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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 23, 1920, Alton, Illinois Alton member of the associated press january 20, 1836 Alton Illinois wednesday evening june 23,1920 15c pee week of c. To act on City Hall and Hospital sports of committees in t Barge of projects will b submitted tonight to directors. Await answer on a phone plan proposal of company Heads for interchange of service in Alton is expected soon. Report Quot of commit in charge of Pomi addition to St. Joseph s Lul and the City a it a a band will to heard tonight by the Board of idiot tors of the chamber of a St Ltd it of the Hospital commit Toj provides tor an addition which us the number of rooms rating rooms and Labora urim Ald provide other additional Tot the Hospital which for time has been overcrowded the i capital plan has been placed in the Undy of experts on Hospital con Artru Ctm and architects who will estimate the coat. When the Cost has Tim eat mated and the plans approved by the directors a Campaign for racing the needed fund will be made the City Hall committee report redraws a 275,000 building. The Rorn Muttee plan is to secure passage by the City Council of an ordinance to Ming an advisor Board Tike Mem Imie be so Lee ted from a hat of rpm it aves of various Organ Ian Kmin the City and to include my Ken of the City government. The members of the committee under the. Pun oat tined will serve without pay. The advisory Board will Confer on hit selection of plans for the building and will be charged it is suggested with the responsibility of checking up the figures on the building and approve the allowance of Money to the extractor the idea being to safeguard the selection of the plans and torment of Money to a Aure the wot in that there will be the closest Economy observed in the erection of the building. The members of the City Hall committee have agreed that the Best plan Woald be to Call on architects for Cage titles plans with no obligation a the City to pay for anything unless the building is erected thus precluding any plans being prepared until it it shown whether the Bond Issue proposal is carried at the special election it was said at the chamber of Commerce office today that an answer is expected noon from the officials of die Bell Ani Kinloch Telephone companies regarding the plan for an interchange of service Here. At a meeting of the chamber of Commerce Eom nit tee with company officials recently the company chiefs said they would m together and draw up a plan which would be submitted to the ctr i us. This plan when approved by the Omu Nettee will be submitted to the 911c utilities commission for approval Canada to Trade with Russia Martens says. By associated areas. New tort june to establishing Trade relations Bredeen 8oviet Russia and Canada have been completed according to by Ludwig c. Martens Owlet unrecognised ambassador Here. Woman admit killing. By associated press. Peoria Jure 23.�?mrs. Little Squire proprietress of a Rooming a Lowe in Champaign Iii up to three is ago today admitted before a Wrout re jury that she fired the shot killed Kenneth Lunsford who was found by police yesterday in the Home of or. Mattie her step sister. She claimed a a defense. To Nill noting followed an All night a Cusmai in which several men and Omen took part other witnesses Laid. Bmith asks rehearing fit associated pres Springfield in. June is chairman Tanh l Smith of the Republican in committee notice the supreme court that a rehearing the Case of the people is to. Fox Ejna de. The state Central 5 party to the first Hearth Nus ruled Tath do the of Illinois primary a mouse trap that kills Mem wholesale Leonard Mccoy finds himself in a quandary about mice and mouse traps. He does t know whether to attribute it to the excellency of the said mouse traps or an act of kind Fate but the fact remains that a mouse trap killed four mice with Only one Effort Leonard bought one of these Little traps set it in his Home and then waited for his game. Imagine his amazement the next Day to find a dead mouse in the trap and three others near it evidently dead of grief or killed by the trap the Only two ways possible. Mccoy claims mice can to Grieve and has a mind to get into the game of Selling these traps. Weddell resigns . Position second time physical director plans to take up other work and asks for release by july 21. A. R. Weddel has resigned a physical instructor at the Alton y. M. C. A. It is the second time in a few months his resignation has been Given. The first time he was prevailed upon by the Board of directors to remain. This time it is understood. Or. Weddel plans to take up another work and his decision to resign will not be changed. Roy Crawford the Secretary of the y. M. C. A., said that a new physical director would be secured As soon As possible and he was hoping it would take but a Short time to secure the right Man. In the meantime or. Weddel la taking his vacation. He May return to is duties to serve a Short time after the conclusion of his vacation up to the time he has set for leaving. July 21 a special committee consisting of w. C. Oates j. J. Beeby c. C. Bristow and Roy Crawford was appointed by the Board of directors of the y. F c. A. To inspect the building today and to determine what work most be done at once. Steps will be taken to get started with the necessary improvements warranted by the subscriptions to the fund in the drive for the y. M. C. A. Concluded last saturday night. The directors of the y. M. C. A. Adopted a suggestion emanating from the business menus class that to every person who had subscribed ufos or More in the drive a non transferable membership ticket be issued entitling the recipient to the privileges of the institution whether or not he was formerly a member. The recipient will be urged also to make use of the ticket and the privileges accompanying it. Cook county is beaten in cd. Own state votes sold up for provision limiting country a representation. By associated Presa Springfield. Ill june 23�?with the downstate delegates arraigned solidly against Cook county the constitutional convention by a vote of 47 to 13 approved the a i Aport of the legislative department which contains the Section 11mlhog Cook county represents Tion in Boih Bouses of the legislature. A Pearion proposal for the state Constitution to replace the of killed the ice weeks ago which it was said w Ul-1 Saddle a hp.000,000 Chi Cago deficit on the state was adopted 48 to in the Auba Tiute provides that no conical iou shall be imposed on the state to create or maintain such Fual i Zakall be maintained by contrib Lions from the Lomi libation of Public employers and such employer a re to shall a i Ach omy to the fund accumulated. A Sec Lea pro Ding or the con a True to in of roads Aud Park Rya was adopt to. Wife skipped with another head tract is sold to Syndicate Deal for addition in Wood River District is closed today by local realty be sold in town lots forty three acres sold for $1500 an acres number of men Are interested in Deal. One of the biggest land deals in the Wood River District in recent years came to a close Early today when a Syndicate of men bought the property South of and adjoining what la now known a Heads addition in Wood River from j. Augustine head of Alton. According to real estate authorities in Alton the land la the Hest piece of real estate left in the Wood River District and brought the biggest Price Ever paid in that District for acres. The Purchase Price was $65,000 for 43 acres. The purchasers interested in the Deal Are the Harnett eggman realty co., Oscar Sutler of Alton Clarence Hale St Alton Frank Rippey of Grafton Thomas m. Holdman of East St. Louis and i. C. Hatridge of Wood River. The Transfer of this property recalls its Early history when a a tiny a head became famous because of the Muskmelon called a gems Quot which be raised on the land. It also Marks the remarkable enhancement of property value in the Wood River District since fourteen years ago when head told the present site of the Standard Oil company to that firm for $60 an acre. At that time it was believed head was making Money on that land. The property sold by head today for $1,-$00 an acre is just across the Street from the Standard Oil site on the Al ton Edwardsville Road and reveals an obviously remarkable enhancement in value. According to or. Harnett of the Harnett eggman realty co., which originated and pushed the Deal through the 43 acres will be subdivided into lots for houses and it is intended to make it the finest residential District in Wood River. Injunction to halt tax collecting. A ton hotel co., owning Lollini claims that it waa taxed twice for personal property claiming that it waa taxed twice for personal property the Alton hotel co., owning the Lollini hotel today procured an injunction from judge Bereuter restraining the collection of taxes to the amount of $2,110 93. The owners of the building say that in attempting to tax the Mineral Springs hotel the Board of review stuck an additional tax on the mini hotel and they can t see their Way Clear to paying it. They have paid $$50.4$ which they claim ought to have been collected from to ref Mineral Springs owners and now they refuse to pay the balance unless they Are Given proper credit on what they claim is a just tax Bill for what they really owe. The county treasurer is enjoined Selling the property of the ult i owners. It is understood there will be no contest As the allegations of the hotel owners of error Are not denied. New York merchants indicted for profiteering. By associated press. New York june 21�?-Gimbal Bros. Of new York operator of a Large department store Here and control cd by interest which own similar establishments in other cities today were indicted on 207 counts for profiteering in clothing. A Frederick olm Bel vice president of the corporation Joseph j. Doodle a merchandise manager and Charles d. Klawier clothing buyer were indicted in the same charges. Ben Mckensie went away to Prospect for Railroad ties and other Timber and while gone his wife packed up the family tent the old horse and in agon the family household goods and the three children and skipped out with a Man 13 years older than her husband Mcke Nale is seeking her and has no clue to her w thereabouts. Commission Grants Reilly franchise. James j. Reilly proprietor of a Wood River bus line was today notified of the action of tha Illinois Public utilities commission in granting him a franchise As Carrier Between Alton and woo l River. This gives Reilly the two Points similar to that exercised by traction an 50, with grandchildren is a graduate mrs s. A. Franklin and two sons of East Alton went to Carbondale. Ill yesterday to attend graduation exercises at the Southern Illinois Normal school held today mrs. Franklin a husband will be one of the graduates. Franklin who is 50 years old has taught school at East Alton bet Alt Mitchell Madison Glen Carbon and other cities for More than 25 year. During this time he taught in the grades and a year ago decided be would rather teach in the High school notwithstanding his age and the fact that he has four sons a daughter and two grandchildren he went Back to school As a student. He enrolled for the course in manual training at Southern Illinois Normal and graduated today Franklin will take a Post graduate course of five weeks following the graduation and will then be eligible for a position of High school teacher of manual Post Story is much exaggerated a press dispatch from Waverly 111., telling of the shipment by parcel Post of a child from Alton to Waverly seems to Lack corroboration at the Alton orphanage from which the shipment was supposed to have been made. The press dispatch follows Waverly june 22.�?Waverly received its first consignment of smiles by parcel Post today in the it peonage of Shirley Jackson nine years old. She arrived through the mail this morning after receiving All possible care and attention at the hands of postal employees Between Alton and this City. The Little girl was Quot mailed a at Altos to Waverly in care of John Rhea. Wive resides six Miles South of this City. Her sister resides at the Rhea Home and Abe came on a visit. The Little girl has been cared tor at an orphanage at Alton for some time. And the officials of the institution evidently believed Uncle Sam to be a Good protector and entrusted her to the care of the parcel Post system. When the child arrived she went to the Post office where she met employees and was taken charge of by Owen Mccormick a Rural Carrier who delivered her to the Rhea residence. When inquiry was made at the orphanage it was said that no child by that name had Ever been at the orphanage and that no shipment of Chil Dren by parcel Post had been made or would be attempted. Tammany head is indicted. Murphy is on of 8ix charged intimidating Man into retaining $125,000. By a us lated into new York june 23.�?Charles f. Murphy tammany Leader was one of the six men secretly indicted yesterday by a he extraordinary grand jury Whiteh has been investigating alleged a ten pts of or. Murphy to intimidate or. Hartog a manufacturer into retaining $125,000 which he invested with Hartog s company during the War. With or. Murphy were indicted assistant District attorney James b. Smith John a. Mccarthy former business partner of John Murphy brother of Charles f. Murphy Arthur j. Baldwin a lawyer. Ernest b. Walden vice president of the t of products co and the Corn products co. Itself. The indictments charged that the defendants conspired to coerce har tog to Settle a suit for $13,000,000 damages which he brought against Murphy after the latter is said to have withdrawn his sup it from Hartog s company. Ball for each defendant wan flied at $1,000. The passenger rate by air plane Between London and part is $60, and a charge of $0 cents a Pound la made for freight. Weather forecast. St. Louis and Vicinity a fair tonight and tomorrow warmer to us Inoise fair tonight Najj probably tomorrow rising temperature in North and Central urges Quick action of rail Board president in message recommends immediate award in Railroad wage failure Doak declares vice president of brotherhood Calls it a rank failure a Barton issues statement by associated press Washington june 23.�?president Wilson sent a message today to the Railroad labor Board at Chicago urging that it make an immediate award in the wage controversy. The ext of the message was not made Public it the White House. Announcement of the president s action was made after w. M. Doak vice president of the trainmen s brotherhood had called at the White House and conferred with Secretary Tumulty. Or. Doak in a statement issued after he had conferred with Tumulty and Secretary Payne head of the Railroad administration said the brotherhood Heads hoped there would be a settlement of the wage question this week and that of not probably the situation will be much worse than at present. Quot appeals have gone up from All parts of the country to the labor Aid or. Doak Quot and a desire the Public to know that this much heralded and advocated method of adjusting question of this character according to the present indications is a rank and hopeless Chicago june 23�?president Wilson s message asking that the railway wage Board give an immediate decision in the wage controversy has not yet been received Here. Judge Barton chairman of the Board authorised the statement that All Poa Sibie was being done to exp Diate tre decision. The Board declared that the delay in reaching a decision had nothing to do with the present Railroad strike and that the Board believes the strike would continue even after the wage Case is settled. The strikes it was said Are prompted by an internal fight for control of the railway unions and not primarily by dissatisfaction with wages. The wage question Ess been injected it was intimated to deceive the Public. The Board will revise wages of All Railroad Emp Lopes and probably will it handed within the next two weeks it was indicated at the Board s Headquarters judge Barton said the impatience if the Railroad men to get a decision was Only delaying the Case. He declared the boards deliberations were boing interrupted scores of times daily by delegations of Railroad men asking that a Date for the decision be set. What effect the decision when reamed will i Ive on the strike of Railroad men who have walked out without authorisation of their nation Ai brotherhoods is problematical Railroad men Here say. The labor Hoard declines to consider the claims of Tiu strikers. The railroads announced the men s places Are vacant and that they had lost All seniority rights and that the brotherhoods Are supporting the railroads and the labor boards in their stand. The strikers however have notified the labor Board and president Wilson they will accept no decision which does not include the re tora ions Are to meet Here f Day for con i orly rights. Officiate of the fifteen Railroad in on Are to meet Here Friday for consultation and to learn if possible when the Board will decide the wage cases. The strike spread to him Libal mo., and Quincy iu., today. Sixty five switchman failed to repeat for work it Hannibal while almost the same amount went out at dogs in Alton to be licensed is there a real or Only an apparent shortage of dogs in the City of Alton that is what the police department is wondering. A House to House canvass is being made in search of dogs to help yield some Revenue to the City. The town has been very Well covered there remaining hut few neighbourhoods to be solicited in the Sale of licenses. So far owners have paid licenses on 59 female dogs and 684 males. The Revenue so far yielded by the dog License ordinance is $1,545. It was believed that there would be at least 2,000 dogs in the City of Alton. One policeman engaged in the canvass says that he suspects that Many dogs Are being kept tied up and As soon As the dog License drive is Over the dogs will be allowed to run at Large again. One policeman says that he covered a part of the City where there were nearly As Many dogs As people Ani that the number has been greatly reduced. One suggestion is made that the High Cost of food stuff has Cut the number of dogs in the City and another is that the automobile is killing Many of merger. Developments Are expected answer As to consolidation is looked for within few Days from Bel Union favors plan Cost of maintaining double service is increased by wasteful duplicating of lines. Bryan predicts convention fight. Says in article Democrat will fight Over treaty profiteer and liquor question by associated press. Lincoln. Neb june 23.�?predictions that the democratic is tonal convention at san Francisco will witness fights Over the peace treaty the profiteer and the liquor Issue is made in an article by William j. Bryan in his newspaper the commoner. After declaring that the convention fights Are Likely to be Over these quest toes. Or. Bryan says the Quot chances Are in favor of Rati meat Ion of the treaty with reservation and against the profiteer and the these leaders held that if the committee deemed it advisable to ignore the question in its report and move for a definite statement on the floor of the convention it would prove futile. There was a tendency among some delegates to count the rumours that the convention might give a Large vote for the nomination of president Wilton As a demonstration of the strength of the approval of his policy. This support they contended might better be shown in the platform. Little change could be noted today in the sentiment toward aspirants for the nomination or in plan for organisation of the convention. Leaders Are preparing to give attention during the convention to the question of adequate representation of women both in the party councils and the shaping of platform issues of particular interest to women. San Francisco cal., june 23�?party leaders Here for the opening of the democratic National convention next monday predicted today that the fight Over the wet and dry Issue would Wear itself out by the very Force of the clashing elements in the resolutions committee. Some log Pertant outcome of the recent conference Over a proposal to give United Telephone service in Alton is expected within a few Days. C. H rot Ger general manager of the Central Union said that he would be Back Here about this time to give his answer. It is assumed that there has been some important negotiations in Progress since be conference Here the Bell people Are known to be eager for some arrangement to be made it Alton As they feel that there would be added stability to the investment her for Aba Ever company survives in Stead of there being costly Competition and duplication of line building. The Cost of Telephone installation is mounting with no sign of reduction Telephone men say that the policy of postmaster general Burleson during the period he had control is largely responsible. There is a Lack of supplies to make extensions and installations of Telephone service. The source of Supply a crippled or Dee troyed during the Day when or. Burleson had control of the Telephone systems they say. An interview was Given out today by manager Baer regarding delays in making installations of new telephones when ordered. The statement authorized by or Baer is As follows the delays which the Public is experiencing in Turing telephones and having instruments moved from one location to another Are not caused by the fault of inefficiency of the local organization but because of a National Industrial situation. Many premiums for state fair. Springfield 111., june 23.�?advance copies of the Premium list of the Illinois 8tae fair to be held Here from this list an attractive Green Booklet of 222 pages will be ready for Gen August 20 to 28, Are Justoff the press. Al distribution by the department of agriculture within a few Days. Total Premium offerings As shown by the report of b. J. Davison general manager of the state fair As included in the list Are $137,475. Of this $26,476 is for beef cattle $10,704 for Dairy cattle $12,820 for heavy horses $13,483 for Light to re est and $11,130 for Swine. For the racing pro Gram $15,440 has teen set aside increased car fares for Quincy by associated press. Springfieldiii., june 23�?-Metal Street care fares Worth seven cents will be used in this City after next week. The state Public utilities commission has Given the Street car company authority to raise fares from six to seven cents or to sell four tickets for a Quarter. The tickets will he Metal discs. Or. W. J. Baer in commenting on the Telephone company s efforts to serve the Public without delay makes the following statement a during the War the Central Union Telephone company was under government control and during that time restrictions and limitations were placed on ail orders providing additional service the manufacturers of Telephone supplies Are endeavouring to fill orders that were taken during the War. Besides being flooded with orders for Telephone instruments and equipment the present freight car shortage is greatly retarding the movement 9t supplies to Points where they Are needed this situation is aggravated because of tha present Lack of raw material rage her with the inability of Telephone equipment manufacturers to secure skilled workmen to bring up their production to meet the present Day demands. This situation is temporary but while it exists there will be delays. The remedy is seen not far Distant when the Railroad transportation shortage is relieved and the production of Telephone supplies is adequate to meet the St. Louise. Of. Members greeted. Peoria to Clos House of correction. By associated press. Peoria he june 23.�?peoria�?Ts House of correction is to be closed on july i. The Council last night directed City officials to enter into a contract Aith the county to Board Cit prisoners at the county jail and the workhouse which tuts Boon doing duty for the past forty years goes out of business. Moose urged to buy Victory notes by associated press. Aurora iu., june 2$�?an a Means to Check the Ria no tide of unrest and the increase in the Cost of living the i my a1 order of Moose in convention at Mooseheart today adopted a re so lilt Ion Urgil g All of its lodges and members to invest As much As possible in Liberty Bonds Aud Victory notes address made by mayor and Boynton Kiel Bunn and other visitors also make addressee. Nearly 65,000 applicants in in w York Are waiting for telephones to be inf tailed in their offices and Homes. Members of the chamber of Commerce. St Louis East St. Louis Granite City Aud Dupo were greeted by mayor Sauvage acting for the City and president William p. Boynton of the chamber of Commerce today. The visitors arrived at 2 o clock on the Steamer j. S. From the boat the visitors marched North on Piaza Street to third West on third to state South on state to Broadway and East on Broadway to the City Hall at the City Bali address were made by mayor Sauvage Boynton mayor Kiel of St. Louis. Paul v. Bunn Secretary manager of the St. Louis chamber of Commerce w. Scott Hancock acting for president w. Frank Carter of Tho chamber of Commerce of St Louis w. J. Veach commissioner of accounts of eat St Louis president n. C. My Deau of the East St. Louis chamber president Howe of the Granite City chamber mayor Reynolds of Dupo and president Lindernan of the Dado chamber of Commerce. 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