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prtc of Milk to th cauuHr
raised mm CMt pr quart
rif Kaaday,,Aag. l 'tu
l ta Mm the price to mM to
r seen tana r aa onaaisM
; ct Catribntora caBlag them-
tfco Milk Dealer annocla
t at a aiarting last alght. Thie
; ta price ot vltk to the re
t l caatoBMr an to If and 17
'cream alsewlll bo raised In price
t aom. dealers, bringing It to 16
r1 IT cent for a halt plat, and
I A : . - :
--8et of the groeert In too elty
I Jdllng milk signified their Inten
' lot of raising the price Monday,
foUowlnav notification from the
milk dealers of toe advance. A
low grocer tald they had not ret
son notified ot the Increase.
Proprietor of dairy companies
siting direct to consumers also
aM they -would he forced to raise
their price one cent following the
advance In the price asked by the
tamers. . Most of these companies
collect the milk from farmers, bot
tle and distribute it
'-J' Price Tary. - , '"
j'lUHn milk and cream prices
lave varied at grocery stores. v The
majority have asked 16 cents
Jiougb a few have charged 16 cents
er quart They quote prices they
lave paid to wholesale dairymen
sis T cants a pint 12 or 13 cents
s) quart -
f Cream likewise has varied, being
, if ana 17 cents, one grocer
has sold It for It cents, however.
Borne grocers will not raise the
rice of cream.
. The last increase in the price of
' aulk waa made over a year ago,
when the price waa advanced one
Cent per quart
j Louis Short, $417 Sixth avenue,
Rock Island, suffered serious Injur
ies at the Molina tractor plant
this morning when his machine
broke and a piece of metal struck
nun a violent, blow on the face.
His nose waa fractured and his
nee and bead cut Short is in
Lutheran hospital, Molina.
l Body of Corporal Edgar D. Brow
der of Battery B, 14th field artil
lery, who died In Germany In the
army ot occupation on Jan. 31, 1919,1
arrived at the Rock Island arsenal
this afternoon. Browder's nearest
relative Is his mother, residina in
Chicago. Because the Rock Island
arsenal Is too closest national
cemetery to Chicago, the body waa
orougnt nere lor burial.
i Funeral services will be held at
the arsenal tomorrow
Jari. Browder arrived
forth services..
in the city
x Numerous friends attended the
1 funeral of Patrick J. Carv. who ritari
J Wednesday evening, at the services
S bald at 9 o'clock this morning st
las peered Heart church. . Father
C P. O'Neill officiated. The church
waa filled with friends who paid
anal tribute to the deceased. Beau
tiful floral offerings , were also
pallbearers were George H. Rich
mond, John T. Campbell. William
Kennedy, Wallace Bonders, Hugh
Bresnahsu and Simon McMahon.
Interment was mad In Calvary
Three automobile law violators
Ware arraigned before Magistrate D.
J. Cleland Friday afternoon and
this morning and were fined 1 5
each. Theodore Sieder, Floyd
wetter and Herbert Thompson
were the defendents who paid the
usual penalty for epeedlng.
I'Kverett L. Wert, of Oqnawka,
let three term representative of
the Thirty-third district la the gen
eral assembly of the state, la seek
ing the reaominatlon of the Demo
cratic party at the primary to be
voted September 15. His candidacy
3 contested by William C. Mucker
:thla city.
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: Chicago, July 31. An all-metal
airplane biasing the trail for the
malt service between New York
tad San Francisco, Is expected to
Wave for Omaha, its next stop, at S
vock central standard time. i
- jTae plane, with its three paasen
r arrived la Chicago about 7:40
a, last abjfat. from Cleveland. :
' levelaad. Ohio. July It Pilot
t Aeoeta. driving monoplane No.
fa the traneoontlnenul aortal
t, loft hero for Cafcegw at :2S
""niif oa the oeoead lea of
--t A now phM from New
"et bore daj-r vtaoad
WiV -- fa a trial
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edit ,jLw..xj
P1?m to rale about which
to lacking to make the iJUt need
ed tr the ear'oysot of Id word
H. Uhr, eaner, will be
dfroaa-cl, at Uo awtteg 0 tb
Bock I&td Itty laaaiag ooawto
tfoe oa tweeisy evening at the dty
ball. Agreaaant waa made to on
gae Mr. Kwtt of the E. H. Ben-nett-W.
. lataoaa ceaapaay of Chi
cage, at the last meeting- of the
commission, bat no contract will be
entered into tattt too entire tMM
to on band. The commission baa
about 1300 allowed them from the
Patriot' fund
E. H. Chiyer, chairman of the com
ittee la charge of snaking plans
for the raising of the necessary
money, wiil present tne commit
tee's ideas at the meeting.
William E. Parsons, or tne city
planning company, was In the city
yesterday conferring with' L. W.
Ramsey of Davenport, who to to be
associated with the Arm In its work
here. Preliminary work in getting
maps, plans, iind other data oa the
layout of the city has already neen
started by Mr. Ramsey.
The preliminary work will take
several months, so that actual worn
on the arrangement ot the city will
not ba In progress until after, the
DEROS to fill
Chah-maa Feeder Calls County
Commlttae Session Johnson
Named on State Ticket
complete Democratic ticket of
candidate for county omces to be
filled In the November election will
be named Tuesday night when the
county committee will meet at the
Rock Island house at 8 o'clock in
answer to the call of Chairman T.
, Pender.
Party leaders are well pleased
with the action of the state conven
tion, In session yesterday at Spring
field, which nominated Dr. G. F.
Johnson ot East Mollne for clerk
ot the supreme court
Mayor Johnson returned , irom
Springfield today. When Interview
ed he refused to state definitely
whether or not he would accept the
nomination but it is the general
opinion that he will enter the race.
His friends are urging him to ac
cept and assuring him of victory
Refused Seey. of State Nomination.
Many political honors have been
offered Mayor Johnson by his
party leaders, all of which he has
steadily refused to accept, stating
that he would rather confine bis
abilities to his practice as physician
and his duties as mayor. He was
spoken ot as a possible candidate
for governor and the nomination
of the state committee for secre
tary of state in favor of Daniel
Vorhees of Peoria.
Mayor Johnson said he would
consider the clerkship only under
the condition that he could still re
tain his East Mollne practice and
mayorship. He believes this would
be possible as the position wonld
necessitate only occasional trips to
the state capital.
The East Mollne mayor will re
main in that city all of next week
attending to municipal matters,
most of which will come up for the
consideration of the council at Its
meeting Monday evening. He will
leave Saturday for Chicago where
he is to be the guest of the Iroquois
club and accompany Its representa
tives on their trip to Dayton, Ohio,
to Inform' Governor Cox of his
nomination for the presidency.
Mayor Johnson 4s serving his
fifth term as joayor of Eaat Mollne.
' Rock Island county Masons oflhe
Thirty-fifth district, will hold their
annual outing at Long View park
on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Races,
stunts, dancing, band conceit, and
other entertainments are being ar
ranged for the day. Elmer L. Olson
is chairman and D. O. Johnson, secretary-treasurer
of the organiza
tion. The picnic will be an afternoon
and evening affair. Aside from the
entertainments, lemonade, coffee,
and Iced tea will be served free of
Thomas Kennedy, for two years
Davenport health officer, died at the
Mercy hospital last evening, follow
ing an illness of stomach trouble.
Mr. Kennedy was well known in
Davenport both in political and
social life.- He waa defeated twice
for the office of county treasurer.
He was a Democrat
Mr. Kennedy was about SS years
of age. His wife died several years
ago. - Surviving are two sons,
Thomas, Jr., and Harold, and two
daughters, Marie and Esther. No.
funeral arrangements nave aa- yet
been made. -
John Nopoloua, proprietor of a
fruit store on Twentieth street be
tween Third and Fonrthnventtea,
waa fined SS by Magistrate D. J.
Cleland in police court this after
noon on a charge of violating the
elty pure food ordtnanee. Nopoloua
pleaded guilty to selling rotten
TO gU Will.
CsrearTs Aearhariart
ran a t M ba iaa of
r sr. f - rt my.
H. B. Wytos Vacs 9aaw of BaBraad
ratoa la Warm Loa
. famish fMSt
H. N. Wyles waa released nndarj
tlMO bond by Maaiatrat D. JM
Cleland In police court Friday aft
ernoon pending a hearing Aug. 7 on
a charge of operating a, conndence
Wylee is charted to have ob
tained a check for SS from W. L
Gaaaert of the Gaaaort Candy com
pany under a plea that the money
waa being collected in benefit of
the Car Men of America and that
advertising la a national tnagaswo
was to be furnished those who sub
scribed funds.
"The police say that Wyles was
not collecting money . ror railroad
car men and that the magazine h
professed to represent does not ex
ist Detectives Dennis Bennett and
Charles Glnnane placed the man
under arrest
Kemawaa Goes Bond.
A second man, F. S. Scanlon, is
said to have worked with Wyles,
but he can not be located by the
police. This man is said to nave
endorsed the check which was
cashed by Lou Meumann.
Meumann furnished the $1,000
bond for wyles release Friday aft
ernoon. Both Wyles and Scanlan
were said to be strangers in Rock
Jacobion Warned Merchants.
The first ot the week Ben Jacob-
son, secretary of the Switchmen's
union, No. 133, warned merchants
that two men were working in the
tri-cities aa pretended representa
tives of the Tri-Clty Enginemen
Switchmen's association. The men
are said to have told merchants
that the money was wanted for a
disability fund.
Hints were given that unless
money was subscribed the mem
bers of the two unions would shift
their trade accordingly. Mr. Jacob
son branded the tseo as impostors
and asked that the police aid in
rounding them up.
It was announced this morning at
the police station that no proof is
had that Wyles Is one of the men
who are said to have collected
funds for the enginemen and
switchmen. The check obtained
from Mr. Oansert was tor alleged
use of the car men.
Kenneth Fletcher, 11, Racine; With
Companion, Receives Serious
A bicycle race ended tragically
ana almost fatally yesterday after
noon, when Kenneth Pletcher, 11-year-old
son of E. H. Pletcher, 1019
Twelfth street in the course of a
speed contest with a companion.
ran need on into a passing truck.
He was thrown, to the grown, nar
rowly clearing "the wheel of the
truck, and received serious cute and
The accident occurred at about
4:80 o'clock on Sixteenth street
near First avenue. Kenneth and
younger boy had been racing in the
drive near the Anderson Dairy
company, wnere Mr. Pletcher Is em
ployed, and according to witnesses
had narrowly escaped similar accl
dents earlier in the day.
The truck, driven by Harry Sel
lers, ana belonging to the Boron-
stein Fruit company on First ave
nue, waa coming south on Sixteenth
street, seeing the boys ride out
from the alley at his right going at
a high rate of speed, the driver
quickly turned his car, but too late
to escape the collision.
The bicycle ot the Pietcher bor
was bumped from the rear by that
of his companion, and he dashed
into the side of the truck and was
thrown to the ground.
His companion also fell, but was
no injured, jtsoia oicycies were
Spectators state that Sellers was
driving at about five miles an hour.
He was not held as responsible.
Piano tuners and dealers of the
tri-cities affiliiated with the Nation
al Piano Tuners' association gath
ered last night at the Y. W. C. A.
in their annual banquet Charles
Dentschmann, president of the na-U
tional association, was in
Mr. Dentschmann addressed the
gathering on the success of the na
tional association in imnressinz
upon piano owners the necessity of
having instruments tuned at least
once a year to insure perfect ser
vice and retention of beauty of
Talks were also given by John
D. Donnelly of the Baxter company
ana a. w. snannon.
Members in attendance Included
tHarry Atkins A. U Bruner, Harry
ueimoss, a. j. buiiock. w. E. Her
rick, W. S. West F. J. Fregin, H.
Kamon, Paul Braun, J. I. Cheney,
John D. Donnelly. H. W. Shannon,
E. T. Anderson and D. T. Harris.
A meeting of the Democratic
central committee and all Demo
crats of Rock Inland county are
hereby called for Tuesday evening,
Ang. I, 120, -at g o'clock ta the
parlors of the Rock Island house
for the purpose of coasideriag
question relating to the coming
campaign and truaaacaag any and
all other business which may prop-
any come oerore taia meeting.
Mr, at 6. Haa-T km
rasa aa axtaaM !
throagkdbo west. They apamt sons
time in Atoaka and the "Land of
tab Midnight Sun." :r
Dale EckVrmaa has returned to
his beeae ia Lerelaad. ColOs after
spending a sowar or weeks ib
BAC&IalanaV - T' "
mm Rath Ki'aagr of lll Elev
enth street and Miss Bath Oafl
brech left at noon today for Chi
cago, where thx will spend a weak
Visiting. V-ff;
. Frasier Vance returned last even
ing from College campv Lake Gen
eva, Wis., where ho has spent the
past two months.
Convention to Bo Held Oct 1 With
State leader Pbeettef
Plans are being formulated by a
committee for the program and en
tertainment ot guests at the con
vention of the Rock Island county
Sunday school association, to be
held Oct 1. George N. Burnie, gen
eral secretary ot the state organ
isation, will be the leader.
The program committee includes
S. W. Searle, Miss Georgia First.
Miss Claire Van GalderMrs. W.
H. Guthrie and J. H. Hauberg.
Aug. 14 and 15 there will be
visits by international Sunday
school workers, W. C. Pearce and
Mrs. Maude J. Baldwin, who will
address morning session Ang. 14
at the First Congregational church
at Moline, and will speak at the
Hauberg summer home near Port
Byron in an open-air meeting ia
the afternoon. All leaders in the
upper end rural schools will be
invited. v 1
The county ia to be formed into
seven or eight district units, ac
cording to a plan of the state lead-
era announced to county leader.
Details of the plan have not been
made known.
E. M. Armstrong of Peoria, de
partment commander of the Illinoi
G. A. R., will be the principal
speaker at the annual picnic of the
Rock Island County Soldiers and
Sailors' association which will be
held on Tuesday, Sept 7, at Pros
pect park. Committees engaged in
the arrangement of details of the
outing are completing preparation
of the minor matters, more impor
tant conseleratlons having already
been disposed.
Following a brief business ses
sion and registration In the morn
ing, a nasxei inncn win oe servea
at noon and a patriotic program
observed in the afternoon.
Veterans of recent wars are es
pecially invited to join the asso
ciation and attend the picnic, all
men who have served the United
States, whether on aland or sea, be
ing eligible for membership. .
I. J. Roberts, Illinois City, was
fined $15 by Magistrate D. J. Cle
land this mornlngon a charge of
trapping fur-bearing animals out
of season. The complaint was filed
by Fista and Game warden E. G
Ernest Sorrell and Samuel An
derson, negroes, were fined $25
each by Magistrate D. J. Cleland
in police court today on charges
of disorderly conduct' They were
arrested Friday night at 918 NlnthJ
street by Detectives Dennis Bet
nett and Charles Glnnane after
complaints bad . been received at
the station.
Appointment of a band committee
and a committee to arrange for the
grand outing of Elks sometime next
month is among the business set
for disposal at the regular meeting
oi hock lsiana joage. No. 980. call
ed tor 7:30 Monday evenlnc.
Milwaukee Elks are preparing
ior a grana carnival and band dis
play early in September, and one
of the features is to be the raffle of
the club a borne. . -
Charles T. Morris. Sr.
and to all whom it may concern:
Take notice that on the 81st day of
July A. D. 1920, a petition was filed
by Rose C. Salisbury in the county
court of Rock Island county, Illi
nois, to have a certain child named
Charles T. Morris, Jr, declared a
dependent child and to take from
you the custody and guardianship
of said child, and that the court
appoint some proper and suitable
person guardian over the person of
said child and authorise and em
power such guardian to assent to
th legal adoption-' of said child
should any proceeding for the adop
tion be commenced in any court at
any time daring such guardianship
without any notice to or asiant fc
and person other than such guard
ian vi bski cnua and make such
other and further orders ta this
canse as to the court shall seem
meet according to equity and good
conscience and according to the
latuie ta such case made and pro
vided. - . . j-
; Now, unless yei appear within
twenty (10) days- cflar th date of
this notice and show cause against
neb application, the petition shall
be taken for eoafwsed and a decree
entered. " "
Dated July!, A. D, 1930.
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shall bare oonortnnitv to
smooth any inequities la the exist
ing acale, promised to end the mat
ter. Tne real effectiveness ot the
president's message was not ex
pected to be guaged today since
Saturday usually la a holiday with
the miners.
8prlngfleld, HL, July 3L (Unit
ed Press.) Seventy-five thousand
striking coal miners in Illinois will
return to work soon after receiving
word front International President
John L. Lewis ordering them to do
so, anion officials indicated today.
Test of Strength.
Springfield, TO- July 31. Test of
strength of State President Frank
Farrington against International
President John L. Lewi, among
the striking Illinois coal miner to
day only awaited President Lewis'
mandatory order. President Lewis
In Indianapolis, late last night an
nounced he had issued, the order
for a return to work. President
Farrington today said "there seems
to be nothing for me to do. My
superior officer has acted." -
Operators and miners outside
President Farrington's office inter
preted hi attitude alike. Presi
dent Lewis will have to appeal to
the local union direct If this is
done, the operators said, all indica
tions among the miners point to a
return to work the first .of next
- Say Men Will Return.
Division Superintendent M. White
of the Pea body mines, after several
days ampng the striking miners.
gave this as his opinion also. Pres
ident Lewis' direct command, back
ed by the appeal of President Wil
son, be said, will win over the min
ers. Beside this, most miners have
been out of work two weeks, and
in this strenuous time have run out
of credit at the grocery store. Some
of them declare they must work.
Coal shortage reached new limits.
Virtually .all the railroad traffic
through Spr!nLeld Is passenger
trains, nearly all freight trains.
having been annulled. Unless coal
comes immediately from some un-j
expected place tomorrow, the rail
road representatives said some pas
senger trains will follow the
freight to Inactivity.
The president's telegram, which
he sent to Mr. Lewis last night,
reads in part:
It is with a feeling ot sorrow
that I have learned that many of
the members of your organization,
particularly in the state of Illinois,
hare engaged in a strike in viola
tion of the terms of the award of
the bituminous coal commission
and your agreement
; Reflects en Miners.
'The violation of the terms of
your solemn obligation impairs
your own good name, destroys the
confidence which is the basis of all
mutual agreements, and threatens
the very foundation of fair indus
trial relations.
The41 United Mine Workers of
America in the past built up an en
viable reputation for abiding by its
contracts which has been one of its,
most valuable assets in making
wage agreements. It may not make
temporary gains by taking advant
age of the dire necessities of the
balance of the people through the
violation of these contracts, but
what of the future? How can it
expect wage, contracts with the
employers to be continued, in the
face of such violations, when nor
mal conditions have been restored
and the country is free from the
fear of Immediate shortage of coal?
. Pursue Dangeron Course.
"How will it be able to resist
the claims of the operators in the
future who take advantage of the
precedent which the miners have
established and decrease wage
rate In the middle of a wage con
tract under the plea that they are
unable to sell coal at the then ex
isting cost of production?
"A mere statement of these ques
tions ought to be sufficient to
awaken the mine workers to the
dangerous course they are pursu
ing. "When I have learned that the
thinking mine workers have re
turned to work I will invite the
scale committees and miners to
reconvene for. the purpose of ad-
Justing any such inequalities as
they may mutually agree should be
adjusted." .
Neal MlkeselL who resigned as
sales manager ot the Rock Island
Fuel company left today, for Chi
cago, where he will become asso
ciated with his brother in the Mike
sell Brothers, manufacturers of as
bestos material. The Mlkesell
Brothers are located at 156 North
La Salle, Chicago.
Mr. Mlkesell was very promi
nent In the working out of the fuel
situation In Rock Island during the
recent crises. H. W. Hubers la in
charge of the sales management
now, but no definite appointment to
the position has yet been made.
Like Budweiier? Phdae R. 1. 318.
R. L Clean Towel Samoa. Phoaw
R. L Ma.
Tri-Clty Towel Srpply nor pear.
The warld's siesta taste tV iwlfdi
we n raa-sawn wmc mttntam. it
last ru Me tet uw whole una, -ir.
. Five years axo tomorrow, Aug.'U
one of the greatest conflagrations
in the history of Rock Island oc
curred when the inn al Watch Tow
er park burned to th ground. Aug,
1 occurred la 1115, a in 1920. on
Buaday. - ' - "
Catching ia the roof, from ome
mysterious source which no one
ever discovered, the gigantic struc
ture was reduced to ashes in a lew
hours' time.
Work on the new Inn was begun
shortly afterward and in June oi
the following year It waa ready for
Manager George K Stevenson Is
offering the usual program tomor
row, with a vaudeville perform
ance said to be of great merit
Corporation's Stockholder Decide
to Give Employee 60 Per Cent
of Set Earnings.
Chicago, July 31 Stockholders
of the International Harvester
company at their meeting yester
day in Hoboken, N. J., agreed to
give employes of the great organi
sation 60 per cent ot its net profits
The net profits, according to the
plan, are to be those In excess ot 7
per cent upon the capital invested
lntthe business.', This capital, com
prising the surplus, was fixed at
$211,645,388 in the annual state
ment "of last year.
Seven per cent of this amount la
$14,815,177. The statement showed
the net profits for 1919 to be only
$12,608,726, however. This would
have left no excess for the employes
to split
f7,0S033 War Loss.
It was shown in the report.
though, that $7,403,033 was charged
off during the past year as war
losses. With no such losses for
this year, the net profit over and
above the 7 per cent deduction
would approximate $1,196,582, using
last year's business as an average.
This is the amount that the em
ployes can figure upon splitting
with the employers, 60-40.
According to the plan, the em
ployes' 60 per cent will be divided
into two parts. Forty per cent will
go to the workers not employed In
any managerial or executive capac
ity in the plants. Twenty per cent
will be divided among those em
ployed in the managerial and execu
tive departments. The division will
be proportioned according to the
earning capacities of the individ
uals and paid half in cash and half
in stock in the company.
The remaining 40 per cent will be
divided among the stockholders.
The only restriction placed upon
a workers sharing in the fund is
that he remain continuously in the
service of the company throughout
the year and until the funds are
To provide additional stock of
both kinds for the future compen
sation plan the stockholder also
voted to increase the total author
ized capital stock from $140,000,000
par value to $230,000,000.
Incentive to Employes.
Commenting on the extra com
pensation and stock ownership
plan, Harold F. McCormick, presi
dent of the company, said:
The directors believe this plan
will round out a policy of relations
with the company's employes which
should produce results highly satis
factory to both stockholders and
employes. This distribution fur
nishes a distinct incentive to each
and every employe to do his full
share, for upon individual effort
and team play will depend in a
large measure the amount of the
annual extra compensation to each
Tokio, July 31. (By the Asso
ciated Press). Outlines of Japan's
answer to the note of the United
States relative to Japan's intention
to occupy Eaghsltn, Siberia, are
printed today by the newspapers.
According to their accounts the
answer, in pointing out Japan's pol
icy, will say that occupancy is un
avoidable to maintain national priv
iges and that the decision to oc
cupy the island will not be
It Is reported also that the reply
will again emphasize that Japan
has no territorial ambitions and
that the ooccupation would be only
temporary until a stable govern
ment was established In Russia.
y vci up in the morrisa tired
arkl unrefreshed, with a dull, heavy head,
often amounting to headache, to feel low.
. spirited and "blue"- are symptoms of
-poisoning by food poisons, notneu-
LiaiLxu ur ciuuinaiea Dy Dowels, liver and
kidneys acting in harmony.
Beselfcasuii's PSHs
Wp to remove the coxcz of
tlibtroubb They act cent-
iy ana safely, but also
f5r '1
Sol by rwgftste
l taewevM.
Oh, SS.
Water Peemtemt Qeti Seas Wlta
tat Ideatfteattea Wat Ba ia
Ang. 7 for Pfcoeaat,
Citixens who care to take advan
tage of the S nor cent discount en
quarterly water rent bill and who
have been away from home when
city meter reader called abould
mark and return the cards left not
later than Saturday of next week.
The new system of leaving cards
has Just been inaugurated and
give citisena the opportunity to
save the discount regardless of
their being away from some oa
successive occasions when meter
readers called.
About 150 ot these cards have
already been received at th elty
hall, but a few of them have been
sent in without either name or ad
dress. '
The bills to be paid are for rent
fof May, June and July and the
reports ot the meter reader will
be turned in to the office of the city
clerk Monday. However, cards
will be "received until the last of
next week. The bills will then be
figured and notices sent out On
receiving these notices payments
must be made before Sept S to get
the discount
Way to Mark Cards.
In the past meter readers have
found many persons away from
home and after making two or
three calls without success they
let the readings go over until an
other three monhts, and due to this
the consumer is deprived ot the
discount on the first three months.
In some cases readings have bad
to be let run over from nine
months to a year before the meter
readers could obtain a reading.
with the new cards in use one
is left at each home where the fam
ily ia away. On the face ot these
cards are printed the dial face and
straight face meter. II the con
sumer has a dial face meter the
dials should be marked to coincide
with the reading of the meter. It
a straight face meter is had fig
ures should be- inserted a accord
ing to the meier. The cards are
stamped and addressed back to the
city, but it is left to the consumer
to put down his name and address.
Several cards are on hand without
either, and, of course, these cards
are useless. Since the receipt of
them the meter men have been
taking the house numbers and lot
ting them down at homes where
the cards are left While it would
be an aid to have the names also
on the cards the addresses can be
used as sufficient identification. A
considerable number of these cards
are still out and must be in by
Aug. 7 to obtain the 5 per cent dis
Charles C Campbell, County Re
porter, Anticipates Good
" Harvest.
With corn in excellent condition,
the question which is preeminent
in the minds of the farmer of Rock
Island county Is: How long can it
stand the drought?
Crops in exceptionally good aver
age condition, according to the
monthly statement of Charles C.
Campbell, connty reporter, promise
a good harvest but the long siege
of dry weather is rapidly drying up
pastures and even threatens to im
pair the potato crop.
None of the crops are falling far
below the average yield or condi
tion for this time of the year, and
the amount of acreage as well as
the yield anticipated is high in
per cent reckoning 100 as repre
senting normal conditions and a
high medium grade.
Dr. Walsh Gives Free Trial
Dr. Walsh will give a tree
trial treatment for stomach or
rheumatic troubles to callers
who bring this notice to his of
fices, 126 West Third street
near Main street Davenport
Iowa. If this free trial does not
help you more than any other
treatment you' have every taken
Dr. Walsh does not ask you to
take further treatment You can
try it and Judge tor yourself. Dr.
Walsh has treated thousands for
stomach, nervousness and chron
ic ailments. Hi hours are 10
a. m. to 4 p. m. and on Sundays
from 10 to ll a. m.
vary effi-
Sr. Tlrgiaia Fewer.
- Mr. Virginia Powers, S54 yw.
sixth street, died yesterday aS
noon at the Moline nnhiu wzJ
following a three months' Uh)m
She was born in Belgium T
ago, and for three year hai?
aided in Rock island. She h 2
tired by the widower, Petar iw
v. 1 vu , J&tyuuuv ante
of Mollne, aad three sUtersThj.
imuiwv .miwuH ?i noes ISbMt
Mrs. Matilda Van Hytte of om
and Mr. Marie DeMol ot
adelphia. Her mother and t
reside in the old country.
Funeral arrangements are imm
ad. .
Brent Dow AUInson Released rtaj
Prison By Special Order
War Department.
Leavenworth, Kan., July o.
Brent Dow Allinson, Chicaa
slacker, has been released from thd
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commutation or tne unexpired
tion 01 nis sentence Dy special ord
or the war department, it was
nounced by prison officials,
were given instructions to relean
th. VMlaima ' at nnta lllfnu.
drew transportation to Chicago.
Allinson refused to report whei
drafted. He was court-martlalet
and sentenced to serve 25 years n
prison. The term was reduced u
five years by the reviewing authori
ties. The Chicago conscientious ob
jector violated more prison rnkt
than any other inmate and had ta
"good time" to his record when the
special order was reecived.
Had "Outside" PnlL
Under the reduced sentence, bt
would have served until July et
next year. Prison officials exprea
ed no "surprise at the order. It wsi
common gossip among the gusrts
that Allison had more "outside" psl
than any other prisoner ever he:
in Leavenworth.
Complaints of mistreatment, vb-
orously denied by A. V. Anderson,
warden, and persistent" rumori 01
the "outside" that Allinson wu
critically ill and probably woull
die it not released at once, are rec
ognized as part of the propaganda
to "spring" the objector.
As a matter of fact, a recent phy
sical examination conducted by Dr.
Alfred Yohe, the prison physician,
revealed Allinson was in better
physical condition than be ever be
fore had been.
Guards who, watched Alllnsos
while he worked crushing . rock
with a gang of "wobblies were
reticent They refused to "talk for
publication" about the prisoner)
- Forced to Bo Els Share.
Work in military authority at th
federal penitentiary here is not u
issue. AUInson worked while lj
prison and Industrial Workers
the World, who constituted
other members of the rock-crushing
gang, probably saw to it that
the objector did his share. Allin
son complained repeatedly, It is
said, that he was not receiving fair
treatment at "the bands of either
the prisoners or the guards.
Many influential people and high
ranking officials are known to
have entered pleas in behalf ot th
Chicago slacker.
T OTS of people get tangled S
-- up in too much system: 5
those are people wepartiru-s
larly like to serve. We rep-
resent "Yand ET, The House
of System Service. Systems
that simplify are a specialty 5
with us. Maybe we can Lclp i
you. Ask us.
417 lath A
Phone Moline S92.
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