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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUARY 10, 1918.
MOLINE PLOW CO.
BY BIG AMOUNT
$21,000,000 Added to Capital,
ization at Meeting of the
ANOTHER PLANT ACQUIRED
Piatt as soon as tbe transfer ran be
The company has branch houses in
the cities: Kansas City, Minneapo
lis, Bloomington, Stockton, Cal, Los
Angeles, Salt I-ake City, Winnipeg,
Sioux Falls, Portland, St. Louis. N,ew
Orleans, DaUae, Indianapolis, Omaha,
Des Moines, Denver, Oklahoma City
and Omsk, Russia.
HAS RAPID GROWTH.
History of the Moline Plow company
has been one f notable growth. The
company's present property is the re
sult nf nrrnmnlaf orl rvrofila ainoA the
management has p'.iTsued from the 1
J first a policy of retaining: the bulk of ;
earings in the business. In the last 20 j
Eastern Mower. Binder and Harvester' Tear" raor lnan 50 P"1- cent of rn-1
TO PRESS CHARGE
Factory Bought Wonderful
Stockholders of the Moline Plow
company met, yesterday and boosted
the capital stock of the concern from to seek a new charter for the full 99-
19,000,000 to the enormous amount of
ings has been rarried into the surplus j
to permit of the constant expansion ;
that demand for the Flying Dutchman
line has made imperative.
Corporate life of the Moline Plow
company, under the present charter,
would extend for 0 years, and decision
$30,000,000. In addition, the corporate
existence was extended to tie full :S
years allowed by the state law, direc
tors were Increased from seven to nine
year term is a mere formality, the
aim being to have the corporate life
f.f earn of the plow company Institu
tions expire on the same date.
TWO niHF.TOR ADDF.D.
Presp nt directors of the Moline Plow
In number, and the Adriance, Piatt & ' company are G. A. Stephens, F. G.
Co. plant of Pouhkeepsle. N. Y., large j Allen. C. R. Stephens. c. A. Banister,
implement manufacturers of mowers, 1 L. C Biandin.s, A. C. Barber and G. H.
binders and harvesters, was acquired. ! Huntoon. They all continue in present
The $21,000,000 increase in capitaltz- capacities, and added to the director
ation is U be divided as follows: $7,- ate are J. L. Irving, superintendent,
B00.00O, 7 per cent cumulative first and W. H. Malson, assistant general
preferred, this issue to provide for fu- j trade manager.
ture expansion and betterments; $1,
600,000 second preferred, this stock
not to be sold but to be given in pay
ment for the plant and good will of
Adriance, Piatt & Co.; $12.000.0'0
It is not the Intention of the com
pany to issue any part of this 12,oon,
000 in common stock at the present
time. It, will be retained in the treas
ury to be used in blocks at future
dates, if required.
Rev. W. P. Wade of Maquoketa is in
the city today visiting among hia
friends of the clergy.
H. A. Peterson and William Beenck
of Monmouth are in the city on busi
Mrs. Margaret Gravink and daugh
ter, Helen, of Sterling. 111., are visit-
Jndge R, W. Olmsted of the circuit !
tench has appointed Attorneys H. E. ;
Curtis of Rock Island and C. E. Diets i
and G. W. Wood of Moline to act as
prosecutors when the disbarment pro
ceedings against P. H. Wells comes up
before the court Jan. 18. Wells has
not yet announced who will defend
him. His appearance in court is as- ;
svred by a citation demanding him to
show cause why he should not be bus- ,
pended from practice because of im-
proper allegations ne made against
Hon. William Jackson, a fellow mem-
bcr of the bar.
HAS FIRE SCARE
Smoke Coming From Doors of
New Building Cause Hurried
Call for Department.
Application will be made to list the lr.ir relatives in the city.
$7,500,000 issue on the New York stock j Hon. E. W. Hurst has gone to Chl-
exchange. This entire issu will be
bought by Kissel. Kennicutt & Co. of
New York and Chicago for public sub
scription. KIGIIT PI.AVT (0TR01.IF.D.
Elpht big manufacturing plants are
cego to attend tomorrow night's din
ner to President-elect Woodrow Wil
scn. Robert Karlowa, who has the wire
lets telegraph station in the Best
building left yesterday for Iowa City,
now Included in tbe Molina Plow com- w here he will enter the university for
pany chain, and there is a likelihood a course in civil engineering.
thBt others of a non-competing na-! Tne Misses Shlbling and Baxter,
tur will be added. Negations are I j,rth of Erie, 111., are visiting in city
under way with three or four manufac-! B( hools today, taking special attention
turers. and thouyh nothing definite has , to the writing system which is being
ben derided, there is the possibility
Residents in the neighborhood of
Second avenue and Sixth street, per
ceiving smoke pouring from the sixth
floor of the new Rock Island Plow
company building this morning at 9:30
o'clock turned in an alarm.
The Centrals made a hurried trip
1 1.) the scene and upon Investigating
found that the smoke was caused by
tbe lighting of a charcoal heater by
workmen employed in tbe building.
When the gas and smoke became too
strong the workmen opened the doors
to let it escape with the result that an
alarm was turned in.
A second call at 10:30 o'clock was
to the Harris building on Fourth ave
nue between Twenty-third and Twen-
i ty-fourth streets, which is occupied by
several families. A furnace had been
recently installed in the home sev
eral days ago and a chimney on the
I roof which had been formerly used
was taken off and the aperture closed
with boards. One of the tenants t&is
morning forgetting that the chimney
was no longer in use, put up a stove.
The result was that the b6ards caught
f re. The damage was slight.
VS. VV tr
that othr dt-als, far-reaching in scope,
will soon be concluded. Plants already
controlled from Moline are:
Moline Plow company, Moline.
Mnnilt V;on, StotiKhtou. Wis.
H'tiiify Rukk.v. Fiteport.
Moultor Drill. Minneapolis
Freeport CarrlaK. Freeport.
Acme Bt.eel, Chlrneo.
McDonald Pltltss Scale. Stoushton,
To which is to be added Adriance-
usf-d in this city, as a similar one has
been adopted by the board of educa
tion in Erie.
Orchea-ra at Broadway.
The Metropolitan Ladies' ortSrfftra
appears tonight at Broadway Presby
terian church at 8:30, where they will
give a concert which will please mu
sicians and all music lovers. Tbe or
crnizatlon Includes the full orchestra,
a string quartet, violin and vocal so
los and pianologues.
PAVE 18TH AVENUE
Local Improvements Body
Takes Up Proposition for Im
All $30 Fancy Suits &0'Coats $22.50
HH 28 Fancy Suits fiO'coats $21.00
All $25 Fancy Suits & O'coats $18.75
All $20 Fancy Suits & O'coats $15.00
All $18 Fancy Suits & O'coats $13.50
All $15 Fancy Suits & O'coats $11.25
All $12 Fancy Suits & O'coats $9.00
10 Off of Blue and Black Suits
ll T I!"
You Know Us
may yet remain against the company
declare such a dividend as the bal-1
arce in the treasury will permit, re
irill the same to the stockholders and
declare the company dissolved.
PRIESTER-HICKEY SHOE STORE
Any pnlr of men's $4.00
ehoes Including ' T.uttV
biack and tans fur
One lot of men's $4 u
shoes (nut all sizes) for
Men's shoes in tar.s and
Mncku. best value in the
city for $2.45
One lot men's $2 Ou w ork
shoes, all sizes for
One broken lot women's
hoe. regular $J.o0 and
$3.00 values for
One lot of women b dull'
leathers and patent colt
shoes, $2.00 and $3.00
Saturday SI. 9 5
One lot of wonie.f $1.50
lions' and girls' shoes
P from 98c
nojs' legglns for
Saturday ' . . . 38c
:'ir."ri5-vjvt Many other bargains in OT?x3yvi9My
r'Vwi broken lots in bins and
yl'A"yJ racks scattered about the ptWJx.Vt
'f0$rj store. iKgjAlg
w Ilk VjgHfi
MEDICS MEET AT
Uock Island physicians were promi
nent factors in the winter meeting
of the Iowa and Illinois Central Dis
trict Medical association, which was
held at the Davenport Commercial
club List nighr. Among the local
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Enei- ' K'" awers w ere in . r. .n. aia, ui . i.
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i'j. nan, ur. Ljoui hiioiu auu ui. u.
L. Byster. Light refreshments wei
served previous to the presentation
of the program, which -was as follows:
Diagnosis ami Treatment of the Car
ies of th Maxillae- C. V. Harned,
Davenport. Ijibcussiou opened by E.
M. Sala, Rock inland.
The Treat nient of Typhoid Fever,
with Report of a Case E. B. Gilbert,
Geneseo. Discussion opened by S. 15.
Hall, Uock Island.
Cataract John V. I-ittiK, Daven
port. Discussion opened by Louis Os
trom. Rock Island.
A Criticism of the Freudian Theory
Sidney Kuli, Chicago. Discussion
opehed by T. "W. Ki-iC merer, Daven
port, G. L. Kyter, itock Island.
Decision to pave the north half of
Eighteenth avenue from Seventeenth
to Thirtieth street was reached this
ii'Orning by the board of local improve
ments which held a special session at
tne mayor's office to consider the prop
osition. The vote was two to one
j .Mayor H. M. Schriver and City
neer Wallace Treichler voting in the
afLrmative and Commissioner R. R.
Reynolds opposing on the grounds
that the majority of the property own
ers had evinced no desires for the im
provement. The south half of the
street is in South Rock Island and it
is the belief that if the city paves its'
share, the adjoining township will fol
low suit, at least the street car corn
Tiny will pave between its tracks
along the stretch.
As. a result of the board's decision,
a.i ordinance will be drawn calling
for the paving of the thoroughfare
with brick, the installation of stone
curbings and the placing of six drain
or catch basins. The engineer's esti
mate on the improvement is $18,838.
A public meeting to hear and con
sider objections will be held at the; -m
mayor's office at 9 o'clock In the morn-1 yl W a l.m f S i U
n,fc jan. zi.
In selecting brick rather than as
phalt for the improvement, the board
expressed the belief that the henvy
traffic of the avenue, once it is paved,
will warrant the choice, even though
ir was admitted that the asphalt w-ould
not be any more costly.
BY A RUSTY NAIL
Leonard Eesser Threatened
With Lockjaw and Preventa
tive Measures Taken.
OUT OF BUSINESS
Property of Amusement Com
pany Sold to C. 0. Wayne
Races May Continue.
HOLD JOINT EVENT
Camps No. 29, 309 and 1550, M. V.
A., will hold a public and joint in
stallation on the evening of Jan. 14,
at Odd Fellows hall. The meeting will
lie addressed by M. J. McEniry and
M. H. Cleary of Galena. P. S. Wilcher
of Camp No. 29 will act as installing
officer, George Trenkenschuh of
Camp No. 1550 as chief forester and
CLarles Willis of Camp No. 309 ns
assistant chief forester. Entertain
ment will be furnished by an orchestra
and a quartet. P. J. Carey of Camp
No. 1550 will preside.
Leonard Kesser, aged 21, residing at '
400 Nineteenth street, is threatened .
w ith lockjaw as the result of Injuries j
sustained a few days ago and this I
n.crnlng heroic measures were deem-!
ed necessary by the attending physi-1
can in order to save the victim's life.
His back and neck have become stiff
ant! this condition seems to be spread-J
lng to other parts of the body. This j
morning anti-tetanic serum was inject- j
ed w ith the hope of staving off the ,
deadly tetanus. I
Kesser's condition is the result of !
an accident which occurred last Wed-'
nesday, while working on the new
gravity coal bin, located on Twentieth
street between First and Seeond ave
nues. The young man stepped on a
rusty nail, which penetrated the sole
of his shoe and pierced his foot nearly
an inch. The attending physician tnis
morning announced that the chances
for recovery are good.
New Year's Opening
Queen City College of
Dressmaking and Tailoring
Saturday, Jan. 11
A special invitation is given to all ladies of Rock Island to call and
meet the new teachers from St. Louis who come to us highly recom
mended to take charge of the tailoring and drcssmukliig department.
FREE A $1.00 Pattern cut to your measure will be given to each
lady for 25 cents, also special rates will be given those enrolling on
MRS. M. M. JONES
Corner Second and Brady.
Three 8eek Divorce.
Three divorces have been granted
and one application for divorce re
ceived In the circuit court. Those
granted follow: Anna E. Schuck vs.
William J. Schuck, Moline, extreme
and repeated cruelty, attorney, W. C.
Allen; Ada L Poston vs. Harry O. Pos
ton. Rock Island, habitual drunken
ness, attorney, Peter R. Ingelson; and
Moline, adultery, attorney, Peter R.
Mrs. Alice Reese of Moline filed suit
for divorce from Henry D. Reese, al
leging drunkenness and cruelty. She
was granted an injunction to restrain
her husband from molesting her pend
ing settlement of the suit O. W.
Edwin Hogberg vs. Luella Hogberg, t Wood Is her attorney.
Longfellow Sets Record.
Longfellow school has turned in the
larges- deposit acquired by any school
In one week, it was found today when
the State bank made its weekly col-
Haw thorne . .
. 45.30 i
. 41.07 ;
To The Btaffi
Of The Moms
WEST 314 I:
Thm Rnrlr Inland lrnnaltlon com-
psny is practically a thing of the j lection. The figures follow:
past. At the Rock Islanv house this , Audubon
eftprnoon ifi tho nresence of the board ' Eugene Field
of directors all the "props" of the
company within the enclosure of Ex
position park at Ninth street and
Eighteenth avenue was knocked down
at auction to C. C. Wayne for 420.
Mr. Wayne acted, it is understood for
a group of local horsemen who are
anxious to continue the race meetings
on the half mile track, one of the best
in the west, provided they can secure
a continuation of the lease which ex
pires April 1 next.
The property which Mr. Wayne '
tcught amounts in all to about 72,000 .
feet of lumber which includes all the I
buildings, fences and 6heds in the , Pythias
grounds, together with the steel elec
trie tower. The outer fences belong ' cert for the ensuing term and to trans
; to the Dimock estate, owners of the : act other important business.
The exposition directors will meet in Eudora Rebecca degree lodge No. 73
a few days, make the formal transfer Odd Fellows, will hold a business ses-: J
o the property disposed of, sell the sion tl-S evening at the Odd Fellows
remaining miscellaneous effects, in hall. A class of candidates will be
! eluding turnstiles, uniforms, etc., and "vitiated nd applications for member
I after liquidating any indebtedness that t ship will be received.
Peas, medium n!ze, good quality for the price,
special tomorrcw, three cans 25c
Lima beans, very small size and tender, can 20c
Corn, finest Maine corn, solid park,
per can 15c, sij cans 81c
Pitted red cheiries, In heavy syrup New York pack.
very special can 23c
Wright old fasLioned pure buckwheat,
10 pound sack-i for 45c
Uncle Sam's Lieakfast food, the ideal laxative
breakfast food, o package 25c
Spanish queen olives, larfc'e bottle,
special toruoriow r - 15c
You like good things to eat? You ITke your foods purchased as economically aB possible but y"ou want
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Hy, to make Battles' grocery her store. Suggest that she try us this month. Good foodat the usual cost of
inferior qualities elsewhere -will be your lot and hers.
SATURDAY SPECIALS. !
Eaco flour, finest flour made, 49 pound sacks,
special tomorrow $1.38
Honey, absolutely pure white clover honey in aver
age one pound wooden sections, pound 25c
Cheese, fancy New York tate, mild or strong,
per pound v 25c
None Such brand condensed mince meat,
finest quality, i. package
Sardines in pure olive oil, fine quality,
special for tomorrow, can
Tomatoes, solM pack, of the finest whole ripe
tomatoes, per ran 15c, six cans for
Battles Sun Dried Japan Tea
St. Paul's lodge No. 7, Knigdts of'
. ' - I - " - " 1 ..WAV .'I 'J.I1JU J . V. 1 1
n.g at tne k.. or v. can to install offl-;
A tea as good as this ought to sell at least 60c, and
it does in most Btores. Many of them charge you
75c for tea that isn't as good. Our customers say
so. You will say so too. Try at
least a pound, at 50c
Battles Special Blend Coffee
Hundreds of P( t'nds of this delicious coffee go Into
the homes of particular coffee drinkers every week.
A ad they Ul dine back 'for more regularly. Are
you one of thete fortunate people? If !
not, why not? A lb "... 31c
"In His Name" circle of Kins-s Daughters will have a bakery sale at our
and we hope to see them well patronized.
H. K. ESTTLE it CO.
1306 Second fivenue