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THE HHGTJS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1904.
Trusted Employe of Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann
Said to be in Arrears Many Thousands
A shortage running high into the thousands is reported in the accounts
of the Weyerhaeuser 6V Denkmann sawmill in the west end of the city. It
is understood the. discovery has been made by a public accountant, who
has been at work" on the books of the firm for several weeks.
A trusted employe is under suspicion, and if the rumors that are in cir
culation have foundation in fact the affair will create a profound sensation
in the community.
F. C. Denkmann, general manager of the mill, is not in the city, and
repeated efforts on the part of The Argus today to gain the ear of any one
in official authority at the office were unavailing.
f-ARRIKII OVKH TERM OK VKAHS.
The theft of the firm's funds is said to have been carried en over a
long term of years. The amount taken was not great enough in any one
year to arouse the suspicion of the owners, and it was not until after the
defalcation of V. M. Bowman, the bookkeeper at the Bock Island Lumber
company, a concern controlled by the same interests that own the west
end mill, that the books of the latter were turned over for inspection by
an expert accountant.
For Money to Detpen Channel of
Mississippi as Aid to
RESOLUTION AT DUBUQUE
Thomas Wilkinson and L. B. Boswell,
of Quincy. Again President
Dubuque. Iowa. Nov. 1C The Upper
Mla.slHHlppl I liver Improvement asso
ciation elected officers today as fol
low: President Thomas Wilkinson. Bur
Vice Presidents Charles II. Wil
liams. Quincy. III.; Alonzo Bryson. Dav
Secretary B- Boswell. Quincy.
Treasurer John P. Eckert. tZutten
.k far .rrlatla.
Resolutions were adopted asking con
gress to make an appropriation suffici
ent to secure a six-foot channel In the
Jllsnlaslppt between St. Louis nd St.
Paul, the channel to be completed when
the isthmian canal is opened.
The third annual convention of the
Upper Mississippi River Improvement
association oened yesterday at Lhi
buqne. Govs. S. R. Van Sant and A. Ii.
Cummins, of Minnesota and Iowa, re
spectively, are In attendance. Both are
enthusiastic on Mississippi Improve
ment. President Wilkinson. In his an
nual address, reviewed the trip down
the river by the rivers and harbors
commute of the national congress and
the results that were hoped to follow
Among other things he said
"The cause for which the associa
tlon is working is now before the high
-t authority, having been most ably
and forcibly presented to it. through
the efforts of your s-clnl committee. I
to whom all honor !s due. at its hear
ing before the rivers and harbors com
mittee in Washington and subsequently
on the trip down the river.
"This comprises the most important
work accomplished by the association j
during the year.
WorU la Oaly Bfg.
"The work ruuKt not Mop here;
must be continued until the object for mo7c than the people of the Mlssls
whirb the association is striving is se- 8jpj, valley are entitled to at the haada
cured. That It can be secured, with 0j t,e general government in Its dis
proper eiTort. there should be no room ' lrilUtiou cf money for the Improve
for doubt. ment of Its waterwayr.
"A roettlng of the executive commit- jjy un-te(j aad persistent effort this
tee was called and held at Rock Island association must succeed in having
Tuesday. Oct. 23. 19'4. a report of . ,njs mighty river made what nature
which will be presented to you. I intended it should be. the great ar-
"Thrcugh your efforts the Influence tery through which the commerce of
and power of the association Is in-the people shall flow onarl to the
creasing. Today It is stronger thaa sta and lo ail tbe rr.nrt ets of the
"The asoclation Is Known now
throughout the land and by the author
ities at Washington as the representa
tive of the fle rat states bordering
on the upper Mississippi river. Its de
mand for the improvement of the nav
igation f the river lias behind it in
those tire stales one-sixth of the popu
lation of the entire country whose com
mercial Importance cannot be denied.
The bright prospect of the early com
pletion of the Panama canal makes it
more imperative than ever before that
the navigation of the Mississippi river
from St. Paul to New Orleans be so im
proved and maintained that it can for
all time carry the commerce of the
valley to the gulf and thence through
the Panama canal to the orient and to
the markets of the world.
rMi mt Caaarrattaa.
"With the growth of the association
appears greater responsibilities and J
increasing uemana lor unitea coopers- transfer. Did pnone lUlu. new msi.
t,on- I W. H. Slemon will do your tin work;
-Public opinion, by which the action l4,7 slxth avenue. New 'phone 5748.
of congress is largely controlled, must . , ,
be awakened in favor of the movement Cleaning. Pessing repairing. New
by every possible means and largely , FanJtorium club. x09 Second avenue,
through the influence of the press, lit- Thankfgiv.ng millinery claims spe
erature for tliis purpose should be pro- cial attention this week and next at
The special committee which ap-j
TO BE SHORT
pea red before the rivers and harbors
committee and performed such good
work, should be continued.
"The proceedings of this convention
should be printed and widely circula
ted. "Your secretary, upon whom has de
volved the bur Jen of carrying on all
this vast amount of work, should re
ceive a reasonable compensation for
his valuable services.
Faada trt d4.
A finance committee should be ap
pointed to raise the necessary fund3
to meet the demands for carrying on
the work and place the same in the
treasury of the association, so as to
relieve the executive officers of that
The association is deeply indebted
to the press for valuable assistance,
for which due acknowledgement
should be made, in appropriate reso
lutions. The resolutions favoring the Im
provement of the navigation of the
entire river, adopted at the Inter-State
Mississippi River Improvement and
Ievee association, at its convention
held in New Orleans Oct. 27 and 2S.
1903. merits reciprocal acknowledge
ment by this convention.
Would it not be to the advantage
of this association to secure the
friendly and active ocoperation of the
members and friends of that associa
tion? This convention should supplement
former resolutions and the memorial
to congress adopted by the two prev
lous conventions, with added resolu
tions emphasizing the demands of the
people for the permanent improvement
of the navigation of the upper Missis
"You are here to make known your
wishes to congress and when you. the
representatives of the commercial, in-
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ausinai sua pruuuuuK iuiciwib ui
these five great states speak, and con
gress knows that public sentiment Is
aroused demanding this work be done.
un tnose wno compose iie national
It s slature at Washington will not only
listen but they will act.
Asllslloa Mat C'oatlaar.
"Kach delegate after the. adjourn
ment of this convention, should consti
tute himself a committee of one to
work incessantly and use his influence
ht.cure at the cou,ing session of con
gress. favorable action for an adequate
appropriation for the permanent im
provement and maintenance of the
navigation of the river, and not re
turn to his home expecting all the
work caQ (,oae by the oa!cerg of lhe
"The demand of the association
are not unreasonable, nor are they
Call for Improved Zazaro.
For insurance. E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Sweet cider at Kuschmann's.
Lage-Waters for fine footwear.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Bros, renovate mattresses.
Spencer & Trefz for 'bus or express.
For bus. baggage. express. call Robb's.
Freak shoe for comfort. Dolly Bros.
For real estate and insurance. E. J.
Choice eating apples and new nuts
Ice cream and Ice cream soda at
Petersen's. 1314 Third avenue.
Walllne & Hamilton, express and
Mrs. La Frenx'.
Mrs. La Franx is showing a fine line
of Thanksgiving hats. The- prices are
New raisins, currants and evapora
ted fruits of all kinds at lowest prices
Mrs. Austin's Pancake Flour enjoys
the largest sale of any similar article.
Ask your grocer today.
If you enjoy muffins and waffles, try
Mrs. Austin's Pancake Flour and you
will be delighted with results.
The Rock Island Independents are
to have a dancing party at Industrial
Home hall Tuesday evening of the
John H. WIeder and Miss Ellen Pahl.
of Davenport, were married by Magis
trate G. A. Johnson at hia office yester
Fraternal Aid association. No. 70G.
have arranged to give an oyster supper
and card party at Krell & Math hall to
A full line of new pure drugs, etc.,
at Stelner's Fifth avenue pharmacy,
success or to B. II. Bieber. Prescrip
tions a specialty.
Get seats for Germalne. the Wizard,
Saturday at Y. M. C. A. Tickets for
remainder of course may be had now at
$1.S0. $1.23 and $1.
Carl Patting was surprised by a
party of 14 friends at his home. 2330
Third avenue last evening and a very
pleasant time was had.
The body of the man who committed
suicide near Milan several days ago
is still at the Knox morgue, and has
not as yet been identified.
St. Mary's parish will give a kaffee
klatsch at Columbia hall Thursday af
ternoon. Admission 15 cents. Coffee
and sandwiches will be served.
Germalne. the Wizard, at the Illinois
Tuesday, the 22nd. Season tickets, in
cluding reserves. $1.50. $1.25 and $1.
for remainder of course. Y. M. C. A.
The Helper's Circle of the King's
Daughters will give a musicale in the
parlors of the Harper bouse Monday
evening. Nov. 21. All are invited. Ad
mission. 50 cents. :' J
Court of Honor. No. 31, will give a
masked ball at Armory hall Thursday
evening. Nov. 17. Friends are Invited.
Ladies. 15 cents; gents, 25. Music by
The Ladies Aid society of the Broad
way Presbyterian church will meet to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
residence of Mrs. J. F. Munger, 74S
The B. Y. P. U. of the First Baptist
church will give an entertainment in
the parlors of the church tomorrow ev
ening at 8 o'clock. The young people
have arranged a special program for
Rock Island chapter. No. 18, R. A.
M.. last evening conferred the order of
the red cross on three candidates. Fol
lowing the ceremonies an elaborate
banquet was served by the ladies of
Spencer Memorial church.
The ladies of the Order of the East
ern Star will give a coffee at Bethany
home for the benefit of that institu
tion Dec. 1 from 2 to C p. m.. and they
extend a cordial invitation to all to at
tend. Refreshments will be served for
Don't Xorget the supper and bazar
at the United Presbyterian church to
morrow afternoon and evening. Pro
gram at 8 o'clock. Supper from 5 to
8. Lunch served during the afternoon,
only 15 cents.
Just received, a car of New York
apples consisting of Baldwins. Green
ings. Northern Spies and Ben Davis, to
sell from $1.75 to $2.25 a barrel; 10
cents extra for delivering. C, R. I. &
P. tracks. Twentieth street.
The marriage of Bert Chaves, the
colored porter at Turner hall, to Miss
Minnie Nesbit. a white girl, occurred
at the home of the groom's parents.
8eventh street and Tenth avenue, last
evening. Magistrate G. A. Johnson
performed the ceremony.
A recount of the vote in the Second
Iowa district shoA-s that Dawson, the
republican nominee for congress, was
elected over Judge Wade, democrat,
by ISC. There may be a contest be
fore the supreme court of the state,
the friends of Judge Wade alleging ir
John Burns, a resident of East Mo-
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line, pleaded gu.lty in the county court
to an information charging him with
larceny, and was sentenced to CO days
la the county workhouse, and a fine of ;
$1 and costs. Burns was charged with
the theft of a coat and vest, and other
articles of clothing, valued at $10.
which were the property of Henry
Walter Paulsen pleaded guilty in the
county court to one count of an Infor
mation charging him with larceny, and
Judge Parmenter sentenced him to 30
days In the county workhouse, and
Imposed a fine of $1 and costs. Thei
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lold rings, which were the property of.
HAYETROUBLE WITH AFGHANS
Russian Magazine E!oded by Natives
And Solder are Killed.
London. Nov. 1C. A Moscow dis
patch says a telegram received there
from Baku announces trouble has oc
curred between Russian and Afghans
at KushlcThe Afghans exploded a
Russian magazine and many soldiers
TYPHOID IN OYSTERS IS FATAL
Ons is Killed and Thirty are Made
Sick in Wellington, Kant.
Wellington. Kans., Nov. 1C E. B.
Winier. cashier of the Wellington Na
tional bank, is dead of typhoid fever
as the result of eating ovsters at hi.
sister's wedding several . weeks ago
HIGH GYM IS NOW
OPEN FOR SEASON
Tnree Members of Last Year
Girls' Team Will Play
FOUR OTHER CANDIDATES
Thanksgiving Game Will Be Played
According to Original Pro
gram. The doors of the high school gymna
slum were opened Monday for the win
ter season and the room again presents
its customary appearance of animation
after school hours. The girls team
will have the use of the gymnasium
alone until the close of the football
season, when the boys' teams will be
Members of the girls' team of last
year, who are again in school, are El
len Hudson. Gail Postlewaite and
Blanche Smith, all of whom will prob
ably play this season. Abbey Burns.
Ethel Fraser, Lizzie Clark and Irene
Don are other candidates for the re
maining positions. Ellen Hudson is
captain of this year's team. Since the
school has been represented by girls
teams they have never lost to another
high school. A hard effort will be made
to continue the record through the com
ing season and the present outlook
promises that it will be kept.
Orla-laal Plaaa Staad.
A rumor, which originated across
the river, to the effect that Davenport
had called off the Thanksgiving game
has been current in local high school
circles for the past few days. To as
certain whether or not it had founda
tion Manager Krelj and Athletic Direc
tor Harte met the Davenport authori
ties yesterday afternoon and were told
that it would be played as formerly
agreed to. It was further learned that
the Rock Island boys will have a more
formidable proposition when they meet
Davenport than they have suspected of
the last few weeks. Since the play
ing of the Moline game the Iowans
have replaced on their team several of
the old players who were out of the
Moline contest because of injuries, and
they have picked up considerably in
strength. They are anxious to regain
their lost laurels and have been un
dergoing hard practice in order to
make a better showing against Rock
Island than they did against Moline.
I.oaa Smaller Than Expected.
The high school management knew
from the beginning that the East Des
Moines game would be a money loser
because of the railroad rates for
bringing the visiting team the long
distance. The loss, however, is small
er than it was thought it would be.
The paid admissions numbered COO. i
Thirty other guests were mae ill and
several may not recovrr. Both the
bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Tapley
May, are in a serious condition.
RASTOROPNY IS BLOWN JIP
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impression Port Arthur was snug and
Arrived Karl? In Mornlaic.
Chefoo. Nov. 1C. The Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Rastoropny put
into this harbor this morning. Firing
was heard half an hour before she en
tered the harbor.
The captain of the Chinese cruiser
Hal Yung was the first person on board
the Rastoropny. He held a brief con
ference with her commander, after
which the Rastoropny came further
in the stream and anchored in the
same spot the destroyer F.yeshitelni
did last August before s'.ie was cut
out by the Japanese.
Uaea Not Dealre to '.-iurreader.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 1C The Asso
elated Press learns tvom a high placed
general wno was with the emperor
thIs afternoon aad who knows the
content of r.cr. s.oi
that a talk a5out Stoessel a6king for
nSt nioion f ,.,--.. .k.
lutely false. He said he was not at
liberty to disclose Stoessel's report but
"Only when the last biscuit Is eater
and the last cartridge fired will, the
garrison surrender the fortress. This
I can state positively."
The general added tha several ves
sels had broken the blc-kade and re
provisioned the garrison.
Stoeaael Reported Wouaded.
, n,jnn.j., .
I ieadq.ua rtets Japanese Army Be-
Artnur Nov' 15 vIa Fu,san:
.a reported that a wound received
Gen. Stoessel has necessitated his
confinement in a hospital, that he re
fused to relinquish the command of
the garrison and that he has issued
orders to the troops to die at their
posts rather than surrender.
roalrnn WaaadlaK of Stoeaael.
London. Nov. 1C. According to a
news agency dispatch from Chefoo. the
commander of the Rastoropny has con
firmed reports that Lieut. Gen. Stoessel
Is wounded, but says Gen. Fock is quite
well. The commander says sufficient
supplies of food, ammunition and coal
are at Port Arthur to last a year.
Farels-aera Are AVelL
A private letter was received this
afternoon from Port Arthur requested
the Associated Press to publish a state
ment to the effect that all the foreign
ers there were well and none of them
has received any wounds during the
CfOlK OUGHT TO
' The- elegant story
- bookstand novels we
re sslUng at. ...2So
a . m iir
$15.00 Sets for $10.00
Thre& patterns of best American dinnerware,
new shapes and decorations something to
make your Thanksgiving dinner complete
$15.00 sets just $10.00.
$15 for Englisk Porcelain Sets worth $18
Fine china pickle trays, olive
dishes, spoon trays, etc. brand
new at22c and 25c.
Nlccfine celery trays, new
decorations, stippled in gold,
very special at 38c, worth 75c.
(just double) only 38c.
A beautiful assortment of
china baking dishes, our own
importations from Germany,
France and England sets of
three pieces, priced at $5.00
down to 85c per set.
LINEN VALUES FOR THANKSGIVING
At 95c yd. Fine Irish satin damask Table
Linen 72 in. wide, open and double bordered
designs, with 24 in. napkins to match at $2. 75
At 75c each. 36 in. hemstitched all linen
damask Lunchcloths, also 36 in. hemmed
Lunchcloths, something new.
At 50c yard. Full bleached Irish satin dam
ask Table linen, all pure linen. With nap
. kins to match at $1.00 per dozen.
is time of the season you ex
pect McCabe's to make startling:
offers. This time it Is on our vast
showing of the very latest models
In ready-to-wear. tailcxr-mH.de and
suit hats. All of our trrand collec--tlon
from the best makers east and
nest. , .
All hats now marked $1.00,
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.75,
$1.00, $4.50, etc., etc., for
three days (3) Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, at just one
half the present prices. -
Tou can read the prices yurself
as they art all marked in plain fig
ures. Don't pay us but half, where
a hat Is marked $4.00 simply lay
down a $2.00 bill. The $2.50 hats
sell for $1.25. etc. Th entire col
lection today, some 278 hats, should
all be closed out in the three days
selling. JElhould any be left after
Saturday night, former prices will
again prevail. There is always a
choice for early buyers. Make
your selection promptly and we will
deliver as directed.
CHRISTMAS IS FAST APPROACHING
A great many buyers are already shown? their wisdom anil foresight, in early leisurely-selecting gift 'article.
The present condition of our stock affords splendid opportunity for holiday shopping- before the rush and
scramble Incident to the last few days before Christmas. Gift goods selected can ba laid aside untuiyou want
them delivered and all your holiday secrets will be carefully-guarded "here.
On price. No discounts, premiums
er railroad fare allowed to anybody.
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DISPLAY OF NEW
ALL THIS WEEK
China saucers for cranber
ries, an assorted lot of odd
styles to close out at 5c each,
worth a good deal more.
Meat platters all sizes and
shapes one lot of 30 worth
up to $1.00 each at the very
special price of 39c each.
Deep pie tins for the pump
kin pies tins at 5c each and
the best enamel ones at 12c
and 15c each.
Biggest Sale Black
Silks on Record
MONDAY was a record breaker
in our Black Silk Department.
Nothing proves exceptional quality
of the values ofrerts like the eager
ness with which . purchases were
made. If you have a black silk want,
come now Thursday, Friday and
Black Peau de Sole Silks, worth
double, at QQn
yard 03 1
75c Swiss Taffetas A At
at yard tl
$1.25 Peau de Sole Silks, 23 QQa
inches wide, at yard Ovi
$1.25 yard wide Black Taffetas, ex
ceptional, at fiQf
The celebrated Moneybak Black
Silks, 20 widths and qualities, at
special introductory prices.
Prepare forthe Snow
GOOD health requires dry, warm
.feet. We can help you with the
largest variety of Rubber Footwear
ever seen in the tri-cities, at prices
below the lowest.
Buckle Overshoes r for Men, Women
and Children, g re fit values CQ j
from $1.69 down to OuC
Storm Alaska, best wool fleece
lined, all sizes. CC9
$1.00 to j - jJC
Plain Rubbers. all styles, best grade
of rubber, up QiP
Notice that we have extrs small
sizes for the little folks, several
styles to select from.
Remember McCabe's FtubberWear.
Too many styles of each to give the description- of any. But one thing we can
assure you that not in these cities will yym find a showing so complete IN
REALLY GOOD STYLES. THE WANTED MATERIALS AND COLOR'
INGS.. Many new arrivals have just been placed in stock today, and we
think we are In better position to serve yu than any house in the tri-clties.
IN STYLES. IN MATERIALS. IN WORKMANSHIP AND IN PRICE.
Trie ZSSrzr IKlnwtE.
'ea vM'.-u .afe.
Sale at Reduced Prices
, $25;00TSets for $18.00
Austrian china sets worth $25.00 for $18.00
and the best of all is that you can purchase
a few pieces -or a full set, all at this ...same
greatly reduced' ate.
The one most necessary arti
cle for the Thanksgiving
89c for sets of two pieces,
worth fully $1.25. They are
the best grade of steel and
with extra good handles for
Other sets at $1.25, $1.75,
Beautiful sets in silk lined
boxes at $3.38 up to $10.00 per
At 25c each. The best lino of Towels you
have ever seen. Hemstitched and hemmed
huck, damask and birdseye linen, frirged
damask; extra .large bleached and un
bleached turkishand rubdry bath towels;
your choice of alllfor 25c.
Unmatchable valuesun Fancy Linens such as
Scarfs, Lunchc-oths, Center-pieces,
Traycloths, and Dollies, in hand em
broidered linens, figured damask and hand
made Cluny lace linen.
Coat, Suit and Fur
ARE here, that's certain.
These are some of the
Warm Winter Coats Of fine
seys. Zlbeiines, t;neviots. etc
and satin lined.
Your cholse for
Women's Tourist Coate All wool,
heavy Cheviot. Velvet trimmed col
lar, full loose back with belt, best
you ever saw,
Women's Smartly Tailored Suite
Made of fine materials. collarlesH.
and other good styles, satin lined,
marvels of styles f( HE
and values, for $JlO
Fur Coats Special purchase of
Electric Seal Coats, lined with
heavy Skinner Satin, snap ona
quick if you
Walking Skirts of fancy and plain
cloths, affectively made and trim
med. about85 of these f Q Al
$5.00 and $6.00 values at . . $doL
Heavy, Fluffy, Opossum Fur Scarfs,
wiifi jimik upisn iau. W'J til
$6.00 worth, for
Women's Wool Waists, small .ot of
samples and manufacturers broken
lines, oniy one. two or three or a
at even .............