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THURSDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS APRIL 3, 1919.
IfmniMirii ni nii
Bock Island Mannfactnrini? Com.
pny Aid Association Is Grant
ed a Charter.
UfSCRAIfCE IS THE OBJECT
Fees Are To Be naif Dollar a
Month and Retains $1 a Day
'Special to The Argus.)
V Sprinirfieid, 111 April 3 The
Ttwk Island .Mann factoring
Company Aid association, was
granted a charter by Secretary
of State Louis Kmmerson to
day, without capital stock. The
object is to do a beneficial in
surance business. The incor
porators and officers are:
President Frank, liodapp.
Vice President Carl Sutid-
Secretary irk Lents.
Two hundred and fifty workmen
at the Hock Island Manufacturing
company will be Rivpn an oppor
tunity to take out beneficial in
surance. Nick Lents, secretary of the Rock
Island Manufacturing Company Aid
association, today outlined the
plan of organization to an Argus
"Only workmen at the plant will
be eligible to join the association,"
Mr. I-ents said. "Under the ar
rangements we have made, we are
to charge 50 cents a month for
membership until our fund reaches
the sum of $500. Then we plan to
drop the assessments until such a
time that the money on hand is
reduced to a sum below $500. We
plan to keep a fund of $50ij on hand
all the time. We pay in benefits
to our members. $1 for each day
that any member is sick.
Profit .ot Object.
The association is to be oper
ated without profit. We expect to
Jiave every one of the 250 workmen
in the plant in the association as it
is an organization controlled sole
ly by the men in the shop."
A WOMAN'S TESTIMONY.
I Mrs. Ettie Warren, a farmer's
' wife of Emtnitlsburg, Md.. openly
declares how she has found health
through reading a newspaper ad
vertisement of Lydia K. Pink ham s
Vegetable Compound. So great is
her relief after 15 years of suffer
ing that she asks to have this in
formation published. (Adv.)
Jiffy-Jell desserts cany
real fruit flavors in es
sence form, in vials.
A wealth of fruit juice
is condensed for each des
sert. So you get a fresh
fruit dainty, healthful and
This is the new-type
quick gelatine dessert
five times as good as the
Loganberry and Pine
apple are two of the best
flavors. Try them.
They're found only in
Aledo At a Glance
Bake Sale a Success.
The Battery B boosters' bake
sale held Saturday was an Immense
success and the fund for staging
the welcome home of the Battery B
boys was increased $94. This sale
was held 'at the Red Cross rooms
and everything sold rapidly and
much more conld have been dis
posed of. A business meeting was
held "after the sale and plans were
discussed for the welcoming of the
boys on their return.
Late word has been received from
Trance stating that H. b; Stephens,
I j. J. Schroll and Haues Hall, all of
Battery B, are attending a univers
ity near Paris, where they will be
given a special course of study.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Emerson have
received several post cards the past
week from their son. Warren D.,
descriptive of his trip to southern
France. Among them were several
views of Monte Carlo and other
Death of Mrs. McManus.
Mrs. Dora (Reedy) McManns,
wife of Francis McManus of Math
erville, passed away Friday morn
ing at the home of her brother. Res
ile Reedy, at Dunlap, Iowa, after a
week's illness. The funeral was
held from the Catholic church at
Preemption Monday. Interment
was made in the Preemption ceme-
Mrs. C. R. Prouty has returned to
her home at Joy after spending the
day in this city.
Sirs. W. F. Cnbbage and son. Le
l.tnd. have returned to their home
at New Boston after spending the
day in the city.
Mrs. A. G. Hodson has returned to
her home at New Boston after a
short visit here with relatives.
Mrs. L. L. Mclntyre has returned
to her home at New Boston.
Mrs. Alra McFate returned to her
home at Viola yesterday.
Miss Corrine Baldwin went to
Jacksonville yesterday for a few
Mrs. A. W. Read returned to her
home at Bloomingtoa yesterday aft
er a short visit here with relatives, j
Herbert Giebrich was a Viola vis- !
itor Wednesday. j
ALSO RUNS HIGH
Excess Temperature and Heavy
Rainfall Mark Month As Out
of the ITsoaL
WORK PROGRESSING OVERSEAS
Among the overseas forces,
agents for the federal board of vo
cational education have establish
ed preliminary contacts with 107.000
injured or disabled men, and work
ing contacts with 65,000 men by a
personal interview before their re
turn to this country, furnishing In
formation about what the govern
ment is prepared to do for training
and placing disabled soldiers, sail
ors and marines.
March' kept up the record of
warm weather which prevailed
through the three winter months.
Its average was 4.6 degrees above
normal, giving an accumulated ex
cess since, Jan. 1 of 475. Rainfall,
too, was high, with a total of 3.98
inches, 3.01 inches falling within
24 hours, making one of the heav
iest downpours that ever took place
in the month. The total gives an
excess for the first three months
of the year over normal of .91
Here is a summary of the weath
er record for the month compiled
in the local weather bureau's office
Weather No. of clear days, 8;
partly cloudy, 13; cloudy, 10; on
which .01 inch or more of precipi
tation occurred, 8; per cent possi
ble sunshine, 54.
Temperature Highest 69 degrees
on the 29th; lowest 1 degree on the
1st: greatest daily range 28 de
grees on 1st; least, 11 degrees on
Sth; normal for this month, 35.4;
absolute highest this month for 48
years, 84; lowest, 9; average
daily excess of this month as com
pared with the normal. 4.6; ac
cumulated excess since Jan. 1, 475.
Precipitation Total for this
month, 3.98 inches; greatest pre
cipitation in 24 hours, 3.01 inch, on
15-16th: snow on ground at end
of month, 0.0; normal for this
month, 2.21 inches: excess this
month as compared with normal,
1.77 inches; accumulated excess
since January 1, .91 inches.
Wind Prevailing direction, E.;
total amount. 6,140 miles; average
hourly velocity, 8.3 miles; maxi
mum velocity (for 5 minutes), 30
miles per hour from the E., on
IN STATE HAVING
Formation of Koom caldron. No.
3, Witches of Salem at Rockford
recently makes the third caldron
to be organized in. the state. There
are only two other caldrons in the
state, they being located at Rock
Island and Chicago.
McCabe's Semi-Annual Third
Floor Sale, March 27 to April 5,
lO'FlaooTt, at Yoar Ctoct'm
2 Package for 23 Cent ,
SCHRIVER TELLS WHY HE IS
NOT TO ADDRESS MEETING OF
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BODY
TREATS ETE, EAR, NOSE AND
XHBOAT DISEASES 0'E
Saturday, Monday and Tuesday
People afflicted 'with eye dis
eases, falling sight, weak eyes,
granulated lids, wild hairs, infla-
mation, ulcers, sore eyes, scums or
growths on the eyes, deafness, loss
of hearing, headaches, ulcers of
the ears, catarrh of the nose, head
throat and system, cross-pyes. ade
noids and diseased tonsils should
consult Dr. W. O. Coffee, the occu
list and anrist about his special
non-surgical treatment for most of
the above diseases. He will agTee
to straighten any case of cross
eyes no matter if they are born
that way, without chloroform or
ether. He removes adenoids in a
few minutes without an anesthetic
or without serious hemorrhage. He
6ays catarrh is a constitutional
condition and often causes rheu
matism, neuritis, headaches, stom
ach troubles and every case is
cnrable. He especially urges peo
ple that are growing deaf in one
ear or have head noises just start
ing in the other to see him .and
try his treatment and see if it
will help them. He is curing many
irery bad cases. Treats all dis
eases of the eye, ear, nose and
throat. Hell treat any patient
that he thinks he can help one
' time free to see how his treat
ment acts. You will be nnder no
obligation to continue treatment or
pay any money. He has 36 years'
experience in this specialty treat
ing thousands upon thousands of
cases. This makes it possible for
him to succeed in many cases
whero others of less experience
would fail. He is in his Daven
port offices every Saturday, Mon
day and Tuesday from 9 a. m. to
4 p. m. and Saturday night from 7
to 8 p. m. For "further informa
tion call telephone 7314. Dr. W. O.
Coffee, First National Bank bund
ing. Second and Main, Davenport,1
I i m' "
To the Public:
I wish to offer a few words of
explanation as to why I will not
avail myself of the invitation to
appear before the Chamber of
Commerce on Thursday evening of
this week and discuss my candi-
In the first place, the meeting
is advertised as one 'where candi
dates, seeking office, shall be
brought into the open.' I do not
like the implied threat in this
statement, and I do not recognize
any authority on the part of the
Chamber of Commerce or its offi-
! cers to make it. My candidacy
: and what I stand for is open and
: aboveboard; has been and will coc
; tinue to be throughout the cam-
paign. I have nothing to cover up
; In this contest.
Again, they say they want the
meeting 'before the Rock Island
Chamber of Commerce alligns it
self with either of the mayoralty
candidates.' In reply to this dec
laration, I wish to state that I am
not seeking the endorsement of
the Chamber of Commerce or of
any other organization, league,
clique or faction, as a body. I am
putting my candidacy up to the
people as a whole, and not to any
self-appointed committee-. Such
explanation as I have to offer, I
will make to all the people and
that publicly. My views, in this
contest, are, or should be, well un
derstood by the gentlemen in ques
tion, but if it is not entirely clear
to all parties, please allow me to
repeat the principal items in my
I have made no pledges, align
ments, promises of appointment to
office or other agreement, that
would be inimical to the best in
terests of Rock Island. In fact,
the only pledges or promises I
have made are those appearing
over my name in the press of this
I take pride in my former ad
ministration, as being thoroughly
progressive and bnsiness-like in
every detail, and call attention to
the era of expansion and annexa
tion, inaugurated at that time, a
matter vital to the future of this
city. I pledge myself to redeem
every obligation heretofore entered
into with the newly annexed ter.
I am in favor of opening up the
closed fire stations and the estab
lishment of an adequate and effi
cient police force.
Hai bor Lino.
I am in favor of the establish
ment of a harbor line and the de
velopment of onr river front in a
manner similar to. Davenport's de
velopment, so that wo may be pre
pared to take advantage of the
great river trade that wtii come to
our door after the comp'.etion of
the deep waterway, which is not
far distant. I shall devote every
energy toward securing the high
est degree of efficiency in the con
duct of the city's business with a
view of making the public service
in fact, a public trust
I will use every effort to com
plete the Sixteenth avenue storm
drain and the Forty-sixth street
storm drain at the earliest opportunity.
I pledge myself to execute to
the exact letter the spirit of the
commission form of government-
""hia meaaa-Uvat there will Je-vo i
usurpation of the power granted
by law to the commissioners elect
ed: but that power and responsi
bility will, in each instance, be
placed where the law contemplates
that they belong. The wcrk of ad
ministration, under this form of
government is divided into five de
partments. At the head of each
department one of the commission
ers is placed. He has full charge
of the department and should be
held personally accountable to the
public for the success or non-success
of his individual department.
The object of this is that if there
is anything wrosg in the adminis
tration of a given department, the
people can go to the commissioner
in charge and ascertain the cause.
On the other hand, if the depart
ment is managed with efficiency
I and integrity, citizens likewise
know upon whom to bestow the
credit. A commissioner cannot
shift responsibility, nor can the
mayor, if it be in his department.
It is the business of each commis
sioner and the mayor to see that
those appointed by them, individ
ually perform their service effi
ciently, honestly and intelligently.
Each commissioner appoints those
who work under him. The mayot
only has the power to appoint the
city attorney, the city engineer and
hi- stenographer, the theory of the
plan being that each commissioner
being responsible to the public for
the success or non-success of his
department, should have the right
and power to name those who work
under him. Such in brief, is the
plan of administration of this form
I pledge myself to endeavor to
eLiaDiisn a sympathetic coopera
tion between the city officials and
all the business and labor elements
of the city. Advice and sueees
tions from all the citizens will be
given respectful consideration, but
the final responsibility, in each in
stance, will rest with the council.
For this reason, I refuse to mort
gage my future liberty and action.
Enforcement of Laws.
snail insist upon the strict
enforcement of city ordinances
and state laws, applicable to the
city, and the return of the old
spirit of boost and not of knock.
on the part of our citizens. Rock
Island, our home, is deaorving of
pride: not of condemnation. It
shall be my faithful effort to make
it more worthy. In conclusion. I
desire to say, the progressivenees
of my former administration is a
sufficient answer as to my interests
in the civic, industrial and com
mercial development of this city.
There can be no misunderstanding
as to my attitude toward these
principal building factors. In my
candidacy, you are not considering
an unknown. Tou are considering
a man with an active, progressive
record in public office. You know
who I am. I have lived in this
county and city all my life. Yon
know my business ability as may
or. You know what I have done
and what I ran do and from my
past record, if eVected, you know
I will be a progressive, ambitious
and up-to-date chief executivp who
will work in connection with all
interests of this community for the
growth, expansion, welfare and fu
ture of Rock Island." '
HARRY 1L SCHRIYEK.
The Store that Offers More Than Merely Furniture
A Few Timely Suggestions on Seasonable Necessities
The Floor Lamp that em
bodies your idea is on dis
Mahogany base, with an old
rose silk shade. Equipped with
pull chains and two globe
socket. A very well made and
blended lamp. Regular $22.00
Announcing the Opening
Talking Machine Dept.
Visit oar booth and hear the "Nightingale.'
in -i )j
a nice f"
4 '"," fix
' -4 If;
Can Be Had
Plays all records without any adjustments. Every
machine unconditionally guaranteed. Convenient
terms if desired.
Answer that need for a
spare bed by buying a bed
Makes a comfortable full size
bed by revolving the seat
Framework can be had in
either golden or fumed oak,
upholstered in a good grade of
Spanish morrocaline. Reg
ular $59.00 4Q4&
value now itl"i7o
Genuine Leather Fireside
An ideal easy fireside rocker,
with wide arms, upholstered in
genuine Spanish leather.
Regular $41.50 fcO O T C
value now vO. lO
Four Burner Peninsular
Gas stove with oven. Regular
V, f.- -
Alaska Refrigerators, Unrver
t, ,. , sally Known and Used
C "J Lt?1
A well built, fully guaranteed,
nickel trimmed stove, excellent
baker and fuel saver.
No wicks! No odor! A
hot fire in a jiffy. Equip
ped with large, power
ful burners, sanitary
base, nickel trimmings
and drip pans-
All sizes of gas stoves and cabinet
ranges on display.
Three burner Detroit Vapor Oil Stove, regular
50 lb. ice capacity, made of se
lected ash lumber, heavily lined
and fully guaranteed. Regular
$28.00 value fiJIQ OC
value now JJ.J7.0I
TERMS OF, CREDIT
1615-17 Second Avenue
Ma .atjr what other
cleaners haw failad, don't
ri-wm up your wail paper
r -. . , . - I :
it with ABSORENE. I
ABSORENE WHI Clean It
ABSORENE has It cIumJ vail
Doeaa't bana aventh 4
Alkcatwd daaa aha
rlKrl RENE is tile OMat Water t4
Std by Anaarea MKa.
MLW JM-t iY-TOS iaJ is
a r. . r
is as profitable as Cram Grou'inq
In Western Canada Grain Gmwine Es a orofit maker. Raisins Cattle.
Sheep and Hors brings certain success. It's easy t prosper where you
can raise 20 to 45 bu. of wheat to the acre and buy on easy terms.
Land at $15 to $30 Per Acre
GoodGrazing Land at Much Less.
RaiHrav aanTand Cn'a. are onVrine unnaual inducements to home
IteekeTa to settle in WestertrCanada and enioy her prnspcrn y. Loin, made
purchase ot stock or other farming requirements can De naa at low interest.
Governments of the Dominion and Provinces of Manitoba. Saakatehe-
1 Alberta extend every encouranement to the farmer and ranenman.
can obtain excellent land at low prices on easy terms, and art hiRh prices
grain, cattle, aheep and hos low taxes (none cn f- r;. r-V;i
improrements). good markets and shippmn lacuities. tree --tjjv is Jjrj
loola, churches, splendid climate ana sure crops. ' . u .Tt
anatrated liU'iatura. maoa. deaeriptioncf landa for aele
SaakaCehaMB aad Albarta. reduced nuiruad wo, esc. appiy u
mi iiaausntw. Ottawa, Cajiana. ot
jLU folks take new lease on life
Bey Ail Lcok Into the Future vV.il. Gonfldenca
Cat. Brouthton. 112 W.at Adam. StTMt, CHICAGO, ILL.
I Canaan ennvM Mwl
h, Man-tola. Jl&rl
Till 1 th lttlfln f hirnrlreds of
e-'cVriT m(n and women thnr have had
tUrlr youth ud hi-alth restored In mu h
a short time. Aired men and women
who have been ateadtlv dechnlnjr to the
recret and dismay of fnnd relailres and
friends are now hale and hearty, nrtlve
l.oth mentally and physically. Mfe to
tliein has renewed the Joy and pleas,
ant anticipation of yourb, where hefora
It mcHnt the usual steady progress
down til 1 1. with the decline and useless
hiirurn to themselves and evervbonv
' nnd. How they all dread this and
uuw nnneccssary It Is.
A lively "old timer" ald to onr re.
porter. - I am now seventy years cf
and my wife sixty-five and we both
feel ttiat any remedy that will truly
Imlld up the strength and Increase, the
power of endnrance of people of our
ace should he known to every nervoua
run down. man. woman and child. I'hoa
phated Iron did the work for both of
us. and we made tip our minds to let all
it our friends know ahonr It. Tair it
i from us we certainly have spread the
Kospci or l'hosphatrd Iron through this
neighborhood, ho much so that hardly
day Roes by wlthnnt some of our
friends Ktopplue in thank ua for pnttlng
them wise to aueu a splendid prepara
tion". Our fn f ),t .,. .rpprt
en res. Ther fir flmnsann'a, of men an I
women In all wuib of Ufa who need
sinupth and blood hmldUic re.rve tool.,
Iitat do cor know what 'to take lri?
this there Is nothing llko pood old Inti
and l'hnsplinte In the rlrht eomblnn
tloa "I'hosphatrd Iron" to (tire Ineir-a si-1
strength, snap, vlor and iraylni? power
lother with freedom from all nerv i
tmuhlea, ir enriches the Wood, feeni
stsrveil oerrea, brings a, fml bealthv
color to the cheeks, la an nnfaHIo;;
source or renened vlrallty. anduranc
and power for men and women wh
burn up their nervous enerclea too rap.
Idly In this day of strenuous- builce.-..
and social compel itlen.
Iron and rboaphateit bava been
known to Doctors for years aa-belnr
absolutely necessary to enable your
blood to chantre food to healthy, stronr.
live nourishment and ronke nerves llki
Iron. Iliosphstvd Iron will do thl fo- i
you. Try If today and be a "llva one"
again. 'Tome back". It can ha dout,
the proof Is everywhere around yon.
Special Notice: To Insirra doctora-and '
their patl"nu gettlne the Oenntna Pbos- '
phated Iron we have put in eapsulen
only, so do not allow Dealer to Kll jou
Villa or tablets.
A. J. Ttle tbe drtit;a:1st, an4 faad.
Inpr t-in: t'lsH everyvln-re..
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