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WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS DECEMBER 24, 1919. NEW STRENGTH DEVELOPED IN CORN DEMAND Culls See Wider Opportunities - 'Edge BIU for Extending Credits. . In Chicago. Dec. 24. Fresh strength developed in the corn market to day based largely on continued ex port demand tor rye. Bulls urged too that under the Edge bill much wider credits could be extended to Kurope than was generally sup-I posed to be trie case. to he the case. Opinions Opinions were also circulated that scarcity would prevent any car BUS- j talned big crop movement during the winter. Opening price.-?, which ranged from 14 c off to a like ad vance with January 1.36 anil May 1.35 to 1.33 were followed by moderate upturns all around. Owing to holiday dullness the market underwent a sag in the last part of the session. Closing prices were weak, at the same as yes terday's finish to 114c lower with January, 1.85, to 1.35, and May, 1.33 to 1.3314. Oats hardened with corn. After opening unchanged to c higher, including May at 83c, the market scored further gains. . Higher .quotations on hogs gave strength to provisions. Lard led the advance. Knowledge that liberal sales of lard had been made to Germany of late helped to lift the market. f CHICAGO FUTURES 1 Dec. 24. 1919. Corn' Open. High. Low. Close Dec 1.44 14414 1.42 1.43 Jan. 1.36 1.3714 135 1.35 May 1.33 1.34 1.32 1.33 Oats- May July Pork Jan. .... May Lard Jan.. .... May Ribs Jan May .83 .76 .83 .77 .83 .76 .83 .76 38.00 38.00 23.45 24.10 18.80 19.25 23.70 24.60 19.00 19.57 23.45 24.10 18.80 19.25 23.70 24.55 18.97 19.50 Chicago Cash Grain. r.: mi rM X" o V.U1UBBU,. UW. 1. WMU. .V. ft mixed, not quoted; No. 3 mixed, I. 43; No. 2 yellow, not quoted; No. 3 yellow, 1.441.44. Oats: No. 2 white, 86S7c; No. 3 white, 8386c. Rye: No. 2, 1.80 1.81. Barley, 1621.67. Timothy seed. 8.50 II. 50. Clover seed, 30.00 48.00. Pork, nominal. Lard, 23.55 23.65. Ribs, 18.50 19.25. Weather Forecast Illinois: Cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and Thursday;' slightly warmer In northwest por tion tonight. Missouri: Cloudy tonight; Thurs day generally fair; not much change in temperature. Wisconsin: Unsettled and wann er tonight: Thursday, cloudy. Iowa: Generally fair tonight and Thursday: warmer in east portion tonight and in extreme west por tion Thursday. Indiana: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; somewhat colder tonight; rising temperature in north portion Thursday. 1 Chicago Livestock. Chicago, Dec. 24. Hogs: receipts, 19,000; 10c to 15c higher than yes terdays average; bulk, 13.40 .,13.60: top price. 13.60: heavy. 13 013.SS; medium, 13.4013.60; light 13.3513.60; light light, 13.00 13.40; heavy packing sows, smooth, J2.7513.'6; packing sows, rough, . 12.00 12.75; pigs, 12.25 13.25. Cattle: receipts. 3,000; firm; beef steers, medium and heavy weight: choice and prime, 18.85 20.00; medium and good. 11.25 18.85; common, 8.7511.25. Light weight: good and choice, 14.40 19.60; common and medium, 8.00 14.40. Butcher cattle, heifers, 6.50 (3H4.75; cows, 6.4013.50. Canners . and cuttera, 5.256.40. Veal calves, 15.60 16.50. Feeder steers, 6.75 12.25. Stocker. steers, 6.00 10.25. Sheep: receipts, 8,000; strong. Lambs, 15.7518.25; culls and com mon, 11.7515.50. Ewes, medium and good, s.ou 10.50; culls and commons, 4.757.75. Peoria Livestock. ", Peoria, 111., Dec. 24. Hogs, re ceipt 1,600; steady to 10c higher; active:-lop price 13.35: bulk 13.15 13.25: lights 13.00 J 3.16; - me diums 13.15 13.25; heavies 13.20 13.35. Cattle, receipts 100; steady. . Peoria Grain. Peoria, 111., Dec, 24. Corn. 2 5c lower; No. 2 yellow,' 1.50; No. S yellow, 1.45; No. 4 yellow, 1.42 1.43; No. 5 yellow, 1.401.41; No. 5 mixed, 1.41. Chicago Produce. - Chicago, Dec. 24. Butter, un settled; creamery, 5465c. " Eggs, firm; firsts, 6566c: ordi nary firsts. 5554c; at mark, cases Included, 6466c. Poultry, alive, hlghre; sprines, 27c;. fowls, 20 28c; turkeys, 40c. Kansas City drain. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 24. Cash wheat No. 1 hard, 2.55 2.80; No. 2. 2.53 2.78; No. 1 red, 2.482.51; No 2, 2.462.49. CoTa, unchanged to 3c lower; -No. 2 mixed, 1.441.46; No. 2 white. 1.4801.50; No.- 2 yellow, 1.501.51. Oats, about unchanged; ..Not i white, 8686c; No. 2 mixed. 83( S4c. . Liberty Bonds. New York, Dec. 24. Prices of Liberty bonds at 2:55 p. m. today were: 3b. 99.02; first 4a, 92.70; second 4s, 91.90; first 4s. 93.32: second 4a, 91.36; third 4s, JS.60; fourth 4a, 91.44 ; -Victory 3s, 98.90; Victory 4s, 9SJS. Local Stocks and Bonds ItatMSw faralahr by One! Ink. mtm C.. eaa Aafwv BMc. FkMt K. L 444S.) Bid. Aata4 Armour, pfd.' lOfl 110 All-American Truck ...... 5 '' American Woolen. 1 nfd. 102 103 Central Statu Petroleum.. 1.10 1J5 Commonwealth Oil 14 IS DaTenport Petroleum .... -12 14 Heere Co., pfd 100 10014 Deere Co.. com. 63 65 Elgin Motor 7 8 Early Bird Oil 11 14 Franklin Oil Ref 45 .50 Ualliian Cotfee. 7 old... 100 100 '.lobe Oil .75 an ' Illinois Oil Illinoia Rrftninr J. I. Cmb Plow. 7 pfd.. . KawBeld Oil Kpystono Tire Let Broom. 8 pfd Molina Plow Co., pfu . . . . Molina Plow Co.. com! 44 I 97 . 14 fWJ IT 43 10U 5 ti ' MontromeiT Ward, nfd Ill Oil State t Rel 65' Pankant Mntnr nM 0."i rYrpetuai Royalty .' 1.10 "r:" , 4 1 j riwiur m .awii.it", Uffo iiiu. i.... 103 Quaker Oat. nfd. 04 a sal 53? 53 Ilepublic Oil U Bet neo .Motor . . . . v Root & Van Dervoolt. pom. Republic Truck Shaffer Oil Ret., 7 pfd. Standard Oil. 7 nfd Saxon Motor Sinclair Oil United T lfht A Br., ptd... United Lurht t R , com. . . United Mirht. 7i note... Willys Overland, com. Willys Overland, pfd 5:1 f.3 94 111 13 43 70 43 US 27 87 114 . 14 43 54 71 4S Ml 28 88 The prim below an the price at ' which toa retail merchant aella u. the ouieumer, taken according to tan QualiV ; ol the proUiatt: I I.lva fwaltn. Uena 24o . BiTince 2oo ! 1 I Selling Price I la iHk latea. "ucia.V.V.'.".:::.:'::::::::.':tcjManhattan Elevated, which gained e eoc , almost two points. Investment rails Uee 'e Ureatad tW-7. pringa 34e rT.TT7..".....T ao ""I'.ao? .'.'.'.'.".'.'.".".'."llillimiift Chiekeni, tie as . lucw Halibut atcak. iwunu ..., 35 ! Cuaunal cat. pound c I iroui, per pound aoe rVJuu, par bouud 36c ouuaiO, par pound ...... .c altar. Creamery butter, pouuu ..80c ..7c iutijruie. . pound ifUDla. Wax atrinc beana. pounu . . . . . .0e raraiti. - puaca ex: a(piani. uca xn . liom. sn. .. potatoe ih ac Mw cabbace. pound oc .uiclucan lauun. larza ataik. 6 ff 3 tor in tlOlllneniWn tr.nrnun I.. M. Ih Uead lettuce. IP 40 a 60c foutloea, buahel -i.00 nomegnwn siiuw mJona. Douau. . . . 7 toe Cucumbera. not bouse ........ 2uc fcfinwmw. ber pound .......... .al.au Manco peppera. each 7c iea iuu beaaa. lb ZUc raiL. (latwfruit wh . .lfitf. cooaini appiaa. lb, a lor 2&c , Mexican Petroleum . . . Hananaa. ayv lb "lNew York Central ... Evaporated craaberiea. packan 10c none, ooien c orange, uozeu u and nue Malaga (rape, pound soe Tokar crape, lb Sue rM lifm, vet pound u Uoaey dew melnaa. apieoa 0(auc Caiirorela waaiula, .b 8O0 Popcorn, (abeiied. per puunu loc Mixed nuta. per pound Sc Kew UrazU nuta. pound ta casaaia Meiorji, each 800 Uta rateat iiaar. Pillabury'e Beet. 40-lb. aacfc S4.00 Aruloe, 4-ib- aaca a.ou Uyreu (4ulity. 4-lb. aack i Occident. 49-ib. aack 4.1i Corner Stone. 4u-lb. aack a.7a Uold Kim, 48-lb. aack .U Iha sricea below are thoee paid by wchi.ou for iraio brouslit in from the country and not lor ahipannw by ml or otherwiae: corn, per DOenel toldl k.ai.ao Oats, per buahel Toe Wheat, per bu S3 Oj No. 1 timothy hay (baled) 928.00 Oat atraw. per ton 14.00 Wheat atraw. per ton IO OO Clover bay (baled) ton 126.00 C over bay. I loose' ton 87.00 Baney per buabl 91.25 Looee 'timothy hfty 126.00 San laqmq jad () 0103 r . 1 LlAV 111 ll,v aVarvjftj Ul I.IWe Chance to Develop. Presi-1 dent Frank T. Hulswitt of the Unit ed Light & Railways company, here yesterday with other company offi cials attending an executive com mittee meeting of the Tri-City Rail way & Light company, sees little probability of development of local traction lines during the coming year. "It is a question of exist ence rather than development," eays Mr. Hulswitt "Higher car fares are not making the Tri-City Railway company wealthy. The in crease only takes care of increased trainmen's wages and cost of ma terials." " Deny Riant to Intervene, Deny ing that Bessie Raben has the right to intervene in an action brought by John T. Dempsey against H. P. Estes, the attorneys for the plain tiff have filed a motion to strike out the intervenor. The motion which is filed by Sharon, Harrison & Mc Swiggin complicates a case already beautifully complicated. The. claim that Mrs. Raben is too late as an intervenor and that she does 'not come under the law which makes room for intervention in a litiga tion of this kind is based on a pro vision of the statute which declares that the intervenor can enter a case : In intervention either on the- side of the plaintiff or the defendant 'if interested in the case. .- " " I anie Faerber Again- The "Col onelship" of the Davenport Y. M. C. A.'s proposed drive for 800 new members, Jan. 20 to 23, inclusive, has been accepted by A. J. Faer ber, under whose leadership the campaigns of the past three, years have been conducted. Five "ma jors," in addition to the "colonel" were appointed at yesterday's joint meeting of the campaign and fi nance committee. They, are: C. K. Alford, Joe Kimmel, Carl LeBuhn, Cable Von Maur and Frank Yetter. The committee voted to accept the Dubuque challenge, giving the lat ter association one day and "200 member handicap. The Dubuque association's drive will be a four day affair for 600 new members and renewals.: MeeMsral I ear. The year o?j 1919 has been the most successful in the history of. the Third Baptist church. Despite several handicaps Buying Prices la Reel lalaaa. DROKERS BUSY WITH XMASSO MARKET'S DULL Small Attendance and Little AcUt. tty Marks Conditiona in the Stock Exchange. New York, Dec. 24. There was 15 !li,tle activlty ln today's stock mar-: 10b jket. Dealings - dwindled steadily jj pfter the first half hour, denoting ".12 ' light attendance of brokers and .75! traders in the financial district. 1 ij j Additions to early advances includ- led such diverse issues as Ameri can Woolen, American Tobacco se curities, Mexican Petroleum, Endi-cott-Johnson, Remington Typewri ! ter, California Packing and other : food shares at gains of 1 to 5 points. Little attention was paid to the usual market developments, in terest centering in the money situ ation because of recent erratic fluctuation. Call loans opened at 10 per cent, repeating yesterday's initial rate. Led by shippings, equipments and related industrials, stocks were firm to strong at the dull opening of today's session. American Inter national, American and Baldwin Locomotives, Crucibje and Repub lic Steels and Central Leather were the chief features, oils, and motors showing little of their usual activ ity. There was considerable trad ing in local utilities, especially hardonoH with lha aonoml Hot Hater I , . j The closing was firm. American Beet Sugar 93 American Can 63 American Car & Foundry .... 38 . . ... . i."'c'" aumsi itau ouieiiiug oc xieuu.. oon American Sumatra looacco . . inw... tat Q7Sv. auacuuui uo y Atchison SZ. Baldwin Locomotive Baltimore & Ohio ... Bethlehem Steel "B" Central Leather .110 . 32 . 93 . 96 m .1 c au. "r Mil iV.,'.' Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul 36 Cam Prnrtnrts .. . . . ... General Motors . , 333 Great Northern Or Crtfs 37 Goodrich Co 79 Int. Mer. Marine prfd 108 International Paper 74 Kennecott Copper 28 .218 ... 69 ... 98 ... 79 ... 46 ... 40 ... 76 ...113 ... 42Si , v-,f.lv p, n -vtarn ... ! .Northern facinc ; ohio Cities Gas , ; ..,,, 1 ' -"-7 Reading .' ReDublic Iron & Steel , omciair ouboj. un . ,. KOUtnern racinc . . . . 1 Southern Railwav ... . - - ... 21 ...104 ...223 Studebaker Corporation Texaa Co Tobacco Products 93 Union Pacific 122 United States Rubber 124 United States Steel 104 Utah Copper 1 ... 73 Westinghouse Electric 53 Willys-Overland 27 Illinois Central 87 C R. I. & P '. 26 Chicago Potatoes. Chicago, Dec. 24. Potatoes, strong; arrivals, 19 cars; Northern Whites, 3.253.35; Western Rus sets, jobbing, 4,00 4,15 per cwt. New York' Sugar. New York, Dec. 24. Raw sugar: steady; centrifugal, 7.2S; fine gran ulated, 9.00. Jf ' LltlVGnDOrt I aVWf yUVkw . the church has built up a wonder-, ful morale. During the past year 25 were added to the membership of the church. The various auxil iaries of the church are very much alive and taking an increased in terest in their work. The church has been painted and redecorated. Food His Downfall. Obeying an impulse to satify the cravings. of the "Inner man" proved the down fall of E. T. Bell, 82, last night. While Bell was eating a lunch In a downtown cafe around the hour of midnight three police officers were busy, on .the outside poking under the robes in his auto. Two cases of whisky, one of pints and the other of quarts, were uncov ered. Bell was arrested by Detec tive Quinn and Policemen Wiese and McDernvrtt. A federal charge of transportating was filed against Bell yesterday by Deputy United States Marshal, T. F. Kinney. The preliminary Rearing was continued before United Stales Commissioner A. G. Bush until next Monday. Bell' was released on a 3200 appearance oona. -j . Appoint Telle Xan O. L. Smitb efficiency engineer of the Velle Au tomobile company, will supervise instruction work in the Y. M. C. A. automobile school which onens at the Davenport association. Fonrtit and Harrison streets, Monday even ing, Jan. 5. . 3 , v Want BrondeU BackState au thorities of Dubuque county x were making a determined effort yester day to secure the revocation of the parole granted Walter Brondell, Davenport, in October. Brondell, who waa arrested here Friday and returned to Dubuque, was on trial Monday and yesterday before Judge Kintzlnger In the Dubuque county district court R. V. Western, Day-' enport, da his attorney.. .A number of Da ven porters . including Leo Schaefer, Harold (Rabbits) Wllley and William McLaughlin, who were implicated along with Brondell in' the theft of liquor from Davenport homes, were called, as witnesses Monday. Assistant County Attor ney jonn . weir attended the hear ing Monday. Brondell was arrested and convicted of burglary in Octo ber. He was sentenced to 10 years and paroled. , " . ; a Moline and TAKES PLEDGE TO BEGIN LIFE III BETTER WAY Jesse Tan Ansdall Cornea Home to Spend Christmaa, But Is Con fined to JaiL y A solemn pledge to begin life anew was made today by Jesse Van Ausdall. 28 years old. He claims he Is the black sheep of .the Van Ausdall family. The new lite will be started in Jail, as Van Ausdall has pleaded guilty to operating a confidence game. He came home last night to spend Christmas with the folks and boarded the same car as did Chief Ben , DeJaeger this morning. He was placed under ar rest for raising a check from $5 to $50. The check raising was one of the crudest jobs ever noticed by the Moline police. Van Auadall chang ed the word "five" to "fifty" and the figure 5 to 50. The forging was done in a different kind of ink than was originally used. The check was accepted by Fred Snyder, clerk in the Penny store, and Edgar Hecker approved it. A large blot was added where the change amount should have been on the check. The check was presented at the Penny store on the day before Thanksgiving. Van Ausdall left Moline four days later and says he has been traveling in Michigan and Illinois since. Liquor, drugs and women, plus bad company and a weak will, were blamed by Van Ausdall for his downfall. An injury to his eye, incurred when he was about five years old, added to his trouble. "I expect to be blind in a year and it can't come too soon to suit me, he said. I m 'the black sheep of the family. I've been kicked from hell to breakfast and back." Van Ausdall is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Van Ausdall, 420 Six teenth avenue, Moline. He was held to the grand jnry under $1,000 bonds. Van Ausdall was sick this morning. His hard luck story drove spectators from the court room. MOLINE BRIEFS , In an effort to aid the board of local improvements in determining the Quantity of sidewalk construc tion which wil be done next year all Moline. aldermen will make a sidewalk survey. Each aldermvn has been requested to make a sur vey of bis ward and confer with his constituents. The construction program of next spring will be d?. termined largely by the combined reports. An effort will be made to replace as many cinder walks as possible with cement. An automobile driven by T. B. Snider, 2139 Fifteenth street, Mo line, and a street car collided last evening on Fifteenth - street be tween Fourth and Fifth avenues. Occupants of the automobile were not hurt. The car was slightly damaged. APPEAL CASE TO MOLINE CITY COURT G. F. Nordmark and the Com mercial Savings bank, defendants in a suit arising out of an alleged violation of an Insurance contract, appealed today from the court of ' Justice Carstens to Moline c:ty court. The plaintiff, D. S. McDan nell was awarded $187.80 in the justice court. He alleged he sold some insurance to Nordmark and that Nordmark gave him a note to cover the premium. Nordmark was to be examined later to see if he was ; physically qualified. McDan- nell claimed that Nordmark passed the examination but failed to pay the insurance premium or note. Nordmark is said to claim . that there is some misunderstanding about the nature of the insurance. ; Bar Silver. New York, Dec. 24. Bar silver, 13. Mexican dolars, 101. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 24. Hog receipts, 7,000; lower; bulk, 13.25 13.55: heavies, 13.2513.50; med iums, 13.35ffil3.60;; lights. 13.10 13.45: light - lights. 12.6013.25; packing sows, -12.2512.75; pigs 11.00 12.75. ; Cattle receipts. 3,000; . higher; beef steers, choice and prime, 16.85 19.00; medium and good, 13.25 16.85; common, 10.25 13.25; light, good and choice, 13.15 18.25; com mon and medium, 8.2513.15; heif-' ers. 6.65 14.00; cows. 6.50 12.00; veal -calves, 12.75 13.50; feeder steers, 7.65 13.00. -v Sheep receipts. ' 3.5.00; higher. Lambs, 15.75 17.25: yearling weth ers. 12.5014.75: ewes. 7.50 10.50; breeding . wes. 8 00 11.25; feeder lambs, 11.75 14.: 5. Toledci feid. . Toledo. .Ctlx D :c 24.' Clover seed; prime. :i:; i. 30.75; Decem ber, '30.75 ;' Jac 1457. 30.75;. Febru ary, 30.80; M:.rci. 30:65. - - Alsike, prime, cash, 31.85; De cember, 31.85; .March, 31.85. - Timothy, prime, cash, 1917, 5.55; cash. 1918, 5.55: cash, 1919, 5.72; December, 5.72; March, 5.92; April, 6.90; May, 5.90. St. Louis Grain. St. Louis.fDec."24.-M3orn, No. 3, 1.47; No. 4 white, 1.45. Oats, No. 2, 86c; No. 3 white. 85 86c. 3 FERSIA9 HOISTEB LEATEfCL Washington, Dec. 24. Mina Ab dul AK Khan, Persion minister to the United States, ha advised the otv we uuwv um u wviua)BT maMBjaaatfaaawaavjaavaf 'ot Europe on leave ot abwencwjjrwtwa,,a' 1 East Moline $8,000 DAMAGES Mrs. Carrie M. Arnold Secures Set ' tlement Oat of Cenrt the Death ef Her Husband. . Mrs. Carrie M. Arnold, widow of John D. Arnold, who was killed during the big street car collision a year ago, made a new record for out of court settlements Tuesday. Mrs. Arnold was the plaintiff and the Moline, Rock Island and East ern Traction company the defend ant Mrs. Arnold stated the rail way company agreed to pay $8,000 and court costs. The amount nam' ed in the' suit was $10,000, the max! mum compensation which may be sought in case of death. Stafford, Schoede and Stafford of Rock Is land represented the complainant Tne 'in-city Railway comoanv. of which the Moline, Rock Island and Eastern Traction company is a subsidiary, has already paid out tnousands of dollars as result of that collision. The company re. cently lost a suit in circuit court arising out of the accident. The collision occurred on Fourth ave nue near Thirty-fourth Street one foggy morning a little over a year ago. , A number of persons were killed or died of injuries and a score were injured. There has been a settlement or a damage suit filed in each case. SENT TO JAIL FOR 40 DAYS Robert Cameron Pleads Guilty to Charges Preferred by Women In Moline Court. Robert Cameron, 29 years old, pleaded guilty tp charges of dis orderly conduct before Magistrate Gustafson today. He admitted that on two Saturday nights he had made advances to women in a crowded downtown store. He was sent to jail for 40 days. Cameron told Magistrate Gustafson that fail ure to find his wife and baby when he returned from overseas last summer caused him to be subject ed to periodical fits of mental de rangement. '"I don't know what's the matter with me," he said. "I guess I must be crazy at times. I came back last summer after serving in the mud over in France for a year. I expected to find something when f Bui uaun, uut mere waaii i a- taing for me. Cameron declared he has been searching for bis wife ever since his return from France and has been spending most of his earnings In the search. He says he believes his wife ran away with another man. The returned soldled lived in Keokuk, Iowa, when he was in ducted into the service. A month ago he came to Moline and roomed at 1230 Fourth avenue, Moline. He was arrested at Fifth avenue and Fifteenth street at 7 o'clock last night. FORMER ENGLISH BTT.T.TARDIST DIES London, Tuesday, Dec. 23. (Via Montreal). John Roberta, former English billiard, champion, is dead here. : John Roberts was born at Ard wick, Manchester, Aug. 15. 1847. He won the billiard championship of England in 1870 and again took this honor in 1890. Residents of. Islands and small peninsulas are said to live longer than persons who dwell ' on the mainland. 1 66Mmr v g - .4V. JJ-ySM. JL J TODAY IN ALEDO L MAKE PLANS FOR HOME NURSING Mrs. B. R. Winblgler . Announces Course of Instruction for the County First of Tear. Home nursing classes will be or ganized throughout Mercer county the first part of the year, accord ing to Mrs. B. R. Winblgler, chair man of the home nursing activities of the Red Cross. A nurse probably " will be brought here to give Instructions. and chairmen will be appointed in each Red Cross branch in the coun ty to take charge of this work In their localities. The course of in struction will last eight weeks and will be given under the auspice of the various branches. - Efforts will be made to secure more than .one nurse and If this can be done a nurse will be placed in charge of four branches. Ii case but one nurse can be obtain ed, the classes will be brought to gether in the town halls. Home nursing is being taught throughout the county and has become very popular. Local Red Cross officials, are pleased to announce the course of instruction planned and it is ex pected that the work will meet with favor in all parts of the county. NINE MISSING IN FIRE AT EASTERN INSANE HOSPITAL Middletown, Conn., Dec. 24. Nine men. who were among the 53 mild insane patients, accommodat ed in an outlying building of Con necticut hospital for the insane, were missing today, as the result of last night's fire. POLICEMAN FOILS BANDITS AFTER A $40,000 PAYROLL Bridgewater, Conn.. Dec. 24. An attempt to steal the $40,000 payroll of the L. Q. White company, shoe manufacturers, was frustrated to day when Benjamin Bowles, a po lice officer guarding the money, opened fire on four automobile ban dits who had held up the pay car, FIRE BURNS OUT - IOWA NEWSPAPER Marshalltwon, Iowa, Dec. 24. Practically ita entire plant de stroyed by fire early today, the Marshalltown Times - Republican was printed on job presses in vari ous parts of the city today. The fire, of unknown origin, waa dis covered shortly before midnight In addition to the newspaper plant the establishment of the Marshall town Printing plant was destroyed. The loss will be about $50,000, cov ered by about $40,000 insurance. ARSY TRCCKS AID SANTA. Kansas City, Mo., Deo. 24. A fleet of motor trucks glided over the slippery streets of Kansas City today in the role of Santa Claus. To 2,200 homes of families found worthy by welfare investigators, the fleet of trucks distributed Christ mas dinners. A celebration for the children will be held in Convention hall to morrow. CHILE SENDS DELEGATES. Valparaiso, Chile, Dec. 24. Dele gates who will represent Argen tina and Uruguay at the Pan-American financial congress at Wash ington in January, left today, tor the United States. Merry Christmas! Since the beginning of Christmas many hundred years ago, the sincere brotherly feeling of man has been best expressed in two simple words To each one of our customers to all those with whom we have come in contact and to everybody we extend our cordial Christmas greetings Merry Christmas. Peoples Power Co. Rock Island Moline . East Moline AND MERCER COUNTY THE ARGUS ALKCO OFFICE 118 North Coiwao A venae, rakrwhoaa. Old and Kew. n. C. Johneoa. Kaaaier. ALEDO PERSONALS Mrs. J. H. Crane returned home to Joy Saturday, after spending the day in the city shopping. ' Elsie Kiddoo returned to her to Joy Saturday evening after ing spent the day here. Mrs. Hattie Brown returned home to Kelthsburg Saturday evening, following the-day in the city shop nine? . . .' Miss Pauline Parkman arrived home Saturday evening from Gales burg, where she is attending Knox college. Mrs. J. F. Sloan returned home to New Boston Saturday evening, following the day here. Mrs. Earl Livingston returned home to New Boston Saturday eve ning after spending the day here shopping. Mrs. Fred Beard returned to her home at New Boston Saturday eve ning, having spent the day in the city shopping. The Misses Fay and Erma Searle returned home to Joy Saturday evening, following the day here shonnina. Mrs. T. D. Shannon lelt saturoay evening for Durham, Mo., to spend Christmas with relatives. Archie E. Peterson motored to Galeabure Sunday departing for Kansas City. Mo., on a business trip. Miss Helen Crane returned borne home at Joy Saturday evening, hav- spending the day In the city shop Ding. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Witberspoon of Galesburg arrived in the city Saturday evening, for a visit with Mrs. Witherspoon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dixon. Mrs. Ceorge Geasey went to Jay Saturday evening for a short visit with her mother, Mrs. Mary Ep perly. Mr. and Mr. F. W. Johnson and Miss Nell Bowen went to New Bos ton, Saturday evening, for an over Sunday visit at the Bert Poffen barger home. Mrs. John Stohl and Miss Nina Johnson returned home to Harvard, Neb., Saturday evening, having been called here to attend the funeral of their father, Charlea Johnson. After the funeral they visited at the Frank Forsell home. George S. Brown went to Bur gess Monday morning, for a short visit A. N. West went to Moline, Mon day morning, on a short business visit. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderaon returned home to Ames, Iowa, Mon day morning, having attended the McCreight wedding here. Miss Margaret Arenet returned home to Monmouth Monday morn ing, aner oeing in me cuj w aueuu the McCreight wedding. WOMAN ADJUDGED INSANE AND SENT TO STATE ASYLUM Mrs. Al Fraser was adjudged In sane and remanded to the hospital at Watertown by Judge Friend L. Church Saturday. Drs. Moore and Walker examined the patient and found her to be of unsound mind. ALEDO SOCIETY Misa Mytilene Newton, who is home for the Christmas holidays from her Btudies at Cornell univer sity. Ithaca. N. Y.. entertained at a very charming party last evening. She had as her guests her former classmates at William and Vashtl college. Miss Edna Osborn will be the host at a similar party this evening. Christmas TV0 TEAMS TIED FOR HONORS IN PIN TOURNEY Tournament Ended Last Sight With Lncky Strikes and Sure . Shots in the Lead. The bowling series of the Aledo Bowling league waa concluded last evening at the Vollentine alleys, and the tournament ended with two teams, the Lucky Strikes and the Sure Shots, tied for first place, with an average of .666 apiece. Twenty-one games were plavl in the series and much competitiJfc and rivalry waa shown during tnrv games. The team standing anrT team averages tor the series are as follows: Team Standings.' W. L. Pet. .666 .666 .428 .238 Lucky Strikes 14 7 Sure Shots 14 7 Swamp 'Ems ...... 9 12 Ideal B's 5 16 Team Average. Sure Shots 889 Lucky Strikes 873 Swamp 'Ems 860 Ideal B's 82 J Lee Candor was high man for the aeries, his individual averages being 190. tl is not known wheth er or not the tie for first honors will be played off by the Lucky Strikes and Sure Shots. Plans are hoina- maris for a reorganization of the bowling league and a new tourV nament to be played soon after the first of the year.. BEGIN WORK AT ICE CAMP; WILL PRICE TUMBLE? New Boston ice will be plentiful on the market next summer if present Indications are to be be lieved. Fourteen-inch ice on the Mississippi this early in the season la an unusual event To have a crew of cuttera and train loads ot ice leaving the scene of operations is again unusual. But such is the report from the village by the river. I. F. Patterson and F. E. Baner. in charge of operations at the ice camp, have taken advantage of the early season and assembled a large working crew of men and horses, and there is an engine of the C, B. & Q. railway system on hand to haul away the product This ice field is one of the largest in this vicinity and much faith is put on its output for next summer. It is hoped that the early season and the quality of the ice will be a factor in lowering the cost to con sumers next season. As plentiful as ice is this year, the people de pendent on the local supply would have plenty of fault to find if Ice prices should . attain the propor tions which held sway last year. RECORD POSTAL BUSIKE8S Chicago, Dec. 24. All records for Christmas mail handled at the Chi cago postoffice have been broken. Parcel post packages received dur ing the past eight days total fed 1. 950,540, 35 per cent more than were handled during the corresponding period last year. First class mall bandied yester day was 85 per cent greater than oav Dec. 23, 1918. Merchant report Christmas busi ness haa set new marks in the mil lions devoted to holiday purchases. At one period of its history Bag dad had a population ot 2,000,000. Today it has dwindled to 250,000. 99 aW 4 .4.