citement before placed in a cell. When
arraigned before Magistrate Roddewig.
without the courage of liquor, he acted
like a different person. He told the
court he did not remember threatening
to kill his wife and excused himself
for misconduct the night before on the
grounds he was drunfe The court did
not think the excuse sufficient and
fined McHart $5 and costs.
enve of a well known railroad which
has been making an experimental test
of these poles. During continuance of
the severe storms the poles of this
company were severely taxed, and in
many cases the overloaded wires bore
the supports to the ground, but in no
case did a concrete pole falL
news all the time
Hoe Jury Fails to Agree.
New York, June 5. The jurors In
the $225,000 breach of promise suit
brought by Miss Mae A. Sullivan
against Arthur Ingersoll Hoe reported
to Supreme Court Justice Gavegaa yes
terday that they were unable to agree.
They had been deliberating for 14
hours, so Justice Gavegan discharged
them with the thanks of the court
Obituary Record August Helnrich
Struck died at his home, 1302 Mar
quette street, following a lingering ill
ness. He was 68 years old. The da-
ceased was born in Malenti. Germany
Oct. 7. 1845. coming to America and
directly to Davenport, May 13. 187"
For a number of years he worked in
uavenport at his trade, that of a car
penter. Five years ago he entered the
grocery business on Leonard and Mar
quette streets, which he conducted up
iu mo iiui-e oi nis aeatn. He was mar
Hoed Jan. 16. 1874, to Misa Marie Bode.
no preceaea mm In death eight
mouins ago. lie is survived bv two
daughters, Mrs. Emma Conklty and
Miss Clara Struck, and one son. Wal
ter F. Struck, all of Davenport. A
brother, W. 11. Struck of Germany also
survives. The funeral will be held
from the home Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock. The body will be Incinerated
at the Davenport crematorium.
The durability of the reinforced con
crete pole .was forcibly demonstrated
during the past winter in the experi-
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