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m o:i UI1TE m wait Qinifcv m Cmi- t Dr. Rsisall X. jadkbu. director for th medical Arid aerrle) for the Puaola Tnbtraloaia association, M telMdnUd to matt with tk Lower Rock lalaWd Camn.tr Tuber ttloalf Mtoetattoo eueatlTe board tn the offlee of Mayor Harry M. tehriver thle afternoon to take up flaaa tor the loeal tuberculosis sur- The lociu uMdattm tu tana M here about two months ago nn ear aancaa off Dr. Adkins. A 8 Matte nrrer of the conditions la Seek Ulead and the lower part of W county wae Manned, the work to be taken tip y a competent nurse aa toon aa ca croae teal fundi were aTallebla to carer expenees. However, this money haa not yet been tamed over to the aaaoclation and the executive board waa to meet thla afternoon to complete plana for the survey pending the paring orer of the Red Croaa aeal money, which approximates $700. ; WiU Mat Patients. The principle of the plan ia to Hat all patlenta, thoae taken down with the dlaeaae and thoae who eome In contact with tubercular pa tlenta. Mayor HarryM. Scbrirer It praaldent of the lower county as Delation, which dealree all persona suffering from the disease to make the matter known so that aid can be brought to them. It Is estimat ed that one out of every eight per sons in the United States dies from ' tuberculosis and that even one out of four between the ages of 14 and 40 years lose their lives to the white plague. It is claimed that if treatment Is taken up soon after the disease gains a hold nearly ev ery caae can be cured. GALESBURG IN i CENSUS SLUMP i Washington. April 13. St. Louis, fourth city of the country In 1910, had a population of 773.000, Jan. 1, last, and showed an increase of 86,971, or 12.6 per cent, over 10 yeara ago. The rate of growth during the last 10 years was the smallest of' any decade since the founding of the city, and the in crease in number was smaller than In any decade since that ending' in 1880, when the rate of increase was 12.8 per cent. The reports show: .St. Louis, 773,000; increase, 85, 971, or 12.6 per cent. Watertown, N. T.. 31,263: In crease 4,633, or 17 per cent. Oalesburg, III., 23,785; increase 1,896, or 7.7 per cent. Charleston, W. Vs., 39,608; In crease 16,827, or 72.2 per cent. Perth Amboy. X. J.. 41.707; in crease 9,686, or 29.8 per cent. Unlontown, Pa., 15,609; increase 2,266, or 17 per cent. Masslllon, Ohio, 17,428; increase 3,649, or 26.6 per cent. Chlllicothe, Ohio, 15,931; increase 1,323. or 9.1 per cent , Vineta, Okla.. (revised! 6,010; increase 928, or 22.7 per cent. West Hoboken, N. J., 40.068; In crease 4,865, or 13.2 per cent DuQuesne, Pa., 19,011; increase 3,194. or 20.9 per cent. Bellair, Ohio, 15,061; increase 2116. or 16.8 per cent. Martin's Ferry, Ohio, 11.634; In crease 8,501, or 27.4 per cent. Tamaqua, Pa., 12,363; increase 9401. or 80.T per cent TOflON ABANDONS PROPOSED OUTING a AT WOOD'S HOLE ; Washington, April 13. President Wilson will not spend the summer at Wood' Hole. Investigation of ltf facilities proved unacceptable, It waa announced. No other sum mar White house baa yet been se lected. PAPERS MAT JUDGE OWN NEWS VALUES Chicago, April 13, The appellate court tpbeld the right of a news, paper to publish or disregard mat ter, aeeorrilng to the paper de termination of its news value, STOCKS BEGGING ON BERLIN BOURSE Berlin. April IS. Pandemonium reigned the bourse. Blocks of etock were dumped on the market with no buyers, due to the eompul aery transfer of foreign securities, held ia Oermany, under the terms of the peace treaty, EURTON APPOINTED I TO TARIFF BOARD Waahington, April 13. Former Senator Theodore Burton of Ohio wae nominated tooay to ne a mem' her of the tariff commission. Senator Burton, who now makes his home In New York city, suc ' eeeds Frank William Taussig, who retired recently after serving chairman of the tariff commission. ADAZIS CO. JURIST ; DIES AT HIS DESK Qulner, lit, Atrt! 13. Lyman F. ifecerL eoanty fudae of Adams county tor many years, and one of the moat oromlnent attorneys In weetera Illinois, was found dead in feu office hero this morning. He had been dead for aoase time. hareaaao of ma aeeta saw not yet bee determisMd, He wae a leader tn Democratic politic of thle state, i vumvn CHAMBER. April 12. The of depmdea has been die- by -order f tha Saltan. Mississippi Depicted in Tale of Former Flood Time P. E. Robbtna haa had a long and 1 intimate acquaintance with the MlaeieefppL At his post as auper-1 intend eat of government brumes for 36 yeara, he haa had the oppor tunity to study her moods and know her idiosyncrasies. So, she ia more to him than aa Incident in topography, a river rising In the north and emptying into the' gulf atream; more than the country's commercial asset, made to be the tool of industry; and more than lust the Mississippi, which one must cross via street car or ferry boat to reach the other aide. He knows her to possess a very human nature, marked with faults and frailties as with virtues, al though abe haa lived much longer than the Sphinx and should have accumulated wisdom from the stars. She haa moments when she is happily at peace under a sun set; times when ehe is frantic and rebellious in the away of a storm; sometimes she Is the playmate of the light-hearted excursionist; she ia patient under her gigantic bur dens of ore and lumber; and some times, angry, she has hurled, Trojan-like, great chunks of Ice with terrific poWer against the bridge, so that they climbed the lower framework to the top. Mr. Robbins has kept a diary of the Mississippi, a record both of her routine life and the highlights in her career. He knowa for each year when the first ice went out; when the floods came; when the first steamboat passed through In the spring and the last ferry cross ed in the river; and all the little In cidents of every day. One dip into the diary is ample to awaken for him funde-of memories and start a score of reminiscences. The one Else." In earlier years, according o Superintendent Robbins, the ' flood period occurred late in the spring. The "June rise" was looked for ward to annually. For the north ern snows, held back and sheltered from the sun by the thick pineries of the Mississippi watershed, did not melt gradually as now. When the first warm days came, with warmth enough to penetrate the pine woods, the snows melted and sent their flood Into the river, swelling it to high water mark. Since then, billions of feet of pine logs have been borne down the river by raft boats, and the snows are earlier released by the plundered pine forests. This logging began in the 70's, was at Its height in the late 80s and began to dimmish in the early 90's. Davenport had five sawmills. Rock Island two, Musca tine, Clinton and Dubuque two, to which the rafts bore their cargoes. The river is now at the highest stage it has ever reached at so early a date, according to Mr. Rob bins. Its present high mark is not usual, for this is the tbird time it has exceeded 15 feel tor a dozen years. In 1916, there, were two periods of high water, the record recounts, one coming in February, when the mark reached 15 feet, the other in June, when due to heavy rains, it rose to 10.10. But the highest stage ever reach ed by the Mississippi since any rec ord has been kept, occurred on June 27, 1892, when the water rose to 19.45 feet, and all of lower Rock Island was floded. Water stood deep in the streets; and the dam age mounted into millions. Such an overflow now would not result in a similar catastrophe, since the filling in of the lowest places and raising of many of the street. Flood of 1869. Mr. Robbins has heard his father relate of the flood of 1869, when an ice gorge near Credit island. caused the water to rise and rush into the streets of Rock Island. They re- HILLSDALE Six Sharps, One Flat," was given a full house Saturday even ing, door receipts being $72. The league who sponsored the play are very enthusiastic over the returns, and it haa been requested that the comedy be repeated. A business meeting called for Tuesday evening will decide the matter. The community league members will conduct a bake sale Saturday afternoon at the J. M. Martin atore. The ladles' aid will meet with Mrs. Mary Melody Thursday after noon, April IS. The True Blue class of Methodist Sunday school take pleasureln an nouncing the total sale of 114 worth of bakery goods disposed of in their first bake aale Saturday afternoon. They wish to mans: . a persons making donations. Grammar school pupils neither absent nor tardy during the month of March la the primary room are as follows: Burdette and Leonard Welmer, Leonard, Robert and How ard Hanna, Forest and Juanita Cooke, Norma Lagerblade, WUma Sand. Howard and Lyle Dlllln, Chester Smith, Marjory Bryant, Donald Hansen. Thoae of the gram mar room are Dorothy Martin, Wee ley Ward, Dorothy Stone, Harold Pearaoll, Harvey and Bernlce Smith, Donetta Waddell and Helen Marshall. . ' Mrs. E. C. Donahoo lies in a criti cal condition at thla writing. Mrs. Walker, a practical nurse of Port Byron, is taking care of her. Mlas Lola Donahoo and brother. Ray, spent the week and here with their parents, Mr. and, Mrs. William Donahoo. Mr. and Mra. Joe Mohr attended the funeral of Mrs. George Mohr of Hampton. Monday morning. Mra. E. L. Hansen and children, Donald and Junior, left Thursday morning for Neosho Falls, Kan., to attend the funeral of an aunt, Mrs. Clara Wharton. Mrs. Hansen will remain a few days and vtalt with relatives before returning home. Miss Verna Butter Is spending her spring vacation at homo, the schools la Rock Island being closed for this week. Miss Butter expects to leave Thursday to vtalt with nUttves and friends fa Chicago. Mrs. Clara Liphardt, who resides at Milan, visited with relatives over Sunday. Alfred BuUer arrived homo Tharadav from Champaign to the laater nmOem, ntm- Moods aembled Venetian canals, for at Nineteenth street and Fifth avenue. skiffs were rowed out into the street and around the Methodist church which stood at that corner. The gorge broke in 24 hours, and the flood subsided. Occasionally there haa been high water in the falL . Thla is a rarity, which takes place once in about twenty yeara. It occurred in 1880. .The superintendent of bridges re counts aa follows the carrying away, in February, 1896, of the span of the Rock Island bridge then ia process ' of construction, by ice floes, which were dashed against it with a pressure so Immense that it could scarcely be computed. "The rebuilding of the bridge was begun in October, 1895. m December and January, the ahore snan of the bridge on the Island waa erected, and the drawspan of the old bridge removed. The new one was started, but the material was delayed, and the work coma not go forward aa rapidly aa had been planned, although the mater ial was placed as soon as It ar rived. "The ice In the river had not caused any anticipation of trouble, until Feb. 23, when there were signs of movement in the Rock Is land raoids. "The turn-table, drum and four tar pots of the drawspan were In place, and the arm over the outer channel of the drawspan was erected to within one final point of the pier north of the pivot All possible precautious were taken to safeguard the damming of the falsework under this particular arm of the apan by aawlng the Ice loose from the tressel work, and by an choring the falsework with wire cables and manila rope to try -to hold it against the pressure of the ice. Bridge Is Wrecked. "It waa of no avail. At 12:40 o'clock on the afternoon of Feb, 25, 1896, unusually early, the ice moved down from the dam and pushed the falsework out from under the span. The metal, gnarl ed, broken, twisted, went into the river, and with It all electric wires and cables and railroad tracks. 'The next Ave days, during which the trains made a detour by way of Clinton, were occupied In re erecting the falsework enough to accommodate train service, and in the replacing of electric cables. "Then began the work of clear ing the debris from the channel. Dynamite was fastened by divers to the metal in the river bed, which was cut into pieces by the blast. uy one explosion, a metal mass eight feet in length was . hurled from under the surface of the water to the southwest corner of the ar senal building, a distance of 090 feet. A derrick, set- on the rest pier of the drawspan, lifted the: pieces from the water after they were loosened. "A temporary bridge was erected by the bridge company, and the re building of the span taken up. It was this time built longitudinally rather than transversely, and in May of 1896. was completed to the extent that it could be turned by a steam engine and two and a half inch manila rope. "At noon on the 26th, Ranson Cable, V. P. Parker, his two daugh ters and Colonel Bufflngton, ar senal commandant, stood on the end of the deck of the span, while I manipulated the steam engine and pulled the draw to a closed position. "On Thanksgiving day, Colonel Buffington drove his handsome team of black horses across the bridge, with myself an occupant of the carriage. From that date the bridge was open to traffic." Ing again Saturday afternoon. Miss Julia McMlchael was a guest at the Butzer home the week end. Mra. Olaf Johnson and children of Sterling attended the play Sat urday evening and spent Sunday at the Ed Sand home. Misses Helen and Julia Jempster and Mrs. Dave Waddell were shop pers In Mollne Thursday. Miss Helen remained over the week end at the Waddell home. Miss Hazel Johnson, the gram mar room teacher, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home In Rapids City. Mist Elsie Engel, who teaches near Watertown, visited with her sister, Mrs. Cora Wreath, over Sun day. Miss Ida Frels returned to her home near Watertown Mondav I . " ' , morning. Mr. and Mrs, Homer Palmer were arrivals in town Monday to make a few days' stay. Mrs, Palmer has spsnt the greater part -of the win. ter with her sister, Mrs. Engdahl, in ueneseo, By request the four act comedv staged by community league will be repeated, dates being set for Friday, April 16. The play is en titled "Six Sharps, One Flat," and is tne most famous of the Canton plays. Complete cast is as fol lows: Mabel Maltland, who reads and impersonates Hilda Ekholm. Dorothy Dean, who sings May tsryani. Joyce Jocelyn, an artist Edna Dalluege. Margaret Merrill, a stenographer Ive Palmer. Katherlne Klmberlln, story writ er Mamie Lawrence. Polly Perkins, pianist Joyce Menze. Mrs. 8crogga. who wants her daughter "finished" Mrs. Ed Sand. Clarfsey Eldory Scroggs, the daughter to be finished Vera But ser. Mr. Fits, a book agent Maud ma. Dennis, the Janitor Jennie Shet- too. J Rodney Morris, who calls on Miss Perttm under difficulties Mable Kane. . - , Mrs. Harding, another flat dweller BynJie Butier. Robert Dare, Mrs. Harding's brother 8adie Slmpklns. Fred Albright, Just returned from Europe Haxel A)oa4e. CBoay cammgn. who is not ono-ahTp Hurt Qbeim. TUESDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS APRIL CUSIuESS OF r.lAItluG STILL IS YET LEGAL But the Manufacturer Must Com ply with the RetwlatieBS of the Statute. A still is generally regarded in these strenuous days of bone dry prohibition and cobwebby throats, as a piece of machinery outlawed along with the product it Is capa ble of produeing. Still, a still can be manufactured to distill. But, nevertheless, the federal govern ment has laid down certain re strictions regulating the produc tion and disposal of stills, and these must be carefully observed by him who would avoid conflict with the prohibition officers. General Deputy T. i. Cavanaugh of the United States Internal rev enue office is In receipt of Instruc tions from the office of the com missioner of Internal revenue at Washington, D. C, setting forth the conditions governing the manufac ture or aale of stills. Under the section of the statute pertaining to this matter, any per son who manufactures any still, boiler or other vessel to be uaed for the purpose of distilling shall, before removal from the place of manufacture, notify in writing the collector of the district In which such sill, or boiler or other vessel is to be used or set up, by whom it Is to be used, its capacity, and the time when the same la to be removed from the place of manu facture. The section In queation also provides that no such Still, boiler or other vessel shall be set up without a permit in writing from the collector tor that pur pose. Fine for Failure. Failure to give the notice of In tention to remove and obtain the permit to set up a still ia punish able in the sum of $500, and tho apparatus Is forfeitable to the gov ernment. This applies to any and all stills of whatever sire or ca pacity. A section of the revised siatutoa requires manufacturers of stills to pay $50 for engaging in the busi ness ana xzo special tax ror eaco still or worm made by thorn tor the distilling purposes. This sec tion also provides that any person who manufactures any still or worm to be used tor distilling shall be deemed a manufacturer of stills. But, don't get excited. Just be cause it is wiihin the law ta manu facture the means by which strong liquids can be produced, it doesn't mean that for the payment of the tax and complying with the law in other respects one can enjoy a lit tle distillery all his own and im bibe the juice thereof. The law Is merely to cover the production of stills intended for scientific use and other legitimate purposes, sherWmay lose job for ho wat favor Pittsburg, Kas., April 18. Papers in an ouster suit against G. Clint Webb, sheriff of Crawford county, are being prepared today by attor neys for the court ot industrial relations for filing in the. Kansas supreme court The sheriff was accused of mis conduct In Office by permitting Alexander Howatt, president of the Kansas miners and a prisoner in the county Jail, to deliver a speech to a crowd ot miners at Glrard, yes terday. When the names of 85 mines' union officials and miners, ordered by Judge Andrew J. Curran yester day to appear before the industrial court to testify concerning condi tions In the mining field, were call ed In court this morning, only two men responded, Judge Curran, In close touch with the proceedings, instructed W. E, Peyton, marshal of the industrial court, to call the roll from the steps of the court house. There waa no response. Steps were immediately taken for contempt proceedings and the arrest of the men who refused to obey the order to appear will be gin this afternoon. KANSAS MINERS IN IDLENESS AFTER IGNORING NEW LAW Pittsburg, Kan., April 13. Almost complete paralysie of the Kansas coal Industry, la reported today. The announcement at the headquar ters of the coal operators as to op erations, said only .four steam shovels were working. No deep mines were working. v The report show that not more than 200 miners out of the more than 12,000 in the district are at work. No strike has been called and the men are refraining from work on their own account, so tar aa the records show. 1 KILLED, 25 HURT IN TEXAS TWISTER Galveston, Texas, April IS. One wae killed, 25 injured and 30 homes aemoiisnea in a tornado at Mel rose, Texas, says the Galveston News. WOOLESEY WIDOW. OF ENGLAND, DEBS London, April 13. Dowager Vie- cuuuiera wooieeey, widow of the famous field marshal end a brtl- uaon eocieiy leader, died. " OUT AGAR, rr AGAIX Hannibal, Mo.. Anril 13. El, teen switchmen, who struck iq the ouiuui jarue tn. me liurungton railroad last night, returned en hour Utter. All men are working Personal Points The Misses Goldie and Gertrude Rlgman, daughters of Mrs. Pauline Rlgman of 754 Seventeenth street, returned yesterday to Ottumwa, Iowa, to resume their studies at St Joseph's academy, Villa Marie, after spending the Easter vacation with their mother. 'Miss Pearl Cliff of St. Louiswho has been visiting for the past month at the home ot Mrs. John McGee, 1020 Nineteenth street, left this morning for Albia, Iowa, where she will make a short visit Robert Claus and Edward Sel bost have gone to Everett, Wash. SMITHPHOTO STUDIO ru a wore t rvATinw Owing to the delay In the com pletion of the new Fort Armstrong theatre building, in which the Smith' studio was to be located, Mr. Smith haaiakea over tho property known as the Msdlll residence on the northwest corner of Nineteenth street and Sixth avenue, three blocks south of the new theatre building, which will be reconstruct ed and convsrted Into modern and fully equipped photo portrait stu dio, consisting of all the new and modern appliances and accessories. The contract haa been given for the construction of an addition on the north of the property compris ing the skylight room and finishing departments, which will be equipped with the most modern conveniences I and lighting propensities. mis meinoa or locating portrait studios haa become vWy popular tn most ot the cities by the best photographers for the fact of ob taining a broad and unobstructed light, which is ot the greatest im portance in producing the most de airabie lighting effects in photo por traiture. The date of the opening ot the new studio will be given in the near future, at which time the members ot the studio will be pleased to serve their old friends and patrons and many new ones. LITTLE INTEREST IN PRIMARY VOTE The presidential preference "straw vote" being held today has roused but little interest. A very light vote Is being polled to indi cate tho feeling of the people tn re gard to the candidacies of Major General Leonard Wood and Gov ernor Frank 0. Lowden for the presidency ot the United States. No Democratic candidates are listed on the ballot and this contingency may also be held accountable for the lack or interest of the electorate. Deleaatea snd aitrnat lo cates to the national nnmlnatlno-i convolutions to be held tn June will today be elected to represent the Eighteenth district:- Women were permitted to voice their choice tor these officers, but had no op portunity in the selection 'of pre cinct committeeman also being named today. The Argus office will ha open to night, In accordance with Its cus tom of furnishing early election re turns to its readers. BANK OFFICIALS. ARE REELECTED - j of wide reputation and much ex- No elmnge. wag made In the ot- j perienee. He baa a very unique flelal staff of the Rock Island Sav- manner of presenting bis sermons lngs bank at the annual slockhold- and reaching (he people. Prof, ers' meeting last night. H, 8. Cable, j Paul C. Halley and Mrs. Halley of president; W, G. Johnston, cashier, t Kansas City, Mo., are conducting and J. H, Meehan, assistant cashter.jthe special chorus which proved so were all reelected. No one was splendid last night. The meetings elected to fill the ofne of vice ; will continue throughout the week. president, left vacant by the death of former Vice President H. P. CITY COMMISSIONERS nun. i The following directors were elected: H. S. Cable, Phil Mitchell. Hugh B, Curtis, W. H. Dart, Fran ! Happ, W. 0. Johnston, E, M. Sala, M, B, Stricter end John Volk, win Is U that you can buy shoes and oxfords at Bert's -Boot Shop and save about 12.00 and $3.00. per pair? AN ECONOMICAL FOOD Costs less than meats abeolately NO WASTE. Deficfows baked with tomatoes, cheese, peas, string beans, prunes and in soups. HANDS CAN'T TOUCH IT BETSY ROSS. Bread always ' reaches you absolutely cleari and with its delicate oven freshness and aroma preserved for your enjoyment. This name, and the wrapper, guarantee highest food value and protection from unclean hands and all impurities. ' ' ' " '''t l ' " " ' ' " . 1 13, 1920. DAVEtlPORTERS ON SOCIALIST STATE TICKET Alderman George J. Feck Is Put ' Forth, a Candidate for Office ' of Governor. The Socialist ticket in the Iowa election to be voted in November will contain the names of Daven pbrters, George J. Peck, alderman of the First ward, heading the list as candidate for governor. Leaders of the Socialist party in Iowa assigned the distinction of nomination ,to the majority of of fices to Davenport' because that city is now regarded as the strong hold of the party in Iowa. Other nominations are as fol lows: For state treasurer Gustav Magnus. ' For attorney general Harold Metcalf. For presidential elector at large Henry Gumblle. For presidential elector from the Second district C. H. Claussen. For state representative J. J. Moffet, Harry Fendt Alderman Peck broke into the public print last winter when he went contrary to the fuel regula tions of the federal government in the effort to conserve during the strike of miners. Peck is the pro prietor of a billiard parlor and he refused to close his place ot busi ness during the hours, set forth in the regulations. Harold Metcalf was elected to the office of police magistrate in Davenport in the rectn city elec tion. Mm, Lucrella Wilson, Mrs. Lueretia Wilson, 78 years old, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter. Mra. George L. Van Pelt. 727 N'intt street. She had been suffering with Bright's disease for more tlfan 18 years and her death followed an acute attack ot this disease. She was born In Indianapolis. tnd Aug. 3. 1842. She resided tn Indiana the greator part ot her life and was married there about fifty five years ago. Her husband. John W. Wilson, preceded ber In death 15 years ago. Shortly after his death she came to Rock Island to make her home. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. van Pelt or this rity, one son, Charles C. of Taeoma, Wash., and four grandchildren survive. Fu neral arrangements will be an nounced later pending word from relatives. SPECIAL SERVICES START AT SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH Ei'Sfigeiigde services started at the Second Baptist church of which Rev. 9. H. Gibson is pastor, last evening, conducted by Hev, William Harris of St. Louts, an evangelist TAKE NEW ADDITION On resolution of remraisaiener Frank Wleh the fity rammiaaiBn erg. yesterday afterneen accepted the plat of Maurua' addhioa to the city, which pompriaea 13 leia ly ing between Eleventh end Twelfth streets and Twentieth and Twenty first avenuei, . KORN Baking Co. A BOILS TENDER tHrf- IN 5 MINUTES Ymiicchchtc THE THEATRE CALEHPAB 1 f. BTjaTU - . Dsnaporl. April 22 "The Miithief Burniel. . April SS Mn. Fitka in "Kin Nell of N'Orleatu." TATOETTLLE COLUMBIA Daren port. PALACB Mollne. -aOT10i PICTURES - (TodayT DOWNTOWN 8pter 8.wn "The River's End.' MjrHe Marion Folly.' Dariw in "April Colonial Zasu Pitts in "Better Times." American "The Man Trail." ' OUTLTiNO Best Thirty eishtb avenue. street, fourteenth Blaek Hawk 1103 Twelfth avenue Lila Lee in "A Daughter ot the Wolf." Brotman's Rialto 6?4 Ninth Edward Earle and Gladys Hulctte in "High Speed." Fifth Avenue 2532 Fifth avenae. Tom Moore in "City of Comrades." AlCCSTAXA GYMKASITO ' Seventh avenue. Thirty -seventh atreet. April 19 Tri-Citjr Symphony Orchestra. April 2ti Metropolitan quartet. Frances Alda. Carolina Lazzari. Charles Hackett and Renslto Zanelli. under auspioee of the Tn-City Musical association. AUGCSTANA CHAPEI. 5 Art id Samuelson, pianist, May eital. MASONIC TEMPLE. Eighteenth street. Fifth avenue. April 13 Myrna Sharlow Company. nn der auspices of Amoo firotto. RIVER SINKS TO 1.7 FEET BELOW CREST OF FLOOD The waters of the Mississippi have sunk .7 of a foot .since yester day. They are now 1.7 feet below the high water mark of last Friday, when the water stood at 17.1 feet above low water mark. The water le still failing rapidly. Danger is now past, unless heavy ra'lns should cause overflow in the streams and tributaries ot the Mis sissippi wctersbed, now filled to capacity, and tax the lower Mis sissippi levees to the breaking point. Activities on the Iowa side, sus pended because of the flood have practically all been resumed, and train service will soon be normal, it 1b reported. Another rise Is pre dicted in June, following the late spring rains, although the situation will not become serious. TRUCK ESCAPES WITHOUT DRIVER A runaway truck belonging to the Rock Island steam laundry which ran amuck minus a driver and dashed down the Tweniy-ninth street hill ot about 8 o'clock last evening, colliding with a roadster at the bottom, brought -about ser ious damages to the two cars. The driver of the roadster, P. I.. Welch, a salesman for the Standard Oil company, waa not seriously hurt, although badly shaken and hriused slightly. The laundry truck had been left standing with motor running by its driver, Harold Rorame, 4527 Ninth avenue, at the curb at the top of the Twenty-ninth street hill. The motor Is thought to have jarred the brakes, which 'were released. The car traveled down hill, collid ing at Seventh avenue with the Standard Oil roadster. The driver stales that be did not realise that the oncoming truck waa without a driver, &nd that he was unable to avoid the collision, The trurkv was only slight dam aged. The roadBter was badly damaged. , NEW waning ior. special, per pair, aays. special, per pair, TELLS ROTJllif ' MEMBERS!;: FISHER lai:: J How Jack Fisher aisinct governor at the aJ ton meeting last week wm by President Walter Roseita the regular session of Ror jJ Rotarians at noon today. nT ernor-elert waa aoi-H ,'. Jr class of three members aajT?, a few eloquent words of tw thn ntnh tni- it. , uiuuei imrry Jordan Val ed president of the cluh a .1 TV opposition. The entire tJck. nuuuuru ctk Dy the nominating committee wit by acclamation as follows' President Harry Jordan, ; Vice president Joe Ray Secretary Frank Patte'rsn. Sergeant-at-arms Henry rJ Directors Sam Burgess , CmJ Davis, Harry Knox. Oscar OhiJI ler. Messrs. Patterson aid d ecru ui&e uuarge at iae. nrst Bfr lug in Mar. Half a dozen members iIqiJ an intention of attending thiitSl national meeting at Atlantic rd in June. Colonel Jordan and cJ V ernor-elect Fisher were Dtmsj fcZj egaies auu rresiaen waiter t sen field as alternate. The club will repair the Wi:-' lower roau mayoe. oeorgt 8 phenson offered a free dlnno tne members at tne watch Ti li uiey uu as &uuu won It i; done on the Milan road luthj'i The matter was referred to frf . , road committee with lnstructW;J to Inspect the menu card ind nf , port " f L. H. Provtne, professor ot ittif? itecture at the University ot m'i nols, brought a message of opttl ism. ' i ERIE Orvllle Walt, another Erts to! I has gone to Molina to work li i cracker factory, Mrs, Roy Diemer and Httle4mi. tar of Davenport, Iowa, aretpcu ing the week at the O. A Sestet and Mrs. Minute Feaster hoot Miss Ruby LaRue, who is attest ing St. Catherine's school at Dray port, Iowa, Is enjoying ths barf vacation at the home ot ntr prl enta, Dr. and Mrs. R. E. LaRw. I The annual Erie township vl tion was held Tuesday, resoltlija the entire ticket being elected ti follows: supervisor. Frank Sersf town clerk, Ernest Seger: ansae Ira Talcott: commissioner, R if; James; justice of the peace, I E Moorman: constables, Albert Bnif. and Frank Schaible. With tin a ception of Justice of the peace, tt- officers were all reelected. TV! proposition to bond the town te $6,500 to construct a hard rot. leading from Erie, in a soatherirj direction to Rock river, wai wtesj upon, the proposition carryinj byil vote of 137 for to 4i against I ATTENTION'! I United Spanish War Veterati All members are hereby ordered!?! report for annual Muster at7.i Thursday, April 15, Memorial It Comrades of the G. A. R. and rerl ing comrades of the V. S. W.T.i" cordially invited to meet witl r 1 Helen Gould auxiliary. No. 7,vJ entertain after muster. By orderi W. W. Medcalf. Commander, Ssl oney Bay Camp. Xo. 8, U. S. W.T L. M. Titterington, Adjutant. All the news all the tm-M Argus. FOR SALE L Panel bodv Ford Deliver Car, in good conditio 'Call after 5 p. m. at Aas ! Repair Shop, 1 1 1 -2 8th Av inilier loots Just received from the U. S. QuartermaFter Depart ment. They are brand-new and in perfect condi tion. These are hip boots, just what you have been J U. S. Army Shoes 500 pairs of U. S. Armv Russetts. infantry shoe This is a new shipment that we have been n-aitinf j for. Lome early, as the supply will only last a ie Davenport Army & Navy Supply Store 111 C Third St Davenport, "