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unnjODs i iT STUDEHTS 855,000 TOTAL t JMlw High Sehoel Tn' 8par Tim lit Maeb Facta and Of orei produced by Principal E. P. Nutting of Moline high school today revealed that the wage-earning proclivities of atu dents of both texts resulted in a total amount of 155,000 for the year. Four-nfths of tbe boy students and one-fifth of the girls earned $48,000 and $7,000, respectively, ac cording to Principal Nutting's sta tistics. . No estimate of home work or 'free services rendered during vaca tion periods was attempted by Mr. Nutting, who admitted that bis fig ures are incomplete. The average period of "work for both boys and girls was 10 out of 12 weeks. The boys' salaries aver aged $14 a week; tbe girls' $?. The record-breaking sMary among the boys was that of $5C0 for the sum mer, received by ' a l-year-old sophomore, who waa employed as a ear-leer In the Sim shops. I A total of $195 for the summer was earned by a 17-year-old senior girl, wPrinclpal Nutting's statistics revealed; " ' Out of 455 boys in the high school, S60 earned wages. Vacation work ers among tbe girls,: less than 100 of the 445 enrolled, turned in a total of $7,00. As a result of these statistics bowing the wage-earning capacity of the students, accurate compila tions will be recorded' in 'future, Principal Nutting announced. VELIE SUICIDE ; BODY FOUUD III IIOuE BY WIFE Yang Business Tffan, Saffering from Effect of Shell Shock, Sheet Himself. Thomas A. Velie, news Of whose death was received in Moline yes terday, was a -suicide, "having shot himself in the head in his home in Great Neck, N. Y. Velie played cards with his two sisters the night preceding his death. When he was late in aris ing in the morning bis body was discovered by bis wife. A revolver was found beside the body. ' Velie waa shell shocked in BOOTLEG RAID YIELDS POLICE 4 HOME STILLS Invade Highland Addition In Search of Apparatus aA Catch Kan ' With the Goods. ' Moline police raided Highland ad dition -yesterday afternoon for the purpose of eliminating liquor man ufacturing from tne annexed terri tory in the southeast part of the city. Four stills were seized. Six places were investigated. So far one man is under arrest. The lone man under arrest is John M. Fletcher. He is charged with violating the federal liquor enforcement law. Fletcher, accord France during the war and had j jn to t.nief Dejaeger and Detec- 1 J 1 .I.,., kin antllM In' - I ... , been depressed since bis return to this country. He was 36 years of age and is survived by his widow and two children. He was vice president and general manager of the Vulcan Steel Products company of New York.' The decedent was a nephew of W. V. Velie of Moline and was well known in this locality. He had gained considerable fame as a polo player. He had passed the greater part of bis life in Kansas City, where his father, S. H. Velie, is en gaged in the agricultural implement business. ' ' MOLINE OBITUARY George Tfakayama, .- Funeral services for George Na- kayama, who was killed with a 'sword Tuesday morning by Andrew Postolnyk, were held at 2:30 yes terday afternoon In; the Knox chapel,' Rev. Walter Ttllberg of the Trin- - Hy Lutheran church officiated and members of the Y. M. C. A. also took part in the services. William Sckaller, Reginald James, Edward Busting and Joseph Groetlng, a quartet from the Y. M. C. A., ren dered vocal . numbers, and J. E. Nyhan, Y aecratary, made remarks. In which ha stated that George was popular with the men and boys of the Y. ' Ernest Huth. Joseph Kuwa, Rob ert Friend, Harold Chaffee, Walter Ratlin and Harry Natomt, mambers of the Y, acted as pallbearers. In terment waa in Riverside cemetery. ANOTHER MONTH OF DIPHTHERIA, CITY FORECAST December Win Continue Record, Report Indicates Adults Hardest Hit tive Lebberi, was caught in the act of operating a -still. - --- The raid which resulted in the arrest of Fletcher was made on a house near Sixteenth avenue and Thirty-second street. The house, say the police, is owned or rented by Frank Baker. Baker is not un der arrest. Two stills were obtained at this place. A small still was in opera tion, charge the police. Five sacks of cornmeal, some fruit mash and a quantity of sugar were also seized at the Baker resi dence, says Chief DeJaeger. Only a very small amount of whisky was found. Two stills were seized at a house on Thirty-third s:reet, south of Twenty-third avenue. A quarrel between Mrs. Mabel Messinore and Elizabeth Louden and Annie Miller is said to have led to the investigations which caus ed the raids. Elizabeth Louden charges Mrs. Messmore with disorderly conduct Annie Miller charges her with as sault and battery. Peter Andrunaitis of South Moline township was arrested last night hv federal nrohibition arents. He also is charged with violating Volstead law. Mrs. Messmore fainted in the court room of Justice F. C. Entri- ktn this morning. A physician pro file Two new diphtheria cases re ported this month gave indication that December will coutinue tbe An11jiti4n ruKnpil act a Vil i ci fid 1 a at month, when 26 diphtheria quaran- nounced her condition due toa and lack of food. i SELLING SEALS. Bala of Christmas seals In Mo line ia being poshed by the King's Daughters' circles, the Red Cross organization and special groups de- signed by Mrs. C. P. Skinner, chair man of the 1920 sale committee. Mollae baa been apportioned 10 aeala per capita and although no direct campaign will be made, hope la expressed that persons in the city interested in the purpose A of the work will ausorb the quota j assigned. , Ztf Majority of salos are for the cent aies dui groups wmcn wish to participate or individuals unwilling to handle the smaller seals and de siring to contribute generously may obtain health bonds in denomina tions from $5 upward. Money from the seal sales goes Into nationwide health work and al though much tf tbe fuud is ex pended In the light against tuber culosis, so wide has been scope of tbe undertaking that the health crusade Is now an active campaign against every health destroyer. tines were established, with scat tering of scarlet fever and small pox cases. Moline a diphtheria epidemic has been unosual for the number of older people Included among the patients. Parent Stricken First In some instances first cases have been noted in parents and aft erward the children are stricken. Although not primarily a child hood disease, it is ordinarily con fined to younger people. Diph theria, health department authori ties say, is a general epidemic throughout the country and efforts to find a source or carrier in this community have been unsuccess ful. First Cases of Month. December cases already re ported are Keith Cady, 1605 Twenty-fourth avenue, and Mrs. G. Strand, 1027 Thirteenth avenue. DEMAND GIVES HEAT SETBACK Chicago, Dec 3. Evidence of a pause in export demand tended to day to bring about setbacks, in the price of wheat! It waa pointed out that foreign governments have pur sued the policy of buying wheat nly when prices were depressed. Bulls, however, contended that low er prices were not in conformity with the amount of export business already done or with the amount of milling demand yet to come. Open ing,' prices, which varied from the same as yesterday's finish to le lower with December 1.68ft to 1.6$ and March 1.64 to 1.64ft, were fol lowed by a decided rally, but then by a material decline all around. Subsequently, large eastern . of ferings were absorbed by commis sion houses and elevator interests. The shorts tried to cover and prices scored something of an advance.! The close waa unsettled, ft cent net lower, to 1ft cents higher, with December $1.70ft to $1.70ft, and March $1.64 to $1.65. - Corn sagged with wheat After opening unchanged to lftc lower, including May at 75c to 76c, tbe market' recovered somewhat, - but soon became weak for all deliveries. Despite liberal profit taking on the part of recent buyers, the mar ket tended upward with wheat at the . last Prices closed firm, ft cent net lower to '. cent higher, with May 76ft cents to 76 cents. , Oats were governed by the action of other cereals, starting unchanged to ftc higher. May 61c to 61ftc, but then undergoing a general down turn. . Lower quotations on bogs togeth er with weakness bf grain carried provisions downgrade. ' Chicago Cash Grain. Chicago, Dec. 3. Cash wheat: No. 2 red, 1.92ft; No. 1 hard, 1.92; No. 2 hard, 1.77ft; No. 2 mixed. 1.75; No. 3 dark northern, 1.671.73. Corn: No. 2 mixed, 76ftc; No. 3 mixed, 71ft72ftc; No. .4 mixed. 69ft71ftc; No. 5 mixed, 69c; No. 2 yellow, 84S5c; No. 3 yellow, 7Cc; No. 4 yellow, 72ft75ftc; No. 6 yellow, 7172c; No. 3 white, 72ft c; No. 5 white, 67 68c. Oats: No. 2 white, 49ft51ftc; No. 3 white, 48ft49ftp; No. 4 white, 47ft48c. Rye: No. 2, 1.52ft. Barley: 65 94c. Timothy seed: 5.50g6.75. Uiovcr seed: 15.0022.00. Pork: nominal. Lard: 16.00. Ribs: 12.5014.50. . RAIL T.EACTI0.1 GIVES SHORTS FRESH COURAGE New York. Dec 3. Heaviness of Southern Pacific, which aeon can celed its alight gain and added 1 points to yesterday's sharp reac tion, gave fresh courage to the shorts on the stock exchange dur ing the mornng. Shippings, mo tors and metals lost 1 to 2 points, coppers' weakening in anticipation of further reduction or suspension of dividends. Reading, Union Pa cific and New York Central forfeit ed gains of 1 to 2 points, aa did also Mexican and domestic oils. Steels, equipments and rubbers fell 1 to 1ft points and Sears, Roebuck was weakest of tbe specialties, los ing 2ft points. Call money opened and renewed into next week at 7 per cent American Beet Sugar . .v American Can . American Car ft Foundry .. American Locomotive American Smelting & Olefin.. American Sumatra Tobacco. American T. & T., Anaconda Copper Atchison , Baldwin Locomotive Baltimore & Ohio Bethlehem Steel "B" ... Central Leather ........... Chesapeake ft Ohio ..... . . Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul ... Corn Products ' .-. Crucible Steel General Motors (new) ...... Great Northern Ore Crtfs. . . . 30ft Goodrich Co. ..... 43 Int. Mer. Marine prfd. 63 International Paper .......... 30 Kennecott Copper 18ft Mexican Petroleum .171ft New York Central . 74ft Norfolk & Western 99ft Northern Pacific 84 ft Pure Oil Co. 34ft Pennsylvania 49 Reading . 90ft r TODAY IN ALEDO AND MERCER COUNTY 55 28 46 74 99 38 S3ft 95 36 55ft 39 ft 62ft 31 . 83 lb FIRST CARLOAD IDOOL'S TEAM OF FARM BUREAU APPLESPLACED He Further Orders WID Be Taken at' Present Price Third Car to Be Delivered. Mercer county farm bureau's first carload of apples to be purchased cooperatively, which arrived at Bur gess Monday, have proved to be exceptionally satisfactory. Apples from the car were distributed, at Burgess yesterday by Assistant Farm Adviser A. R. Kemp and George Mayhew. Most of the ap ples in this car were of tbe Green ling variety, with a few other varie ties, such as Baldwins, Roman Beauties and Kings. The cooper- TAKES SECOND SERIES GAMES Captures Third Fraae by Easy Mar gia Surpasses Xsey's ' Shatter ky 210. i 'r Justice Entrikin had Just dismiss ed the charge of assault and bat tery and had fined Mrs. Messmore S3 on the disorderly conduct case. She was carried into an ad jacent room and given medical at tention and food. The -trouble involved charges made by MrA Messmore that the other women were intimate with Mr. Messmore. ' Mrs. Messmore said she had had nothing to eat for sev eral days. She will recover, said the physician. Df MOLINE BANKS. There is a total of $16,400,035.76 on deposit in tbe six banks of Mo line, according to the sworn quar terly statements of the officials of the various institutions. These six banks own Liberty bonds valued at $1,200406.80. One Moline bank ahs over a balf million dollars' worth of government bonds. Total resources of the six Mo line bank 3 is $19,459,613.04. Itesuiirc. c of the three East Mo line banks amount to ,2,870.877.31. Deposits of these banks are $2,450,629.26. The East Moline' banks own Lib erty bonds valued at $80,316.45. All the news alt xte time Tbe Aigua. Every article sold by us is guaranteed as good as , sold elsewhere and can be returned if not as rep resented. Who can do more? ' ... Pure Cane Sugar, 10 lbs.' ; . V x . .$1.00 Bulk Oatmeal, 4 lbs. . .'. . ; . . ... . . . '. .... .25c Corn Flakes, 2 for . ; .. . . ,25c Cream of Wheat, per pkg. ...:.. . 29c Large Quaker Oats, per pkg. '. : . . : ; ; ; 34c Creme Oil Soap, 3 for .:. . . . . .25c P. and G. Naptha.Soap, 6-for .48c 1 lb. Calumet Baking Powder ." . . .... . . . 28c 5 lb. Calumet Baking Powder J ; .-. . . .$1.25 2 cans Campbell Baked Beans, 2 for . . . . . .25c 2 cans Tomatoes,- 2 for . . .. . : . . .25c 2 cans Good Corn, 2 for ..... 1 25c Ceresota Flour, 49 lb. sack . . . , .$2.55 Ceresota Flour, 24U lb. sack . .$1.30 Caroline or Hebe Compound, 6 for ... . 59c We Redeem Jiffy Pie Coupons. Bring Them In. Save 15 to 20 By Waiting On Yourself. - ; 1 1810 second ' avenue Rock Island, I1L ; Moline Lodges Annual election of officers was the main diversion of last evening's session of Hildur lodge No. 31, La dies of Vikings, the folowmg being chosen : President Mrs. Thelma Lund- berg. Vice president Mrs. Mamie Eng. Recording secretary Mrs. Helga Butter. Financial secretary Mrs. Emma Hells trom. Orator Mrs. Anna BJurkland. Marshal Mrs. Hilda Widell. Assistant marshal Miss Esther Tbornbloom. Inside guardian Mrs. Bessie Kngatrom. Outside guardian Mrs. Edith Simpson. Trustees Mesdames Pearson, Anna Danielson and Agda Nolen. Musician Mrs. Helga Butter. Refreshments climaxed the meet ing. Officers will be installed at the first session in January. ,The sew ing circle will serve refreshments at the session to be held in two weks. A full atendonce is urged for that time. CHICAGO FUTURES Dec. 3, 1920. Wheat Open. High. Low. Close. Dec. .... .1.68 1.72 1.66 . 1.70 March ..1.64 1.66 1.61' 1.64 Corn Dec. ... May .... Oats- Dec. ... May . . .. Pork- Jen. Lard Jan. ... May .... Ribs Jail. ... .71 .75 .47 .51 .72 .76. .47 .51 .70 .74 .46 .50 .72 .76 .47 J51 .. 23.85 23.85 23.42 23.42 15.30 14.85 15.35 14.85 14.90 14.35 14.90 14.40 12.95 12.95 12.57 12.60 j CHICAGO PRODUCE BUILDING AT LOW EBB; PERMITS NET ONLY TOTAL OF $26 General building construction in Moline was characterized by the ' usual November slump. Levin Lind ! blad, building inspector, reported ! today in his monthly report, i That building has reached the lowest ebb was indicated by a to I tal issuance of permits which net : ted the city only $26. Fees col- lected in Octor amounted to (110. i Permits for October were: 83 for building and 29 for heating. IVs same order for last month were: 49 and 10. Twenty-four of the latter were I for such minor necessities that no fees were asked and were composed chiefly of lesser repair work. . Classification of building for the month revealed one new house and 10 garages constructed. Dec. 3, 1920. Butter Creamery extras ...... ..50 Standards 45 Firsts 40 .47 Seconds ....... ..36 .38 Ere ' Ordinaries 64 68 Firsts ...75 .76 Cheese- Twins , ...25 Young Americas ....... .24 Live Poultry- Fowls 20 .24 Ducks 27 Geese ........25 Springs 24 Turkeys 35 Roosters ....... ......18 Q Potateea Receipts 47 can. Wisconsin .L6O02.1O Minnesota 1.6002.10 Chicago Livestock. Chicago, Dec 3. Cattle: re ceipts, 6,000; no choice long-fod steers here; early top, 12.85: bulk native steers, 8.5011.50; westerns, mostly 6.758,00; little demand for fat cows; bulk, 5.007.00; cannera, steady, mostly 3.75 v3 JO; bulls. slow, bulk bolognas, 4.5095.25 best veal calves, 12.00; bulk, 11.60 stocker and feeder -steers,, mostly &.UU08.VO. , a Hogs: receipts, 29,000; fairly ac tive, 15c to 25c lower than yester day's average; top, early, 10.35; bulk. 10.0010.25; pigs, 15c to 25c lower; bulk desirable 80 to 120 pound pigs, around 10.00. Sheep: receipts. 12,000; fat lambs slow, fully 25c lower; top native lambs, 12.80; bulk. ll.5012.5O; fat sheep, steady; choice fed western ewes, 5.50; bulk native. 4J095.00; feeders, steady. 3TGIBSEY TO LECTURE. . Donald McCibney. writer and lec turer, will be pseaker at the After Dinner club December meeting in the Moline Commercial club the evening of Dec. 13. "His topic will be "Taking Stock of the Future," a discussion of national and inter national problems based upon his first hand knowledge of conditions in Europe, Asia and this country. When the war came McGibney was a teacher in a Protestant col lege in Beirut, Syria, but the Turks compelled closing of the school and the American went to Paris and was soon at the Iront aa a Red Cross ambulance lieutenant. He re turned to America Just before this country entered the war and de livered a series of lectures upon Us experj Dool J. BJorkman & Johnson .. F. Malm Vollentine ..... 214 Totals ...... 875 728 Team average, 465 1-5. Macy's team 1st. 2nd. Macy 135 187 Greer 197 190 Graham ....... 115 125 Hall 110 140 A. Runbum ... 106 178 Republic Iron & Steel ....... 69 Sinclair Consol. Oil 25 Southern Pacific 105 Southern Railway 24 Studebafcer Corporation 46 . Texas Co. (new) 50 Tobacco Products 54 Union Pacific 119 United States Rubber ........ 68 United States Steel ......... 85 Utah Copper .. 51 Westinghouse Electric 42 Willys Overland .,. 7 Illinois Central 88 C, R. I. ft P 30 Standard Oil prfd 103 ative purchasing, which is under . Dool's team the supervision of the farm bureau, has been a saving to farm bureau members of several thousands of dollars. As the farm bureau office has no finances to handle such commodities, farm bureau members are advancing their personal .checks with each order, which Insures them of getting the order filled at ence and makes it possible to han dle the business on smaller mar gins. After the Burgess orders were delivered yesterday .the car was sent to Reynolds, where orders are to be filled tomorrow. The second car of apple3 will be deliv ered from the Hopewell switch and from some other station in tUe southwest part of the county. The third car, which will be delivered from Aledo, will probably not ar rive for a week. Due to the fact that these apples were purchased at an early quotation it has been possible to make deliveries at $1.15 per bushel. Present quotations on the same variety will not permit deliveries at prices lower than $1.25 or $1.35. No further orders are be ing accepted by the . farm bureau at the present prices and it is sup posed that there will be no other ears ordered for this fall's delivery. In the second match series of the Aledo bowling tourney held at the Vollepttne alleys last . evening, Dool's team walked away with two out of three frames against A. Macy's pin topplers. Dool's men took the first and third contests by easy, margins and' in totals sur passed Macy's crew by 210. Vol lentine was high man of the even ing, rolling 626. Greer of Macy's quintet ran second with 587. 1st. 190 161 139 171 2nd. 181 112 125 118 192 3rd. 191 122 180 182 220 Tot 562 395 444 471 626 895 2498 Peoria Gram. Peoria, Dec. 3. Corn: receipts, 35 cars; steady to lc lower; No. 1 yellow, 80c; No. 3 yellow (new), 73c; No. 4 yellow (new), 70 72c; No. 5 yellow (new), 68c; No. 6 yellow (new), 67c; No. 1 white, 76c; No. 3 white (new), 71c; No. 3 mixed, 71c; No. 4 mixed (new), 69c Oats: receipts, 3 cars; un changed; sample grade white. 4Sc Chicago Potatoes. Chicago, Dec 3. Potatoes stronger; receipts, 47 cars; North ern Whites, round, aaeked, 1.60 1.75 per cwt; Minnesota Kings, 1.85 per cwt.; Idaho Rurals, sacked. 2.002.20 per cwt. Liberty Bonds. New "York, Dec 3. Prices of Lib erty bonds, at noon today were: 3s. 90.42: first 4s, 85.20; second 4s, 85.20; first 4s, 86.00; second 4a, 85.28; third 4s. 88.14; fourth 4 Us. 85.64; Victory 3a, 95.54; Victory 4s, 95.52. CLAMOR TO AID FARMER HELPLESS (Continued from Page One.) Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Mo., Dec 3. Cattle: receipts, 900; hardly enough cattle of any class to test demand; fat she-stock mostly steady to strong; spots, unevenly higher; few heavy cows, 6.006.75; tew beef steers, unevenly higher; sales, 5.50 8.50; all other classes, steady; canners. 3.503.75; vealera, mostly 11000 12.50. Hogs:, receipts, 3,500; opened steady; closing active and strong with yesterday's average; top, 10.05; bulk of sales, 9.7510.00; bulk of sales, 9.7510.C0; good and choice fat pigs, 9.75 9.80. Shoep: receipts. 3.000; sheep strong; fat lambs, fully 25c higher; natives, 12.25. Horses and Holes. East St Louis. HI.. Dec 3. UNION AND NON-UNION INCONTEST (Continued from Page One.) 3rd. 157 200 110 154 130 Tot, 479 5S7 350 404 MERGER DUROGS AREOIIOSEIIFG THE STATE SAUl Committee Selects Sowi wi ' uispowsl In January. That Mercer county hM Durocs is evident from ta Mk tions made this week from Men county herds by the state ,1mm, tion committee, which picked top sow from several herds to u in the Illinois Duroc associS foundation sale of brood ton which will be held in the new uk pavilion at Galesbure on Jan i One top sow from each of u, following herds have been DickJ w ruw. at i lie sale. Ira H. Dodson & Son, Joy. M. F. Morrow &. Son, Joy. Emerson Crab, Aledo. ' ' I. F. Gilmor, Aledo. Sows may also be offered sale from the herds of w Stancliffe and Kenueth L'nderwmw This sale will comprise 58 he ot tne nest sows ootainable i nois both from an individual point as well as pedigree, nd ctr. rytng litters dv outstanding boan. The object of this sale is to tivtr tise Illinois Durocs and to offer an opportunity to select at am sale outstanding individuals for ! foundation stock from the leadim . ... H in nrai t siardO Totals 66V 820 751 2234 Team average, 446 1-5. LOADCORNTIPS; NECK VIOLA BOY NEARLY BROKEN Condition of Eugene Steen, Aged 16, Slightly Improved but Still Considered Grave. Earl Dodson of Joy, a well knovj Mercer county breeder, is a mem ber of the state committee, which is touring the state selecting tcj sows to sell at the January tile. Other members of the commlttn are W. H. Van Moter, president the association and one of tit state's leading showmen; J. f. Telling, breeder, and W. V. Goas. self, field secretary for the associi- tion. SELLS STORE. ' L. C. Kewton, formerly owner the Blue Ribbon grocery store of Aledo, recently sold his grocer? store at Shale City to D. Clayton Dorman of New Boston. Mr. Sei ton and wife expect to go to Cali fornia early in January. Mr. Dor man is well known in Mercer com- tv and until he purchased th Shall City store had beei employed by G. Ives & Son at New Boston. Tbe Shale City store handles grocena, meats and dry goods. CUT THIS OUT will help the situation. They ask how the difference between exports and imports can be reduced if it is proposed to keep European goods out of American markets. No Tariff BB1 Caa Fans. This much is certain: no tariff bill that is Intended by the Repub licans to raise four billions of rev enue will be approved, by the Dem ocratic administration, for there seems to be a determination to stick to the present fiscal policy and leave it to the Republicans to take tbe responsibility of reducing imports and engaging in a tariff war with Europe. Such views are being expressed not by the free traders but by tbe avowed protec tionists in the government, men who have been responsible for such protective duties as have been im. posed and who have fought at ev ery turn the idea of free trade. They may be called moderate pro tectionists. It is admitted that pro tection for certain ' commodities will probably b decided upon by the Republicans, but the belief ex ists, that the day of a general tar iff revision affecting all classes of goods in the same way that tariff measures of yore were made has passed and gone. Studying SltuatJoa. The government is studying the economic situation to the exclu sion almost of other considerations. The pleas for relief are pitiful, but so long aa the power rests with the present administration it will not authorize loans to farm organiza tions or individuals without the authority to do the same tor per sona engaged in other forma of work something that is so admit edly difficult as to be regarded as impossible. Maybe the new admin istration will think differently about it. hot the outgoing officials, even ia burying their political the ories, wonder Just how say aO-eat-bracing relief plan could be effec tive and at the same time keep the government's already strained ftsMBaa ifttacl lage of Cinderella today to see how the other half lives. There was encountered a young man who, having once been a member of the United Mine workers, should be qualified to pass judgment on both sides. This is what he had to say: "Anybody who belongs to the United Mine Workers is a damn' fool." This young man, Arthur Miller, joined the United Mine Workers last summer after eight years' ex perience as an bpen shop work man, because he "fell for the organizers', sweet singing." He promptly quit his job at the Syca more Coal company's mine and gave up his boarding house, falling back upon five dollars a week strike ben efit A week of idleness was enough to cause him to sever his new af filiations. Changed Overnight He changed overnight from a "red neck" to a "yaller dog," taking back his old place as "main line motonnan" or the driver of one of tbe company's electric mules. "Well, eight dollars a day looks better , to me than five dollars a week," was his explanation of why he is "off the union forever." Superintendent Thomas of tbe Sycamore operations talked about life in the village of Cinderella, The company built houses there that are rented to miners at about tour dollars a room, while rents in Williamson average ten dollars a room. They are equipped with electric lights and running water, the latter being filtered in the com pany's plant They get their fuel for a dollar a month. Thomas denied the strikers' charge that they were compelled to buy supplies at the company's gen eral store and declared even trav eling men bought goods there be cause they were cheaper and of better quality. Tbe teachers in the mining vil lages . get a hundred dollars a montii from the county, he said, to which the company adds fifteen to twenty to insure competent in structors for the children. Nearly every miners home contains a piano or organ. Preachers' salaries also are paid by the company and a model playground is furnished for the children. He summed up his attitude towards unionism as fol lows: Want to Run Mines. "Unions want to take all the au thority away from officials and run the mines themselves. The com pany is willing to do everything possible for the welfare of the men and their families but it insists on the right to administer its own af fairs. We employ about 400 men here in normal times. We are work ing now at half capacity because of the strike. Even under ordinary conditions there is always work here for anybody who asks for it. But under the union rule we couldnt hire a man who applied for a job even if he had a union card. We first would have to ask tbe permission of the union's com mittee. Union men strike . over most trivial things. The union offi cials' jobs depend upon their ability u nna nan. ana tney do love their Jobs.- (Special Correspondence). Viola, Dec. 3. Eugene Steen, aged 16, is in critical condition here suf fering from a severely wrenched neck Which was nearly broken Tuesday when a wagon loaded with, corn upset, , pinning him to the ground. , Together with his father he was bringing in a load of corn from the j 0u encmsii rkch'K fob cataui field when, while going up a small hill, the wagon started to tip. Both father and son jumped to the ground, but the lad was caught un der the wagon and thrown to the ground in such a manner as to nearly break his neck. The injured youth was taken to his home and a doctor immediately summoned. Although reported to be in improved condition today the condition of the boy is still consid ered very grave. ALEDO GIRLS TAKE MYSTERIOUS TRIPS Everv morning at about 10 o'clock two well known Aledo girls may be seen wending their way from the place of their employment on East Seventh street to a gro cery store two doors away. They go with eager feet a look of an ticipation upon their faces. They enter tbe store, but do not pause before the tempting array of foods found on every hand. They march steadily through the store until they near the door leading to dark, unknown regions in the back of the store: then their footsteps lag and a questioning look comes over their -visages. They do not falter, but disappear Into the darkened room beyond the mysterious door, closing it carefully after them. Sometimes shouts ot glee come from behind the closed door, but more often a mysterious silence reigns in the outer room. On the days of the former they emerge joyous and carefree and usually stop to celebrate at the eating bouse between tbe store and their place of employment. On the days of silence they march glibly by the food palace, harkening only to the lure of the bam sandwich and chocolate sundae within. They are reducing. The scale in the back room of the grocery store each day puts Joy or sorrow into their hearts. On the days when the scale shows a loss they eat; on the days when the scale shows a gain, which is usually the day after tbe loss, they starve, and plan wildly of cross-country hikes or of seeking a Job delivering The Argus. Still they claim they are really reducing. CATARRHAL DKAFMCS8 AND IIKAD OIKS. 11 you know ot some dm wbo III trouble! with Catarrhal Dramm m-t noiswm or ordinary ea.arrh nit oo tu formula and hand it to won inn mi may have been the means ol tavuz " poor suSerer perhaps from total M-I ness. In England &i"ntists lor a tail time past have reenenized that ciianl l a onnxtitulional diwase and M I nariTv rrauireli constitutional treatment Sprays, inhalers and nose donclw ml liable to Irritate the delicate air ; I A t,wr th. rii-uviae into (be tmdul ear which frequently mean loiai JT rwwu np ! the oieae may ha flnr down the air passaces toward. tb 'nrij which ia equally as danproua. The loiW-y inir formula which if used eau-nurelT a th. H,mn Kuril h dim lie i a rOmUIH-1 tiinal trpnlim.nl and should DfOr I cially efficacious to svften rt here who 1ml under more favorable climate oondittiia I Secure from your dmeeist 1 oium n. I P.rmint Ilouhl rtrennlht. Take home and add to it V. pint of hot wl . mil,. r.,nin.-.t..d auear: Mir nll dissolved. Take one lal.lwpoonful toll time a day. This will often bnm Howl lidf frrtm ni j! resume head Ml I Clotrtjed noftrila fhould "pen. hrtai become easy and heannit improve M Ul innVmmatiun in t' eustachian tnw l reduced. I'arnunt used in this "I i nil. the h i.od and mucmui- faces of the nystem and has a tunic act a I that helps tn oidain !he desired rstSBI The preparation is easy to maaa. .. t. nwni to take. ErnrrPrl son who ha caurrh or head noiiea orjl hard of hearintr should pre m uxw I mcnt a trial. MAS Sale ou ladles and men's shoes at act'a Boot Shan. CIRCLE ENTEKTAWED. Mrs. Arthur Bradford and Mrs. Elizabeth Boggs entertained the members ot the Ann Watson circle of the United Presbyterian church of Aledo last night at the home of Mrs. Bradford on North Locust stieet. A good attendance was re ported and an interesting program was given during the evening. The hostess served a delicious lunch eon. MADE F1UT MEMBER. Edwin Bay, son of Mr. and Mrs Gray A. Bay of near Aledo, who is a student this year at the Univer sity of Illinois, was last week ad mitted to Zeta Zl, an honorary fra ternity of the class of agriculture. A senior short calf, exhibited by Bay at the international stock show at Chicago this week, was placed first in a class of 58 en tries. HIW DArGHTEB. Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Smith of Aledo are the parents of a baby daughter. Irene Eatelle, born yes terday. FOR A LONG I I HAS Si SI Couldn't Eat AVilliout fias ForaW In His Stoma, h; Wan A1J' CoustipaUd; Appetite roor.J ious and Dizzy. 1 Just Finished Third Bottle of IW and ow Feels Fully Ab,eI'!' to Work for He Is Hid of Hf 4"" ments. Said Mr. R. W. Wright, known machinist for Ihe II. R, who lives at 1S40 E. n street, lecatur, II!.: "i b fered for a long time from sub trouble; no matter wtiat 1 . would turn to gas, oiiw. - .:... .hio Mr Bf mae l"e 'T .Vh hall-1 were always ciusseu CiSLCU S.WVVJ, v. aaa t. nTtfltlW- feeling and destroyed my "PIT "I would belch up hot mW ter as gall, my head wool I - j like a top and I was i0.'w could hardly stand up at "in, I have just finished my tStraj r ot Dreco and feel like a person. I now feel like goM work, for I have no pain r at all. and am mighty giafl i ommend Dreco to ewrjuw troubled HKe i was. 0 It is hard to beat the old root and herb racdicin ,w treatment of stomach JsordJ as gas, griping and the bof tag, or weak kidneys, lame lazy liver, sick heaches, ii- nt(r.aiion. nurvousnf" to get the impurities from wf" l6taiuii", 1 1 nreCO V 11 18 oeing tiiwi.w .,nrt" tJr.W l.lnnrl hv RieSS ErUg (Adv. ) I.