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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
FRIDAY. MARCH 7. 1013.
TO HELP FARMER
Institute Have Practical
delivery, parcel post, the automobile I school and church la suffering and soil his topic was "Farm Tenancy
and other agencies, it was claimed
that there has been a marked decline
1 in wholesome social activities in rural
.ID . AMID U WUUT 1 lU LI (BtgVlJ
; through the Increase in tenant farm-
CHA5GB HAS COMIC ABOTT.
Speakers Before Country Life , rntu within the last i& or 20 years
j the farm was not ranked as a commer
, oiJ Institution, and was thought of as
' a home, rather than a place of busl-
ness. Land was to be had virtually for
, , , th asking and farm products were
TENANT THE BIG PROBLEM !-oW Mow their actual cost. Thus
Problems. Mr. Hunt is a
of the Iowa legislature and
is Inevitable Result of Era of Pros
perity Into Which Agriculture
Quit preaching theology to the
farmr. Try to better his present
and the future will take care of
Find something to take the place
of the moving picture show for the
entertainment of tnote who have
access to such amusements.
Make the church a social enter, i
Encourage the organization of
Centralize the schools of each
township and add instruction In j
the higher grades.
If you are a landlord, try to help
your tenant instead of driving
him to get all he can out of the
These are a few of the remedies sug
gested by sneakers at the country life
Institute held at the Broadway Pres
tyierian church yesterday to overcome
the evils arid disadvantages that beset
the farmer The Kp'aWers were among
the leaders in this u of thought in
the middle nest.
While It wan admitted that some
feature of country 1 iff are Improved
by means of thr u-ljiliotie. rural free
tunlty. For some years, however, the ' pUshed a great deal of good, despite
j farmer has been enjoying compara- j an attendance which waa below what
tlve prosjwrlty. H1s products have ' it should have been.
; bmugat higher and higher prices and F. D Sten Muscatine county,
.his laud baa Jumped In value. He has ' Iow. wa9 on? ' the speakt-rs yes.er
! txtoua "Lewly rich'' and his wealth iay afternoon. Hie subject was "Sci
' has Influenced him to remors to the entitle Supervision or Tenant Farm
1 dtlen and vlluutea to enjoy life's com- er " He went over much of the
, forts and conveniences whlls someone ground already outlined and urged
ttw farm greater consideration ior tne Tcnartr
of the tenant and insistence upon prop-
robbery is being practiced as never ; Country
before in the world's history. , member
America never up to now has had a ; chairman of the committee on agricul- j
class that could be compared with the j ture of the lower house . Bt sides, he ;
peasantry of Europe, but the tenant ji6 an officer of the Btate federation of ;
farm Is rapidly developing such a dl- farmers' clubs. In his opinion, not j
vision of the people. Besides, it is 1 much can be done to improve condi- ;
rapidiy bringing about Boil depletion, jtions among the present generation of j
which means reduction of the coun- , farmers, but a great deal can be ao
try's resources and population and j complished by educating the younger j
eventually, if the system is persisted I members of rural communities. He j
In, complete national ru-in. favored school centralization hnd the J
good accomplished. j teaching of agriculture and nature ;
Under such circumstances, the lnstl- j studies m Place or tne aeaa languages (
mathematics. A type or
had found to be par-
cam about the exodus from the tarm!tnte neld re8terday wag of more than;fnd hlghe,r l
to th dty. the movement being en- j arm-i ,armer.9 CLUb he
Furthcruibie. capital tfcat formerly
. nought other Investments has ben at
i tracted by the rapid Increase In land
: values, aa4 hundreds of thousands of
a'res of land have been bought as ln
vntnipnti and ftr speculation by those
j wb nevr were uil never Intf-nd to
; be farmers.
) 1KB THSmtURT BK9IDE3TS.
The perentasr of farms cultivated
I by tnaaTs has nru , Thesw tenants.
ticularly effective was one composed of
12 families, meeting once each month
at th home of a member. By taking
the members in rotation, everybody
has a chance to act as host once in
the year and the smallness of tiw;
membership makes it necessary for
everyone to take some part in the
program at nearly every meeting.
This makes for greater interest. There
are 14 of these dubs In Mr. Hunt's
county, and one of them has been in
er care of the soil, quoting largely from I existence for 40 years.
the bible in support of his conten-1 YOl ya people serve kpread.
tnB" At C o'clock a banquet was served in i
r.80r . v.. d,1b, iirni ,the Broadway church parlor, the voting
expert, employed by Sct .ounty, j A of thp church be,np hoS!tg gev.
Iowa, also spoke of the effects of farm enty.flve partlcipate(, ln th, sprea(i.
tenancy aa he has observed them wnich Rey M g McXut.t. field
and Miss Mabel Carney, secretary of;. fo. . -
.... . ... . , - urtinoi; ul iuc i iroDviruou v uuuu
the Illinois country lire federation and i ufe preBded.
Instructor in the state school at Nor-;tne evening progTam wa8 given ln tne
for the umst part, ane but temporary i mBJ. 8PK,? wngiy ,n iaor : church auditorium,
resident ,f the communiMos in which '. township centralization of schools in rvotionals were led bv Rev. T. E.
tb-v farm. They har no great lni r- i handling the subject, "Country Schools Nwlandi pastor of the First Method1st
est in Its lunUtutlous and do not enter janl the Tenant Farmer." MlS9 Carney cnurch and was muBic. The
fullv iBto its wclal llfr. In many dls-also Invited her hearers to attend the , Bpeaker8 were Mr McNutti on "The
trlcts, from i,ne half to three.fouiths '. annual meeting of tlie Illinois country , Countrv Church Serving the Farmer."
of th epopulatlon has changed within ' Iif conference which will take place ;and Herman N Morse, flpld investiga
tbe last decade an din many places at DeKalb the last week in August next tQr in th3 roimtr. ife movement, on
nearly half of the families move every ,or tb first week In September, the j The Countrv Church in the Middle
spring. j exact date to be decided. jwest"
Vndir such circumaunces the ties i comesd rARMn.ini. : McN'utt in his address drew
that formerly bound whole neighbor-1 The other speaker of the aft moon largely upon his experience as pastor
hoods together seldom exist now; the ; was W. Hunt of IxRan. Iowa, and : cf a country church at DuPage, 111. He
' was in charge th?re 12 years, building
' " jup the congregation from almost noth-
I ing to one of the strongest in rural
communities in the state. The nu-th-,
I ods he used were such as can be ap- I
piled anywhere. He made th church ,
the center of social life for n distance j
of half a dozen miles each way. simply i
by finding a way to interest every- !
body. He organized singing schools. ;
athletic clubs, and what not. One ;
feature that attracted much attention
was a iiospel chorus growing out of
the singing school, which visited I
homs. attending cottage meetings, j
and sang for the sick, the aged and ;
others who were nnabl" to go abroad. '
Mr. Morse had a series of charts on
which were statistics showing th sit
uation in country churches through
out the country in a vivid manner. He
elaborated and generalized upon Mr.
McNtitt's ideas, showing the magni
tude of the field for effective work
l&urh as the latter had doue.
Many of the visitors remained over
night, quarters being found for them
I largely ln the homes of members of the
i congregations of the Broadway and
You Women Who Pay from $10 to $40 for
Your Suits Should Come to The "Bee Hive
Because here vour mouev will get vou more real suit value more elejrauce of
style more beauty of material more eare in tailoring more suit satisfac
tion. A half hour's examination of our stocks will verify this statement if
you are a judge of style and quality.
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Suits at $12.98 and $14.98
You'll be surprised with what we
will show you at these prices: styles,
fabrics and tailoring that your judg
ment will say are quite out of the
class of ordinary moderate priced
Suits at $20.00 to $40.00
For the woman whose tastes and re
quirements are for the finer suits, there
is no end of variety. Dozens of ele
gant exclusive models in plain tailored
and the new Balkan blouse effects.
TLven at$Q.Q8 and $11.08 are 'Rare Vahics
The woman or miss who desires a suit that's correct in stylo aid of
unquestionable quality at a very moderate price, can find nothing to excel
these handsome serges and mixtures that we feature at these prices.
4 ; Mwt '
If iil ll
A Thousand New Spring Coats to Show
You at $6.08 to 4Q
The assortment here will surely please you.
Many stvles here vou "11 not see elsewhere
manv materials vou will not see elsewhere
certain it is that nowhere else will you
see such immense stocks to choose from.
Haad to-Fcot Outfitters
For Man.V,xnan & Child,
in Hats for Men
M. & K. invite the men folks to the largest and finest dis
play of New Spring Hat Styles ever presented to the tri-cities.
Hats to meet every fancy; to fit every head and to gratify
In all the latest styles, latest shapes and latest shade.
M. K. Special $3
The peer of all hat styles and hat values. Other hats
in wide variety at $2 and $2.50.
M. & K. are showing the new Spring styles in
Hart Schaflner & Marx, Society Brand, Gar
son Meyer and Clothcraft Suit. Great variety
and great values at $18, $20, $22, $25 and
$28. Special Easter suit values at $15.
Hickory Shop Wood for Sale.
Four loads forJlO; two loads for $o.50 :
one load for 3. Delivered to any ad
dress in Kork Island. Mutual Wheel
company, Mollne, 111. (Adv.)
Stylish, smart looking models for house, street or any occa
sion, in every conceivable new effect, material and size. A
showing so complete that it is possible for most women to be
properly fitted in a becoming style without alterations.
$4.98 to $30
Tlvo Hundred Winter Coats at Clean-up
Prices $4.98 &- $9.98
"Women who want to secure an attractive, serviceable coat, that can lie worn
with contimu-d pleasure next winter as well as this season, can still find sat
isfactory selection here.
The me Hibe cnr;J"t
Fully nine out of every ten cases
of rheumatism is simply lueumuUsm
of the muscies due to cold or damp,
or hronlc rheumatism, neither of
which require any internal treatment.
All that is needed to afford relief is
the free application of Chamberlain's
Linim-nt. Give it a trial. You are
certain to be pleased with the quick re
lief which it affords. Sold by all drug
SEEK TO COMPEL
' Residents of Second Avenue,
Moline, Petition in Circuit
Court for Mandamus.
Attorneys J. T. and S. R. Kenworthy
of this city this morning filed a bill
for mandamus against the Moline,
Kast Moline &. Watertown railway, the
action being in the interests of prop
erty owners along Second avenue in
Moline who are seeking to force the
use of that street by the inteiurban.
The plaintiffs in the case are C. K.
Grants, Axel Sohrllng and George M.
Gould and they sue in the name of tha
people with the consent of State's
Attorney P. K. Thompson.
The bill sets forth that under an
ordinance granted Sept. 3, 1H01, the
defendant company built and has since
operated an interurban which has its
western terminal at Sixteenth street
and Second avenue and that the ap
proach to this terminal is along Sec
ond avenue. Jan. 1 the routing of the
cars was changed to Fifth avenu
along which the hiterurbans now run.
The change was made for two ma
sons, to avoid the railway crossing
at Twenty-fifth street and to take the
cars into the loop district.
The plaintiffs allege that their prop
erty interests are suffering becauso of
the transfer of the cars and they want
the court to issue a mandamus com
pelling the company to resume its old
The summons in the case ara mado
returnable March 14.
the news all tbe tlm
For Man,Woman& Child
""Rock Island,! ''
Is here for you to get the finest
kind of Canned Vegetables for
the emergency dinner, when
the unexpected guest comes in
at the last minute. Better get
; in a supply of the fine Aspara
1 gus, Peas, Lima Beans, etc.,
I that we carry.
1 Asparagus, "Camel" brand, snow white
tender tips, a 25c seller, Ofe
it only (JU
! "Happy Hour" brand, a very fancy
white tip, special
! "Brook Dale" cut
Asparagus, large can ....
1 Lima Beans, "Camel" brand, a small
tender green bean that tastes like
: fresh ones, be sure to get 1 C
some, can lUU
Peas. "Happy Hour"' brand, sifted
early June, a 20c quality, IK
I special only lUC
; Succotash "Happy Hour'" the finest ,
j eweet corn and small lima beans, i
'mixed, a splendid vegetable, 1K'
at per can lUU!
We also have special prices on Can
ned Fruit such as Cherries, Peaches, '
Apricots, Pears, etc.
Yon Will ;
Soon Be Buying
Your Spring Clothes
And we desire to call
your attention to the fact
that this is the place to buy them
At no other Store in this city can you find such
wonderful values in Men's, Women's and
Children's Clothes at the remarkably low prices
we are going to sell our Spring stock.
Latest Spring Styles
Fresh shipment of Jones' Dairy
Farm Sausages. Bacon, Ham,
Lard and Pickled Pork Saturday
Select your Fresh Vegetables from
our stock, everything choice.
Cucumbers. Spinach, Head and Ieaf
lettuce. Sprouts. Onions, .Radishes,
New Potatoes, Cauliflower, etc.
515 17th St.
I Two phones 12 and 59.
In a most alluring array of colors, designs,
fabrics and patterns will be exhibited
at our Spring Opening. Watch for it.
show you the way
your Spring Outfit at
saving pricesi and you
it pay any money down
Liberal Credit To
The People's Store
326 Twentieth Street,
Rock Island. III.