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THURSDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS SEPTEMBER 25, 1919.
13 SUGAR SHOULD N BE SOLD UNDER 12 CENTS POUND Su-city Sends Prices To As High As 13 and 14 Cents In Some Bock Inland Stores. According to a leading local grocer, sugar should be retailed at 12 cents or under in Rock Island. Yet 13 and 14 cents a pound is being charged and some dealers have announced that they will have to place it on sale as high as at 15 cents. These retailers are riot profiteering but they are com pelled to pay a higher price for the product than is allowed by the government fair price committee. The government fair price com mittee allows the dealers a maxi mum, price of lVi cents a pound. When buying direct from the wholesaler, the dealer pays 10 cents a pound and many stores purchasing the product in this manner, Sre able to retail sugar at 11 cents a pound. Others are un- lie to hnv direct and have to ntir- ase it after it has changed hands tine or two times, the result being that they must pay more for the sugar wholesale than patrons at the stores which buy direct, pay for it at retail. "If any dealer is charging 15 cents for sugar," a local grocer said, "he is compelled to pay more for it than he should and he should report the matter to the attorney general's department in Washing ton. The department is endeavor ing to eliminate the selling and rr selling of sugar. The local dealer is allowed a cent and a half profit. "There have been numerous promises within the last few months that the sugar shortage would soon be over. It will not be for two or three weeks before we will begin to feel the relief that a pv the beet sugar will bring. Up to 1 nrpKATit tima w havft had to defend wholely on the cane sugar supply but now California, Colo rado and Utah beet sugar refin eries are in operation and we can expect to get this sugar on the market in two or three weks. It w ill help a whole lot. We are bet ter situated now than we were a couple of weeks ago. At that time there was no sugar coming into the tri-cities. Now there are small quantities arriving. Carload at 1134 Cents. "A Davenport wholesale concern was compelled to pay 11 cents a pound for a carload of sugar re cently. That shows you that the quantity you buy makes no differ ence in the price. "Retail stores are selling sugar only to their regular customers. This has to be done to protect the regular trade. Otherwise a person r-nul ri trn frnm nno atnro tn nnnfhfir and get all the sugar he wanted. This is the only way we can con serve our supply. "It is lamentable that the short age should be so severe and the patrons can have only two pounds at a time. There are still peaches for canning and the shortage of sugar has prevented many from yuiuug uy null wiiu uuier iae would have." 6DANGES TO DOOM PACT, WILSON SAYS (Continued from Psge Ore.) prevent the ratifying resolution from coming to U Vote in ODjeC- j donable form. This would trans- fer the fight to the question of re- ' Rponsibility for delaying peace. Thnca -Krt .w vi;nn- ti t hA , J VtT- ;Ca!Uoi wainuts. pound 39c treaty would contend that in itsip0pcorn. aheiied, pound lie amended form, it is a rejection or ' the treaty and a vote is futile while those who had pased a rati fying resolution with reservations might argue that enough votes were available to move the treaty out of the senate into negotiation with other powers. nut Mr. Wilson apparently in tends from now on to demonstrate here the responsibility for delay lies. He says again and again in his speeches that as he has now crossed the continent, he i3 quali Bed to say that an overwhelming sentiment favors the immediate ratification of the treaty. Certainly in California, Utah and Wyoming as well as in Oregon, Washington and Montana, the states which practically elected air. Wilson in 1916 this is un questionably true. The people in these states do not object to res ervations but as soon as one asks '.he question as to the character of reservations deemed wise, it is im mediately declared that only res- rvations which do not mean new negotiations with Germany or the associated powers will be approv 5d by the people. Senator Smoot of Utah is con Tronted now with the fact that President Grant of the Mormon church has come out in favor of the covenant without qualifica tions. Senator Warren of Wyom ing faces a watchful constituency ivhich wants him to see that a league of nations is established and ivhich will not approve of destruct ive reservations. This information was given to me by a well inform d man disinterested in politics, irho has just made a canvass of l4Jfe League of Nations sentiment 11 itil yftl 13 lL HJlUillJfi. x uuuiui- ?d virtually the same impression in Utah. The western states have nalyzed the treaty and covenant aiore than have the eastern states ind have been won to the central 'dea of it.- They think its imper !ec tions can be cured when once Xe league begins to function and :hey are afraid of the consequences f a rejection of the treaty at this ime. especially when no substi tute is offered to guarantee the ?eaoe of the world. Selling Prices la So JsLuuL The price below are the pruaee at j whicli the retail merchant wells to the oiiwuim-, tn.eu accoruine to toe tittAliij j i oi the product: ; Lin fouitrr. Hpos .30c Spnnfcs kux. u ra 2uc J Uecsu ...... U4c ! fir Mid Pkt. Hen 40c Chickens, ftpnaa 4c 3Sc tjee ................ t-if run. Halibut steak, pjuad Channel cat. pound . 'trout, per pound . . . . Wiu:. per iajuikI .... 1 "or per puujoa liuiijn. per pound . . . .47'.j Uo-lc aoo itoe a-c atx ac 6c UuUer. Creamery butter, lb 58tC0c buitcruie. per pound 4a4ot4Jc Green strips beaua. 10. . lic lar;iey. buiicii t-ouMfiowxi roasting ears, do sea .tffcp-nl, cacn luc nuiiui ktowu bvreet potatoes. 3 lba lor 2c nuuie fcruwn utoialoc, it ...kc An cauburfe. bead ...............be bumcirowu cucuinoera ...... .5 and ltlc Jeucbitfan ixMry, large stalk. 5 or a lor 1 uowesruwn trmimtrd lettuce, lb ... . ittlc xiiaa ieuuee, is 3Ufe&c ev potatoes, bu 3S.o oocid ifruwn reilow oaiooa, pound.. b Cacumbera, hot nouae. a lor ........ ioc J uaiirooua. per pound .....91.40 lAiuigo large peppers, each ........ be lireeb lima bean, pound .12 foe JrruM. Muscatine cantaloupe 1015c Caiauuf peacbes. labcy, bu ........ 94 Caaioiuia baruett peara, baaket . . . . . oyc Applet, yellow, traaapreot, lb 10c. 3 &m cnaueiruiu. eacn toc Watermelons, lb 2c i',um. reu Ciulonua, ooaea J4c urape trial, eacb le evaporated crauberiea. packajro. luc- cuotumc applet, lb., a ior : &c Bauauaa, per lb lbu Lemoiia, ooxen -oo Oraagea, uozeb b0 and &oc euQca, per dozen Hoc 3aaaa grapea. lb be Araauoaa iuuerta peacbea, baaket .... 'Joe rreaoeu per pound -oc Houey dew meloua, apiece 40&5Oc CaiUonua waiuuta. per pouad. . I'ope-orn. labeiieui. per pound.. Hexed nub, per (Milod t:w Brazil Duts. pound Yellow ectf piuma, uozen blue grapes, lb Home giown jelly grapes liigh t'aicut a ioar. IMlubvuy'g bt,i. 4iWb. sack Analoo, 4-lb. uack (lueen Quality. 4tMb. sack occtueat. 49-ib. aack Uoruer btoue. 49-lb. aack , . . -boc . . .lie .. .loc . . . JWe . . .lbc . . .loo . .3.65 . . 3.b0 . . UJo . . 3 -Wo 3.66 uoid itun, 4D-ib. y.uo JUt Poultry and Ens. Hens, per lb S6c Spring chickena ie Kooslers. lb Ioc lluckA. per pound 3c leeae lyoung). per pound lee 1 Creamery butter, lb Jaggs', per uui .....m4fc.e The prices below are those paid by j merchant, ior grain brunch- id from the j country ami not lor ftoipmcuU by rail or , ; otherwise: j Corn, per ba t.60 1 i Oats, per tm 7Mi ' Wheat, per bu Ji-.Oo ; ISo. 1 timothy bay (baicd) 9a Z ! I : I ! I : 1 1 ISlSS : ciover hay (bated, ton so.no j Clover hay. Uooae) ton. i7.0iJ i .1.30 .Via Loose timothy hay Wholesale Prices !o Hack Island. ; Head letiuer. per ib 2"tc a! 'b V .V .V .' .woo Canta.oupeii, HtauuarOa, floz Sll,.j bananas, per lb . .be c-tr? p. ant. eaen Calilornla Val., lancy. 6c tilOO 35e .52 to 67e box. . U'muaa. dox Cnaaicry butter, pound Oieouiarffarute. y6-ib. box.... 40 to 43c Home grown sweet potatoes, lb ....oe ticw potatoes, bu Home erowu lettuce, lb . .16c Cabbage. Uume grown Dome frown yellow onions, pouiwl. Texas tomatoes, crate Cucumbers, each Home grown roan tine ears, dox. Miiiijo tappers, dox ........... P ar s i vy . p-- r i ox . bundles W atermelon 9. ib tiarftc. tooso. pound Canning peaches, bu Nectarine, down Home Krowu apples, pt.r bu Home grown lutuatoe. Ib ...... Mictiigran celery, buncii 4c . . ec . 2.50 . ..lc . . . .'i -c . . .4e ..Hie . . . 60c .;i.6.- "V""-, . .:" ' .1:40 . . 4c : .4.60 . 8.00 .0.7.3 ...fi Ilomerrown ye. low onions, pound. Potawcs bu-hel Caiiionna peaiMea. box... oraneuail - - - Maiaea 'crapes, crate ... Honey Bew melons, crate Blue grape, id . Home grown jelly crapes. Ib .lo STRIKE RIOTS LAID TO POLICE PeanNjlvttui State Constabulary Blamed for Disorder by Leader of Steel Workers, Touiisstown. Ohio, Sept. 25. Charges that the Pennsylvania etate constabulary was responsible for the riots at .New castle and FarrelV were made in a tele gram sent today to John FitzpatricJt. chair man of the eel strike committee by S. T. Hammersmark, secretary in charge of strike headquarters in the Youngs town district. The telegram follows : The same speakers and organizers who addressed ail meetings of the same clatsa of people in peaceful Youns'stown. were uaed in outraged Newcastle and FarreU. Constabulary absolutely responsible lor murders and reiffn of terror iu polluted Perm sylvan i a The fact that there has been no dis order of any kind in the Youngs to n dis trict. Hammersmark says is because of the attitude of the state and iucal ficials toward labor. of- HUNS ASK BRAZIL FOR LARGE LOAN; DWELL ON POWER Buenos Aires. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Members of the German dele gation, which called on Foreign Minister Pueyredon today and dis cussed the proposed loan of $100, 000,000 by Argentina to Germany, presented a memorandum to the foreign minister which dwells on the strength of the present Ger man government and emphasizes the strong industrial position or Germany. FREXCH TEACH EES ORGANIZE. Paris, Sept. 25. (Huvas) The teachers' congress has voted for the affiliation of a new teachers' union with the general confedera tion of labor. I Buying Price3 What Kock Uia.il Merekaala Pay 1 I guying jf rices I J la Bocfc ImUmA. j j FURTHER DROP ON SELLING IS SHOWN IN CORN Fresh Weakness Develops On Mai -ket With Continued Commis sion House Pressure. Chicago, Sept. 25. Fresh weak ness developed in the corn market today as a result of lack of support and owing to continued selling pressure from commission houses. The sales were said to be largely in the nature of profit taking on the part of recent buyers. A pop ular view was that there had been advance enough for the time being, corn at the top yesterday showing an upturn of 12c to 14c in nine days. Opening prices, which ranged from l'c off to c gain, with December 1.263i to 1.27, and May 1.23 to 1.24, were fol lowed by material declines all around and then something of it re action. Oats gave way with. corn. After opening unchanged to c lower, including December at 69c to 69 c. the market continued to sag. Provisions were dull and weak. The ruling factor was the down ward tendency of grain and hogs. Subsequently, reports that corn was conditioning rapidly and that the crop would move earlier than usual had a pronounced bearish ef fect. The close was heavy, 2 to 5Mc net lower, with December $1.23 to $1.23 and May $1.20Ts to $1.21. Chicago Cash Grain. Chicago, Sept. 25. Corn: No. 2 mixed, $1.491.63; No. 2 yellow, $1.501.64. Oatu No. 2 white, 7071c; No. 3 white, 676Sc Rye-No. 2, nominal ; No. 3, r$1.421.43. Barley $1.20 1.35. Timothy $S.50 11.25. Clover Nominal. Pork Nominal. Lard S24.S0. Kibs $18 18.75. ; CHICAGO FUTURES i c o Sept. 25. 1919. Corn Open High Low Close Dec 1.26 1.27 1.23 1.23 May 1.23 1.24V6 1-20 1.20vs Oats Dec .69 .69 .68 .68 .71 .71 .707S .71 40.00 S5.00 i 25.C0 25.47 24.S5 24.90 22.57 22.65 22.15 22.20 18.87 18.87 1S.45 18.45 1S.50 1S.52 1S.10 18.15) May Pork Sept. ... Oct Lard Oct Jan Ribs Oct Jan Jlansas CitT Grain. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25. Cash (Wheat higher; No. 1 hard. $2.30 2.52; No. 2, $2.2u&2.45; No. 2 red, $2.22fS2.23; No. 2, $2.192.S0. Corn Higher; No. 2 mised, J160 1.62; No. 2 white, $1.B9.1.61; No. 2 yellofr, $1.631.64. (iats Unchanged; No. 2 white, , 72Vjc; No. 2 mixed, 6566c. Chicago Proviiiona. Chicago, Sept. 25. Butter, un settled; creamery 4859. Kggs, higher; receipts 4,K3 cases; firsts 4Si5u; ordinary firsts 4f4; sl mark, cases in cluded. 42&;4S; storage packed firsts frQQ'bl. Poultry, nlive, lower; springs 23; fowls 20CLi:25V2. Pecria Grain. Peoria. Sept. 25. Corn, 5c lower; No. 1 wiii e. 155; No. 1 yellow, 1 1 .55; No. 2 yellow. 3.55: No. 3 yel .No. 6 jeliow. 1.54 Vs; 1.55: No. 2 mixed, 1.55; No. 1 mixed No. 3 mixed, 1.54. Elks tt) Help- The Davenport lodge of the Klks will direct the local drive for the Salvation army. This was the decision made at a meeting of the members of the Davenport lodge, held at the cluh house, when Kev. John Dysart of Dubuque, chaplain of the grand lodge, and Dr. McGuigan. president of the Iowa Elks' association, ad dressed the local men. Peeoratod by Prince. Friends of Henry T. Denison and family, for mer residents of Davenport, will be interested to learn that when the prince of Wales was at Saska toon, on his westward trip through Canada, he decorated with the mil itary cross and bar Mr. Denison's son-in-law, Captain F. Riley. Special Meetinsr. A special meet ing of the city council o eliminate opposition to the passa-e of the 7 cent fare ordinance will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. The call for the meeting will be issued by May or L. J. Dougherty. The council will take up the question of ob taining promises of improved street car service from the Tri-City Rail way company before adopting the 7-cent fare ordinance. Radly Scalded. Harry Cooper, 1314 Eastern avenue, a workman employed at the French & Hecht plant, suffered painful but not fa tal burns when a steam pipe upon which he was working gave way. He was scalded about the legs and body by the escaping steam before fellow workmen could rescue him. Denies Charge. Tony May, pro prietor of a pool hall at 1527 Har rison street, raided by state agents and the sheriff, will undertake on j Oct. 2 to prove that the presence of a quantity of liquor is not prima facie evidence of bootlegging. Sev eral gallons of whisky, and kim- mel. together with some poker chips and playing cards, were seiz ed by State Agent H. W. Terrill whn he raided the hall. Hearing on the search warrant proceedings will be held Oct. 2 before Justice j The Day in Davenport 8 Local Stocks and Bonds (Quotations furnished by Greeofieid BroiiTae k stocks and bonds. "OS Safely buiknnz. I'hons K. L 4448. Bid Asked lixl 1HH 5.1 54 7 S ha 7 4i 44 70 tt S7 !! 9H 83 31 .Ti 9Vi 45 4 1 1116 9 A 30 61 i 61 H 8 10 101 103 44 4ti 3 is 4 13 15 1 1-16 1 V 80 09 'i 94 ft 99 10O 1.20 1 C5 1.40 1.50 12 15 7 7Vt 17 17 f,S 69 44 44 h, 8 10 1.40 1.50 15 1U1 134 14 14 - 17 97 97 TWre 4c Co.. pfd . Dw Co.. com. MoUne Plow Co.. com Tri-City Ry. 5 Bond. 1923 1'ntfd L?t. ft Ky. com.... United L-t. A Ry. pfd . l.'nited I.gnt. fl's notea. . . . linited Let.. Tn notes. .... Willys Overland, pfd ..... Illinois Oil .... Perfection Hre ......... Beo Motor Sinclair Oil A 11 American Trues; Root & Van Ierroort. pfd Root & Van Dervoort, com . Daniel Haye. Globe Oil Quaker Oats. 7 pfd .... Saaffer Oil & Bef.. 7 pfd. Packard Motor. 7 pfd . . Oil. Stale & Bef . . . . v . . franklin Oil & Bef ... Commonwealth Oil ...... Keystone Tire Saxon Morto Keystone Tire Republic Oil at Refining. Perpetual Royalty Illinois Refining J. I. Case Plow. 7 pfd Potatoes. Chicago, . Sept. 25. Potatoes, weak; arrivals, 61 cars; Minnesota sacked Bound Whites, 2.252.35 per hundredweight; ditto, bulk. 2.202,30 per hundredweight; Wis consin, bulk and sacked. Round Whites. U. S. No. 1, 2.2502.35 per hundredweight; Idaho sacked Rur al, V. S. No. 1, 2.752.80 per hun-dredweight- Peoria Livestock. Peoria, 111., Sept. 25. Hog re ceipts, S00; opened steady; clos ing ic to 40c lower; top price, 17.75: bulk. 17.25 17.50; lights, 17.25 17.75; mediums, 17.25 17.65; heavies, 16.75 17.25. Cattle receipts. 150; best 25c to 50c lower; others steady; calves steady. Chicago Livesstock. Chicago, Sept. 25. Hog receipts, i.oon: nnevenlv 25c to 50c lower; heavy, 16.25 17.25; medium, 16.25 17.50; light, 16.5017.65; light light, 15.50017.00; heavy packing; sows, smooth. 15.5016.00; packing sows, rough, 14.7515.50; pigs, 15.0016.00. Cattle receipts. 10,000; higher; beef steers, medium aad heavy weight, choice and prime, 15.75 17.85; - medium and good, ll.OOfii) 15.75; common, 8.5011.00; light weight, good and choice. 14.25 17.65; common and medium, 8.00 (i 14.00; butcher cattle, heifers, 6.50 14.75; cows, 6.50 13.50: canners and cutters. 5.50 6.50; veal calves, 20.2521.50; feeder steers. 7.00 12.50; stocker steers, 6.25'! 90; western range steers, 8.00Csi 0; cows and heifers, 6.5013.00. Sheep receipts, 34,000: unsettled; Iambs, 12 0n15.50; culls and com mon, 8.00 12.25; ewes, medium, good and choice. 6.257.50; culls and common, 2.00&5.75; breeding, 7.00 13.25. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25. Hogs, receipts 5,000; lower; bulk 17.005il7.45: heavy 16.S517.35; medium 17.0017.50; light 16.75 17.50; light lights 16.50 17.00; packing sows 15.0016.75; pigs 14.00 17.75. Cattle, receipts 5,000 and 1,000 calves: higher; heavy beef steers, choice and prime 16.1017.85; me dium and good 12.504il6.C0; com mon 10.5012.35: light weight, good and choice 13.3517.15; com mon and medium 8.7513.50; butcher cattle, heifers 6.75fr;14.25 : cows f,.C5(o. 12.00; canners and cut ters r.00Si.6.2a: veal calves 14.; 01S.OO: feeder steers S.3013.4Q; stocker steers fi r.CtfT9.75 . Sher-p. receipts 20.000; steady; lambs 12.00J5'14.75: yearling weth ers 9. 00 10.00; ewes 5.3017.00. Horses and Mules. East S. Louis, 111., NSept. 25. Horses and mu!es, jinchangeu. 'of the Peace W. W. Scott. Mav has informed the court that he will fight any attempt on the part of the state to confiscate the liquor. He has retained William Chamber lin as his attorney. Garag Robbed- Failing in an attempt to batter down the door to a safe in the office of the Neu man garage, 510 Main street, bur glars last night robbed the till in the cash register of J3.S3 and es caped. The burglary was reported to the police today. "ed of Homes. After tramp ing the streets and scanning wan. ad columns for 30 days in a vain search for a house, S. A. Cohagan. general secretary of the Davenport Y. M. C. A., has come to the con clusion that Davenport needs at least 500 new homes and needs them right away. "The housing problem is one of vital concern to the city," said the secretary. "Some action must be taken to accommo date these people who are looking for homes if the city expects to grow." - Toys Misninir. Football material valued at $300 was stolen from lockers in the high school gymna sium by thieves, it was learned. Shoes, jerseys and pant3. only re cently purchased by the high school athletic association, as well as other valuable material, was included in the theft. It is believ ed that a gang of youthful pirates operated in the locker room at! night. The loss was not discover ed until the football men turned out for practice. Marriaure Licenses. Theodore W. Joern and Dora Henrietta Druehl both of Davenport: Bert C. Stone and Irene Gottsch. both of Daven port; Charier Prinz and Estelle Madsen, both of Davenport; Jo seph E. Farrar of Rock Island and Ruth Fisher of Milan, 111.; Charles E. Bell and Ella W. Wolff, both of Davenport; E. H. McCaffrey of Ma qnoketa and Margaret Carroll of Davenport. STOCKS REACT BEFORE END OF OPENiii HOUR Repeat! ntr Its Coarse of Previous lhiy afarket Shows Reversal After OuLseL New York, Sept. 25. Repeating its course of the previous day the ! market .reacted quite generally be- ! fore the end of the first hour. ! bnited States Steel lell back a point, reversals aiuong related is sues, also equipments, motors, oils and tobaccos ranging from 1 to ;! points. Motor accessories were striking exceptions particularly rubber issues, that group being very active at gains of 1 to 4 points. Sugars also added to re cent advances and California Pack ing and American Can were bene fited by the broader demand for food shares. The market strength ened again at noon, coppers mak ing substantial gains. Liberty Bonds. New York, Sept. 25. Prices at 11:30 a. m. today were ZVia, 100.02; first 4s, 95.20; second 4s, 94.44; first 414s, 95.30; second 4, 94.58; third 48. 96.52; fourth 4s, 94.54; Victory 3s, 99.96; Victory 4s, 99.92. fast St. Louis Livestock East St. Louis, 111., Sept. 25. j Hogs, receipts 6,000, lower; bulk. 17.00017.25; heavy, 16.506a 17.00, medium, 16.7517.40; light, 16.25i 17.35; light light, 15.50(i 16.25; heavy packing sows, smooth, 14.00 (S'14.75; packing sows, rough, 12.25 13.75; pigs. 13.50fi 16.00. Cattle, receipts, 4,500; steady. Beef steers, medium and heavy weight, choice and prime, 16.25 17.25; medium and good. 11.2541' 16.25; common, 9.50 & 11.25; light weight, good and choice, lo.25 17.50; common and medium, 9.25?u 15.25; butcher cattle, heifers, 7.00 16.00; cows, 7.00gll.25; canners and cutters, 5.257.00; veal calves, 16.002l.0U; feeder steers, 7.50 11.50; stocker steers, 7.25fjrl0.25. Sheep receipts, 2,200; steady. Lambs. 84 pounds down, 12.00 14.75; yearling wethers, 9.00'11.00; ewes, medium end choice, 5.00ji 7.00. New STork Sugar. New York, Sept. 25. Raw sugar, steady; centrifugal, 7.2S; fine gran ulated, 9.00. DEMOS. DISCUSS PLANS FOR THEIR NEXT CAMPAIGN Atlantic City, N. J., Sf-pt. 25. The Democratic national commit tee opened an executive conference here today at which preliminary details for the Democratic cam paign will be discussed. ALEDO FEESONALS A large number of Aledo people left this morning by auto and train for Cambridge to attend the Henry county fair bi;ing held this woek. From all reports, the Henry county event has r.xcefi.leil ia success any in the history oi the fair associa tion there, ideal weather favoring the annual festival. County Agent I". 3. Ritl.ey wai a visitor at ttio, Pui-:; ' u.-A-nship coniruuu:ty fair at Burgtis ye.;i:r day. Oscar K. Carlstroin. state's at-1 torney. left this morning for F.ari-1 tan township, Ilentlersjn county, i wnere lie was scueauiej to speak at a hoineconiins held there tuday. He is also to appear at a home coining ;t Milan Ton'lght and is re quested at Hampton Saturday. Lloyd R. Sanijuist departed to day for Sumatri, Mont., where ho will take up ranching on property there. County Judge Friend L. Church was a Kansas City visitor during the last two days. BIGELOW PLACE BRINGS $375 PER Jnst $375 per acre did the estate of the late James R. Kirby, for merly the Horace BigeJow prop erty, bring at public auction yester day. . Purchaser was John Seiver of Buffalo Prairie. There' v.eie 9'i acres in the tract. Household goods and farm implements, also 129 head of livestock were also dis posed of. Colonel E. L. Wagoner was the auctioneer. G. L. Candor, clerk. MORE OF STOLEN MONEY IS FOUND BURIED ON FARM Chicago, Sept. 25 With the re covery of $42,500 found buried on the farm of Connery (John) Wej da, father of John S. Wejda, clerk in the Chicago postoflice, who is said to have planned the robbery the amount recovered from the j $234,000 stolen from a registered shipment from the Chicago Federal Reserve bank to the Standard Oil company of Indiana at Whiting, I ma., Thursday, last mgnt was brought to $181,500. The money was found wrapped in old rags and buried in a milk can. It was the younger Wejda's share of the I loot according to officers. The missing money is believed, I the police say, to be in the posses sion of a man who disappeared with the arrests Tuesday night of the younger 'ft'ejda and Leo and Walter Pilipkowski. The Fiiipkow- ski brothers, with the missing man, are said to have done the actual robbing. Much of the money re covered had been placed in safety i deposit boxes by them, or by mem- bers of their families. PLA WORLD AFRO RACE. New York, Sept. 25. Plans have been formulated for an aerial derby around the world for which the prices total $1,000,000, it was an nounced by the Aero Club of Am eric a. TODAY IN ALEDO AND MERCER COUNTY PASSES CHECKS WITHOUT VALUE ON BUSY NIGHT Two Prominent Aledo Merchants Victims of Forer?r Who Operat ed In City Saturday. A forger operated in Aledo Sat urday night. He passed two checks, each for $10. On one he received back $3 or $4 in change, on the other approx imately J8. Two Aledo merchants, a shoe man and clothier, are the losers. The bogus paper was not discov ered until yesterday, when the banks upon which they were drawn refused to honor them on the grounds of 'no funds.' One, taken by the shoe man, was written on the Mercer County bank, while the oth er was an Aledo tate bank check. The same name, Charles Duray, was signed to each. The orders were made out to "self and "cash" respectively. It was at the busiest period in the evening following the close of Mercer county's fair that a young, blond-haired, reddi sh -complexioned man walked into the shoe store. "I want a pair of shoes," he stated. He was fitted, and in payment tendered the check, already filled out and numbered 21. It was accepted and the change counted out. Had Concession at Fair. A short time later the proprietor of the clothing store waited upon a young, blond-haired, reddish complexioned stranger. "I want to buy a shirt and collar," he said. In exchange was tendered a check for $10. With his change he disappear ed, via the front door calmly, without apparent haste. Although search was instituted shortly aft erward, no trace of "Mr. Duray" could be found. He had vanished. Several customers in the stores at the time, and one of the clerks, aft erwards declared that they had no tictd "Mr. Duray" in charge of a concession at the fair grounds dur ing fair week. He is said to be of medium height and appeared to weigh about 13C pounds. SSneriff John P. Fleming was no- tilled of the forgeries and at once notified authorities of surrounding towns. "Duray" will be sought at the Henry county fair at Cambridge this week, although it is improb able that he would remain so clore to the scene of Saturday's activities. Additioaal checks of worthless charac ter passed upon Aledj mer chants are expectea to turn up as a rcsuit of "Duray's" visit. RTJNBOlklS MARRIED JUST 50 YEARS AGO, ARE CELEBRATING Just 50 years ago Quist was united in J. P. Uiitilit.m. the ceremony tak : ing j 'l.'.ec in Swedes. Today, alive JkT'.c! vr!', enpi-poie, Mr. and Mrs ' !J unborn, residing i.i a comfortable 'little hc:u. l'l one of Aledo's iuiet I se-aions. near the south end of I South Hickory street, celebrate I their gnlrten wedding anr.i verpary. "It doesn't teera so very long age, Mr. Kuiibom raid reminis eently tn an Argus man la.st even- ing. " v'e have been very happy. God has been curd to u?." Horn, reared and wedded in Swe den, Sir. and Mrs. Runbom came to America Juno 27, lfcM, locating directly in Aledo at tne present place of residence. Ry occupation Mr. Runbom is a tailor, engaging in this business here since his ar rival. He is now doing cleaning, pressing and repairing in a small way at his residence workrooms. Mr. Runbom wa4 born in Sweden Nov. 22. 1S41. spending his youth there. His wife was born Dec. 9, 1S42. They were married Sept. 25, lSG!t. To the union were born two (daughters. Mrs. Tillie Rjorkland o? , Aledo and Rev. Mrs. John B. Id strom of Carver, Minn. A reunion of iamilv and friends jield at the Runbom homo to- ! ,Jav. dinner beinir served and a teenral good time enjoyed. SENIORS AT HIGH SELECT OFFICERS The senior class of the Aledo high school met yesterday after noon and elected officers for the new year. Those named were: President, Donald Gibson; vice president, Glenn Stancliffe; secretary-treasurer, Lennie Swanso'L The class, motto 'B2," the slogan since the freshman year, was unanimously adopted as the gradu ating motto. Class dues were fixed as 35 cents per mouth. A eommtt- teo waa appointed to prepare for a vear book which the clas plans l0 publish this vear. The publica- tion win marK tne seconu to De iSSUed in the history of the high school the first coming out in 1915-16, called "The Pioneer." DISCUSS HOT LUNCH IN COUNTRY SCHOOL The program for teachers' insti tute week, Oct. 20 to 24, has been completed, according to announce ment of G. E. Piatt, county super intendent. In charge of the institute classes in music and drawing will be Miss Frances Baxter, music and draw ing supervisor in the city schools, and a local girl. Penmanship class will be conducted on the first three days, Monday, Tuesday and Wed nesday, by F. K. Gregg of Minne apolis, Minn. A hot lunch system for county schools will be discussed and ex plained by an authority on this subject secured through the offices of the Home Bureau association. THE ARGUS AlaKDO OmCE X18 North Ooliece Avenue. Telephone, Old mad New, 79. Johnson Kaavrr. BURGESS FAIR DRAWING WELL With ideal weather and roads approaching excellent condition, the Suez township fair . opened yesterday morning at Burgess, one of the largest crowds in the his tory of the association being on hand for the first of the three-day festival. With continued fair weather indications are that Bur gess this year sees Its largest fair. Several hundred dollars will be given in prizes as a part of a very attractive line of premiums being offered m eight departments. There are plenty of exhibits and livestock and farm produce display promises to be one of the best ever shown at a township fair In Mer cer county. Baseball, by high class perform ers, is on the program each day. The championship of Mercer coun ty is at stake, also a purse of $250. Vour teams began . competition. Keithsburgh, Seaton, New Windsor and Burgess. Of these Keithsburg ts picked by the wise ones an the final winner. Vinton Malsou of Monmouth acted as empire. Music has been engaged for the fair, the North Henderson band be ing scheduled to play. As a part of the sport program there will be pony races, toot races and freak events. JURORS LATE, BUT THEY HOOFED IT FROM GILCHRIST This is a story of the Rock Is land Southern and three men sum moned to report Monday morning for petit Jury work In the circuit court. The trio, Ralph Johnston and C M. Johnson of Preemption and Robert Irwin of Sherrard. board ed the first Southern car south bound on the morning in question, expecting to arrive in this city on schedule time of 8:40. They reached Gilchrist after many enforced halts, around 10 o'clock. There they began a pe riod of waiting. Not for long, how ever, for one of the three proposed walking. The idea met with favor and the trio, as Kipling's "Soldfers Three" set out to trip the tiee, Aledo bound. A trifle slow, bat Bure this means of locomotion, and Messrs. Johnston, Johnson and Irwin ar rived in Aledo shortly after 12 o'clock noon. Others of the passengers on the southbound Southern car telephon ed here for taxis to negotiate the I distance. Others waited and wait todav, AnnalHl arui wai,e1- Some gave op in marria'rrv t0 1 des'p-iir and boarded the noon lreiariu on tne liurnngton. Mill others waited. Not until cfter 3 o'clock did the car leave for Aledo. Yesterday until 3 o'clock ear r.er v;re proved exeeeilingly irregular. The Rock Island Southern sta'ion In Rock Island reported the 3 o clock m tne aiternoon as tne nrst to leave the city, southbound. Merely lack of sufficient power, that's all. GET CHARTER TO MANAGE CEMETERY The Candor Cemetery association has been incorporated under the state law under the new name of the Pope Creek Cemetery isocia tion, and thus made a permanent organization. According to the laws of the state the association shall be man aged by a board of trustees of not less than six or more than nine members, in this instance six trus tees being seiected. They are: W. L. Candor, L. E. Ditto. S. M. Davis, R. E. Cabeen, T. R. Chambers and Ji P. McCreigbt. President is T. R. Chambers; vice president, S. M. Davis; treasurer, W. U. Candor, and secretary, L. E. Ditto. Vacancies on the board either by expiration of term or other causes will l tilled bythe county judge of Mer cer county. At least once every three years the board of trustees will be re quired to file a report of all re ceipts and expenditures with the county judge. In this report mt also be shown the investment of any funds on hand, together with the securities held for the same. Two funds will be raised, one to bo used immediately in the im provement and cleaning up of the cemetery and the other to be held as an endowment fund, which will be loaned out. and nothing but the interest therefrom used In the yearly upkeep and improvement of the cemetery. It is the purpose of , the associa tion to make the endowment fund a substantial one, great enough to insure an income large enough to cover upkeep of the grounds and provide for the necessary improve ments. Approximately $2,000 was subscribed to this fund at the time of organization and the officials plan now to open a vigorous cam paign during which everyone in terested will be solicited for sub scription. MERCER SOLDIERS IN REUNION OCT 2 Annual reunion of Mercer coun ty soldiers, sailors and marines will be held In this city on Oct. 2. Captain Oscar E. Carlstrom will deliver the address of the day. Young and old veterans of this and neighboring counties are welcome. A big dinner will be served, and the Galesburg martial hand has been secured to furnish the mi?!c. SPELLERS, GET READY TO SHOW 'EM YOUR PAGE Mercer County t-oine tn Mae Hep. re sen tat ion In State Contest at Kpringltcli!. Mrcer county will be represented in the state spelling content to be held in the senate chamber of the statehouse at Springfield, Momiat-, Dec. 29, 1919, if phtr.n of J. V. Piatt, county superintendent f schools, pro carried out. At 11 o'clock in the morning on the opening day of the lliir.oi State Teachers' association meet ing will take place the "npeilmi; bee." Eacli county Kh:t!l be eiui tied to one repre.- nta'ive. Mercer has never before been represented. Selction of the entry from ihi ection will be made by the fellow ing plan, arranged by S'lnerintend ent Piatt: Every district school nliall hold a spelling contest of ii pupils under direction of its teach er, the eveDt to take place on or before Friday, Nov. 14. The two pupils ranking highefat will be tea. aa a team to represent their di.- trlct in a townbhip bee. Towiishiii committees will decide ino tiuieau l place for the contest, which uius' be held on or before Nov. 22. From each contestant a fee of 25 cents will be required iu the township contest in order to pro vide for the cxneiihe of ribbons ami prizes to ba awarded, and id pay the expense of the county's repre sentative at Springfield. It may be that the school will pay tho ex pense of its representative by pop ular subscription. Dave County Spell Inn. The pnpil winning tho township contest shall repreBCDt his town ship In the county spell down, which will be held under the direc tion of the following committee at Aledo on Saturday, Nov. 6: G. E. Piatt, Alice Morris of Viola, Cora Irwin of Joy, Orpha Alden of Ma therville, Harry Blackstone or North Henderson. Suitable rib bons will be awarded to those win ning first, second and third in the several townships and In the coun ty contest. At the state contest words will be given as chosen from Cavtn'a spelling and manual of pronuncia tion, as will the words used in the county event. Competent and dis interested persons will be chosen by tho committee to select and pro nounce the words 1n the county contest. In case of disagreement a3 to the spelling or any word, iinal authority Bhall be Webster's New International dictionary. The contest will be written. The test will be only in spelling. No requirement shall bo made for the analysis, definition, diacritical marking or use of v.or,ls in sen tences. No proper names will be used. A list of 100 words sh.ill bo selected and pronounced by tin conductor. The conteii'ant writing the roost word correct ly. shall b the witiifer. Should there be a tie, lifits of 2' Fha!! bu ii'onounc I un til some pupil is declared winner. The victor will represent Mercer cour.ty in the state conte.-i. Those eligible :;re alt students in the first eight, crudes, rep.uiarty .' tending the public schools of Mer cer county durinu the year 191t--0. Eighth grade praduatps are exclud ed. The committee will pa-s upm the eligibility of any contestant . " the same is questioned. The co.m ty entry in tho fctate meet will l-e accompanied to Springfield by some, one to be selected by the coun superintendent. Urges Participation. Superintendent Piatt urges u'l teachers to have their school lake part in the contest. If there an no pupils in thp eighth j'rade who can enter, he advises choice from the stxth or even fifth grade, for it is pointed out flint it is possiblo for a fifth or sixth grade puiiil to win the state contest. Superintendent l'l.'itt mimed th following township committ'-e ; : Richland Grove. A. !'. Butters. Pearle Chesley, Grace Pell: Pre eniption, F. L. Uauev, t'eeik- Hy (tt, Mvra Brennnn: Perryion, Inez Bonynge. Ruth Tliornhurg. F.dna Titterington ; Duncan. I'i.tm Down ey. Florence Bradford, Perni- "Burgess; El'za. Grace Hader. .V:- relia Nichols, Olive Hays; n;von. C. C. Cade, Kate Langford. Ann.t Adamson; Greene, Alice Morn-, Charity Kindelperp-.-r. Laura Stew art; Mercer. Minnie Uigg, Ver.i Nesbitt, Mabel Simms: Miiler.-'bur;., J. K. lirashear. Corn Irwin, H.-.r-li't Cooke; New Boston, G. W. Lev. rence, Alice Willits, Vesta Duvall. North Henderson. Harry I'kich stone, fladassah HcConnell.ISianche Allen; Suez, Ada Adams, ltcrniie Palmer. Louise Arnold; Ohio Grove, Mergle DecVer. Clara Moore, Jennie Craig: Abington, Donald Thompson, Grace. Hunter, llelerj Gray; Keithsburg, C. O. Danneber ger, Cora Wallace, Pearl Houston. ALEDO BRIEFS Lloyd Weisel, son of II. C. Welsel of this city, left this morning for Ann Arbor, Mich., where he will re sume his studies at the state uni versity of Michigan. Mr. Weisel enters his second year at that in stitution. The Misses Pauline and Kathryn Le Master left thin morning for Galesburg where they contemplate enrolling In the Knox college con servatory of music. A. E. Janes and son Ralph and Mr. and Mrs. James Hjorkn.an. were Rock Island visitors last night, attending the meeting at the Billy Sunday tabernacle. Masons and their families will enjoy an evening of dancing to night at the Masonic hall in Aledo. Music will be by the celebrate, l Shubert's orchestra of Washington. Iowa.