The Daily Times from Davenport, Iowa on January 3, 1921 · 8
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Davenport, Iowa
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Monday, January 3, 1921
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THE DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1921.' 8 J,C. TWO SETS OF ASSESSORS ON LOCAL BANKS PAY $77,780 IN DIVIDENDS ORPHANS' HOME CHILDREN HAVE A BUSY WEEK DECISION IS REVERSED IN STRUM CASE Verdict of $10,000 Is Set Aside By Supreme Court STAHMER SAYS POWER OF DAKOTA LEAGUE IS NOWBROKEN J. II. Pence Tells Rotari-ans Conditions Going Back to Normal NEW TERM OF COURT OPENS ON TUESDAY Prominent Woman Answers Summons 'VETERAN SHOE DEALER, DIES Found Dead in Bed By His Grandson Cerebral . Hemorrhage Cause ANNUAL ROUND C.; .-John C. Stahmer, iwran shoe dealer and pioneer resident of Dav-. rport, died s-uddenly at his home, ,: 3 West Third Ftreet. pome time "during the night. He was found dead in his bed hy hip grand' , ' mi, Juhn Brehmer, when the latter went to his room to awaken . l:rm this morning. A cerebral "hemorrhage was the cause of death. His wife -Mrs Dorothea Stahmer '. died Nov. 12, 1920. , Mr Stahmer appeared to be in f iioj health yesterday, but once or V twice complained of a flight pain in 1: fi chest. He was about as usual, however, and attended the services zi the Trinity Evangelical Luther-i- siv'lavli yesterday morning. , : : - - Burn In Germany - i, He was born in lIoIstefn.sGer ; .1 itiny. A7an.h 1C, 181S,: coming to . iinerki and directly to Davenport :. th afre of 21 -years. He WftS married ia .js7L-"; ?, Wi 4Vf'- For many years Iie-coianpiea "a '.; shoe stoi a : ai I3a3 west iflira street, retiring a number ofr years $tl t.po. Ho was a matt' .fif x deront h. t( -lijriOHi faith and was on. rf the V founders of the Trinity Evangelical i I.nUseran church of which organic ': zation he was for forty-one yeara f an officer. -r i :'S i-W'M i '. lie is Murvivta by one daughter. : Mt$ Bertha Brehmer of Davenport, a-hvo frandsons, John of Davenport, ' Mid Albert of Chicago; two; broth-1 4t, Paul of KUison, 111, and August - Of Davenport. , -'rU Tlie funeral arrangements .have not been completed. . ; T 'A) ; r Mrlnd 'lJrs IiCO,: Ament-) cjrv4i"&nil crt are the parents of "-f,:hy g!rt. Mrn Dec. 31. , rti-i;'1 o: o Dr. B. L. Cody !m returned from a tc-days' holiday visit with his siater, at Kvansville, Ind.' ' '-4 C. H. Wallare of Trenton,' M6, ppent the week end visiting at the home fit Gardner Wallace, 1962 TVallingcowrt. v; (- ",h' 'She regular meeting of the Eagle iMk will be bold at the Eagles' ha!! Thursday evening. Officers (or She ensuing year will be installed. (5 !Jj""cnd Wra Reginald Hamilton of Chicago hare returned to their home after spending the holidays witt Mr and Mrs Frank Foster, 2S10i iowa Ftreet, Davenport- Mr and Mrs Charles Felger who .nave been visiting at the home of . Mr and Mrs Frank Foster, 2S10 Iowa street, have returned to their home in Iowa City. John Coleman and guest. Charles Graves of Richmond, Va,, have -returned to Iowa City to resume their studies at the state university. They are roommates at that city. Miss Ruth Coleman has returned to Chicago to resume her duties in the mothers' pension bureau of the municipal court of f'hicago after a holiday visit wiOi her parents, Mr and Mrs Edson X. Cohanan, Ea,st Fourteenth street. DIRECTORS M REELECTED Directors of the Oakdale Cemetery association were re-elected at a meeting held this morning. Officers will be elected and annual reports will be read at the meeting to be held tomorrow afternoon. STUDENTS GO TO IOWA CITY Davenport collegians attending the State University of Iowa left this afternoon for Iowa City to re-tome their studies at the state . university tomorrow morning. Prosperity The basis of prosperity Is honest work. The man whone daily toil is worthy seldom fails to achieve success. And you will find tTsat most successful men value the confidence of a etrong, friendly lank like the Iowa National. All savings deposits made up to and including Jan. 4ih will draw iLterest at iri from Jan. 1st ' Schmidt BUjf, 4 Snd rnd Harrison SI a. ' Chas. Shuler, Presiflent Frank B. Tetter. Vlca Pre. Wm. IL Gehrmitnn, Vlc Pre. Louis G. Be In, Cashier. Herman SUak. Asst. Cashier. I. L. Mason, B. A, jin sical :ie s M'LtlALlST omrF, oi;ks : :t-l Kalil Itlrtp. V )V J. v -J v - 5 I! . f - r i - s ' .. MRS GEO. . STERNSDORFF 'Mrs SternsdorffB death occurred &l 19 o'clock Sunday morning at the family borne. 1957 Walling court, after a long Illness. - The untimely death of her eon, Russell, who "was drowned la the Rock river 'n - July 23, . hastened- the mother's. death, ... . . OVERCOAT BOND ISTORFHTED Robert Brossos. arrested Friday night on a charge of IntoxL catioa,vwaa released by -the police Saturday morning, he left his watch and ,aa overcoat at the police station for security. Bronson Called to appear in police court for trial today and the conn is trying to decide, what to do .v with Branson's "bond." t. For the present Branson's property Is. et. the police station awaiting bis possible appearance to anawerto the charges. ' - Bernard . Connelly and Alvln Johnson, tooth charged with Intoxication,' failed to appear for trial this morning and their bonds were declared forfeited. - M. L. Kennedy, held for the same offense, also forfeited bis t)ond.? ' , ' : .-4 ' Loula Klemeyer,, arrested Friday afternoon for creating a disturbance at the Feiner, Fish Co.rofflce, was released with a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail. . CANTWELL IS Dr. John D. Cantwell is again coroner of Scott county. The Davenport physician who served several terms as coroner until he entered the army in July, 1918, resumed his old "duties this morning, having been elected the last election. The term of Clarence D. Kbert, who was appointed by the board of supervisors to succeed Dr. Cantwell and who was later elected to the office, expired yesterday. Stork Activities Of Scott County Mr and Mrs Ixiuls .Torgenspn, oitv, girl. Louise Kllzaheth. bnrri lec 23 Mr and Mrs Joseph Michel. Bett'en-(lorf. boy. Kdwin Leo, horn Iter. I'" Mr and Mrs Henry K. Ilenok, 1710 West Ninth street, boy, Henry Carl, born Pec. !. Mr and Mrs John J. Trueb, 1805 Esplanade avenue, frirl, Marie Margaret, born Dec IS. Mr and Mrs John C. Madden. D20H Brady street boy, Robert Wavne, born Dec. IS. Mr and Mrs "Walter W. Simons, 100D Terry street, boy, Weldon "Walter, born Dec. 27. Mr and Mrs William Ooldhersr, 120 Kat Kleventh street, girl. Rose Charlotte. Mr and Mrs Louis Oilman. 801 West Sixth street, boy, Sam Lester, born Dee, 14. News that Is orth money to "ou. Read the Classified Ads. Ask Carl LeBuhn VThy we like to tell you that II. C. Kahl carries $G00,-C00 Life Insurance; B. J. Palmer $S".0,000; and Charlie Crilk $529,00O.v It makes our business better. The very fact that these three young men have forged ahead against obstacles and won distinguished success in their lines, ' inspires confidence in their action. The fact that they are taking advantage of plenty of Life In-- surance protection carries a powerful puggestion to other thinking men, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Carl LeBuhn, Manager. A. J. Thomas, A. K. Fahrner, Dist. JdTr Special Agt. AGAIN CORONER City and Township Squads Start to Canvass the City For the first time in the history of Davenport two sets of assessors will make the rounds. The work of canvassing the city was started this morning by 20 deputies. Ten deputies are under the direction of Township Assessor Fred Finch while a like number wa3 started out by City Assessor Michael T. Kennedy. In the past years the positions of city and township assessors have been held by the same person. Mr Kennedy, who is a Socialist, after being elected to the city job, was defeated for the county position by Mr Finch. The township assessors, however, are sure of receiving their pay. The city assessors, however, duo to the fact that the city finances are practically exhausted may not receive their $4 per day which the council allowed. --Township Assessor Finch announced that he would cover the business district with Deputy John Gundaker. ' The residential district will be covered for the township assessor by ' Olaf Nielsen, Charles Tank, Layton Ackleyv Wm. Lloyd, Harry Jager, Wm. Claussen, George Wlggera and Cli. Coleman. , CASH REGISTER ttimpp-A. Smith of ' LaCrosse. Wis, baa taken up, bis. duties as Davenport agent for the National Cash Register Co.' He succeeds B. P. Barnes, who has -been transferred to Denver, , Col, on special duty for the company.-, a. c. ninnk. a former emolove of the company, who conducted the Trl-Clty Cash Register exchange at 108 west Fourtn street ine past year, has closed bis place ot busi-noaa -And ham taken over the Illi nois territory ofrthe Quad-cities for the National casn Kegisier uo. DEATH NOTICES Mrnrtln" cuiin died this morning at Mercy hospital at 8:30 o'clock from gall bladder . trouble which had cbnfined him to the hospital for a period of six weens. The deceased was born at Port Jarvis, New York, on November 9, 1859. He.came to Davenport when a child. For many years he was employed as an engineer on the Rock Island lines and later was in the employ of the Dettendorf plants. Two sisters survive, Mrs Anna Carpenter and Mrs Mary Hess of Des Moines, besides onebrother, James, of Davenport.' The funeral will be held from the home of his niece Miss Alice Dun-lap, 118 West Fifteenth street Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock with services at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's church. Interment will be at St. Marguerite's cemetery. Smith Miss Mary M. Smith died Satur-dayday at her residence, 430 Kirk-wood boulevard, after a lingering illness. The deceased was 'born in Perth, Canada, in 1S44, and came to Dav enport in 1S55. She was a member of the Christian cliurch and was identified with, many charitable movements. Three sisters, Mrs Agnes Eldrige, Mrs F. M. Rogers and Mrs E. R. Moore, one brother, J. W. Smith, and a niece, Miss Agnes Steele, all of Davenport, survive. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the of the Christian church officiated. Interment took place in Oakdale cemetery. Hordlhiper Funeral The funeral of Mrs May Dibbern Ilerdlinger who died in Kansas City, Ma, was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home ot her brother, F. II. Dibbern, 511 East Seventh street. Rev. Frank Cole of St. John's Methodist church officiated at the services at the home and grave in Fairmount cemetery. The pallbearers were Hugo and Frank Stange, A. F E. II., F. 1L and Will Dibbern. Thiessen Funeral The funeral ot Martin Thiessen, who died on Friday morning at Via Xl'tnrtaA, tintol a held Him. I day afternoon at 2 o'clock from ! the Ruhl & Ebert funeral home. Johannes Kroeger officiated. The pallbearers were William Neves, Henry 11. Hasse, Tony Wil-zenbacb, Otto Ehlers, Julius Thiessen and Carl liters. The body was incinerated at the Davenport crematorium. Dledrlck Funeral The funeral of . Mrs Adam M. Diedrick was held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the O. C. Hill funeral home. Rev. Rollo L. lulling officiated at the cervices at the chapel and grave at Oakdale cemetery. The pallbearers were Will Schroeder, Brice Johnson, Milton Parkhurst, Ernest Nichols, E. H. Smith nd Fred Gonzlinger. RESUME BOWplLASSES The Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and Friday evening bowling classes of the Lend-a-Hand club will be returned this week, it i3 announced. The Wednesday ojening dancing class at Trinity purisl house wlil also start again this wjeok. Davenport banks are paying $77,-750 in dividends for the period end ing December 31. Payment at some of the banks began Friday, while others waited until today to disburse the money among stockholders. Of tie seven banking institutions paying dividends at this time, three declared 4 per cent quarterly dividends, one a three per cent quarterly and an additional one per cent, another a 3 per cent quarterly dividend, one a 2Va per cent quarterly dividend and one a four per cent semi-annual dividend. A summary of the payments, q. the abbreviation for quarterly dividend, 3q. le., an abbreviation for 3 per cent quarterly and 1 per cent extra, and sa., the abbreviation for semi-annual, follows: Bank AmiT. Com. & Sav. Union Savings .... Cap. . .$700,000 ..$400,000 ..$300,000 ..$L'50,000 ,.$joo,ooo ..$150,000 . .$ 50,000 Div. $:'S.(l(iO $16,000 $12,000 $10,000 $ V,0"0 $ 3.750 $ 2,010 Dav. laying Scott Co. Sav. First National Iowa National Home Savings Total dividends ..... S77.750 The Union Bond & Mortgage Co., is paying a 6 per cent semi-annual dividend on its preferred stock and 3 pe'r cent semi-annual dividend on its common stock. The American Trust Co., is paying $3,500 In dividends, representing 314 percent quarterly on a capital stock of $100,000. BATTERY B TO RESUHLDRILLS ' Regular drills of Battery B will be resumed .this evening at the battery headquarters. -It is also, expected "that several appointments to fill vacancies among officers will be announced at that time." These vacancies are due to officers moving out of the city, ( ' , Sessions of the two schools for battery members will also be resumed Thursday evening. . - .Capf Harry B. Ward of the battery; spent last weekt Cedar Rapids-attending sessions ot the Iowa National Guard , association. At those sessions ' a legislative , program was outlined that will prove very beneficial in building up units of the Iowa National Guard, if approved by the state legislature this winter. , W. J.'McCullough of Davenport, retired as captain ot the quartermaster corps after 23 years' service, was elected treasurer ot the association. TWO HELD FOR THEFT OF AUTO A disnatch from Chicago, today brings the information that Jack Ttonnstt and Miss Leva Kevnotds. SLrrL'S'K.. C. MEETING TONIGHT stealing ari automobile at Daven port. T.neni authorities sav no warrant has blten issued for either person at Davenport ana iney ere not known here. It is the opinion of the police that the couple were probably arrested on some other charge and may have confessed to a robbery at Davenport , It Is That individuality which is making Meadow Brook Milk Chocolates and Deltanut so different There are other chocolates, but only one Meadow Brook. Moving Day at Court House For Officials This is moving day at the court-bouse and many "farewells and "helloa" are being exchanged. The sheriff's and county attorney's offices have particularly undergone changes. John Weir is the new county attorney, relieving Henry Jebens, and William Breh-mer has taken the office of sheriff left vacant by Henry A. Kuehl. The other changes in the county attorney's office are the two new-assistants who relieve John Weir, now county attorney, Mr Weir moved -up to chief of the office from his former post as assistant county attorney, and Realff Otte-son, former assistant county attorney will now practice law with an office in the Putnam building. The new assistants are Herbert SiU, attorney formerly officed in the Security building, and John McSwiggin of the firm, Sharon-Harrison & McSwiggin. Miss Lucille Weetz has been retained as office secretary. Former County Attorney Jebens will enter a partner in one of the local big law firms, it is said. William Brehmer, new sheriff, was a deputy under Mr Kuehl, until a year ago. His first assistant Lou Engle comes from the county auditor's office. He relieves Fred Hoelmer who has not announced what his business plans for the future are. Frank Martin has been retained as second deputy and Andrew Turpane, who has been employed at-the Rock Island arsenal, will serve as third deputy, relieving Harry Parrish, who has not 6tated his future plans. Former Sheriff Kuehl says he will make no definite business plans until he has done little traveling to some of the beauty Fpots of the nation. Want Ads get roomers. The children at the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' home had a busy and happy time during the holidays. Each cottage as well as the hospital and dining room were supplied with Christmas trees which were nrofusely decorated and 'laden witn presents. There were gifts for every child at the institution. A large natural pine tree on the campus, decorated with many colored electric lights gave4 an added touch of ueauty to the Christmas setting. Last Wednesday evening a delegation from the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs entertained the children with moving pictures. There were also solos by Mrs II. Lohmiller and Walter Voss. The Shumate, boys also presented several vaudeville numbers.! - JUSTICE WELLS TAKES OFFICE Justice Merle F. Wells, elected to the City of Davenport township position at the general election in November, opened his oilice and court in suite 303 of the Putnam building today. Justice Wells and Justice Scott are the two officiating justices in the city of Davenport. Constables Robert Thelemann and Gus Flambo who were elected to succeed Constables Claussen and Mullen, also took office today. Constable Flambo has his office with that of Justice Wells and Constable Thelemann is located in the court of Justice Scott. Justice Wells announced that he was ready for business today and that his first cases will be several actions that were pending in the court of Justice'W. R. Maines. One of these cases Is the suit of C. ,C. Bidwell against Lilian Tank to secure possession of "Boots" a pet hull dog claimed" by the plaintiff. MEiERSHIP "Double our membership by June." That is the slogan of Davenport council, United Commercial Travelers. The plan is to report the biggest increase in membership of any council in Iowa at the state meeting to7 be held at Dubuque next June. Details of the campaign will be outlined at the next meeting to be held January 29, Initiation of five candidates and a Christmas entertainment were features of a meeting held last week. The afternoon was devoted to the ceremonial and the evening to the program at which Santa Claus had presents for the 50 little folks in attendance. A regular meeting of Lorn.s council, Knights of Columbus, will be held at. the club rooms this evening. A large number of members of Loras council attended the "open house" held Saturday afternoon at the lodge rooms as a New Year's day event There was orchestral music during the afternoon and a hot lunch was served to visitors at the lodge quarters. A post-holiday dance for members of Loras council and ladies will be held at the club rooms Friday evening. The sale of tickets for the dance has been very brisk to date, according to Lecturer Ruhl of the council. DEAF-MUTESJSEET TONIGHT Deaf mutes of the tri-cities will meet at tht Daily Times auditorium this evening. There will be a lecture by a deaf mute from Olathia, Kans". Between 40 and 50 people are expected to attend. Sign language will be used. SEEK DOUBLE f VI 1 X' i M t"' . . i - ' 1 Mr Edward Quinn, member of the, Boston Opera company, kindly consented to sing for ua at the-John Martin Lecture Recital this evening at the Baxter Piano Company Display Room, 216-218 West Third street, Davenport? Iowa, at 8 o'clock. Gulbransen Player Piano used. J. H. Pence of North Dakota, introduced as a visitor at the noon day meeting of theDavenport Rotary club, at the Hotel Blackhawk today, expressed a feeling of opti mism' over the condition in his state in regard to the Non Partisan league. He stated that the league power has been broken and that the financial and economic condition in North Dakota is rapidly clearing and getting back to 'normal. He stated, however, that Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa would experience the saane situation that the Dakotas have faced unless action to stop it was taken at once. In speaking of the failure of banks in his state, Mr Pence stated that many of the cases were merely suspensions until such time as the yearly crop yield was moved. Farming interests are now holding up the crops until prices are more favorable. He stated that practical-lymit ten per cent of the total yield for the year has been sold. The meeting, under the grievance Committee, was also addressed by John Ploehn. Mr Ploehn spoke On labor conditions, building coats and the economic question locally as well as nationally? He urged a move that would make Davenport's industries an "open shop." P. O. Pedersen, recently returned from Europe, spoke on the ruins that exist in France and Belgium. REALTORS PLAN DING JAN. 24 - The January meeting of the Davenport Real Estate board, due to be held this evening, bas been postponed until January 24, when arrangements will be made for a delegation of Davenport realtors to go to Waterloo to -attend the meeting of the Iowa 'Association of Real Estate boards January 27 and 28. .' At that meeting F. J. Kupplnger will give an address as a representative of the Davenport board. A successor to Fred Wernentin as first vice president 'will also be chosen. . " . The new officers of the Davenport Real Estate board have taken up their duties. For the fourth time Julius Junge" is serving as secretary. , The. other officers are: President, A. F. Petersberger vice president, F. J. Kupplnger; treasurer, Ed. Ruhl. v Firsf Marriage License of Year The first marriage license of the year to be' issued from the office of Emil Schroder, Scott county clerk of the district court, was taken by Dr. Abraham G. Fleischman of Des Moines -and Rose Livingston of Rock Island. FARM EUREAU MEETING The Scott County Farm bureau, with 80 members present, niet this afternoon in the west court room at the Scott county court houee, and heard Mrs Edith Barker, county home demonstration agent, and M. II. Hoffman, county agent, read reports for the past year. Following the reading of reports, election of officers was held. TO LECTURE IN 2 STATES Miss Ada K. Gannon, who spent the holiday season with Davenport relatives, has gone to CresY-o, la., to give a course of lectures on par. liamentary law and Irish history. She will spend several weeks in Iowa and Minnesota on a lecture tour. Subscribe for The Times. The January term ot the Scoff county district court will open Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock w hen the law docket will be called by Judge M. F. Donegan. The equity docket will be called by Judge William Theophilus. Judge F. D. Letts, who has presided here dur- fing the past term will hold court at Muscatine. The grand jury will , report for duty Tuesday afternoon while the petit jury will report later in the week. According to County Attorney John Weir the grand jury work for the term is unusually light. BLAIR CASE IS AGAIN DELAYED The case of Myrtle Blair, lG-year-old girl accused of Btealing $40 in cash from the rooms of Mrs Ella Whitman, No. 1 Petersen block, has been continued until Wednesday morning in police court to secure more witnesses. The trial ended at noon today after a number of witnesses presented by the state and by Miss Blair's attorney were examined. Mrs Whitman claimed that the girl remained at her apartment for Uhe night on December 1, and that handbag in the room' the next morning. Miss Blair denied taking the money and said she did not know of the theft until she was arrested. B. T. O'Neil and A. L. Chezem are attorneys for the defendant. FACES U. SJOPE, CHARGE C. II. Nobel, Baid to be C. II. Harris, was arrested today by the police on suspicion of having violated the federal narcotics law. Nobel will have a hearing before U. S. Commissioner A. G. Bush this afternoon. i - ' .. 1 . SBNS WjTH; LIGHT CO. Frank P. Sammona, for several years city electrical Inspector, bas taken a position with the Peoples Light Co. Mr Sammons will handle all complaints and orders. ' SKoe Prices Further we Our January Clearance Sale of the finest shoes gives you an unparalleled opportunity to save. , mm $15 $16 and - $17 High Shoes, Reduced to $11.75 an Special TT.1 CI $i6 xigu onoes Reduced to $9.75 Odd Dress Pumps and Oxfords Special at $6.85 All Children's Shoes Reduced 20 SECOND STREET AT MAIN, An Iowa supreme court decision, which reverses the decision of the Scott county district court In awarding Louis Strum $10,000 for personal injuries from the Trl-Clty Railway Co., was filed today, in the office of Emil Schroder," clerk of the county district court. Strum was run down by a street car w hile coasting on Fourth street about four years ago. At the time of the trial, it is said, Strum told the court that he had waved the motortnan to go ahead and not mind him or his speeding sled. The Jury awarded the youth $10,000 at the termination of his trial, Oct. 24, 1916. The street car company took the case to the supreme court and the decision has been .reversed. Judge A. P. Barker presided at the trial in the lower court Wanted Wife to Call the Patrol; So She Called It "The next time you come home drunk I'm going to call the patrol for you," said Mrs Bert MeCuire to her husband a few days after Christmas. "Well, just watch me come home New Year's," answered MctJuire. Friday evening McGuire came home in a taxi and remained at his brother's house until his wife came for him, according to Mrs MoGuire'e testimony in police court this morning. "You remember what I said about the patrol," said Mrs McGuire when she saw her husband that evening. "I don't see it coming," he is said to have replied. Officers Sanford and Iloyt accommodated McGuixo -when his wife called the police station, and McGuire was locked upon a charge oi intoxication. Today, ho was iinei $5 and costs and Police !agis!xau iietcalf ordered the fine to be suspended on good behavior provide! McGuire paid the costs. . " , Want Ads get roomers : ; u c ecs $18 Laird Schober Boots and low shoes, $13.75 -J ---T-W(,rf

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