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THE ROCH ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. JUNE 5, 1913.
Inrnnift ocmidco PARADE PROVES BIG FEATURE OF BILLS MEETING II SO LONG, BILL NEW OFFICERS STATE ELKS SO LONG. BILL NEXT GATHERING OF STATE ELKS Dr. I. A. Lumpkin of Mattoon Named for President at the Business Meeting. Hundreds cf Elks March Streets of Rock Island in Gay Attire. 'W MANY BEAUTIFUL FLOATS HONOR FOR ROCK ISLANDER ber In the Tirade, satin banner an automobile parade through the trt cities. Oriental Costumt cf Pekin Delegation Wini Applause From Immense Throng. Joliet. For the lo.lse making best appear ance, satin banner Pekin. Sam Ryerson for Third Time Selected at Treasurer of Association Executive Committee. II PERSONAL POINTS II 0 II i 1 ; !, ... . Nj" y - Ac Vs V THE Bia FEATURE of the Elks' githeritg was the parade this af ternoon. The rain of this morning brought doom to the local Hills, who for wrks had bfen plan ning on the affair. It looked all morn ing an thoiu-li the street pageant, would be Impossible, but this afternoon the lowering l'i '. brightened long (cough for the event to be held. TIIK IMIUDF. 'The i)ara'"i was one of the' finest Rock Island has wltnefgerl In years. The streets were lined with interested spectators, who warmly applauded the marc bins betas, most of whom were attind in special costumes for the day. Alt'iOMgh .loli.-t, Davenport. Mo line, Monmouth, Cal sbvirj?. Pekin and som of the other ci'.i's made an ex-' eillc nt. tbowltiK. Pt ill none appeared j to bf ttr advantage tba.i our own Bill J of Rock Island No. 'jvi. Captain AV. A. Ronfi'ld acted as (.-rand raartbal for the day 8tii headed the parade. He was mounted, and bad as his mounted aid'-s, L. M. Casteel, M'ill'am N'orr.n If, V,". F. I'.arth. Harry Kncx, Ovcar Schmidt, John Ohlwc-iler. and J. Rams'T, whik- C. X. Isiacson was marshnl for Rock Island lodge, wi'h S. R. Davis and Loa Shaw as his aides. , Till' LINK OK IK II. The parade formed on Fourth ave nue from Twelfth stre?t epst, t!ie head r.tarting at Twelfth street. As the leaders moved en the divisions mass ed on the t-lde Kireets fell into line. The line of mureli was east on Fourth avenue to Twenty-ihird street, south on Twenty-third to Seventh avenue, j wert on Seventh to Twentieth street, north on Twentieth to Second ave nue, west on S"coiid to Twelfth street, south on Twelfth to Third avenue, east on Third to Eighteenth street and north on Eighteenth to the river, where the steamer St. Paul was board ed for an excursion. Tin: roi.iMV The column was composed as fol j lows: Man.hal W. A. RosenliclJ and aides, mounted. Rock Ibland city officers and visit ing Elks i:i au'us. Colonel linker, oldest Elk, mounted. Chicago IoUko No. 4, -3 men, with martial band in c.olonk'l costume. JoiiK martial band, L'O pieces. Joliet drill team, 32 men. Joliet bra:-H bi'tid. L'O pieces. Joliet lodge Xo. '9G, 100 men. Sixth regimeLt band, Monmouth, CO pieces. Monmouth lodpe Xo. "97. 90 men. (Jalesburg 1oIkh No. b34, 40 men. Canton lodge, 10 men. Strrator lodpe, 12 men. flehriK's band, Pekin. 16 piec-s. Pekin IoJro Xo. 1-71, SO men Ui oriental costume. Peoria band, pieces. Peoria lodge, 75 men. Peoria rooters beaded by A. I). Campbell In iuaiut costume on float drawn by mules. Davenport lodire, 30 men. Mollne mounted elk on auto float. Mo!i;ie bund. -4 pieces. Moline lodire No. Ir.G, LOO men. Moil'ie Kiks' ladies in five autos. I'reeport Inclge. o) men. Stroehle'G blind, 42 piece. Rock Island lodge No. ff'O. 210 men. Thirty autos containing Rock Is!and'moon at that. ladies, vlsitiug laiiifs, uud others. aw ahii ritir:. The following prizes were awarded for the parade. For the lodse having larnest bai;d in the procef sion, lien Ji-iiet. For tho lodge having largest aura- There's a Big Difference In Jewelry. That's why it pys to buy from the old reliable, where quality has kept us ahead of our competitors for 43 years. The graduate must be remem bered, so why net come to us. We are showing an exceptional line this year, consisting of bracelets, watches la vallieres, z:3 pearl pendants, ringer rings, vanities, pay at you enter purses. : mcael watches for the beys v; very classy. J. RAM'S SONS JEWELER Opposite Harper House. mrwrff. 'ii iii!ui'xivj II WITH THE ELKS That's about Come again. all. So long, Bill. After tonight we can all get some much needed sleep. If Swallow can't cop the presidency, Lump-kin. Wow! Cive him a drink, I know him. Bruce Campbell, grand old man of Illinois Elkdora and past president, has been dubbed "john Barleycorn" by the delegates. Tonight will wind it up. A grand ball w ?.l be he!d in Elks' hall, and a big social ses;ion and smoker win be staged fur the benetit of the stags. Prize awards for the various parade participants were made this afternoon ftPr the ,narchers had broken ranks. FuU announcements will be made to- The precipitation of H 20 put a damper on the festivities today. Prexy Williamson ventured the opinion that the rain came just to show that Rock Ibland is not a dry town. There was a phone call for Mister George Limburger this morning, and as that gentleman was making his way towards the exit, the delegates shouted in uni.son, "Cheese." Xo less than 50 separate marching clubs wefe organised last ni?ht, but when the gang passed a SOFT drink parlor the parade always disbanded and had to be reorganised again. The feature of the evening was jack o'lantern procession. A big squad of "Bills" carried fiehpoles with Jap anese lanterns attached, and marched from the Illinois theatre east on Sec ond avenue to Twentieth street. An old turk from Wisconsin was in the ang last night and he made a pub lic statement saying that Rock Island was the bert town he was ever in, in ms rue. ana tney nau it on ues .vioinc s like Chicago has it ol, a cornfield. The Elks were making merry In 'the New Harper cafe, when at the hour of 11, the lights were suddenly extinguished. Then ensued a brief period of silent meditation, after which they all struck up "Auld Lang Syne." In making the plea for the 1911 con vention, Faulkner of East St. Louis began: "Wc have something in East St. Louis which Peoria ha3 not got." "You're right there, partner," inter rupted a loquacious individual. "You've got dirty water." All ever town there teems to be a disposiuoa to ho:ior the Antlercd Tribe. Even the waitresses in the; leutig & McCombs lunch room have been arrayed for three days in whito dresse3 with purple ties" and hair rib bons. One of the gang from Jc'.iet fixed up n trfYili' nut ,,f u V,r.Vi ftcln'n.. pole and charged a jitney to look at the moon. The observation place was in the club rrr.s and in order to sec the moon it ' was necessary to look oon it 'was necessary to look : ""'-"' -h the ceiling. A number of v?j- j .re 'ng tbts because it .rothers said they saw me .aid hV'",', ,ewtb?uetf whic , cltd with a steady stream i throuK Ring brot Owir.K-to the fact that there wes so much doing on the street last night the adiress at Uie Illinois theatre was abandoned. A large und enthusiastic crowd i- 75 gathered at the playhouse but the committee decided that it woulfl Le bettor to ca'l the affair off than to have Mr. Parrish ond Mr. Wil liamson, talk to inoty s-iat.3. After the tig fishpole parade the motley crowd gathered around the pi ; ano in the Kiks' ciub rooms aud ir.as- 'sacred all tne popular r.iusie of the dsy to their hearts' content. The chief ; musician fell off the piano seat when the gang w as sinking "Row, Row, Row," and somebody yelled "Pick nun up or Leii drown in the river. The Pekin gang arrived on the 7 o'clock Main, carrying with them a dmm corns and a miai-tot Tl,re. wre secured and after they had been fittingly decorated ia purple end white were ridden down the main street at the head of the procession. One rider attempted to ride hi longared steed the jack refused. into tne care, but the jac The streets of Rock Island were mass of life and color last nighL Gay holiday crowds, noisy, good natured and Jostling, adorned with fuse whls- kers and carrying all manner of noise : making devices, paraded up and down , shouting and yel'ing. Miniature con ' fettl battles were staged between rival squads of Elks, who paraded until late . porch for tubercular victims and Was into the night. j telling of various correspondence re- ' ceived. j "Doc" W. E. Martin's wife has gone ! "What do I hear?" Interrogated the to the country. Last night he went j speaker. "I bear from the Kewanee out Joy-riding with a Danville "Bills" 1 Boiler company, the Kewanee Galvanic-legation, and the whole crowd was) Lied Tank company, the Kewanee 1 pinched for speeding over in Da ven - ii f., f -it - i Dr. I. A. Lumpkin, Mattoon. President. port at the unearthly hour of two bells. We do not know where the mis sus is visiting, but will the papers please copy? Prominent among the Pekin Boxers is our old friend and colleague, Paul Massey, who is pushing the' typewriter in the Peoria &tar office. Paul has charge of the "Pekin" department on the Whisky City sheet, and was large ly instrumental in drumming up a big gang from aforementioned Pekin. For real boosting, we have to doff our sky piece to Massey. - A visiting Bill entered the New Har per lobby last evening and attempted to find a place in the cafe. The place was crowded to the guards, and there was no chance to get a seat Mrs. Mae Richards Casey was singing a pathetic ballad, when our Elk friend pricked up his ears and, removing his hat, launched into -a regular "O-lay- i hee-hoo" yodle. The ballad was drow n ed out. Referring to that prize for the bjst decorated building. After due consid eration, the committee has decided tha; the Hock Island house is not en titled to first grapes, and consequent ly the award will be slipped to the Bcnsston building, wich for costly and beautiful decorations could not be surpassed. First prize An onxn Second prize, the same. Third prize, Oh, well, slip them the whole wagon load. One of the best bands in the city is the Sixth Regiment hailing from Mon- month. The organisation is under the direction of R. C. Jack and accompa- ! nied two special cars of Maple City P,ms OVpr tBe Rock Island Southern to Rock Island. The band will leave July 1:6 for the state encampment of the militia and will also play at yie state fair. The band played at tne Hotel Harms and gave other concerts throughout the day and made an ex cellent Impression. President Williamson had just lis tened to an argument as to .the length of time each man should be allowed j in making nominations. Some wanted ' the extended address, while others were for brevity. Finally the.Prexy announced: "All speeches will be lim ited to five minutes," whereupon a sleepy delegate at the rear of the hall, who was observed marchir.g up and down Second avenue at 4 o'clock this morning, awakened from his nap and yelled "Hooray!" Jacob Schmidt, city editor and ad- veriismg manager of tue "I reie Presse" of Pekin. brought the Gehrig : band in front Cf The Argus office this I I ad oraered a serenade. Herr Cim8 ,lhe 6Pfcr ! 8hcUl,1 bC 1n0"d1f1rstJ?i a and,!f pecially a live one lik The Argus. We is one of h is min gled with a steady stream of knocks from disgruntled dyspeptics with noth ing but an acid tongue and a pair of sharp teeth. A rotund gentleman with a girth measure of 267 in the shade, approach- i ed the Danville drum corps last night and saluting them shouted: "Men, fellow members of the drum corps, members of the Loyal Legion and the Woman's Christian Temperance union, 1 salute you." Then drawing a lead pencil sword from, his belt with a flourish, he raised it to his beak and ordered: "Attention, hump, hump, fol- i low me." A gang began to trail and the irute leader, upon turning around. yelled: "I 6aid fellow members of the j drum corps, not bums." The curious j ones suddenly had business elsew here. Andrew Olson, ex-mayor of Moline and past president of the Elks' State ' asf relation, was chinning Prexy Wil- ; "a'u" si mgni. "When I was president," said Andy, "the men at the head of the rg3niza- I tion Wore tb-e flWe.r of the ?u-flt- Tbey (were young and aggrese :t fellows ! Uo d!(1 ttiD,SS a,nd erKe n ready, to ! draw ron? W peoples' uomc, use jou ior msiance. t With his ever-ready repartee, Wil ! liams flashed "Well. Anrtv vnn Vnnn.- j here were Dot very ny men in the j order when you held the presidential j office." And silence reigned supreme A gentleman from Kewanee was making an appeal forthe purchase by the Elks of a sanitary sleeping 1 Pneumatic Hammer company, and the L " ? t ( ,, k , - v , V ii-.ii irmiiiiini nnT mini i ii- tn a. w 'mJ James A. Powers, Joliet. Secretary. Kewanee Locomotive works. And what I heard was as music to my ears." "Plenty of volume all right," shouted a delegate who was looking for the freedom of the open air, and the crowd yelled. Mayor J. S. Brown cf Monmouth is one of the delegates in attendance at the Bills gathering. Mr. Brown ta a capitalist and director of the Second National bank and president of the Mcnmouth Plow company. Besides his business connections, he has found time to be an ardent supporter cf the great national game and is president of the Monmouth Baseball club in the Central association. He is the "patron saint" cf the sport in the Maple City and his financial aid has made the game a possibility In his home city. He is now serving his third term as city executive of Mon- kmcuth. "Ladies and gentle-men: Writh your kind attention for a few moments I will endeavor to'introduo to you the eighth wonder of the world," piped a visiting brother last night who evi dently hails from down state, "this young man who stands here beside me is 5C years old and says he Is still chicken. Now follow me closely. He was born in the 'Blue Ridge Mountains of Vi -ginia,' and if I am not mistaken his house is along 'The Trail of the Lone some Pine.' " Just at this moment the half century gent took the floor and said the spieler was right. He yelled out in a voice thai could be heard sev eral blocks that ne was born right in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia and he walked along the trail of the lonesome pine every da.', and what was more he could prove it by his partner. He was given the dog. Among the visiters at the conven tion is Will Nicol of Monmouth. Mr. Nicol Is one of the most noted ma gicians in the country and recently returned from a three year world tour during which time he gave per formances in all parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. His stage name i& Wil Niccli and he is known as the "Handcuff King" and never yet naa failed to unlock any pair of cuffs, leg irens or manacles of any description which have been placed on him and ali without the aid of a key. What his "process" is can only be guessed at. He is a quiet, unassuming young ieilow who dees net look the prores sicnal entertainer. He has made an , independent fortune from his work I onrl 1a snid tr. havn travplril a dis. ' tanca ten times eretaer than that of President Taft and he was known to be something of a globe trotter. Three hundred members cf Gales burg lodge No. S94 started for Rock Island this morning by auto. Before they had gotten far they ran into the mud and some of the machines were compelled to drop out. A few kept on and reached the city. Some of those who were in the stranded autos came en by interurban and others came by train. The Galesburg dele gation in the parade, as a result, did not make the showing that it other wise would. ! IS GRAND MARSHAL OF THE ELKS PARADE ' - : 1 ':;- v. : , ...,.. - 3 , i i ?' . . r J I IV' r rw La . . - ... . I Captain W. A. Roserfield. lfiK-"Tlf-l II III Til III. Sam Ryerson, Rock island. Treasurer, reelected third time. FORMAL TENDER OF LICENSE FEE IS SUFFICIENT Judge Ramsay Orders Mayor to Permit Reopening of Two Saloon Properties. MATTER PUT IN NEW LIGHT Decision Contrary to That in Similar Cases Made by Other Circuit Judges. Judge F. D. Ramsay has decided mandamus case involving two saloon properties which have been closed for over a year because of refusal of the mayor to renew licenses, against the city. The properties are those on the Northeast corner of Fourth avenue and Seventeenth street and the same corner at Third avenue and Twenty first street. Both are leased by Ben Taxman. Mayor Schrlver Baid today the licenses would not be issued till he had a chance to confer with City Attorney Witter, who Is out of town. There is no disposition to fight the case further, however. Judge Ramsay's decision, which was made public today, reverses rul ings made recently In similar case by both Judges Graves and Olmsted. VIOLATED REGULATIONS. The mayor c'.osed the saloons on account of repeated violations of the regulations, following a course as he believed, that had heretofore been sustained by the courts. Mandamus proceedings were begun and the two cases were made one issue and argueel before Judge Ramsey by J. F. Witter, city attorney, and William McEniry, representing the lessee. The' city's position was that, the properties hav ing Deen ciosea as saiocns vor a period of seven months they were to be considered as abandoned an could not be relicensed until the con sent of adjacent property owners had ceen secured. . This position was epposed on the ground that the tender cf the license fee to the city clerk within the seven months kept the rights as saloon irom lapsing, l ne .atter view was that taken by the court. GRACE CHURCH TO BUILD AN ADDITION At a special meeting of the congre gation of Grace Lutheran church last evening, plans were discussed relative to tne raising of the church and the placing beneath of a Sunday school basement. A preliminary committee presented reports of plans, but as no bids for the work had been called foi no definite action could be taken. A committee on building composed cf Dr. C. W. Foss, chairman; Rev. I. O. Nothstein, J. H. Hauberg, Andrew Kempe, C. L. Esbjorn, Amil Danielson, Olof Cervlh, J. E. Bodcen, Mrs. J. Has selqulst, Mrs. O. V. Holmgrain and Dr. E. F. Bartholomew, was appointed. Bids for the work will be asked for and action will be taken at a called meeting to be held as soon as possi ble that work may be begun during the summer. It is proposed to raise the church three feet i.nd place a large basement beneath which will be fitted out for Sunday school rooms, kitchen and dining room, making much addi tional room that is greatly needed. ilk OBITUARY J FINER I. OF MISS BOSEBIRV. The funeral of Florence Bosenbury was held tbie afternoon at the home, 2927 Thirteenth avenue. The body was taken to Beardstown this evening where interment will -be made. FOF.RAL OF II. HOGGEXKAWI. The funeral of Herman Roggen kamp was held at 4 this afternoon at the German Lutheran church. Rev. Wi'.helm was in charge cf the services and Interment was made in the Ger man Lutheran cemetery. Expect to Hold Meeting. Secretary E. L. Hanson cf the Rock River Valley association route an nounced today that, unless there are further rains tomorrow, the meet:-ns of good road boosters, called at Erie Saturday, will be held according to (schedule. The meeting Is called for 9 in the morning, to be followed by H. N. Plndell, editor of the Peoria Journal, is in the city today on busi ness. Alderman E. S. Luebeck of Havana, 111., Is the guest of his brother, J H. Luebeck and family, 906 Fourteenth street. Hon. George E. Coleman, mayor of Havana, 111., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Luebeck of 906 Fourteenth street. W. W. Whipple, city editor of the Galesburg Mall, spent yesterday in the city. He also attended the Bress club banquet Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Leath left today fdr Galesburg, where they will make their future home. Mrs. W, W. Church, mother of the latter, accompanied them. Mrs. O. Juhl and son, Otto, who have been visiting the former's sis ter, Mrs. W. A. McCarthy, 915 Twenty second street, have returned, to their home in Marengo, Iowa. Miss Olga Larson of 3906 Eighth avenue is in Mnneapolis to attend the wedciing In that city of Mss Alpha Sjoblom. Miss Larsou will remain ii Minnesota about three weeks enjoying a vacation, spending most of the time at Winthrop, that state. Frank Barker, who is a freshman in the University of Illinois, is home from Champaign for a 10-day stay. On Fri day of next "week he will leave for Henry county, Iowa, where he will represent the Stratton Map & Atlas company during the summer months. The young man Is taking an engineer ing course, and is the son of George Barker, 1614 Twenty-fourth-and-a-half street NO NEW FACTS AT INQUEST TODAY An Inquest over the remains of Emery Swanson, who jumped off the trestle bridge at Campbell's island and was drowned, was held this morn ing. No new facts concerning the death were brought out, the witnesses claiming that when the young man saw the approaching street car on the bridge, he appeared frightened and either fell or leaped into the stream beiow. The young man was but 16 years old. Accidental drowning was the verdict. ORDER DELAY IN CUSTOMS CHANGE Washington, D. C. June 5. Secre tary McAdoo has recommended to con gress postponement of the customs re- organization plan until Jan. 1, 1914, because of objections against it and because he believes it contains Imper fections. The secretary, however, ap proves the principle of reorganization Practically every customs port In the United States Is affected by this de cision. In suggesting postponement, McAdoo recommends that congress amend the law so that the plan of reorganization must result in a saving of 500,000, based upon expenses of the customs service for .the current year. The president, secretary of the treasury and congress have been bombarded with protests against the reorganiza tion, which revolutionizes the customs service and reduces the number of dis tricts and collectors of customs from 15C to 49. Acting upon the recommendation of McAdoo, the senate commerce com mittee voted in favor of the bill to defer until Jan. 1, 1914, the proposed reorganizing of the customs service. Secretary McAdoo's cleanout of re publican customs officials at San Fran cisco is taken as a forerunner of other sweeping changes in the' reorganiza tion plan to be worked out at one port at a time. 1 RIVER RIPLETS The steamer St. Paul took out a big excursion last night given by the Moline Social club. The trip down stream occupied about three hours and everyone reported a pleasant time. This evening the Rock Island Bell telephone operators will give their an nual excursion on the St. Paul. The girls have sold a large number of tick ets and a big crowd will no doubt take the trip. Schenck-Allen. Charles R. Schenck and Miss Ethel Allen, both of Muscatine, were united In marriage this morning at the office of Probate Judge B. S. Bell in the court house. Colsred Man on Tear. George Jackson, colored, went on a rampage last night, beat his wife and chased bis father-in-law with a knife. Justice Carl Kuehl today im posed a fine cf $10, but suspended payment during gocd behavior. All the newt all the time The Argus. With the selection of Peoria as the fiost of the Illinois Elks' as sociation in 1914, the formal business of the Rock Island conven tion was concluded at o'clock today. Officers were elected. an executive commiti.e namea, ana ha newly elected men formally In stalled. FIGHT FOR OFFICE. The chief fight of the convention was waged over the offices of presi dent and secretary. Since the first arrival of the delegates, there has been a strenuous campaign, which has rivaled, in intensity and heat, many a presidential contest. The city has been fairly swamped with adver tising literature, lauding to the skies the virtues of the various "Bills." The presidential race narrowed down to two men, Dr. I. A. Lumpkin of Mat toon, and H. A. Swallow of Danville, the former capturing the honors on the second ballot by one vote. Dr. A. R. DaCosta of Bloomington received but 11 votes on the first ballot, and withdrew in favor of Swallow, wh trailed by seven votes. The second ballot esulted as follows; Swallow, 87; Lumpkin, 88. W. H. Crum of Spring field was elected vice president with out opposition. There was expected a spirited contest over the secretary ship between James Powers of Joliet and Rev. V. H. Webb of Monmouth, but the former won easily, by a vote of 110 to 44. LOCAL MAX REELECTED. Sam Ryerson of this city was unani mously selected treasurer, for the third successive term. The executive committee was. named as follows: M. W. SneU, Litchfield, northern district; F. L. Sharp, Jacksonville, western dis trict; 1. H. Johnson, Chicago, northern district; Dr. A. R. Da Costa, Jr.. Bloomington, eastern district HEDl'KF.S DELEGATES. At the opening of this morning's session President Williamson severely rebuked the delegates for their lack of interest in last night's scheduled meeting at the Illinois theatre, at which Randall Parrish was to have given an address. Only about 100 peo ple were present, and the meeting was called off. President Williamson de plored the fact that Illinois Elks had permitted other interests to preclude their hearing one of the greatest, lit erary men in the country, one who is an authority on the pioneer days. A public apology was tendered Mr. Par rish. The address, "Spirit of the Pio neer," was ordered published for dis tribution throughout the state lodges. The financial committee reported a balance cC $1,216.65 in the treasury. The Chicago lodge has made arrange ments to establish quarters In the Sen eca hotel at the national convention, to be held at Rochester. An invita tion was extended the Illinois associa tion members to accept the hospitality of Lodge No. 4, and a vote of thanks was tejidered them. Brother Carlin of Kewanee spoke of the work which is being done by the Elks toward the establishment, of a tuberculosis sanitarium. The sum of $20,000 has been set aside by the grand lodge for the aid of sufferers frcm the dread malady. The subject will be up for discussion at Rochester. SLAP PAPERS. The existing Elk publications were banded a severe slap on the wrist. There are at present 25 such papers, and t,he claim was advanced that not one of them was .deserving of the name. These papers are not used to advance the Interests of the grand lodge, but for private gain, was the charg-e. At the natlonaf convention a move Is on foot to advocate an of ficial Elk publication. The Elks' Horn, published at East St; Louis, was de nounced in no uncerta'n terms, and was designated as the biggest "hold up" game in the country. A bill of $25 presented by the East St. Louis paper for running .the roster of Illinois state officers for the past year was dis allowed. The installation of officers closed the convention. Cox Dismissed. Cincinnati, Ohio, June 5. Judge Caldwell today sustained a rrotion by the defense to dismiss tne case: against 'George B. Cox and other of ficers and directors cf the Cincin nati Trust company. The defense al leged' the tru6t company was not In the banking business at the. time of the note for $352,500 .as aKeged to have been unlawfully . cancelled and marked "paid." We Buy and Sell Deere ani Company Moline How Co. Root & Van Dervoort stocks Inquiries Solicited. LITTEN & ROBERTS 8tocks, Bonds, Mortgages. Peoples National Bank Buildinj Rock Island, III 1