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CASE IS DROPPED
State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
on Nolle Prosses Indictment
When Witnesses Fail.
SIMMONS MA I I ttt lb WtAI
to recover the body. Martens lav face
Second Hand Man Charged With Re-j downward. al there was a pool or
ceivirg Stolen Property Silas I blood near his head. CUnedale assert-Be-tder
Star W.tness. j od Theman 8 cap was IviiiR near n.l
a double-barre'ed shotgun rested by
i ''Is side. His pockets were turned iii
At r.fternoon in circuit j 'ie out. Near where Martens lay.
mrt A C. Kuards. assistant state's d'nedalo paid, corn stalks were
attoreev. r.ioveu 10 none pros
ved to nolle prosse the
iad'rtni'Tt returned against Alphons
n. ti.ar;'il with rie murder of.
BmI Mart.T.s. The failure of w:t-t
Ees to te!i the same story from the
,und ti.at t'.- toid ia private, wan !
reponsiiiNl for the action by the pros-!
editor. Many 01 i:ie siaie s nesi w n
Ees also tiisappeared.
Juilge liraves entered the motion
ir.d Ver. as liberated. The next case'
, be cai,.l ul he hat .gainst KU. ;
Sinmori. frond hand dealer, charged .
ui-h receiving sti.b-n property. He!
,i placed on tr:l tins afternoon. '
Si Us Render, star witness against Sam '
Frver. who was convicted atid sen- J
fenced to t:ie ponuenriary. win aiso.i.iose cane.l to the stand exhibited a
tikf the staid in this case. j surprising lapse of memory concern-
i ins the facts surrounding tlie murder,
l.i'tle dificts'.ty was experienced in Jt was nectinsary to use an interpreter,
jf'.tinc a j':ry yesterday afternoon 'n . former supervisor Maurice Bockaert,
ciretii' court to t-y Alphons Vein on . Moline. acting in that capacity. The
a (har-e of murdt-riiiir Has; Martens.! foreigners had great difficulty in un-
Beisicn d:!:rnirn. wlioe dad body j derstanding the questions, and their
a fo!:inl n his farm south of the j answers were of little value. It is tin
city. la- 0 toin-r At the pane! J derstood tome of those in a position
mas ten-;' eu. in hcur and a half lr- j to kne-v tf the facts in the case have
inr taken up in examination.
'a'" s Attortie y. K Thompson j T'.ie two best witnesses for the state
r.de t-ie ttp'ninc statr-nient. and were Melvln White, employed on a
ns f. ;i.vej i.y Jc.iiii K. Scott of I farm adjoining the Martens place, and
the uVf.-r.-e. Mr. Thompson mentioned t'a-" Keddig. a plumber, who lives near
;h M;.;'ii ioiis proximity of Vens' l'.- tl.e Watch Tower. The former told of
sppe ir.itic and t:ie tlr.dinir of Martens" j set-ing Vens and another man leave
t ! . He also toid f a m etiui; be- I the Martens farm on the morning af-te-ii
Martet.s nd Vens in tlie Hoeck- ter the murder and HeJing testitleil
art saloin on Sfrvcnieentii street tin-! relative to Vens calling at his home on
before M.r'ns is :llecd to have ) the same morning and asking for
!'-n nmrdereil. They i:iarrlled over ' direction to a street car.
a five dollar in at
Tlicmpscn said i'.i" s
tj.at 'en made m
t a? time
ate wiit.ld .how
attempt l find
h:.- aife and hii'lreu r iie rejehej
Ko:hf-'er. X. V.. aftr !eav.ng Rock
!:-:and. Ven- nPecod on his return
til- he 'lent to Rochester to me
f;i:;;i!y. When taken in custody at
JC' .iiesrer the police aii'-c he liad r.ot I
trieii to find his family.
Alibi is Defense.
"Vo w ill show tint trie state's evi-.
i-1.; i.- f ; le most flimsy character." !
.:d Mr. S. o.t :n o.n:ng his state-j
inen'. He added that the prosecution j
w i;c!.t n fa ten gniit on a man by a
!; chain of c'.rcumstar.tii"! evi
dence. Vns ha.i in iiis possession the
lav t.eforr- Mart'T.s a.s murdered a
t kt iron Mol-ne to Kochesier. N.
Y and the diy MRrtens is said t have
len in:: rdred t ; iiefrns" t.;r. c;i
V'-ns was ti"r in Ko-k Island or vi
cinity. Describes Wojfd.
I.r. Aibert X. Mu. ii-r. . .. m y phyH- j
ian. tr. fir-t i: t'if-d he saw
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.... imji iv.,. r- a.i'.i vj-j.;.. -
at i IviijX underiaKinz pf
O. Kuox undertakinz wr or. '
wlire tiie ilej man was taken, and
"ater t' iri!: -t. I i described 'he
bu!!-f woijrid in Ihf la k of Mirtens'
twk a.-i 3'3 to I inches in u;aiDtr.
On d-.re ; exi'i:i:na'iin Ir. Mueller as-ic-r-d
t bdy ua badly de".jniposeJ
ai.d can- e-. id-ii' jf lia ia,r b-en d- ad
YYi.Xjt! I -"-'!::. " ' ; 7 Fanciers to Meet. to Calamus
rthwfi-'-jl A business meeting of the directors ife.
k7rrrT'v 5-TfTTTTTnfmf I of the Mississippi al ey a -
PltX.--i sociation will te ..eld at 8 o'clock this i v
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Bvj days. On cross examination. h
testified the weather u favorable t(
decomposition, being warm and sultry,
and that Marten might have died only
three days previous to the date of find
ing. The witness denied that Martens'
head showed signs of a blow bavin
beei struck, when queried by John K.
Scott, defendant's lawyer.
Corn Stalks In Evidence.
William CHneda. farmer of South
Mock Island, aid he found the body
about a quarter of a mile from his
home in the middle of a com fielj.
Axel Tebens. brother-in-law of Mar
tens, came to Clinedale's homo to fti
OI.Iiav,nB discovered Martens' body.
viinedae and Uebens .went together)
u,UOJ anu a ""el was
i iouni Kxiged i one of the stalks. The
state was unable to produce the bullet
in evidence. Tlie gun and corn Malks
were introduced la evidence. Mr.
f'ineJale jwas only able to partially
identify the gun.
Ccrcner It. C. J. Meyer was nlacd
t.n the stand to tell of investigations
connected with tlie inqueM. He told
of visiting the scene of the alleged
i murilor Anil HMllrinn- I ho clmt .n- ami
orn staUs evIdenc,
When court convened this morning
it was found some of the state's mot-t
important witnesses ere missing, and
fled to Belgium.
Quarrel In Saloon.
Kmil IKime bartender at the Itoeck
aert saloon on Seventeenth stree'. tol.i
about hearing Vens and Martens quar
reling in the saonn on the day before
the murder over some money Martens
had loaned Vens. U-jtli of the uien
liad been drinkm.1? heavl'y.
Mrs. A. Boeckaert testitied relative
to the men visiting her husband's sa-1
j Icon, but her memory failed her when
State's Attorney Thompson questioned
her closely about what occurred in the
saloon. Both Mrs. Boeckaert and
lxnme were under arrest for a
in connec-tion with the case, but were
later released. It is understood thnt
Boeckaert returned to the olj country
scon after the crime.
What little Mrs. Ix)Uif;e Wrjeyle
knew about the vi.-it of the two men
to tlie t-iluo.i flu- liad trouble in di-!
. i 1 ; n lt'inii"l, klio tins nrei ifiuslv '
informed the eountv prosecutor
ens was in tlie uoecsaert shoti i.iit-
Thursday evening, on the . stand ,
could not remember it. ( harles
ievle said Martens showed a big wal- !
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i'i mien wun ' """
the afternoon, but knew not.nng or me
The state thus far has been abb; t
Introduce nothing but circumstantial
evidence, and unless some of the wit
nesses till to be ca led have some
thing important to tell, it li thoi'glit
that a motion by t ie defence at the
clofe of the state's case lor an in
structed verdict ii: be sustained by
Cleland Files Bond.
J. CI. land has filed his bond of
j $10,000 in county court for faithful per
formance cf duties as constable. H:
bondsmen are Fred Hlener and C ,
Leave It to
0 ; Geori
PHONE R. I. 692.
TIIK HOCIC ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY,
TO ARRANGE FOR
Monthly Session Which Begins
Today at Head Office of
REMOVAL STILL DISCUSSED
Voice of Dissent, However, Comes
From Kearney, Neb., Where In
surgents Are Strong.
The board of directors of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America began a
week's session at the head offices to
day. Routine matters pertaining to
death claims are the usual order of
business. This session, however, is
expected to be one of the most import
ant ever held. Head camp plans will
Kansas City is making a hard fight,
it is said, to have the head offices re
moved to that city. Fifteen camps
there raised a fund of $4.0"0 to begin
a campaign to move the offices to Kan
sas City. The commercial club of that
city is said to be ready to draw on its
reserve fund for new projects and
partially finance the erection of a
building and domite a site. John Sulli-
an. of Kansas City, who to'day was in
Hovk Island as the guest of Dr. S. C.
A. Rubey. of Lawrenceburg. Mo., state
deputy, told of the fight Kansas City
Wants Office Kept Here.
While many reports are coming to
Rock Island telling of cities which ex
pect to bid for the head offices In
case the reserve tax decision goes
against the Modern Woodmen in the
courts one was received today from a
camp at Kearney, Neb., which adopted
resolutions favoring) the retention
of the head offices in Rock Island. An
extract from the resolutions says:
"Resolved. That our delegates to the
state head camp at Hastings, Neb., ex
tend every effort towards retaining the
head offices at Rock Island. III.'
The Kearney. Neb., camp is radical
ly insurgent, however, and declares it
is imperative that the present head
officers he ret :ved. A reduction of 50
per cent in the salaries of head officers
is demanded and a thorough investiga
tion of their past financial transactions
is asked. The resolutions favor a law
making it impossible for a head office1"
to hold office more than two years.
"We demand that the head officers,
whoever they be. reside at Rock
Island." says the resolutions.
Detroit is still working with a view
of obtaining the head offices. Camps
of that city are now getting out liter
ature showing the income the offices
bring to a city. "With the headquarters
located at Detroit postal receipts would
increase $100,000 annually and bank de
posits about $14.0ii0,0u0." the literature
Quote Michigan Law.
The Detroit boosters touch on the
Illinois law relative to taxation of
fraternal cash and'quote the Michigan
on that point as follows:
r,eiy liuiriuni u-ut-n l urij ,uin-
ized or licensed under this (fraternal
' i i i i,.-
charitable and benevo-
, , , am, , of , funus
.... ... . ,. .
Mia 1 1 ne exempt
hall be exempt from all and every
1 state, county, district, municipal and
I school tax. ether than taxes on real
I estate aud office equipment."
KILLED DY TRAIN
j Dr. B. W. Powell, a young physi
I cian of Calamus. Iowa. Clinton coun
ty, was instantly killed at that place
at nooa today while crossing the
Xorth western tracks in his auto. He
was struck by a passenger train. He
j was alone in the car. which was de-
moli!hed. Dr. Powell recently came
from. Ohio. He leaves a
Fureral of James H. Meehan.
rhe funeral of James Meehan was
held this morning at 9 o'clock from St.
! Joseph's church. Dean J. J. Quinn.
j Father O'Counell. and Father Mur
' taugh had charge of the services. After
.' tho ceremonies the remains were sent
I to Tiskilwa for burial,
j The pallbearers were T. J. O'Brien.
S. J. Russell. James Kerrigan, T. J.
i Muaray, J. T. Shields and P. J. Nor
Funeral of Robert Don.
1 The funeral of Robert Don, pioneer
'settler, who passed away yesterday
I morning, was held from the Don home
stead. 1218 Second avenue, this after-1
noon at 2:30. Rev. H. V. Reed of the I
j First Haptist church had charge of the j
services. Interment was made in J
i Chippiannock cemetery. The pall
bearers were: Dudley Marshall.,
eorge Yeggy. Ben Cest and Roy Col- j
Mrs. Mary Bias.
The death of Mrs. Mary Bias. 74
ears of age. occurred at 6 o'clock this
morning at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Herman Pantel. 1538 Twenty
ninth ftreet. She hud been suffering
several months with complications.
Mrs. filans was born in 1850 at Bonen
ode. Ainhertz. Germany, where she
si-nt the early years of her life. Her
maiden iinuie was Mary Gruefer aud
yhe was united in ma rr. age to William
liUhS In Germany. Jan. 2'.. 1SH5. The
couple came to thin country In 189-4.
settling in Ho-k Island, and she had
lived here since. Her husband passed
away several years ago.
She Is survived by four daughters.
Mrs. Herman Pantel, and Mrs. A. J.
Ender of Rock Island. Mrs. L.. B.
Bethards of Omaha and Mrs. Carl Hess
of Muscatine, and one son. Rudolph,
of Muscatine. Sixteen grandchildren
and five great grandchildren also sur
vive. The funeral will be conducted from
the Pantel home Thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Rev. K. J. Rolf of the Ger
man Kvangellcal church will have
charge of the services. Interment will
be in German Lutheran cemetery.
AT THE Y SOON
Directors Plan to Fit Up Two
Tennis and Three Handball
The playgrounds at the Y. M. C. A.
will be fixed up for use in the ncir fu
ture, according to plans adopted by
the board of directors at their meeting
last night The hoys rnd younp men
of the association will havj a clianc e ! law. Mrs. Mark Young, who was driv
to handle pick and shov.-l in lei elin-j ' i;ig wiih her at the time, rode a quarter
up tlie ground and getting ready for ! of a mile behind the fleeing horse be
filling and packing, and tills work will: fore she was thrown from the buggy,
probably be htarted at onto, under liie ' She escaped serious injury, being only
direction of the physical director, j slightly bruised, but she is nearly pros
There is room on the playground for ' trated from the shock,
two tennis courts and three handball i No Blame Attached.
courts, all of which are to be fitted up
as soon as possible. It is planned to j
use the tennis courts for volley ball, J
in case the business men decide to j
keep up their play during the summer,
and baseball can be played on the
grounds by using an indoor ball.
It is expected that the playgrounds
will be a popular place during the
warm weather. It is sn arranged li:if !
the locker and bath rooms are access- I James Yo,ln8 in 1SC4- Tne familv mov
ible to the playgrounds, and the swim- ! pd to tnis c,t-v in 1!W1' and have re"
niinp- tr.i w ur at i.i.h ! sided here since.
II PERSONAL POINTS II
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rol.r, 13:10 ;
Forty-second street, are the parents of j
a daughter who arrived yesterday. j
Dwight OIney. salesman from Mc-:
C'abe's. has been called to Clinton. '
Iowa, by the serious b luess of- his j
brother, who was recently Injured in a !
motorcycle accident. !
Miss Kdna Thomas. 820 Fourteenth j
street, has gone to Detroit. Mich., ac-j
companying home her aunt Mrs. James j
McVey. who has been visiting her
mother. Mrs. Charles Reinhardt. Pll
A. H. Compton. 512 Twenty-fifth
street, has gone to Wilniette. HI., to j
attend the funeral of his brother-in-'
law. William Tanushka. U. K. j
West, a nephew, will also attend the '
. - , . . ,
Mrs. O. M. Cloudas. returned today1
, ,, . i . i
from Roc lester. Minn., where lie has .
been for tlie past eight weeks under
going treatment at the Mayo Brothers
sanitarium. Mr. Cloudas is much
l.roved in health.
PEORIA WOMAN IS
Mrs. Sarah DeBolJ. ased 4:t. of I'eo-
ria. who for Heveral years has been a
' voluntary natient at the YVatertown
hospital, was yesterday afternoon de-!
clared insane by a commission at the,
Institution composed of Dr. It. F. Yin
sor and Dr. D. F. Hughes.
DAVENPORT CONCERN TO
MAINTAIN OFFICE HERE
(Ppocial to The Arsciis )
Springfield. 111.. April 14. The Grupe
Drier and Boiler company of Daven
port, Iowa, Incorporated in Illinois
today. The company manufactures
driers, boilers, furnaces, etc. The cap-
ital stock is $50,000. aud the capital
stock In Illinois Is $5,000. The presi-
dent is J. P. Grupe. and the secretary,
Frank B. Hooper, both of Davenport.
The principal office in Illinois .s obi
Elm street. Rock Island, and the at
torney in fact in Illinois Is T. A. Mur
phy, at that number.
of Bonbons and
Cliocolates has been estab
lished by strict adherence
to the hiphest ideals of the
Ve shall never be salisfied
with anything less ihan
perfection of deliciousness,
purity and freshness.
Our slock is always fresh.
It comes dirrct from "ri
Look for tho Rod Si(n
4?t!f Salc5 Atnt
Ak fr Cmm at your grucer't
I gy " -Ty?N
APRIL 13. 1U.
IS JURY VERDICT
Inquest IsHeld Over the Re
mains of Mrs. James Young i
CHAUFFEUR IS NOT BLAMED
Daughter-in-Law, Mrs. Mark Young,
Only Slightly Hurt But Pros
trated From Shock.
Members of the f-.mily of Mrs. James
Young, who was killed iu a runaway !
accident Sunday evening near Genoa, j
111., arrived in the city this morning J
with the remains. Mrs. Young, It is
learned, was returning from Sycamore j
Sunday afternoon, and had reached the j
outskirts of Genoa, when an automo-1
bile driver tried to pass the buggy, and ;
in doing so c rashed into the rear wheel, i
The horse lunged forward and Mrs.
Young was thrown to the road, alight- i
ing on her head and breaking her neck, j
She died instantly. Her daughter-in-
The coroner's jury in session yes
terday at Genoa returned a verdict of
accidental death, and attached no
blame to the driver of the car.
Mrs. James Young was born in 1849
st Lincoln, 111., where she lived sev
eral -years before going to Genoa, 111.
Her maiden name was Susan J. Alli
son, and she was united in marriage to
sne is survived by tier nusoanu. tnree
daughters, Mrs. E. M. Jenkins of Dav
enport, Mrs. C. Griggs and Miss Ola of
this city, and three sons. James, Jr.,
John and Mark, all of Genoa.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at
2 o'clock from the home. 533 Twenti
eth street. Rev. J. I Vance will offi
ciate. Burial will be in Chippiannock
ADVANCE IS DUE
Scale Increases Automatically
May 1 from 53y2 to 55
Cents Per Hour.
Carpenters in the three cities will
1 after the lirst of May receive 55 cents
(.nil. fn. th..i- 1 1 .. i ...-. -1 I '? 1'
his motheri"""""' " ' , '
rill."', nuivu uan ucu uiiinuiuiu
scale for tlie last year. A year ago
. ,,,,, h,h
r" ' arbitration by representatives of the
union aud the Tri-City Master Builders
association. It was theu settled that
the wage should be 53 cents for the
first year and 55 cents for the second,
the agreement expiring May 1. 1015.
Wages will be advanced automatically
May 1 under this compact.
In other building trades unions the
tv-ale'for next year generally remains
, the same as this year. Plasterers are
' un ovr-or. iin nettini? 7.". cents an
hour in place of 70 ceuts. This scale
went into effect the first of the year
and as a matter of fact was paid by
most contractors last season.
Mrs. Itosie Dahmstetter of Moline
has filed suit for divorce against her
j hllshnnll i,,sf.Ih Dahmstetter. The
j ,e were married Jau. 8 jc,. at
j Chi and fceparated June 19. 1313.
, CrueUv ,s f harged. she'asks for tne
; ,-, nf miden name. Rojie
Hejl. P. R. Inge'.son is the attorney.
In his suit for divorce, Osborne De
fenbaugh. Moline, claims that his wife,
Mrs. Amanda Defenbaugh, deserted
i him. The couple was married Dec. ,
ISitC. at Freeport, and the husband
charges that Oct. 28. 1910. his wife leit
him. Andrew Olson is the attorney.
WIFE KILLS SELF ,
Mrs. Anna Sohl. 22 years old. quar-!
,Xled with her husband at their home, i
;Ait Harris street, Davenport, on his
arrival home last night at C, o'clock
and 10 minutes later took her life
drinking carbolic acid.
CONSIDER NEW LIGHT
Mayor H. M. Scliriver will meet
with representatives of the People's
Power company at the city hail tomor
row afternoon to rike up the. provis
ions of t'.ie aew electric light contract.
Grass Fire Near VIITa.
The firemen were called at 6:25 l:ist
evoning to extinguish a sras-5 fire near
the Villa de Chanto,'. It is believed
that the blaze was started bv bovs.
j This is the second time in t'tree weeks
the demmeut lias been called to put
' on fire of similar nature at t Iiis plru-e.
I While tho horse market ha.i been
affected by the inroads of the auto
mobile, the mule market last year was
Ibette' than ever.
- ! B
ROCK . 15 LAN P.
Probably the greatest
shirt factory in the world makes
the "Big Buck" work shirts.
They are the best looking, best material,
best fitting and best made of any man's shirt
we have ever seen. We have secured the exclusive
selling agency for Rxk Island of these Huck"
s-hirts: to quickly advertise them and to induce every
man in this locality to wear the Big Ruck at once, we
r.re allowed on Wednesday to sell one shirt to any
man who wants to rind the best fitting and best wear
ing shirt he ever owned for just 25c. Xo more, no
less. 25c. If you once sample the "Rig Ruck" you'll
be a Rig Ruck customer ever after.
Money refunded 'if you kick. Bring your 25c
' . . i '--r once get a good shirt lor just a quarter, 25c,
IN THE CONTEST
High School Boys Will Compete
Thursday for Place on Big
JUDGE BY DOUBLE SYSTEM
Manuscripts Are Marked by One Set
and Delivery Is Checked Up
The preliminary oratorical contest
to decide what boy will represent the
local high school at tlie Big Eight boys'
oratorical contest, to be held at Gales
burg, May 1 will be held Thursday
evening in the lecture room at the
high school. Already a number of
boys have entered the prelims and an
interesting contest is expected. The
judges of the contest have not been
announced yet, but they will be from
Moline and Davenport, it is under
stood. Tlie method of judging the orations
is novel. The papers, are corrected
and a percentage given by teachers
who do not know who tlie authors
of the orations are and this year tlie
instructors of tlie English department
of the Des Plaines high schoolt the
principal of which is Horace L.. How
ard, recently of the corps of instruct
ors iu English at the local school,
have marked the boys' orations. The
judges from Davenport and Moline
will judge the orators on delivery
Thursday night, and then an average
is taken. The student with the high
est average is, of course, the winner
of the contest.
Entered for Preliminary.
The following students are entered
in the preliminary:
"America's Penalty" Bert Metcalf.
"The Exploitation of the Prisoner"
f. on is Reuckert.
"Modern Heroism" Frank An
drews. "The Altruist of Science" George
"The Dangers of Socialism" Clif
"The Great Pacificator" Joseph
"Agenda" Paul Dahlen.
EAGLES' FAIR IS ON
TOMORROW AT RINK
The annual Tair of the Order of
Eagles vill open with a rush toanor
row night at t ie rins, according to ex
pectations. The event Is scheduled to
last 10 days.
Grand displays of fireworks and a
parade from the "odje home headed
by the city officials to the rink will
mark tlie opening night. At fie rink
attractive booth displays have been
made in which Rock Island merchants j try daily. The average length of the
will show goods. j product is 12 inches, and many of tlto
There will be dancing each evening.' cuci mbers grow to be 18 inches long.
Fred E'imke is chairman of the fairj The club luncheons will be held ev
arrangements committee. i ery Tuesday noon.
ROCK ISLAND AUTOIST IS
FINED AFTER HITTING MAN!
Alfons Roi how, 2110 Fourth avenue, i
Rock Island, wag fined $25 and costs !
n Davenport police court yesterday ;
for a violation of the traffic ordi- j
nances of that city. Sunday afternoon, i
while driving an automobile, he ran
down' Motorman Adam Uttic of Dsv-'v
enport. bruising him severelv. Rochow !
was driving cast on Second street and
crossing to the wrong ride passed be-,leavi"K Sterling at 5:10 Thursday
twecn a street car and the car barn, ' morning. The Sterling Commercial
striking Utt'T. who was crossing t:tejclub sends, word through A. li. Xissen.
c.rpt ' secretary of the Iowa Auto association.
AMATEUR'S ART SHOWN AT
Y. M. C. A. MASQUE SOCIAL
An aitist has besn discovered at tho
Y. M. C A. He has hopes of becom
ing a sculptor. Of course his work Is
somewhat crude and amateurish, but
It shows promise for future develop
ment. Tho social committee, with
their usual enterprise, have made ar-1
rangements to bring the young sculp-
tor and his work before the public,
and they will place his best elTort on
exhibition on Friday evening, when
Ilia crowd Is to be present for tile mas
querade' social.' The urt'st has been
at work on u bujt of a boy. and this is
the piece which - to ba shown.'
This will make tho Friday evening
j social cuita n an ?.xhUilt- with the
young sculptor's work, and the two
great pictures of Washington and Lin
coln which are to be shown in con
nection with the masquerade social.
This social is a public affair, open to
both men .and women, with no charge
for admission. All guests are expect
ed to be masked, and anyone who at
tends undisguised will be fined an ap
propriate amount as a penalty for his
neglect. An attractive program ia to
Stockholders of Rock Island
Savings Hold Their An
The annual . meeting of the stock
holders of the Rock Island Savings
bank was held at the bank yesterday,
and the following board of directors
was re-elected: H. S. Cable, Wi'Jiam
H. Dart, P. Greenawalt, Franz Happ,
H. P. Hull, E. W. Hurst, Phil Mitchell,
M. O'Connor. John Volk.. :'
Following the stockholders' meeting
the board of directors met and re-elected
the officers of the bank, who are as
President H. S. Cable. ;
Vice President H. P. Hull.
Vice President P. Greenawalt.
Cashier A. J. Ldndatrom.
Assistant Cashier YV. G. JolinstonJ
Assistant Cashier I. J. .Green.'.-
ROTARY CLUB IN
Interesting1 Talks Given
Weekly Session by E. H.
Guyer and A. B. DuVon.
The regular weekly luncheon ofthe
Reck Island Rotary club was held this
noon at the Harms hotel. Lunch was
served at 12:15, and was followed by a
discussion of the constitution and by
laws of the club, which were present
ed for the first time in printed form.
The features of these rules and the
basis upon which' t"ie club will work
were explained in detail. E. H. Guf
er, chairman of the ways and means
committee, discussed the street cax re
A. B. Du Von, manager of the Rock
I I.-land Lumber company, who was one
of seven members to make a trip to
the Davis cucumber farm in Betten
dorf, with members of the Davenport
Rotary club yesterday, gave a Bhort
talk on w'.iat he saw on the trip. The
Davis farm, consisting of six acres un
der giants, is the largest cucumber
farm of its kind in the world. Over
370 dozen cucumbers are shipped from
this farm to dea'ers all over the coun-
SPECIAL CARS TO CARRY
VISITORS TO STERLING
i ne I. ana I. interurban will run a
special car from Da-venport, leaving
at 3:40 tomorrow afternoon, for , the
accommodation of tri-city people go-
ing to tlie big roads meeting at Ster-
ling in the evening. The Burlington
ill also do the handsome by tho
visitors from this locality, attaching
a special coach to its regular train
seats at the Gait house
banquet aud at the theatre meeting
have been set aside for'the delegation
expected from here.
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