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TIKE ROCK; ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY. MAY 30. 1908.
Delegates From Branches of
the State Come for Annual
Session Here Today.
LOCAL MAN AN OFFICER
Meeting Is Called to Order at Harper
House by A. F. Lundquist, Who
Is Vice President.
over Sunday. , The Dusiness 01 me
convention will be completed this
evening. . -
The convention of the state post
office clerks was called to order this
morning, with about 50 In attendance,
five of them ladies, in the parlors of
the Harper house by VIcev President
A. F. Lundquist of this city. J. F.
Witter, city attorney, on behalf of the
city, welcomed the visiting delegates
and expressed a wish that they enjoy
the time spent here. Mayer Levi,
Fostmastcr H. A. J. McDonald and
Postmaster W. F. Eastman of Moline
also extended a welcome to the clerks.
Postninater General Represented.
Theodore A. KIttredge of Washing
ton was present as the personal rep-
reseniative of the postmaster general
and lie delivered an address to the
clerks in which ho traced the develop
ment of the postal service since the
time when there was but a bushel of
mail matter handled each day. until
the present time, when the mail runs
Into thousands of tons a day. He
greatly praised the efficiency and the
honesty of the 'men who handle this
huge amount of mall. I re then took
up the question of es ablishmg a pos
tal savings bank and supported the
project with considerable logic. He
also showed It was only the small
bankers who opposed the scheme and
expressed his belief that they too
would favor it after they had seen it
MeetlnK Called to Order.
State, President Stohr then took the
chair and the business of the meeting
was commenced. A resolution thank
ing Senator Hopkins' of Illinois for
his energy In pushing through the bill
giving the clerks more pay, was, in
troduced and passed unanimously.
The press of the state was also
thanked through a resolution.
National President F. T. Rogers
next addressed the delegates and ou'
lined (o them the improvements
which have been. given to the service
and the organization. His talk was
bhort and to the point.
The nominating committee reported
and its selection was adopted. The
officers for the ensuing year will be
President Earl Wiley, Bloomington.
First vice president Robert Iluber,
Second vice president May Har
Secretary J. F. Heron, Strcator.
Treasurer E. L. Strate, Rock Is
Chairman of finance committee U.
W. Hayes, Galesburg.
Chairman of organization committee
Fred Montgomery, Jacksonville.
Chairman of grievance committee
F. A. Mitchell, Marion.
Delegate to national convention at
Birmingham, Ala., Labor day A. B.
The convention voted to hold the
next meeting at S'reator, next Me
The new president of the associa
tion is a son of Rev. W. R. Wiley of
Have Trolley niile.
This afternoon the delegates are be
ing shown over the three cities in a
trolley car. They will spend some
time on the arsenal and at the Watch
Tower. This evening a banquet will
be tendered lihem at the Harper
house at which there will be short ad
dresses by State's Attorney J. K. Scott
and others. Most of the delegates
have planned on remaining in the city
Generally fair tonight' and Sunday.
Mot much change, la temperature.
J. M. SHEK1KK, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. iu., 80; at 3:30
p. m-, 7U. Maximum temperature in iani
St bourn, 7S; minimum, 57. Velocity of
mind at 7 a. ni., S miles per hour. Stone
of water, 0.6 feet, a rise of .4 feet In lust
21 huurn. Precipitation up to 7 a. m., .10
May 30 In History. .' '
1C40 retcr Pinl Rubens',
the great Flemish art
ist, died; bom 1577 :
1741 Alexander Pope,
poet, died; born 1GSS.
177S Volte ire died; born
1814 reace of Paris and
end of tha Napoleon
ic wars, the Waterloo
1SS7 Major Ben: Peiley Poore, jour
nalist and author, died; born 1820,
1900 Owing 'to the threatening atti
, tnde of Chinese rebels, American,
.British, German, Italian, Russian
nnd Japanese troops -were ordered
to guard the foreign legations.
asia & Sot
ROCK ILAND.dlWTrr. ToTrS&S
fAKES for Wed-
w, X Etc., made to order by the
Bon : Perlejr
Sun sets 7:19, rises 4:27; moon seta
8:04 p. m.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
51,500 to loan. H.K.Walker.
Jones tor second hand goods.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Kcrler & Co. clean carpets and rugs
Roller skating Saturday evening at
ihe big rink.
Drink Dr. Pepper. Carse & Ohl
weiler company, sole bottlers.
Big harness sale this week at Stock
ham's, 220 Seventeenth street.
' If you need any carpenter work, call
on Bergcsou, 1615 Fourteenth street
A suit, waist, skirt and coat talk in
McCabe's advertisement, which will in
terest any thonghtful buyer.
Charles Johnson, for a' number of
years connected with Bear & Co., has
accepted a position at the M. & K
Good stockings, good buying and
good satisfaction is causing the women
to crowd McCabe's hosiery counters
this season as never before.
- Buy your paris green, moth balls, in
sect powder, dead shots, roach killer
and fly poison at Charles Ullcmeyer's
drug store, 531 Sixteenth street.
The men's nut brown and russet ox
fords at $3.o0 a pair at McCabe's are
among the most comfortable and at
tractive shoes shown this season.
Monday morning the silk remnant
sale that always creates a furore will
be on at McCabe's; 5S-cent to $1 silk
remnants at 29 cents the yard.
Diamonds undoubtedly make a most
satisfactory graduating present. Mc
Cabe's diamond talk in this paper will
convince many gift seekers of the wis
dom of their suggestions.
All members of Court of Honor, No.
31, are' requested to meet at the K.
C. hall Sunday afternoon. Mav 31. at
o'clock. From there they will take
a special car to the cemetery.
Lectures on domestic science and a
baking school in connection will be
one of the great attractions at Mc
Cabe's commencing Thursday after
noon, June 4, and continuing each af
ternoon for two weeks.
The day of inferior shoes but other
high class garments on the same man
has passed. The high character of the
men's shoes sold at McCabe's makes
it easy to wear the best (style of the
best shoes the long wearing kind, at
Do you trade at a store for
the sake of the convenience
We might as well inquire
whether you prefer a bung
ler or an expert.
What do you know about the,
Ingalls jewelry store in the
m 1 1 r i m
safjtv bloc. .
Rock Island. Iu.
IN THE CHURCHES.
(Continued from Page Six.)
HE hardest task in life is to
lie. ; One lie necessitates another
and another until the continuous
strain on the intellect eventually overwhelms
; you there's nothing in it but troublestick
to the truth the truth is good enough,
. We don't need to exaggerate in our ad
vertising "facts are stubborn things" and
cannot be destroyed, facts are what the
people want and what we want. We want
you to know the facts about our Shoes for
both men and women, facts about our Hos
iery, the facts about our Ladies' Suits and
Coats, Skirts and Waists, facts about the
Linoleum, Carpets, Rugs, etc., etc., facts
about our whole store.
It's really very easy to do business with
people who realize you are trying to serve
them, rather than sell them something we
findit so most people, want help in buy
ing, In choosing the proper thing. We're
here to give that help and we would rather
miss a sale than that you should take the
wrong thing. Many people know this al
ready, we want all to know it. -
pastor. Mass at 8 and 10:30 a. m.
Sunday school at 2 p. m. Vespers at 3.
Christ's Home Mission, 2202 Third
avenue. Services at 7 n. no
Salvation Army Barracks, 1509 Sec
ond avenue. Ensign William Buike-
ma, officer in charge. Services as fol
lows: Holiness meeting at 10:30 a.
m. Family gathering at 3 p. m. Even
ing service at 8 p. m. '
Pentecostal meetings are held every
night at 7:45 o'clock and on Sunday
at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m., on the cor
ner of Eighth Btreet and Sixteenth
avenue, Moline. Bible school Sunday
at 10 a. m. Tuesday evening 13 devo
ted to divine healing. To reach the
place, take Elm street car to Seventh
street and Eighteenth avenue, then go
two blocks north and one east. The
meetings will be conducted by E. J.
Wltte, 312 Seventeenth avenue, Mo
line, 111. -
Free Swedish Mission, corner of
Eleventh street and Fifth avenue. Sun.
day school at 9:30 a. m. Services at
10:45 a. rt. and 7:45 p. m. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening at 8. '
Y. M. A., corner Nineteenth
street and Third avenue. t -
West End Sunday school, 700 Sixth
street. . Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Friday eveninsr at
1 7: 30. W. B. Barker, superintendent.
"OOD Stockings good buying, good
Taste and satisfaction is causing the women to
flock to our Hosiery Counters as never before. We
verily believe that by the new arrangements we have
made In changing our import Hosiery purchases and
the new American Makes we have adopted, that
today our Hosiery Stock stands head and shoulders
- above any other Hosiery stock in the three cities, both
In variety, long wearing qualities and moderate prices.
Just now while Tans are scarce and much wanted
we show Women's Tan Cotton and Mercerized Hose,
plain or embroidered. Women's Imported Cotton and
Lisle Hose, Nut Brown, Golden Brown. Oak Browns,
and Russet Tan Shades. Women's Foreign Lisle and
Silk Lisle Hosiery in Lace. Gauze. Embroidered and
Plain styles, all Imported for us, per pair, 25c, 35c,
50c, 62c. 75c.
'T'HE day of inferior shoes, but other
"high-class garments on the same man has
The character of the man is indicated as much
or more by the character of his shoes as by anything
he wears. Men who deserve best ihoes are coming
here more and morethe young fellows as well as the
moi e tedate but careful dressers. The style, fit, com
fort and long wearing qualities of our Men's Shoes are
becoming better known every day. Here you get
the best Shoes and Oxfords without-paying clear up
to the top notch price. Our ihoes at 2.50, 3.00.
3.50, 4.C0 and 5.00 are superior. You can buy
almost as good shoes for more money in some other
Just now Oxfords are In great demand. We
recommend especially our Men's Tan and Golden
Brown Russia Calf, Patent Colt Skin, Russet and
Nut Brown Vici Oxfords, at 3.50.
Blucher and Buckle Models, correct shapes, per
pair 3.50. .
rTyHE New Lawn Mower, it has proven
"ROCKJSLAND. ILL. V?SZfg'G&
Its worth among scores of customers and the
price for all sizes i3 only $2.48.
UITS, Coats, , Skirts, Waists, etc.
Exceptionally attractive gar
ments to start the ; month of
June selling. We expect to make
this June the biggest in the history
of our ready-to-wear section. Good
buying from manufacturers eager
to sell, brings you the newest and
latest garments far below value.
These items are but samples of
what you may expect here. In ad
dition there are "S. & H." Green
Trading: Stamps which count uo
fast on purchases of ready-to-wear
Very special purchase of White
Waists in the newest combinations of Tucks,
Embroidery or Lace,short or long sleeeves,
button front or back."" None worttt less than
1.25 from that up. To start the sale with a
rush we say 1.00 apiece, $1.00. v
Pretty Figured Satin Foulard
Dresses, Jumper style, trimmed with taffeta ,
bands in plain colors to match, also taffeta
striped Silk Jumper Dresses trimmed with
Baby Irish Lace and Tucks, these are rich
values at $11.75.
Dresses made of elegant Rajah Silk in
modified Jumper style, trimmed with lace motifs, with
edging and insertings of square mesh. Fillet lace, skirU
have clustersof tucks, these are only $14.50.
Ladies Dressy Suits, dip front model, sami
fitting made with breast pocket and turned cuffs, the 15
gore pleated skirt has one deep fold, these suits are
made of fine quality chiffon panarna and will command
much keen attention, $13.90.
Silk Taffeta Dresses, Princess style, with
yoke of fine tucks, ornamented with French knots, three
quarter sleeves, colors,, Copenhagen, Brown, Navy and
Black, remarkable value for all silk garments. at $8.50
Jaunty Covert Coats in the new dip
frcnt and back shape, lined with satin, the Covert
itself is of the double twist variety, these coats are
actually worth double the price, $5.00.
1 Child's Summer Coats of fine Brown
Linen, sailor collar, and sleeve embroidered with
emblem, snappy little garments, only $2.75.
i;. Lingerie Dresses made Princess style,
entire front of waist and skirt trimmed with panel
of Embroidery set off wiih Val' Lace Inserting,
flounce of skirt is finished with quarter inch tucks,
the manufacturer intended these to sell at 10.00,
you must see them to appreciate the extraordinary
value at $3.95.
Voile h Taffeta Silk Dress Skirts,
plaited models, trimmed with folds of Taffeta Silk,
the elegant qualiy of materials and the superior .
styles will instantly appeal to you. Good 12.00 to
13.50 values at $8.75.
Jap Silk and Net Waists, best models
of the season, the Japs are embroidered and have
Val Lace Insertings, the Nets are made over Silk
Muslin and are elaborately trimmed with broad
bands of Battenberg. We need not say more,
they are most unusual waists and would be cheap
at double the price, $2.88.
ILK Remnants, 29c yd. Mon
day at 9:30 a. m., 58c to $1.00 Silk
remnants at 29c a yard. The Silk
event that always creates a furore. The
time is here foi the regular mid-season
clearance of remnants of plain and fancy
Silks, the accumulation of several months
of busy silk selling.
Silks of nearly every desirable weave
and color, plain color Taffetas, fancy Suit
ing Taffetas, some 'Foulards 24-inch wide,
etc., etc., about 1,200 yards in all, includ
ing a number of odd pieces, enough for a
full suit, waists, etc., etc., all, all, all at
At 58c a yard we offer some 1,800
yards of $1.00 and $1.25 fancy Taffetas in
full pieces, handsome designs and excellent
qualities, also Cheney Brothers' Shower
proof Foulard Silks in all sorts of colors,
sold the country over at $1.00 a yard, these
two purchases -that we secured at about
half their value, will be sold as bought, $1
and $1.25 values, all at 58c yard.
Be prompt, Monday, 9:30 a. m.
SUPERIORITY in Diamonds Some of
the most important features to be considered in
selecting Diamonds are the cut and brilliancy of the
stone, color, responsibility of the firm from whom
you buy, and, of course, the price. All these points
we claim, as reasons why you-, should buy Diamonds
You will find the variety always, quality always
the finest and In price always a little less than else
where. Starting with the smaller 1-8 carat mount
ed Diamonds as Iqw as 12.50 and up to the finest
most brilliant larger Diamonds to almost any price
you'd care to pay.
Fine selection of Tiffany and Novelty hand en
graved Ring Mountings, stud mountings. Brooches,
etc., all 14 kt solid gold, the very (Choicest and new
est styles produced at most moderate prices.
A Baking School We have arranged
for an interesting series of lectures on Domes
tic Science, Baking In particular beginning Thurs
day afternoon, June 4th at two o'clock. The lectures
will extend over a period of about two weeks.
Mrs. Nevada Briggs. a graduate cf Mrs. Rorer
and of Mrs. Hills of the Boston Cooking School, is Iz
charge. Mrs. Briggs not only lectures each a'ter
noon, but demonstrates the possibilities of the well
known K. C. Baking Powder as applied to baking
bread, cakes of all kinds, biscuits, muffins, cornbread.
etc., etc. Some of these articles are "Baked while
you wait" each afternoon and served to you hot from
We make these lectures complimentary to all the
ladies, there is no charge cf any kind and you are
cordially invited to be present as often as possible.
First lecture Thursday afternoon from two to five
and each afternoon at the same time.
T 1NOLEUMS, printed, plain and Inlaids,
Wood patterns so true to nature that when laid
are practically hard wood floors with the additional
merits of being sanitary, free from dust repositories,
softer to the foot, durable, easily cleaned, waxed and
kept in perfect condition. It has many new adapta
bilities for the Dining Room. Bath Room, Bed Room,
Hall and Living Room, 1.40 to 45c yard.
PIN FOR LARDNEB
Employes of the Tri-City Rail
way Company Give Him a
REGRET HIS RETIREMEN1
Delegation Headed by Archie Hart
Gathers at Office to Extend Well
Wishes of the Men.
James F. Lardner, who r6cently left
the service of the Trl City Railway
comiwiny, after having been, identi
fied in an official capacity with
the company for 17 years, was yes
tenday presented 'with a beautiful and
valuable diamond pin by the employes
of the company. Late in the afternoon
Mr. Lardner was summoned from the
Rock Island Plow company's office,
where he is assistant general manager,
to the office of Superintendent J. G. Hun
toon of the car lines. While Mr. Lardner
was visiting with Mr. Huntoon, the
train men and employes not on duty
were gathering in the car barn adjoin
ing, and at 5:30 a company of 25 of
the trainmen, together with the office
employes, marched Into the office and
greeted Mr. Lardner.
"Where's the grievance committee?
jokingly asked Mr. Lardner, as he
shook hands with the men. .
. Extend Well Wishes. V
Archie Hart of this city acted as
spokesman of the delegation, and In a
happy speech presen ted Mr.Lardner with
the diamond ornament He spoke of Mr.
Lardners long service with the company,
and of tffe pleasant relations with the
employes, from the lowest grade of
employment to the highest, had enjoy
ed with Mr: Lardner. He said that it
he readiness of Mr. Lardner to hear
he men's side at all times. He ex
ended the well wishes of all the em
ployes, and as a mark of this, and as
i token of the friendship of the cm
:loye's, he presented the retiring man
'.ger with the beautiful jewel.
Overcome . by Gift.
Mr, -Lardner was deeply affected by
he gift, and he responded to Mr. Hart's
emarks with feeling. He spoke of the
ileasant associations of his Work, and
loclarcd it was almost liko breaking
"amily ties to leave the men. He said
he did not propose to forget them,
and with Mr. Huutoon's permission he
would continue to talk to them on the
ars and elsewhere about their work.
He accepted the gift with the deepest
gratitude, both for its considerable
value, and more because of the senti
ment which prompted its presentation.
He took, occasion to give, the men the
assurance that in his capacity as su
perintendent Mr. Huntoon had been
very close to him. and Mr. Lardner
assured them that they would find the
Kame relations existing under the new
management as- under his, and that
they would receive the same fair treat
Mr. Lardner's suspicions that
' something was going to drop" had
icq mm to be prepared m a measure,
and as he concluded his response, he
turned toward his desk, and opened
a box of cigars, which were promptly
passed among the men.
The gift came from -all of the em
ployes, including the trainmen, offlcs
employes, shop men. and tiack men.
who had been employed under his
.Accompanying the pin, Mr. Lardner
was presented with a copy of resolu
tions expressing the sentiment of the
entire force of employes of the com
pany .The resolutions were drafted
by a committee appointed for the pur
pose, .and are as follows:
"For more than 17 years James F.
was with regret that the employes Lardner has been connected with the
learned that for business reasons Mr. Tri-City Railway company, the greater
Lardner is to devote his services to part of which time he has been gen
auother line of activity. He spoke of eral manager. During his administra-
HANGS ONCE MORE
Second Arp Sponge Case Tried
in Davenport Results in Dis
agreement of Jury.
Horace Webster, Aged 11, Meets
Death While Swimming
ONE MAN AGAINST OTHERS
Result of Noted Litigation Same as in
the First Hearing SeekGrounds
for Third Trial.
After being out 48 hours the Daven
port jury in the JVrp sponge case,
wherein Mrs. Annie Arp asked dam
ages of $50,000 from Dr. A. L. Htge
boeck. Dr. J.. T. Hallcr and Dr. J. II.
Meyhaus, reported unable to agree at
5 o'clock yesterday afternoon and was
discharged. The Jury stood 11 to 1
in favor of Mrs. Arp. The case was
first tried a year ago and the jury
disagreed then. -
The defendants are charged with hav
ing left a surgeon's r sponge in the
body of Johannes Arp, husband of the
plaintiff, when they performed an op
eration for appendicitis. This, it is
alleged, caused an absess, which re
sulted in death.
One Man Did It Before. '
In the former trial the jury was
hung in the same manner as the one
that reported yesterday,- one man
standing out against the others. It
is charged ; that business relationship
between the obstinate juror and one
of the defendants was discovered ' in
the former trial and the plaintiffs are
searching for evidence of a similar na
ture, this time to use as a basis of
a motion for another trial.
thatShe Mnducssf sympathy a'nd S j nRflWHR IM 1 (1111111
dealing which has characterized his I UIIU II I1U 111 ULUUUII
business relations with the employes
of this company, be made a matter of
"Therefore, be it Resolved, That we,
the employes of the Tri-City Railway
company, express our sincere regret
that business interests have called him
to a different field. It is our hope that
unbounded success will crown his ef
forts in whatever venture he may be
E. C. CLEVENSTIXE,
H. F. BOWKER,
Committee of Employes of Tri-City
tion of affairs, he system has grown
from a horse car service of but few
cars to an electrically equipped sys
tem, giving a metropolitan service and
second to none in comparison with cit
ies the size of our own tri-cities.
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere In Rock
Island. Both phones, north 1C9.
COMPANIONS KEEP SECRET
Accidental Discovery of Clothing In
Evening Brings Out Facts and the
Body Is Recovered.
The best of all antiseptic home rem
edies lor wounds, contusions, burns,
insect stings, sore feet, swellings and
inflammations. 50c per bottle VA oz).
v Toilet Salubrin, a fine aromatic
preparation,' . with : all the anti
septic properties of pjain Salubrin ; for
the- care of the skin and mucous mem
branes; a refreshing mouth wash and
gargle, and particularly valuable for
keeping the teeth clean and sound.
75c per bottle (6 oz).
. Dilute with water. as prescribed for
each'case in "Directions for Use" ac
companying every bottle. All drug- J - All the
Slsts. . ARGUS.
Horace Webster, aged 11, lost Jiis
life while swimming in a slough half
a mile from Colona yesterday after
noon. His two companions, Raymond
Senne, aged 10, and Arthur Allen, aged
8, who were the only, witnesses of the'
accident," were so badly frightened. that
they did not tell of the tragedy, and
it was not learned of til! a passer saw
the clothing near the water and Btarted .
The three boys, neither of whom
could swim, stole away about 3 o'clock
and went to the slough which was
formed In excavating for the Hennepiu
canal and which ha been filled by re
cent rains. The Webster lad was the
first to enter the water, and at once
got beyond his depth. The Senne boy
saw his danger and tried to rescue
him. but after nearly going under him
self, gave it up, and with his younger
companion dressed and hurried home,'
saying nothing to their parents.
- v fnw Clothing on Bank.
Charles Fuller happened to pass the
slough about 6 o'clock and noticed the
boy's clothing. He hurried to Colona
and made inquiry, and finally tbe Al
len boy admitted the truth. - A' number
of men at once began a search for the
body and it -was found by William
Reab and Percy . Jones In about .'- six
feet of water. - . .
news all the time THE