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THURSDAY-THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MARCH 25.192b.
J.IGE IS SET ;or Y CIRCUS TIIIS EVENING fereer to Offer 21 Stnaim ' fir DHwOtioi of PobUe M liiut ZtcbU . J OVER INCH OF BAIN FALLS IN LAST 24 HOURS fltb the itage let for the big mVi clrcui of the Y. M. C. A., to irt performance of which will Mtt t 7:45 this evening, the acts iJJtwed until they have reached rLt of ultra-poliah and perfec L. tni everything in readiness 2rtl opening of the doors at 7 Sock sharp, the directors predict gK is spite of the rain the circus Zm prove one of the biggest and Mt patronized ever given. , Tie complete program for the iglormances tonight and tomorrow Est is as follows: stnnner No. 1 Grand Entrance. i spectacular scene of color, grace i art. Introducing the entire asnsnv. stunner No. 2 The Great Awak- gjBg. There's the clowns, and if m don't chuckle until you're blue ithe face, go to the doctor. But is no need. Those fellows mid make a mummy laugh. nnner No. 3 Jumbo. Under r(ect control, by our Juniors, stunner No. 4 Skipping Time. Hinging, swaying, hippity baying, ill are in step while the music is living. By our Juniors, led by . . . tfnni anH f!dmva RarwfWlr bi kiiiikui maim u v, w. Vy " v-. H Stunner No. 5 One and Over. Rolling, mounting, posing and back tjto place, all in unison, by our inn tors ana t-ranioyea uoys. jjea h. Prof. S. I. D. Gordon. stunner No. 6 A Scream. .All thane clowns in one grand, smash tat. laughing, gurgling, chortling, TftOicklinK display of fun. Stnnner No. 7 Beautiful. A pand display of real art, by the T. W. U. A. gins. Stunner No. 8 King of Grace and Poise. Stunning, amazing, bewil fcring, Hercular stunts, by 50 gym- uta. Stunner No. 9 Sit down! Stand m! In, around, over and about, by r Junior boys. Stunner No. 10 Military Drill. T. W. C. A. girls. Stunner No. 11 Marvelous. Who-o-op! those clowns are back tftin. It's a rain storm! No, it's I thunder storm! A thunderstorm of Isughter and chuckling by Roe He, and hia fun makers from Jlrrthdom. Stunner No. 12 A Display of Courage. Our Seniors displaying rjthm, courage and coordination with the horse and bar parallel. Led by Prof. Oster Mann. Stunner No. 13 Preparedness. A demonstration of modern scout-iu. Stnnner No. 14?. What is it? By two roughnecks. :Stunner No. 15 Arkadsky. A light fantastic display by Soady and BlKkWood. Stunner No. 161920 Zouaves. Tit bars under perfect control. Watch them scale the wall in less tine than you can scale a fish. By General LeRoy Pur Shing and his War-u-ers. Stunner No. 17. Ladies' Choice. Are the buttons sewed on your coat tight? No? Then get out the safe ty Dins, for this stunt is funny. As Ml of fun as a porcupine is of Iretfulness. Stunner No. 18 Dance. Y. C.A. Stunner No. 19 American beau- tln Pretty dancing roses all in i row, by Prof. John Spill Gerr and ow voun iter men. Stunner No. 20 Dead Eye Dick. IX Gherlff Jim Dareum in his weekly .. r flnnvt rktinn onrl hie opaoie assistants. Stunner No. 21 Finale. The largest rainfall of this year is recorded in the last 24 hoars, when 1.13 Inches fell, and still the record is considerably behind the average. This is a heavier rain than is usually recorded at this season of the year. The next heavi est occurred in the rainstorm on March 3 and 4, when 1.01 inches fell. The January deficiency in rainfall was 1.13 and the February 2.55 inchM. Up until the rain of yes terday and today the March de ficiency was .63, but this rain will bring the record up considerably. ACTIVITY FOR FAIR PRICE TO BE CONTINUED Rock Island Woman's Committee of Commissloa Sot Affected by State Changes. COMPROMISE ON OUTSIDE STAIR Benpston Building to Be Remod eled Again in Year and Elevator Pot In. I The outside stairway on the Seventeenth street side of the Bengston estate building, 1700 Second avenue, will not be removed for another year. Contractors are now at work re modeling the lower floor of the building and Commissioner Frank Wlch, in charge of the department of streets and public improve ments, took advantage of the sit uation yesterday to give notice that now the building is being re modeled the stairway must come down. It was held to be an eye sore to the business district, and also to present a certain element of danger. Representatives of the Bengston estate were ordered to appear be fore the city council in the mat-' ter. To Have Elevator. Commissioner Wich announced today that the-Bengston estate has made representations that only the lower floor of the building is being remodeled at the present time, but that the entire building is to be re modeled in about . year, and steps will then be take a to install an elevator. The building is a four story af fair, but the fourth floor was never completed. This work is to be taken up within the next year and a half, and then an elevator will be put up. Promise was ob tained that the stairway will then be removed, and the city commis sioners accepted the compromise. There is another outside stair way in the downtown district that the commissioners said must be re moved when remodeling work is taken up. The Rock Island woman's com mittee of the fair price commis sion will probably maintain its or ganization and continue its activ ities here, in spite of the resigna tion of Mrs. Louise Bowen, chair man of the woman's department of the fair price commission of the state of Illinois, it was announced by Mrs. H. A. Weld, chairman of! the local committee, today. i Mrs. Weld expects to call togeth-1 er the members of her executive' committee, composed of the former members of the woman's council of national defense, soon, at which time the future course of action of the fair price commission in Rock Island will be determined. The decision of Mrs. Weld fol lows the receipt of a letter from Mrs. Bowen. state chairman, in which she sets torth the reasons for her resignation, but urges that local committees continue with their campaign for reducing ex cessive prices. At the time that the intended resignation of Mrs. Bowen was first made public, it was believed that all activities of the 'fair price I commission in this state might be discontinued. However the fair price commission will continue its work from the state headquarters and through local workers, as for merly. Mrs. Bowen's Letter. , The letter from Mrs. Bowen re ceived by Mrs. Weld in part Is as follows: . - "May I inform you that I nave sent my resignation as chairman of the woman's department of the fair price commission of Illinois to the United States department cf justk. This resignation goes into effect April 1, 1320. "My reasons for tendering my resignation ars as follows: When 1 was appointed chairman of the woman's department I tried to re organize the woman's committee of I the council of national defense of I the Illinois division. In this I have been successful, having an excel lent organization throughout the state, with a chairman in every county and in almost every town and city. "Having completed this work with a very small clerical force put at my disposal, I prepared a plan for a campaign to reduce the high cost of living throughout the state, and sent this plan, together with a budget for carrying it on, to Major A. A. Sprague, fair price commissioner of Illinois, who pre sented it to the United States de partment of justice at Washington. Could ot Spare Funds. "This department did not fed that they could provide sufficient funds for carrying on the campaign which I have mapped out I do not feel, with the present force at my disposal, the necessity of hav ing all printing done in Washing ton, and the fact that I am at pres ent not even provided with an of fice, that it is possible adequately to cover the state or to put forth a program which will materially re duce the high costof living. "I therefore deem it best to re sign. Major Sprague wrote to the United States department of jus tice on Feb. 25, tendering his res ignation with mine, to take effect April 1. These resignations have been accepted by the United States department of justice. "The city chairman, the execu tive committee, and heads of all departments are In accord with me in this matter, and their resiena- tions take effect with mine April i. "It you are organized in your ward, town or city, I hope that you will con tin oe your work and do your utmost to reduce the high cost of living in your' community." MANTCOMETO LIBRARY MEET Delegates Participate In Informal Discussion in Session This Horning. REPORT QUIET IS RESTORED 111 RUHR DISTRICT Paris Tflls of Agreement, bnt Dutch Dispatches Say Fighting Is Going on. Many librarians from all Illinois district, as well as a large delegation from Davenport, not in cluded in the district, but attending as visitors, were present at this mornings session at the district li brary round table held at the Rock Island public library. The guests numbered about thirty. The meeting was in charge of Miss Alice Price, secretary of the Illinois library extension commis sion, and all in attendance at the meeting participated in the infor mal discussion of library matters which occupied the morning. Followine the se&sinn and tho luncheon hour, the discussions were resumed and will continue through the afternoon. The meeting is the last of a se ries held throughout the state un der the auspices of the Illinois li brary extension commission and the Illinois Library association. Th? state nas been divided into districts including a number of cities. Miss Ellen Gale of the Rock Island li brary is chairman of this district. No fewer than five hundred trees must be cut down and worked un into paper for a novel that sells a quarter of a million copies. HOUSE STEEL EARNINGS FELL OFF GREATLY DURING LAST YEAR New York, March 25. The Unit ed States Steel corporation an nounced aggregate earnings of $152,290,639 for 1919, a decrease of $55,990,465 from 1918. CuuU boats form the homes of mors than 25,000 people In England. dr. w kmii I Easter Footwear ICOt'MBI ULLT TBEAT1XO MAVff CASES OF EYE DISEASES, FAILING HSBT, CBOSS-EYKS. DEAFNESS, 1.08 : Of HEARING, HEAD J.OISES, ADE- X0IM AND CATARRH. TREATS NEW ' UIULNTS ONE TIME FREE. m ORDERS HEARING ON WHEAT GRADES Washington, March 25. Secre tary Meredith will conduct a hear ing at Chicago April 2 to determine whether changes in the federal grades for wheat are desirable. Changes recently were proposed at Washington by a delegation repre senting the state boards of grain appeals, who contended there was dissatisfaction at the central west over the present grades. Buderich, Rhennish Prussia, March 25. (By the Associated Press). Complete quiet prevails temporarily at Wesel, the German stronghold besieged by revolution ary workers, but peace between the two forces has not been declared. The correspondent was informed to this effect at 9 o'clock this morn ing over the telephone by the head quarters of General Habitsch, the commander at Wesel. Reach Agreement Paris, March 25. The German government has reached a definite agreement with the workmen in the Ruhr valley, where the general strike has been paralyzing industry and where hostilities between sol diers and workers have been in progress for several days past, ac cording to news reaching French semi-official circles today from Berlin. The basis of the agreement, the advices state, are as follows: Formation of a workmen's army charged with maintaining order. Remodeling of the cabinet, with labor union participation. Disarmament of the troops which took part in the recent coup d'etat Passage of laws for social re form and the carrying out of administrative reforms. Socialization of the mines, particularly the coal mines and , the potash workings. Dissolution of counter revo ' lutionary formations. Improvement of the food sup- ply system. 1 Majority Farties Agree. - All the majority parties, it is de clared, have accepted the conditions under which the government does not consider it will be necessary to form a new ministry, believing a few changes will suffice. , The dispatches represent the ma jority parties as of the belief that a new reactionary movement is not impossible. They point out that General von Seecht has failed to disarm the Baltic troops, which are still concentrated a few miles from Berlin under the command ot their' former chiefs. ';'""!Tf Dutch Reports CMtnilet 4 , The Hague, March 25. Flgntfcg In the Ruhr district of Germany where it waa understood a trtcar ; had been agreed to. haa beeri T snmed. according to the Telertaaf. Spartacist forces are nearing Wesel, the newspaper says, ana a Miran ster dispatch to the Rotterdam r Courant says the red army" strength Is now 120,000. Some reports from the frontier indicate that the workmen are bom barding Wesel with large caliber; guns. The advices are conflicting, however, other reports declaring the situation is quiet All the news all the Ume--Tba Argus. , .',. . CLEANING TIME Will soon be here and now is the time to begin to learn where articles used for cleaning can be purchased cheapest. 4 cans Cleanser 15c 12 bars Brown Laundry Soap 50c 6 rolls Toilet Paper 25c 2 cakes Castile Hand Soap '.. . .15c 10 bars White Borax Laundry Soap ...... .50c Special Friday j Mixed Vegetables, best ever for soups, can . 10c 2 tall cans Milk 25c Brick Cheese, whole or half brick 30c I 2 cans Corn 25c i 2 pkgs. Spaghetti 15c Premium Butterine 37c Codfish Steak, just like Halibut .17c BUEHLER BROS. MONEY-SAVING BUSY STORE 13S Second ATenne. Protection ! ! ! Is the Motto of the Illinois Motor Casualty Association NO Estimates Deductions Increase in Premiums ; Br. W. 0. CoBee, the oculist and surist, fattcfl every person suffering; with any tew or wesknrss ot the ere, failing tut. partial bhsdnrw. rrsnulsted lids, n tyst, ulcere, scums, growths, weak sMrr ers. painiul eyes, blurrinr ot the tal, deafness, loss of hearinr. head ts ulcers of the ears, especially where u trttuir tad and the other last inf. catarrh of the nose. head, throat, astf system, diseased tonsils, diseased tur utad bones, to see him and try his raal non-surtical treatment one time ns to see if it will hfln them. He is tot this offer to let you see lor your- ok you have never used anytmnff "w bis treatment. He straiehtene cross- without chlorolorm or elher and the jwient snes borne without trouble. . He i"" slraithtened over 1.000 cases. He re- :anta adenoids without chloroform or ud without serious hemorrhage. He over 2.000 cases of adenoids. He JWJ most diseased tonsils can be treated .submit removing them, also diseased tur 1d bones. He has treated eye, ear. nose ihron diseases for over 87 years Ur 50.000 cases treated. He says this TJ penrnee often makes it possible r aim to succeed in curing eases where T of less experience would fail. He 5 ""y case of catarrh should be curs "hut you must treat it through the and blood as well as the nose J Ihroat. Among the noted cases he z" ated are: John Cnderfanger. Sr., T" trowinx blind in both eyes with cata : tight was restored. Charles Bob r as completely bund from in flam- and ulcere of the eyes and a bad 7?! sight restored normal. Frank iTlUn suffered for 20 years from in rJMjXon and ulcers of the eyes, grad wcanu so blind had to be led; sight :-Jj-o9 straightened Ired Adkinson's Z? - years sgo and straightened his eyes last year. Chris Lahl was bora Jl "th eyes crossed: when he was a3 -TV Dr. Coffee straightened his eyes r.s treatment. Mrs. Evelyn Smith J? ' " ' '"re goitre for 15 years; doc-Sai- iLn "'"""stion was the only treat STv Coffee cured her completely. JJ1e'on suffered with catarrh lor 20 op became totally deaf in one ear: VI asMr: resiorea his hearing, cured tne s-2- '""n Brown was so deaf he s, 5 stL"".' hear the street car bells or w sr norns: ur. lonee resiorea nis If Mn- Charles Yess suffered with Wf a thma: had not been able to tr r!? ml eP at night lor a year: cured her. . Dr. Coffee is re siiwu . "nancially and professionally, ft Z f Patient the truth as he sees it. nuer ana wish to know the exact If he thinks he Garden-Ties $10-00 These ties come in patent colt, brown kid and dull kid, with hand turned soles, high arches and French wheels. Up-to-the-minute in every 'respect r - Oxfords are especially popular this spring and our line is a most complete one. Street oxfords with Louis and walking heels, in tan Russia calf, black and brown kid, at exceedingly reasonable prices; ranging from seven dollars up. Ten days more to select your Easter shoes and you will do well to seeSour showing AT EACH OF OUR THREE STORES s..7 get hi. nnininn 1 you he will treat you once free SkTkT u how " treatment acts. He W,,. offices in the First national Bank S- Davenport. Iowa, every Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday from 0 w ' 3 W p. m. For further Inforsaa. , u Phone Davenport 7014. DAVENPORTS MOUNE So ROCK ISLAND. 112 W. Second St . 412 15th St 1807 2d Ave. We pay from 1 cent to the actual cost of your car for loss by fire, theft or collision. We pay from 1 cent to $1,000 for property damage. We pay from 1 cent to 10,000 for personal injury. Our charge is a guaranteed flat rate. We sell insurance at actual cost. All money paid into this association for insurance goes to pay claims. All expenses are paid by a small fixed mem--bershipfee. During 1919 the association lost only 6 per cent of business from cancellations for all causes. Our policy holders are satis fied and are "stayers." During the same period the association had a net increase of 209 of policies in force; there was a net increase of 226 of cash resources and there was an increase of 223 in reserve to pay claims. The association writes Ilinois business only and does not wriie owners in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Madison and St. Claire comities in Illinois. We confine our operations to preferred ter ritory and operate at a minimum of expenses. That is whjr we can and do furnish more protection for less money. See our policy and get our rates before insur ing your car. Agents Wanted Lawyer & Main District Agents State Bank Bldg. Phone R. I. 432 SPRING 1920 Every Advantage When you're buying a new corset there's every advantage in buying a Nemo because they protect and improve your health; because they wear better than any other corsets; be cause there is a model exactly suited to your needs that will fit accu rately and give perfect comfort ; "because they bring out the best lines of your figure and mould the others into harmony. To be Nemo corseted is to be WELL-CORSETED and WELL! v No. 554 is a Wonderlift model which gives abdominal support to slender women (who very frequently require this service.) Pink $8T()0 batiste, sizes 22 to 36 ,eciRUFrvs?a 11 "Decidedly Brogue The square-toed Oxford is eminently correct , this season. As illustrated, of tan Norwegian leather, $15 in both high and low shoes. ) a asm ssssssss ter ffi sVI The All-Artists Phonograph AT a turn of the hand the Ultona plays any typ of record. A k child can do it. It is practically automatic. Now your library of records can be bought according to your favorites. For instance, each record maker has a famous tenor. On a one-record instru ment, you can hear him only. Others are barred. And who likes to be re stricted? The Ultona is the greatest feature offered any music lover. And it is ob tainable solely on the new Brunswick, Another vast improvement !n tone pro jection is the Brunswick Tone Amplifier, built of moulded wood, like a violin. Let us explain the Brunswick Method cf Reproduction. Hear your favorite records. Then decide on merit alone. 'The- o Tk, (j jjlj Jjjjlfi) I , Play, Brunswick "(jQ Hltfl I allmakm tmqmm .11, of no i 'i, Jj : ' neordt oc&om "" . atthmir artuti bat I fROCK ISLANDS BIG QUALITY ST&Bfl