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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. 1907.
HAVE NEW THEORY
of the Mississippi river water cause
a seepage and that it assists in forc
ing the water into the basin of 8,70. i
acres of land from below. By increas-
, THURSDAYand Fri
day, each day at
3 o'clock, good un
bleached Cotton Flannel,
per yard, 4ic.
nrHURSDAY and Fri
day heavy brown
yard-wide 9c Muslin, two
ng the pumping capacity this can also
Authorities Nlowfriink Lain Mc
Kennon is Simply a Liar,
and Not a Murderer.
Colored People of Rock Island
days only, per yd., bjC.
to Observe Emancipation
Day Saturday Sept. 21.
FATHER HERE TO INVESTIGATE
Supposition Is That He Was Alone in
Incident Off Shore of the Island
Two Weeks Ago.
According to J. F. Witter, there is
absolutely nothing to the theory that
Lain Mc-Kennon murdered a man in a
boat jus.t off the shore of Rock Island
arsenal last week. Mr. Witter has been
retained to represent the young man,
and with T. II. McKennon, the young
man's father, a Illooniington attorney.
nas hr-en investigating the circum
stances which led to MoKennon's ar
rest for the theft of the boat which
was believed. to have been the scene
01 the murder. Mr. McKennon was
here this week from IJloomington to
confer with the authorities and Mr.
Witter, and a thorough investigation
was made then.
1 Liar, Not Mtiftlrrrr.
Those interested in the case have
come to the conclusion that young Mc
Kennon is merely a liar, and not a
murderer. The arsenal ofiieer. Major
Cordon, who caused the young man's
arrest, demonstrated for the attorneys
that a "00-pound man could not cap
size the boat, though he made a genu
ine effort to do so. The conclusion is
that if there was a man in the boat
witli McKennon, that man was murder
ed, but that it is very doubtful if there
was any one with him. The young
man's actions and statements give the
impression that he is not mentally
sound. When his father talked with
him, he said: "Don't worry, father, it
is all right; there will be no body
found." And so raying he laughed
ItcNft-niliint of AnnnliiH.
Mr. Witter classes young McKennon
as a descendant and apostle of Ananias,
and t( Ms of an incident at Omaha when
McKennon's proclivities for "whop
pers' caused a great commotion among
bis relatives. The young man return
ed home one day and calmly informed
Fair tonight nml ThurKrtiiyj not much
'banter in Irinprraturp.
J. M. SIIKIUKH, Loral ForrrnMrr.
Trmprraturr nt 7 a. m., r2; at 3:110
p. iu., 70. Maximum temperature in lawt
21 hour. Or.; minimum, .".1. Velocity or
wind nt 7 a. in., 4 uiileM per hour. Stntte
of water, 4.2 feet, no change. Prerlpi
tat ion, tTa.
PICNIC AT HUBER'S GARDEN
Program in the Afternoon and Dancirtfl
and Cake Walks in the Evening
Are Features Announced.
Real estate, needier Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
School books at Trefz & Co.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's
For bus or express, Spencer & Trcfz.
Shop-Smokers. That great cigar in
Hear Work's lecture at Market
The roller Heating rink opens Satur
day evening, Sept. 11.
Smoke Miota cigars. Cost more
than others. Worth it.
Let Krcll & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
Grand opening of the big roller skat
ing rink Saturday evening, Sept. 11.
Lewis' Single Binder cigar richest
most satisfying smoke on the market.
Saturday will be registration day at
the Villa de Chantal. The school opens
formally next Monday morning.
When in Davenport stop at Lage
Waters. 2ii" West Second street, and
see the new fall styles in shoes.
Attend the dance given at the
"House in the Woods" at Campbell';,
island, Friday evening, Sept. 13.
Stop at Lage-Waters', 207 West Sec
ond stieet. when in Davenport and see
the beautiful new fall styles they are
showing in footwear.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair ani
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73C Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 7SCK.
I do job printing that will suit tho
most particular and deliver it ai th'j
time promised. C. J. Smith, proprietor
One week from Saturday, Sept. 21.
the colored people of Rock Island will
hold their annual celebration of Eman
cipation dav at Huber's garden r.i
Fifth avenue. The affair will coi-
sume the afternoon and evening.
In the afternoon there will be a pr )
gram of addresses including one by
Mayor H. C. Schaffer and others, the
reading of the declaration of indepen
dence by Miss Julia Stevens and the
reading of the emancipation proclam;
tion by Miss Lucile Jeffries. An old
fashioned dinner will be served.
In the evening there will be dancing
jwitTi a "fancy" cake walk at 9 o'clock,
and a "comical" one at 10 o'clock.
Music will be furnished by Schieberl's
OfiieerH of the Day.
Following are the officers who ar"
President W. M. Morrison.
Vice President Charles C. Moore.
Secretary A. II. Dawson.
Corresponding Secretary W. II.
Treasurer George Pearson.
Chaplain B. T. Mitchell.
Marshal of the Day S. Terry.
Assistant Marshal Robert Mitche!'.
Committee o Arrangements Tl
Moore, A. II. Dawson, Robert Mitchell,
of Martin's old stand. 119 East Sav
ins relatives that he had just murdered enteenth street.
a man . The family was greatly alarm-1 Tlie e(litors f')f 1Iist0ric Rock Island
ed. and the father hurried on the first Coiint have al)(mt completed their
train from Ploomington to Omaha lo;Work an(1 Kramer & Co.. the publish
assist his son. When he arrived lw t,,.p annmnice that they will short'.y
found that the story was one which the jRO to rp!.s with n,e r,rst edition,
young man's imagination had produc- Therefore those who have any matter
ed. and that the shadow of the gallows tl)nt has ,,,)t been nlaced in the hands
was not likely to fall over the home of those in charge should see that It
Iliul lleen Ilrlnkine.
McKennon had been drinkin
..r u jii . . . t
MORE PUMPS ARE PROVIDED
Meredccia Drainage District Will
Take Care of the Water.
The Meredocia drainage and levee
district has made arrangements to
double the pumping capacity in the
levee section of the district, and as
soon as possible jiowerful steam
pumps will be installed. The district
is draining 8.700 acres of land by
pumping the water from the land
over the levee into the Mississippi
river. vThe rainfall, however, this year
was too great for the pumps to carry.
It has been found also that tho weight
is turned over at once. Unusual time
and expense are being devoted to th
work to make it of enduring interest
the most comnlete history
tne arsenal, and ihp theory is that he of Unrl- island county that has y?t
uecamo ingiitened in tae boat, lost i)0cn imblishotl.
ms oars, ami men cried i.r tielp. it is
supposed that to avoid ridicule from
the officers of the arsenal, he told the
first story that came to his mind, with
out thinking of its possible conse
quences. McKennon is under $2.fi00 bond to
the grand jury for the theft of the big
boat which was thought first to have
be n the scene of murder. The boat
was the property of the government.
MASTERS FORCED TO WORK
Thursday Will Mark the Opening
of Thousands of Yards of
Charming New Autum Dress
Goods and Silks
AFTER careful selections from the leading Eastern
markets our Dress Goods and Silk Departments are
overflowing with rich and exclusive novelties, and the
staple plain weaves in silk and wool fabrics.
Here are some of the especially good things you
3000 yards rich Plaid Silks with wide satin stripes-'-ten new designs
one piece of a color only, regular J ! .50 value, to start the ball rolling we
offer this one shipment at 98c yard.
Costume Silk Plaids in handsome Dresden effects, mu'ti
colored Louisines, French Surahs, finest Taffetas, suitable and very cor
rect this season for whole costumes as well as waists, very specially
priced at $1.38, 1.25, 93c. 75c and 58c yard.
Newest Fancy Silk Suitings, more popular than ever in
the east. We are showing all the correct Autumn Novelties in the
Louisine, Messaline, Peau de Cygne, Taffeta and Peau de Sappho
weaves, and at prices that will continue the popularity of this great siik
section, great values at $1.25, 98c. 89c, 75c and 53c yard.
Imported Black Dress Goods in great profusion. Broad
c'oths, Panamas. PopHns, Woo! Taffetas, in the plain weaves and newest
shadow stripes, invisible plaids, herringbone stripes. Voiles in all silk,
all wool and silk and wool mixed. Nuns Veiling. Melrose cloths. Peau de
Soies, Prunellas, made by the best weavers and dyers in France, Eng
land and America, 42 to 54 inch widths at $1.98, 1.45, 1.25. 98c
In Colored Dress Goods the heavier weieht c'oths are much
in demand for the new 42-inch coat suits--Herringbone Cheviots in dark
I rich colors, invisible stripes and checks-Fine Broadcloths in all the new
colors in plain shadow plaid and striped effects, unfinished tailor cloths,
etc., etc., all 50 to 56 inches wide, modestly priced at $2.25, 1.93, 1.58,
1.25, 1.00 and 75c yard.
New 58-inch CloakingS in a beautiful collection of newest
weaves and colors, $2.48 and 1.50 yard.
Labor Struggle in Peoria Settles
a Dogged Battle.
Peoria, 111., Sept. 11. A fight be
tween organized labor and the various
organizations of employers of the ci.y
promises to become the greatest break
in the industrial field that Peoria ever
knew. The trouble was caused by tho
Building Trades council withdrawin
all union workmen from the temporary
postoffiee which is being erected fo
occupancy during the remodeling of
the present structure. The contract Shumway-Welsh Mayoralty Contest at
Are announcing their arrival daily at this store
CLEVER copies of Paris models greatly improved In their
adaptations to American style requirements, are mak
ing our suit section a very attractive place for smartly dressed
The adaptations of Directolre models in suits are particu
larly sought for, while the natty suits with snug fitting 20 to
22 inch coats coming just over the hips, and the longer 28
inch coat suits will be videly popular.
Blue and brown promise to be leading colors, coming as
they do in beautiful shadings rich garnet and medium
greensjilso promise well.
In -fabrics, broadcloth, holds its own, though there are
many handsomefancies that will be popular.
Prices too will be attractive. By much painstaking we
persuaded the tai'ors to be liberal with trimmings and linings,
in addition to the usual care as to style, fit, etc. Your
money will buy more suit value at this store than ever before
and that is saying a good deal.
"CRYSTAL Glass Sewing Lamps
with decorated globes, Thurs
day each 59c.
Double head needle point Carpet
Tacks, the ICc boxes. Thursday 4c.
Tangle Foot sticky Fly Paper,
Thursday, dozen sheets. 8c.
5-Gallon Oil or Gasoline Cans,
enamel painted, sDecial Thursday,
Lace ejge Shelf Paper, 5-yard
rolls, Tn irsday. roll, 1 C
Fibre S'op Jars, usually so'd at
1.00. Thursday, while they last,
Men's Negligee Shirt.
"KTEN'S 58c and 75c Negligee
Shirts, in fancy combination
bosoms, broken lines, to . close, out
quick at half and less than half,
29c. Nearly all sizes, a most un
usual offering. Thursday and till sold,
29c, 29c. 29c.
Ladies' fall weight Vests,
long sleeves, regular 25c ones.
Thursday at 2:30 p. m. while ten
dozen last, 13c.
Best quality Table Oil
Cloth, choice light styles, worth
20c. Thursday all day, yard, 12c.
IN ELECTION CASE
with the government calls for the com
pletion of the work by Oct. 1, and ti
accomplish this the master plumbers,
master electricians and heads of other
contractors have donned their overalls
to complete the work.
Galesburg Leads to Issuance
POWER BEHIND A THRONE
fSoclPty news, written or telephoned
tn the society editor of Tho Argus, win
bo ftbi'l'y received and published. Hut
in cither case the identity of tho sender
must be m;ide known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.l
Celebrate Birthday Anniversary.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. J. Melgren
of 817 Second avenue was pleasantly
surprised by a number of her friends
in honor of her birthday anniversary.
The afternoon and cvenins was spent
most enjoyably by all and the hostess
was presented with many Rifts
honor of the occasion.
Galesburg, 111., Sept. 11. Threats o?
arrest for perjury were made in yes
terday's hearing in tiie Welsh-Shum-way
mayoralty contest, and Judge
Gray advised officers to do their duty
New Minister of Foreign Affairs Names in the case of Theodore Ilass of Mon-
Chinese Envoy to United States. I mouth, a Shumway witness, who testi-
Pekin, Sept. 11. The aggressive in- fied that he was here but three weeks
flucnce of Yuan Shi Kai. new minister before election, and voted, although
of foreign affairs, was further demon- knowing he had no right to vote hero.
strated yesterday. Liang Tun Yuen, a warrant for Haas was issued.
one of Yuan Shi Kai's men, has been I Sliumwav announced that his sido
' nmi!nfl niin it'( fir f n 1) i 11 rr i nri on.l I ,it.i,'1.1 In ! n linn.l in iifinn I'i 11 tr War.
tll'l'lil II 11 U 1IJ111I.M1 I 1 U linillHAllU HUM I VtWIlJIl ItHW tl liailll 111 171 HI 111 111 "111
made an active member of the Wai Wu rants, and rumors of impending ar
Fu, or board of foreign affairs. N'unier- rests arc numerous. Among those for
oua officials have been cashiered be- whom Shumway men are. said to have
cause of their denunciation by Yuan procured warrants are Dr. Hirming-
Shi Kai, who is fortifying his position ham and Clyde Hamlin of this city.
Lard 10c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 17V&C.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55c to COc; on
Hogs $5.25 to $0.25.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
5.75; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 to $5.00; cows
and heifers, $2 to $4.00; calves, $4.50 to
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 57c to 58c; oats, new
4:ic, old ISc.
Forage Timothy hay, old $14 to $15,
new $10 to 12; prairie, old $12 to $14;
new $S to 10; clover, $10 to $12; straw.
7.50 to $S.
Wood Hard, per load, $5 to $5.50.
Coal Lump, bushel, 13 to 14c; slaclr
per bushel, 7 to 8c.
CAREFUL PLANNING MU
Every day we are planning
ahead for the coming season;
every day we will endeavor to
show you the purpose of this
store mere forcibly than ever.
New gooc's will be in daily evi
dence from now tilt the holidays.
You'll want to" be posted; you'i'
want to know wftat'3 going on;
you'll want to he up to date;
ycu'll want to trade in a jewelry
store that keeps pace with the
We'll share each other's bur
dens. V.!,; fffl!
before the arrival here of Chang Chin
WILL FIGHT IN KANSAS
The depositions of several collegi
students and oral evidence regarding
illegal voting consumed the day
HEARING Of CLAIM CONTINUED
Record Amount Sought From Estate of
Late H. A. Barnard.
The hearing of tho claim of George
Hicks of Chicago against the estate
of the late IT. A. Barnard of Molina,
which was to have been held before
Judge Olmsted in the county court
this morning, was continued indefinite
ly at tho instance of C. J. Searle of
Searle & Marshall, who appear for the
claimant, becar.se of the illness ot
persons interested. The claim is for
$!)0,(;00. ami is the largest ever filed
against an estate in Rock Island coun
ty. A. M. Brown and W. J. Entrikin
of Moline are the joint executors of
the estate. .
Railroac's Decide to Oppose Two Cent
Chicago, Sept. 11. At a conference
held in Chicago yesterday the Kansas
railroads decided to ignore the rail
road commission of that state and re
fuse to obey its order requiring a
cent passenger rate. The roads were
represented by their general counse".
and their executive officers in chargo
of traffic. The refusal was based upon
the alleged unfairness of the situation
brought about by the action of the
commission which requires 2-cent fares
beginning Oct. 3.
' The funeral of Mrs. O. J. Thompson
was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the residence, 120!) Third avenue.
Burial took place at Chippiannock cemetery.
Schemmerhorn Resigns Post.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 11. A V.
Schemmerhorn of Kinmundy, pres.
dent of the Illinois State Farmers' in
stitute, has sent in his resignation to
Secretary McICeene of this city, owing
to the fact that he intends moving to
Spokane, Wash. Charles V. Carr
formerly vice president, will act 33
Chicago. Sept. 11. Following are the
market quotations today:
September. 93. 93, 92, 92.
December, 99. 99. 97'i, 97.
May, 105, 105, 103, 103.
September, CI',, 02, 01. 01.
December, 59, 59. 59. 59.
May, 00. 00, 59, 00 .
September, 53'i, 53, 52, 53',.
December, 52, 52, 51, 52.
May, 53, 53. 53, 53.
October, closed 15.57.
January, 15.70, 15.77. 15.70, 15. C7.
September, opened 9.00.
October, 9.10, 9.10, 9.05, 9.07.
January, S.75, S.77, S.75, S.77.
October, 8.70, 8.70, 8.00, S.02.
January, 8.15, 8.15, 8.12, S.12.
New York Stocks.
uatton is uack. Npw York Rent. 11. Following are
William Latton, Indicted with John fh nrmtations on the market todav:
Looney ana s. vv. Aeai uy tne last r S7V TT p inn'-'. TT S Steel
grand jury for conspiracy to bribe and preferrcrt 91 v s. Steel common
to extort, returned to town yesterday. 31V& riea1ing 95.i rick island pre
So far he has not been served with the I ferre1 4C Rock Isam, cnmmon 20.
warrants against him. It is said he will J Southern Pacific 85 N. Y. Central
104, Missouri Pacillc U & a. ius,
Smelters 95, C. F. I. 23, Canadian
Free Methodists in Session.
Kewanee, 111., Sept. It. The 48th
annual meeting of the Illinois confer-l
ence of the Free Methodist church
opened here yesterday. This is the
largest conference in the denomination.
It includs Chicago, Peoria, and other
large cities. Bishop Sellew, who has
just returned from a trip through the
orient on inspection of the churches
and missions, presides.
navy department. They are the tw
fourth class men who were charged
with t.mtinuous "Frenching" from tlb
academy limits at night.
ROYAL CHINESE GIRLS HERE
SEVEN YEARS FOR RUNYAN
Paying Teller Who Stole $100,000
Sentenced at New York.
New York, Sept. 11. Chester B.
Bunyan, paying teller of the Windsor
Trust company, who confessed to
stealing $100,000 of the company's
funds was sentenced today to seven
years in prison.
Educated at Wellesley College, Go
Home and Uplift Race.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 11. Three Chi
nese girls, wards of the emieror, two
of them of royal blood, and the first
Chinese women sent by the govern
ment of that country to America o
be educated, arrived at Wellesley col
lege yesterday. It is their aim to take
an educational course there, to be used
in the social uplifting of China.
THOUSANDS OF HAMS BURN
Fire Completely Destroys Plant of
Cudahy's at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11. Th-
large plant of the Cudahy Packing
company was destroyed by fire todav
The loss is $200,000. Twenty -five
thousand hams have been destroyed
Auto Skids; One Dead, Four Hurt.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 11. One
woman was killed and four other per
sons seriously injured in Allegheny
early yesterday, when their autom -bile
skidded and threw the occupants
against telegraph poles. Miss Hele-i
Williams of Allegheny was the one
MEYER IN FAVOR1
OF PARCELS POST
Postmaster General Outlines His Rec
ommendations to Congress
Marblehead, Mass., Sept. 11. Post
master General Meyer, who was the
speaker at the annual outing of the
Essex Republican club yesterday, out
lined some of his plans for the conduct
of the postoffice. He said one of his
recommendations to congress this fall
would be for a parcels post. He spoke
enthusiastically of bis project for pos
tal savings banks and said these in no
way would compete with ordinary sav
ings banks. He believed the establish
ment of such banks would be of great
benefit to residents of rural communi
ties. He also indicated his intention
to extend the rural delivery system,
which he said was doing more than
anything else to- relievo the isolation
of farmers and others living in remote
MIDSHIPMEN ARE LET OUT
"Frencbed" From Academy Limits and
Are Asked to Resign.
Annapolis, Md., Sept. 11. Superin
tendent Charles J. Badger of the navr."
academy has notified Midshipme.i
Clarence C. Riner of Cheyenne, Wyo ,
and Oscar G. Salb of Jasper, Ind., that
their resignations were desired by the
try to secure Charles Evans as surety
for his bond.
Licensed to Wed.
Togie D. Moberg Chicago
Minnie E. Buclcner Rock Islantl
Carl F. Davis South Rock Island
Pacific 105, Illinois Central 137, Penna
120, Erie 20. C. & O. 33, BTR. T.
45'$, B. & O. 90, Atchison 8014. Loco
motive 53, Sugar 110, St. Paul 120,
Thea R. Coyne Rock Island ; Copper 04, Republic Steel preferred
i TT Tl 1.11 i n ' 1 I ' C .... I.
Five Injured in Riot.
San Francisco, Sept. 11. As the re
sult of an attack made on nonunion
carmen by a crowd of strike sympa
thizers early today, five men were in
jured and are now in a hospital.
Sunday and holiday schedule discon
tinued after Sept. 8.
I. & I. RAILWAY COMPANY.
John Rosenthal South Rock Islanl
Florence Gregg South Rock Island
Henry P. Reinold.. St. Louis
Mrs. Mary T. Glassford Peoria
Peter Blaemsma .Molinw
Lena Owens Blue Grass, Iowa
Henry L. Thede Moline
Bernice K. Eiker Molina
Mrs. Mary Kramer Peoria
Morris Barber - Moline
Lizzie De Tacye Moline
77, Republic Steel common 22, South
ern Ry. 1C.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Sept. 11. Following are
Peoria the who'esa,e Quotations on the market
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens 12c
.per lb: hens, per lb., 8c to 9c;
ducks, per pound, 9 to 10c; turkeys, Jer
Sunday and holiday schedule discoti- pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound,
tinued after Sept. 8
"9 to 10c
H. J. Toher.
A. L. Anderson,
H. J. TOHER &C0.
Private wires to New York and
109 Main Street, Davenport.
Phone West 407.
Sunday and holiday schedule discon
tinued after Sept. S.
I. & I. RAILWAY" COMPANY.
First Snow for Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 11. The
first snow storm of the season occur
red here yesterday. The flurries last
ed five or ten minutes.
Sunday and holiday schedule disco i
tinued after Sept. S.
I. & I. RAILWAY COMPANY.
DR. O. A. YOUNG,
The Specialist that Cures.
r'j -1 v f -
No fee until cured.
I guarantee my treat
ment. MY MOTTO:
"I 'do more than I
Permanently located '
at Third floor, South
Putnam building, Davenport.
Lest You Forget
DON'T be afraid to come, BECAUSE
It Don't Hurt a Bit"
R. o)l ARTIN,
1715 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, 111.
I. & I. RAILWAY COMPANY.
Butter Dairy, 20 to 22c.