' 4 M m m ' '
3thy It e-Mrea a Sua
Imi at tha Ceaaty
. EMM Mi Fl
Klal to The Argrn,)
l Dec T.-fleori E. Piatt,
tipartnteiident of . schools
ier county, yesterday tea
I resignation t tha board
Itton ta ttm eftect Jea. 1.
.torn comment ot individual
-"oaken it 1 eiaeatad that
, Gouts, elected superintend
(the November election and
kNt month deputy m Mr.
i. in i u.
V llaU elected lupefln-
ta ins ana too up we
I II hl office the following
i Following his defeat In
3fag primary by Mrs.. Tillie
asry, Mr. Piatt accepted the
.tendency of the Keithsburg
1 tad haa been there line the
; of - the achool year, spend-
if yatg end in bis office
wai in charge or a aepuiy at
Sf H. Dorothwy, ior the paat
:m yean superintendent at the
jj oe, waa hired for another
salary of $2,000. - Mr.
TTT au given general satlsfac
ato cart of the home and also
l ta aaaagttnent of the farm In
AC KEE3 TAIL TO
I Itj m ALEDO
, I FOE DAT SESSION
ft I i (fleecUl to The Artns.'
: I iMa, Dec. 7. Failure of . the
raaasrs to arrive yesterday morh
l tweed the cancellation Of the
maw jf (onrse session at the Aledo
Brtt jm auditorium. Mrs. Lena
nptea in took part In the progftm
'"HH ad for yesterday at Burgess,!
sow m jjr crofton, who- waa here
9U JtUf and went on the Wednes
y program as a 'substitute
'ESh Tbday Mr. Campbell, dairy P
rt Jtot, Mrs. Messier and Dr. Raf-
' ikarhar am chriii1pf1 nr! tn-
row Mrs. Heasler and Dra.
iird and Raffensperger are on the
AUDIT COPWTT BOOKS.
(8pseial to The Argus.) .
Medo, Dee. 7. Lee Hov- Dehler
lathe Dehler Audit company of
Island, stated vesterdav that
Jk process is being made on the
ita ot the county offieeri. which
I Wing made by Mr. Dehler, as
att by F Fa Nordengren of the
iUar office. The, county books
4 ttdited twtef each year. '.' .
: : DREW DONALDSON
20161liMAwLl- 417 Seventeen St,
a Btow Jim - -
-jeptm ten Argw)
Aleia, Hwo. 71 wm reported
at the comrt honaa today that ii
torasy Wafur L. Mhan of tbia
elty will be aaaad etaatar ta duui-
cery enntif the fteweat tom et
com ny iMf W. T. Charon. ed
the prtae&t macter In, ebeaaary, I.
A. Allan, makm bie taad nport
Mr. Masno haa ieYaetielttB
Uw here for Niwal rmr MmA haa
ofiese ta the Mareat DalUttrr. un
til hie appotntmeat.Kr. jcsjhm U
handling the bejrtaen aa Bpedal
oawter la chancery..
' U1UUU1T CJOUI1T !3
(Specfal to The Ann)
Aledo, Bee. 7. The dlrorot mill
waa la. operation' yesterday la the
mercer circuit court, 'three com
plainants news granted separation
with the ease being contested The
three cases heard were Margaret
Btrehall vs Edward Birehall. Bes
sie stay Button vs. entries a. Sut
ton, and Loniaa S. Fender ts. Tay
lor u. renaer. f t ,
The William 'and Vashtl colleM
case started ydsterday and was the
nrst thing on the docket this morn
ing. , , . ..
pnrrz will speak !
t IN ALEDO TOHIOHT
(Special to The Argus.)
Aledo, Dec 7. A good attend
ance is - expected tonight when
Cyrus Diets of Moline will speak
at the Presbyterian church on the
proposed sew constitution for Illi
nois. Mr. Diets was a member of
the- constitutional convention aad
reported to be a forceful aneaker.
Naturally he favors the adoption ot
the document at the special elec
tion aet for next Tuesday.
, LEAGUE OVER $125
Viola, Dec. 7. An immense
crowd attended the baser given by
the Methodist Epworth league at
the opera house-Wednesday. About
200 dinner tickets were sold. The
fancy work booth took In $25 and
the candy booth $15. . The entire
proceeds will be about $125.
RFMJfAGE SALE NETS $90.
Rural, Dec, :7. About $90 was
cleared from 1 the rummage - sale
held at the,T. W. C. A. in' Rock Is
land this week.- The affair was
given by the missionary society of
the Beulah Presbyterian church.
Articles which were unsold wilt be
offered at a sale to be held at -the
, West End Settlement Saturday,
Dec. 10. , S i s
Don SB Brothers
MOTOR CAR V
. This cat has. been an important factor m
establishing the present day tendency to
drive all winter. : s '
The close fitting curtains provide ample
protection against wind and cold. The
safety-tread cord tires minimize skidding
and reduce tire trouble to its simplest terms.
And every owner appreciates the remark
able dependability of the starter. It
rtqxwS qui(Aly and quietiy in the cold
est weamear. " f N - "
The Mat DeBvaTs Is
OS TGjAY at
ratenl Mrilass ma Be
ttWUf Fraat deei Heat
w 1 (eclal Coimroodenee.)
Aledo, Dee. 7. Mr; Eleanor
Smith, ated 68, died at a. m. to
day at the home of her oaachter.
Mrs. JaMt A. Allan, ea North Col
lage avenue, where aue had made
her home tor the last ova years.
FUMTal terrices will be held fjfoai
the home bf her ton, K. at
of Keithabura. at 2 e'clnca Batar-
day aftarnoon. Interment .'.arUt'. aa
in t&e Keit&sbarg cemetery. She
ia sarvired' br two daahhWri and
Mwo eons, Mrs. Jamet A; Allah ftf !
Aledo, Mrs. W. C. Garara, Debute,
Iowa;, c B. Smith, Princeton, and
E. E. Of Keithaburg.
Mrs. Smith waa bom lh Indiana
and came farther west early in life.
Sha moved to Kelthsbnrg from
Iowa in 1808. Following the death
of- Mr husband, Frank. EL Smith,
in 4117, Mrs. Smith had spent the
greater part of the tima with, her
daughter, Mrs. Allen. She had beta
an invalid for about threa yearn,
GEO. LEIDEE OF
t. .., " v r: . .....
Co)on, Dee. 7- Qeorge Leiaee.
aged Co. Well tndwa resident of
this community, died at It o'clock
last night following 'a week's ill
ness, with, typhoid fever. Besides
the widow, one son .Fred survive.
No funeral arrangements have been
- Mr. Leibee had resided here for
about 30 years. Be formerly farm
ed, retiring several years ago.
FABZI BUILDm 03
Sheffield, Dec 7. Seven farm
buildings Of the J. A, Brigham
farm, four miles north of Prince
ton, were destroyed by flames Tues
day afternoon, the fire being of un
known origin. . The firemen of
Princeton, assisted by a volunteer
bucket brigade, worked for two
hours, and after using five large
tanks of chemicals succeeded in
saving a large crib full of corn.
The fire started in the horse barn.
This barn, tool shed, cow barn, ga
rage, scale house, chicken house.
and the silo were destroyed. -
ffeaaafKSa-Saftlea en Tfn C
Ma CMataf T Mast INraver
Tlgarm, Hat. UL
it cabei ramcc
(Ipeelal to The Argus.)
Cambridge. Dee. 7. la a
chatactaAsad by its rivalry aad
speed, the AJaericaa Ijegtoa quin
tet defeated the local high school
team at the Armory, in toe annual
clash. In 8 much harder fought
game than the score indicates, at
ta M. - ' ' : -;
It was pravkmsiy agreed that the'
following stars or the legion shonld
he barred from participating ia the
annual affair; Oustafson running
guard ' and Mats "steading guard
with, these two player out of the
game the high school had a chance
of at least holding down the score
ta a lesser count, "wHlch they did
aad aid anlendid for three quar
ters; after that the legion pulled
away easily, scoring as many points
in the' last quarter as they did ia
the drat three quarters.
. The . first quarter opened with
terriile speed on both sides, the
Legionaries scoring first, with the
high boys coming with a basket in
a fear seconds and . their rooters
fairly, raisiag the roof. -The quar
ter ended Legion, t; High School, 4.
The Speed of the first quarter
somewhat slowed up the High
School boys for the second quarter,
but their defensive Work was great
and they succeeded ih holding the
Legion to three cages, scoring one
themselves. Score at the half: Le
gion, 13; High School, .
In the third quarter the school
boys displayed their ability in all
departments. . Their floor - work
. .1 : . LI
gave eviaence oi careiui cuatuius,
coolness under fire, aggressiveness
and above all a defense that no Or
dinary high School team will pene
trate. In this quarter they held the
Legion to one basket, scoring two
themselves, score: Legion, 14;
High School, 10. ' -
. iue luunu quaner ia buuuici
chapter for the prize lies at the end.
The Legion came on the floor with
a determination to score and score
they did. With Speed Bug Nord,
Slippery Elm Sandqulst and Shifty
Brown burning up the floor and An
derson and Snrouse playing a de
fense that the high boys could not
successfully penetrate, 'they scored
14 points while the school obtained
4. The came was clean and sports
manlike,' very few personals being
called by Referee Dalqulst of Mo
Saturday night the Legionaries
take on the fast Peoria Liberties. It
Is said that they are the-speediest
bunch in Peoria. Oh Dec. the
Denver Tigers, Champions' of the
Rocky Mountain states, will 'be at
the local armory.
Following is the summary of the
- Legion FQFTPFTFT
Sandquist, LF. 7 0 0 0 14
EL Anderson, LF. . . .0 0
Johnson, RF. . ......0-0
Munaon, RQ. .0 0
Ross, RG. i...O 0
Brown C. ........ .3 0
8preuse, LO. .........Q 0
Nord. RG. .-,4 0
Totals ..14 0 4 1 28
High School FGFTPFTFT
Munson, RF. 0 0 0 2
Stiers, RF. ,...,.....0
Rishel, LF. ...... ...i
Herb, LF. 0
Westerlund, RF. 0
Anderson, C. . ...0
Combs, C. 0
Seatoa, C. ........... t
McLeeae, RG. ..... .0
Otto,. .LG. 1
Totals 7 0 2
Referee Dnlqnlst. Timers
scorers Olson and Webb.
Geneseo, Dec. 7. Porter Lowry,
aged 64. a resident here during the
past 30 years, died at. Mb home oh
South Oakwood avenue yesterday
afternoon, after an- Illness of nearly
11 years, following a paralytic
' Porter Lowry was. bora at In
diana, Penn.. Sept 30, 1858, being a
son Of William C. and Mary Lowry.
He came ta Illinois 88 years ago
and was then employed on the farm
Of hit uncle, James KcChesney, near
Atkinson. With his brother, Mil
ton Lowry; he engaged in the livery
business la this city and later than
that engaged ih the grocery busi
ness on South State street "While
there engaged he nattered his first
stroke U years ago and had since
been IneopactUted. Hd was mar
ried to Mrs. Elsie Fick McFaddea
in this city on Hay 24, 1892.
- Mr. Lowry was a man who en
joyed the reapeet of a" wide circle
ot friends who regret his passing.
He- was a member of the Geneseo
lodge at Knights of Pythias. He is
survived by. the widow: a Brother,
MlIon.of Kewahae: a sister, OlUe.
and one brother, Barry, aad two
sisters, Lucetta and Sadie of In
diana, Pa. No funeral arrange-'
hcvt ' been aaaoancauw
Sheffield, Dec. 7. The Sheffield
high achool basketball team, with
two aietoriaa to their credit, will
plea tha .West Bureau ugh' achool
team arshaalald Friday evening at
tha thjrauaT eaarit famere raaO
tata, which wm btbdC st tike con
aaUdated achool bora Friday and
Paturday. The Junior class of tha
tlaBeMt high achool will asm
y. . . ; f . f
(Special CkirVasgamehea-V "
AheSelaaDec !.4aia white
robed Ma- Klnx Kara aassbars
auietly gtat inta the Bathed tat
igeacoaal shareav at Tiatdlwa
Bon day evening aad preaaatad
aa envelope containing 1100 in
eanwaey ta the suWHiteadeat
ot the esmreh aaadajr idteal far
the pastor. Rav. r. Glddiaaa.
Bav. Oiddlaaa aa wife art both
seriously in la a Peoria hospital
and their daughter, a it-yar-old
girl, died two weeks ace.
Illinois in BrUh
Viola. Mrs. B. a Hickock suffer
ed a stroke of paralysis Tuesday.
Her., condition - yesterday was
thoaght somewhat improved. ,
Reynolds. A basar aad enter
tainment will be given at the Meth
odist, church . tomorrow . evemhg.
Supper will be served. ; .
Woodhuli. The ladies' aid soci
ety of the Methodist church cleared
$100 from their basar and luncheon
Mrs. S. H. whitcomb was elected
member ot the board , of education
ta fill the vacancy caused by the
death bf Fannie G. PrRchard. .
Annawan. Charles Doubter, pro
prietor, of the Doublet restaurant,
suffered a paralytic stroke yester
AT COAL VALLEY
Coal Valley, -Dec. 7 The Rebekah
!!) hi -BntntntMt fhA fnllnwinr
I & " . . "
vfflcers for the ensuing year
Noble grand Mrs. Sasie Wads-
vVice grand Mrs. Jennie Johnson.
Secretary Miss Desna Conk.
Treasurer Mrs. G. B. Krapp.
Lodge deputy Rudy Krapp.
fM. M Jwt a. -SiMiji-'
Vmt mm M wrlf. A 4 1
Ulft saMtttel. HJm
Tmm nurtoM writ.
m y at;aa a M4
' . ' . ... -
taA Is Taawgat to Be Skraamt
AitoJaeal Ciwa Cam4alaa;
Gaaoaan, Dec 7. The address de-
lUvered at the Genesee towaahip
bigh school last erenlng by Attor
ney cnaries J. Hearie of Rock
Island, waa heard by a very atten
tive audience whiea fully appre
ciated the forceful protest he made
in opposition to toe adoption oi tae
proposed - now. state eoastttnUoa.
On account of rain the attendance
was smaller than anticipated. "
Mr. Searle Impressed upon his
audience the fact that changing
conditions developed a state of un
rest which expressed itself ia a de
mand for a new constitution. "The
vote calling tor a constitutional
convention was ' light." said Mr.
Searle, "but the demand or at least
the hope for a new basic law was
plaeod with the delegates to draft
a constitution which would insure
to the citizens ot the state a more
liberal; a better and - a stronger
farm of. government; Instead it
appears to have been-: the motive
and purpose of the delegates to be
reactionary; to bind and limit the
masses in their life, liberty and
pursuit of . happiness more than
ever before in the
Mr. Searle concisely dwelt upon,
what he stated were only a few ot
his objections to the proposed new
In conclusion. Attorney Searle
said: "I wanted to be for the new
constitution. I labored hard and
diligently to bring a boat an elec
tion to call for h, constitutional con
vention. I had hoped for a draft of
a basic law which would be a great
step forward in the possibilities of
this state. As the one upon which
we are called to vote Dec. 12 has so
many faults and uncertainties,
I am compelled to honestly oppose
iL I had hoped for a constitution
ot greater ( rights and privileges
Practical Answer to
is found in the Selection of Electrical Appliances
for Personal or Home Use.
The following are only a part of the wide range of "Gifts Electri
cal" worthy of the most careful consideration: ..! ,
' Bed Lamp,
, Pocket Flash Iigbt
It is easy td be sore of choosing the right Gift Electrical without danger
of duplication in the homes where they are to serve 'and of getting full
.value tot your money by. '"- - . - j
Letting the Electrical
Development Association .
Help You Select Most Wisely
Doirfg this requires practically no effort on yOur part Simply tele
phone or call on your electrical dealer. Tell him the name of the
parson to whom you wish to give a "Gift Electrical." Without dis
closing your name, he will make it his business to ascertain just
what electrical appliances aft now owned by the person to whom
you wish to make the gift ' When this information is received by
you, your selection will be far easier and the danger of duplica
tion will be eliminated.
It is not advisable' to delay. ; Complete your gift list of electrical
household appliances and get in touch with your electrical dealer.
A greater choice is offered now than will be possible later on. y
- Cooperation ta CaVrtateaa gift selected it only one
ot t&e ways wc will
! aad Uberty: btt it OtrtalU gatav of
taaaa waaewewjsy aad iterrfaa.
Thorefore I shall take great pleaa-
ht eaatfag w vote ia oaanat
tioa to itt adoptloa..
Mr. saarie was vigorously a
phwaad at vartnas stages or au i
strongest argument, either fbf or
against tha saw constitution Which
haa heea heard ta Geoasee.
BBS CUUUCn DECS
HT CUT HOSTT AL
Geneseo, 111., Dee. 7. J. J. Guild
received a telegram yesterday
morning from Mrs. H. E. Btraub ia.
forming htm of the death of her
husband. Rev. H. B. Straub, who
for four years was minister in
charge of the Ziott Evangelical
church of Geneseo.
For a number of years Rev.
Straub had been a sufferer with ex
treme attacks of pain in the bach,
which came at intermittent periods.
To relieve him an o Deration was
performed at the Alezian Brothers
bosptai in Chicago last Friday and
a stone of considerable size was re
moved from the left kidney. Rev.
Staub, according 'to information
which came to Geneseo friends, ral
lied after the operation and his con
dition was considered as being very
favorable. His death at the hos
pital last Tuesday comes as a shock
to this community. .
Rev. Straub and family left Gen
eseo last April, going to Chicago
where he had been pastor at the
Salem Evangelical church. The fu
neral service will be held at the
church at 1 o'clock tomorrow after-
history of thlsfaoon. Several members of the Kion
Evangelical church are planning to
attend the service.
FOR COMING YEAR
(Special Correspondence.) '
Atkinson, ' Dec. 7. Members of
the American Legion held a special
business meeting and elected offi
cers as follows for the coming
Post commander Frank Runner.
.Vice commander August De flat
Post adjutant Williard Brooks.
the Perplexing Question
Toaster, Cleaner, '
Egg Beater, ;
Sewing Machine, ' ,
be able to serve you.
cf tho Tii-Citics
at Weaeta AtHSUfi
CaaatM. Dan. 7 At tha htetthl
meeting of Wer poet MO. K0.
Aamrieaa Laaiea. haM Taaatay
evening aOeara rot taev aaaaiag
year Wtfe tltctat it teUWrt:'
Commaader E. w. King. ;f)
geaior vice ussmisjir Imt
Myers. . - - ' 4- '1
Junior vice itaaamtsr waitaa
Finaaca oflleor Harold BUhaar.
Adjotaat Doaae Maraa.
Sergaaat at aratK Bd Pinka , !
cotoraearers ad Pinks aad Floya-j
Bugler Walton W. Kay. ,
Chaplain Dr. H. T. Hoed. -
Commander of flrtng aaaad t
Thomas Liken. , t
The woman's anilllary also elect-1
ed Ha officers with the foilowirg ;
President Mrs. Anna Ensey. a
First vice presjdeat Mrs. Gladys
Scndder. - !
Second Tie president Mrs. Lou-1
lse Magee. ; J
Treasurer Mrs. rnaoa yen.
Chaplain Miss NeUia StahL ..
Sergeant at arms Mrs. Iraae
Historian Mrs. Emma G. Davis.
Members of the executive ooas-
toittee Mrs. Mattle Parsons. Mre. ,
Mary Sweeney and Mrs. Alice Ward. ,
The meeting was tha -Christmas"
gathering and tha exchange of gifts 1
elicited a great deal of amaaetsett. .
The ananal "stag party" ot tha La-1
gion will be held at the Legion hall (
on Dec. 30.
DE CRAKSB rCKEaUL.
Anaawaa, Dee. 7. Funeral serv
ices for Victor De Craeae were held
this morning from tho Sacred Heart
church. - Rev. Father Hoi vet offici
ated. Porf of a National
has fat it jtvrjMa
of the iaatr
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