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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. JULY 7, 1914.
H.S.GASE IS DEAD;
BORN IN COUNTY
Son of J. H. Case and Home
Had Been in South Rock
Island Since 1832-
END COMES AT OMAHA, NEB.
Remain to Be Brought Here, Funeral
Being Held From Residence
NEW ASSISTANT IN
ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH
Henry Stephen Case, who without
doubt m the oldest person born In
Bock Island county. died last evening
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rob
ert McEschren in Omaha. The re
mains will be brought here for burial,
arriving Thursday morning at 10
o'clock and the funeral will be held
from the Case home at Twelfth street
scd Eighteenth avenue at 4 o'clock in
jlr. Case succumbed to ailments In
cident to advanced age, he being In his
S2nd year. Two years ago he closed
his home In South Rock and with his
daughter. Miss Edith, went to Omaha,
having lived at the McEachen resi
dence since. His health during this en
tire period had been poor.
Mr. Case was born Nov. 11, 1S32, on
the farm which continued to be his
home till the time of his death. He
was a son of J. H. Case, who came here
hi 1S29 and who associated with Judge
John W. Spencer In laying out the city
of Rock Island, having owned and plat
ted the tract known as Spencer &
Case's addition, lying between First
and Eighth avenues and Seventeenth
and Twenty-third streets. The Case
family at one time lived In Black
Hawk's wigwam and the head of the
family was a warm personal friend of
the chief. The Case farm comprised
half a section of land just south of the
city limits west of Seventeenth street.
Was a Gold Seeker.
Henry Case at the age of 18 went to
the Pacific coat in quest of gold and
remained in California and Nevada
for four years. This and the two years
just past were the only ones when he
was not an actual resident of this
county. A short time after he return
ed home, in 1554, he married Miss
Anna Elisabeth Frost, who died after a
few years, leaving two children. Mr.
Case later was again married to Miss
Jane E. Hanna, who died about a dozen
The principal occupation of Mr. Case
was farming, though he conducted a
brick yard on the old home place for
many years as a side line and was at
fine time interested in steamboating,
l-.aring had charge of a boat on the
Mississippi when that stream was the
main artery of commerce in the central
west. For nearly a score of years he
had led a retired life.
The two daughters named are the
only surviving members of the family.
ANOTHER BILL OF
Judge E. C. Graves Holds State
Must Furnish More Spe
Court Recognizes J. L. Haas as Assist
ant Counsel for Special State's
Attorney G. W. Wood.
Rev. Warren Francis Parke.
yesterday morning on a charge of dis
orderly conduct. Yesterday afternoon
he was arrested by Officer Kell. and
this morning paid a fine of $1.50 for
E. R. Rhoderick. Maurice Van Deur
man. and Frank Searle. were all dis
missed on payment of the coasts for
disorderly conduct. They were arrest
ed by Sullivan last evening.
FIVE LOCAL BOYS
GIVEN A HEARING
Quintet, Said to Be Implicated
in Grocery Burglary, Charg
ed With Delinquency. "
Five Rock Island boys were today
given a hearing in county court be
fore Judge B. S. Bell on a charge of
delinquency. The quintet range in
ages from 12 to 14 years, and are
charged with having been Implicated
in the burglarizing of Wich's grocery
store of Twenty-third street and Fifth
The five are Camille Van-Stelandt,
Dace Schonbroeck, August Schon
broeck, Sam Raymond and John Ray
mond. Attorney George W. McCask
rin Is representing the five.
AD CLUB TO PICK
SET OF OFFICERS
Axel Nelson promised by all that was
good yesterday morning In police
court, that be would behave in the fu
ture. He was given a chance and was
released. At 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon he was arrested In the court
house by Sheriff O. L. Bmner. taken
before Justice of the Peace Carl
Keuhl and sentenced to the county
jail for 90 days, which Is working
no great hardship on the finances of
the county, since Nelson Is some cook
and ca neasily earn his board.
Richard Holman was also released
Session Will Be Held at the
Rock Island Club Next
The Rock Island Ad clb will hold a
meeting at the Rock Island club Thurs
day at 12:15 at which time officers for
the new organization will be elected, a
constitution adopted and a permanent
name selected. This business was to
have been transacted last week, but
owing to the absence of Fred V.
Burgh, chairman, the business was
postponed. The feature of the session
will be a talk on retail advertising, the
speaker to be selected later. All those
who plan to attend are asked to notify
Mr. Burgh so that ample reservations
can be made for the luncheon.
The prosecution in the Magill-Bruner
conspiracy case is having a difficult
time In getting a bill of particulars sat
isfactory to the defense. This morn
Ing in circuit court State's Attorney
ueorge w. wood produced a "so-
called" bill, in conformance with the
coe'ession of the motion of the de
fense yesterday afternoon, but the
same did not meet the requirements
of attorneys for Lawrence M. Magill
and Sheriff O. L. Bruner, and Judge E
C. Graves allowed a motion for an ad
Atorney S. D. Kenworthy, as soon as
this point had been gained, urged the
court to consider the matter of a con
tinuance of the case to the September
term of court, if possible. He argued
more time should be allowed the de
fense to prepare for trial. He insist
ed that both the indictment returned
and the bill of particulars filed were
Immediately Judge Graves inquired
of Attorney Wood how much time
he would require to carry out the
court's decree for an additional bill of
particulars, setting forth the overt acts
charged and the dates in relation there
to. The prosecutor said H might re
quire several days. The judge, dis
gusted with the progress with which
the case has advanced, told Attorney
Wood to get out and hustle and report
tomorrow morning. If possible, with a
bill of particulars that would cover
the Instructions from the court
Wants Some Haste.
"I want to get through with this
sitting around and doing nothing." de
clared Judge Graves from the bench.
Anyhow, I want some definite under
standing so as to advise the men call
ed for Jury service. They are patient
ly watting and perhaps some time
we'll want to use them. No motions
for a delay will come from me. If the
counsels on the two opposing sides
can agree on a continuance of this
cause, then perhaps I'll yield, but not
before. This case ought to be advanc
ed to where the Issues are well defin
ed before there is a postponement, if
that must necessarily be."
Prosecutor Wood appeared In court
and filed his bill of particulars on his
confession to the motion of the de
fense made yesterday, after the court
overruled the original motion for such
a bill, which asked for specific infor
mation as to the overt acts, etc., of
In the case could be accepted for its
real worth. Haas was cross-examined
by the prosecutor, and as to the Ques
tion of his appointment came to be, '
saia in parr:
"George W. Wood, appointed spe
cial state's attorney, called at my of-
nce tnree or rour weeks ago and told j
me he was empowered by the board
of supervisors to employ an attorney
or attorneys to assist him in this case
and wanted to know If I would accept
such a commission.
"Prior to this some of tnje attorneys
for the defense and one of the defend-'
ants visited my office. In all the con-!
versations not a single fact relative i
to the charges In the indictment were
discussed. The only feature discussed
was relative to the authority for the
appointment of Wood as special
prosecutor. I was nifi sTvTSed in any
particular of the plans for the defense
in this case,
"It is true that I represent three
defendants in cases which are some
what connected with this trial. Kow
when Mr. Wood spoke to me on the
matter of assisting him I told him all
these circumstances. To make myself
doubly sure that there would be no
objections to my appointment, which
came to me as a purely professional
recognition. I submitted all details of
the conversations both with the de
fendants and Mr. Wood to vo mem
bers of the county bar who are In the
highest of standing and asked for their
frank opinion. Both William Jackson
and Hugh E. Curtis declared they
could not perceive where the slightest
objection could be made.
"The statement that I represent any
private interest in this case is abso
lutely untrue and false. On the con
trary, I have an idea what private in
terests are meant. They came to my
office and tried to -dissuade me from
entering the case. As to the other
charge, ' of Influencing certain wit
nesses in this case, because I happen
to represent them in a legal capacity,
nothing could be further from my
mind as far as any testimony to be
taken in this case is concerned. That
is not my way of practicing law. That
is all I have to say."
Attorney Dietz for the defense, in
arguments to support the affidavit of
objection, reviewed in detail the Vas.
der Beke perjury charges and de
clared that from his relations already
sustained with Attorney Haas would
be absolutely impossible for him to
testify in this trial without fear.
"It isn't fair to these defendants to
put a witness on the stand on sucn
material points as wl'l come from Mr.
Vander Beke under these circum
In his decision to allow Attorney
Haas to assist Prosecutor Wood, Judge
Graves declared the affidavit object
ing La the appointment nowhere gave
intimation that the particular witness
es had testified falsely, to with refer
ence to any matters of this case or
were likely to.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. William Ferkel, Jr., at Joslyn the
morning of July 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young or cnicago
e defendants, as charged in the in-1 are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Young.
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dictment returned by the January
grand Jury. The court denied the
first motion with great emphasis, de
claring the demands were such as to
ask for a complete record of evidence
that could be sent to a higher court
After examining the bill offered by
tha prosecution. Judge Graves corn
raented on its lack of specificness.
"I don't believe, Mr. Wood, that this
is the bill of particulars that is in cor
rect reply to the motion to which you
yesterday confessed," said the jurist.
"Magill and Bruner. the defendants
are charged in the bill with doing this,
that and the other thing, but as to the
overt acts specifically, which I under
stand the defense is seeking informa
tion, there is only a general state
In his arguments on the motion for
an additional bill of particulars. Attor
ney Kenworthy referred constantly to
the statement brought in court by
Wood as a "Bo-called" bill of particu
lars, and declared the "defense has not
as yet either by the indictment or the
so-called bill of particulars, been ad
vised what, if any, were the acts said
to have been illegally performed by
the defendants in furtherance of the
charge of conspiracy."
The second big feature of today's
proceedings in the court was the rec
ognition by Judge Graves of Joseph u.
Haas as assistant to George W. Wood
in the nrosecution. This was done
after the court overruled objections to
the service of Attorney Haas in such
capacity, contained in an affidavit sign
ed by L. M. Magill. one of the defend
ants. The defense charged Haas with
being retained by private interests in
the case, aid furthermore was attor
ney for Adolph Vander Becke. tast
Moline saloonkeeper, under indict
ment for perjury, and who was claim
ed by the defense in ihis morning's
arguments to be one of the principal
witnesses for the defense.
Attorney Wood sought to cross-
examine Magill on the statements set
forth in the affidavit, but the objection
of Attorney Dietz for the defense, was
sustained by the court, on a point of
law. Wood then asked to take the
witness stand himself relative to the
appointment of Haas. He was per
mitted to give oral evidence, on tne
stand he told or the conversations
with Mr. Haas previous to the appoint
ment and by what authority he asked
him to assist him in the prosecution of
the present case.
The relations between the two men
were more fully explained to the court
br Attorney Haas, who appealed to
Judge Graves to decide the merits of
his appointment only after he was con
vinced that his professional standing
In the Rock Island county bar was
such that his tetlmony of the facts
1120 Fourth avenue.
Mrs. John Farley and daughter Ma
bel of Pleasant Hi'.l. Mo., are vtsiting
the former's sister, Mrs. P. J. Lee.
Mrs. Philip Eiker and daughter, Vivw
ian. are visiting with Mrs. Eiker's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Thompson,
2507 Seventh avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ryerson and fam
ilv left today for Denver, where Mr.
Ryerson will attend the national con
vention of Elks next week. Mr. Ryer-
Ron la a aeieeaie iruiu nu
lodge No. 980.
Major D. T. Hillman of the ordnance
department at Washington, D. C. ar
rived In Rock Island today, on official
business at the Rock Island arsenal
He will spend several days here, and
will be guest of Colonel ueorge w
Mr. and Mrs. George Hessig and
rtinrhtpr Kathrvn and Miss HeKar
and nephew of Fort Madison, Iowa,
and the Misses Mayme Baranski. Kath.
wn Srhreiner and Freda Jensen of
rhlrairo sDend the Fourth with Mr.
and Mrs. William Trefz. Miss Schrein
er will remain for a week's visit.
Mrs. W. G. Oglevee and children
Elizabeth and Donovan, will rturn
this evening, after a several weeks
visit at Chicago and Downer's grove
Rev Mr. Oglevee, who has been visit
ing his father at Dickerson Run, Pa.,
returned home last week. Miss Eliza
beth, wbo accompanied him, stopping
eff at Downer's grove for a few days
Children of Mr. and Mrs. John F.
Moeller, 1000 Sixteenth street, wno
live In other cities, are gathering for
the celebration of the oOth wedding an
niversary of the worthy couple, which
will take place at the home next Fri
day. There are 11 children, seven or
whom live here. Rev. Fred Moeller or
Mai com. Neb., arrived last night, while
Rev. George Moeller and family of Cor-
der. Mo., Dr. Charles MOener or hi.
Louis and Mrs. William Ferguson of
Charlotte. N. C a daughter, win ar
jVIOLINE SPEEDER IS
ARRESTED BY CAREY
Louis Banks of Moline was dismissed
this morning on payment of the costs,
$2.10. on a charge of speeding on his
motorcycle on Seventh avenue Sunday.
He was arrested by Special Traffic Offi
cer P. J. Carey.
Frank Mathew Dead.
Frank Mathew, colored, aged 30
years, died at nis nome, ti i weinn
street. Monday morning. He was born
In Abingdon in 1S84. The funeraf ser
vices will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon at the Wayman A.
M. E. church. Rev. Mr. Walkup will
have charge of the c?remony.
A FIFTH OFF .
We have just closed a half year's business
period punctured hy many uncertainties,
much variableness and great activity and
through all we have retained the loyal
patronage of a great army of old custom
ers while gaining so many new ones that
we are exceedingly grateful.
This Twice-a-Year 20 per cent
has come to be known as the great Cash
Raising Event of Mid-Summer the time
when bills have to be paid and merchandise
must be sacrificed for a quick turn over, the
penalty for all over-buying mistakes for the
previous six months.
It's on us. Come and help yourselves
to all you want of the very best with our
compliments. Ves! It's 20 per cent off.
IN BOLD ASSAULT
BY UNKNOWN MAN
Passenger on Car Uses Stool as
Weapon as Car Stands
Near Market Square.
NO MOTIVE DISCOVERED
Victim, Bruised on Head by the Blow,
Asserts That His Assailant
Was Total Stranger to Him.
A passenger on a Fourth avenue car.
which was unloading passengers at
the corner of Second avenue and Sev
enteenth street at 10 o'clock last eve
ning, assaulted Sam Meyers, the con
ductor of the car, who resides in this
city, using a stool as a weapon.
The conductor was stunned by tht
blow, and when he regained his senses
his assailant was fleeing north on Sev
enteenth street, and was soon lost in
the railroad yards on the river front.
A police officer was on the scene a
moment after the assault, but the man
had disappeared. What the motive
for his act was has not been learned.
" Meyers told his story to the police,
this morning. He said his assailant
claims that he never saw his
assailant before and, that not a word
was exchanged between them last eve
ning. He is unable to explain any mo
tive for the assault.
The police on the other hand believe
that the conductor is not telling all he
knows. They have learned that in
stead of having boarded the car at the
Rock Island station the two men got
on at Twenty-seventh street. They be
lieve that there was some enmity be
tween the passenger and the conduc
tor. , ;
The theory that robbery was the
cause for the act Is entirely discredited
by the police, as they claim that if
such had been the motive, the men
would have waited until the car
reached a place traversed by fewer pe
destrians. ' .
PLANS RIVER TRIP
Members Work Hard to Make
Initial Outing a Success and
Large Crowd Expected.
TALKS AT MEETING
Tells Local Rotarians
The Tri-City Motorcycle club will
hold its first annual river outing this
evening with a moonlight excursion
on the steamer W. W. The advance
sale of tickets has been heavy and a
large crowd is looked for. Dancing
will be the main diversion on the boat.
Tomorrow night the Young people's so-
and another man get on the car at the ciety of the- First Swedish Lutheran
Thirty-first street station of the Rock .'church will hold a moonlicht trip on the
Island railroad. When the car stopped
at Seventeenth street several passen
gers got off, the two men departing
from the car last
Strikes Blow With Stool.
The assailant, according to Meyers'
story, got off of the car with his com
panion, and as the motorman was
about to give the signal to the con
ductor to go ahead, jumped back on
the rear vestibule, grasped a high
stool used by the conductor, lifted it
In the air, and brought it violently
down on the conductor's head.
Meyers attempted to ward off the
blow with his arm. but succeeded only
In breaking the force. A deep gasi
was inflicted on his forehead, and he
was badly bruised about the head and
People rushed to the car, and an offi.
cer arrived almost Immediately, but
the assailant was gone, and since has
not been found. He was a man nearly
six feet tall, was strong and powerfully
Meyers went to Dr. Joseph DeSi'.va's
office and was given medical attention,
and today was able to be about again.
The police are puzzled. Meyers
W. W. and Thursday night Browns
Business college class will hold a sim
ilar outing on the same boat.
The steamer Quincy ill arrive here
Friday noon on the way to St PauL
The steamer Helen Blair will arrive
here Wednesday, returning Friday. The
steamer Morning Star is also due here
The Rotary club luncheon today was
featured by an interesting talk by-. Os
wald Becker of the Davenport Rotary
club. The session was held at the
Hotel Harms and about 45 members
heard Mr. Becker's talk. He was a del
egate to the national convention of Ro?
tary clubs recently held at Houston,
Texas, and he told of the new rules
established for the benefit of the clubs
throughout the. country. Later 'he
went to New Orleans where he met
Fred W. Reimers, formerly of this city;
The two made a tour of the most im-
Lportant towns in Texas. ,
Mr. Becker suggested that the Rock
Island and Davenport Rotary clubs
hold a joint meeting in the nearfur
ture at which time an outside speaker
of note should be secured. Local mem
bers expressed themselves heartily in
favor of the proposition, the date to be
selected later. The Davenport club. has
115 members and the Rock Island olub
Three were elected to membership
today. They are:. Alba Hill, manual
training instructor; Harry Cozad,'re
insurance, and C. E. Sharpe, superin
tendent of the water works. . i'jj
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All the news all the time The
Argus. int. ,
Mary F. Robertson, R. INTJ
Phone, K.irm3-L. !
Reorganization and 11
ll July Clearing Sale,
V Page 7. II
ROCK 15 LAN D. 1LU KXZZ,ZZ2JL
If you can buy a Trunk, Suit
case or Handbag which is far
and away better than any other, but at no
more price, you'd at least be pleased,
Then if there was a guaranty of extra
strength, greater wearability, better appearance
and everything, that would settle it, but when in
addition to all this there's an extra discount of
20 per cent taken off during our great semi-annual
20 per cent discount sa!e you'll come quick,
To the man or woman who cannot appreciate
this logic, we simply bow in silence.