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WORK OUT DESIGN
I : :
Band Stand on Market Square
Soon to be Transformed
Into a Corn Palace -
FOR THE FARMERS' CONGRESS
Committee On Decoration of City to
Meet Governor Cummins' Ad
dress Will Be a Feature.
A few rows of corn, io halves and
cross sections, placed on the front of
the band stand on Market square, indi
cate the plan to.be followed for the
GOVERNOR A. B. CUMMINS.
decoration of that building as a corn
palace during the Farmers' .National
.congress. So far. the work of covering
the building has been hardly started,
toe intention being -merely to work out
a suitable design. When the '"work -is
finished .however, ,the entire structure
will be covered with corn. 'provision
for the work being made by5 the city
council at it last session. .
The committee on decorations in the
city for the meeting of the congress
will hold a meeting this evening and
take up the work of arranging this Im
portant feature of the 'preparations for
the reception of the many visitors to
be in the city during the week of Oct.
S to 13. :. -
Governor C'umntluM on Program.
. Governor Albert B. Cummins of
Iowa, who is just at the present time
attracting much public attention in his
own state" and throughout the country,
is to be one of the speakers at the
meeting in Rock Island, and aside from
the interest in his views on the sub
ject assigned to him. considerable in
terest attaches to the man himself.
He will discuss the question, "Does the
Farmer Receive Ills Share of Govern
ment. Recognition?" His subject i3
one on which opinions differ greatly,
and. his remarks will be of much inter
est. Governor Cummins has made a
study of government, state and nation
al for years, and has always shown a
high appreciation of the agricultural
interests. He has f been governor of
Iowa since 1901, and has just started
his active campaign as nominee for
BOTH r.VCASKRINS ARE OUT
Legislative Candidacy Brothers Heard
Different Parts of City.
The two McCaskrins, candidates for
the legislature, were out last evening,
George holding forth at Garnsey
square, while Harry alternated with
W. E. Rodriguez, the socialist organ
izer, at Market square. As usual
George removed his coat and collar
and indulged in some arm and shoul
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY, Sept. 27 and 28.
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A" 9 S 'St. .: .
rri H O S E familiar with the originality,
jf . , beauty, taste and perfect styles of our
past: exhibits will not be disappointed
this year'-Andecd ive think. you will say this
showing surpasses the others in many ways.
Our hats for Ladies, as well as the Misses
and -Children, show artistic grace of line
and' admirable effectiveness of trimming", and
the coloring has never been so rich and har
'monious. There are the ' Bourdeau shades;
Empire Green, -Toupe Gray, ' Maria Louise
Blue, and the beautiful Golden Browns.
Colonel J. L. Lusk Takes Own
Life at Home of Daughter
at Sandy Hook. -
BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH
Was In Charge of Local Office, Corps of
Engineers, Nearly Two Yea
Held. In High, Esteem.
Sandy Hook. N. J., Sept. 2G. Colo
nel J. L. Lusk of the engineer corps of
the United States army committed sui
cide at the home of his daughter last
night by cutting his throat with a
razor. Ill health was the cause.
; The above Associated Press dispatch
this afternoon brought word to this city
of the tragic death of the former head
of the Rock Island office of the corps
of engineers in charge of the Mississip
pi river improvement work.' He assum
ed charge of the office March 31. 1903,
and continued here until April 1, 1905,
when ho was succeeded by Major C. S.
Riche, now in charge. Colonel L.usk
succeeded Major C. H. McD. Town
send. . News of Colonel Lusk's death was re
ceived here with the greatest sorrow,
for all who were acquainted with him
here knew him as a most perfect gen
tleman, and as a man of the most
Xative of I'rniiM Ivanla.
Colonel Lusk was a native of western
Pennsylvania, where he was born Feb.
19. 1S55. He was appointed to the
United States military academy from
that state Sept. 1, 1S74. and graduated
as a second lieutenant of engineers
June 14, 1S78. He was promoted to the
rank of first lieutenant June 14. 1S81,
and again promoted to captain June 15.
18SS. He was given the rank of major
July 5, 1S98, though at that time serv
ing as lieutenant colonel, chief of en
gineers, in the volunteer army, in which
be enlisted March 9, 1S98. He was dis
charged from the volunteer service
Dec. 7, 189S. He had recently received
the rank of lieutenant colonel, having
been promoted June 27 of this year.
Health Had Failed.
: After his retirement from the charge
of the local office he secured a leave of
absence, on account of ill health. lie
resumed duty again May 1, this year,
in charge of the lake survey, with
headquarters at Detroit, but after a
short time was compelled to again se
cure a leave of absence.
He had been at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. James B. Dillard, wife
of Lieutenant Dillard. who recently had
been assigned to ordnance department
duty at Sandy Hook. The marriage-' of
Miss Lusk and Lieutenant Dillard, it
will be remembered, took place at Rock
Colonel Lusk is survived by his wife
and his daughter, at whose home the
THE W EAT II Ell.
J -Cqfner -Twentieth St. and'Fb'urth Aye. ...
Fair tonight nud Tburndor; vovlvr
The aoutberu ntorni, . which ia ap-
i ron i-hi the fount of Louisiana, bum
eauned rains northward to the Ohio val
ley and eastward to Florida and the
C'arolinad. Heavy precipitation la re
ported from tv Orleana and Cairo
!f-attered Mhowern in .Manitoba. Minne
sota, Iowa and the lake region, an J
higher temperatures from Iowa to New
England, have resulted from the mov
inrut of the northern low pressure to
upper Michigan. Fair and cooler wrath
er over the territory west and north
west of Iowa Is attending; the north In
clflc high pressure which has; advaueed
to Montana and the Uakotas. The fur
ther approach of the hiajh pressure will
be attended by fair weather In this vl
ciulty tonight and Thursday, with cool
J. 91. SIIKIIIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at .7. a. iu 07 at 3i30
p. in., K Minimum temperature la 24
hours, HI; maximum. MS. Velocity of
wind at S a. m-, H miles,
CI TV, CHAT.
Deal & Schmilt,
High class tailors,
Illinois theatre building,
insure with1 Beech er Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Beecher Bros, for real estate. -La
Salle coal ait Mueller's only.
Tri-City Towel Supply company. .
Money to' loan. See Beecher. Bros.
For bus, baggage, express, cail Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Tref z.
Economy in kid gloves. .. Read about
It in McCabe's'ad. '
You save money on your . coal . by
using L& Salle chunks. ' .
The great millinery exhibit continues
tomorrow at . McCabe's. . , .. .
The showing of new autumn, dress
goods at McCabe's is now complete.
Superfluous hair ' removed : with the
electric needle. "See ad on want page.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cents.
Yoii pay, 10. cents' for cigars not. so
good. V . , .' . ;- . ...
Charles Riley of Rock Island, and
Mrs. Ida.Unor of Moline. were mar
ried one day Jast,. week at. Aledo. ,
Miss-Gertrude Carse, graduate in vo
cal, music from. Augustana, college, af
ter .which, she . studied under .the most !
ftblo. .teachers of voice, culture, in; Chi-1
:. -.Fruit Cakes.
PLACE your orders now for Thanksgiving
. fruit cake. Our cake man holds the se
cret to absolutely the richest and most deli
cious cake you have ever tasted. It is none
to early for fruit cake to properly age for
Thanksgiving. You ought also to think of cake
for Christmas.- ; In fruit cake, as in all other
cakes, we will sell nothing but the very best.
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
Heating Stoves. .
E are again agent3 for the Florence
heating stoves, which created such a
sensation by being demonstrated on the
Street last Fall with only one length of pipe
for draft, showed perfect combustion, and
burned up clean any kind of fuel with but
little ashes and no fas. Is bound to sell
even faster this year than last.
Econqrny Here in Kid Gloves.
63 doz. finest kid gloves bought at 50c on the
dollar. For Thursday and till sold, 95c pair.
$1.50 to $2.00 Gloves for 95c pair.
LADIES finest white pique. 2 clasp, black- pique, white
stitched, (a very striking glove) Genuine Reindeer 2
clasp gloVes in gray and tan Finest black Suede 2 clasp
real kid, all sizes in the lot, one of the greatest opportunities
for securing a supply of highest grade street
and dress gloves, at about half price, all,
all, per pair, 95c,.
IMillinery Opening Display.
EVERY woman interested in her personal appearance,
(and that means all women), makes it a point to attend
the great Millinery Opening Display at McCabe's. The
phenomenal growth of this house is due largely to the fact
that we have become everywhere acknowledged the high
est authority in correct ideas on women's attire, especially
Our Fall Exhibit which continues during Thursday, is
demonstrating again the pre-eminence of our Millinery De
partment in a manner which all mdst recognize.
New Autumn Dress Goods.
OUR- showing of new Autumn ciress
goods is the most interesting ve have
ever called your attention to. Replete with
new weaves and novelties from all quarters.
To enumerate all the new and pretty ef
fects is impossible, but we mention a few
of the leading lines.
Thursday we will show Chiffon Broadcloths
in the new Russian green, Jacquiminot Red. correct
'shades of navy and brown, also all the delicate evening
shades at prices most satisfactory," ranging from $2.48
dowa to $ 1 .50 yd. -
Shadow Plaid. Suitings, rich Autumn
shadings, 54 inches wide, rare value at yd.. $ 1 .58.
50 inch Hair Line Suitings, made of a
beautiful quality of Australian vool, leading colors at
Newest effects in Fall grays. A great
exhibition of gray suit and skirt cloths. Nothing to
take their place for combined style and service, 56
inches to 37 Inches wide, yd., 1 ,98 to 49c.
"THURSDAY all day - 38 inch fancy
Worsted Suitings, handsome Autumn color
ings, in new plaids, checks and fancy mixtures.
Be on hand Thursday, yd., 35c,
Belts, Fancy Combs,
Handbags, and many oth
er items of much interest
crowding the Notions and
fancy goods section to their
New elastic bead belts, special
at 50c, 33c and 25e.
Handsome silk belts, bought
very cheap and specially priced, at
68c, 59c, 50c, 38c and 25c:
Exquisite belt buckles in the
new shapes and finishes, 50c, 39c,
25c and 15 c.
Leather hand bags, new carriage
shapes, 1.62, 1.25, 94c and 59c.
Vanity bags in the new shapes
and colors, new fittings at 2.00, 1 .62
Fancy cembs, new shapes, prong
backs. Vienna combs, etc., etc.,
immense variety, over 100 styles
92c. 75c. 68c, 50c, 42c, 33c. 25c
promise to be in greater demand this
season than for years.
'"pHE all round usefulness of the suit is
beyond question. The new Fall styles
are dressy, smartly tailored, in all the new
fabrics and textures, including handsome
invisible plaids and decided fashionable col
ors, and in the showing at this store you'll
find many exclusive styles and copies of
We call particular attention to the beautiful
new suits at $22.50. The materials are rich
Chevoits and Broadcloths, also new checks and nov
elty cloths, made in the best Fall styles, 22 inch tight
fitting jackets. Prince Chap models and straight front,
semi-fitting jackets - Skirts have new cluster pleats
and are made very full. The tailoring throughout is
of the best, and the price only $22.50.
Our big assortment of Fall suits embraces every de
sirable style, priced $40.00 to $10.00.
Perfection in Watches.
TN some kinds of goods defects are easily con
cealed. Not so with the watch. Its quality
soon manifests itself. The Sun is its standard.
The perfection looked for in a watch is like that
which characterizes the laws of nature, and in
no human product is that perfection more nearly
approximated, and no jeweler in the Three Cities
carries a better line, or greater variety of watch
es than this store. Ladies' and gentlemen's
watches, plain, engraved, or engine turned cases,
with Waltham, Elgin. Hampden, Illinois,- or any
Standard -movement desired, with both the Mc
Cabe and makers guarantee back of every sale.
First Float 2nd Avenue. Front.
Thursday Hosiery Special.
""PO call sharp attention to our new Fall hosi
ery for women and children, we offer
Woman's 23c ribbed seamless foot hose,
fast dye, double heel and toe. Thursday all day.
at 12c. Remember the 23c kind for 12 l-2c.
'"THURSDAY all day. men's all solid leather.
Calf skin work shoes, plain or Congress,
one day only regular $ 1 .75 value, per pair. 5 1 .25.
If you are interested, be prompt, $1.25c.
Men's $3.50 patent colt blucher shoes,
Thursday, only $2.89.
A bargain to tell your friends about, pair,$2. 89.
J0 not allow yourself to be hurried into se
lecting some style of glasses not suited to
you, the price of an ill-fitting pair of glasses is
often more than that of our up-to-date much
admired modern styles. Take time to get the
best. Take our time if you will. It's a pleas
ure tortus to serve you. There's a "know how''
to fitting glasses, and no one but an expert Op
tician can be trusted in so serious an undertak
ing. Examination of eyes, and all comu'tation
and advice here is absolutely free.
Optical Dept. Second Floor 2nd Avenue. Front.
cngo, lias now opened a studio at her
residence, 111G Fourth avenue, where
she will be pleased to receive a call
from those interested.
The women's new tailored suits for
fall shown at McCabe's are beyond
question the most strikingly attractive
ever brought to this locality.
Great fall clearing sale of wall paper
at the Adams Wall Paper company.
Read ad elsewhere.
The strenuous school days are here.
Have J. Ramser examine the children's
eyes. Xo charge for examination.
It costs nothing to find out the condi
tion of the children's eyes. J. Ramser
will tell you the exact condition of
The early buyers wiil secure the
choice patterns at the Adams Wall
Paper company clearing sale. Read ad
The ladies will be interested in the
beautiful print toques at the Branden
burg millinery display of the autumn
fctyles tomorrow and Friday.
Never pch a shower of compliments
as at McCabe's showing yesterday of
pattern autumn hats. This attractive
display continues during Thursday.
Bargains In wall paper at 2, .1 and 1
cents ner roll. - home specials ac
cents per roll that were formerly .",
10 and 50 cents per roll at Adams Wall
Some men's work shoes for $1.25
and blucher patent calf dress shoes
for $2.S9 a pair at McCabe's which
should fill their shoe section with meu
while these two great bargains last.
We are confidehir:that our display of
autumn fashions tomorrow and Friday
Will meet with the approval of the
most critical. The exhibit itself will
be. worth . attending. Not. only the
strikingly effective dress hats, but the
natty, street hats for immediate wear
are .calculated to arouse the greatest
enthusiasm. Brandenburg , millinery
store. . ' '
.'. Frank P. - Chisholm, personal repre
sentative of Booker T. Washington, is
in the city and will remain over Sun
day soliciting funds for the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial. Institute . of i
which Mr. Washington Is the head. lie
will be heard tonight , at 7:30 at the
Central Presbyterian church and at 8
o'clock at the Broadway Presbyterian
, It will take a month to complete the
repairs , to the concrete piers, of .the
Hllledale bridge oyer Rock, river ne
cessitated.; by an. ice jam last spring
and which, the -counties of Rock Is
land and Whiteside are jointly making.
The bridge, committees, of. the. boards
of supervisors of .the two counties vis
ited the scene of operations - Monday.
The repairs will, cost . $3,000. :
KILL 26 EACH DAY
Startling Figures Regarding RaiU
ways of United States
IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Injured Number 238 Daily Compara
tively Few, However, Are
The railroads of the United State
killed 9,703 people an average of 2J a
day and injured SG.OOS an average it'
2SS each 24 hours in the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1905. These were the
official figures made public jesterday
at Washington by the interstate com
merce commission. Of these, the pas
sengers who met death numbered o'M,
while those who were injured totaled
10.4.j7. In the previous year 411 pas
sengers were killed and 9,111 injured.
Only ()nr Out of l't7.,MU.
In 1905 one passenger was killed for
every 1,375.850 carried, and one injured
for every 70,655 carried, while in 1904
1,002,267 passengers were carried for
one killed, and 7S.523 passengers were
carried for one injured. In 1905 one
employe in every 411 was killed and
one employe in every 21 injured. With
regard to trainmen that is, enginemen,
firemen, conductors and other train
men one trainman was killed for ev
ery 13:; employed and one injured for
every nine employed.
!Imv i: iii p I Suiter.
4 The figures of the casualties among
railroad employes are given as fol
Class. KilN'.J. Iiijinv.l.
Ti aiiini. n 1. :!'
Swiu-him n ami waklimi'ii Ss;J
otinr fiii'ity-s 1.2;:". 3;.:i7
The number of persons other than
employes and passengers killed was
5.S05: injured. S.71. Of these deaths
of trespassers numbered 4.S05, and in
KILLED ON A HILL
F. W. Downs, Former Davenport
er, Victim of Auto Acci
dent in Colorado.
CAMP AT ARSENAL
Troops L. M, I and K Will End Theii-300-Mile
March Friday After
noon at Rock Island.
The four troops of cavalry who will
end their long march of 300 miles from
Fort Benjamin Harrison at Indianap
olis, at Rock Island Friday evening,
will spend tiie night in camp at Rock
Island arsenal. The soldiers will leave
New Windsor Friday morning and the
remaining 27 miles of the march will
occupy the entire day. They will load
their equipment Varly Saturday morn
ing and depart for Fort Snelling at
Minneapolis. Troops L, and M will
make the trip over the Burlington and
will load at the Twentieth street sta
tion, while I and K. will leave over tho
Rock Island and it is possible that they
will load their equipment at the arsenal.
ARMY OFFICERS WITH HIM
Formerly Proprietor of Downs Hotel
and a tock Farm in Scott
Colorado Springs. Col., Sept. 20.
F. W. Downs, u contractor, was fatally
injured and several army officers
slightly hurt Monday night wheu an
auto driven by Downs was overtuind
while going down a ttecp grade. Lieu
tenant I'ugene Crowne of the 29th In
fantry, Lieutenant William Whealley,
Lieutenant (I. B. Rodney. Captain Wil
liams and Dr. J. L. Lawrence, all of
the 5tlt cavalry, were slightly injured.
l.rlt Two Ynri .IK.
Mr. Downs mentioned in the forego
ing dispatch, ia n former Davenport r,
having for a number of years been
proprietor of the TJowus hotel aud tho
Downs stock farm. He left Davenport
about two years ago and went to Colo
rado to engage in milling. He has
many friends in the tri-citlcs.
Licensed to Wed.
Edward V. Wood Mollnu
Elizabeth Van Buer Moline
John If. Helmer Sllvis
Lulu Morris Rock Island
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THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK