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TIIK HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. APRIL 4, 1911.
10 ii REVENUE CRAFT FOR MISSISSIPPI Bill Now Before Congress to , Provide Three of New Type to Patrol Stream. $va,ouo ro " laevprrad Minertne am life, vuch as occurred in tae spring of 113, wbt:: larte si tior.s of Ohio and Indiana w-re miI iih r-l ly on of the moet dicastrous rlH.ti pver Known in tne country. :II ;n future be pre vented. If the bill i.ow before con press, providing for extending revenue cutter serv begun until motor boats had been transferred acres the country In au tomobiles. Three powerful. shallow draft steamers, to be equipped as revenue cutters .and estimated to cent about each, have already been cle Kach cutter will have twin workinz In tunnel, and will j therefore !e able to traverse flooded iHertion without danger to the pro- ! pellers from wreckage. Each will be i e.iuti'ped with four 30-foot motor .1 loss ot boats carried on davits, and with one or more row noais. wnue unuMin nsv j quarters in the forward part of the j hull will enable the cutter to carry ! larne iuai;tities of food for dlstrlbu ' turn among flood sufferers. Such a i vessel as this could probably nave 1KCA1. ollrr of I'ulillt-allun. Stat- of Illinois, Hock Inland Coun ty is: In tlio Circuit Court. Slay term, A. I. 114. AH.ii J. Irwin v. .Maude Irwin. In C'liHiircry. Affidavit f unknown i'c"ld-n'e f tlin hIhivi- dt-ft-ndant. Maudf lrin. httvlnir l..-n ill.-d in tin- th-ik's t'llit-o f the elrenil i-mirl ( aaid etniniy. iitlee ik Ihfn fiirr li.-rt-bv nlvi-n l the Mid nn i .. I. -lit il.-f.-ndunt Hint ti.. vtunplii Inant j Itle.l liln hill of t-omplulnt 111 said t-trurt. 1 "ii tlio eliHiieerv s(d. ther'HJf. tin tht. nm-oikI luy i'f April. 1914. and Hint ' thereupon a summons Issued out of ald j t-i-urt. wherein said suit Is now pcndlne. I r.-tiiriiiille on Hie ilrst M.mday In th in. .inn .f May next, us is by law- it , iiirl. j Now. unless you. the said defendant I itlxivc MHinetl. Man. I.- Irwin, shall per j sntalty be HiiJ appt-nr b-iire mhIJ t-lr-I i nit eourt. on the llrst flay of the next I term thereof, to b hc-hleii ut Itock ls- liind in and for said county, on the first ADVERTISEMENT. send from, the Great Lakes tie. ports sk-lled men and life-savins apparatus to aid in savinu life in the inundated regions, and in the worst stricken rfistrkt. t!ie Miami valley in Ohio. 'ffectie relief could not be "u I . . .. j ,,.., navtnn Mondav in .May next, and plead, answer the . into ,1,e n,aiu Streets of 1'ajton j (. tImur , lhe complainant's bill or t-.nnplalnt. the same aim matters aim ihiiiKs I herein ehartted and stated will be tit ken as eonfissed. anil a deeree eii-Itrt-d aeeordlntr to the prayer of said bin. t;i;icc.F: w. gam hi. k. Clerk. I!... k I.-land. III.. April I. 1914. Harry M. ib-Caskrin. complainant's sollellor. ice to the Ohio and j ' " hm1 ua at i,s blM- coul1 becomes a law. Iave sent its motor boats to rescue . ........ ... Herscns marooned in tree tops and Missisyinni ri vers l..o-itw ti. .. ti. u- ....K,i-v i.. netsens marooned in tree tops and Allan- ! crumbling iiiniuinK .anu i-ouiu iur- distributed food to others less pern- H ot One oney To M B urn Sewing machines and high grade tools. Diamonds, w a t c h es and jewelry our est specialty. great- I i ni'.-ni i iic - K.T. I. Hi I'll 11' i.M a u::-.i' :k. I l i - ! i ate !i.trra---il'nl ci '' Ini-i!c.! nnu i!iatc ir.alte-!" whioh ever hmly knows for all tlu-M- I.i-i tliii!" cars. n i.'t f -rvt-t 1 1 1 cek-irat' 1 ( t M ;. 1 e i.( ).x c; ).. i iiic f.M Jihoiif. c-. tile oll lov JIloIlC No. 1 7 7 I'Icasc call, jlione, v.irc or to u, vc floll write, whisper t care wliit h so we s anI jet your it ify o;i lu-ines. ShcfinySfionesSSon 1619 Second Ave. Rock Island, III. We alsf buy old gold . r.nd .silver. ously situated. During the flood sea yon of each year these cutters will follow the crest of the flood. Headquarters will be assigned to each cf the cutters one to be located at lAJuisvJle or Cincinnati, one at t. Louis and one at Helena. Ark., or Vicksburji. Miss. Under ordinary conditions they will patrol the river just as the revenue cutters noy pa trol the ocean, enforcing the navia- Xvtice of 1'ubtleatloo. State of Illinois. Kock Island Coun ty -s Maureen Pccklo vs. Artnur F. Pecklo. in Chancery. Affidavit .ri non-residence of Arthur V. "'.Klo. tae above defendant, having oeen filed in the clerk's otlieo of the cir cuit court or said county, notice is therefore hereby given to the said non resident defendant that the complainant tiled her bill of complaint In said court. on tne cnanccry sioo inereoi, on tn uon and motor-boat laws, helping tes- " ,.., ,ummona issued out of said caL ( fi Hiuiroa unil Ttrrfrirmin? such I t-onri. wherein said suit is now Dendiiiir. . ; . n reilirildlfiu "ii in.- i - ...-Jiivjaj ill iiic , other duties as may , them. They will be equipped with wireless apparatus, and will therefore I be able to rt-sonJ quickly to any call ! for help. Ka cutter will be 145 i fee: loiifr, w ith a beam of 21 feet and ' a draft of 3'. feet. t.F-.flAt. oliee of I'uhllealiou. Slate of Illinois. Kock l"lan.l C-un mmith of May next, as is by law re- milred. Nw. unless you, the said non-resident defendant above named. Arthur fr". I'.-cklo. shall personally L-e and appear heiore said i-ircuit court, on the lirst lav of the next term thereof, to be I hoi. leu at Rock Island in and for the snid county, on the lirst Monday in the month of May next, and plead, answer or demur to the said complainant's bill of complaint, the same and the matters and thin therein charged and stated will be taken as confessed. a?m a decree entered UKHiust you UCculdlllK tu the ! prayer of snid bill. . ' liKulWK . GAMBLE. :lerk. K"c k Island. III.. .March ;i. 15M. Seliriver A: Schriver, complainant's solicitors. But can't find a match. So I iie vc will 1 mn or rent it all out. You say what will we loan it on ? Anything1 or : everything that has a value. Cut Rate Loan Co. makes loans on Household goods. Pianos and storage receipts. Live stock, buggies, wagons, etc. Salaries and real es tate. Choice guns, type-writers. In the Circuit Court. May frm. 1!14. Mary K. .N'wton vs. John .Wwton. Ar il i i r .Vtt i..ii, Charles N H'Uin. Lizzie W'ar.'li.ini. Anne i wl.'.rn, William H. nry Newt. .ii, Ktir.ah.-th N'ewton and Arthur . wi..n. In Chnn- rv. Attalait of iion-resld. nee of John i N". Ion. Arth'ir X lvnm, Charles New- I ii. i.i4! d i . iui 'ii, .-1114 "i."t it, i eery William H-nry N'.-wioii. Klizabeth New- t liarb'tc I'entiuiiu. tt al vs. and Arthur .- wimi. tlo- aoove e. sii.-or.a r.l. tt al defendants. Iia mc b--n llb il m t he clerk's , liujci t it I.- Nollrr of i'uolleatlon. Ivvi-n1 N. Simonsun, allnrni-v. Si. it. of Illinois, Kock Island Coun ty : In the Circiit Court of said county. To the .May lerm. A. If. 1'J14. Ill Cliau- SnmiKl ! l:ill I.- ! nijanis. iiami; r-.-n niii m tnec-iera s offi. of tt.- circuit court of anl cotm-! io,.i...-it ,.r i...n.r...i.i..n... fir ti.. tv. notii - ix therefore lu n liv K S veil to f,. ,",., nlM .Mj,,,,,,. it. itarb.-r. Albro liar-I tne sum non-n snieni oei..nnaiit mni i r, Walter Karber. Andrew Harber. m.iaitmiit tiled t,,-r lull ot om- i .arst. Karber. 1'eriy liar be r, Albert llar- iwr, Wlliam 1 1. Hciclier, Carno llilriu r, Lizzie A. Kukci-k, Walter l-i, Itugt rs. Humrs. Genevieve M. liender- siin, t.eiicvicvc Henderson, . r re- li-l'iint tu said court, on the ihnn.-'-rv .!! thereof. n the 3rd lav of April, ll'lt. and lhat t heretiion a summons is- i wUer .-.u.-ii oul ir FHt.l t oui-i. wn rein sain sun i- pending-, returnable on the tirst amli William C. l- r.-t-iand. Samuel Suep iv in the month c.-f May next, as ,,ard. Frank M. Sneppai d. Charles '. law r-.j uir.-d ' ! jinei.pard. jlarKarei nepuard, William titi I v- Ci thn atolil r t -i t-ou blpti I . . .. t x . . .Mom is bv f loli, n i iitmvi- named. John Newton, Arllnir N.-wlon, Charb-s Newton. Lizzie Wureham. Anim I l.l..irn. William Itenrv ' N wton. llhzaliftii N. wfon and Arthur N-wt n. shall pers'-naliy be and appear b for said circuit court, on the tirwt day of ih" next term thereof, to lie hohlen nt It'H-k Inland, in and for said county. n the hrst Monday in May lo-xt. and plead. Answer or demur t. the s.-i:d complainant's lull of complaint, t he rarr.e and ilo- matter and fhlnies th-re- iri i h.-irc.i and stat.-d will lo- taken mi unknown ni. i-ii, iinu a io-.-r.-e .-ucererj airalfisl tie Iscc HI .-! ordini; to th. prayer cf naid W. UAMni.K. Clerk. n.-k Island. III.. April X 1!14. J. K. Wl-.t.r. complainant's solicitor. C. ut ipard. Jr., Iteiia Mel. arroll. Jiaisyj Mu-.paril. liei-t filM iard, Itoy tjhep- I aro, liaroiil Slli-pjiaril. and the Ull- . known residence oi tiie ilel'endants. Kl- j m r C. Johnson. Oeorire John- i son. Frank Karber. and tnai Hut- are persons tiitcres;cd in tlio suiJi-t matier oi tins rauw wliosu names an1 unknown but who arc made defendants In this cause, as the tin- known widow, heirs, legatees and devl- I s.-es of tleorife V. Miller, deceased: the I widow, heirs, lejtatces and. f William A. Kogers. deceas Notice of I'oblleatlom. re-ore X. Si.-nonson. attcrney. Stale of Illinois, Hock Inland Coun ty a.: In tne Circuit Court of said county. To tiie May term, A. It. 1!H. In Chan cery. Matthew I'. Kuekley. e'.-mplainaiit. vs. K'-njaimil S'-hneid-. r. et al., dclvlldallts. loll Jo .(.I., t title. Aiinlavit of non-ri-slilciice of the de fendant x. .Ml.' rt il'iiiilii r, .nd.-ew- (u:ii im r nit'1 Ida Ituekl'-y. and tli iiuknow-n residence of the d feiidants. Charles C. Klaek. Kreliun Cr.ipst.-r and :ir"llne. Louisa I'rai'si.-r. and that there arel a-r'iiis int-rcMcd In tlo- subj--t matt'-r " iihls cause ivliivi. iiarne.4 an1 iitikiiowu ' but who are mad- tl.-f.-iulants in this' cause, as the unknown widu-w, heirs. I I'KaleeH anil llevlf'-.-S oi lU-.-tiuu 4 lap--l.-r. dee.-a 'oj; th.f unknow'fi widow, h'-ir-.. ! nalc. and devi-i.es oi' Charles lw.ick. dee.-asetl; tli unknown wid ow, heirs. I ualn n and d'-visees of s. C. I'i'-k. il. ikis. il : tiie i:ukiiown widow. hells. l,-Kal'-es and le'..es of S;imii-I i". I d. k. d'-ccac,i : tu- uukiiwii widow, loirs. Iruai'i'M and d-v.-.es of W. T. 1'rl.-.'. d-e-as'-d: tii unknown widow. r, iieir. b-fccat' es and devices of Nancy M . Cook, deceased, the unknown widower, h'lrs. i' Kid-i s and devisM-s of Jane I'r: , dcocaxc.l; the unknown widow, neirs. U-ieaiees and d'-vi-.-es .f I..u. rt i.inirtL l-easd: the unknown widow. I' 'i' ii . l-icat'-c-- and d.-'is'-es .f Sidro-y W. t,'Hik. deceased ; the unknown wid ow, h'-irs and devisees .f Kbenezcr . M!a ' -k ina ti. Jr.. 'b-e.-H sel : the unknown i uiitn. h-irs. lei-te.-s aii'4 iK-vi-i-h of' ; An-oii I;. I'ulili. I'-cased : tii- unknown I u-i.l"u- l.i iim I.-.'.'t t . :'li.l ili'VisH... nf ' ! :i.-klt:ali. il.-.-i ihi-iI . I h- unknown widow r. ii'-ir". I-Katees and devise'. s of Car. line l.oi.i-a Cr.i pst '-r. d'eased; the ' .ink ii..-. ii widower, loirs, legatees and j d-vi-e. i'f l.y.lla 'I'. Col.b. deceased; . ti:- uiiknown wj.ion-. r. heirs. I. ati'i-ii I a i'. I device., of l.y.lla T. Cob. d used: '. t.ne unknown widow, heir, l.-caif-sanil ! il.-vi .- ol St. '-iih' ii S. I:laek!nati. d'-- uiikfiown widow, heirs, h-tr- .ie i--. of '"I'll '-i I II . les- i-. d: i Ii ii iik f i -wii widow. arid il'-vlse s of ll'-rllarilj i. d : the unknown u tdow. i rid ie l.-e. s ii I : rnhar'l I a-d. tli' iieknown widow. - ai d tt is ! of I:, i n. ,i .l i--l; tt..- tin U iit'V.-ii wl-lov.'-r. i iid !. im-i-i- .f Ann !i.i , fl: the unknown wid'.nv. h Irs, lefratees and tb-vis'-es tf Karl Cro wle, dM-ea.s-ed; the unknown widow, heirs, lcicatct-s and devisee ,,f w. C. Wajrely, tlci-cas-etl; the unknown widow, heirs, legatees and devisees of V. C. Va?. )', deceits- i cd: the unkntiwn widow, heirs, legate. -s 1 and d'-vls'-es of John K. Ji-hnson, jr. ceased; the unknown widow, heirs, lejc- ! .in- ? :tni tre js'-es or j.'iiti hi. Jonuston, d'-ceasetl: tilt- unknown widow, heirs, leg atees and devisees of John Karber, de ceased; the unknown widow, heirs. cr-at'-es and devis'-es tf John Adams, de ceased; the unknown widow, heirs, leic at.es and devisees of Jacob II. iltnv land. ilo'Mv.j; the unknown widow, heirs. 1'UateeS anil devisees of Amos .1 .1 ' 'a.-'-d : ul.-. s a II Ii ii-y. I'i--a. Si-i-rk. .be .r-.. c ya. i..i i A. ! C' !i :r . : i:a!' .:.! I; -I n. ir-. l-v.il. I.. i:a nkii'.v, l ib. d t-i ill. i' ir .1 wid th- lc- Kowe, dei-euscd; the unknown widower. h'-lrs. 1. Ual. eS and devisees of luee McCall. ib-eeased; the unknown widow-! it. heirs. l'-Kitccs and devisees of ,a vlnla 1'. Howe, defused: the unknown ! widower, heirs. . -Kates i:nd ih vlsecs I of Kuih S. K'lwiar.d. tl. -censed: the un-; kn.'Wii widow, r. nelrs. lecatets and ti'-vis'ts of Susan t. In.nii.l. d'-.-t-astd: the unknown widower, h'-irs, legate, s and devisees of Hannah Katon. deceas-j 'I: the unknown widow- , heirs, l.-ua- tees and ib vif es t-f R. II. Kotrers, d'--' . . a-'.l; the unknown widow, heirs 'leir-l iit.s-s autl devisees of Itobt-rt II. Rogers,! di-c.-ai-i-tl: tiie unknown w-idow-er. lo-irs i ietrat.es i:n. d. visors of Jane Harnett, tl'-ct a si (! ; the unknown widower, heirs, legatees autl th-vlsreg tf Sally Park hurst, d ceased: the unknown widow, heirs, legatees and di-vlaecs of Samuel I'arkhtirst. .Jiawl: the unkne-wn widow, loirs. b-Katees and devisees of l.eimie I'.-irkllUrst. dcecased- ll.n known widow, heirs, lepaiers nml tlev- J ls es of Anson liarriiiKtou. d'-ceased-the unknown widow. heirs. I.ul.es1 and devisees of panicl ils, v. deceas- ' etj; ine unknown wiiimr. heirs, 1 It-eS ail'! tl'VISeeS Of .lalll'S A. tieecaseu: llie UllKnoWll W dow I. ..ire b ifatc-s and dt vise s .if Wllliani Topf j iln-i'lisi'il: fht- unknown n-irl.iu- i...i'i h-Katees and tlevisees or Kphraim John-I sou, d-ceasttl; the unknown widow j l,-lr. h-i-atccs and devisees uf Wllliani I J. Turner. d-ceas-d; the unknown I widow, heirs, legatees and dt-visoc of Nets I'ct.-r I't tcrstrii. .! eeasetl : the un known assiirriM .-lll.l SUCCessoe ,.r .1.: I Warsaw" A.- IC'tekfortl Railroad com- pany. noii-ei-:ei, t : n ,,. owners c-f tin- northwest quarter of the I soiiilnast tiuarter; antl iim wesr bif. t.f the uorth'-HSt ouail.r or the south-ea.-t iiiuirter. exct t a parcel of hind 'iii.ili.iii live i ., i acres more ,r b-ss rr of the northwest corner of the eUst half ol said .-ouiheast iuari.-r: and out- ...... ....ii,..-.-,. .-.. aim iwcntv "' I and the south hall of the soul I. west l.i.iiiei oi ,ue norineast lltlitrt'-r- :n,l 'jlilfr'r" I h'lrs. d'e.a-'-il- tile UliklltlUil bKIit'l-S .-.ti'.l d.-vi-e, a !! it, d'-cca-ei' - arid pr.-n.ls. . to-wit: Vh- sou tli ! a.,M."" ?eacrc.l.o,Ilf t hat part of tlic south. ,e sou! In. est riacttonai tiuart-r i . . 7 . . . , o.'i m west .,uart r ly- of r-.-. "i"ll ll.lllll.' r Six . "J I. towiishll.t-ith- . " ' , ." I'UOIIi: lll!lWHy I'-adillh nor f lai.Kc two ,J, . as t 1 m , ' i"', '. 1 y r"." ," P""- 'It y 1 ill ,,oh; ..f Ho f, ith. ,,111,'ii.al no ridian. '. ."J",''! ,a'"1 b:.'.," situai-d i s,c- . ..l.tiliuit r..n -three and nine! vu- !"."' " " x, townsiiip Nlnt :,u id., dih- ii:i:m a.-res. n..re or l.ss; 1 , "i ''t "'"Ii. lanae on i I ). st ai-o :l-.t pait t-t lb.- norlh.vest tiuarter l l.i.. V ' r i-rincipai Meridian, I s.elioli s-en I, I. township eighteen ibi nolth n tit-e two t asl of the the I i.iin -aii'i counn. Illinois, liavliii; oeen III.. I , tne t'ltlce 1,1 Hie cb-rk lif ... .... .... co.iri oi aiti cotintv, notice is 1.. r. by Kivei, lo , , h t,f Hui. tle- rtliwest t ..-rnt-r of tile I i. i . V' . 5 n"a thelri t.f said seeiioi, s. v.-n ., , '. -i"-.." .11 saoi court, on the - " ..o ..-oi. on Lilt' I lilt rl.liali. Lound- .liows. I. -wlt: li-j , 1 1 t l!i i princifi ' anil d r.lctl as I o i ;.ii :i!4 at 1 1 1 ' i... 1 1 1. cs; uaarter ! t , r.-. I., iic- ruiioiiiK t-ast f o: t y-f our I 4 1 1 : rods tl.'-n--'- t-ootii in.-iity-hv.i roila. : i h'-ri-.- tvesi forty-tour i44 rttds, th'-fii Ji.orih : w t-iitv-two tL'-i rods to the place of be-i :in tu ir. containing six acres. i fiior-- or less; also, the northeast tiuar ter of t!i- northeast tiuarter t.f Hf-ction lw Iit tH2i. township eiKhtt t-n t I s i. r.ortli riMijr'- out- ill. t-nst trf the f- eiili 4th i prln ifial meridian: all in Uo k Island touiitx. Illinois; haviiiK l. -n ('I' d in the oftire of the clerk of li.e clr uit t-ourt t.f said county, notice ' is h' r. tiv Klven fo each of said tl'-fend-!air that . ompainlant lile.l ins bill of I en .'a Int in said court, on the chancery -id'- iii'-reif. on the first day of April. A. I . i:'H. ana fi.at inereu,on sum- f said court, wherein f.'-iidiriir. aaalnst said nametl, refurnuble on of May, KM 4. as is by j 1 ir.t.ns l-siit-tlout I s.i Id suit is fc.w I lef .-r.iia ri t - hI'v ! tne liisi Mvi.da;. ! N'.-w, iinlets you. the said defendants ali.il.' r.arn d. a lid ea.-h t.-f you. shall p. rsoually ami appear before said circuit court, on the first day of the liext term ther of. to be hobb-n at lim it l-lan.l. l-i and for said i-ounty, on the lirst M-tiday of May. 1I4. next, and plead, uiiin-.r t.r tie;nir lo said com -plainnnt bill of complaint, the same and the matters tin rein charged and stated will be taken as confessed, and a oct ree cntereti uiraiust you uccorulDK to the prayt r of said bill. In testimony whereof. I have here unto set my hand and a filled the fnl of said court, at my office In Rock Is land, this first day of April. A. r. ll. (.Stolj OEOftOK V. OA.MRI.K, Clerk. Dtioie X. Simouaon, sollellor. n !.. ti . t.f Aloll A l Kill "' : "..o umi inere- ..r-... u ....... ..us issiletl out of salt! -- "n.i null IS Dfnil nit analnst said defendants ab.ne named i. t uriiable on i he first Monday of May l'jll. as is by law required. ' Now. unless you, the said defend ants above named, and ea.-h of vt.ii shall personally be ami appear beior.'. aid circuit court on the first dav or tl..- n xt tej ni thereof, to be hold, n at K.s k Island, in and for said coimtv fa the first Monday of May. 1 ft 1 4 . n e x t. a n t j plead, nnawtr or demur to said com plainants' bill of comiialnt. the ...ii,..-, tii.-r.-iii cnara-cfl stated will be taken as confessed 'it.s-1,-.- riurmi HKainst you ln to the prayer of said bill. In testimony whereof, i hue here, unto n t my hand and amxed the senl of said eourt. at my oftlcn in Kock Is land, this first day of April. A n 1914 Heal. tJKOROK OAMHI.K. Clerk. Iievore N. Slmonson, solicitor. and and aecoTd- mAL ADVERTI S I NO. Progressive Candidate for As sistant Supervisor, J. CLINTON SEARLE. Lawyer, Earnest, Capable and Industrious. The Attack On Dry Ottuiiiwa The Municipal League has recently published a report of the findings of one oi the staff correspondents of the Molinc Evening Mail, in regard to conditions in Ot tumwa, Iowa. As was to be expected this representative of the Mail, which is the organ of the liquor interests, found local option a failure in Ottumwa, and painted conditions there very black. Ottumwa, however, has citizens who protest against such slander against their city. . The following letter came unsolicited to the Local Option League, and is from a well known former Rock Islander. Ottumwa, Iowa, April 3, 1311, LOCAL. OPTION LEAGUE, Robinson Building, Rock Island, 111. Pear Sirs: Under separate cover I am sending you copies of the Ottumwa Courier in which we endeavor to show that Ottumwa is not as black as painted by the Moline Mail, when cities like Moline, Rock Island and East Moline are considered. Yours very truly, R. D. MacMANUS. Here is another communication from a former Rock Islander, now a resident of Ottumwa: Ottumwa, Iowa, April 3, 1914. Local Option League, Rock Island, 111., Dear Sirs: Of the two men quoted in the Mail interview Mayor Pat Leeny has been convicted of bootleg ging several years ago, which is a matter of court record. J. J. Smith was attorney for the Leisy Brewing Co.. during the fight against local option. lie repudiates much of the interview and says he said nothing about drug stores and hotels. The merchants of the city say business Is better than under saloons, collections much better. All are satisfied. At the recent annual banquet of the Ottumwa Commercial Association the toastmas ter. who had been one 'of the leading attorneys for the liquor people, stated that the liquor problem is settled for Ottumwa for all time. Business is in good shape. A prominent Bank president says in the two yetrs follow ing the closing of saloons the number of savings depositors In the city has increased 15 per cent, and the de posits 20 per cent. The credit of the city has never been higher. The period of readjustment is over. The last bonds were sold at high premium. Chester W. Whitmere. a leading lawyer, says that prohibition is a marked success financially and morally. Conditions as pictured in the Mail do not obtain in Ottumwa, The Daily xCourier in today's editorial says: "Abolishing the saloon has lifted Ottumwa far above the present moral level of Rock Island and Moline." George L. Gillies, one of the prominent lawyers of the city, says: "I have been a resident of Ottumwa for eight years, coming here when the saloon and whisky crowd ran the city, and we had 33 saloons running wide open and a large part of the Ume in utter defiance of law. Ottumwa hasbeen dry since July 1, 1911, and it is my belief that there will never be another attempt to open saloons here. A large portion of the saloon fixtures have been shipped away to other cities and the brewery has been turned into an Ice plant. Business has never been better than at present, and business men in general are satisfied with conditions. Crime has been so re duced that our grand juries have very little to do. There have been but two murders in this city of 25,000 people during the 33 months (23.4 years) since the saloons were closed, and other crime has decreased proportionately. During saloon days fully 40 percent of the time of the courts was taken up with criminal trials, while during the dry period only about a week each term of court Is necessary to dispose of indictments. It is true that there is some liquor sold contrary to law, but the liquor law Is like all other criminal statutes, and there are some who will be deterred from committing crime only by conviction and punishment. However, it Is my belief that there is much, less liquor sold illegally now than was bootlegged about the city when the saloons were running, for they paid very little attention to laws.- On March 14, 190S, during the saloon regime, 30 saloon keepers were enjoined by the district court of this county from running their saloons illegally. These saloon keepers had been running their saloons on Sunday and holidays, after hours, selling to minors, etc. The Wapello County Civic League here keeps the bootlegger on the move, and he has a hard berth to sleep in. The war on the saloon is over in Ottumwa and only those who were Interested in the business either direct ly or indirectly regret the departure of the saloon." Yours sincerely, P. O. BERSELL.. We arc really xery much obliged to the Municipal League for being the means of placing this excellent campaign document into our hands. Vote YES and Free Yourselves From the Rule of the Liquor Interests LOCAL OPTION LEAGUE 201-202 Robinson Building