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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY.
APRIL 17, 1014. " ? BORAH OPPOSES DRY AMENDMENT Tells Delegation Senators Are Not Convinced Plan Is Practicable. MANY SPEAKERS APPEAR Anti-Saloon Leader Telia Congress men They Should Let People Decide Question. Washington. D. C. April 17. Sena tor Borah of Idaho at a hearing be fore the senate judiciary committee, of which he is a member, evinced the same disinclination to support an amendment to the federal constitution for ration-wide prohibition that be showed with respect to the proposed constitutional amendment for woman suffrage. - He assigned the same reasons for opposing the prohibition amendment that -he save in opposition to the amendment for woman suffrage. The senator made known his views to a delegation of prohibitionists who were given a hearing before the committee. lie told them that they would have to .give information which would con vince senator? that a constitutional amendment was the most effective way of dealing with the Hiuor traffic or the senate would not seriously con sider a resolution submitting such an amendment to the states for ratification. "The federal government does not enforce its laws out in my country, the senator said. No Longer Local Issue. Responding for the anti-saloon forces jrescnt. Dr. James Cannon, Jr.. super intendent of the Virginia Anti-Saloon league, declared that prohibition was no longer a local issue, lie said the entire nation was aroused and that so many people throughout the countrj were desirous of voting on the flues tion that congress should afford them the opportunity.. : Responding to Senator Borah's sug gestion. Dr. Cannon admitted that no one could predict in advance just how effective general prohibition would be. If the people desired that form of law, it was for them to say and congress had no right to deny them that rem edy, he held. Contests Filed by Wets. Elgin, III., April 17. The constitu tionality of the woman's suffrage law was attacked' by the salcon forces of Hampshire township in a suit filed in the county court contesting the dry victory in the election of April 7. The wets al.-o charged that the local op tion question was improperly printed ca a separate ballot instead of on the ballot with the regular ticket. Bloomington. III., April 17. The. BloomlnKton "we:. who lost by 70 votes in the recent election, filed a second suit In the county court pro testing the legality of the election. One claim is that several hundred girls between the ages of -IS and 21 votd; another Is that people living in one part of the city already dry signed the election petition for Bloomington town ship. Danville. TIL, April 17. Attorneys for the "wets- presented to the circuit court a petition for a writ of certiorari in error asking that the recent decision of the board of election commission ers In upholding the legality of the anti-saloon petition be set aside on the ground that the commissioners have no Jurisdiction In the matter. rreeport. 111., April 17. The wets died notice of a contest of the local option election In the county court, al leging errors in the returns that would more than account for the dry ma jority of 126; that 150 women between the ages of IS and 31 voted the dry ticket, and that the law permitting women to vote on the question is un constitutional. Waukegan. 111., April 17. On the ground that the women voted and that such votes are illegal, the wets filed petitions with County Jadge Persons, contesting the recent local option elec tion in three townships in Lake coun ty Llbertyvllle, Lake Villa, and Vernon. Belleville. IH., April 17. The wets filed a petition here asking that the recent option election at Marlssa be declared illegal. The petitioners charge that the woman's suffrage law is un constitutional and that women under 21 voted at the election. Rock ford. III., April 17. Notice of a contest of the result of the local op tion election in Rockford township was filed by the wets. HilUboro. Ill, April 17. Wets of Xo komis township will contest the local option election, alleging the woman j suffrage law is unconstitutional. MELLEN TO TAKE LABOR BODY POST Federation Planned to Be Su preme Among Organizations of Railway Employes. TO HOLD MEETING APRIL 26 Former President of New Haven Said to Be Favorably Conslf-erirg Proposition. , Boston. Mass.. April 1". Charles S. Mellen, formerly president of the New York. New Haven Hartford Rail road company, may become the active head of a federated body supreme among the various organizations of the United States, with which 2.000.000 railroad employes are affiliated. It became known today that Mr. Mellen had been approached on the subject and that lm riving it favor.itle coi,,iioilin. ';.o teu or-g.nii.i'1-n. to b known os the Fed-er-'e-l C:i:cil it Ral.itcd Brother-hoj-1. will be fr.ri.nd at a meeting of dclfcates in this city on April 26. The idea of the council has been prciiioted by the Order of Railroad Station Agents, which met here in January and appointed a committee to Invite the many Independent societies of railroad men to send delegations toj the forthcoming meeting. It Is stated J were re- - , i have been Iff that favorable responses ceived and 100 delegates elected. Is No Central Body. At present there Is no central body In this country and the organisation will be along the line of the English and German federations. Harry Phli. lips, deputy lord mayor of Westham, England, and associate secretary c. the Federated Transportation Work ers' of England, will be present to aid in the organization. The council will represent all brunches of the service. Including con ductors, engineers, brakemen. station agents, freight handlers, telegraph operators, signal men and track walkers. The plan to place Mr. Mellen at the head of the council was a direct out come of a statement made by him In an address at a dinner tendered him by employes of the Boston and Maine railroad here Nov. 30, after he had resigned the presidency of the New Haven. Pleads With Employes. He had talked Intimately to the men of the latent power In labdT organiza tions and said that labor had not re ceived the reward it otherwise might have obtained because of jealousy among the different bodies and a lack cf loyalty to the common cause. "Exercise your power with prud- euc-?, he said. "Be fair, be prudent. but be steadfast one to the other. You have the power and others must pay the price." With some feeling, he concluded: "I would like to lead you. I would like to advise you. I want to help you. Possibly the time -will come when 1 cpa do so. and when you call you will not find me wanting." OPEN SATURDAY 8 A.M. to 10 P. M. Notice. Proposals for piles. U. S. Engineer Office. Customhouse. St. Louis, Mo., April 15, 1914. Sealed proposals for furnishing piles will be received at this office until 11 a. m.. May 6. 1914. and then publicly opened. Information on application. (. mcv. lownsena. Col., Engrs. (Adv.) Notice. Proposals for mattress lumber and brush. U. S. Engineer Office. Custom bouse. St. Louis, Mo., April 15, 1914. Sealed proposals for furnishing mat tress lumber and brush will be re ceived at this office until 11 a. m.. May 1914. and then publicly opened. In formation on application. C. McD. Townsend, Col., Engrs. (Adv.) DAY IN DAVENPORT Camden, N. J. Ex-Governor Ed ward C. Stokes and bis brother How ard of Millville. N. J., havd brought suit in the supreme court here for 70,0 damages against the Pennsyl vania railroad for the death of their father, Edward H. Stokes, killed at a grade crossing In Gloucester county, July 3, 1912. Damage Suit Begun. Trial of the $10,000 damage suit of Trapeke Petroff, administrator, against the C. R. I. & P. railway for the death of Sortie Ne- delkoff. commenced in the district court before Judge House. The peti tion states that Xedelkoff was killed by a Rock Island freight train Oct. 1913, while working on the bridge near Second and LeClaire streets. Petroff alleges in his petition, filed through bis attorney, F. A. Cooper, that proper precautions for the safety cf men working on the bridge were not pro vided. He further states that the tres tles and girders of the bridge obstruct ed Nedelkoff's view of the approaching train. According to the petition, Ne- delkoff leaves a wife and two children in Bulgaria. After deliberating over three hours the Jury in the personal injury suit of A. Lv Flower vs. C, B. & Q. railway, returned a verdict of $5,000 for the plaintiff. A judgment awarding the plaintiff (600 damages in the case of Elena O'Connell against the city of Daven port was banded down yesterday In the district court by Judge House. The V'vl ... -7Tt- -t. mm plaintiff Is alleged to hare stepped on a loose brick in a new pavement and was thrown to the ground, sustaining injuries which necessitated her being placed under the care of a physician. Charges Husband with Desertion. The desertion case of Caroline Eben- dorf against Fritz Ebendorf was heard before Justice W. R. Maines yesterday, Mrs. Ebendorf also has an action for divorce pending. Is Vice President of State Opticians. Dr. B. M. Raben was elected vice president of the Iowa State Optomet ries! association at the annual conven tion of opticians held in Des Moines. The Bee Hibe suit salt: Begins Tomorrob? -The words "Suit Sale" means somethiuer worth while when it is a Ree Hive announcement. , Tomorrow (Saturday) moraine we will inaugu rate the most extraordinary money saving Suit Sale ever known in Davenport. Our entire stock of cloth suits (nearly 500 to se lect from) right at the beginning of the season at Clearing Sale Trices $9.75 and $11.75 Suits for $7.50 $23.75 and $28.75 Suits for $16.75 $13.75 and $18.75 Suits for $11.25 $33.75 to $50 IP ill ll Suits $25 or m Rear in mind the fact that this is a Bee Hive Sale and that our regular prices arc always considered the lowest town. Xo charge for alterations. The Bee Hibe on the Qrner Second and Brady Davenport mm m Reformed Woman Visits Davenport. Bertha Llbbecke, known all over the west If not all over the world as "Faint ing Bertha," is In Davenport, having arrived yesterday from Kansas City She called on Chief Schramm at once to learn if there were any objections to her staying here the rest of the week and selling the story of her life, For many years Bertha Llbbecke was a puzzle to the police of tne middle west. She was born in Council Bluffs, her father dying when she was 16. Thrown upon her own resources, Ber tha developed a remarkable talent for taking care of herself. As the story of her life shows, she learned the game of stealing to the queen's taste. Her specialty was fainting. These spells seemed to overtake her when in the immediate proximity of some prosperous looking man, who usually found later that his solicitude for the suffering fair one had cost him his watch or his wallet. Bertha became the top-notcher the undisputed cham pion at this game. She does not look it now. She Is a quietly dressed wo man who says she is just as respecta ble and law-abiding as she looks. Death Claims Friendless Ma Practically friendless and without money, yet with a wife and children living somewhere In Missouri, Joseph Peach, colored, was buried yesterday afternoon in Pine Hill cemetery. No flowers covered the coffin, nor did funeral procession accompany the body to the grave. Indeed there were no pallbearers, so few were the friends of this man who died among Strang' ers. But he had three true friends among members of his race, who alone formed the funeral party, and gave him a decent burial. The solemn rites were conducted by Rev. F. K. Nicholson, pastor of the colored Bap tist church, before an old colored lady, a little colored girl and the under taker. Peach was a laborer. He had not lived long in Davenport. Monday morning he died in a place conducted by colored persons at 418 East Thir teenth street, without telling much concerning his life. Rev. Mr. Nichol son, after the death of the homeless man, was Instrumental In saving hts body from the potter's field. Contri buttons were solicited with which lot In the cemetery was purchased. o Licensed to Wed Roy S. Hardenorf of St. Paul and Eva Nelson of Cedar Rapids. Obituary Record Mrs. Margaret Rodier, a German American pioneer and for 58 years a resident of Daven port, died at her home, 224 Gaines street, after four months' illness. Mrs, Rodier was nearly 82 years of age. She was born in Wuemlng, Germany, on Sept. 9. 1832. Her childhood was spent In the fatherland, and In 1855 she came to America, landing at New Orleans on Sept 7. She spent three years in Baltimore, Md., and afterward came to Davenport, where she has since made her home. Mrs. Rodier was united in marriage to Traugott Rodier in August, 1856. Her husband preceded her in death 26 years ago. She was a charter member of the Rebecca lodge In Davenport Surviv ing are four children, Mrs. Frieda Cordes, Edward. Theodore and Wil liam Rodier. all residing in Davenport. There also survive four grandchildren. Miss Ella Cordes of Sag Harbor. N. Y.. Miss Meta Cordes. Arthur and Waldo Rodier, all of Davenport Immense Reductions in Prices for Saturday Only at the 402-404-406 Fifteenth Street, Moline BANKRUPT SALE! o 3 Look for the Yellow Signs and Banners! This sale is, without question the most mighty avalanche of Bargains ever put be fore the people of this vicinity. Drop everything and get here Saturday. We are going to offer some of ahe greatest bargains ever seen or heard of and this means that from 8 a. m, to 10 p. m. Saturday, you can get exactly what you want in Dry Goods, Silks, Hosiery, Shirtwaists, Ladies Latest Spring Style Coats, Suits, Skirts, House Dresses, Aprons, etc., at about HALF PRICE and LESS Ji& We quote a few items just to give you an idea-of what we will do to high prices Saturday: 19c to 25c "Wash Goods, silk stripe tissues, dainty figured crepes and col ored stripe piques, choice Saturday, per yard Men's 50c black, gray, tan, green, and navy blue Silk Socks, Saturday, per pair $1.25 Colored Silk Embroidered Nets for waists and yokes, Saturday, choice, per yard 300 yards 25c Ruffling in shadow lace and nets, white, cream and colors, all choice goods, Saturday per yard 12k 19c 39c Ladies' 75c and 85c Night Gowns and Petticoats, new pretty styles, choice Saturday $1.00 Shirtwaists in Khaiki Cloth for camp ers, colored Tissues, pleated fronts, all white embroidered, sheer Swigs waists, less than half the original cost, Saturday Ladies' 19c fine combed - rtn thread vests, Saturday Z C Ladies' 35c fine mercerized lisle vests, pure white bleached, f A Saturday lC Men's 25c Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers, all sizes, Saturday each. , 49c 39c tango latest $4.79 -15c r T 1 0a. 1 1 O Ul I H.K tome nere oaiuruay ana jave nair ana iviure on Ladies' Suits, Coats. Skirts, Dresses, Aprons Ladies' Suits in tango shades and golden brown brocaded material in very smart styles, regular $20.00 CO value, Saturday 3e I D Ladies-' Suits in navy blue, gray and black serges, in th latest models, regular $22.50 value, Saturday. rt f your choice f)liD Spring Suits in all silk moire, one of the black serges, in the latest models, regu lar $22.50 value, w y Ci7 ( Saturday bl 1.0" Ladies' Dress Skirts, nobby spring styles, in black, navy, blue 6erges, with small buttons and tucks, regu- ( j iQ lar $6.50 skirts, Saturday sJsJaT-O Ladies' Skirts in all the new shades, in brocaded material, styles, "tunic effect," $7.00 skirts, Saturday $1.50 House Dresses in stripe gingham with collars and cuffs, 0 Saturday, choice VuC a House Dresses in blue and tan Linents, embroidered in white, make nice after noon dresses, regular $1.75 value, Saturday Kimona Aprons in gingham and checks, 65c value, Saturday .... Coverall Aprons in light percales an dstripes, 59c value, Saturday . $1.19 45c 39c B. & A., and Richardson's embroidery silks, Royal Society and Utopia floss, big clean up Saturday, f per skein C Ladies' 35c silk lisle Hose, black, tan and white, you can buy these Saturday ft per pair ,all first quality IVC How's This: Saturday 15c and 20c heavy Turkish Towels, Q your choice Saturday, 8 a. m. to 10 p. m., Biggest Val ues in fancy silks, foulards and messalines are here in all colors and new patterns, 75c and $1.00 quality, Saturday, i f per yard 4VC $1.50 "Waists in white sheer crepe, shadow lace trimmed, tailor made, flaxon cloth waists with pocket, soft dainty voile waists, all in one lot, choice f " Saturday "3C 95c 16c 10c 69c ..7c Lack of space does not allow us to enumerate count less bargains you will find by coming here Saturday. Look for the Yellow Signs and Banners! Beautiful Chiffon Scarfs and Auto Veils in black and colors, will be sold this way Sat urday: $1.25 and $1.45 quality, 69c; $1.00 quality 49c; 69c quality, 29c; Q 50c quality, each 1 L Mesaline Bargains for Saturday. Big lot $1.00 Corsets, i Q r each 40 L Silk Gloves. 16 button, black and white, also white, and black kid 2 button, $1.50 gloves Fancy Perfumed Toilet Soap, 25c value, 3 cakes for Table Oil Cloth, the 20c kind, 50 patterns to choose from, per yard. , White Muslin Petticoats, shadow flounce, $1.00 value 100 dozen Men's and "Women's 15o Handkerchiefs, each LUND.&.-C0. 402-404-406 Fifteenth Street, Moline BANKRUPT SALE Warren H. Reck, Manager. J. C. Adams, Sales Director The body of Francis Glllin, who died in Chicago, arrlred In Davenport this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and was taken to the resideuce of his brother, 8. Gillin. 1619 Iowa street. Mr. Gil- Uu waa born in Long Grove. For many years he was employed at the J. F. Kelly wholesale bouse tn Davenport He has been a conductor on an elevat ed train in Chicago for nine years. He had been " ill since Faster,- suffering from a complication of diseases. Three sisters. Agnes, of Nichols. Ioa: Mn of Chicago, and Mrs. William Pu nam of Davenport, and three o1 James, of Davenport; Joseph, of nesota. and Thomas, of U1 "7. survive. L n