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s a w X 4 - 'I ..J ... w 1 -f.-.r '! - f r " " WaS L-WW; 51 KJrr, m 1 ta ft sociiied spot ts wooed rJow la tk VH7 kaatt of the eltr f -t Htsralir la ts shadow of the .L. manstoti 1o4ar tonds toe r3ed den ot whs might he termed t w ham of the Mac of the moon c fear of this satire community. Only tu maa ith caught la the r-t made lats Monday evening by o fihlof Tom Cox and oncers 11 1 to aad William Behlke. Laran Rodonovlca. formerly of Cava, wss held to the federal Jury by united states uom- T. r. sumea unaer bond thla mornta. tbs "tttanr admitted to have lived in tt house and to hare operated the rJU. Evidence at the den would to show that Bodonovlch, or 1 Meads, are of reUfiooa na tYa. A bible, nameroua rellgtoua rks and pictures of Christ and faster Ruaaell were found. Possibly nowhere in the United otaa ennid there be found moonshine den the proportion! and direct aurroundinn ot which, re gardless of the nearnesa of the pre tentious Huber eetate, ao cloaely pseembles the word pictures drawn eminent descriptive writers c the picturesque location and iaa nf moonshiners in the Blue AUn-mountains of Kentucky. .' There Is evidence in abundance that the den haa been in operation flgr year and perhapa longer. Leeatlon Onlr Protection. . - Vhii Terr location of the den, mbahlv erected - solely for the nnrnoae of making monahine whia- v aa iu beat nrotection. Nev- miuImi. it would seem almost lm- Manihie. that an outfit of such huge proportions; and w,hlch must have turned out thousands oi gu- loaa of corn whiaky, could have re mained undetected for so long. However, that it did goes without earing, and the very boldness of the UUag was the long shot that the moonshiners without doubt held as their winning card. Pallea Unat Whisky Fountain. ' Hilda after raids have been made both by the police and government agents on moonshine dena in Rock Island, but the source of the moon shine supply seemed to be little affected, which waa a pussier for Ue officials. Stille were found in private homes adn in house boats aad destroyed. Huge wine presses ware found and hundreds of gal lons ot "dago red" wine, but boot leggers seemed always to be able to dispense all the moonshine they eould find buyers for. The au thorities sought for the unknown fountain, but seemed to get no lace, while leaser dens were most time easily located, r A Glimpse of Kentucky. All the time the biggest moon- ahiae den probably in the history of Illinois, remained concealed and perfectly serene in the very heart of avock Island. The apot la in a hoi- low about two blocks south aad a little west ot the Huber manalon, and If streets and avenues were cut through wculd be about where Xleventh avenue and Twenty-sixth 1 atreet would intersect. The loca tion and outfit is as perfect as if an earthquake or Ice slide, such as are read to have occurred during tha alerter neriod. had moved a bit of the Blue Ridge mountains, moon shine den and all. and set it down la Rock Island, ready for business t- an east uiusiue airecuy a Dove a hollow running north and south aad turning east and west around front ot the house, stands a house boarded uo and down With cleats over the cracks. The Structure rests on a rock founda tion aet in the hillside, the founda tion xorming a cellar blind on three sides against the hill, but without obstruction on the aast, .wnere a door opens into it upright Jn the cellar are stalls for several horses and the distilling outfit Out suie is a wagon. Harness was found but there were no horses. 20-Galloa StilL The still was a 20-gallon copper amir heated by a gasoline stove. Alongside sat a 52-gallon barrel, through which ran, slanting from top to bottom, a straight copper iae, through which the distilled liquor passed for condensation, the Barrel being ruled with water for tale purpose, where the pipe em erged from the barrel below flowed a stream of corn whiskey as large as a lead pencil when the place was aided late Monday evening. i On the main floor of the house, mo 'large open room with a small portion partitioned off for a kitch en, waa the living quarters. On the watt la a small shed In which were found five barrels containing 260 gallons of corn mash. A number of gallons ot finished product were also found. , Used Sipar sad Molasses. Both augar and molasses were tor fermentation ot the corn, ItIs tha empty Una and full oi moiaaaes cant and empty sugar sacks that gives the clue to Che) Immensity of the moonshiners' operations. One sack waa full ot empty lOO-pound sugar sacks. An other sack was full of the lids oft of one-gallon molasses cans and amtalde stood five hure.boxee til led wkh empty and full oases of no-gallon molasses tins. There was also a big pile of broken up molasses boxes la addition, that " 1 j j '. r r a v 1 i I i """ -1 rn :C.tOZSTliXJ Beck lalaad Bey Waa led lTkOe -Ja Sorries 1TE1 Be Boa . , xatc4atBarmLr Harry Eamko. A the ti J with would seem to -show that several tons of molasses had been used. In the hollow lies a pile ot empty mo lasses cans, but-not aa many as other evidence would show had been emptied in the making ot corn whiskey. The moonshiners, had they seen but sllahtly more bold, could have advertised their place as being but one block from a car line." The homo of the moonshiners Is Just about a block from the Long View street car line on Twenty- fifth street In going up1 the hill lust before the first turn in the tracks and on the left side of the street is a roadway. This, however, does not run over 50 feet into the wooded a'.en. From there is a path running due east' A pedestrian on this path would not see the house until upon it, as it sets just south, but directly alongside the path and under the brow of the hilt Spot Is BeantlfuL The spot is beautiful, with trees and natural shrubbery surrounding H. Sumac grows in abundance and some elderberry, and if it .were not for being in almost plain sight of the Huber mansion a visitor would believe himself to be far away from all habitation. Hen Evidently Religions. How many took part in the moon shining the police are unable to say, but the house contained two beds that show evidence of having been occupied. Other evidence would seem to show that the moonshiners were of a religious nature. On the wall is a picture of Christ and another ot Pastor Ku&sell, while the walls are dotted with cards, ot religious printings. i One of -these, especially, would teem to ehow that the moonshiners considered themselves right in the manufacture of "Kentucky dew." Thla card read: "No weapon that is formed against Thee shall props per. ... This la the heritage of the servants ot the Lard.'' , Another card read: "Until He come, what shall I render unto the Lordr And another card: "Christ died for our sins." A card, apropos of nothing, read: "For wind or weather while we're tied up here together." Have jceurious norti In a cupboard was a bible and several volumes of "Studies of the Scripture." That at least one of the moon shiners is a carver ot great abil ity is shown bv a wonderful carving ot a frigate, typifying the Santa Maria, one ot the three boats in Co lumbus' fleet in the discovery of America. Masts, halyaVds, decks, sail ropes and all form a work of no little amount of skill. Without anything tangible to wortfs upon, but following a clue made up by the piecing together of snatches of evidence that have been obtained (or months past, the po lice finally located the moonshine den. There are more or lew leaks from a place or this nature, but with the big den there was nothin do ing, and Police Chief Tom Cox did not know what he waa going to find until he and Officers William Beblke and D. C. Cox ran smack into the place late Mondajf after noon. Beat City on Water Game. The Rock Island dty water works department prides Itself on keep ing a close check on the use of city water, but the moonshiners put something over Commissioner John Murrln and-Meter Reader Jos eph Kennedy, and they must have used thousands of gallons ot wa ter through a pipe that Joe Ken nedy bad no meter on. Joe is not to be blamed, for the moonshiners put it over the police also for a consid erable time. On the hillside is an old water hydrant The moonshiners conect ed a pipe to it, concealed It well and run it near their house where they attached a rubber hose. The water was used in making mash and in cooling the condensation pipe, which took a large amount of water as shown by the waste ditch and hollow weU soaked. MlUtarr service over the body of Harry Ehmka, who died. Oct i. 1818. at Liverpool, cjngiauu, in the service of tha United States army, will be held at o'clock to- ijnorrow afternoon at m mvei- ler undertaking parlors ana w 1:10 at the Evangelical Church of Peace,' Twelfth avenue- and1 Twelfth street with Rev. Fred v DAif in jitM ' nnrfal wilt - 4WU ,u wwiv, ' - Private Williams of New York arrived with the Ehmka body at 5:30. this morning. The Eaglet will be in charts ot the services. A fir ing squad from the American Le gion will fire taps at tne grave. Members of the auxiliary oi me Fred C Schaftner unit will meet at 1:80 tomorrow afternoon , at tne Moeller undertaking , parlors and will march to the church. Each member Is asked to wear her uni form, From the church the women will ride to the cemetery. Mrs. Ehmke is a member of the auxil iary. ' worked at Arsenal. - Harry Ehmke was born in Rock Island June 22, 1888, and attended the public schools in this city. Be fore being dratted in the army on June 27, 1918, he was employed at the Rock Island arsenal. He was sent to Camp Grant with a local contingent on June 27, and waa la ter transferred to a northern- camp He sailed to England on Sept 13, 1918. Immediately after arriving at Liverpool he contracted pneu monia and died on Oct 5. . His body arrived at New York a tew weeks ago. Surviving, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ehmke of Milan; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoell of Milan: two brothers, Fred and Henry of Rock Island, and one sister, Mrs. G. F. Berk shire of Rock Island, with whom he made his home. school s roar u sS3f tU mezi aa last 'spriat, atout CO, - kkna registrations sre r axroctod. kow ever, to swan tka aa&bar. By tits time the half year trsaamea oome tnaftar Christmas something will havo to be done to take care of all the pupils. About 1M are expected which will swell the number up to shout 050. Franklin school leads the list of rrads schools in the number of pu plls enrolled. There are 460 pupils aimed un for attendance at that tmiidinc. Horse Mana follows closely with 404, land Lincoln, third with 388,:' -r 174 at Hew Wadriagtoa ScaoaL ,The official opening of the new WaahlnKton school on Eighteenth avenue is still uncertain. A large amount of equipment of all kinds it yet to come and the formal open in has been oostponed until this arrives. ' One hundred and seventy four pupils are now attending that J school. Following is ine . iisi , oi . ue schools with their enrollments: . High school 825. i ' Hawthorne 434. I : : Kemble 199. . i Washington 174. . . Audubon 263. Wijferd 138. - vv Center 81. - - ' . .s Edison-94. , Lowell 50. : ' Horace Mann 404. Grant 273. ' v . Franklin 460. - : Irring271. - i . Longfellow 380. J . Lincoln 386. V Eugene Field 28. , . r iij;m:i;;8 is CAUSE HE FIRES Id ERIE J; Bene, Xackiaery, Wheat and Hay . An .Destroyed Last Night y Blaae. . Ichlnery was destroyed at the Ba J right premlaex Just.waat started the hlaxe Is not known, but it Is I believed that the lightning played Jits part - yj ' k I A suck of "straw on the Charles Pfundsteln farm, near Erie, caught fire last evening and waa com pletely ruined. Nothing else of the Pi'jindstein grounds was damaged. The terrific storm which swept over this district carried consid erable damage. However, it Is mostly confined to the above three tires. ALLSTO?rSTO w CLOSE. The Business Men's association request that all stores in the city close from 9:30 to 11 to morrow during the parade. fQinrAcnETTQ , TAKELT BY DZfc v, (Special to The Argus). Brie, HI., Aug. 3L-Glen irtW son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward ajm of Portland county, just tcroajk, Rock river from Erie, died Sua., evening. He had been 111 slsif fering with the Due some Um Jz Glen was 21 years old and mdSt" eff from the Erie high school ii. 1919. ' (Special to The Argus.) 1 Erie, 111., Aug, ;3L Lightning last night burned two barns com pletely to the ground, destroying machinery, 100 bushels of wheat 20 tons of hay , , a horse, 'harness. and other farm ' implements. A stack of straw was also burned. At midnight a . bolt struck the barn on the Frank Brooks farm, Just across the Rock-' river from Erie-in Portlond township. Har ry Vankampen is the tenant on the farm, .The fire burned the barn completely to the ground be fore any of the blaze could be ex tinguished. Several valuable pieces of machinery, a harness, a horse, the best that was on the farm, and 100 bushels of wheat and 20 tons of hay were destroyed here. Very little insurance was carried. It is thought that lightning start ed the fire at the John Enrigat farm. Just west ot Erie. The fire started at midnight All the ma- Sarting Tomorrow Wt Remain Open All Day Wednesday mm S,.n.iCi:i:5 Corner Second and Brady . sssasss- r Tfv i COUNCIL PLANS ORDINANCE FOR WATER SERVICE Changes of Regulations of Xoline Supply Proposed nt Last Sight's Meeting;. WIRTEL TRUNK FACTORY far Tsar TraveHa 0 slit A Largs - Assortment of . ' Hartmann Warorobncis znAA Tsinnu, suit casxs, - SZATZIiXtt XTC. New regulations governing the use ot water in Moline were infor mally agreed upon by the city coun cil last night and it is considered likely that- they will be put into the form of an ordinance and passed at next week's meeting. A penalty of 5 per cent is tr be added to all water bills which are not paid within 10 days after the date of the statement Water charges are defined as a lien against property, the same as taxes. No more flat rate water service is to be installed. Hereafter per sons asking for service will have to accept the meter method. A separate fund to be known as the water works fund is to be es tablished April 1, 1321, and all rev enues from water will be turned over to that fund." THE NEARLY 5,000 PUPILS ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL Registration Figures Compiled Fisher Show Increased En- rollment By So far there are about 150 more pupils registered in the Rock Is land public schools than last year at thia time, according to figures given out by the superintendent of scnoois, e. c. Fisher, this morning. At present there are about 4,690 pupils in attendance in the various schools, including the high school. Last year, according to Mr. Fish er's records, the entire enrollment was 4,572, giving this yeu a. lead of close to 150. The difficulty encountered, this rail by the officials is not lack of space but ot distribution. There are some districts that are over crowded in some grades while oth ers have only a few pupils in the same classes. This trouble it be ing rapidly remedied and by the first of next week the schools will be going nicely. 600 at His SehooL The number of students at high JJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIU I Look Out for Rheumatism As Winter Approaches Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin If you have had the disease for any length of time, you have doubt less resorted to the misleading treatment ot liniments and lotions, in aa effort to get relief from its torturing pains. But you want more than mere temporary rejlet. Ton want to be freed from the shackles of a disease that will bind you, hand and toot , So many cases of Rheumatism oome from a tiny disease germ that infests the blood, that physicians are beginning to realise that this source of th disease is becoming Quito prevalent Of course a dis ease that hat ltS'.BOurea la ' ttw Moline, 111. Sale of iWallpaper Select your paper for any room, in cluding hanging, at theie room prices In order to keep our workmen busy during this unusually dull period and to stimulate sales we are making this very unusual offer for the next ten days. Each room lot, as noted below, includes : 10 rools wallpaper 18 yards border, 6 rolls ceiling paper plain or cut out TwoGreat Millinery Specials for Wednesday From 8:30 toll o'clock only we offer TRIMMED of 1yns' panne and paon velvet Q i I7i?r 7i, T A lot of salesmen's samples; all J)1 V J&Lf V C I f-C,, law fflii Sf vieg . f r0m 8 :30 4 HATS to 11 o'clock only. . " Sufficient for room 12x15, sale price includes hanging, rolls will be charged for at regular price. Extra $7.72 Regular Price $11.15 A splendid lot to selt-ct from, of good quality, kitchen and bed room papers. Tant rs that will look well and bang properly. $12.96 Regular Price $17.40 A large assortment of better frawe papers suitable for all rooms. Room lots mostly selected to close out Splen did colorings and designs, worth much more than the price figured would Indicate $10.20 Regular Price $12.30 An assortment specially se lected for value giving, of good patterns, suitable for parlor, dining room, iivinj room and ball. Stripes, fig ures, semi-plain and ail-over designs in good colors. $8.72 : Regular Price $13.96 . In this lot are papers taken from our best sellers. Some ' are only one and two room lots. Some are worth double the price figured. All Day Sale of FEATHER HATS Over 100 to select from NOTE Extra charge will be made for re moving old paper, sizing and patching. Orders taken during this 10 day sale will be hung if you prefer at any time up to Oetober 1. The colors r&P- Savy -. Orange The styles Off the face effects- Chin Chins Tuubans Tarn effects ' Sailor effects etc. r i Pftsitivp.lv the greatest off erincr of new hats the season has brought forth. Think of buying a new fall hat at this low price, and remember these hats are stylish and up to the minute. ' . v Member Federal Reserve System I'nder National and State' Supervision Prepare for the Moult To the Public r Southwest Corner Second Avenue and Eighteenth Street that blood cannot bo reached by local remedies applied to the surface. One remedy that has given splen did results In the treatment of Rheumatism is S. S. 8., the fine old blood remedy that has been told by aruraisu lor more than fifty years S. S. S. acta by driving out ot the blood the disease germ that causes Rheumatism, thus affording real relief. Begin taking 8. S. S. today and It yon will write a complete history ot your case, our medical director will tiro you oxpert advice, with out charge. Address Chief Medical Advisor. 1X5 Swift Laboratory, AU Feathers are largely protein, so moulting hens need extra pro? tein. Grains are lacking in this important element PuriimCliickenChbWder supplies feather-making protein -which helps a hen through the moult and increases her fall and 'wmtereggproduc tion. j rut t, your hens in laying con , dition by feeding jaocePurina Chid? for and during the moult SotdinCheekmrboerd Bag Only "'" DISTBIBCTOKS TESKE FLOUR & FEED COMPANY .1420 Seventh Avenue Phone R?L426 Kzmr:Hic!(Eria H"a Tomorrow Will be a good time to open Savings or Commercial Account With This Bank Come in and open an account and view the K. T. parade from our banking rooms Visitors always welcome whether you bank with us or not. Deposits made September first, second and third draw interest from September " " first at four percent Banal t Trust & Savings OF ROCK ISLAND C. A. BEERS, Vice-Pres. and Cashier. O. O. LIITT, Assistant Cashier. '