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,JAY nr,d ATtD-BZCZIltsri 14, 1920.
AO- Moline iDeeix niOAr.lAGES CJ&i letal'Jat ProM Fatalities la , Kewaaee Trail Crasi Likely toBoTrM Here. ' iDaaat? vaults aggregating $80, W job four specific complaints arls . taf from the dea'hs of Mr. and Mrs. Oaorga McMaater and Mrs. John CjtMdo In aa. automobile and train sh near Kewanee in August lill, may be trleO in the Molina i City court next month, It was inti mated today. ' Joan Barton Payne and the Bur lington railroad are named defend ants In all the suits The former acting as railroad adininutra ter when, the fatal accident oc- - completed by the Bergstedt Con- gheWsts be apprehended and de cured. struction company. mnrh lareer scale than Ten thouvnd dollars each will be asked by tho administrators for the .operate e.tate. of Mr. and Mrs. , wh" when his wife and the McMaster. lost their lives, submitted to an op-; erttion last week In which it was:ue muma. aci.raing io n. j, found nepetiiarv tn ammitat one of . Crandall, president and nnnager. - his tn I luann u . ZVt ' the country. Every precaution J We should punish them as trait ?iLKJVXJ? t' liJLIfor the care and preservation of I ors." the most which may be asked in a damage suit involving death is $10,000 In this state. Thus, in addi tion to Mr. Condo's claim for $50,000 those of the three separate estates brine the sum total to (80,000. Final disposition as to whether the trial will be held in Moline next Month will be determined tomorrow morning, George Schrader, clerk of the court, said today. A motion and trial list has been arranged to be heard at 11 a. m. It was reported that a dozen other cases will come before the next term of the Moline court ASK FOR 5 YEAR IIAVALCIITBOWN Borah Introduces Resolution -to . Negotiate With England and ' - Japan to Reduce K avles. Washington. Dec. 14.-A resolu- Uon requesting the president to open negotiations with Great Brit- reduce naval building programs 50 per cent for the next' five years was Introduced in the senate today by Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho. : The resolution would declare it to be the opinion of congress that the United States would make such a reduction if an agreement "could be brought about, and asserted that the navies of Great Britain and Ja pan were the only ones of power sufficient to require American at tention. - Senator Borah's resolution was referred to the foreign relations committee without debate. ; When Senator Borah offered his resolution Secretary Daniels was before the house naval committee strongly opposing such a proposal. "It would be a blunder almost equal to a crime," he said, "tor the United States to enter into an alli ance with any two or three nations, either to suspend or curtail naval building or for any other purpose. It would certainly make for suspi cion among the other nations of the world. '."I profoundly believe that the United States cannot afford to take a, 5-year 'naval holiday' as it has been rumrred England and Japan will suggest to this country. I wish that we could have a world agreement that would settle dis putes without recourse to arms, but until that comes, and comes surely, we ought to carry out our naval building program." ,.v CHRISTMAS PLANS. . . Old-fasMonea unnsunas festivi ties have been planned by members of the Second Congregational church choir for production next Sunday evening at 7:30 in the church. ' ' The event will be patterned after fli.uim. rhri.tn.u. rami survives ' aa preserved to this day by several b 30 candidates and the lask of noted churches in New York City, deterniin.ng an appropriate theme The carol will be directed by Ted has lre5?y commenced, although Bunting, social secretary of the Y.l116.8 fght competition will not M. C. A., and formerly of New York. I be.n unt tv t Some of the carols will be sung ' school reports the largest in French noels (In English), ting c""s in its history. Three which are features of the annual UJl-1: Christmas concerts of the Musical J h.2?S2. "1 Art society of New York. i "Jn0'l?r hTVple Llf Choir members have 'been re- hearsing their roles weeks. tor several CLASSES IS SWING. Educational classes of the Moline Y. M. C A. are now la full swing j and many men are taking advant-i age of the opportunity to invest their time in these evening courses. Enrollments are now being received ' for the second term of the automo-j bile class, which opens Jan. 4. Schedule of classes follows: Automobile, Tuesday and Friday j13- I Marcn, i-.40. Roy Butterfield, instructor. I Timothy: Prime, cash, $3.40; Salesmanship, Wednesday C. EJC811 (1919). $3.50; December, Jaa Hubert i uaT d, February, $3.65; March, Cost .accounting, Tuesday Mat-' $3.87!. mew Keck. Advertising, Tuesday H. W. Har- ington. . Public speaking J. p. Ryan. HOKE JSCARLET FEVER. Today's quarantine record listed another scarlet fever case. The ease is Myra Martinson. Willard school girl, residing at 1805 Six teenth atreet and Eafl STOOGE PL A (IT DEL EDIFICE fnndall Warehouse Onpany Opeaa Oae f Best (Hndana la Widespread Area. The new Crandall storage and warehouse plant at Twelfth street and Fourth avenue, Moline, which was put in operation thia week, is reputed to be one of the most com modious and model structures of As "nd between Chicago and Des 'Moines. The new plant is located on the northeast corner of the above inter-i section. It has a 12-foot frnntaza ! ! - - j j .. ... , j., buu b uepiu oi no leet ai is esu- i . , , - , . ,. ' .. . , .... iieves are the insidious factors that mated that the cost of constructs are gtrlving to eat thelr way will amount to nearly $250,000. lne hearts of the American govern Whltsitt and Sghulzko were the ar-, mentj Jtg institutions and its in chitocts. General contracting was j..-im H nreed that the bol , The firm is transacting businesa from iu new Quarters but the for- 1 open that the plant will be open for pub-1 He taapecUon about the midd e of , The plant, when comple e, will be lone of the best storage warehouses stores has been made, company offi cials said today. John Streed. Funeral services for John Streed, 2436 Fourth avenue, were held a; 2:30 yesterday afternoon in the Esterdahl chapel. Rev. C. O. Nor land officiating. Mrs. P. E. John son and Mrs. Gust Holm rendered vocal numbers, and pallbearers were Arthur Hedberg, Earle Hed berg, Wallace Anderson, Rollie An derson, Melvin Beckstrom and War ren Streed, all grandsons of the deceased. There was a profusion of flowers and many friends were nesent In terment was in the mausoleum in mrersiae cemetery. LOSES FOUR FENCERS. James Zimmer, 350 Ninth street, a punch press operator at the D. M. Sechler factory, lost four fingers of his right hand while working at the plant last night 7lmM u .i : . . , ST, 5." tne machine fell on his hand and j snapped off four flngers. " officials of the company state the machine operator probably forgot to take his foot from the power lever. Zimmer is at city hospital under care of Dr. A. T. Leipold. PREJiDERGAST ENGAGED. Joseph Prendergast of Rock Is land has been engaged to direct the minstrel-revue of the Moline Fed eration of girls' clubs of the Moline high school, which is scheduled for production Jan. 18, 19 and 20. Mr. Prendergast will be assisted by Morgan Sexton of Rock Island in rehearsing the chorus. Waldo Schoessel of the Moline Community band has been engaged as musical director. Twenty song hits of the season's most popular musical, productions, will be introduced during the first half of the minstrel. The olio will be featured by half a dozen Moline entertainers. Fifty girls will ap pear in the chorus. The first Rehearsal for the event will be held Friday night at 7:30 in the girls' clubrooms. GROCERY RIFLED. Moline , police are wondering whether this item means a burg lary, a prank or msrely a myster ious disappearance. JJere it is: When F. H. Buhle entered his grocery at 4111 Fifth avenue this morning he discovered an open window and noticed that a half dozen cigars and several packages of potato chip3 were missing, . That Is all. The cash wa3 not touched, nor was the candy, the cookies or other merchandise. The window which was open this morning had not been locked last night. THIRTY CANDIDATES. Places on the Moline hish school debating teams are being sought r.,. T" una sraauu, il is earn. Miss Grace Weed, of the faculty, who has had full charge of the teams in the past, has asked for an additional mentor in view of the increased classes. - Toledo Seed. Toledo, Ohio.. Dec. 14. Wheat: Cash, $2.00. . Clover seed: Prime, cash $12.00, cash (1920) $12.20; December, j ,$12.20; January, $12.30; February, 1 St. Louis Cash Grain! St Louis, Mo., Dec. 14. Cash wheat: No. 2 red winter, $2.;; No. 3. $2.02. Corn: No. Oats: No. 3, 5050Uc 3 white, 7273c 2 white, 50c; No. All the news all the time Argus. -The 7 : : Moline Obituary I I I 1 I Moline i RED ACTIVITIES liORSTiW CLUB f.'Etl TOLD Qaia O'Brien, Chicago Attorney, Wans of Bo!sbevlst Peril sad Seed of Drastic Car. ' The menace of bolshevism is stronger now than ever before and it is America's patriotic duty to bend further to the task of uproot ing it before it expands, Quin O'Brien, Chicago attorney, warned the nation in an address last night before the Moline After-Dinner CH0' 'Mr. O'Rripn exrjosed what be be- bcore. j insults to the American urged They are calling the Hag a "dirty rage, rney are maligning the government end its institutions daily. They fcave become a dan gerous force in American industry. The speaker used forceful elo quence in driving home his warn ing. "Radical socialists are gaining control of many of our leading col leges and universities," he explain ed. "Socialists hold chairs of po litical economy and sociology in most of our universities. They are plotting to divide the opposition by starting a race war, by inaugurat ing a drive against the Masonic or- ; der and by inciting jealousy among the allied nations. In addition to these. Attorney O'Brien declared that socialists are defying the government and urging'! revolution in all the large cities of the country. ' Reds Overran IT. S. "There are more bolshevists in the United States than in Russia," he said. "One-third of European legislators are socialists. They have control of labor. Both Eng land and France are at their mercy. We should be appalled by the con dition in America. None knows how close bolshevism is to our in dustries, but we may all know within a few months." The bolshevists are spreading the doctrines of a carefuly planned revolution in this country, was the speaker's warning. He insisted that America become the great sav ing force of the world, declaring that this nation owes the world a reestablishment of peace. Moline Briefs John Yates, Danville, 111., was fined $3 for drunkenness in Moline police court today after being fined $50 yesterday in Davenport for carrying a concealed weapon. What was believed to have been a burglar caught in the act of en tering the Delaporte jewelry store, 402 Fifteenth street, Moline, this morning, proved on investigation to have been the ringing of a bur glar alarm, caused by crossed elec tric light wires. Arthur A Gustafson, former Mo line resident, has been promoted to the position of southwestern rep resentative of the Cleveland Trac tor company. Mr. Gustafson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Gustof son, same address, and has arrived to spend the holidays with his par ents. Silver. New York. Dec. 14. Bar silver, domestic 99, foreign 62; Mexi can dollars, 47. Money and Exchange. New York, Dec. 14. Prime mer cantile paper, 7 to 8 per cent Exchange, irregular. Sterling, commercial 60 days' bills on banks 3.41, commercial 60 days' bills 3.41; demand 3.46, cables 3.46; francs, demand 5.84, cables- 5 86; Belgian francs, demand 6.13, cables 6.16; guilders, demand 30.60. ca bles 30.70; lire, demand 3.44. ca bles 3.46; marks, demand 1.34, ca bles 1.35; Greece, demand 7.35. New York exchange on Montreal, 13 15-16 per cent discounts. Government bonds, irregular -railroad bonds, irregular. Time loans, firm; 60 days 90 days, 6 months, 7 to 7 per cent. Call money, steady; high, 7; low 7; ruling rate, 7; closing bid, 6 offered at 7; last loan, 7; bank ac ceptances, 6 per cent. Horses and Mules. jsast hl Louis, ill.. Dec. 14. Morses ana mules, unchanged. Liberty Bonds. isew rone. Dec. 14. Prices ' of Ldoerty bonds at noon todav. warn- 3Hs, 90.00; first 4s, 85.58; second 4s, 85.10; first 44s. SS. 4S, 85.10; nrst 4s. 86.04; second 4,s, 85.10; third 4s. 87.94; fourth 4s, 95.84; Victory 3s, 95.20; Vic tory 4s, 95.24. Kansa? City Cash Grain Kansas City, Mo, Dec 14. Cash wheat: lc to 3c higher; No. 1 hard, $1.7061.82; No. 2. $1.69 1.81; No. 1 red, $2.02; No. 2, $2.00. Corn: lc to 3c higher; No. S mixed, 8c; No. 2 white. 71 72c; No. 3. 70c; No. 2 yellow. 7172c; No. 3. 69G70C . Oats: Unchanged; No. S white, Uc; No. 2 mixed, 46047c. .lALl iU...Ui LIQUIDATIOU Chicago, Dee. 14. Fresh strength developed In the wheat market to day largely owing to indications that the period of liquidation in grain waa at an end. Congreaaion al action looking to relief of agri cultural interests was also gener ally regarded as a bullish factor. Export demand together with the fact that only 15,000.000 bushels of the visible supply of wheat, is at western terminals counted like wise in favor of an advance in prices. Opening quotations, which varied from 4c off to l4c gain, with December 1.69 to 1.70 and March 1.61ft to 1.63 were followed by a sharp upturn all around, and then something of a reaction. Chicago, Dec. ' 14. Subsequently, evenlng-up for the government re port due after the close had a further bullish influence, but not of a lasting sort The close was un settled, lc to 3c net higher with December $1.70 and March $1.64 to $1.65. Corn displayed independent strength. After opening at c de cline to hie advance, including May 72c to 12'iic, the market scored a general upturn. Chicago, Dec. 14. Toward the last, the market was poorly sup ported. Prices closed nervous c to lc net higher with May 72c to 72.c. Oats were lifted by the action of other cereals, starting unchanged to Uc lower, May 49 c, and then quickly hardening. Lower quotations on hogs weak ened the provisions market. Chicago Produce Dec. 14, 1920. Butter Creamery extras 49 Standards 43 Firsts 38 .44 Seconds ...33 .35 , Eggs Ordinaries 65 .70 Firsts ..73 .75 Cheese Twins 19U Live Poultry Fowls 16 .24 Ducks ....26 Geese 24 Springs 24 Turkeys 38 Roostqrs 20 Pota cs Receipts 37 cars. . Wisconsin 1.25 1.40 Minnesota 1.251.40 Chicago Cash Grain. Chicaeo. Dec . 14. Wheat: No. 2 red. 2.012.06; No. 3 red. 1.82; No. 1 hard, 1.84; No. 2 hard, 1.81; No. 2 mixed. 1.64 Vi: No. 1 northern. 1.62; No. 1 dark, northern, 1.87: No. 2 dark, northern. 1.76; no. 3 dark, northern, 1.661.67. Corn: No. 2 mixed, 75c; No. 3 mixed, 75c; No. 4 mixed, 72 73c; No. 5 mixed, 6970c; No. 2 yellow, 8182c; No. 3 yellow, 7577c; No. 4 yellow, 7276c; No 5 vllow. 70 071c: No. 2 white 7274c; No. 4 white, 70 71c; No. 5 white, 69c; sample grade, white, 77c. flats: No. 2 white. 5O105Oc: No. 3 white. 49U50c; No. 4 white, 4849c Rye: No. 2. 1.56. Barley, 6580c; timothy seed, 5.50 6.75; clover seed, 15.00 20.00.- Pork, nominal; lard, 13.65; ribs, 11.0013.00. , Chicago Futures Dec 14. 1920. Wheat Open. High. Low. Close. Dec. .....1.69 1.73 1.69 1.70 March ... .1.61 1.67 1.61 1.64 Corn May ,.72 .74 .72 .72 July ...... .73 .75 .73 .73 Oats May .49 '.50 .49 .50 July 49 .50 .49 .49 Pork July ...... 22.00 22.40 22.00 22.30 Lard - Jan. 13.65 13.92 13.60 13.65 May 13.50 13.S5 13.50 13.70 Ribs Jan. ..... 11.50 11.70 11.50 1155 May , 12.00 12.20 12.00 12.02 Peoria Grain. Peoria, 111., Dec 14. Corn: Re csipts. 32 cars; lc to 2c up; No. 4 yellow (new) 73c; No. 5 yellow (Hew) 6770c; No. 3 white (new) 72c. Oats: Rece'nta. ona car: Xi.c up; No. 2 white, 48c reena litres toes. Peoria, 111., Dec. 14. Hogs: Re- ceints 2.500: KOr lower: tnn 19 Iff bulk. $S.809.00; lights. $8.50(3- .uu; mediums, sg.759.10; heavies $8.759.10; packing, $8.00 8.50. Cattle: Receipts, 150; steady; calves, 75c to $1.00 lower, i - Chicago Livestock. Chicago. Dec. 14. Cattle re ceipts, 15,000. Bologna bulls, steady; good and choice, 5.75 C.00; calves, steady; best vealers, 10.00; bulk, 9.009.50; canners, 25c lower, mostly 3.253.50; prac tically nothing doing on all other classes; market , looks weak to lower. ' Hogs receipts, 56,000; mostly 40c to 50c lower than yesterday's av erage; part toad early, 9.25; prac tical top, 9.15; bulk. 8.8009.10; pigs, 25c to 40c lower; bulk desir ables, 80 to 130 pound pigs, 8.80 9.15. Sheep receipts, 13,000; consider ing wet fleeces, killing classes Strong to 25c hieher- tin .orl. sales choice fat lambs; heavy year lings, iu.vu; nest fat ewes, early, 5.75; feeders, steady. New York Sugar. New York. Dec 14. Raw sugar nniAt aft Alt fn. , n . - uu&ai. ne- fined, unchanged at 8c to 8c ftf LARGE DEAUiiG MARKS MARKET UPWARD TURNS New York, Dec 14. Dealings on the stock market in the, first hour today were almost as large as the heavy turnover of the previous day, but most offerings were freely ab sorbed. Contrary to expectations, there waa virtually no "cash" sell ing. Soft spots were represented by motor specialties, minor steels, coppers. Sears Roebuck adn Peoples' Gas at recessions of 1 to Vx points. Oils continued to feature the gen eral rally at extreme gains of 2 to 5 points and shippings, equipments and rails of the better class also made further upward progress. rt..al - X' T 1 ivoiuM ui tic. j C7. nt:; rvtvvereu m ! fe JKJP'Jffi'lAlwith a man known as "Red." held v' l''un the noker came in Aledo on TZZ" -Zr,-'J """J'Sept. 15. was released yesterday, tone remained firm. opened at 7 per cent. NEW YORK CURB At Monmouth at 1:40 p. m. and and 8:50 a. m.. and at 6:05 p. m. Industrials Open. Close. Aetna Explosives 9 9 Am. Writing Paper.... 5 - -5 Automatic Fuel 67 67 Briscoe Motors 10 10 Carboa Steel 34 34 Chalmers Motors 1 1 Cleveland Motors 46 45 Empire Tube 17 17 General Asphalt 35 34 Libby 12 12 Lima Locomotive ..... 65 - 65 Lincoln Motor 20 20 Locomobile 2 2 Mercer Motor 5 6 Munson Furniture .... 14 14 N. Y. Shipbuilding.... 26 27 No. American Pulp ... 4 4 Peerless Motors 20 20 Perfection Tire 1 1 Philip Morris 5 5 Sweets 2 2 Swift International ... 26 26 Union Carbide 49 48 United Profit 1 , 1 United Retail Candy... 8 8 U. S. Distributing 29 29 Willys 1st prfd 31 32 Oils and Mining Allied Oil 13 14 Boone 1 1 Caledonia 16 17 Candelaria 12 12 Elk Basin 8 1 Esmeralda 1-16 1-16 Glen Rock 2 .2 Lyons Pet 1 1 Maracaibo 14 14 Merritt 11 11 Nlpissing 7 7 Pennock E 5 Silver King Div. 2 2 Simms Pet 7 6 Yukon Gold 1 1 Bonds Am. Tel. 6s 1922 94 94 Armour 7s 95 94 Beth. Steel Is 94 94 Goodrich 7s 85 84 Morse 7s 96 85 Morse 7s ... 96 85 Ohio Cities G 7s 1925. 91 91 Sears 7s one yr ' 97 97 Sinclair 7s 89 89 Swift 6s 98 93 I Local Stocks and Bonds Urn (Quotations fumithed hy Greenfield Brok erage Co.. 2C8 Safety Bldf. , Phone B. I. 4448.) Korember 13, 1920. Bid. Asked Amcr. Trnrt 4 Sar. kB.. 130 ISA Armour, pfd 85 AU-American Truck.... 3 Continental Petroleum . . 5 H Deere lc Co.. com 65 Deere Co.. pfd 89 Dayton Rubber Co.. pfd.. 73 Eiein Motor 6 80 3tt 8 1 90 74 6H 67 1.80 23 35 43 100 65 65 1 66 38 16 120 90 86 8H 18 18 18 DO 103 2314 60 66 22 0.1 33 6 Goodyear Tire, pfd 65 Invader Oil & Kef 1.75 Kawfietd Oil 20 Little Sioux Oil 30 Long Green 35 Moline Oil ...... : 95 Moline Plow Co., com. . . 60 Moline Plow Co pfd. . . ' 63 Mike Henry Oil 6 Metro., 5 to 50c Storea. pfd 65 Metro, 5 to 60c Stores com 37 National Oil K. C. .... 15 Noco Petroleum 110 ProirreHiTe Oil Ret... 80 Quaker Otaa. pfd 85 Republic Oil 4 Ret 8 Beo MStor. 18 Root k VanderVoort ... 17 Republic Truck 17 14 Ranger-Rock Island .... 80 Seara Roebuck, pld. ... 103 Sinclair Oil 23 Tri-City Ry.. U.. pfd.. . 65 United Lt. ft Ry.. pfd. . . 64 Unite Lt. Ry.. com. . . - 20 Velie Motor, 7' pfd... 9 Willys Overland., pfd. . . 32 Willys Overland, com. . . bVt Chicago Potatoes. . Chicago, Dec. 14. Potatoes, re oalnts 7S earn- market dull: North- Am Whit AC cnr-lrMl 1 "flfTftl 35 nor t cwt; bulk! 1.251.40 per cwt; Idaho Rurals, sacked, 1.50 L65 per c. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 14 Cattle receipts, 12,000; very dull; most killing cattle selling unevenly 25c lower; bulk steers, 7.008.75; bid ding 50c lower on better kind; bid ding 5.005.50 on best fat cows; vealers, 25c lower; best kind around 10.00; stockers and feeders, steady. Hogxeceipts, 20.000 ; 50c to 75c lower; some bids 1.00 lower; early top, 9.10; bulk of sales, 8.409.00; good and -choice fat pigs, 8.50 9.00. Sheep receipts, 6,000; best ewes, 35c to 50c higher; other killing classes, sheep' and lambs, steady to 25c higher; handyweight ewes, 5.50; yearlings, 9.50; native lambs, 11.35. - r .Weather Forecast Illinois, Missouri and Iowa: Fair tonight and Wednesday; slightly colder tonight Wisconsin: Fair tonight and Wed nesday, except snow flurries in north portion tonight; colder to night; strong westerly winds dim inishing. Indiaaa: Generally fair and cold er tonight and Wednesday, except probably enow Harries in extreme! north portion tonight TODAY IN ALEDO VAN BRUNTIS RELEASED; RED 110.2 DOWNCAST Friends Prove Alibi for AngusU Man Red No. 1 Passes Time Drawing Pictures. Lorenzo Van Brunt of Augusta, i following the tesUmony before the state's attorney of a number of witnesses who proved that he was not Abe Rubenstein and was not in Aledo at the time of the murder of Robert Swearingen. The men who proved Van Brunt's alibi said that he was engaged in a crap game at Columbus Junction at the time the murder took place in Aledo. He was never known to have used the name of Abe Ruben stein. Van Brunt is also known by several Mercer county horse ra cers. He left on the train last night for Augusta accompanied by two of the men who had accom plished his release, declaring Sher iff Fleming a hospitable host. Thomas E. Pruett, "Red" No. 2, who was confined yesterday in the dungeon of the county jail, appear ed very downcast and his only ac tive interest seemed to be in in quiries as to what they did with men convicted of murder. He says that he is only 20 years of age. He still maintains that he has never been in Aledo before and that he knows nothing of the murder. With Pruett's arrest it is thought that it will not be long before Abe Rubenstein is apprehended. The failure of Pruett to recognize Van i unt also aided in his release. t George Hill, alias Martin, who was arrested at Keokuk as the "Red" wanted by the authorities, appears very cheerful and passes the time drawing pictures in which he displays some ability. He still sticks to the conflicting stories first told by hm. No effort has been made as yet to prove the story of Hill's move ments cn the night of the murder, but all of the men to whom- he re fers in his story will be called to verify the statements. - PELLETT NAMED AS SUPERINTENDENT OF M. E. SUNDAY SCHOOL At a meeting of the official Sun day school board of the First Meth odist church, held last night, Ray C. Pellett was reelected as super intendent of the Sunday school to serve durfng the coming year. J. R. Sheats was named as assistant superintendent. Miss Rose Joy busch was elected secretary and Miss Ella Johnson treasurer. Plans for the Christmas program were completed and the work already started was reported to be pro gressing rapidly. Part of the col lection taken at the Christmas program will be used in aiding the starving children of central and southeastern Europe. BOONE PROPERTY SOLD AT AUCTION Arthur Bell of Aledo purchased the 80-acre farm of the late Mrs. George Boone, which is located five miles southeast of Joy and five miles southwest of Aledo, at auc tion yesterday. The Boone proper ty of Aledo, which consists of a ci'y residence and two lots on West Sixth street was sold to J. S. McCreight of Aledo. DOINGS OF THE DUFFS "TWs Tne kMO OF A HAUDBAfi I vuahtTo GEY Yowb MoyheH sv -udSTMAS-COME OtJ I Ml a PUCE OOV1M HCRE WTrteMEXT Pt.'- V'-v IM rs still AoTHer2 J, 'Mr TMensrPiAceA,l ( NO THcrVs -hz Pt ! E L T Ar " " AND MERCER COUNTY Aledo Personal Virgil H. Duvall of Aledo, was a business visitor in Peoria today. Miss Cora Irwin of Joy, spent the week end with Mrs. Earnest Close of Reynolds. . Mrs. L C. McLaughlin and daugh ter, Ruth, of Rock Island, who are visiting in Aledo, left yesterday for New Boston, where they will spend a few days with relatives. John Downey of Joy, was a busi ness visitor in Aledo yesterday. Mrs. Charles Jackson of Joy vis ited with friends in Aledo yester day. M. D. Keel of Keithsburg, spent : Monday in Aledo on business, Miss Dolores Bateman of Aledo, I left last night for Burlington. wucrv 8UQ Will BJTCUU visiting friends. C. W. Gaymor Of Keithsbnrg was a business visitor in Aledo yester day. UNKNOWN FRIEND OFFERS AID. TO - ALEDO REDUCERS Evidently spurred to action by the tale published a short time ago of two Aledoans' strenuous efforts to attain sylphlike proportions a sympathettic unknown friend last night mailed one of the girls a clipping of a method guaranteed to reduce the heaviest heavyweight lady in the world to a fairy in less than two weeks. Wild excitement now prevails. No longer will the scales in the grocery store groan under the. daily weight No longer will the delectable chocolate sun daes and sodas be devoured by all but the reducers. With the simple little method which the world fa mous reducer advocates the matter of reducing becomes a pleasure to both the reduced and the reducer. Just what it is is not quite clear, but the clipping states that a talking-machine is used. Perhaps the reducer tries to out-talk the machine. As the method is only recommended to women it is very probable that such is the case. The girls are willing to try and it is the opinion of the general public that with such a method they will attain the desired proportions in less than two weeks. At any rate the sender of the clipping has the hearty thanks of the reducers, who would like personally to thank the doner. If he will disclose his iden tity the reducers promise to pre sent him with signed photographs entitled "Before and After." MISS BASSETT HOSTESS. Miss Bess Bassett entertained the P. E. O. yesterday afternoon at her home on North Locust street Roll call was answered by giving Christmas thoughts. Book reports were given by Mrs. Bass Cabeen on "Why the Chimes Rang" by Alden and "The Return of Christ mas" by Bangs. A splendid atten dance of the club is reported. This meeting is the last one to be held by the club this year. BIRTHDAY PARTY. George Hebel entertained a num ber of boy friends last night at a dinner party at his home on North College avenue. The event was in honor of his 14th birthday. Cov ers were laid for .seven at a deco rated table, the centerpiece of which was a birthday cake with candles. After dinner the boys went to the picture show. The guests were Frederick and Reck Blazer, Charles Carlstrom, Mere dith David, Edward Watson and Harlan Lane. GEBRIECH HOME. Myer Gebriech, who took up a claim in a homestead in Wyoming last summer, returned yesterday. He plans to return to his claim in the spring. All the Argus. news all the time The (1 I line mi5 we Too, U mtl WT TUtPe IS STItt AMOTHEC PlACeAL'TTLeFABTHEROOW KIWANIANS NAMP A COMMITTEE FOB COMMUNITY TREE At last night's meeting of aii. Kiwanis club. L. C. JohsT' Boultinghouse, D. J. vim Att ,m A. W. Swanson were named ss committee to represent the AleJ Mwanis club in perfecting tee plans for Aledo's first comsiBnit Christmas. This committee la, already started to work and m cooperate with representee. other Aledo civic and communiS organizations in making the tm a success. Representatives of the Intern, tional Kiwanis at Chicago failed arrive in Aledo last night and inci. dentally the non-arrival of the of ficial charter caused the postpone! ment of the charter organiatia meeting which was to have bea held last night As L. L. Trow field organiser of the Kiwanis clii was also unable to be present, tk evening was spent in the dlieaa, sion of the committees and hr. thcr steps to be taken in complet. ing the definite organization of tk, Aledo Kiwanis club. A directorr meeting will be held ThundiT evening at 7:30 o'clock at the oB of the president. Dr. M. M. Marsta The purpose of the meeting Willi to appoint a secretary. No deds ion has been reached yet by tie club aa to the location fnr ts ... retary's office, and it has' been de. cided to leave this matter to tt house committee, which is yet to t named. ' JLEETEN'G POSTPONED. Because of the inclement wetft. er the meeting of the Woou'i Auxiliary of Fallerans Post Kg, 121, which was to have been h;I4 last night was postponed wit next Monday night. Several nev committees will be named at ti meeting and it is desired that eve.7 member be present. ERIE (Special Correspondence.) Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hein, vie were recently married, were ha a reception and post-nuptial shove? at the Glen Olinger home in Eut Sandridge neighborhood near Erie. Friday night by the friende and neighbors in that vicinity. About thirty were present and the era ing was passed informally in a tat eral good time. Late in the eveninj an oyster supper was served. Mrs. Annie Cunningham, who W occupied the building former!? used by her husband, Joseph Cun ningham, for a drug store, ha moved into the tenant house of Mn Shellhammer on Main street, which has been vacated by the Malhait family who moved to a fans sev Erie. The Cunningham building was sold to Mr. Warner of Prophet town some time ago, and the bw owner will now take possession of it with a, view to remodeling it for business purposes. In the game of basketball playM Friday night at Erie, between tin Rock Falls and Erie high school teams, the visiting boys were vic torious by a score of 15 to 11. Then was a large crowd and good gain Dlayed. Mrs. Sylvia Bryant of Prophet- town. 111.. SDent the Dast wee a Eiic with Mrs. Clara Hoffman wd other friends. Mrs. L. E. Matthews arrived home Friday evening from a three weelrf visit with her brother and wife, Mr, and Mrs. Fred Hubbart at Beardi town, 111. The annual dinner and supper d the Christion church aid society of Erie, has been indefinitely post poned, and the articles for the baztf placed on sale in the B. M. WT store. RESIHE RELATION'S. Rio Janeiro, Dec. U. Diplo matic relations between Germany and Brazil, which were broken i April, 1917, were resumed today. 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