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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY". JULY 21, 1914.
MONEY PAID TO DEFENDANTS IN TWO MORE CASES Details of Other Matters In Tolving Bruner and Magill Are Told in Court. STATE CLAIMS WRONG ACTS j Eeicn Said to Have Given 550 and -nnie Rogers $40 to Secure Liberty. ' rartbcr evidence in two other case3 rere money i claimed to have been ritf to SnPnff O L. Hrunor with the lMled?e of L. M. Magill. former ritt attorney, was brought out in the testimony at the trial this morn In circuit court. In the evidence ,ari the !at eck .Mr.ce the case was cpened before the jur Prosecutor Wood r.as endf avoreii o fhow the pass es of money in the Mitchell. Nolan, i-taujsrman. Manuring and Ohout iices. and today the testimony cen tra around the follow ins charge?: Tbit for the release of Oscar Ben on committed from the Molice police court to the county jail. Sheriff Hmner received t30 in cash from the prisoner iiffijelf. Benon was given a hearing en a larceny charpe and was bound tm to the grand jury in the fall of 1911. TSat for the r?leje of Minnie Rog ers in the summer of 1912 the t-heriff received $40 in cash, though his orig inal demand was for $200. to be ap plied, according to test! nony. for a bond. The Rogers woman was arrest ed in a raid on a disorderly hous? on Fifth avenue between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets. Four or five days after her commitment John Shannon friend, came to the court house to in tercede .with Bruner and Magill, and tet.fied to the negotiations. Shannon on Stand. Shannon, who recited in detail of his relations with Minnie Rogers, was on the stand when the noon recess was j ordered. Attorney Kenwortny put him through a grueling cross examination bich was not continued until the af ternoon session at 2. He claimed to have "scoured" up SIS from friends on the ouside and added this to $25 in the woman's possession to secure her re lease. The money, he said, was actual ly paid over by Miss Rogers to Bruner while they were behind closed doors and he did not note the conversation. Oscar Benson, according to wit nesses, was arrested in Moline in the fall of 1911 on complaint of Arthur Stephenson, mho charged the man. a stranger to him. of stealing a buggy belonging to h!s father. The hearing was held in Magistrate Gustafson's court Attcrney William E. White fide, as assistant state's attorney, prosecuted the case. Benson was ound over to the grand Jury on a larceny charge. The state called to the stand three M the interested parties. Stephenson, r'uo snore to the complaint and also to a letter which he received from Ma rti purporting to explain why the matter never reached the grand jury: Magistrate Gustafson. who testified to the fact that the case was heard before him. the judgment entered and the transcript :n the case givt-n to State's Attorney Magill: and Attorney White side told of a conversation with Magill after Benson had been bound over to the grand Jury, in which he informed lis chf that Stephenson had ap proached him with a demand to know hat had become of the Benson prose cation. Whiteside testified that Ma ROCK IShJiS D. ILU 5SJ ' WednesdaySpecials AH day Wednesday after 10 o'clock, the old reliable "Hope" brand of bleached muslin, in quantity limit, per yard IVzC. 2 to 4 o'clock, bojs' "Brownie" overalls, sizes 5 to 10 years, just for two hours at 12c a pair fit your boy out in one or two pairs at 12c. 25c bottles of Pratt and Lamberts "Lister ine" at 10 to 11 o'clock Wednesday morning 15c. We reserve the right to limit the quantity, at 15c a bottle. 3 to 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon you can buy 10 bars of Procter and Gamble's famous Lenox Soap" for 25c Get in on time as there wlil be a scramble at 10 bars for 25c. Promptly at 4 o'clock Wednesday, a $1.00 quality of a well-known make of women's silk glove3 will go at 59c a pair. There are tans, browns, navies, grays, blacks and whites, at 4 o'clock and for an hour, 59c. Wednesday, 3 to 4 o'clock, women's ribbed union suits, umbrella style, lace trimmed, per suit 17c Just about enough for an hours sell ing, so be on time for yours, at 17c. gill stated then he would write Benson a letter of explanation. But before thU letter was entered Into evldebce Attorney Wood called Walter KttUlsen. former deputy sher iff, who haa been a constant witness for the state ever since the trial was opened, to the stand and from him brought the following testimony con cerning the delivery of money from Benson to Bniner for the former's re lease from county jail: Q "Do yon remember when Ben son was in jail In the fall of 191 IT' A "Yes. sir." Q "Did he have any money on his person A "I do not know." Q "At any time did you have a conversation with Bruner regarding the receipt of $50 from Benson?" A "Yes sir." Q "What was said?" A "Bruner said he bad received $5 from Benson and had let him go." Q "What further was said or done regarding the $50?" A "He banded me the $50 and told me to put it in the safe, that John l;oney was around and investigating the case." Q "Tell of the meeting between Bruner and Ixoney. What happen ed?" A "Looney rame into the office and wanted to know where Benson was. Bruner was there at the time." Q "What did Bruner say?" A "He made some kind of an ex cuse as though be didn't know what to say and Iooney went over to the jail. Bruner told me to put the $50 in the safe and if anything came up to say that it was for a bond. Later be went to the safe and took out the $50." Jacob Wigers. roemoer of the Mo line police force. forn?r deputy sher iff, now a candidate for sheriff, was called to the stand in connection with the Benson case. He testified to hav ing borrowed $3 from Benson the night he was jailed. Intending to pay back the money, he said, he appirXch ed Bruner with the statement that he understood Benson had been let out and that he desired to return the money. Bruner, he says, told him to pay the $3 to him. and be did. Four Points In Records. Five leading facts relative to the proof of charges involved in the trial of the two defendants were brought forth and Incorporated in the court records during the proceedings yes terday afternoon. The points were these: Mrs. Mary Timmerman, who gave testimony through an Interpreter, tes tified that she actually paid over $131 or $132 in bills and small change to Magill in his office in the court house and in the presence of her husband, Camiel Timmerman. and Rene Van Speybroeck. The money was paid to secure the release of Camiel Timmer man from custody. The defense main tained it was to secure the services of an attorney for Timmerman. Camiel Timmerman was recalled to the stand and asked only one question by the state. He swore he was "not arrested more than once in this case. This was to prove that no service was made on the capias issued from county court for the man's arrest on informa- tion from the state's attorney's office. After entering a fine of $1 and costs against Timmerman the case was dis missed. Check Was Real. Absolute proof of the genuineness of the check presented by Martin No lan to T. C. Meanor in the sum of $100, which was paid to Sheriff Bru ner by Meanor. was established by the testimony of John G. Zern, cashier of the Farmers' bank of Viola. 111. At torney Wood presented people's ex hibit No. 33 to him for Inspection and the cashier stated that the check had passed through his bank in the due course of time. O. F. Anderson, cashier of the Mo line Trust and Savings bank, testified that April 18, 1912, he received at his KR1ES TALKS OF BUILDING & LOAN Local Rotarian's Interesting Paper on Building and Loan Business. The regular weekly luncheon of the Rotary club was held this noon at Ho tel Harms. The feature of the session was a talk by E. B. Kreis. Mr. Kreis read an Interesting paper on building and loan associations. His talk dealt mostly on the volume of business transacted by these organizations. The fact that Illinois ranks fourth In the country in tht building and loan busi ness was brought out during the talk. Mr. Kreis also touched on local conm tions. J. K. Clarkson read a humorous pa per dealing with experiences of Frank Patterson of the Advertising Lead Pencil company. E. C. Fisher, super intendent of the city schools, and Ed ward H. Guytr were introduced aa visitors and gave short talks. Fcrty-five members attended today, and Olaf Cervin acted as temporary chairman. bank the promissory note for $220.85 payable to O. L. Bruner and signed George E. Col berg and Marie Colberg. Only small effort was made to collect the note. "Colberg said when he gave me the note," declared the witness,' "that it was only a 'stall' and that he never would have to pay it." Anderson further testified he re turned the note to Bruner Nov. 15, 1912, the day Marie Colberg. alias Marie Lavern, was convicted In county court and fined 200 and costs. The sum of $50 was paid to Sheriff Bruner by Philip Dingeldein, truck gardener of South Rock Island, for the release of an employe, Jacob Ohoutski, bound over to the grand jury. Dingeldein said Bruner wanted $100, but he offered $50 and the offer was accepted. He said he gave the money to the sheriff with the under standing that it was to go towards securing a bond. Dingeldein testified to the return by Bruner to him of the $50 about a year later. The state maintains that this was done by the sheriff to escape detection at a time the grand jury was probing into the affairs of his office. Court Works Late. The half dozen or more witnesses called through the wearisome session of yesterday afternoon, which did not come to a conclusion until 5:35, Judge Graves holding over the usual 5 o'clock quitting time, with the state ment, "I'd like to do some business before this day is ended," were put through a most minute cross-examination by the defense. As a result of the close questioning they succeeded in striking clear from the record the en tire testimony of Charles B. Truxell. candidate for sheriff, the final wit ness of the day. He was brought to the stand by the state in an effort to connect the conversation between Bruner and Dingeldein when the $50 was alleged to have been paid. After the cross-examination Prosecutor Wood admitted the evidence as given was immaterial and consented to its erasure. To be protected against any mis statements in the examination of Mrs. Mary Timmerman, the first witness of the afternoon, the defense engaged Ben DeJaeger, desk sergeant in the Moline police station, to listen to the evidence furnished through Peter Meersman, the states' interpreter. No objections were entered by the de fense to the way the interpretation was handled. It was brought out from the witness that on the occasion of her visit to the court house in com pany with her husband and Mr. Van Speybroeck, she spoke to the state's attorney through Van Speybroeck as an interpreter, but that she actually paid over the money herself. Collected $150. She stated that before going to the court house she had collected $150 from three different parties, $50 from her brother and the same amount from eajh of two East Moline saloon keep ers. The $150 was taken because it was not known at the time how much would be necessary to secure her husband's release. "How much" was it you paid to Mr. Magill?" asked Attorney Diets on cross-examination. " "Either $131 or $132.'' "Are you sure that was the amount T "Yes." "Did you count it?" "Yes." "Was it paid in bills or currency?" "Paper bills with' some small change." In Introducing the first scrap of evi dence in the Colberg case, charged as one of the overt acts in the alleged conspiracy between the two county officials. Prosecutor Wood bridged the objections of the defense and Intro duced as people's exhibit No. 43 a photographic copy of the promissory note for $220.85 made In favor of Bruner and signed by the two Col bergs. On the witness stand Walter Kittilsen, former deputy, recognized the handwriting on the exhibit as his own and told of the circumstances of filling out the note under instructions from Bruner. In the cross-examination "of O. F. Anderson, the cashier addmitted that he turned the uncollected note over to Attorney Wood for the purpose of having it photographed. Also that he held the note sent to htm by Bruner for knowledge as to the financial stand ing of the Colbergs for a period of about seven months before returning it to the sheriff. "Did you report to Bruner what Colberg told you. that the note was a 'stall.' inquired Attorney Kenworthy. "No." replied the banker. In his testimony relative to the Ohoutsk! case, Philip Dingeldein stated that he had first approached Magill re garding means for his employe's re lease. "What did you ask Mr. Magill when you met him In the court house?" ask ed Attorney Haas on direct examina tion. Left It to Bruner. "I asked him what could be done to get Ohoutski out of JaiL He said that he was in a hurry to catch the train and told me to go over and talk to Mr. Bruner about it." "Did Magill say anything more about the case?" "No, sir." In the cross-examination relative to the repayment by Bruner of the $50 Dingeldein stated that his first de mand was made about nine months after the transaction was closed. That was at a time when Bruner was con fined to his home by sickness. In a conversation then Bruner said he would pay when he got up again. This he did, said Dingeldein, about three months later when the men met on Second avenue. The taking of testimony was abruptly halted for more than a 'half hour during the afternoon, when ar guments were entered for and against the introduction of the grand Jury re port for the September, 1912, term as evidence by the state. This matter was brought up o'nee before. Wood and Haas cited cases and traced the practices of various courts in an effort to establish the fact that the report was Incomplete as it did not relate the disposition of all of the 9S matters investigated by the grand jury at that session. The report states that 22 true bills and ignoramuses were re turned. The allegation is that the cases of Nolan and others cited In the overt acts were among the 76 others on which neither a true bill or ignora mus was returned, and which should have been done to give information as to the disposition of all matters in vestigated by the jury. Sustains Objection. After heated discussion by oppos ing counsel Judge Graves sustained the objection for the introduction of the grand jury report as evidence, on the ground that such a complete re port as the state specified is not re quired by the Illinois statutes and moreover, that it was not the best evi dence of the fact that the various cases cited had come to the attention of the grand jury. It is known that if the objection had been overruled Magill had lines laid to bring to the stand as witnesses the foreman of every grand jury which met under his direction during his four years of office to prove that this method of report was followed by him under their direction. Magill alms to prove that the grand juries ordered him to transfer all misdemeanors, etc, to the county court for trial, rather than burden the county with added expense and bringing petty cases to the circuit court for trial on true bills. Magill has the names of all the grand jury foremen and it Is prob able they may be called to testify to Magill's proper procedure in office. These foremen were: J. G. Sholes, Mo line; J. H. McConnell. Port Byron; Foster Armstrong, Bowling; W. H. Bailey, South Rock Island; W. H. Ashdown. Port Byron; John Goodman-s-n. Moline: W. D. Hall. Port Byron; C. W. Heck, Moline; D. W. Mumma. Zuma; Dan Corken. Rock Island; H. H. Keuhl, Moline; C. G. Hogberg, Moline. MOTORCYCLIST IS STRUCK BY CAR Arthur Pottiger Sustains Gash in Crash at Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue. Arthur Pottiger, 3104 Fifth avenue, was painfully injured at 11 o'clock this morning when he was Btruck by a Long View car and thrown from his motorcycle at Twentieth street and Fourth avenue. The young man was traveling north on Twentieth street, the same direc tion as the car was going, and eye witnesses claim thta be tried to pass in front of the car and was run down. He went into the Red Cross drug store and was attended by Dr. S. B. Hall. He sustained a gash about two Inches long on the head and was bruised and cut about the body. ALE DO II The Misses May and Mildred Row ley 'returned to their home in Chicago Friday after making a few weeks' visit with their sister, Mrs. James Day. Mr. T. E. Wright and two children. Francis and Madelyn of Keota, Iowa, who have been guests at the home of their uncle, A. V. Larrance, went to Ophiem Friday to visit Mrs. W. F. Johnson. M(sn Nod a Brooks and Mrs. George Werts went to Rock Island Saturday and will go by boat to St. Paul. Minn., and spend a few days with Miss Brooks' brother, S. A. Anderson. Mi Mamie Park returned to her home in Viola Thursday arter visiting her cousin. Mrs. C. F. Thede. Mm J. B. MarUn. Jr.. and son Louis, spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J .B. Martin at Laoc. Mrs. W. H. Philleo and daughter. Miss Anna Grace, went to Dixon Wed nesday to visit their sister and aunt, Mrs. E. D. Alexander. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Henderson and children are spending two weeks at East Lynn park. A very quiet wedding occurred at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Jones, Wednesday afternoon. July 15. the con trasting Darties being John F. Pollock and Miss May Brown. Both Mr. and Mrs. Pollock are well known through out the community and their many friends wish them happiness and prosperity. 111.11S West Second St, Damper Dissolution The Third Week of tins, trie most talked of sale in the annals of Tri-City . retailing, will break all former ;t records. This week Well Set a New Pace in Value Giving , The description below will scarcely convey to you the .., remarkable values offered. Should we justly describe them, we fear there would be a doubt as to our truth fulness in the minds of some readers who are not ac- quainted with the policies of this store. We claim these items to be the greatest values we have offered. Read them! See them m our windows. Gome in to try them on. 48 fine Summer Dresses in white,' colors or stripes; newest models of the season, finest of makes, mostly one of a kind, but all sizes. Val ues from $20 to $30; choice at . . Choice of every high class silk coat for evening or dressy wear, all sizes and shades. . Goats that are ex clusive, individual styles that never go out. Values up to $75; choice at . . Choice of 150 children s Tuh Dresses, white or colors, sizes 6 to 14, all , the season s choicest materials, smart styles, best of makes. Take your choice this week at . . . IS PROMOTED TO HONOLULU OFFICE J. A. Shadinger of the Local U. S. Engineers' Office to Leave Soon for Pacific Isle. J. A. Shadinger, 1424 Sixteenth ave nue, clerk in the lighthouse department of the United States Engineer's office, in Rock Island, is making preparations for leaving the city, having been pro moted to Honolulu.- Hawaiian Islands. H will be chief clerk in the light house department in that city, which has charge cr tne Deacon service ri practically all of the islands owned by the United States in the Pacific. Mr Khnriinepr has disDOsed of his household goods. His wife and daugh ter Vivian, have already gone to Chi cago, where he will join them soon and following a short stay with rela tives in Indianapolis will go to San Francisco, from where on August z with his wife and daughter, will sail for Honolulu on the "Wllhemina," Mr. Shadinger has been in the light- house service with the government for 11 years, coming to tne local omce three years ago from Chicago. He has practically been in charge of the local department. Mr. Wilton, who bas - been clerk in the lighthouse service in Honolulu will take Mr. Shadinger's place here, arriving within the next few weeks. "WORLD AT HOME" A CLEAN SHOW, IT IS ASSERTED Some criticism of the carnivals which have visited Davenport this year hav ing been indulged in the carnival com mittee of Damon lodge No. 10, Knights of Pythias of that city which brings the "World at Home" company to Dav enport shortly has prepared a circular letter to the newspapers which says: . "As there has been some discussion In the local newspapers in reference to the two carnivals recently, held in Tht Storm f Quality 3 Where Fashion Ijdgns C Davenport, we, the .carnival commit tee, Damon lodge No. 10, Knights of Pythias, respectfully submit the follow ing letters for your careful considera tion and trust through your valuable medium you will treat the matter fair ly and publish some or the whole of these letters. "Our object is, that the public may know exactly what class of an organ ization the Knights of Pythias are bringing here. You will notice that the letters are from the chiefs of police in every town where the "World at Home" has exhibited at, and we may add that this organisation was chosen out of many to exhibit at the Iowa and Illinois state fairs. . "We intend to use every means in our power to keep this carnival abso lutely clean, and it is not fully up to record, we invite your criticism, and will then fully abide by the results." In support of this statement are sub mitted copies of letters from nearly a dozen police chiefs in various cities which the show has visited and all commend it in highest terms. MILAN CHAUTAUQUA GAINS IN INTEREST W. H. Bickers gave an interesting lecture yesterday, aftsrnoon at the Milan W.C.T.U. Chautauqua, taking for bis subject "The Greatness of Little People." The main point in his lecture was that the measure of human greatness is the service we render our fellow men. He also told how the men on the railroad such as the engineer and the man with the pick and the shovel are greater than the men with higher positions in life, because of the responsibility they have for the welfare of people traveling. The musical numbers were given by Miss Sunderland and Mr. Bickers. Miss Sunderland gave a reading "The Old Violin," Mr. Bickers reading "The Horseback Ride" and "When Father Carved the Turk." In the evening a large number was present and the audience was enter tained with a lecture given by Mr. Bickers on "A Dish of Salamagundl." Musical numbers and readings were given by Mr. Bickers and Miss Suth wriavA. -. aie 3 NORTHERN LIFE ; SUIT APPEALED Case in Which Defunct Local Organizations Figure Goes , to Supreme Court. Notice of an appeal to the supreme court In the suit of Laura L. Clark et al., against the Fraternal Tribunes and the Northern Life Insurance companies was filed in the circuit court at Spring field yesterday. Both the circuit court and the appellate court have decided against the complainants. The suit was brought following the sale of the Fraternal Tribunes to the Northern Life, to determine who was liable for the Insurance policies. The Northern Life was ' forced Into the hands of a receiver and Judge C re ig li tem held that neither the officers or the companies were liable. His decision was sustained by the appellate court. The Fraternal Tribunes and the Northern Life company both formerly had headquarters in Rock Island. When the former went out of business its risks were assumed by . the lattet which subsequently also failed. LICENSED TO WED Walter Kannenberg Moline Miss Germania De Kuper..Rock Island! James J. Rogers MoUnsj Miss Anna V. Johnson ..Moljne Joseph Kowalewski .... East Moline Miss Petrunall Stumbris. .East Moline Cashier Held as Forger. i Macomb. III.. July 21. Walter 8 per-, ling, former cashier of the Bank of. Adair, whose alleged forgeries caused i the bank to close with a loss of 90.000.! was arrested near here today charged I with1 forgery. Depositors and creditors of the bank all were paid in full by the owners of the bank, which was a prl-! vate institution. Price