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TXLE TEACHER
ZU- Serve ftf M Yean to TSb
Cesnrtyt BloetiM HmM far.
XettTtmef Sekoelt
, Twenty years of experience at
M instructor la public schools of
Rock Island county bar prepar-
Jaetla Washburn, appointed' by
i tha board of supervisors to the of-
iiee of county superintendent of
t aehoola yesterday, to competently
s falflll the duties required. TbelMt
- sera of toot 20 years were apaat
: m - euperintendent of the Silvia
acbooli.
j Mr. Washburn tile the vacancy
canted by the resignation of Mita
Lou M. Harrii. Whether bli ap-
- polntment trill allow htm to remain
la office during the coming school
term Is a question to be settled by
- consultation with state authorities,
t The term of office of the super
intendent begins Aug. 1. under the
..: new law, in effect last July, in
stead of Dec 1, as heretofore. This
, sew ruling applied to the last term
of Miss Harris. The law provides
that other officers appointed to fill
vacancies will serve under such sp-
polntment only until the next gen
eral election. It Is 'generally be
lieved that the same rule will ap
ply In the case of the superlntend
. cut. .
Higher Salary.
i Superintendents in counties of
this size receive a salary of 3.000
yearly in the law which was effec
tive when the present school term
started. Up to this year, previous
to Aug. 1, this remuneration was
12,600. "
t All of Mr. Washburn's experience
as a teacher has been in this coun
ty. He served at Hillsdale, Bar
stow, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, and
lastly Silvls. He was graduated
from the Port Byron academy when
that school was in its glory, and
later from the Western Illinois Nor
mal school at Macomb. He is 40
years of age.
ALL'S GREEN AS
POPULACE PAYS
TRIBUTE TODAY
; Everybody on the streets of Rock
, Island is a cusbla machree or a
Mike O'Roorigan today. For every
body is a-wearin' of the green. Nev
er were the shamrock, the green
carnation, the ' Irish corncob so
much In evidence as this year.
Every Dennis has a buttonhole blos
soming with Ireland and every
Bridget flies the green flag of the
emerald isle from hair, hat or
gown.
Shop novelties are more entranc
Ingly Irish than ever. The, wee
flower pots full of growing sham
rock easily persuade the public that
the song wriier who wsxed ecstatic
over the "little bit of heaven" that
fluttered down onto the briny deep
warn't far wrong. Artificial em
blems are more original and Irish
cards more artistic, according to
buyers, than ever before shown for
March 17.
Personal Points
Mr? Hollingsworth of South Da
kota is the house guest of Mrs. Wil-
j-Xlism McConochle of 2513 Seventh
Mrs. Henry Arndt of 1338 Fif
teenth street, who underwent a seri
ous operation at the Lutheran hos
pital, Moline, although not yet out
or danger, has every chance of re
covery. Her friends will be inter
'csted in learning of ber condition
SHOPMEN KEEP UP
: FIGHT ON SE1DEL
Bloomington, 111.. March 17.
.Chicago & Alton railway shopmen
at a mass meeting this forenoon
failed to settle their trouble with
tbe management and adjourned to
meet again tonight at a session
from which public will be excluded
The matters pertaining to better
drinking water at the shops were
amicably adjusted yesterday, but
the question now in controversy is
over the retention of O. W. Seidel.
as superintendent of motive power.
The conservative element at the
meeting this morning favored a re
turn to work and the shopmen's
committee made a report to that
effect, but a motion to go back
never got to a vote. A leader of
the radicals made an impassioned
speech and the meeting broke up
without action being taken.
MRS. GRACE BINES
DEAD AT PEORIA
V
Mrs. Grace Cooley Hines. wife of
A. J. Hines, formerly of Rock Is
land, was found dead in bed at her
home in Peoria yesterday morning.
A stroke of paralysis while asleep
fa attributed as the cause of death.
Mrs. Hines had been in poor
health for some weeks and had been
under the constant care of a physi
cian. - She .was 36 years of age. She
was bora-, in Clinton, Iowa. Eigh
teen years ago she married A. J.
Hines of Rock Island, where he
conducted a prosperous business.
Six years ago they removed to Peo
ria. No children were born to this
nlon. Mrs. Hines isvsurvived. be
sides . her husband, by a sister.
Coldie Cooley. of Clinton, Iowa, and
a brother, Ernest, of Peoria. Her
father, L. L. Cooley. succumbed
about a year ago and since that
time Mrs. Hines had been in failing
aelth.
! WANTED
Night watchman. Good
pay - for worker. J. M.
Ryan Co., Fifth Avenue
JUid Forty-first street,
IS ELECTED TO
PLACE VACATED
BY LOU HARRIS
OBTAINS PATENT
ON INVENTION
OF NEW PLOW
Word was received here yester
day that Richard M. Iverson, 618
Thirteenth avenue, is on his way
home from Washington, where he
we ast week to secure a patent
upon a new plow. His mission was
successful, he announced by wire.
The plow designed by Mr. Iver
son is similar In form to the com
mon plow used by farmers. Tbe
innovation is in the method ' of at
taching the share to tbe rest of the
implement. Iverson's invention is
such that a simple lever arrange
ment releases and holds the share
rigidly in place. The inventor
claims that in this way a farmer
who breaks his share while plow
ing in the field need not be unduly
delayed; since he can soon secure
an accessory share and clamp it
into place in a few seconds. The
arrangement of the plows now in
use prohibit such quick change, in
some instances a skilled tradesman
being required to renew a share.
In others the breaking of the share
puts the whole Implement out of
business.
Mr. Iverson is a young man who
has been employed for the past 11
years by the Rock Island Plow
company. His present occupation
is as plow fitter, and he is study
ing all angles of the plow business.
He intends to dispose of the parent
to some manufacturing Arm rather
than to put it upon the market
himself. It is stated that he has
received several offers from com
panies favoring the idea.
WOULD REOPEN
ROAD'S DEPOT
Wholesale Interests Appeal to May
er la Effort to Have Milwau
kee Station Opened.
Mayor Harry M. Schriver was
appealed to today by leading whole
sale Interests of the city to compel
tbe C, M. & St. Paul railway to
resume the operation of its passen
ger station and freight warehouse
at the foot of Seventeenth street
The road has been using these ter
minals under its lease of the fran
chise. originally given to the Dav
enport, Rock Island & Northwest
ern road.
During the government control
of tbe railroads the Milwaukee ter
minals were consolidated with
those of the Burlington at the
Twentieth street depot, but now
tbat the roads are back in private
hands it is contended that the
wholesale and jobbing Interests
would be better served if the Mil
waukee is required to return to its
own quarters. Under the deal with
the Burlington it is obliged to pay
rental, and consequently other cit
ies, where the road bas its own
warehouse facilities, will get atten
tion in preference to Rock Island.
Mayor Schriver assured his call
ers be would give it his immediate
attention.
WOOD PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGNER HERE
George B. Meleney.Tepresentative
of Nathan William MacChesney,
who is chairman of the Illinois Ma
lor General Leonard Wood presi
dential campaign committee, arriv
ed in Rock Island from Chicago to
day to look over the situation here.
Mr. Meleney called at the city hall
and at the court house. He is said
to be contemplating tbe formation
ot a Rock Island county committee
to work for Major General Wood's
nomination for the presidency.
EXTINGUISH FIRE
. AT V. BECK HOME
The fire department made a run
at 6:45 o'clock this morning to the
residence of Victor Beck. 509 Thirty-ninth
street, where a small roof
fire was extinguished by the use
of chemicals. Damage was only
nominal.
R. I Clean Towel Service. Phone
R. L 2439.
Tri-City Towel Btpply company.
Davenport IK
AT A TEA PARTY
a few days ago. Abraham's pecan
rolls were the leading topic and the
unanimous verdict was, that there
is
i :
f
xr ?
' Jastla Washbva.
are a better eata.
VJAIJT SUPPOBT
OF P03LIC fob
GARDEN PLANS
CemmJttee aa Setae! Project
EnaeaverGetS7MbyPer-
GlfU.
Personal subscriptions from the
IfSH..U w. WW ..... J !
. .kwtf mMmwi nmWt in t h nnhllr
schools will be asked by the gen
eral committee in charge of the
work, it was decided at a meeting
called by Superintendent E. C.
Fisher at tbe Rock Island club this
noon, for discussing 'the garden
plans.
There will be about $750 to be
raised In this manner to carry on
the work of the school children's.
gardens as it sboald be done. Su
perintendent Fisher said. Tbe plan
of raising the money through pub
lic subscription pas been followed
In former years, while the board of
education has taken care of part of
the expense.
Cards will be sent out to a large
number of citizens, asking that
they give a contribution to this
fund.
Present at the meeting this noon
were members of the committee
having tbe work in charge last
year. Superintendent Fisher. K. T.
Anderson. F. W. Bender, J. F. Wit
ter and Mrs. J. W. Maucker.
Want Fertilising.
The grounds used for the gar
dens are school and park sites on
Ninth ' street, about six acres in
fares,
This ground must be fertil-
ir.ed this year, according to Mr.
Fisher, unless the time and effort j
expended on its cultivation are to
be wasted. Tbe ground has not
been fertilized . properly since the
garden project was first begun, four
years ago. This will be a large
item in the expense or the gardens.
A further expense is in the
amount paid a competent director
of the gardens, and the cost of ma
terial and tools.
The committee feels that the pro
ject will receive the hearty sup
port of the public, it is stated by
Mr. Fisher, if it can be brought to
a realization of the great amount
of benefit accruing to Children in
the cultivation of these gardens and
the importance of the gardening
as an educational feature.
MUST CHANGE
EXCESS PROFIT
TAX: HOUSTON
Danger In letting Law Stand After
Jiext Tear, Secretary of
Treasury Says.
Washington, March 17. Any re
duction of income and excess prof
its taxes to be collected in tbe cal
endar years 1920 and 1921 would
be "manifestly unsafe." Secretary
Houston declared in a letter today
to the house ways and means com
mittee. Simplification of those
taxes was urged, however.
Unless action is taken at the
present session of congress, Mr.
Houston said, these taxes "must be
continued to be collected on the
basis of the present law until the
close of the calendar year 1922."
He added that he could not "con
template such delays without the
gravest apprehension."
Wood for Repeal.
excess profit tax and certain other 18 . B Ior
taxes must be eliminated because !he benfit of Colone Harry, B. Jor
they are "paralyzing initiative at a , n: commandant of the Rock Is-
time when we need it," General
Leonard Wood declared in an ad
dress here today. The war debt,
he said, should be distributed over
a long period of years in order to
assist the development of American
business through lessening its
present burdens.
American business both at home
and abroad must be encouraged if
it is to meet English competition,
he said.
MUST HOLD TO
STRIKE RIGHT,
AT ANY PRICE
Peoria, 111., March 17 -President
rr&na rarrmgion or uie United
Mine Workers of Illinois in his re
port to the convention this morn
ing devoted much space to a dis
cussion of the recent coal strike
and Injunction suit' against the
officers.
"Some day we may have to re
sist this proceedure," Farrington
said in reference to injunction pro
ceedings. "Our right to strike
must never be forfeited, else, like
serfs, we will be bound to our
task. We shall have to demon
strate by resistance that we areiia not Tet decided, the committee
going to sustain our freemen's ls Bot ?et giving out names,
right to strike to redress wrongs , Tbe campaign will begin next
if needs be, no matter what the
cost."
Farrington went into the rebel
lion of some of the Illinois miners
which occurred during the past
summer and urged punishment for
the guilty, declaring that discipline
must be maintained in the ranks if
union ls to stand.
BIG INTEREST BILL.
Washington, March 17. Unpaid
interest on foreign loans, up to No
vember, last, totaled 3236.240,114,
Secretary Houston told the senate. '
Democratic caucus. South Rock
Island. Thursday, Mareh 18, 8 p.
ra. Nominations will be made for
town clerk, one assessor, one com
missioner of highways, one con
stable for one year, to fill vacancy.
E. S. KINNEY, A
Chairman
WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISLANP ARGUS-MARCH
OPENING OF CORNERSTONE
BOX OF Y. M. p. A. AWAKENS
MEMORIES OF ONE DIRECTOR
When tbe board of directors of
tbe Rock Island Y. M. C. A. stood
grouped last night about tbe
square black box that held tbe rel
ics of 30 years ago, the corner
stone box of, the. old association
building, - there was one among
their cumber for whom tbe event
of its opening awoke a fund of
memories. E. B. McKown. who Is,
incidentally celebrating his 62nd
birthday today, has been with tbe
local association since its begin-J
ning.
The yellowed .; manuscripts, as
they were taken out of tbe box last
night, after one of tbe directors
bad cut tbe brass with a heavy
pair of clippers, were all found to
be well preserved and intact, al
though wearing age marks. Some
of them occasioned laughs. All of
them were lifted out carefully and
in state, with the veneration due
to things of the past
Among articles of most interest
were a blueprint of the old associ
ation building, as clearcut as the
day it was made, bearing the sig
nature of the architect, E. S. Ham
matt; a small American flag with
20 stars; a page bearing names of
the, 19 charter members of the as
sociation, which was used to take
the attendance and bears the roll
call check marks; and three cur
rent papers, Tbe Argus of Satur
day. June 21, 1S90, the Union of the
same date, and a copy of the Rock
Islander, a weekly publication.
There were also in the box a
statement of the bnilding commit
tee, a directory of Rock Island
county and Scott county, a bible.
lists of contributors, directors and
members, a map of Rock Island,
and pamphlets and photographs of
all the churches of the city at that
time.
Slayer Laid Stone. .
The occasion of the placing of
the box in tbe cornerstone at 2
o'clock on the afternoon of June
22, 1S90, is recounted by Mr. Mc
Kown, who was present and read
as a part of the program a history
which he had prepared of the as
sociation in Rock Island.
The box was placed in the stone
and the first mortar applied by
Mayor Wtlljam McConochle. He
was assisted by three children, the
original donors to the building.
They were Anna Stewart and Lib
bie Schoonmaker of Reynolds and
Louis Bowman of Rock Island, and
the story of their gifts as related
by Mr. McKown Is as follows:
A meeung had been called In
Reynolds in 1887, for the purpose
of discussing the erection of an as
sociation building. Mr. McKown,
a member of the board of direc
tors, related to Anna Stewart, then
a child of four, the story of the Y
M. C. A. and what it stood for. Aft
er the story, the little girl pro
cured 50 cents, which she present
ed to Mr. McKown with the re
VISITORS CAST
EYES ON TRUCK
Colonel Jordan. Mayor Skinner and
Arsenal and Moline Fire
Chiefs Witness Test.
The new 312,500 aerial ladder
truck purchased by the city from
the American-La Prance Fire En
gine company of Elmira, N. Y., was
given another thorough test yes-
terday afternoon.
iuu aiDcuai, r ire iuiei una nire
of the arsenal. Mayor C. P. Skin
ner and Fire Chief John Hawk of
Moline, who were invited to wit
ness the test by Commissioner Wil
liam H. Fitzsimmons, in charge of
the department of public health
and safety.
The big truck was in charge of
F. I. Mosher. Chicago mechanician
of the fire engine company.
The truck was driven to the
north side of the city hall, where
the ladders were raised and full
demonstration given in shifting
them in any direction desired and
in raising and lowering them.
The truck was then taken on a
run and demonstrations given as'
to the sneed with whlrh it r-,n I
sent around corners regardless of
its length. Due to the tiller on the
rear wheels it is possible to send
the truck around a sharn curve t
j a faster speed than a touring car.
MEET TO COMPLETE
ORGANIZATION FOR
AUGUSTAN A DRIVE
A meeting of the committee to
direct the work of the campaign
for funds for Augustana college
was held at the Rock Island club
this noon to arrange for the organ
ization of the drive. The cam Dai an
plans are well under way, but as
the full personnel of the workers
wee, aitnough tbe exact day has
not been set.' It is hoped to raise
iku.ouo, to be equally given by Rock
Island and Moline.
J. L. Vernon, the campaign or
ganizer in Rock Island' called the
meeting today, and will ask a sec
ond gathering of the committee to
morrow, at which it is hoped plans
may be completed. v
HARDWOOD IN STOVE
y LENGTHS
Just the thing to burn in your
lurnace cooi mornings and even
ings. For sale at Lamont Coal com
pany s yarn, ins nrst avenue.
Teiepnone R. L 105.
XOTTCI.
Union Caucus Rural township at
Town Hall, Saturday. March 10.
Z:10 P. m. Bv order of Cam -
quest that it be used for erecting
"a building tor young men in Rock
Inland."
This, the first gift toward the
erection of the first Y. M. C. A.
building, waa followed by a similar
amount from Libble Schoonmaker.
The third gift waa made by Louis
Bowman, from his earnings as car
rier for the little Y. M. C. A. publi
cation, "Doing and Done." Louis
Bowman later became one of the
state leaders in association work.
. Organised la 1861.
The first Rock Island association,
according to Mr. McKown, was or
ganized in 1889, following a series
of evangelistic services conducted
here by Dwight h. Moody. . Among
the Charter members were Judge
William H. Gest, Honorable John
W. Hawley, Dr. J. W. Stewart and
J. D. Warnock. Only the last two
are Still living.
In 1884 the preliminary meeting
was held for the present organiza
tion. There were then 38 members,
eight of whom now live in the city.
The meeting place waa in rooms
on Second avenue. The board of
directors was E. B. McKown, Frank
Nadler. A. M. Bruner, F. H. Kanp-
ke, George P. Lyman, J. W. Welch,
Charles Jensen, C. B. Adams, F. J.
Akers, J. W. Stewart, W. F. Gil
more, George Chambers.
In 1887 the association -raised
$1,000 and purchased the lot at the
corner of Third avenue and Nine
teenth str .t, for the erection of
their building. The sale price of
the lot was 34,000; the building
cost 337,800. Four of tbe bnilding
committee now live in Rock Is
land: J. W. Stewart, A M. Bruner,
J. W. Welch and EL. B. McKown.
It was when this building passed
out of the hands of the association
and was taken over by a local con
struction company that the corner
stone was removed that it might
remain in the hands of the asso
ciation, is the conclusion of direc
tors of the Y. M. C. A.
It is thought that the removal of
the box was then ordered by R. C.
Smedley, at that time secretary,
now in California. Tbe bos was
taken to the Rock Island Savings
bank for safe keeping. Its where
abouts were never mentioned and
the workman who removed it has
since died.
Several months ago, when the
old building was torn down ar.d
the box was looked for, its disap
pearance became a mystery only
recently solved. Tbe stone which
held it showed marks of having
been opened, and closed again with
cement. While the buliding stood,
this was concealed by a sign which
hid the stone.
When the directors opened the
bo: at their meeting last night it
was for the first time since the box
was cemented 30 years ago. The
box will remain in the possession
of the association.
Mrs. Anna L. Pannenter.
Mrs. Frank Westbay of Hock Is
land has returned from Gilman.
Iowa, where she attended the fu
neral of her sister, Mrs. Anna Lou
isa Pannenter, a former rei'dqnt
of Edgington township. Mrs. Par
menter passed away Saturday,
March 6, at the home of. her son,
Lee, in Gilman, following an illness i
of several weeks' duration.
She was the daughter of George '
and Elizabeth Kell. She was born
in Edgington township June 20, i
1850. She grew to womanhood in
this locality, where she was united
in marriage to Edward L. Pannen
ter Feb. 11, 1869. Mr. Parmenter
died two years ago. After their
marriage the couple removed to
Gilman, which had since been, the
family home.
The survivors are four sons:
George Parmenter of Crookston.
Minn.. Charles and Lee of Gilman, I
Harry of Marshalltown. Iowa; two1
daughters, Mrs. Edward Green of
Crookston. Mrs. Alfred Hill of Gil
man; eight grandchildren, five
brothers: George Kell of Eagle
Grove, Iowa, Charles of East Mo
line, Joseph ot Davenport, James
of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Edgar of
Rock Island : two sisters. Mrs. New
ton Crawford of Prairie Point Miss.,
and Mrs. Frank Westbay of Rock
isiana.
Funeral services were held a
week ago last Tuesday and burial
was in the cemetery at Gilman.
James Finley.
James Flniey, residing at 1407
Second avenue, died yesterday aft
ernoon at the Lutheran hospital.
Moline, from pneumonia. He was
about 49 years of age and an em
ploye at the Rock Island arsenaL
He is not known lo have had any
relatives in this community,- but an
attempt has been made to reach a
brother thought to reside at Wheel
ing, W. Va. The body is being held
at the Hodgson funeral parlors
pending the receipt of eommuni-!
cation irom him.
Roth Alice Downing. ""
Ruth Alice, the infant daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Downing,
passed away at tbe home, 41 Sev
enth street, last evening, after a
three weeks' illness. She was 3
months and 5 days old. The par
ents and four brothers survive.
Funeral serriees will be private
and burial" will be in Chippiannock
cemetery.
JLrs. Agnes Haater.
Mrs. Agnes Hunter, a guest at
the home of her daughter. Mrs.
Mart Nolan, 1501ft Fourth avenue,
died at 7;16 last night Her death
was due to heart disease.
She was bora la Buffalo county,
Iowa, Sept S. 18(2. She resided oa
a farm there, but had been a visitor
in Rock Island alnce last autumn.
The survivors are the widower,
A. J. Hunter; two daughters. Mrs.
Nancy Hermann ot Ottumwa. Iowa.
ana Mrs. Mart Nolan of Rock
1 land: one brother. Bllev Lmt,
iKMnr in and A ft a t1rtn ltmm
Ofataary
17, 1920.
FUCK OF
NO. 16 STATION
PROVES WINNER
BMMteM Old City Ambulance
Tears Threagh Mad fa Ice Hease
- Few Miles from Milan.
The Rock Island lire department
at 4:46 o'clock yesterday afternoon
answered a call to the Union Ice
Coal company ice houses four miles
east of Milan; whore a fire in a
lumber pile near the buildings was
extinguished with chemicals, after
about 3300 damage had been done
and an exciting run of the No. 5
and No. 6 fire station trucks through
the mud, which resulted in the No.
5 truck breaking down two miles
from the Ore.
The origip of the fire is unknown.
The watchman at the ice houses
telephoned tbe Are department and
tbe No. S and No. 6 station crews
responded. Tbe No. 6 station is lo
cated in that portion of the city
which was formerly Sears, and, of
course, beat the crew from the No.
S station, which is located on Ninth
street and Eighteenth avenue, out
to Milan. The mud was deep and
both trucks were doing good work
when the drive chain broke on the
No. S station truck and the steer
ing apparatus got balky.
Remodeled Track Winner.
The No. 6 station trues is the re
modeled old city ambulance, which
proved its worth yestecay. The
engine has lots of power and the
entire apparatus was built by Dave
j De Smet, fire and pollct depart
ment mechanician, to bold up un
der heavy strain. That the truck
is able to do this was shown when
a member of the No. 6 station crew
bearding tbe truck after the break
down and the entire outfit was
carried over the muddy roads and
through the field to the ice houses.
Tie sfare that
keeps fie
cast liting
down.
F . ll
DEPARTMENT STORE
voiles and organdy lingerie waists, worth really on
We make four price lots of these waists:
LOT 1 : About 25 voile and organdy waists, worth
to SS.M; caetee for $1.50.
LOT S: About fifty nice georgette waists that we
ceoUat buy at wholesale, new, for $3.50; Thursday
you saay choose for $2.50.
In the Infants Dep't
Lost since August, a
shipment of children's
rompers is here at last
On sale now, at last Au
gust prices. For exam
pie: little beys' "straight leg" romp
ers; bme-aad-white and pink-and-white
stripe, pink and Hoe trim
wd, ages f to S years: $1.25 pr.
Infants' creepers in same pat
tens as the reaper, also some
Mae ehjunbrsy creepers; ages I to
S years; these are a bargain at
98c
Ladies' Fiber Silk Hose, 95c:
This is another good thing that our
New York buyer has sent us. Every
body wants silk hose for spring
here's a chance to have them at a
good deal under usual cost
These fiber silk hose are "seconds."
of the $1.50 quality; the imperfec
tions are scarcely discernible, but
they take more than half a dollar off
the cost of each pair. Take your
choice: black or white, $1.50 fiber
silk hose, all sizes, for 95c pair.
42-inch French Serge at
$1.50 Yard.
Here's another good
item from our Dress
Goods Department: 42
inch French serge, half
wool, full 42 inches
wide. Green, navy blue,
gray, wine, cardinal and
tan. Take your choice,
only $1.50 per yard.
Navy Blue Taffeta Silk,
$3.25 Yard.
Goad, all pars silk taffeta, SS
eight silks are, bat pare
atlk tafeta. every thread; 400 yards
511
ra. IST !
while It lasts, at SS JS yd.
The firemen got bury with chem
icals and soon had the fire under
control. They centered their efforts
in keeping the fire from spreading
to the ice houses, which accounted
for a larger loss than would have
otherwise been the case.
The No. 6 truck then plowed its
way back through the mud without
a mishap. Mechanician De Smet
has received the congratulations of
the city commissioners on the
showing made by the truck tbat be
practically built himself. The fact
that the truck went over four miles
of muddy roads after passing Mi
lan and a dangerous fire was
checked is held to be a record for
excellent work on the part of both
truck and firemen. , (
GLEE CLUB FROM
SILVIS SHOPS TO
BE ON PROGRAM
As an added feature of the ap
pearance of Mrs. Etmmeline Pank
hurst, noted English woman, in
Rock Island on March 26 at-Au-gustana
gymnasium under the au
spices of the Tri-City Press club,
the Silvis Glee club will provide
one musical number to open the
program.
Arrangements have been com
pleted for tbe appearance of the
singers, who number 24 employes
of the Silvis shops. In previous
appearances before quad-city au
diences, the glee club has pleased
highly. .
ENGINEERS MEET
IN BUSINESS AND
SOCIAL SESSION
The trl-city chanter of the Amer
ican Association of Engineers held
a dinner and business meeting in
the gymnasium of the Y. W. C. A.
last evening. Business matters
were taken up and plans for dis
cussion of social, political and
economic questions relating to en
gineers were appointed. A dele
gate to the spring convention was
elected.
FISK-LQOSIEY G
"Ratio Crath" towel
ing, 10 yards or lt to
each tor 25c yd.
Sweet grate work bath
ett, 8, 9 and J O-inch,
$1.25 to $2.00.
Books; how to crochet,
embroider and knit, 10c
and 25c. -
Stamped pillow cases,
hemstitched, 42 inches,
$1.50 pair.
Ail kinds of loose beads.
Good voiles, beautiful
floral and scroll designs,
dark colorings; 50c yd.
30 inch fine English
longcloth, lengths to 7
yards. While they last
39c yard.
Groceries, Thursday:
Best granulated sugar, four pounds to each (with
other groceries over $1.0U) tor 6!tc.
Bacon "squares", good sugar cured bacon, average
about 3 lbs., by the square only, 25c lb
Onion sets, red, white or ye CJ! zvartu t. eac.
tor 25c.
Extra Blend xttt 45c a. '
Jersey Cream Sear, $3.59 sack.
Navy beans. 1 Ik, for 21c
Head rice, 17!C ft.
Caaaed sweet potatoes, 2214 c
caa.
- Law graaa seed, ene peojid
Phc. 20c
Blue Ribbon braad relied eats,
large pkg. 29c
Shredded Wheat Macsdt, two
pkis. fer 29c.
t'noeda Blaenlt, S pkg. fer 25c
FIX SALARY OF
HIGHWAY HEAD
ATSMOOYEH
Canty Supenisori Rear Uttt ,
Cast Coanty SMtS. 7
In this morning's session of ft.
Rock . Island county board of n.
ervisors fixing of the salary ot Ut
county superintendent ot hithwt.
and hearing of reports, inclaJh.
that of the county home stewtij,
were the principal matters recti
lng attention,
The salary of the county sum,
Intendent of highways during o
next term of six years will u
31,600 per annum. This was tbt
amount recommended in the renort
on the subject, by tbe fees and au
nties committee.
The superintendent Is allowed to
do work outside of that prescribe!
as his official duties. The Jl.too
includes expenses. Superintendent
Wallace Treichler's salary t
year was 31,800. The seals hit
hitherto been a graduated one, t.
fording the incumbent more reve
nue one year than the prevtotu
one, but a definite annual amount
is now fixed.
Home Cosls $13,961 .29. '
Steward F. B. Wiley of the conn
ty home stated in his report fer
the past year that 50 inmates wtn
at the borne Dec 31. 1919. Then
were 67 on Dec. 31, 1918. Ten wtn
received during all of tbe dart ol
1919. 10 dying and 7 being dis
charged during that period.
He further stated that the set
cost of keening these inmates from
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1919, was JlS,
964.29. They cost the county J3 S1
per capita per week
durmg the
year.
b
a
it in t riffd
Well Rate
if right.
-i ill
t&UNElLL.
Thursday U Ladies' Waitt
Day. Here:
We have gone through the
entire stock of ladies' waists
and have culled out all those
that are in any way mussed or
soiled in showing. There are
about a hundred of these
waists, including one lot of
georgettes, in white and flesh,
and also a nice lot of white
today's costs up to $3.98.
LOT 2: A few voile waists, made to sell for $5.00,
goinf at $2.98.
LOT 4: Fine silk georgette waists, rotors Hess
and white, really cheap at S5.M. About 25 of Ukm
silk georgette waists: $3.93 apiece.
Black and White Stripe
Skirting Cheap:
Here's a big bargain
in black and white stripe
twill skirting: 36 inches
wide, wool finish, in a
good variety of pat
terns. These striped
skirtings were closed out
to our buyer in New
York, cheap, cheap,
cheap. They should
sell regularly for 98c
We bought cheap, and
sell the same way: not
98c but 59c yard.
Now Buy Your Wall Paper:
We have been lucky enough to get
a good stock of last years' low-priced
wall papers. While they last, we will
selj them, as they came cheap.
Four good patterns, with wall, ceil
ing and border to match, at 5c roll.
Two good dining roam, bed room or livtei room pat
terns, 7 ! C roll.
Four pretty all round patterns for dininj room,
living reeea, bed rooms at 10c roll.
Others at l2VtC, 15c. 18c, and 22c roll.
Wall paper paste, 19c tube.
Wall paper cleaner, 15c.
BcV- . . e - "
Dried beef, sliced, hslf lb. 33..
Sandwich meat, slkdl, 40c Ok
Siuaacr sausage, 29c lb.
Pimento ehetae, 15c pkc
Pnre whits clover honey 39c
ataare.
Balk peanut batter, 35c lb.
Bootless cod Ash, pound pkl
29c Para caae syrap, 25c caa.
Preserves, asserted flavors, lie
Jar.
Maetard sardines, two cans fer
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