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THURSDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MARCH 25, 1920.
muidco:.:?aiiy OFFICERS
::-ld u;:oerci6 oo;:d charged
;713id do hails to defraud
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Federal Ceart
CUcago, March 25. Six mem
ban of tbe firm of the Daniel
Harae companr. land promoters,
and two members of a publicity or
ganliatlon were held to the fed
i ral grand jury here today, charg
ed with conspiracy to use the malls
to defraud.
; The names of the men held and
the bond required follows:
Daniel Hayes, president, $20,000.
' John H. Rogers, rice president,
$16,000.
Clyde Ik Peck, president of the
McNally-Peck company, $20,000.
C. El Zimmerman, former sales
manager for tbe Hayes company,
: bond not set
Steven P. Lalor, general sales
man, $15,000.
Louis Countner, secretary, $15,00.
. Patrick Early, president of the
Bankers' Journal, $7,500.
W. J. Cobb, an employe of Early,
$2,500.
The charges are the result of an
Investigation in Judge Landis'
court of the sale of land by the
Hayes company.
Defendants Known Ilere.
A number of tbe defendants
above mentioned are well known
In Rock Island. Daniel Hayes, bead
of the concern, came to Rock Is
land from Muscatine and was en
gaged with bis father, the late
Daniel Hayes, Sr., in the real estate
business prior to the forming of the
: Daniel Hayes company.
John H. Rogers practiced law
here for a short time, having of
fices in tbe Safety building. He is
a native of Alexis, 111., but was in
- the law business In Leeds, S. D.,
before coming here. He joined the
Daniel Hayes company to look aft-
. r land titles and other legal phases
' of the business.
Clyde L. Peck Is a former Musca-
. tine man.
Louis Countner was employed
fere for a short time as stenog
rapher, going under the name of
: Metdenrich. He went to Chicago
With the company, married there
od assumed the name of his wife.
com SESSION
FOR HEN YORK
St Louis. March 2o! Thomas T.
Brewster, chairman of the coal
operators' scale committee in the
central competitive field, today an
nounced that the joint meeting of
the scale committee of the operat
ors and miners would be held in
New York, probably next Tuesday,
Instead of here as announced yes
terday. r
Municipal Matters
Xewnlar Meeting Held March 13,
1920.
City Council Chamber, Rock Is
land, 111., March 15, 1920. The
city council met in regular session
at I o'clock p. m.. Mayor Schriver
and all commissioners present.
The minutes of the regular
meeting held March 8, 1920, were
read and approved.
" Mayor Schriver offered a reso
lution that the city council rent to
the Rock Island Fans' association.
the ball park for a period of five
years at the rate of $1,000 per
year; Fans' association to make all
needed and necessary repairs at
: once, same not to exceed in cost
the earn of $3,500; cost price of
repair to be credited on lease;
public to have reasonable use of
grounds when not in use by Fans'
Association Baseball club or Foot
ball club. Carried by unanimous
vote.
Mayor Schriver presented peti
tion of property owners on Twen
tieth street from Seventh to Ninth
avenue protesting against the im
provement of said street, which pe
tition on his motion was received
and placed on file. '
i Commissioner Rudgren submited
the following weekly payroll for
week ending March 13, 1920, which
on his motion was allowed by
unanimous vote:
F. Dona way 24.00
J. Slebrandt 21.60
August -Bodaker 17.63
H. 8earle 15.93
J. Schaab -17.63
F. Qest 16.15
J. Frantz 17..63
TL T. Connell 15.93
Art Searle 15.93
B. Ernest 8.50
.T. McDonald 10.20
Charles Nesseler
24.50
17.87
18.29
20.00
22.12
21.08
1957
J. MoCarl
A. Dona way ....
"Charles Davis ...
J. Mam
S. Parriah
F. Swanson
H. Schultz 23.00
James Brooks 20.00
Bote Wilson 20.00
H. Otke 20.40
R. Paulsen . . 20.40
Louis Ehlera 3.40
Hugh MoGe 6.30
Total ;
Recapitulation.
8tret and bridge fund ..
.$438.06
. 306.36
. 47.50
. 60.40
. 23.80
sewer rund ...
Garbage system
. Waterworks expense ..
Total $438.06
Commissioner Wlch read a re
port of the board of local improve
wta recommending the adoption
of aa ordinance providing for the
construction of a 10-inch sewer on
Fifth avenue from the sewer at
Twenty-first street to tbe oast line
of Twentieth street; also an esti
mate of the- probable cost of said
Improvement In amount of lt80
ty the city engineer engineer
' 0M local tmprove
sfts; also aa ordinance' prorid
X tor ssid tanroveniBnt, jhUA on
bis motion waa considered by
unanimous vote.
Mayor 8ch river offered a reso-
lution that the Hebrew Cemetery
association be permitted to utilize
tract of lead purchased by them
eaat of Thirtieth street for burial
purposes.
Commissioner wich offered a
resolution that action on the reso
lution just offered by Mayor
Schrtver in regard to Hebrew
cemetery, be deferred for one
week. Carried by unanimous
vote.
Adjourned on motion of Com
missioner Fltzsimmons.
M. T. RUDOREN, City Clerk.
Special Sleeting Held March 19,
MOT. '
City Council Chamber. Rock Is
land. 111.. March 19, 1920. The
city council met in special session
at 4 o'clock p. m., Mayor Schriver
and all commissioners present.
Commissioner Rudgren offered a
resolution that the city clerk be
and he is hereby authorised and in
structed to transfer from tbe con
tingent fund $8,000, and credit the
same to the following funds: Fire
department, $6,000; police depart
ment $1,500: health fund, $250;
engineering fund, IZ50. carried by
unanimous vote.
Adjourned on motion of Commia-
M. T. RUDGREN, City Clerk.
EVEN CHINA HAS A
MISSOURI SOCIETY
Shanghai. Feb. 10. Missourians
resident In Shanghai have formed
the "Missouri society" the first
state organization in China. The
society was launched at a meeting
at the home of Major Arthur Bas
sett and Dr. John T. iToctor was
named president
POLISH PREMIER
VISITS THE POPE
Rome, March 24. M. Skulsld,
premier of Poland, was received
in private audience by Pope Bene
dict today. Later he and Ifenaee
Jan Paderewski, former Polish
premier, were guests of honor at
a reception given by the Polish
minister to Italy.
POUND STERLING
AT HIGHEST POINT
New Tork, March 25. Rates on
the English pound sterling opened
in the market here today at $3.84,
or one cent above yesterday's clos
ing quotation and new high for the
present upward movement Franc
checks sold.at the rate of 14.00 for
tbe American dollar, up 35 cen
times, and lire checks at 19.36, up
36 centimes. Marks were quoted
at 1.40 cents each.
TURKISH NOTE IS
FIRST DOCUMENT
SIGNED BY COLBY
Washington, March 25. The note
to the allied supreme council out
lining the American government's
view on the Turkish settlement was
dispatched today by the state de
partment It was the first diplomatic paper
to bear the signature of Balnbridge
Colby, the new secretary of state.
VIENNA DOESN'T
FANCY PRINCES
HANGING AROUND
Vienna, March 23. Princes Six
tus and rFancis of Bourbon
Parma, brothers of the former
Empress Zita, are visitors in this
city and this fact was made the
subject of an interpellation in the
national assembly today, the gov
ernment oeing asKea ir it was in a
position to expel them. The mo
tion claimed their presence in
Vienna "caused political unrest
and suspicion."
EASTER week offers
savings at this store
You Realize Value in Shoes
Easter Soecials. Ladies' and Men'. fini
r wi -wasp wwwa awo f -wm
While They Last Only HJ
LADIES'
ONE, TWO AND THREE EYELET TIE OXFORDS
In patent, black and brown kids are the most popular. Pumps, oxfords in
other leathers; high cut shoes at suitable prices. Don't wait till the last
day before Easter, come early, we are at your service.
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1816 SECOND AVE.
Obituary
TeUaey J. Weelsey.
ThA hndv of Volnev J. Woolsey.
engineer of the Rock Island-Davenport
ferry boat, who waa drowned
last November, win ne Drougni u
Rock Island, arriving here . this
evening or tomorrow morning, from
where it will be shipped to the home
of the .parents in La Crosse, Wis,
for burial.
The body was recovered from the
river near Dallas City, 111., yester
day and police of this city were im
mediately notified. Mrs. Woolsey,
whose residence is at 525 Twenty
third street Rock Island was reach
ed by tbe local police and. asked
that the body be brought here. The
shipment will be made from the
Wheelan undertaking parlors to La
Crosse late in the week.
Funeral of Mrs. Bneth.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia
Rueth, whose death occurred last
Monday, will be conducted at 9
o'clock tomorrow morning at St
Mary's Catholic church. The body
will be placed in the vault at Chip-
piannock cemetery ana later in
terred in Calyary.
8,000 FROM U.
S. IN GERMANY
Washington, March 25. An offi
cial estimate by the state depart
ment today placed the number of
Americans in Germany at about
eight thousand, of whom approxi
mately four hundred are women.
All American travelers In Berlin,
it was said, were given ample op
portunity to leave on special cars
provided after the recent revolu
tionary outbreaks, but many re
mained. FELSAL SETS DAY
WHEN FRENCH ARE
TO LEAVE COUNTRY
Constantinople, March 24. Bet
rut dispatches say Emir Feisal,
king of Syria, has given the French
until April 6, to leave the country.
HEAR VILLA BAND
MASSACRED 50 IN
CHIHUAHUA STATE
El Paso, March 24. A border
rumor reported a massacre of 50
people and the burning of their
homes by Villa and lis followers
at Santa Barbara, Chihuahua,
March 14.
BLTJMENSON SAID
TO HAVE STOLEN
BIG SUM, IS FOUND
Washington, March 25. Herman
Blumenson, head of the Starr Mill
ing company, who - disappeared
from Chicago last July, was ar
rested here today and is being held
for the Chicago police, who charge
that he was from $200,000 to $300,
000 short in his accounts with the
company.
LABOR MEETING IN
GENEVA NEXT FALL
London, March 25. The govern
ing body of the international labor
officers has decided that an inter
national labor conference shall be
held in Geneva, early next year.
The conference will consider the
steps , to be taken by the various
countries to put into effect the de
cisions of the Washington and Ge
noa conferences.
ST. LOUIS MAN IS
NEW DEPAUL HEAD
St Louis, March 25 Thomas
Lavan, C. M., president of the St
Louis preparatory seminary, has
been appointed president of the De
Paul university, Chicago, to suc
ceed Rev. F. X. McCabe. it was an
nounced h' re today. Father Lavan
formerly was president of St Vin
cent's college, Cape. Girdardeau,
Mo., and of St. Thomas Theologi
cal seminary at Denver.
MEN'S
BERT'S BOOT SHOP
OCTAVE TIIAIIET
VICTIM OF DIG
JEWEL RODDERY
Heme of Well Known Davenport
Author Looted of $10,000 Worth
of Precious Stones.
"Second story men staged a
$10,000 jewelry robbery last even
ing at the home 01 miss Alice
French, known in the literary
world as Octave Thanet 321 East
Tenth street Davenport Miss
French is an author of recognized
popularity.
Diamonds, pearls ana otner
stones were reported to have been
stolen. The jewelry was contained
in two boxes, which were taken
from Miss French's bedroom, ac
cording to the report given to the
Davenport police this morning.
Evidence obtained by detectives
is held to show that the robbers
entered the home by climbing up
on a back porch and entered
through a window leading into the
bathroom.
Tbe family was home, and it is
believed that the robbery took
place early in the evening and be
fore persons in the home had re
tired. The robbery was hot dis
covered until this morning.
Have 2fo Ones.
The police assert that they have
no clues to the robbers or as to
how many there were in the gang.
However, it was stated that the
thieves were evidently1 experts in
second story" work. Notices have
been sent out to surrounding cit
ies, telling of the robbery, and ask
ing a close watch on suspicious
characters.
WAGONLOAD OF
GOODS STOLEN
Chicago, March 25. A wagon,
containing between $15X100 and
$20,000 worth of merchandise, was
stolen while standing at Clark and
Washington streets in the busiest
part of the city at the noon hour
today. The wagon belonged to the
Loop & City Express company and
the driver had entered a building
to deliver goods.
When he returned the wagon and
its valuable load had disappeared,
NEW MANAGERS OF
MATH STORE OPEN
DOORS TO PUBLIC
W. A. Trone and H. C. Luchmann,
who last Saturday announced their
purchase of an interest in the Frank
Math confectionery store at 1712
Second avenue, to be known as the
Math Confectionery company, held
Selling Out
MEN'S RUBBER BOOTS
Hoods Bullseye Special Brand at Less Than
New
WHOLESALE PRICE
HIP BOOTS ...........$4.85
SHORT BOOTS .$3.85
Red and black, while they last. First come, first
served
Dolly Subway
MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOES
172S-1730 Second Avenue
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SHrl. S? U .vU
LATEST STYLES, BROWN AND BLACK
ENGLISH SHOES AND OXFORDS
FOR SPRING
See our window for snappy styles, also staple shoes
and oxfords in all leathers. Bluchers, bals, etc. You
can get them here. Our prices are right We guar
antee satisfaction for we want you to come again.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
their first formal opening to the
public since the organization of the
new company, today.
The establishment has been clos
ed for the past several days during
the taking of the inventory and in
the meantime has been refinished,'
elaborately decorated and infproved
with several new showcases and ad
ditional fixtures, under the active
management of Mr. Trone and Mr.
Luchmann. Floral pieces add to
the attraction of tbe interior and
the display windows present an ar
tistic effect from the outside.
The new managers state that oth
er innovations will be made at once
and that they plan to make their
establishment as up to date and at
tractive as possible.
The doors were opened to the
public at noon at which time the
usual cafe service was resumed.
LABOR SPEAKER
TELLS OF PLAN
R. Tanner Repeats Davenport
Talk in Rock Island Tonight
in Cooperative Purchasing.
V
A large number of people are
expected to be present at the In
dustrial hall at 8 o'clock tonight
when D. R. Tanner, national or
ganizer for the National Coopera
tive association, will speak on the
cooperative purchasing plan.
Mr. Tanner spoke last night at
the Davenport Turner hall before a
large assembly. He explained in
detail the idea of the cooperative
purchasing plan, and declared that
the American Federation of Labor
is backing the scheme with every
influence at its command.
As a result of his speech many
Davenport people are convinced of
the cooperative purchasing plan
being the only solution now at hand
for the slashing of high prices.
Tomorrow night Mr. Tanner will
speak at the Industrial hall in
Mollne. He has come here under
the auspices of the local coopera
tive committee of the Tri-City Fed
eration of Labor.
Jesse De Wolf, president of the
Moline carpenters' union, and
Harry Haldall, secretary of the
carpenters' district council, are
chairman and secretary of the com
mittee, respectively.
They assert that the speaking
campaign being conducted by Mr.
Tanner is sure to bring results
here, and said that it Is possible
that cooperative stores will be or
ganized soon in Davenport, Rock
Island, Moline and' East Moline.
SPECIAL SPEAKERS
AT RESCUE MISSION
S. E. Spelzen and W. M. Petty of
Lincoln, Neb., will be the special
speakers at a meeting at the Rescue
Mission this evening. There will
also be special musical numbers
The public is invited.
All the
Argus.
news all the time The
Rock Island. Tllinnis
many
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FAIL TO PICK
PRESIDENT FOR
STATE SCHOOL
Dean David Kinsley However, Will
Continue To let As Unfter
slty Head.
Chicago, March 25. No new
buildings will be erected or other
equipment improvements made at
the University of Illinois for 1920,
tne trustees decided yesterday at a
meeting in the Blackstone hotel.
They rescinded a former action
providing for the construction of a
horticultural laboratory and other
equipment.
The step is taken due to the
heavy expense entailed by the war
and to a determination to increase
the salaries of the university fac
ulty. An average increase of 10
per cert may be granted to those
now receiving a medium salary.
The resignation of Dr. Edmund
J. James, president of tbe univer
sity for many years, was accepted
as of Sept 1, 1914, and he was cre
ated president emeritus, effective
Sept 1. 1920.
Kinley Keeps Place.
Dean David Kinley, who has
been acting president since the
year's leave of absence, and subse
quent resignation of President
James, was continued as , acting
president of the university and
probably will be chosen for the
position permanently.
"We do not desire to be in an
unseemly hurry to fill the place,
so long and admirably administer
ed by Dr. James," said a trustee,
"and for that reason Deaa Kinley
will continue as acting president
Sunday, March 28
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THE
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America's Foremost Iqoillb.
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John T. Ray & Co.
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until the position is permanently
filed."
Trustees Bare Election.
The following officers were re-
President Robert F. Carr. pres
ident of the Dearborn Chemical
company, Chicago.
Secretary H. E. Cunningham,
Crbana. ' .
Controller Lloyd Morey, Ur
bana. Executive committee President
Carr, William L. Abbott of Chicago
and Otis W. Holt of Geneseo.
The budget of the university for
1920 will be about $3,500,000 con
siderably smaller than that for
1919. . -
Personal Points
o : 1 o
Friends of Mrs. Marie Ohge See
feldt will be glad to know that she
has left St , Anthony's hospital,
where she underwent a serious
operation four weeks ago, and is
now at the home of her mother,
Mrs. Sophie Obge.,1201 Twenty
sixth street, and that her condi
tion is steadily improving.
George Toenniges, formerly of
this city, and now of Chicago left
last night for St Louis on business
after spending two days at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Toenniges, 207 Fourth ave
nue. Mjrs. Mathilda Harpel of Mon
mouth returned to her home today
after spending tbe past 10 days
with friends here.
Charles Deere Wyman of Moline
has gone to Huntsville, Ala., called
there by the illness of his fiancee.
Miss Pattie Southall.
1 SIX ROOM HOUSE, Btrictly modern, $3,850, cash, 1.2S5, balanw
monthly payments. Possession immediately.
1 FIVE ROOM COLONIAL HOUSE, strictly modem, price $3,509,
terms $1,160 cash, balance monthly payments.
1 FIVE ROOM HOUSE, etrictly modern, price $3,600, cash $1,13,
balance monthly payments.
1 FIVE ROOM COLONIAL HOUSE, strictly modrn, price $3,800, eaii
. $1,415, balance monthly payments.
1 SIX ROOM HOUSE, strictly modern, price $4,000, cash $1,525, bal
ance monthly payments.
1 SIX ROOM HOUSE, strictly modern, price $4,200, cash $1,410, bal
ance monthly payments.
1 EIGHT ROOM (DOUBLE) HOUSE, strictly modern, price $5,200,
cash $1,330, balance monthly payments.
1 FIVE ROOM HOUSE, strictly modern, price $3,460, cash ?1,12S, Bal
ance monthly payments.
REAL
Insurance
Calvin E. Williams
Residence Phone R. I. 5645-L
Office Phone R. I. 1916
PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK BLD.
"On the
A sale made by us is
and satisfaction have been delivered to you. Our
policy is to make each and every customer a satis
fied one; our motto "On. the square.'' We are fea
turing
PENNSYLVANIA VACUUM CUP TIRES
Which need no introduction and call your atten
tion to our free offer below.
AOT0.TOBE
"TOft TESTED
t
For a LIMITED period we are giving new and
regular customers, with each Vacuum Cup
Tire bought at our store, one'TonTested
Tube of corresponding size BuyNOWI
Save money by anticipating your Spring and
Summer tire and tube needs.
Adjuitment basis per warranty tag attached
to each castaf :
Vacuum Cup Fabric Tires . . . 6,000 Milea
. Vacuum Cup Cord Tires .... 9,000 Milea
SPENCER SQUARE AllTO SUPPLY CO
"On the
1906 Third Ave.
PEN UP CHICKS
OR PAY MS
Simmons, in rhorrA '
ment of public health and iu2
today announced what h t!r
ofVh,ro,nSnthe
complaints nave been rewh
for a Inns- tim. "SJ
allowed to run at large and w2?
ines wnrA uni . ..
r. limn urn. v
time. Some arrests were mrt.
a head about three weeks !
the result of an attack by a rtrLH
grame cock on a 2-year-oid
The rooster knocked tbe
down and lacerated th Htu
face with its beak and spurs. -2
child's eyes would have kl.
pecked out had it not been total
quick response of the moth t
th littl eirl'p. rrie. -ri.- . .. "
is the second of the kind fcj.
,, ...... u vioo ia laj m.
Some time ago a small child's L
were pecked out by
Commissioner Fitzsimmons tto
today that complaints are m
being received of chickens belw
allowed to run at large, and thu
he has decided to give on u
warning, before instituting wW
sale arrests.
It was pointed out bv th cob.
missioners that garden maklu
time is swiftly approaching
the city will be swamped with
complaints if the situall6n is am
drastically handled now.
ESTATE
of All Kinds
Joseph E. PreBdergart
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL.
Square"
not completed until service
Square" , ,
Rock Island
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