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gy farm wora ieu m upturns
tit, la tns price of corn. Bullish
ZZuit wlnter wheat crop
"SJirwith talk of a possible re
!5!to ar bread tended also to
StW eorn market
turn": however, was of only a
.Jrtfrta tort. Opening quotations,
Slirn ranged from He to 2c higher.
May 1,73 to 1.74, and July
! 1-83- were followed bT
ionetBUiS of a reaction, but then
!, fresh advance.
0t had an upward slant with
After opening unchanged to
it blgh. Including July at 88c
a WK. market sagged a lit
I ud then hardened again.
ProvHions averaged lower. Sup
nnrt was lacking.
rjttlrtequently month end covering
a the part of unlicensed shorts
nred more than an offset for the
fairish influence of stock market
rokneM and rushed the price of
Ut; delivery up swiftly at the last,
f losing quotations were unsettled,
je to net higher, with May
tf7 to 1.78 and July 1.65.
r Chicago Cash Grain.
Chicago, April 30. Corn: No. 4,
filed, 1.74: N- 6 mixed, 1.70; No.
J yellow, 1.801.83; No. 4 yellow,
176; No. 6 yellow, 1.70; No. 2
white, 1.7; sample grade, 1.60.
Oats: No. 2 white. 1.111.11;
jia. 3 white. 1.10(31.10.
Barley. 1.60 1.82.
Timothy seed. 9.OO&11.50.
ClOTer seed, 25.0035.00.
Pork, nominal.
Lard, 19.80.
Bibs, 17.00 18.00.
Peoria Grain.
Peoria, 111.. April 30. Corn, lc
hither; No. 3 yllo 1.75; No. 4
jellow 1.72; No. 5 yellow 1.69; No.
i jfllow 1.63 ; sample 1.55.
OaU, unchanged; No. 2 white
US; No. 4 white 1.06.
The Day in
two Claim far R. J. Schaaf and
che Colombia Tea & Coffee house
both claim the same Ford touring
(ir and until the courts have set
tled the ownership of the orphaned
gasoline chariot the question will
remain a subject of polemical dis
pute. :
Just now the car is in the pos
K8ion of Mr. Schaaf of Bettendorf
nd a writ of replevin has been is- i
sued in the district court for the !
recovery of the rolling joy pallace
Robert Unger claims to have
purchased the car some time ago
ud had it in his possession until
recently when he left it hitched to
the curb on one of the business
Kreets while he went inside to
transact some business.
The Bettendorf man happened
long and claimed the car. An
irgument followed, but Schaaf
Warned up and drove away with
tie machine. . An action for the re
wery of the car was brought by
the Columbia Tea & Coffee house
htch claims the machine by pur-
iue piuiuuu claims inai ll
has been damaged $200 throueh
the wrong detention of the prop-1
ffty by Defendant Schaaf. Ruy
maun & Ruymann are the attor
s'8 for the coffee house.
B14 for Forgery Stealing a
tank check from the McDougall
Poeery store. Floyd Boardwell,
1'U Grand avenue, yesterday filled
t the blank, signed McDougall's
ne. and collected $14 from
rP HERE'S only one way to
economize on Boys' Clothes;
that way is to buy all wool ma
terials and fine tailoring. We're
headquarters for such clothes;
you'll find wonderful displays
here to choose from at
$15, $18, $20, $22.50 to $30
YOU'LL find our shoe de
partment, the best place to
bring your boy. Boys' shoes are carefufly
Stted by us; dependable, all leather shoes
that give long wear, to $7.50.
Chicago Futures.
. - April 30. 1920.
Wheat Open. High. Low. Clou
.1.73 US 1.7241.77
July ...
Sept. ...
May ....
July- . . .
.1.62 l.S 1J2V4 1S '
.1.5 1.5g 155 1.67
. .MKL01H .1.M4
. .88 .89 .87 .88
34.75-25.50 34.75
36.55 37.00 36.40
July ..
May ...
July ..
19.65 20.00
20.50 20.70
17.60 17.75 17.40
18.40 18.70. 18.30
Chicago Produce.
April 30, 1920.
Creamery extras ...... 62
Standards ,. 62
Firsts 87 S1
Seconds 47 &2
Ordinaries 38 39
Firsts 4445
Twins ....31 &
Fowls 37
Ducks 38
Geese 22 .
Springs 37
Turkeys ..j. .35
Receipts 14 cars
Wisconsin-Minnesota . . . .7.007.25
I Weather Forecast
Illinois: Generally fair tonight
and Saturday, preceded by unset
tled in -north- portion; colder in
west and south portions tonight
with probably frost; somewhat
warmer in northwest portion Sat
urday. '
Missouri": Fair and cooler to
night, probably frost in north por
tion; Saturday increasing cloudi
ness, followed by unsettled.
Iowa: Fair tonight: somewhat
colder in east and central portions
with frost, Saturday fair and warm
er in east, probably showers in
west portion.
Hickey Brothers' store. He was
arrested at his home -fast night.
Young Boardwell admitted the
theft of the blank check after he
had been taken to the police sta
tion. Later he was taken to the
Juvenile home, whefe he is being
held, awaiting trial in the juvenile
Death Record Charles Emerson,
painter and decorator, passed away
at mercy Hospital at, o clock Wed
nesday evening after a short ill-
ness of acute pneumonia. He was
44 years old and was ; born in
Jamestown, N. Y.
Mrs. Frederick Peters of Ben
nett. Ia., passed, away Wednesday
at 12.45 p. m. at Mercy hospital
after a lingering illness.
Martin in w narters George
Martin, head of the Martin Cigar
company, has closed a 10-year
lease with Charles Schick for pos
session of the three-story brick
building on Front street, adjoining
the St. James hotel on the west.
The Lend-a-Hand club now occu-
Dies the building as Its annex nr
dormitorv. Mr. Martin has nub-let
the second and third Doors to the
Lend-a-Hand club for a period of
a year, more or less, as the club
The ground floor will be occu
pied shortly by Mr. Martin as the
commissary department .for the
luncheonette service In all his ci
gar stores. H. J. Paton is steward
of this department and Howard
Leigh is head chef.
New Tork, April 30. Pooled
stocks continued to be offered dur
ing the morning session of the
stock market, but standard shares
indicated modVate support. An
early rally in oils, steels, equip
ments and motors extended from 1
to 7 points. Rails also improved
on a demand for Reading, South
ern Pacific Texas 4-Padfle and
I Chicago Northwestern. ' . '
Much if not all of this gain was
cancelled before noon, when Gen
eral Motors, American Woolen,
Corn Products, Industrial Alcohol
and Oils were subjected to greater
pressure. Call money opened at 8
per cent, hut it wag generally ex
pected that the rate would advance
Liberty bonds, 3s at 92.40, and
first 4s at 84.40, were at new low
American Beet Sugar ".. 92
American Can - 40
American Car ft Foundry ...132
American Locomotive 93
American Smelting & Refln... 59
American Sumatra Tobacco.. 86
American T. & T 94
Anaconda Copper 56
Atchison (ex. div.) 78
Baldwin Locomotive 12
Baltimore ft Ohio 32
Bethlehem Steel "B" 88
Central Leather . . 72
Chesapeake ft Ohio 51
Chicago, Mil. ft St. Paul ...... 33
Corn Products 954
Crucible Steel (ex. div.) 145
General Motors 295
Great Northern Ore Crfts. . . . 35
Goodrich Co 65
Int. Mer. Marine prfd 84
Intednational Paper 69
Kennecott Copper : 28
Mexican Petroleum :..169
New York Central 70
Norfolk ft Western 90
Northern Pacific 74
Ohio Cities Gas 39
Pennsylvania (ex. div.) 4J
Reading 1. $4
Republic Iron ft Steel 93
Siaclair Consol. Oil 35
Southern Pacific 94
Southern Railway 20
Studebaker Corporation 108
Texas Co 44
Tobacco Products (ex. div.).. 63
Union Pacific 116
United States Rubber 98
United States Steel 94
Utah Copper 69
Westinghouse Electric 49
Willys Overland 18
Illinois Central 85
Rock Island 31
Standard Oil prfd. 104
East St. Louis Livestock,
East St. Louis, 111., April 30.
Cattle, 1.000; lower; top steers,
15.25; yearling steers and heifers
steady. Canner cows steady at 4.50
to 5.50; bulls and calves steady;
good aiul choice vealers, 12.00
Hogs, 9,000; higher: mediums
and heavies, 25c lower than Thurs
day's best time; top, 15.90: bulk,
lizht and medium weiehts. l.vnofi
rl5.75; bulk heavies, 14.2514.75.
Sheep, 600; dull; lambs, 25 to 50c
lower; .top lambs, 17.50; bulk, 17.00
17.50; top ewes, 13.00.
Peoria livestock.
Peoria, 111., April 30. Hogs, 1,
200; steady; afctive; top 15.40; bulk
14.00 15.40: lights 15.00 15.40;
mediums 14. 75 15.40; heavies 13.50
Cattle, 100; strong; active.
Chicago, April 30. Potatoes :
dull ; receipts, 26 cars; Northern
White, sacked and bulk, 7.007.10.
New Florida spaldings, bbls. No.
1, 22.00 23.00; No. 2, 20.00.
Eansas City Cash Grain.
Kansas City, Mo., April 30. Cash
wheat unchanged, No. 1 hard, 2.87
2.92;, No. 2, 2.84 2.91; No. 1 red,
2.84; No. 2, 2.832.S4..
Corn higher; No. 1 mixed, 1.70
1.71; No. 2 white, 1.731.74; No. 2
yellow, 1.751.76; No. 3, 1.75.
Oats, lc higher; No. 2 white,
1.07; No. 2 mixed, 1.061.07. ,
New York Money.
New ork, April 30. Mercantile
paper 67. Exchange weak.
Call money strong; high 15; low
8; ruling rate 8; closing bid 14; of
fered at 15; last loan 15; bank ac
ceptances 6.
New Tork, April 30. BaT silver
111; Mexican dollars 84.
New York, April 30. Only 23 al
leged extremists have been called
for deportation at EUi3 island out
of about 600 taken in raids last
January, Miss Rose Weiss, coun
sel for many of them, said.
i 1 ,,
i ....m . i 1 1 ? . .. ir? 11 li ' n w i 1!
r Molinc and
David Tonng Baas Iato Street in
Front of Car Driven by Mrs.
BeU of Silvis.
David Toung, 8-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Young, 344 Fif
teenth avenue. East Moline, was
killed in an automobile accident
late yesterday afternoon. The boy
attended Lincoln school. On his
way home from school he stopped
along the way to play with three
other boys. Picking up a handful
of dust, David threw it at one of
the boys and then ran into the
street in front of an automobile
driven by Mrs. Richard Bell of
Silvis. The boy was rushed to the
office of Dr. E. C. Donahoo, but
died before the doctor's office was
Mrs. Bell is prostrated as result
of the accident With her in the
car was her brother-in-law, George
Bell, and a friend, Harry Rasmus
sen. An inquest was held in the
East Moline undertaking parlors
this morning. The jury returned
an open verdict. Mr. Young oper
ates a clothinng establishment in
East Moline. David was the baby
of the family and the only boy.
Surviving are the grief-stricken
parents, and two sitters, Edith, at
tending the university at Cham
paign, 111., and Caroline at home.
Funeral services will be conducted
at 2 Sunday afternoon. Interment
will be in Pine Hill cemetery, Dav
enport. SEIFFWllTS
Resigns as Sales Manager to Take
Management of Father's
Lumber Business.
O. H. Seiffert has resigned as for
eign sales manager of the Moline
Plow company. He has just re
cently returned. v from a four
months' trip abroad. He has ac
cepted the management of the Seif
fert Lumber company of Daven
port. The Seiffert. Lumber company is
one of the largest concerns of its
kind in Davenport. H. O. Seiffert,
father of O. H. Seiffert, one of the
founders, retires as president and
general manager. He has been in
businss for more than fifty years.
Mr. Seiffert. the son, has been
foreign trade manager of the Mo
line Plow company for the last 10
years. He is a son-in-law of F. G.
Allen, former president and gen
era! manager of the plow company.
Mr. Seiffert was a captain of ord
nance during the war.'
Burglars entered the Eugene
Wright barber shop last night.
They were unable to work the
combination of the safe and did
not have the time to work with it,
so they took it along with 'them,
together with a white-handled ra
zor. Mr. Wright said that there
was $12 or $15 in the safe.
Liberty Bonds.
New York, April 30. Final prices
of Liberty bonds today were: 3s,
91.80; first 43, 84.50; second 4s,
85.40; first 4-14s, 85.60; second 44s,
85.50; third 4s, 90.00; fourth 4 'is,
85.84; Victory 3s, 96.40; Victory
4s, 96.60.'
Chicago Livestock.
Chicago, April 30. U. S. Bureau
of Markets. Cattle receipts 9,000;
beef steers weak to lower; early
sales 11.0013.00; butcher stock
mostly 25c lower, with best dull
canners and' calves weak; most
vealers, 12.5013.25; feeders
steady. -
Hogs: receipts 24,000; steady to
20c lower, lights declining most; top
15.60; bulk lights, 15.2515.50;
bulk, 250 pounders and over 13.85
14.60: pigs lower.
Sheep receipts 6,000; market
slow, first sales steady prime 87
pound shorn lambs, 18.10. "
New York 8ugar.
New Yprk, April 30. Raw sugar,
firm- centrifugal, 19.56. Refined,
firm; fine granulated, 17.5023.00.
East Moline
Store Close From 1 to 6 sq All
May Attend Exercises at
Browning Field;
Tomorrow afternoon will be a
half holiday throughout Moline,
Stores will be closed at 1 and em
ployes .off duty until 6 in the even
ing, that they may attend the ex
ercises of Americanization day.
Shops will observe the same clos
ing hour.' Tomorrow's program
1 to 1:30 Boy Scouts and Belgian-American
band parade down
7:30 Main parade forms at Six
teenth street and Nineteenth ave
nue. N
2:00 Parade marches to Brown
ing field.
2:15 Band numbers and com
munity singing.
2:45 jReception to new citizens.
3:00 Speeches by Felix J.
Streyckmans and H. L. Piotrowski.
3:45 Drill by 200 children of
Lincoln school.
2:00 "Melting Pot" a pageant
by American Legion, D. A. R, Fed
eration of Girls' clubs and Boy
In addition to more than a score
of veterans of the war, 50 aliens
will make application - Wednesday
for citizenship papers before Judge
G. O. Dietz in the Moline city court.
Sweden and Belgium lead in the
eight nationalities represented at
the citizenship proceedings and
their combined figures are equal to
40 per cent of the total number of
applicants. Six German and Aus
trian subjects will not be allowed
to complete their citizenship, be
cause of the technical existence of
war against those countries. There
are 20 Swedes, 19 Belgians, four
Germans, two Austrians and two
Russians, and a Hollander, French
man and Englishman in the class.
The group of soldiers who will
obtain final papers will be natural
ized without formality of notice
and usual legal procedure. Presen
tation of an honorable discbarge
with two (Witnesses of identification
is all that is required to qualify by
terms of the new naturalization
6. E. Child, chairman of the Mo-
! line city Republican committee, to
! day announced the executive com;
j mittee of the organization which
! includes officers of the organization
and four appointees. His appoint
ments were O. F. Anderson, Ueorge
W. Johnson, J. A. Sehaible and
Clark G. Anderson. Ex-officio mem
bers of the committee are Mr. Child,
Roy Whiteside, secretary, ana Mar
old Godehn, treasurer.
Burglars entered the Midland Ice
& Fuel company office, 317 Twenty
third street, last night and carried
i away a typewriter and an adding
machine. The fuel office was bur
glarized more than a year ago. AtJ
that time the safe was dynamited.
It has not been repaired. It is
probable that the broken safe pro
tected the Midland company from
heavy loss. There was no money
in the' place last night
The Schubert male chorus Trill
entertain its members this evening
at a social at the Woodhams studio
Part of the evening will be devoted
to trying out some new music that
has just been received. A light
luncheon with coffee will be served.
Kansas City livestock,
Kansas City, Mo., April 30.
Hogs: 2,400; steady; top, 14.65;
heavies, slow and weak; bulk, lights
and, mediums, 14.00 14.60; bulk
heavies, 135014.00.
Cattle: 1,400; no native beef
steers on sale; southern steers,
steady; top. 11.50; bulk, 10.25
10.50; yearlings, steady to 25c low
er; top, 13.75; bulk, 11.50 13.00;
other stock, steady; top veals,
Sheep: 2,000; slow. Wool lambs,
15 to 25c lower than yesterday's
general trade; best 83 pound wool
lambs, 19.20; Texas wethers, unsold.
30, 1920.
Leslie Baldwia Will Represeat Ale-
do as Stager and Leeaara Swaa
ton as Orator.
Representatives of the Aledo high
school in the Mercer county de
clamatory contest to be held on
May 14 were announced last flight
at the final preliminary held in the
First Methodist church.
Leslie Baldwin rendered "When
the Great Dawn ia Shining" in such
a manner as to win the admiration
of all and was awarded first place
Miss Margaret Boultinghouse was
his only opponent for the honor of
representing the school.
Leonard Swan son was adjudged
the school orator, following his
speech on "A Plea for Cuba." Louis
Daymund the only other coptest
ant in oratory won honorable men
tion from the judges.
Everett WeUs was given first
place over five opponents in ex
temporaneous speaking. The sub
ject which . Mr.. Wells was given
to speak on was""We're Struck a
Parents and friends of the stu
dents crowded the church to hear
the pupils in both of the prelimin
aries. At the request of a number of
persons who had attended Tues
day night's meet the winners of
first place in piano and declama
tion gave their subjects last night
Ben Duvall, winner of first place
in the piano contest, rendered his
winning number at the opening of
liast night's program. Miss Edna
Baxter, who will represent the
school in declamation at the coun
ty meet, read "The Story of Patsy,"
while the judges were comparing
notes to choose the winners of last
night's contest.
Judges in oratory and extempor
aneous speaking were Walter Man
non, James A. Allen and Dr. F. E.
Shult, and Miss Edith Hall and
Mrs. Walter Mannon and Arthur
LindorS judged the singing.
Mrs. A. M. Byers is expected to
arrive in Aledo tonight accompany
ing the remains of her husband, A.
M. Byers, who died in San Uiego,
Cal.. on Wednesday, Jan. 14. -Mr.
Bvers, who was a well known busi
ness man of this city, died follow
ing a week's illness of pneumonia.
He was 84 years of age. Aledo's
first bank was founded by Mr. By
ers in 1869 and was known as the
Byers bank. This institution
changed hands several times and
is now known as the Farmers' Na-
, tj0nai bank.
Mr. Byers had not
lived in Aledo since 1907, when he
moved to Lincoln, Neb. After a
short time in Lincoln he moved to
Omaha and that city had been his
home since. He had spent the win
ter, for several years in Florida or
California, and it was at his winter
home in San Diego that he was
stricken. The body was placed in
a vault in San Diego and has been
disinterred to be brought here for
Besides the widow, Mr.
Byers is survived by one son.
Edwin, and one daughter, Mrs. J.
M. Hays of St Louis, Mo.
Funeral services will be held on
IrSunday afternon at 2:30 in the Ma
sonic temple in Aledo. Aledo lodge
No. 252 A. F. and A. M., will have
charge of the funeral. The remains
will be interred in the Aledo ceme
On May 11, members of the Mer
cer County Medical society will
meet in Aledo and hear a number
of speakers from nearby cities.
Officers of the local society expect
that the program will be one of
the best yet held by this organiza
tion. Following are some of the
members of the profession who will
speak : Dr. T. W. Gillispie of Peoria,
counsellor for the medical organ
ization of the Fourth distri.it; Dr.
Ralph Graham of Monmouth; Dr.
Hageboek of Mercy hospital of Dav
enport, and Dr. Clifford Grulle of
Chicago, a specialist in the uiscasus
of children.
418 lima etihmt
wlUiarn StAala
Lysle Parkinson left Thursday
morning for Plymouth, III., where
he will stay at the home of his
brother, Fred, for- an indefinite
period. : ' ' .
Mrs. Claude Haines went - to
Alpha Thursday morning to spend
the day with friends. !
Mrs. Joseph Swank returned
home to Galva Thursday morn
ing after a visit in the city with
her daughter, Mrs. Fred Egbert
Mrs. F.-A. Gibson went to Gales
burg Thursday morning to spend
the day visiting.
C. J. Carlson went to Galesburg
Thursday morning for a tew days'
visit there with friends.
F. C. Cosningham returned to
Aledo Wednesday evening after
several days' visit in Fort Madison,
Iowa. Mr. Conningham expects
soon to leave for an extended visit
with his daughter Mrs. A. M. Bey
ers, in Omaha, Neb.
George Taylor was brought
home from the Mercy hospital in
Davenport Thursday morning. Mr.
Taylor has been a patient at the
hospital for some time.
Dr. A. K. Baldwin, a lieutenant
in the medical corps of the United
Statea arm v. Ron nf Mr anil Mm
C. L. Baldwin of Aledo, hat ar
rives in san tTanciaco, after more
than a year spent in eastern Asia.
Lieutenant Baldwin formerly lived
in Aledo but enlisted in the medi
cal corps soon after receiving his
degree at college. He was sent to
Asia in r-eDruary, 1919. Accord
ing to Mrs. C. L. Baldwin, Lieu
tenant Baldwin will visit relatives
in California for a time and then
come to Aledo before he receives
his discharge. He is expected to
arrive in in is city in a ween or two.
.Mike Rush, former city superin
tendent of streets, was givwu the
contract to keep Aledo's business
section free from dust and refuse
thi3 year. The Retail Merchants'
association handled the contract
and are satisfied that Mr Rnah vin
prove an enlcient executive. His
ma was o per month and called
ror w or lung day of nine hours.
i in 111 1 mi mil 11 miiii imif 1 1111 if mm if if i Hiiumm im in if
First dance of the season
Americanization Day
Dancing every Friday and Sunday
Ceaaty Saaerintaaaeat Matt Beady
te Beeeive Appoicatloa at ' "
School Staaeata.
County Superintendent G. E. Piatt
announced today that applications
will he received from Mercer
county boys who desire to attend
the Illinois state fair school, which
will be held ia connection with
the annual state fair next August.
Two boys from Mercer county will
be chosen from among the candi
dates. .,
' Boys must be between the ages
of 15 and 21, bat they dp not have
to be pupils in any school at pres
ent Mr. Piatt waa recently named as
assistant superintendent of the
state fair school representing the
Fourteenth congressional district
There are 16 assistant superintend
ents. Boys who attend the school will
be instructed in agriculture and on
other educational lines. The pro
gram for this year's work is not
complete yet. but It is expected
that the general plan will be fol
lowed which was used in former
years. Boys who are chosen out of
the list of candidates will be re
quired to furnish railroad (are and
$7 to cover board, tuition and Inci
dentals. They win also furnish,
blankets, sheets, soap, and other
toilet articles.
Any boy in Mercer county be
tween the ages of 15 and 21. who
would like to attend the state fair
school may signify bis desire by
addressing Mr. Piatt at bis office
in Aledo and the two boys who will
represent the county will be chosen
by a committee consisting or the
county' superintendent of schools
and the chairman of the board of
supervisors from the apppilanta. .
Dr. Thomas B. Terhune, who was
ordained a minister in the First
Presbyterian church fn Aledo sev
eral years ago will be in this city on
Wednesday. May 12, to assist in the
installation of Rev. A. Judson Ar
rick as pastor of the local church.
Rev. Mr. Arrick has been in Aledo
ifor several weeks, but his formal
held. Dr. Terhune, who is at pres
ent located in New Albany, Ind.,
will remain in Aledo and g'.ve a
lecture on Thursday night, May 1 3.

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