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SATURDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MARCH 13, 1920.
LOSE TONIGHT; tilEAT SUCCESS Hot Prolong tint Which PL Mrtrs 8y Hu Bfen la Eiery . , Way a 8ace. 4 A success from tbe standpoint of fctb, the dealer and the public, from the standpoint of gales,' at tendance and benefit to the com Bnsnltr, the motor show will come to a close at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Qate " receipts, accord ing to a rough estimate will amount to flO.OOO, it is said. - Although directors had consid ered prolonging tbe show for an other week, particularly as the condition of the roads during the Iaat week bad prevented many from outlying rural districts at tending, it was decided today to make this the closing night. "We feel that another week of operation could not make the show surpass the stupendous success it has already been." Major C. O. Van , Vllot said, "and we do not want the public to say that we are operat ing the exhibit for gain. We have therefore decidd to doss the doors tonight." Big Attendance Iowa " Ipli t. Last night. Iowa and Hock Island arsenal night at tho show, drew one of the largest crowds which had yet attended the exhibit. Dav enport citizens came out in full force, and a Hprinkling'of uniforms testified that arsenal officers had i accepted tne invitation to ne pres- riiej a petition for continuance un ont on the evening spec iiled as til May. The hearing could not be theirs. "If there were any more people here we would have to bulge the walls." was the remark of one of i the exhibitors. Tonight is Illinois night, and it Is predicted that the crowd, with citizens of Rock Island. Moline and Kast Moline in attendance, will more than double any former day's record. In anticipation for this evening. Manager Van Vliet has had the desk behind the ticket win dow inclosed, in order that the money can be received without be ing stacked, and the greatest ef ficiency can be employed in pass ing out tickets to the stream of vis itors t the box office. C. K. Johnson, assistant sales manager, and W. (!. McConnell, factory representative with the All-American truck, Trevor and Gottlieb, local representatives, are visitors at the show today. The firm is showing the larger models of the truck, which arrived and were first placed on exhibit Thurs day. This is the .first time that these large trucks have been shown in the tri-cities. This has been, according to the managers of the exhibit, a great car Belling show. All exhibitors. it is stated, have sold one or more of their products. The attendance - and interest shown by the public nas amo ueen uu mat coum oe ue eircd. Credit In Maniicers. Too much credit for the success of the exhibit cannot be given to Mr. VanVliet, the officers of the Trr-City Automobile Trades associ ation and dealers themselves, who put forth every effort possible to give the tri-cities the best show ever held here. In this they easily succeeded as the thousands of peo ple who visited the tabernacle dur ing the past week were quick to acknowledge. At 10 o'clock this evening the band will come down from the nand and parade the building, and the final hour of the show will be made one of jollity and pood feel ing. Immediately after the closing of the doors, the taking down of the decorations will be begun. Ex hibitors will remove their showings find decorations will be taken down, All traces of the event will be gone by Sunday evening. FIRE CAUSES $25 DAMAGE AT UNION CLOTHING STORE Damage of about $23 was caused by a fire in the rear of the Union Clothing company store In the In rlnstrial home building on the cor ner of Third avenue and Twenty first street at S:2o o'clock last night. ' Th? fire is said to have been raused by an over-heated electric iron. The blaze was extinguished by the use of chemicals. At 7:07 o'clock last evening the firemen received a still alarm to the residence of J. Morrison, 1712 Twenty-first street. Asbestos cov ering of a furnace was said to have caught on fire. Broadway Presbyterian Church CORER OF 8ETEST1I ATEM'E A'I TWEXTT-TIIIRI) STREET A cordial welcome it extended to those not regularly worshiping elsewhere TO KEEP OFFICE OPEN REMAINING NIGHTS FOR TAX In order to afford an opportunity for alt who have not done so, to file their income tax reports, the revenue offices on the second floor of tbe postoffice building will be open tonight and Monday ni&ht, un til 9 o'clock. To accommodate tbe situation, . Postmaster Harry P. Simpson has arranged to have tbe money order division open both this evening and Monday evening until the same hour. - LIQUOR CASES BEFORE LANDEE EARLY MONDAY Illness of Authorities Concerned lias Postponed Trial Ask for Continuance Till May. ' Whether or not a continuance until May willbe granted 15 of the 17 liquor cases, actiwn on which is pending before tho county judici aries, is the issue to be determined Monday morning. A hearing before Judge Frank J. Landee of the pro bate court starts at 9 o'clock, to grant or refuse the continuance. The defendants in these 15 cases are members of the group which was indicted by the grand Jury last fall, the charge against them all j being illegal handling of intoxicat- ine lienors. Some time atro. thrnnirh their attorney Pvnis V. Diet H,v held until the present time. Only the lo cases in Attorney Dietz's hands have asked continti- ance, the other two of the 17 await- Ing any date which may be set for their trial. Frequent Tostponements. Delay in prosecuting these cases has been frequent from time to time since the indictment early in January. No less than six contin uances have been granted, either upon the motion of the prosecu tion or uncontested by the prose cution. All of them have been due to the same cause illness. At one time the illness of State's Attorney Benjamin S. Bell, at another time the illness of a principal witness, and at another the indisposition of Assistant State's Attorney E. L. Eagle, prevented the reckoning. BOARD TO ACT ON RESIGNATION OF SCHOOL HEAD County Superintendent Lon 3T. Har ris Has Placed JIatfor Before l!ie Supervisors. Supervisors of the county board in session Monday afternoon will vote upon the resignation of Lou M. Harris, county superintendent of schools. The formal statement of resigna tion was entered today by Miss Harris. It has been understood for some time that she contemplated giving up her post as head of the county schools. No well-founded assurance of tbe action of the board favorably or unfavorably upon the resignation is current. The outcome of the action was not commented upon. The recent scandal involving the county superintendent's name with missing school funds supposedly in her hands, is credited for Miss Har ris' move in placing her resigna tion. WITH SLIDES AND .TALK TELL STORY OF PILGRIM AT Y Stereopticon slides taken from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progess, will be shown at the Sunday afternoon meeting at the Y. M. C. A. to morrow. O. J. Stirratt, general secretary, will give a talk on the story, as the pictures are thrown on the screen. E. R. Hostetler will sing. Only two more meetings of the series will be held. Next Sunday the special feature will be music by the Oriole club, girls' chorus of Augustana college. The last meet ing in two weeks will be in observa tion of Palm Sunday. Slides will be shown at the Passion Play at Oberammergau. Orchestra music will be provided by the Hammel or chestra. Sunday School at 9 :30 a. m. HIGHER STREET CAR FARES MAY BE ASKED SOON Or the Alternative of Obnoxious One San Vehicle Is Rumored Proposition. Alleged contemplated action of the Tri-City Railway company to seek permission to place into effect the so-called "one man" street car service, or to be allowed an addi tional increase in fare is causing considerable comment This is be ing heightened by rumors, that the employes of the company are con templating reopening their con tract, which was signed Aug. 6, 1919, after a 5-day strike. John G. Huntoon, general man ager of the company, said today that no official action had been tak en by the company, but he said that the situation relative to the "one man" system or an increase in fares had been discussed by com pany officials. Rumors relative to the employes' contemplated action of reopening their contract, could not be sub stantiated today as officials of the union refused to discuss the mat ter. However, it is understood that the executive boards of Division No. 313, of Rock Island and Moline, and Division No. 312 of Davenport, street railway employes, have dis cussed the matter of giving notice to the company that the unions de sire to again negotiate for higher wages. Among the union men various opinions are expressed. Some of the men hold that they should receive an additional increase in wages. Others say that the contract should be reopened in order to protect the present scale of wages, which the men claim is in jeopardy io cas the company should come forward with an announcement that wages must be reduced or the company must receive a higher rate o' tare. Still others of the conductors and motormen claim tlu-t 'he contract should be reopened in order to avert any possible chance that the company might succeed in inaug urating a "one man" street car ser vice. Those favoring an increase in vages above tho 4, 57 and 0 cents an hour schedule cite the increases in the cost of living since the con tract was signed, which has load other unions to put in requests for wage increases that in various in stances call for scales from Jl to $1.50 an hour. The union is strong in its sup port of 2-man operation oi cars. It is claimed that thj "out man" system is not a success. The union has always held that one man can not properly handle a street car. It is claimed that one man can not operate the car and collect fares at the same time and keep up to tlie schedule time on the runs. The contract signed by the men and the company latt August was dated from Aug. 6, 191? to Jun3 1, 1920, with the stipulation that the contract was to run an additional year in care neither side took ad vantage of the 30-day clause, which stipulated that either Hide, could re open the contract upon giving the other side 30 days' notice. While it is known that the re opening of the contract by the union has never been taken up' in union meetings, it is rumored that the matter is scheduled lo come up in a formal way soon No information could be learned as to what the officials of the union would recommend in case the con tract is reopened. However, the situation from the union's point of view seems to be a figm to retain the present wage, or possibly ob tain a .substantial increase- and to ngnt any move the company might make to inaugurate, the "one man" street car service. MAN FINED $50 N STILL CAS Mollner Who Drank Ticloas Con coction Tells Police ame of Man Said lo Hare Made It. L. E. Benner, alleged owner of a shanty boat in which a portion of a whisky still was said to have been found late yesterday evening by Patrolmen William Epperson and Orie Bowman, "was fined $50 on a charge of disorderly conduct by Magistrate D. J. Cleland in po lice court this morning. Herbert Rogers, 1S14 Twenty third avenue, Moline, alleged to have become intoxicated upon home made liquor said to have been ob tained by him in a roundabout way SUNDAY, MCH. 14 Preacher Dr. John McGoVn Stevenson SERVICES 10:45 a. m. Subject: "The Challenge of the Honr," "Who then i3 willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?" First Chronicles 29:5. 7:30 p. m. "Jephthah's Daughter." A massive production of this scriptural story tn mov ing pictures; three reels. from Benncr, was fined $5 on a charge of drunkenness.. Rogers was arrested on the streets yesterday afternoon while in an intoxicated condition. A pint bottle of home made liquor was found in his possession. " . The concoction was said by the police to have been the most vicious liquid that they had ever inspect ed. It was almost black in color and some discussion was held as to whether the largest percentage was wood alcohol or ether. At any rate it served to put Rogers out, the po lice said. After being questioned the man is said to bave told the police that he obtained the liquor from a man who told him that it bad been pur chased froqi Benner. Fail to Prove Case. Benner was located and placed under arrest. However, as the pos lice failed to prove that he was manufacturing the liquor he was released after paying a fine of $50 on a charge of disorderly conduct. ICE IS READY TO SLIP DOWN WITH CURRENT Stage of Hirer Is Rapidly Rising and This Is Causing Cover, ii'.g to Snap. Banking on the forecast of mild weather and higher temperatures this -week end. weather office offi cials today stated they expect the ice break in the Mississippi in a short time. The ice started to move today near the rapids above Bettendorf and experts noticed signs of a similar nature near the upper bridge today. The ice has remained in unusual ly long this year. Last year a mild winter, the channel was clear on Jan. 21. In 1918 the ice went out March 2, in 1917 on March 12, and the nearest competitor for 1920 was 1916. when the freeze lasted until March 13. Below Credit island the breaking up seems imminent, reports had it today. The warmth of the weather has started the stage of the water to rising and has softened the ice. The water pushing up on the weak ened ice is cracking the surface, and it is only a matter of hours until it will begin breaking up and starting downstream. The river has been practically clear in the lower end of Rock Island. NEGRO IS FOUND NEAR DEATH LAST NIGHT IN ALLEY George Johnson, negro, living in Milan, was found badly beaten and in an unconscious condition in an alley near Seventh avenue and Tenth street by Detective Herman Sehnert and Patrolman Charles Miner at 9:80 o'clock last night. Johnson was beaten about the face and head, and his condition was deemed so serious that he was taken to the St. Antrony's hospital for treatment. Shortly after Johnson was found the two police officers arrested William ' Jackson, negro, 712 Seventh avenue, who is under sus picion as being Johnson's assailant. Jackson is being held pending a further investigation of the case. What the motive fas in beating Johnson is not known. That it was not one of robbery is shown by the fact that money was found in Johnson's pockets when he was found. Dr. C. S. Davis attended Johnson and announced today that the man's right jaw was crushed, and that he is in a serious condition. GIVE UP ALL HOPE FOR SHIP AND 500 Paris. March 13. Hope has been abandoned for a steamer chartered by the American Red Cross which left Novorossisk for Constantinople with 500 red wounded and sick ref ugees. I ILLINOIS H THEATRE EE OXE NIGHT EE Thursday, March 18 EE S:li t EE Better Than Ever, The SMARTER SET Co-Starring Salem Tntt Whitney J. Homer Tntt In Their Sensational Musical Conuedy EE "The Children of the H Sun" EE Unexcelled in. Magni5oence, Mirth and Melody EE rriee s 5)c. $1,1)0, $1.50, Pins Tax EE SEATS WEDNESDAY Dr. Ed wards' Olive Tablets Get at the Cause and Remove It Dr. Edwards' Ohve Tablets, the substitute lor calomel, act gently on the bowels and positively do the work-. i People afflicted with bad breath tad Quick relief through taking them. Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a vegetable compound mixed with olive ! oiL They act gently but firmly on the ; bowels and liver, stimulating them to natural action, clearing the blood, and I purifying the entire system. They do i that which calomel does, without any of j the bad after effects. Take one or two every night for a week and note the "leasing died. 10c aad 2jc a box. CORDOVA LIGHT AND POWER CO. INCORPORATES Furnish Electrical Supply to Til lage and Community; -Stock $2000. . (Special to The Argus). Springfield, 111., March 13. The Cordova Light and Power company incorporated today to operate an electric light and heating plant at Cordova. They will furnish light to the village of Cordova and the surrounding farm community. The capital stock is $25,000. The directors ana incorporators are C. C. Opdyke, J. C. Mackey, C. E. Reynolds, George Shumate and Frank Zimmerman, all of Cordova. Officials of the corporation are not set forth. It is understood that the new company will connect with the plant of the people's Light and Power company, which has a powerhouse two miles from the village. The op erations of the company will be be gun as soon as the permit is grant ed. Papers of incorporation were filed with Marshall and Mar it ail, Rock Island attorneys. Panl Richard Leeds. Paul Richard Leeds, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Leeds, 536 Twenty-first street, died at the home at 8 o'clock this morn ing. He was born at 10 o'clock last night. The funeral was held at the home at 4 o'clock this afternoon di rect to Chippiannock cemetery where interment was made. The parents; one sister, Louise; one brother, Cecil LeRoy, and the grandmother, Mrs. Clara Leeds, are the survivors. i i Funeral of James . Brongh. j Funeral services for James E. Brough, whose death occurred 1 Thursday evening, will be conduct- j ed at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow after- noon at St. Joseph's Catholic ! church. Dean P. H. Durkin officiat- j ing Interment will be in Calvary ; cemetery. FEDERAL Electric Phonograph Motor Driosn No Crankna fi THE FEDERAL is motor driven the motor is a part of the mechan ism thus assuring "silent opera tion and perfect reproduction qualities. , Plays All Records The FEDERAL plars otf records with wonderful tcmaf bdelirr. The wood tonal chamber reproduces the origi nal pure rich tones of the record perfectly. Yoo wn admire the superb t-eaurf of the FEDERAL. Come in and see it or write. 1 Commonwealth Edison aT Ulectric shop 3PO CHICAGO, m. Ford Cars & Truck Bodies Genuine Ford Davnport 420 W. 3rd OMttiary T Personal Points i o o Vlrian Thomas, formerly of this city, who is a student at Hobart college, Geneva, N. Y. is spending a few days in Rock' Island on his way to bis home in Minnesota to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lenser of Bowling are the parents of a son born yesterday. ' This is their first child. Mrs. Lenser was before her marriage Miss Lillian Beck, daugh ter of John Beck of Rock Island. Mrs. W. H. Sullivan of New York cfty arrived in Milan Wednesday to spend three weeks visiting with her father, Jonas Bowman. This is the first time that Mrs. Sullivan has been home for five years. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bowman of 608 Third street, announce the birth of a seven-pound son, Thursday, March 11. " Mrs. AM. Klove and her sister,' Mrs. Mary Gulbrandsen of North ville, Minn., who has been visiting here, left yesterday for Leland, where they will attend the observ ance given in honor of the 90th birthday anniversary of their moth er, Mrs. T. T. Masey. Mrs. Loyen W. Loy of Ryegate, Mont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. John T. Davis, 1606 Fourteenth street. Dr. J. II. Gibson, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, returned yesterday from Chicago, where he attended the inter-church movement conference and also vis ited with relatives. Edward De Silva is home for the week-end from the University of Iowa, which he is attending. - Mrs. Glenn DeLeon and son Harry leave this evening for Ft. Collins, Col., to visit Mrs. DeLeon's sister, Mrs. H. Knapp. They will be away for about six weeks. Miss Louis Wendt of 2556 Nine teenth avenue, and Miss Lillie Ger nant of Geneseo have returned from a visit in Iowa City with Miss Miss Laura Kock. WAPFLES WITH Pure Maple Svrup 15c WITH FRIED Swift's Premium Ham 30c HARPER Quick Lunch Don't Forget Your Discount VE allow you discount of 10c per M. Cu. Ft. on your invoice for ras. and He per K. W, T. lor elec tricity, it paid within 10 days from the date on your invoice. ATail yourself of this opportunity to save. PEOPLES POWER CO. Sock Island Mo'.lne - - East Moline Attention Members Allouez Council, No. 658, K. of C. All members are requested to meet at the home of the late James Brough, 212 Thirteenth street, tomorrow afternon at 1:30 to attend the funeral in a body. W. H. LEITHXER, Grand Knight Ford Owners We just received another shipment of complete FORD Starters from the Ford Motor Company. Those of you who have a late model FORD car with out a FORD starter can now have this wonderfully effi cient Starter installed, just the same as if it had been done at the factory. And it doesn't cost as much as you thought it would. If you want a Ford Starter see us right away. Every body wants a starter and they won't last long. Horst & Strieter Co. Trucks Parts Muscatine 2f7 E. 3rd Fordson Tractors & Allied Implements '' Reliable Accessories Rock Island Moline 1417 2 Ave. 1610 6 Ave. MONDAY IS THE LAST DATE FOR 1919 ACCOUNTS Improvement Installment Book U . be Closed and Delinquent List Turned Over to County. The 1919 improvement install ment books will be closed by the city clerk at 5 o'clock Monday night and all persons who bave not yet paid their installments on paving, water mains, sewers and sidewalks will have to do so Monday or make payment to the county treasurer after that date. Commissioner Mar tin T. Rudgren announced today. V The clerical force in the city clerk's office will begin Tuesday morning making out the delinquent list, which will be turned over to the county treasurer to make col lections. The 5 per cent current interest wa3 put on the Installments as penalty Jan. 15. The installments were first dalinquent Jan. 2, but an additional two weeks' grace was added before the penalty was at tached. However, all collections at the city clerk's office will stop Monday night and all persons delinquent will have to either pay up at the county treasurer's office or have their accounts sold at'auction either the first or second week in June. Aggregate About $'3t.0l. Tha 1919 improvement install ments aggregate about $200,000. A ASTHMA WOULDN'T LET HIM LIE DOWN Hasn't had a sign of trouble now for over 9 months. "A year ago I Vad asthma so bad my friends thought 1 would never (ret over it. I had doctored for a long time without results. I had not been in bed for 3 weeks, could not even sit up straight in a chair. Then I heard of Milks Emulsion aud started using it. it was only two days later that I could po to bed and sleep soundly. After takinjf eight bottles ($4 worth) I found myself completely cured. It is over ft "months now since I quit taking Milks Emulsion, and I haven't had a svmpton of asthma since." Geo. W. Baker, R. F. D. 1. Latrobe. Pa. Why shouldn't Milks Emulsion help rouJ It has worked wonders for others. It costs nothing to try. Milks Emulsion is a pleasant, nu tritive food and a corrective medi cine. It restores healthy, natural bowel fiction, doing away with all need of pills and physics. It pro motes appetite and quickly puts the dipestive orpins in shape to assimi late food. As a builder of flesh and strenpth, Milks Emulsion is strongly recommended to those whom sickness has weakened, and is a powerful aid in resisting snd repairing the effects of wasting diseases. Chronic stom ach trouble and constipation are promptly relieved usuallv in one day. This Is . the only solid emulsion made, and so palatable that it it eaten with a spoon like ice cream. No matter how severe your case, you are urged to try Milks Emulsion under this guarantee Take six bot tles home with you, use it according to directions and if rot satisfied with the results, your money will be promptlv refunded. Price 60c and $1.20 per bottle. The Milks Emul sion Co., Terre Haute, Ini. Sold ty druggists everywhere. big majority of this bat ieciea oy me city clerk, htu2 will be a comparative! u!l left for rnlWtlrm ..i.v. H treasurer on the delinQUJ5J Commissioner Rurt Persons who have not LL are urged to do so MonH.iT 1 der to avoid having their a ucaouiu UllUUaO IftA ii.it. j list EX SERVICE MEN ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX In contradiction to a false wpon that seems to have gained cred,. lence, the income tax official, jj the federal building this morna, asked that former service men v, were mustered out list year bm make a return if their salary ft celved in civilian pursuits atnomn ed to $1,000 for single men or t!M for married men. it seema "ik.. the impression has been gaian that ex-servtca men are from filing a return because misunderstanding of Instruction! given at the income tax office. Any money which the ex-serttt, man may have received last year while still a soldier is exemption the taxation but must be shown ot the return. The income tax office win it uprn luuiKui aim iunaay mgjjt bj. til 9 o'clock in order to afford eryone an opportunity to file their returns. HAVE YOUR EYES EXAMINED Whether you think they need it or not. There it nothing like Knowing about such things. Occa - sionally we run across a normal pair of eyes, and we somehow always ad mire that person's intelli gence in deciding to lrara the condition of the eye. There is so much to gaia by doing so that every. one should Rain that knowledge. Ct the facts here. Brandenburg Optical Parlors "The Gateway to Perfect Vision" Slf-15.lt liobiiison Ttldg. Rock Island, 111. rhone 11. I. m Honrs 9 a. m. to 5 p. tn. Saturday lo h p. m. Alto by special appointment WITH Turc Maple Svrup 15c with . Swift's Ilrnnk field Sausage 30c HARPER Quick Lunch SPECIALS BARGAIN DEPT. STORE Cor. 7th Ave. 12th St. . DRY GOODS DEP'T Men's 20c hose 2QC 2 pairs f"r . . . Ladies' 20c hose, 2 pairs 29c for GROCERY DEP'T Two 25c cans of to- matoes JJfJC ior TONIGHT THE