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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 9. 1914.
YOUNG St McCOIVSBS
ilh the opening of spring at hand and our new goods coming in every day, we are ready to show the people of the Tri
nities and vicinity one of the finest displays ever showed in the City. There are no back numbers in this array, everything
is new, up to date, and clean. There is no more fitting way to start out the spring season than to add that new piece of
furniture to your home. Whatever you want we have it and remember too that the price is rigfii. :
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Defense of Head Clerk Hawes
of Modern Woodmen.
STORY PEDDLED TO CAMPS
wild AHeaat'n ' Official Dishonesty
Said to Have Bti Made to
jazes McXamara. assistant head ;
-rk of the Modern Wood men of i
series.- today issued the following
-poring the past six months there
lu iwn decided change In the sen
tixfEt of a nuniber of the local camps
gt lie society in this city and through
jat the county. Camps heretofore unl
jjnniy friendly to Head Clerk Hawes
(o the administration suddenly
timed right about face and have Un
it op in opposition to the head officers
ui are opposing everything that
takes for the progress of the society
td its best interests.
-ffeiiEg that there must be a reason
t this marked change in sentiment,
have been making some Inquiries
ui now have information from reli
able sources thnt during the past sum
aer and fall. and. in fact, up to the
jrt meeting of local camps in Feb-
rarjr. at which the delegates to the
cauaty camps were elected, a few
mbers residing In Rock Island have
taken it upon themselves to visit
seirly all the local camps in the coun.
xj at their regular or special meet
iss. At surn meeting, addresses
vers made in which outrageous, in
tumous. slanderous and totally fase
tzi ucfounded charges were made
ipnsl Head Clerk Hawes personally
md a?ainst all of the head officers of
tie society. In this statement I shall
fell with the charges that concern
End Clerk Hawes.
Thty are as fellows:
"That the revenue derived from
lis sale of artesian water, and which
iscald go to the general fund of the
(Kiety has been stolen by Head Cleric
Haves and that not a penny of It has
pee Into the general fund of the o-
" That the flow from, the artesian
eH has been reduced by means of a
nit, ao that there will be less water
rj cot of the overflow, where cltf-
ku of Rock Island have been In the
ubit of getting the water free of
ctarge, with the object of compelling
ore of them to subscribe and ray
far vater and thus increase the re ve
la from Its sale and enable the head
trfc to steal more money.
That Head Clerk Hawes has a pri
nts deposit of the society's funds
rbere between $300,000 and 12,
W.toO, from which he receives per
icuZy the Interest accretions at a
"That each year Interest on the so
itj's Tands. stated all the way from
CW.WO to $300,000. Is divided among
It bead officers. Head Clerk Hawes
one of them.
"That Head Clerk Hawes. when he
maaed the office which he now holds
s a pauper and that today he is
Wd as a millionaire.'
Many Believe' Statements.
1 am firmly convinced that many
mben throughout the county credit j
Qss dastardly accusations and that
Is the real rea'son for their un
ttwdllnees to Head Clerk Hawes and
their opposition to the present
4 officers. I do not blame any
fcstber who believes theee charges
b trie for Haicg up with the bo
Insurgents. If there was one
wa of truth In them, or If there
u a single fact upon which to base
ity vs. Socialism
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V v ,
$10.00 to $50.00
Are clean and sanitary
?an ana sanitary- They pre a thing of beauty, QO
Vernis Martin bed 31-75 to $16
A Gssd Spring
Was at onetiine a great
Inniry, bat since da In
tlon ef the Vfor Secleae
eprlar and the m&r tt
has become. a. necessity.
Tho VJat Bagleae "frtttg
Is gaaraateed for 2S.?ears.
The guaranteed 1 1 & k
Prices of others
range from $3 to
Some beautiful Fumed Oak. Waxed Oak, Golden Oak. and Ma
hogany Library Tables. CQC ff
Prices $8.25 to POO.IU
Rockers 81-25 to g47 QO
With six to eight foot extea-
eions, in polished Golden Oak,
Fumed Oak- Size 45 in.,
48 in. and 54 in. &f d
tops. Prices $11.50 to. pfffO
Chairs, boxed seat, leather cov
ered, hand polished and golden
quartered oak, polished finishes.
Also Golden Oak OK
Gloss- Prices 75c to. JZ.4SO
J Dressers 23
In all kinds of woods and finishes
Antieuee. Mahogany (Adam's design).
Dull Solid Mahogany CoociaI as
sign). Circassian Walnut (Colonial
Sheraton, and Louis XV- rfjl Of?
price $30 00 to .. p M.iJ
Also some Golden Oak. hand-polished
V!o ". $48.00
Furniture (or the Office
Does your office need overhauling? Perhaps
a new office chair would increase your
working efficiency as well as contribute to
your comfort. We have new Desks rang
ing in prices from
$3.00 to ....
A variety of Davenports in golden
oak, fumed oak and mahogany.
also Oolden Oak wax.
For lhe Kitchen
Kitchen Cabinets, MeDougal Sells
SV.:" .. $35.00
Other makes $4.25 up.
Chairs and Stools,
The Sealey sells
The others sell at
Buffets in Gclden Oak
Polished golden oak waxed and 7C ff
fumed oak fi: ished. Prices $14.75 to OiUU
jslc about our deferred payment plan. It is a most convenient and - 'A
Ask about our deferred payment plan. It is a most convenient and
yet economical offer .
Our aim is to keep the confidence
of the people.
The Store for AD the People
Co-operative Store Co.
Xi&m Rock Island, IU.
We carry only the best line of
ZT K. C- Hall (Old Y.M.C.A
HEN7 Wednesday, Marh 11. p. m
AUSPICES OF KNIGHTS OF
ADMISSION fREE TO AU
these charges, I would be an Insur
"The fact Is there is not a scintilla
of evidence warranting such charges.
There Is not a -word or line of truth
in any line of them. There Is not a
single fact now, nor has there been
at any time in the past anything upon
which such charges could be founded.
"Believing, as I do, that the mem
bers of this society outside of a few
of the leaders of Insurgency are hon-
ett and fair-minded and that it tney
can be convinced that Uiey hare been
misled, there will be a revulsion of
feeling. I hereby extend to erery dele
gate to the Rock Island county camp
bet only a cordial Invitation to visit
tbe bead oXcti and investigate these
charge for himself, but I urge all such
delegates to come and make such an
Investigation. I Invite, also, the dele
gates from nearby counties to come
la and make a similar investigation.
In fact, erery member of the society
will be cordially welcomed and will
be given every opportunity to investi
gate all the records and accounts of
the head clerk's office that pertain In
any wise to the charges referred to,
and if any member finds a single fact
tending to show the truth of tbe
charges, or any of them, I will forfeit
tbe sum of $i00 to any charitable or
ganization he may name.
"To say that I wis surprised to
learn that such charges had been nade
docs not express It. To me, it seems
almost unbelievable that anyone with
the Instincts of a human being, or any
oue who in permitted to walk about
among civilised men and among de
cent people, would have the unmiti
gated gall; would be so lacking in
principle and ordinary decency, as to
make such slanderous and unfounded
accusations as these above stated
and It is stranger still that the fact
that such charges have been made did
not com to our notice earlier.
"C. W. Hawes Is not a candidate
for any office, but that is no reason
why Ms reputation should be traduc
ed and his character assassinated in
this manner. lie has handled for the
membership df this society in excess
of $150,000,000 and without the loss
of a single cent, and there are no
words In the Knglisb language, or at
least in my vocabulary, that are
strong enough to condemn this sort
of conduct as It should be condemned.
Wo are trying now to secure the
names of the members of the society
who made these charges and If they
are secured and we can obtain sat
isfactory evidence, rest assured that
the accusers will be given an oppor
tunity to prove their statements In
Mrs. Conrad Nilson entertained the
members of the rioneer Birthday club
last Saturday afternoon, when a num
ber of visitors were present. Ferns
and carnations were the decorations.
Some time was spent in sewing and
general conversation, preceded by
Victor Hoklnson is quite 111 at his
home out In the country south of the
Mrs. Cecil Ferguson had as a guest
part of last week Mrs. Mary Whit
worth of Rock Island.
Mrs. H. Klrkpatrick entertained tbe
members and friends of the Eaptlbt
Ladies' Aid society last Wednesday
afternoon. It was a very pleasant
and rroiltable meeting. After devo
tional exercises and noiue time spent
In needlework and social conversa
tion, a nice lunch was served by the
Mrs. Richard Bll will entertain the
members and 'friend! of the Pioneer
Birthday club at a St. Patrick' lun
cheon at her home March 17.
Last Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Wil
liam Emmert vary delightfully enter
tained a number of her friends at a
bridge party. Green and white were
the colors used in table and house
decorations, the color scheme being
carried out in white carnations 'and
ferns and white cards decorated with
shamrocks were used as place cards.
It was a St. Patrick's affair and pro- 're
pressive bridge was tho principal di- "in
version of the afternoon. Shamrock s-;
were given as favors. T.
Mrs., Jessie Brown of Osborne, 111., r'''
visited relatives here last Thursday f
and Friday. s '1
SUPERIOR AT NAZARETH ACADEMY
PRAISES FATHER JOHN'S MEDICINE
In a recent letter the Mother Superior of Kaxareth Academy says: "I iiave .
nothing except praise for Father John's Medicine. ' Several of the lters
have been taking it this winter and all have been benefited by It" (Signed) j;( .
Yours sincerely. Mother Antoinette, Nasareth Academy. Concordia. Kansas, -. i
It is worth while knowing that Father John's Medicine i afe dK e
cine to take for colds and throat and lung trouble and as tonio and
body bvilder. because it does, not contain any alcohol or dangerous druga.
tut Is composed entirely or pure and whcloeome. nourishing food element.
whlih build new flesh and strength. Children a well a older people fiad
renewed health and trentth from it . me iAd.). '