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Final Day of Suprama Convention of
Great Catholic Fraternal
directors are named
Old Point Comfort, Va.f Chosen for
the 1917 Convention of Order—
Plan Work on the
i. .'S
Mexican Border*
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DAVENPORT, Iowa, August 3.—The
supreme convention of the Knights of
Columbus will close this evening in
Davenport, la. Today was the clean
ing up of all left over business. Fol
lowing mass at Sacred Heart cathed
ral, the supreme council convened
this morning. Luncheon was served
at 1:00 o'clock to delegates in the
Grand opera bouse. In the afternoon
the delegates in 400 machines were
taken on an automobile tour of the
tri-cities and this evening the conven
tion will close with an entertainment
at the coliseum.
At the business session held yester
day morning the salaries of the su
preme knight and supreme secretary
were increased from $3,600 to $4,500
and per diem of delegates was raised
from $5 to $10 per day and ten cents
Four supreme directors were re-elec
ted for three years each as fellows:
John H. Reddin, Denver Dr. N. A.
Dassault, Quebec Judge Paul Leche,
Donaldsonville, La., and W. H. Dwyer,
St Paul.
Old Point Comfort, Va., was chosen
as the place for the 1917 convention.
By a unanimous vote at the session
of the supreme convention yesterday,
it was decided to Instruct the board of
directors to expend necessary mon
eys for the erection of amusement
and comfort camps for soldiers on the
Mexican border.
It was stated from outside sources
that an approximate $25,000 would be
expended if the national guards are
•till on the border by thg first of the
The resolution adopted is the first
of its kind taken by a fraternal body
of men toward the comforting of the
soldiers now on the border.
The resolution reads that the board
of directors be authorized to expend
from the general fund such sums of
money as in their judgment may be
necessary, to establish and maintain
recreation and relief stations for those
enlisted in the military service of the
United States in the present difficul
ties with Mexico. It adds that of the
amounts so expended a rebate will be
made to members of Canada, New
foundland and Mexico pro-rata, ac
cording to the membership in the
United States, so that they will be
exempt from assessmetft.
At the opening session of the Wed
nesday afternoon session at 2 o'clock
a telegram was read to the convention
from W. J. Moriarty, thei special agent
of the order now on the border in con
nection with the establishment of the
recreation stations, stating that there
were 2,000 Catholic soldiers at Mission
camp at Brownsville, 2.500 at McCal
len, 1,000 at Fhair, 2,000 at Lland
grande and 700 at Eagle Pass. He
wired that large buildings need
ed to be erected at each one of these
3 1
Twenty-third Annual Session to be
Held in Davenport This
,5. Month.
Programs have been issued for the
twenty-third annual convention of the
State Association of County Auditors
to be held in Davenport August 16,
17 and 18,
The county clerks, recorders, sher
iffs and treasurers of the various
counties of the state will .meet here
at the same time. The opening ban
quet will be held In the gold room at
the Hotel Blackhawk. Addresses of
welcome will be given by Mayor Ber
wald and I. C. Norwood.
The second day's session will be
held at the court house. The morn
ing will be devoted to the presenta
tion of papers and other routine busi
ness. In the afternoon a visit will be
tnade to the Rock Island arsenal.
The third day will be devoted to
discussions, election of officers and
other business.
Charleston—W. M. Wahrer
nnellson—Dickey A Co.
Montrose—'Louis Wahrer
Vincennes—J. E. Bailtey
West Point—O. B. Waljdaper
Gregory—A. J. Roddick
Kahoka—Kirchner A EJwell
Luray—A. P. Sallowes
Nee per—C. A. Housman
Neeper—iMary PHckett
St. Patrick—J. N. Kirchner
State Automobile Tax Fund is Big
One and Will be Divided
Among the Various \h
"v. ym
Report on Delinquents is Still Ex
pected From Several of the
Counties—Half Fee
For License.
The state treasurer 1b preparing
to send out warrants to the ninety
for the sums they are
entitled to in the second distribution
or the automobile registration fund
V16- Ekch county will receive
|?151 for every township. The total
to be distributed is $250,000.
^e auto fund. The total'receiv
ed in 1915 was $1,137,766. The in
crease is due to the fact that Iowa
now has 176,000 automobiles register
ed while the number of cars register
ed for the entire twelve months last
year was 146,000.
Rush Early in Year.
Qulncy A. Willis, deputy treasurer
of state, on April 1, cut the first
melon for the counties. At that time
$1,157,138 was distributed. For the
same period in 1915 the state distrib
uted $693,346. The new registration
law went Into effect Jan. 1, 1916 re
quiring all old cars to be registered be
fore April 1, or be subject to penal
ties which increased monthly. This
resulted in a rush of registration In
the first three months of this year, in
creasing the receipts of the depart
ment for that period to an unusual
The melon cut now is made up of
fees received since April 1. It totals
$250,000. This sum does not contain
a large amount of penalties as most of
the owners of old cars avoided the
extra tax by renewing registration
within the time limit.
Goes by Townships.
Iowa has 1,646 townships. Each
county receives its share of the auto
fund In accordance with the number
of civil townships within the county.
Thus a county with a large number of
autos but a large number of town
ships may receive a big slice of the
melon, while a county with many
autos and few townships may get only
a small portion. The money goes into
the road fund In each county. It Is
distributed so as to .be available for
the season's work.
The counties for 1916 get $1,407,138 which was the average here last week.
Many farmers are thrashing what
will .be the blggeet oats yield in years,
and the hay crop is enormous.
After Delinquents.-
Orders Issued by the attorney gen
eral and the secretary of state have
resulted in actions being started
against 7.500 auto owners who are de
linquent on the 1916 registration fees.
Many of the owners, of old cars,
who were delinquent, have been oper
ating on 1915 number plates. The list
of the delinquents in each county was
supplied to the county attorney with
instructions to collect the fees with
penalties. Many of the attorneys re
sponded. However, thirty-seven coun
ties have so far failed to report any
activity in tills line. The counties are
Audubon, Boon, Calhoun, Carroll, Ce
dar, Clay Crawford Dallas Davis, Dela
ware, Dubuque, Emmett, Fayette,
Franklin, FiWHOnt, Greene, Hamilton,
Hardin, Henry, Howard, Ida, Jackson,
Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Madison, Mon
ona, Plymouth, Pottawattamie. Ring
gold, Scott, Van Buren, Warren,
Wayne, Woodbury Worth Wright.
One Half Fee Now.
A number of the old cars have been
junked and are out of commission
Proof that the machines have been
wrecked, Junked or otherwise destroy
ed relieves the owner of paying the
1916 fee. It has also been ruled that
an owner is exempt who does not use
bis car in this state during this year.
The state department yesterday put
into force the rule permitting new
automobiles purchased after Aug. 1 to
be registered for one-half the regular
fee. There was a rush of registration
of new cars. A number of car pur
chasers delayed completing deals a
few days so as to come under the re
duced rate.
A Mere Form of Speech.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: King
George calls them "my troops," Eng
lish kings are permitted liberties of
speech which make their liberties of
action look pale and sickly.
Wayland—S. A. Vermillion
Wyaconda—Wyaconda Merc. Co.
Carthage—Ship ton 6ro. Co.
Elvaston-—J. W. Campbell
Ferris—Stewart Bros.
Hamilton—Dertwen A Smith.
McCall—W. G. Berger.
Naiuvoo—Schneider A Hummel
Warsaw—Dross A Son
Warsaw—H. E. Both
West Point—Hawkins A Co.
ipiRJEJSOOTT, Iowa, Aug. 8.—Andrew
Lane, a retired {farmer, committed,
suicide by cutting his throat. The
body was found in a neighbor's gard
en. No apparent motive for the Act
can be found. He was wealthy and
the head of a family,
iMHJLBRSBU'RG, Iowa, Aug. 3.—
Millersburg will have a big celebra
tion on August 15 when the Old Set
tlers' association will have a reunion
with 8,000 or 10,000 people in at
tendance. Both H. M. Havner and
John T. Clarkson, the candidates for
attorney general, will be present to
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 3.—
Twenty minutes after Jack McCarl
of 'Weldon, Iowa, arrived in Des
Moines, ihe was nabbed by the sheriff
on a charge of horse stealing. Mc
Carl had just alighted from a Bur
lington train and was walking past
the court house.
CHDAiRl RIA'PIDS, Iowa, Aug. 3.—rAl
though this section is passing through
the most protracted heat period in
many years, corn in this country and
vicinity is not suffering and. oan
stand several mlore days of such
weather as the 103 degree variety,
HAMBURG, Iowa, Aug. 3.—One of
the biggest elevator deals made in
southwestern Iowa in years has Just
been completed and the transfers
made of the James Bentley lines of
elevators, which were sold to Clif
ford and Wlnt Good, of this city. The
deal involved a consideration of
about $50,000. The sale included two
elevators and a big mill in Hamburg,
two elevators at McPaul and one
each at Percival and Payne,
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 3.—Diph
theria, invading the Iowa State tuber
culosis sanitarium at Oakdale, has
been controlled. About a half dozen
cases broke out, were promptly quar
antined on a single floor and are
doing well. There is no likelihood of
an epidemic, the officials of the in-
"Description—Telfer systems con
sist of motor driven carriages or trol
leys, under control of individual op
erators, running on an overhead mon
orail. Freight is handled by hoisting
platforms loaded with goods from the
vessel or from the warehouse floor to
the proper clearance height toy means
of the hoisting motor on the trolley
the load of freight is then transport
ed along the monorail to its point of
destination, where it is lowered to the
warehouse floor or to the vessel, as
the case may be.
"By having a number of trays or
platforms for each trolley, on which
the freight can be piled, the trolleys
may be kept busy moving loaded
trays between warehouse and vessel
and returning the empties. The best
arrangement. is to have the track or
monorail form a closed loop, without
switches. This loop extending into the
warehouse and out over the vessel.
(The cantiliver portion over the wat
er may be hinged to dear vessels).
By this means, the trolley or trolleys
on each circuit move continuously in
the same direction, so that interfer
ence between them is avoided.
"As a matter of detail, the trolley
with large wheels running on a T-
small wheels running on the bottom
flange of an I-beam, for the reason
that the first named arrangement
permits of higher speeds and freer
movement at the curves than the lat
"Advantages—Freight can be car
ried over surface obstruction, such as
railway cars, depressed tracks, etc.
"Freight may be moved as far in
shore as desired.
"Movement of freight between ves
sel and warehouse can be made with
less expense for labor and trucking
than for conveying system.
"The operator is at all times di
rectly over the load, thus Insuring
good control of the movement with
consequent saving of time.
"This system can handle practical
ly all freight coming to the terminal
up to the lifting capacity of the trol
ley, say three tons.
"The trolley track may be housed
over, thus protecting the freight dur
ing transit between warehouse and
cost of in
"The entire length of tne circuit
must be covered by the trolley be
tween loads, thus requiring a number
of trolleys to get the required ca
pacity. ,.
"Switches are heavy and difficult
to operate. (Where circuits can be
arrwged without switches th© sys*
tern is greatly Improved.)
"Eaoh trolley requires an operator,
which means that the trolleys must
be kept busy to 'be an economical
"Conclusions—We may conclude
from the above that the Telfer system
is best adapted to handling freight
where a number of surface obstruc
tions have to be crossed or where suf
ficient tonnage of freight has to be
transported a considerable distance
"Recommendations—The use of the
Telfer system is recommended under
the above conditions. Under normal
conditions, I." e., for comparatively
short movements between warehouse
and vessel, it Is not to be recom
mended, as Its capacity under these
stitutlon state,
No fatalities have
iMAJtSMAILL/rOWN, Iowa, Aug. 3.
—St. Mary's Orphans' home of Du
buque will receive $4,000 from the
estate of Henry Hloldgrafer, a wealthy
farmer, who died a few years ago
near Haverhill, this county.
PAiNA, 111., Aug, 3.—Clifford C.
Morrison of Decatur, 111., was killed,
and four persons were badly hurt
yesterday when an automobile In
which they- were riding got beyond
control and crashed into a fence pole.
SPRINGFIELD, 111, Aug. 3.—Rain
Over central Illinois yesterday broke
a drouth of forty days. Very light
showers were recorded on four oc
casions during this time, tout were
not considered enough to break the
dry spell. It is said garden and
farm crops have been saved.
DfUQUOIN, 111., Aug. 3.—Myron
Stephens, a Jackson county farmer,
has found a pearl which reftorts say
is worth several hundred dollars, in
a musse' in Beau coup creek. It is as
large as the end of a human finger.
PINOKNEWIL/LiEJ, 111., Aug. 3.—.
Citizens of Willisville, 111., have or
ganized a new national bank, to be
known as the First National. This
will be the second bank for Willis
CITY, Mo., Aug. 3.—
A heavy rainfall for an hour yester
day afternoon caused a fall in the
temperature frtwn 98 to 73 degrees. It
was the heaviest rain for a month
and probably has saved the early
corn crop.
PACIFIC, iMo., Aug. 3.—Father
John A. Glingler, twenty-two years
in charge of St. Bridget's church,
this city, died yesterday, afced 64
Bonds for $300,000 to extend the per
manent highway system of Cole coun
ty carried at the special election, re
turns from all precincts showing two
thirds majority.
On Terminals
Report by Committee of Engineers Appointed by
Mississippi Valley Terminal League
No. 6
conditions is not as great as that of
conveyors, cranes or gantries.
"Description Storage battery
trucks for warehouse work are built
in a number of forms a convenient
arrangement is that in which the body
of the truck is so arranged that it
can toe run under a platform or tray
on wheh freight has been piled, raise
it just sufficiently to clear the floor,
and transport the trayload of freight
to its point of destination the re
verse operation lowers the tray to the
floor and releases the truck.
"For long hauls trailers are often
used to advantage,' but for work
around dock warehouses the hauls are
usually too short and the working
space too constricted to make their
use advisable.
"Storage battery trucks can only
be considered as an adjunct to other
systems, as they can only be used in
and around the warehouse where
there are no surface obstructions and
where there is reasonably smooth
floor. Hand trucks for short hauls,
say up to 75 feet, may also be used
1 to advantage for shifting freight and
as an adjunct to other systems.
"Advantages—Can carry loads up
rail, supported on the top flange of to 4,000 pounds at speeds of about six
an I-beam, is preferable to one with
miles per hour.
"Economical to mantain and oper
"Can be operated by common la
bor, can enter boy cars and other
constricted places and can ascend
steep grades.
"Disadvantages—Can be used only
in the warehouse or where there is a
reasonably smooth floor.
"•Cannot cross surface obstructions
Can only be used as an adjunct to
other systems.
"Conclusions—We may conclude
from the above that storage battery
trucks are best adapted to work in
and around the warehouse,, where
the hauls are about 75 feet and over,'
and that they can be used to the
best advantage for transporting tray
loads of freight to and from the oth
er handling units.
"Recommendations —The use of
storage battery trucks is reoom
mended for use in and about the
warehouse, as outlined above, where
sufficient tonnage is handled to keep
them busy, and where the average
hauls exoeed 75 feet.
The use of trays, preferably
equipped with small wheels, Is also
recommended in connection with
these trucks, for the economical
transfer of freight between the
trucks and the other handling units.
The use of hand trucks for light
loads and short hauls is also recom
"Description—These are ordinary
freight elevators, either electrically
or hydraulically operated, Installed in
the face of the dock so that the front
line of the platform is Just back of
the line of the fenders. The travel of
the elevator Is frotn the dock floor to
about low water, or any intermediate
point. The size of the platform is
made large enough to accommodate
one or more trays of freight as de
sired, which are deposited on the
•platform by the storage battery
trucks. One elevator may have a plat
form sufficiently large to accommo
date an automobile or wagon should
there be enough of this class of
freight to warrant it.
"The front at the elevator platform
As small as
your note book
and tells the
story better
Actual SlM»
is equipped with a hinged apron
which folds up against the front of
the elevator, while same is in motion,
and which is let down onto the deck
of the vessel, when the platform is in
the low position. This apron allows
freight to be trucked from the eleva
tor to the deck of the vessel.
"Advantages—Base of adjustment
to the varying stages of the river.
"Elevators may be boused in, thus
protecting the freight from the
weather while in transit between
warehouse and vessel.
"The elevators facilitate the load
ing and unloading of vessels in which
the freight must be moved out side
wise bfefore raising same to the level
of the dock floor, as, for example, the
present type of river packet.
"The ooet of installation is moder-
(To be Continued.)
Fashion Note.
Atchison Globe: In these days of
mobilization, it is noted that many
of the girls are parading in light
marching order.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: When a
man is ignored he escapes a lot of
State public utilities oommis
sions receive many letters of
strange and unusual character,
but one of recenit date Is even
more than usually out of the or
dinary. It follows:
Dear Sir: Beg to inform
you that I was visiting ....
cemetery Sunday, June 4th
while arainging flowers on
grave and tomb stone
south of this grave falling
over on my son three years
old crushing his foot. Is
there nothing to safe guard
for simelar accidents that
the boy wasn't killed is a
mearicale. If these places
are not safety for people to
travel where torab stones
upstrucked the passage. The
passage is very much diso
lated, is there any safe
guard life and limb in ceme
taries? I suggest tomb stones
made of wood wouldn't be
eo dangerous. Your advise
in this matter would be
greatly appreciated after
your investigation.
Vest Pocket
Here is a vest pocket camera
that will really go in the vest
pocket. As accurate as a watch
and as simple to use.
Price $6.00
Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak,
Special—with Kodak Anastigmat
Lens/7. 7»—$10.00.
At your Dealers.
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MEMPHIS, Mo., Aug. 3.—Dan R.
Brown is arranging his new store
room this week.
Only two weeks until Chautauqua
opens. The biggest and best program
ever offered our people has been ar
ranged for their entertainment.
Among the speakers .of national rep
utation are Senator Thos. P. Gore,
Governor Malcolm R. Patterson, of
Tennessee, Hon. Chas. T. Scott, of
Kansas, 'Henry A. Adrian, the Bur
•bank man, and Colonel Geo. W. Bain,
of Kentucky.
Last Sunday morning the members
of the Christian church of this city
held a farewell service in the old
church edifice. A large congregation
was present, and a very pleasant and
helpful session was held. A local
photographer was in attendance and
succeeded in obtaining several good
pictures of the church and the crowd.
The building is to be torn away to
give place to the new one soon to be
Geo. M. Brown came in from Los
Angeles, California, last week to visit
oid friends and look after business
interests. Mr. Brown has a host of
friends here who were pleased to
I again greet him.
I Wm. Leach is showing improvement
and Mrs. Leach is able to be up.
This couple has had a strenuous time
and their many friends are glad to
know they are on the mend.
John C. Kerby, editor of the West
Send for the free book.
You will find the larfest and most complete
Developing 10o par roll. Printing, 2, 3 and 4c each.
Program for the 'Sessions One of Ex
ceptional Interest—To Build
New Christian Church.
629 Main
Ladle*I Aak joar Dracdafor/AV
Clil-ekes-ter llaawaaraa/i%\
fills in Red and UoUl metaJUc^^
boxes, sealed with
Take BO otber.
Dnigcist. A(*ro»Clft.ClAS&.TEK*jrottrBur
yean known as Beat,
Safest, Always Reliable
Plains Gazette, died early Tuesday
morning at his home, being sixty-five
years of age. Mr. Kirby was editor
of the Memphis Democrat in the eaxly
eighties and will be remembered by
the older residents of Memphis. He
left here in 1887.
Rev. R. T. Mathews of Green City
will be in Memphis Thursday, August
3, and will speak in the circuit court
room at 1:30 p. m. and at night. The
object of the meeting is to organize
the 'Scotland County Dry Federation.
Every friend of a dry Missouri in
Scotland county is requested to at
tend this meeting.
John Milt Jeffries, living west of
town, died at 8 o'clock a. m. Wednes
day, aged about 70 years. Mr. Jef
fries had been ailing all summer, but
it was not until about a month ago
that his condition became alarming.
He was a brother of Mrs. Mat.
Barker of this city.
John S. Hendricks, one of Scotland
county's leading citizens, died at his
home south of Memphis, on Saturday,
July 29, aged sixty-two years, one
month and twenty-three days.
A Rational Impulse.
Louisville Courier-Journal: It would
sensible nowadays to be will
ing to fight for a place in the shade.
That's a loyal and natural feeling all mothers have. Then make
your desire an assurance by using "Mother's Friend." Its beneficial
qualities will conserve your own health and strength and make baby's
coming easier and Its future health secure. Get it at your druggist.

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