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THE ROCK .ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1908.
FILE A PETITION
Attorneys Take Steps to Secure
Release of Mr. and Mrs.
HELD ON MURDER CHARGE
Claim of Irregularities in Commitment
to Jail is Made in Paper Pre
sented in Court.
ney J. K. Scott, who by virtue of his
office, will apptar for the sheriff In the
case, will not contest the efforts of
the attorneys for the defense to se
cure the release of Mr. and Mrs. Booth
on bail, but will not confess the peti
tion as to its other features.
ON A BIG TASK
TOOK BOTH GAMES
Davenport High School Victori
ous in Boys' and Girls' Bas
DEFEAT AUGUSTANA TEAMS
Work of Recapitulating 2,000 Counties
to Ascertain Representation
s Has Started.
The first steps in the defense of Rob
ert Booth and his wife, Mrs. Jessie
Booth, in the charge of murdering their
little 2-weeks-old baby, Mayme Rober
ta Booth, were taken in the circuit
court today by J. F. fitter and G. C.
Wenfser, who have been retained for
the defense. The attorneys filed a pe
tition for a writ of habeas corpus to
compel the sheriff to show authority
by which he keeps the Salvation Army
ensign and his wife in custody. The
petition was tiled this noon, and will
be heard before the court probably to
"file petition sets forth nine grounds
for discharging Mr .and Mrs. Botfih
from custody, among others being the
claim that the evidence before the cor
oner's inquest was not regularly taken
and signed by the witnesses ;that th
coroner exceeded his authority in ex
ecuting the papers committing Mr. ana
Mrs. Booth to jail and that bail was
not endorsed on the mittimus commit
ting them. The attorneys charge that
the evidence fails to show the proba
ble guilt of the defendants. A clause,
designed, it is understood, as a step
toward securing bail, is' that which
charges that the testimony does
not show that the "proof
was evident and -1 he presump
tion great" that Mr. and Mrs. Booth
commitUd the murder of the child.
Will I. runt
It is understood that State's Attor-
A force of clerks at the Woodmen
office yesterday commenced the im
mense task of recapitulating 2,000
counties in the United States to ascer
tain the number of delegates to the
county and state conventions. This
work is done tri annually. The task
of going over the Illinois membership
has been completed. Rock Island
county camps will be entitled to 205
delegates to the county convention
which meets in Moline April 1, there
being 5,131 members in the county.
The county will be entitled to 10 dele
gates to the state convention at Pe
oria this summer, the ratio of repre
sentation being one to every 500 mem
bers. In going over the lists Cook
county was learned to have 13.043
members, all obtained in a little over
four years since the Woodmen have
organized in that county.
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170? 8 AVE
Rock Island. III.
OUR REPAIR SHOP.
We are doing the best watch,
clock and jewelry repairing in
Rock Island and at the lowest
And j great many people have
come to find that this is a house
that means what it ssys, but lit
things if you don't try us?
Now is th; time.
1707 2V AV(
Rock Island. III.
Int-rrnsinK -lutliurN tonight ami I'rl
lnv; riniiiK trniprniliirr. The lowrnt
l-niit-rltir- tonight will ho about 20
l-nri--N nlvc zero.
J. M. Mir.UIKU, Loral rorcrntr.
Trtiirritnre at 7 n. 12; tit 3:Mt
p. in., -O. l ii him in truiiTalnrr In laHt
1 hour, 2!: minimum. 12. Velocity of
uinil fit 7 n. in., 7 niilrK irr hour, Stajre
of alT, MM fl, a rl.ic of 1.U frrt in
IhM 21 hour, I'rrclpitntlou, trncc.
' fcb. 27 In' Rioter?.
IT."C Crm-ral Francis Marion.. Rovolutlon
nrv l-.er.i of Scvjt'.i Caroli:ia. dlod; born
1S07 Ilonry Wadsworth ljonjrft-11. w. poet,
horn In Portland. Me.; di.-d 1'vSi.
1S10 Jnhn Cib';s Gilbert. Ain'-rlfan actor.
hovn in Boston; fliod thorp 1SSD.
1800 Ellas Hicks, founder of the so called
Hici;sit Quakers, died at Jcrtcho. N.
Y.: horn 1T4S.
rC9 I'htlip Rarton Key killed in AVashins-
ton ritv bv Hon. (since General) Daniei
1303 fr. Richard Gordon Gatllng. Inventor
of the famous machine gun bearing his
name, died in New York city; born
1906 rrofrssor Samuel Picrpont Langley,
secretary of the Smithsonian institu
tion and a scientist of worldwide repu
tation, died at Aiken, S. C; born lsSt.
Exhibition Is Marred by Frequent
Disputes Over Decisions and
Rules cf the Game.
Mrs. Thompson. Miss Emma Ternesky
and L. S. McCabe are all in Chicago
in the interests of the McCabe mil
linery department, which promises to
be in full bloom in a few days.
Mrs. Peter Alexander, colored, died
at 3:40 this morning at her home at
the rear of 2111 Fifth avenue, after
a four months' illness, heart failure
being the direct cause. Mrs. Alexan
der was born in Missouri 50 years
ago and lived in Rode Island seven
years. She. is survived by her hus
band and her stepmother, Mrs. Amer
ica Bening, who lives in Iowa.
Davenport high school won a double
victory over Augustana college last
night in. basketball. In the curtain
raiser the high school girls won by a
score of 17 to 3 and in the regular
game that followed the high 'school
boys repeated the trick, winning by
a score of 24 to 12. The high school
girls completely outclassed the college
girls, the latter failing to secure a
single field basket. The game last
night, however, was the first one
played this year by the college girls
and they did not expect to win.
The game between the first teams
was hard fought. At the end of the
first half the score stood C to 4 in
favor of the high school. During this
half only two field baskets were se
cured by the high school and one by
the college. In the second .half the
high school displayed better team
work, scoring 12 points to S for Au
gustana. Tho game was marred by
frequent disputes over the rules, the
college claiming that the high school
usediroug'il tactios in pushing and
I.lneiii of TeaiiiM.
The girls lined up as follows:
Augustana Misses Jonson and
Lindahl, forwards; Miss Ringlieim,
center; Misses Morton and Bengtson.
Davenport Misses Frank and Van
Tuyl, forwards; Miss Koch, center;
Misses Ilass and Roddewig, guards.
The boys lined up as follows:
Augustana Ekblad and Swanson,
forwards; Reading, center; Wyer and
Davenport Bawden and Hinrieksen.
forwards; MacDonald, center; Kerri
gan and" McCarl, guards.
Referee Kerrigan. Umpire Has-
0. E. S. TO GIVE
"THE HOUSE PARTY"
Cast of Characters That Will Take
Part in the Farce Comedy to be
Given Tomorrow Evening.
Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.
Sun sets 5:1';. rises 6:21. Moon rises
1:1. n. m. Moon's ago. 2'! days. 7:30 p. m.,
nnon In conjunction with L'ranus. passing
th planet from west to east. S p. m..
planet Venus at ascending node, crossing
sun's path upward.
The Order of the Eastern Star will
give a farce comedy entitled '"I no
House Party" at Masonic temple to
morrow evening. Following the play
there will be dancing and refresh
ments. The cast of characters will be
Mrs. Graham Mrs. Edith Atkinson.
Miss Ethel Anton Miss Lueila Hut It
maker. Miss Rose Canyon Miss Gertrude
, Miss Jean Benson Miss Edna Rains. '
Miss Susan IA-Main Mrs. Johanna
Biddy McGulp Mrs. Vashti Bollman.
Miss Adele Graham Miss Agnes
Mr. Graham .1. W. 1 louder.
Jack Brixon George V. McCaskrin.
Claude Monte Forest. E. Woods.
Bob Tompkins Phil Huthmaker.
Hi I.ee Frank O. Canedy.
Soloist J. G. Hazard.
GARRY OUT PART
Coeds of Augustana Duly Escort
Young Men to the Bas
UNDER LEAP YEAR PRIVILEGE
Girls Call for Companions, Pay for
Admission, and Provide Enter
Yc ur Head is Level
when yoil need money and
secure, it through us. We
loan liberal amounts
privately on household
goods, pianos, horses,
cows, wagons, etc., with
out removal or delay.
Courteous treatment, low
est rates, longest time,
quickest service are what
you may expect when you
Whoever, whatever, wher
ever you are, no matter
what your, circumstances
may be, see us before you
borrow. We wiil save you
I MUTUAL LOAN CO.,
People National Ilnnk hnlldlna;.
Itooui 411, Ito. lt Ialanil. 111.
Telephone, old went 122.
Offlee hours, 8 a. in. to H p. m.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
evenings to 9 p. m.
Costs a Little More Than Other.
Sold by. all dealers in the tri
cities. Retail price now $1.75.
per sack. If your grocer won't
fill your order for OCCIDENT,
telephone North 1024-Y, and we
will see that you are supplied.
Russell-Miller Milling Co,'
Room 8, Masonic Temple, Davenport.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Me to Jones for a cheap stove.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Good coal at a bargain. Mueller's
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz
Fresh fish at Schroeder's tomorrow
' Have you tried the Red Dwarf ink
Let Krcll & Sienion do your furnace
and tin work; 13 1G Third avenue.
Hope Thompson has removed his
law office to 304-305 Safety building.
Woodman's choice flour $1.43 per
sack at the Seventeenth Street Cash
Sexton is selling the imported Red
Dwarf ink pencil at the new Safety
Woodman's choice flour $1.45 per
sack at tho Seventeenth Street Cash
I defy you to beat my prices on all
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
For an early breakfast, take home
Mrs. Austin's pancake flour. Ready in
Don't shiver yourself into sickness;
take your small change to Jones and
get a stove.
Dr. C. L. Silvia has removed his of
fice from 1710 Second avenue to room
205, Safety building.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham will entertain
at the House Party tomorrow even
ing at Masonic hall.
Call on Sexton, Safety building, he
Fells all kind of office supplies, good
cigars and fine candies.
Miss Mary Hill will resume her
classes in dancing next Saturday after
noon at 3 at Odd Fellows hall.
Mueller's Springfield coal is going
fast at $3.23 per ton, delivered. Try
some. A bargain while it lasts.
Attend the entertainment and dance
given "by the Turner society Thursday
evening, Feb. 27, at Turner hall.
The O. E. S. will give a farce en
titled "The House Party" tomorsow
evening at Masonic hall. Plenty of
Meat is high, fruit scarce, so buy
Mrs. Austin's famous pancake flour.
A good, hearty breakfast for a little
America's greatest concert organist,
Dr. Minor C. Baldwin, Friday evening
Feb. 25, at First M. E. church. 25
and 15 cents.
Choice coarse screenings from
Springfield mine $2.50 per ton. 'Can't
The coeds aid it!
In spile of all predictions to the con
trary, the 10 lair coeds of Augustana
college who asked 10 young nun to
go to the basketball game with them
proved that they were as good as
their word when the crucial moment
arrived last night. At 7:15 o'clock
the coeds were already astir and many
of them called at the homes of their
"respectives" even before the latter
were quite ready. It is even rumored
that several of the young men were
in the act of shaving when their fair
escorts arrived. This, together with
other necessary primping, occasioned
the customary wait which escorts are
supposed to endure.
The second surprise was sprung
when the college gymnasium was
reached. Each young man instinctive
ly reached for his pocket book, but the
young ladies were quicker. Each one
of them carried the admission price
in her hand which she deftly slipped
into the hatids of the gate keeper and
then gallantly remarked, ."Let's sit up
in front!" When the game started
every one of the 10 had arrived wiui
A Party Kollown.
Alter me game was over another
surprise was sprung in the form of an
"after-show" party given bv the girls
at the home of Professor Benzon. It
was midnight before the merry party
broke up. In spite of the hour, how
ever, every one of the coeds insisted
on escorting her "girl" home.
l ne young men are unanimous in
their verdict that the coeds "did the
SIMPLE WASH CURES ECZEMA.
Itching. Burning Skin Disease Routed
Without Use of injurious Drugs.
Great inventors often have been
praised ior surrendering the se-ren or,
their discoveries. Practically i lie same
thing happened in the medic-il world
in the case of Dr. Decatur D. D.'nnis,
the eminent skin specialist cf Chicago.
Dr. Dennis, in his ojvn office prac
tice, discovered that pure vegetable
oil of wintergreen. properly mixed wiih
other simple remedies was practically
a sure specific for ezcema, psoriasis,
barber's itch, salt rheum and other
itching skin diseases. But the oil of
wintergreen atone was found ineffec
tive. It required other mild ingredi
ents such as glycerine and thymol
compounded with the wintergreen to
produce the real ezcema cure.
This compounded D. D. D. Prescrip
tion positively takes away the itch at
once the instant it is applied to the
skin. This veget.ti.le liquid does away
with deleterious drugs so long used in
an attempt to doctor the blood, where
as modern science has determined that
ezcema is first and all the time a skin
If you want to know more about the
merits of D. D. D. Prescription, call at
our store. We vouch for this remedy.
T. H. Thomas.
When the clock strikes 12 Saturday night (Feb. 29) there
will not be a book or set of books in our stock. The
finest, the biggest and the most complete stock of books
in Rock Island will be SLAUGHTERED at
Auction -2 More Days 2
Every book and set of books in stock must be sold
to the highest and best bidder or disposed of if
we have to
ive books Away
We mean it we are not going out of the book business,
but we are going to dispose of the present stock even if
we have to give books away.
Auction starts at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. and lasts until 12
o'clock Saturday night, unless every book is disposed of
Jbefore that time. This will be the biggest book slaugh
ter that Rock Island, Illinois, or even the United States
has ever seen.
The taxes for 1907, both personal
and real estate, are now due and pay
able at room '18, M. & L. building,
Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. Open
Wednesday and Saturday evenings
from 7 to 9 p. m. Bring your last
year's receipts with you.
be beat for furnaces and heaters. For
sale at McKown's.
The law firm of Scarle & Marshall
has moved into its suite of offices in
the new Safety building at Third ave
nue and Eighteenth street.
Come and see "Hi Lee" and "Biddy
in the farce comedy given by the O
E. S. at Masonic hall tomorrow-even
ing, followed by dancing and refresh
raents. Admission, 35 cents.'
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Missionary society of Broadway Pres
byterian church will be held with Mrs
L. S. McCabe, 2920 Fifth avenue, to
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Ladies' Aid society of the First
Methodist church will give a coffee at
the, home of Mrs. R. B. Williams, 510
Nineteenth street, tomorrow afternoon
at- 3 o'clock. Everyone cordially in
vlte.1. , .
Miss LaPorte, Miss Nellie McCarty
For Rheumatic Sufferers.
The quick relief from pain afforded
by applying Chamberlain's Pain Balm
makes it a favorite with sufferers from
rheumatism, sciatica, lnme back, lum
bago, and deep seated and muscular
pains. For sale by all druggists.
The Ileal Tailoring company at
1C00 Second avenue announce
their SPUING OPENING DAY
for SATURDAY, FEB. 29. They
take pride in inviting both la
dies and gents to inspect their
newly modernized store and
shop, together wiih their large
and handsome line of fabrics.
To those who have not seen
their newly remodeled store, it
will be well worth the time to
call and inspect it, without any
obligation to buy.
FLOWERS WILL BE
GIVEN TO THE LADIES
TAILORS FOR MEN
Illiiola Theater Building.
Crampton Book Store
1719 Second Avenue.
Chicago, Feb. 27. Following are the
market quotations today:
May, 95. 9S, 95, 98.
July, Slls, 93. S9. 93.
September, 87, .90'. j, 87, 90.
Majk 01. 02, (Hi's. 01.
.luiy, 59. 59, 59, 59.
September, 58, 59, 58',i, 59.
May. ai!, 53, 52, 53.
July, 41, 45, 44, 45.
September, 37. 37, 37, 37.
May, 11.37, ll.0, 11.37, 11.55.
July, 11.77, 11.97, 11.77, 11.92.
May. 7.45, 7.57, 7.45, 7.55.
July, 7.65, 7.S0, 7.C5, 7.75.
May, 0.47, 0.57, 0.47, 0.57
July, 0.75, 0.S7, 0.75, 0.85.
Vegetables Potatoes, 50c; onions,
Hogs $3.75 to $4.15.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $4.00 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $C75.
Cattle Steers $3.50 to $5.50; cows
and heifers $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn 00c; oats 4Sc to 50c.
Forage Timothy hay, $11 to $13;
prairie, $9.00 to $11.00; clover, $10.00
t3 $11.00; straw, $0.00.
Wood Hard, per load, $5.00 to $5.50.
Coal Lump per bushel 13c to 11c;
slack per bushel 7c to Sc.
INTERESTING PAMPHLETS FREE.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way. Describes present opportunities of
fered along the new railway lines in
the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho and
Washington. Pamphlets are of inter
est to investors, farmers, stockmen,
fruit growers, merchants, tradesmen
and professional men. These are the
titles: "Montana Folder." "In the Da
kotas and Montana," "Many Acres
Open to Settlers," "Business Opportun
ities." "ATrip Along the Pacific Coast
Extension of the St. Paul Road." F. A.
Miller, general passenger agent, Chicago.
Receipts today: Wheat, 17
185; oats, 229; hogs, 33.WH);
G.500; sheep, 13.000.
Hog market opened steady.
left over. O.Onit; light. $1.154.45;
mixed and butchers, $4.154.45; good
heavy. $1.154.13; rough heavy, 1.15
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs, 13,OuO; cattle, 1,000.
Kansas City Hogs, 11,000; cattle.
Hog; market closed more active.
Light. $ 1.15ft 4.40; mixed and butch
ers. $4.15(71 4.43; good-heavy, $1.15$
4.45; rough heavy, $4.15(71 4.25.
Cattle market closed steady. Beeves,
$3.9()i7?0.00; cows and heifers. $l.S0tf
1.90; stockers and feeders, $2.75(7? 4.90
Sheep market closed weak.
Minneapolis Today 174; last week
113; last year, 342. Duluth Today. 8;
last week, 41: last year. 42.
Export clearances: Wheat and flour,
--ij.i'w; corn, i,ji,w; uuls, o.ihmj.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
to 1 d. lower, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closed Wheat Va to
lower, corn lower.
New York Stocks.
New York, Feb. 27. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
U. P. 113, V. S. Steel preferred 92,
IT. S. Steel common 28, Reading
95, Rock Island preferred 21, South
ern Pacific 08, N. Y. Central 94.
Missouri Pacific 30. L. & N 90.
Smelters 59, C. F. I. IS'4. Canadian
Pacific 143. Penna 112'4. Erie 13, B.
R. T. 40, B. & O. 79, Atchison C8,
Sugar 113. St. Paul 109, Copper 51,
Republic Steel preferred C5, South
ern Ry. 9.
Skin Disease of 20 Years'
I want you to know how much
Chamberlain's Salve has done for me.
It has cured my face of a skin disease
of almost 20 years' standing. I have
been treated by several as smart phy
sicians as we have in ttjls country and
they did me no good, but two boxes
of this salve have cured me. Mrs.' Fan
nie GriffinTroy, Ala. Chamberlain's
Salve is for sale by all druggists.
From rheumatism, aches and pains,
. Your system will be free,
If you'll but take a nightly drink
Of Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Harper House pharmacy.
Kodol is a scientific preparation of
vegetable acids with natural diges'
ants and contains the same juices
found in a healthy 6tomach. Each
dose will digest more than 3,000 grains
of good food. Sold by all druggists.
YrMBt !(! A tt. CHICAGO
Do Ihe Hard Times
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Feb. 27. Following are
the wholesale quotations on the market
Provisions and Product.
Eggs Fresh, 23c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 9c
oer pound; hens, per pound, 7c; ducks,
per pound,' 8 to 9c; turkeys per potind
14c; geese per pound 8c.
Butter Dairy, 26 to 27c.
Personally, we do not believe in bard times. It's a term used by
"calamity howlers," but at this season of the year there is always a
stopping of certain kinds of wo k, and then it's "hard times' with
some of us.
If it's "hard times" with you, and you've got the idea into your
head that the financial situation is going to make it hard for you to
get money, come here and see. Wc have plenty of cash that we would
like to loan to honest people in temporary difficulty, and there's some
for you. As long a time as you may need and at a rate you can afford
We take a lien on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons, or other
personal property to secure us, but the property is left in your own '
possession. We'll quote you a fair, square, straightforward rate., so
you'll know just what the cost will be, and you can make this cost
less by paying your loan -before due.
Come and see us. You'll like our plan, because it's fair. Write or
phone us if inconvenient to call. We'll call upon you, at your request.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
MITCHELL. A LTNDB BLOCK, ROOM 88, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8. a. m. to 6 P- m and Saturday evening. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.
"Way of doing 1L
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
Why am I not your I
115 Second, aW, London Bldg.