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STATE LEADS IN
gMords Show Illinois Tops List
Wit 88,000 Residential eas
terner California Next.
Chicago. March 8. Illinois leads
fag United States in the number of
koms lighted by electricity, with
California ranking second and New
Tort third, according to the Na
tknal Electric Light association
which has announced the results of
s surrey of the residential light
ing situation of the country.
Daring 1921 the number of elec
tric light and power residential cus
tomers in the country increased
1,001,700 bringing the total up to
1467,600. In addition to the resi
dential lighting customers the elec
tric light and power industry has
1 .600 .000 industrial and commercial
lighting customers and 407,600 in
dustrial and commercial power cus
tomers, bringing the total number
up to 10.375.ZUU.
Illinois has 858,000 of the resi
dential customers. California ranks
second in home lighting customers
with 752,000, while New York is
third with 686,000 and Pennsyl
vania fourth with 643,1)00.
The survey shows that the mid
dle western states of Illinois, Indi
ana. Ohio, Michigan and Wiscon
sin have more homes lighted with
electricity than any other section
of the country, the total being
2JS7.800 or a quarter of the num
ber in the entire country. The to
tal number of new home lighting
customers added in these five states
in 1921 was 283.800.
"It is estimated," says the an
nouncement of the national asso
ciation in commenting on the total
new customers in the nation "that
of these new customers 300.000 are
in residential quarters built during
1921. and the remainder, approxi
mately 700,000, in old residential
quarters which were wired during
"Today 14,467 cities and com
munities in the United States are
being served by electric light and
pewer companies. The actual total
investment in these companies is
M,6u0.000,000, with a gross Income
of $933,950,000 annually. During
1921 these companies used 38,000,
000 tons of coal, 13,250,000 barrels
of fuel oil and 25,000,000 cubic feet
of natural gas.
"Output of electrical energy dur
ing 1921 totaled 43.100.000,000, kilo
watt hours of which 26,000,000,000
of energy was derived from fuel
and 17,100,000,000 of energy was de
rived from water power.
"The electric light and power in
dustry has 250,000 employes.
"In the United States are 5,654
operating companies, of which 3,662
are privately owned, with a total
of 1.600,000 stockholders. The pri
vately owned companies generate
slightly more than 67 per cent of
the total electrical energy produced
in this country." .-,:--.
Regular Meeting Held Feb. 27, 19-22.
City Council Chamber, Rock Is
land, 111., Feb. 27, 1922. The City
Council met in regular session at
3:00 o'clock p. m.. Mayor Schriver
and all commissioners present.
The minutes of the regular meet
ing held Feb. 20, 1922, were read
Mayor Schriver presented a pe
tition of property owners in the vi
cinity of 2711 Eighteenth avenue,
consenting to the location of a gro
cery store at said number, which
petition on his motion was allow
ed by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Rudgren submitted
the following weekly pay roll for
week ending Feb. 23, 1922, which
on his motion was allowed by un
Bos Wilson $ 25.00
Tom O Connell 25.00
Tony Harper 25.00
H. Bowers 25.00
Wm. Watkins 14.50
Geo. Baker 10.50
Ogcar Kellerman 22.50
Art Donaway 21.50
George Senger 17.50
Emil DeSmet 24.00
Hugh Mi-Gee 6.30
Prank Brinn 24.00
F. Heithrand 24.00
Art Etzel 20.00
George Uttig 4.50
Vm. White 4.50
Street and Bridge
waterworks Expense 57.00
Reservoir Expense 20.03
Commissioner Fitzsimmons sub
mitted an ordinance amending
Oiapter 32 of the Revised Ordin
jacces 1918 of the City of Rock
Island, entitled "Milk Inspection,"
hich on his motion was considered
bj unanimous vote.
Commissioner Wich presented an
ordinance vacating John W. Gra
"wn's addition to the City of Rock
Island, which ordinance on his mo
tion was considered by unanimous
Commissioner Wich offered a res
olution that the ordinance vacating
John W. Graham's addition to the
ty of Rock Island, be adopted.
t-rried by unanimous vote.
Mayor Schriver offered a reso
lution that it is the sense of this
Council that no mortuary chapel
T funeral home shall hereafter be
stablished in any purely residen
I section of this city, and that
city attorney is hereby instruct-
to prepare an ordinance defining
district within which said mort
Jry chapels or funeral homes may
established. Carried by unanim-
Adjourned on motion of Mayor
M. T. RUDGREN.
LET THE PICTURE TALK!
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There's a rumor about a marriage. Neither party concerned has
affirmed it. Be that as it may, here's a photograph. The girl is Bebe
Daniels and the fellow is Jack'Dempsey.
Curious Collection of Chicago Arts
Club Recalls Story of Talented
Chicago, March 8. A curious col
lection of old valentines which the
Arts club exhibited here recently
recalls the story of a woman whom
the students of Hclyoke cdllege
toast every year on Feb. 14. She
was Miss Esther Howland, who
made the first American valentines
and the first valentines in which
printed verse was used. Her work
is liberally represented in the col
lection, which is that of Mrs. Emma
B. Hodge, and which was loaned
to the Arts club for the purpose's of
the exhibit by the Art Institute of1
Miss Howland was graduated '
from Mt. Holyoke in 1S47, when
higher education for women wasf
an innovation. Valentines were
first made in England, and Englan 1
had a monopoly of their manufac-.
ture for many years. In fact, a
valentine.from England, the first
which she had seen, gave Miss
Howland the idea upon which she
based her work. It was two years
after her graduation . hen she was
at her home in Worcester, Mass.
The English .valentine, which is in
Mrs. Hodge's collection, has au
elaborate border of lace paper
with flowers pasted upon it. A
tiny note reposed in a small pocket'
in the center. Miss Howland a
father, who was a stationer, im-'
ported a few of these valentines
and his daughter thought she couid ;
improve them. She made some from j
lace paper, colored paper and pa- j
per flowers, and persuaded her
brother, who traveled for her fa-!
ther, to take them with him as sam- ;
pies. He returned to bewi1er her;
with orders amounting to $5,000. j
Miss Howland enlisted the aid ,
of her friends to fill these orders, i
The following year she had doubled
her working force. Soon she found
herself with a valentine factory on
her hands, and was importing ma- j
terials from Germany. She made !
further innovations, including thej
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1522 Third Avenue
5 to 7 P. M.
Stewed Chicken with Dumplings 25c
Boiled Tongue with Horse Radish 15c
Home Baked Ham 20c
Smothered Steak 25c
Prime Rib Roast of Beef 15c
Roast Loin of Pork . 15c
Escalloped Corn 6c
Fresh Spinach 10c
Sweet Potatoes 8c
French Peas 10c
Idaho Bakers 10c
A complete line of delicious Salads . . . 6c 20c
Dainty desserts Including Strawberry Short Ca.
Food for the Uods, Caramel Custard, Cherry, Apple,
l'caeh and Coeoanut Cream Pie; Home-made lee I ream
If you Eat Here Once, You Get the "Cafeteria
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use of silk. She originated the
idea of embossing lithograph orna
ments which was utilized by a
firm in Germany. Meanwhile the
American or Worcester Valentine
became famous, and in a few years
Miss Howland was sending out
goods worth $100,000.
The traditions with which Miss
Howland's work was associated are
ancient as well as sentimental, for
observance of St. Valentine's day
has been held to be a revival of tha
Roman Lupercalia, and bears the
name of a Christian martyr of the
third century.. According to one
story, the martyr wrote a message
of love on the day of his execution,
Feb. 14, to his jailor's daughter, and
signed it "Your Valentine." The
day was long observed with var
ious customs before commercial
use was made of the sending on
that day of amatory messages.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 8.
Governor Hyde this morning issued
a proclamation calling the state
constitutional convention to con
vene here Monday, May 15.
SPECIAL FOB THURSDAY
Black Raspberry Preserves,
pure, in granulated OC
sugar, 16 oz. tall glass OC
Queen Olives, AXg
quart Mason jars frO C
Blue Ribbon Evaporated
Peaches, virtually 1 P
poeled; 1 lb. pkg IOC
Sweet Chocolate, 1 P
lb. cake IDC
Jumbo Salted Peanuts, 1 A
our 25c grade, lb 1 C
THE JAVA SHOP
Cor. 17th St & 3rd Are, S. L
200 Brady St., - Davenport
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WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MARCH
AID GOOD CAUSE
Fruit Jar Manufacturers Xake Do
nation for Educational and
Muncie. Ind., March 8. If you
have money to give away there is
no time like the present, is the
philosophy of Frank C. Ball. His
three brothers hold the same
thought and a fifth brother, now
dead, held that theory during his
life time. The four living brothers
and the estate of the other brother
have Just given $1,000,000 for edu
cational and welfare work. They
operate an immense fruit Jar man
ufacturing plant here.
"We are giving this $1,000,000 be
cause we believe it better to do
such things while we are living
than allow others to do it for us
after we are dead." explained Frank
C. Ball, who is president of tha
manufacturing plant. "Life at best
is short and uncertain and the time
for men who have it to do good
with their money is when they can
personally direct the use of it. No
body has ever found a way of tak
ing his money with him to where
ever he goes after he dies. We are
glad to make these gifts to these
institutions and for these purposes,
not because we seek appreciation
but because we believe it to be a
good thing to do and because of
the satisfaction we receive in
knowing that we may be respon
sible to some slight extent in aid
List of Gifts.
The gifts were made in the name
of Frank C. Ball, Edmund B. Ball,
George A. Ball, Dr. Lucius U Ball
and the estate of William C. Ball,
and to be distributed as follows:
For eastern division Indiana
State Normal school, located in
Muncie, $250,000 to be used for ad
For public auditorium in Muncie,
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It's not a bit too early to know what's what in
bathing suit attire. Our summer showing is here.
Brand new models harmonious color combina
tions, pleasing prices. Our display of bathing
garments for ladies is well worth seeing. New
and interesting styles and color harmonies.
I ' WSi 5- fi-sx- - i
Lord Atholstand, proprietor of
the Montreal Star, has offered
$100,000 to any university student
who will find a cure for cancer.
Another of his philanthropies is a
soup kitchen in his newspaper
building where 2,000 are fed daily.
For permanent endowment Mun
cie Y. M. C. $100,000.
To Hillsdale college. Hillsdale,
Mich., as endowment, $100,000.
To James Whitcomb Riley Me
morial Hospital for Children at In
j association for endowment, $25,000.
For building fund of Masonic
For hospital extension work in
The remainder, amounting to
$140,000, is to be disposed of in
ways not yet ready for announce
ment. The gifts Just announced are in
addition to numerous other dona
tions made to local institutions dur
ing the last several years. It is
estimated that their aggregate
gifts will total as much as those
' just announced.
We are now featuring
SOUND CALL TO
G. 0. P. MEETING
State Convention Slated for April
SI In Springfield
W T)onnTiHftn ml mi jtfinvAntinn will
be held April 21 in the state ar
Notice of the call was received
today by County Clerk Henry B.
Hubbard from State Chairman
Frank L. Smith.
The convention is for the pur
pose of nominating three trustees
for the University of Illinois, di
recting the manner of filling vacan
cies on the ballot, adoption of a
party platform, and for "transac
tion of such other business as may
properly come before the conven
tion." There will be 1,565 delegates.
This number is based on the vote
cast for governor in November.
1920, each county being allowed
One delegate for each 800 votes or
major fraction thereof. Rock Is
land county will have 26 delegates.
Mercer county will have six and
Warren seven, giving the senator
ial district 39 delegates.
EDGERTON TO TALK
AT FARM BUREAU'S
MT. CARROL MEET
P. R. Edeerton. farm aHvisnr nrfll
addres a farm bureau gathering in
Mt. Carroll tomorrow. He is in In-;
diana where he was called to attend :
the burial of a family connection, j
but will keep his Mt. Carroll en
gagement on his way home. He i
will arrive in Rock Island Friday.
BILLS ARE PASSED
Bills incurred at the township !
primaries last week, amounting to i
approximately $1,800. were passed I
Dy tne township board of auditors
Monday night. The expense is
somewhat larger than usual owing
to the fact of the incorporation of i
a portion of South Rock Island 1
YOU ARE INVITED
TO SEE OUR
A Display of Fashion's
Smart Styles, Patterns &
HERE'S a pronounced tendency this season toward the new
sport styles more youthful styles sprightlier patterns
tastier textures. Never in the history of this store, have we
shown such a wide assortment of models patterns and fabrics, as in
our Spring Style Display. Hart, Schaffner & Marx productions in the
latest sport effects in tweeds, plaids and stripes. Newness and nov
elty fairly radiate from them. Then, too, there are more conservative
styles and textures for the more sedately groomed man. The prices
are correctly moderate.
Tasty in every way in style, in pattern, in texture. The most attrac
tive display you've seen in many seasons. Tasty tweed textures,
smart herringbone effects, Polo cloths and whipcords in a variety of
models to fit any man's personality or preference.
We've the proper tone-up effect to add the correct
amount of dash and color to your Spring dressi
ness. Newer ideas in knited scarves artistic col
or attainments. Beautiful grenadines in effective
designs and pattern treatments. The prices are
the spring styles in Stetson and Connett Hats.
Rock Island camp. No. 85. Wood
men of tha World and Walnut
grove, -No 17, Woodmen circle, in
itiated a class of candidates in Odd
Fellows' hall last evening. The
full initiatory work of tha protec-i
tlon degree will be conferred by
camp No. 85 Tuesday evening,
March 21, when an athletic enter
tainment will be given and refresh
Candidates for the degrees of Odd i
Fellowship, who will receive their i
first degree tomorrow night con-j
ferred by the officers of Ucal lodge,
No. 608. will receive their final ;
grade at the special session of the
grand lodge of Illinois, March IS,
Following the degree work to
morrow night, a supper will be
The second degree will be con
ferred by Rock Island lodge No. 18,
and the third degree will be con
ferred by the degree staff team of
5 Pathe Records $1.00
4 Player Rolls $1.00
1 $225 Phonograph $100
' (Terms to suit customer)
1 $100 Phonograph $50
$5.00 Ukeleles, each $2.75
Host Complete Line of Brunswick Records in Trl-Cltles.
Bruner's Brunswick Shop
1808 Third Ave. R. I. 1060
A vast variety of the last minute styles in Spring
Caps for Men. The snappy new sport styles with
eight piece top and inverted pleats in all the new
texture treatments Tweeds in smart shades
Polo cloths and the snappy Shaw checks.
liMflTA ASKS FDR
Man Held on Laromy Cnarr Since
Feb. 16 Asks Court to
John Mats, who was arrested
Feb. 16 on a charge of larceny and
committed to the county Jail to
await grand Jury action, will be
brought before Judge W. T. Church
in circuit court tomorrow after
noon on writ of habeas corpus.
Petition for the writ alleges that
Mata was illegally heard and com
mitted to Jail by Police Magistrate
D. J. Cleland.
Swedish Olive lodge No. 133, at the
grand lodge session. The class
will comprise candidates from
Ucal and Rock Island lodges and
from the lodge at Reynolds.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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