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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. "AUGUST.. 11, 1913.
RIGHT TO ASSESS
RESERVE FUND TO
, BE THRESH ED OUT
Board of Review to Take Up
Modem Woodman Matter
SOCIETY TO PUT UP FIGHT
Claim Sum Should Not Be Subject to
Taxation Act on Harry
1 Whether tho board of review has a
right to assess the so-called reserve
fund of the Modern Woodmen, ia a
point which Is to be threshed out
before that body a- Its meeting next
Thursday. Judge Ben D. Smith of
Manketo, Minn., general counsel fur
the order is In the city and w ill repre
sent the inburanctj society at the hear
ing. The matter was brought to a head
when Harry M. McCaskrin filed with
the board of review a petition asking
to bo appointed special pi'asecutor
against the Modern Woodmen. He
claimed that the society was dodging
its taxes and that State's Attorney F.
K. Thompson was not qualified to
push a case against it, because of his
alle(?d friendliness to the order.
Attorney McCaskrin in his petition
declared that the reserve fund of the
society should be taxed. This has
not been done previously and Is purely
a lf-Kul question. It is understood that
the hociety claims the fund is not tax
able; that the fund cannot be used
for any purpose pxcept to pay death
losses when the assessments are not
fcufllclcnt for that purpose and assess
ments can be dropped at any time and
the reserve fund imed Khnnirl tii fmui
be taxed, the society could omit as.ses3-1
mints and use up the fund and thus
uvoid taxation, it is claimed.
The matter of lion. William Jack
son's alleged failure to list all of his
property for taxation, v. ill also be
heard Thursday. Attorney McCaskrin
filed with tiie board a petition muk
ing tills allegation. M. M. Sturgeon
i . counsel for Mr. Jackson.
urday night Reed dropped off one of
the river boats with some' spare
change in his pockets, and determined
to get his coat out of "soak." He had
Just received the .coveted garment
and walked out on the street, when he
was spied by Detective Tom Cox and
was again placed behind the bars.
This morning he was found guilty of
James Duffy paid a fine of $3 and
costs in police court this morning, be
cause he thought he was a tough guy.
Saturday nisht he scoffed at the po
lice and directed insults towards
some individual members of the force.
He was ordered out of town, but in
stead of boarding a green . line car,
walked down the street and threaten
ed to beat up a negro, according to the
police, who then arrested him.
Edward B. Kay has been arrested on
a charge of assault and battery, the
complaint being made by John Baker,
following a squabble which occurred
several days ago. The case was
scheduled for hearing this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
RACE AT WILTON
Will Compete for $1,500 Purses
During Two Days of Fair
BIG CROWD TO MAKE TRIP
Driving Association Announces that
Labor Day Races Are Called -Off.
Interment was made In Riverside cem
etery. Moline, ,
MRS T. X. MORRISON".
One of the largest funeral proces
sions ever witnessed In Davenport,
accompanied the body of Mrs. T. N.
Morrison, wife of the Episcopal bishop
of Iowa, to Its last resting place m
Oakdale cemetery this afternoon.
Trinity cathedral, where services
were said over the body, was filled
to overflowing by sorrowing friends
and many beautiful floral tributes at
tested to the high regard in which
she was held by the community at
The police are scouring the city in
an effort to apprehend some thieves
who early Sunday morning broke into
a cor in the Milwaukee railroad yards
at the foct of Sixteenth street, steal
ing several articles of value and
scattering alarm clocks all over the
yards. Officers Fitzsimmons and
Sullivan were detailed on the case and
upon arriving on the scene found a
trail of blood leading from the car.
Several yards further on a pocket
knife was found. The yards were
t?ioroughly searched, but the culprits
made their getaway. Up until press
time no arrests had been made.
The Rock Island and Moline police
1 ave been notified to be on the lookout
for a bum check artist, known as J. L.
Martin, whose home is supposed ot
be in Minneapolis. The man Is
-thoueht to have worked off several
spurious checks both in Rock Island
City Commission at Weekly
Session to Take Up Bond
Matters for Final Action.
German Newspaper Men of Tri
Cities Prepare to Entertain
Horses from the Expo stables will
be strong contenders In the big racing
cards at the Wilton fair Wednesday
and Thursday of this week. Seventy
five of the fastest animals in this part
of the country have been entered for
the two-day meet, and purses aggre
gating $1,500 have been hung up. As
a side attraction, "BcaciAy" in his bi
plane will make two flights daily. A
large .delegation of Rock Islanders is
planning to make the trip.
The program for Wednesday In
cludes a 2:2S pace for p. purse of $250,
a 2:20 trot for a $300 pdrse and a 2:19
pacing stake for $100. In the first
event tho local entries are as follows:
Wild Rose, H. F. Mier, Rock Island;
La Myrlitta, Dr. Soule, East Moline;
Major Dowell, Jr., F. McCullom, Milan,
and' Joe R., John Russell. Davenport.
The entries for the second event
are: Tremboy, James Hlckey, Rock Is-
land, and Lavron Jr., Herman Banker,
The third event entries are: The
Striver, Andy Brady, Rock Island, and
Harry lied Lac, II. F. Mier, Rock Is
The entries and events for the sec
ond day, Aug. 14, are:
Three year old stake, purse $250
Earl B., William F. Panzenhagen, Dav
enport; The Striver, "Andy Brady,
2:2S trot, purse $250 Tremboy,
James Hickey, Rock Island; Tonzo B.,
Herman Banker. Rock Island.
2:13 pace, purse $300 Major Dai
mus, H. F. Mier, Rock Island.
The local driving association has an
nouncca tnat the L,abor day races
planned for Expo park have been aban
Plans for the entertainment of the
delegates to the 13th annual conven
tion of the German newspaper pub
lishers of the middle west to be held
here Sept. 12, 13 and 14, were dis
cussed at a meeting of the German
newspaper publishers of the tri-cities
While it wa3 announced that the
mayors of each of the three cities
would welcome the visitors the other
local speakers have not yet been se
cured. Val J. Peter of the Omaha
Tribune, at one time connected with
the Yolks-Zeitung of this city, will
also be one of the speakers.
The members of the Tri-City Press
club of the Ad club will assist the
local German publishers in entertain
ing the delegates. The two clubs will
be the hosts at a banquet Sept. 14
and will attempt to secure several
potable speakers for the occasion.
Rain Amounting to 1.15 Inches
Fall in Last 48 Hours After
Month of Aridity.
REFUSES TO COOK
MEALS FOR HUBBY
William Blum Brings Divorce
Action Because Wife Won't
Fix the Victuals. . ,
MAN HANGS SELF,
Farmer Lad Commits Suicide on
Farm Near Davenport
MENTIONS WOIVIAN'S NAME
But Police Are Unable to Find Trace
of Girl Who Is Told of in
Because she refused to cook his
meals when he returned home tired
after his hard day's labor, Wllhelm
Blum has brought suit for divorce In
circuit court against his wife, Mrs.
Jennie Blum. Carl Kuehl is attorney
for the husband.
In his petition Mr. Blum declares"
he was married to Miss Jane Collins,
Dec. 12, 1912, and that they lived to
gether until Aug. 5, 1913. Extreme
and repeatedly cruelty is charged, in
addition to the wife's refusal to pre
side over the cook stove and a tend
ency to imbibe, the woman recently
having been sent to the county jail
for 10 days on a disorderly conduct
Mrs. Rose Unangst of this city has
filed divorce proceedings against her
husband, Charles B. Unang3t Schriv
er and Schriver are counsel for the
complainant. The couple were mar
ried Feb. 27, 1S04, at Dixon, and lived
together until Jan. 30, 1911. Desertion
is charged. Mrs. Unangst asks for
the custody of her two children.
The ordinances providing for the
proposed improvements to be voted on
at the special bom election, are To
be up for consideration at tho meet
ing cf the city council this afternoon.
Woods & Oakloy, tho bond experts of
Chicago, In a written opinion, deolared
to tho commission that in order to be
Legal, the ordinances could not be in
troduced und passed the same day but
that a week would have to intervene.
Tiiat the funds for the waterworks
improvements would have to be taken
from the general, instead of the water
works fund, was ulao the opinion of
the experts. It is expected that the
council will today take some formal
action relative to the two proposi
tions. It is understood no difficulty was
experienced in getting signers to the
petitions tor annexation ior wie an- insurgents failed to vote at the elec-
trict from the city limits to Urasliar , tion Jt is alleged that only about
25 per cent of the total membership
TO ATTEND CANVASS
The Modern Woodmen have extend
ed an invitation to L. King of Rich
field, 111., a prominent insurgent to be
present when- the ballots, cast at the
recent referendum vote on the rate
question, are canvassed. Many of the
htreet uiid from Twelfth street to the
river. Some days ago ell of the re
quired liiguvrs were secured.
CONVENE IN CITY
Thirtieth Conclave of
Cmmandery, K. T.,
Grand Chapter, R. A.
of the order took the opportunity to
express their views on the rate ques
MAN RECOVERING FROM
EFFECTS OF ACCIDENT
The condition of William Mosby,
Twentieth avenue and Twenty-fifth
street, who nearly suffered the loss of
his nose while engaged in digging a
well for W. E. Bailey, is reported by
his physician as being much improved
Mosby was working in the well when
a bucket, which he had placed on the
edge of the hole, fell upon him, strik-
Tho sharp edges of the
After over a month of what amount
ed to a real drouth, the dry spell was
broken with a gentle rain that began
Saturday night and continued inter
mittently through Sunday and early
this morning. During the last 48 hours
1.15 inches of rain fell, more than had
fallen during the whole month of July
when there was less than an inch of
precipitation. The showers were at
tended by no violent lightning or thun
der crashes, as had been generally pre
dicted would be the case, but fell
gently, soaking well into the ground.
The rain storms were preceded by a
prolonged hot wave in which all
August records for maximum tem
peratures were- broken and which
caused much suffering to man and
beast and great damage to crops.
Leaves have fallen from the trees
in great quantities, lawns, even
with persistent sprinkling, hsvo burn
ed brown and gardens have been al
most a failure because of the lack of
moisture and the hot dry winds that
have blown. The rain cf the last two
days has come as a great relief.
The weather bureau promises more
rain for tonigh and tomorrow and a
slight rise in temperature.
POSITION ON FORCE
Finding that his health would not
permit of his continuing his duties on
the police force, Officer Otto Herkert
Saturday afternoon tendered his resig
nation to Police Commissioner Archie
Hart and turned in his star. He ex
pects to leave for Colorado tomorrow.
where he will remain until spTing, in
an effort to regain his strength. There
is a possibility that he will locate per
manently in the west.
Herkert was taken sick about a
month and a half ago, after a 'series
of misfortunes. He was incapacitated
for duty for several weeks owing to an
injury to his knee cap, in attempting
to board the patrol wagon. He had
been confined at St. Anthony's hospi
tal up until a few days ago.
Mr. Herkert has been a member-of
the Rock Island police force for the
last three years, during which time he
has proved to be an able and consci
entious officer. His many friends here
join in wishes for his speedy recov
ery. John Sullivan will succeed Her
"Hazel can tell why I've done this."
This brief note, found beneath his
suspended body, was the only ex
planation which Harry Greene, alias
Harvey Grim, aged 23, gave for taking
his own life. His lifeless body was
found hanging in a granary this morn
ing on the farm of John Wiese, six
miles north of Davenport, where he
had been employed.
Just who the mysterious "Hazel" Is
the Davenport police are at a loss to
determine. It was found that the
young man's home was at Hudson,
Iowa, but the authorities of that place
are also In the dark concerning the
HAD C1I VXCF.D SAME.
While unrequitted love is thought to
be the most plausible reason for the
young man's rash deed, an air of mys
tery pervades the entire act.
For some unknown reason the young
man, whose correct name was Harry
Green, had assumed the name of Har
vey Grim when he obtained employ-
ment at the Wiese farm last May. Just
what; his pjurpose was in changing his
name and what necessity there should
be for doing so, the police are at a
loss to determine.
Neither Mr. Wiese nor any of the
men employed on the farm were able
to throw any light on the mystery and
meagre news received from the young
man's home town also failed to clarify
the situation. He had never mention
ed the mysterious "Hazel" nor had he
given any reason to suppose that it
was advisable for him to conceal his
The Davenport police will make a
further attempt to clear up the mys
tery by having his former associates
at Hudson questioned regarding the
strange woman mentioned In the note
Texas Alberta Peaches
Extra Large, Per Bushel ..... .
br'ady GROCERY CO.
700 Twelfth Street. Phones R. I. 443 & 869
ing, it was decided not to close bids for T l" 3 3 ft I flRft 1 1 fl H T 11
the old building until the next meeting I f" f) M I ft K 1 1 K l I" 1 1
of the committee, two weeks from now. I IbIIII bl II i V UllUhU
Lack of prospective purchasers Is giv
en as the reason.
TO FORCE ISSUE
Start Move to Make Question
Leading One of Chicago
Chicago, III., Aug. 11. The Anti-So-loon'
league is preparing a campaign
to make the saloon questiqn the para
mount issue of the coming municipal
campaign, and with the assistance o?
the women voters the league leaders
sea an optimistic outlook.
The first move of the anti-saloon
men, as outlined by E. J. Davis of the
league, is -to pledge candidates for al
dermen to vote for the appointment J the
TO NEW CRUSADE
Grand Prelate Walden Calls for
War on White Slavery, Child
Labor and Liquor.
Denver, Col., Aug. 11. It is estimat
ed 1S.000 Knights Templar arrived
yest,erday and late last night to at
tend the 32nd triennial conclave, which
Informally opened Saturday night.
Early this morning St Bernard com
mandery of Chicago and Credton,com
mandery of Burlington, Iowa, arrived.
It is expected 25,000 knights will ar
rive today.- Public interest centers
between the dress parade tomorrow
morning and the horse show and ball
in honor of the sir knights at the sta
dium Thursday night. The stdfum
will be converted lnt,o a dance hall,
largest ever used for that pur-
of a commission to investigate the I pose. Nine thousand tickets have been
Prominent members of thj colored
Masonic fraternity are lu the clfy to j leg his nose
attend the 3nh annual conclave of th4 i bucket nearly caused that member to
Grand t'ommandery. Knights Templar, be severed from his face. He was
und Grand (hupter of tho Royal Architrken immediately to the office of Dr.
Masons of Illinois and Iowa. The ses-1 J E. Asay for treatment. Several
s'.ons of the Grand Chapter opened this
morning at the King Solomou lodge
hull, corner Seventeenth street and
Tho Grand Commandery meets to
morrow. In tho evening there wl'.l be
a reception tendered the Visitors and
on Wednesday evening the Knights
Templar ball will occur. A feature will
be the exhibition drill by several com
maiulerles In full uniform. Wednesday
there is to be a picnic at the Prlnoe
Hail Masonic home. A program is to
he given and refreshments are to be
served. There will be an athletic pro
gram. Grand High Priest T. M. Hol
land of Chicago Is presiding at today's
LecuuMu Charles Reed (colored)
pawned his coat, he is today confined
in the county Jail, where he will be
compelled to serve a 40-day sentence.
Several weeks ago he was arrested for
steal'iv several articles of wearing ap
parel from his boarding house, but
wus subsequently dismissed, when the
landlady failed to appear against him.
At that time he was ordered out of
town by the police and warned that
should he appear in these diggings
aulu, bad luck would follow him. Sat-
were required to close the
SENT TO CASH CHECKS;
FORGETS TO COME BACK
Curtis Seitz, a porter employed at
the Davenport Commercial club, was
sent to deposit $63 in the German Sav
ings bank of that city by some trust
ing member of that club. Curtis for
got to put the money in the bank, in
fact be even forgot to come back and
now the police are on his trail while
certain people have lost their trusting
All of the mdney except $11 was In
checks. It !s supposed that the forget
ful porter took a bridge line car and
cashed most of the checks on this
side of the river, elthough none ui
them have yet shown up.
CHANCE TO GET AWAY
The local sheriff's office has receiv
ed notices of the escape from the state
penitentiary of Joseph H. Hudson,
a negro, last Saturday at noon. He
is 50 years cf age and was sent up on
a charge of rape. As far as known,
Clyde Stratton, notorious yeggman
sent to the pen from, here, failed to
get in on the delivery and the supposi
tion is that Clyde must have been hav
ing an excellent feed or he would not
have overlooked any. such bet.
St, Paul lodge No. 107, Knights of
Pythias, will meet this evening for de
Larkin Soap Clubs of Tri-Citiei Picnic.
At Campbell's island Aug. 14. All
members and friends invited. Meet at
Thirteenth street and Fifth avenue,
Moline, at 9 a. m. If weather is un
favorable, will be postponed until Aug.
21. For further information call Rock
Island 1094. (Adv.)
Following an illness of three weeks'
duration, Ira N. Armstrong, 2709
Eighth and a half avenue, passed away
at St. Anthony's hospital shortly af
ter 5 o'clock last evening. Acute
stomach trouble is assigned - as tho
cause of his death.
The deceased had resided In this
city but a short time, coming here
from Galesburg, 111. While here he was
employed at the John Deere shops in
He was born in Oring, III., Aug. 27,
1S76, but removed to Galesburg fchort
ly after his marriage. Surviving are
his wife, two children, Beulah and
George, a stepson, Ernest Roberts, hisi
father, L. W. Armstrong of Gales
burg, a brot&or. Coll of St. Joseph, Mo.,
and two sisters, Mrs. E. W. McDonald
of Galesburg. and Mrs. Addie Harr of
Newark, S. D.
W. C. HI BBF.
The funeral of William C. Hubbe.
who was drowned In Rock river re
cently, was held yesterday afternoon
from his home, 1125 Ninth avenue.
Rev. T. Kies of the German" Methodist
church officiating at the home. Mem
bers of the Court of Honor and Arcanum
lodges of which societies Mr. Hubbe
was a member prior to his death, at
tended. Services at the grave were
conducted by the Court of Honor. In
terment was made In Chipplannock.
MTiS. JlI.Il K. BriM'If.
The funeral of Mra. Julia E. Burch,
who died Saturday morning at the
home of her daughter at Colona, took
place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Lome of her brother, Leslie E.
Burch. 4019 Seventh avenue. Rev. F.
E. Shult of Centerfleld officiated at the
services which took place at the bouse.
PAVEMENT BURNS AS
OIL CAN EXPLODES
A square yard of aspha'.t on Second
avenue and Eighteenth street in front
of the Rock Island National bank wa3
turned Saturday evening at 5:55 when
a short circuit was completed by
painters putting their equipment on a
Long View street car. A can of tur
pentine placed on a sheet of metal
which rested against the controller
box, was ignited and an explosition
followed. The can was kicked to the
pavement where it continued to burn,
causing a patch in the asphalt to be
BALKAN TREATY SIGNED:
REJOICING OVER PEACE
Bucharest, Roumania, Aug. 11. The
peace treaty between the Balkan states
was signed at 10:30 o'clock yesterday
In honor of the occasion, the city
was 'decorated with flags, guns were
fired, bells were rung and the bands
A solemn te deum in the cathedral
at noon was attended by King Charles,
Queen Elizabeth (Carmen Sylvia) and
the members of the royal family and
delegates to the peace conference.
King Charles conferred high decora-
J tions on all the delegates, except the
Bulgarians, who declined them.
The peace treaty provides that the
Roumanian army bhall evacuate Bul
garian territory in 15 days after its
sigaature and the Servian and Greek
armies in three days. It also pro
vides for arbitration by Belgium, Hol
land or Switzerland in event of a
disagreement over the new frontier.
Bulgaria agrees to begin demobiliza
Constantinople, Aug. 11. The porte
has made an evasive reply to the re
cent note of the powers threatening
that the powers would withdraw their
moral and financial support from Tur
key unless the Ottoman government
ordered its troops to retire within the
Enos-Midia line in accordance with
the treaty of London.
liquor question In Chicago. This com
mission, according to the anti-saloon
plans, will be asked to figure out the
percentage of the annual city expendi
tures the saloons should pay and then
force an Increase of saloon licenses.
Candidates for aldermen who fail to
sign this pledge will befought by the
league. Mr. Davis declares an organ
ization controlling thousands of votes.
a large percentage of them those of
women voters, will be formed in every
The 6aIoons should b forced to
pay their fair share of the city ex
pense," said Mr. Davis. "We want a
commission to figure out just how
much of the expenditure the saloons
are responsible for. Then they should
be forced to pay this amount. The ar
gument we shall advance Is that with
out saloons the police could be cut
down, that there would be less people
In the jails and police stations and
county hospitals. I
"A commission that wants to do its
work can determine these fac'i from
the reports in other cities. Then we
will try to force the saloons to pay
their fair share of the municipal ex
penditures or get out or business.
"This municipal campaign is going
to be the real fight of the league's ex
istence and we think that we have
a fair chance of suces. In many
wards we will put up our own candi
dates and elect them on the 'saloon is
sue. This issue Will be made the main
one throughout the city.''
The league has already mailed
issued for the fete. Tho horse show
will precede the dance, and will be
accompanied by an illuminated auto- -mobile
The days of crusading have not en
tirely passed for the Knights Templar '
of America if they follow the ideas ex
pressed by their venerable grand prel
ate. Bishop John M. Walden of Cin
cinnati, at the divine service held yes
terday afternoon at the Auditorium.
White slavery, child labor, and the
liquor interests are the pagans ot mod
ern times in Bishop Walden's eyes,
and he preached a crusade against
these aiid other social and economio
conditions wit,h a vigor that belied his
Bishop Walden, In his arraignment
of modern conditions, said:
"The present day service for Knights
Templar may be actuated by motives
as chlvalrio In spirit and purpose as
at any time in the past. There are in
American society tho unprotected and
defenseless as dependent for help and
deliverance as were any when the or
der was first formed.
"Think of tho untold number ot tho
victims of child labor, of boys and
girls of tender age who ought to be in
school, but who are in cotton mills,
t,obacco factories, and other health-destroying
and soul-contaminating occu
pations. "The child labor reform, by which
protective laws for the yotv of sev
eral states have been secured is
Christian and knightly in its aim and
circulars outlining its plan of cam- spirit,"
paign to affiliated organizations, and
as soon as the aldermanic candidates
start to announce themselves they
will be asked to place themselves on
LOCAL ELKS TO ATTEND
BARBECUE AT DIXON, ILL.
The Rock Island Elks have been in
vited to the annual clam bake and pic
nic of the Dixon Elks to be held there
about the 20th of the present 'month.
A barbecue will feature the affair. The
affair is a stag function. In past years,
the local "Bills" have sent representa
tives to Dixon to join in the festivities,
and several members of the local lodge
have signified their intentions of mak
ing the trip.
Three Classes cf Medicine
are the Animal, Vegetable and Min
eral, of which-the vegetable kingdom
furnishes by far the most and the
best Over 700 varieties of roots,
plants and herbs are known by phar
macists o have medicinal value and
probably the "Indian medicine man"
knows of as many more. It was in
this most interesting study, more than
40 years ago, that Lydia E. Pinkham
cf Lynn, Mass., discovered her now
famous Vegetable Compound for wom
an's ills, which has proved of incal
culable value to hundreds of thousands
of American women. Its wonderful
success proves its merit. (Adv.)
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Aug.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Kerler Rus company for vacuum
cleaning and rug making.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Robert. People's National bank
AURORA SALOON P0RTEK
IS SON OF MILLIONAIRE
Aurora, 111., Aug. 11. A Geneva, Uk.
saloon porter, Wilfred Fabian Kall
sten, who for 25 years has been, an
unprotesting butt of village jokers be
cause he once said his father, "back in
Sweden," was an immensely wealthy
manufacturer, told the truth, it was
learned yesterday, when he died.
He pasted away at the Kane county
almshouse. Upon the poorhouse pa
tient were found papers showing he
was a eon of Carl Abraham Kallsten,
one of the noted family of cutlery man
ufacturers who for more than half a
century have made the town of Esklis
tuna famous while building up vast
Kallsten, a remittance man because
of differences with his family, would
not go back to Sweden to claim his
share of an eetaie of millions recently
ILLINOIS STRIKES BLOW
AT HIGH COST OF LIVING
Purchase of a 320-acre tract by the
University of Illinois Is the first step
taken by the institution In a campaign
to solve the problem presented by the
higher cost of living. It may also
mark the beginning of the transforma
tion of Illinois from a grain-raising to
a fruitgrowing state.
Announcement of the purchase of
the tract was made yesterday by Ed
mund J. James, president of the uni
versity, who also told of the purpose
which directed it. The price paid by
the university for the land was $256,
000. President James declared that it
was the 'intention of the university to
make provision for horticulture in its
larger sense,, Including forestry, by tlte
purchase. Ho said that the rising price
of farm lands in Illinois made it appar
ent that a new system of cultivating
them must be used to make them pro
fitable to their owners. .
Horticulturists were convinced, he
said, that Illinois as a whole offered as
great opportunities for fruit growing
as any state in the union. Apples,
peaches, pears, cherries and other
fruits, he .declared, could be raised as
easily here as on the Pacific coast.
The systematic cultivation of forest
trees and the development of' the
whole department ' of floriculture,
which has become one of the great In
dustries of the state of Illinois, are to
receive more attention. v
The acquisition of the 320-acre tract
will enable the University of Illinois
to undertake the development of the
horticultural interests on a larger
scale than ever before.
President James declares that by so
doing It will create one of the most
important advances against the in
creased cost of .living.
Insane Case Hearing.
An insane case hearing is set for 3
o'clock this afternoon at the court
house, when Paul Young of , South
Rock Island will be examined relative
to his sanity.
Reopen Bids for Y. M. C. A. .
At a meeting of the building commit
tee of the Y. M. C. A-. held this morn-
Connie Walsh and his Danville ball
tosscrs arrived this morning and are
today having a day cf rest. The game
scheduled for today at Peoria was
staged yesterday afternoon. Billy Neal
shook hands with old friends in Rock
Island this morning. ,
Mueielans Picnic Today.
Members of the Musicians union of
the tri-cities are holding their annual
picnic on Island 23 camp, near Subur
ban island, Davenport, this afternoon.
A program of athletic stunts followed
by a concert is being given.
news all te time The
The speaker dwelt upon the rise of
woman in worldly affairs, and contin
"But there are still conditions ia
society where countless women are
enduring constant and heartless suffer
ing. The report in several citjes of
the cruel and vicious results of under
paid service in stores, shops, and oth-t-r
places where women, young and old,
are employed, forms a trumpet call to
every man of the church and to every
Sir Knight to study how this grievous
social problem may he solved.
"The number of sufferers from child
labor, however great, is exceeded by
the number of women and children
who suffer from the baleful effects of
tho saloon. The verdict of the human
conscience is the saloon must go."
- The' bishop took a strong position
against strikes and lockouts, saying:
"Strikes and lockouts affect so many
people and so many interests that it
is an urgent duty of'the state and in
somo cases cf the nation to provide
for their prevention by law. They
should in every instance be prevented."
The s&rvico was conducted by Emi
nent Sir Knight John Wallis Ohl,
grand prelate of the Colorado encamp
ment. and was attended by more than
1,010 knights. The parade from the
general headquarters at the Brown
Palace hotel to tho Auditorium was
tho most pretentious display made so
far. It, whetted the enthusiasm of the
thousands of visitors or the pageants
of the next few days.
Do Your Own
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and other canning material. When you
get Eome nice fruits or vegetables you
can prepare them at once with little
Mason M gal. jar, a dozen 75c
Mason quarts, a dozen ... .....55c
Mason piuts, a dozen ....5Qc
Jelly glasses, M pints, tin covers,
a dozeu ........25c
Mason jar caps, porcelain lined,
Jar rubbers, red, extra heavy, doz. iQc
Same as above, 3 dozen 25c
Parowax. 1 lb. package J0C
Sealing wax, package gc
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