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THE ROCK iSL, AN D A R GUS
TUESDAY. JULY U, 1908.
BRYAN AND KERN RATIFICATION MEETING ON MARKET SQUARE TOMORROW NIGHT
BEATEN BY A MOB
William Schoening, Witness of
Davenport Civic Federa
tion, Roughly Handled.
WAS RETURNING FROM COURT
Mob Closed In, Bumped Him a Few,
and Tossed Him Through Window
Now In a Hospital.
William Schoening, a (stranger in
Davenport who within a few days has
shown up there as witness for the
Civic federation . against eight saloon
keepers who, it is said, have been vio
lating the mulct law, was handled
roughly by a crowd of Pavenporters at
noon today, and as a result is being
cared for at Mercy hospital. Schoen
ing, in. company with Attorney H. B.
Betty and another witness for the fed
eration, were on their way from the
court house, where "the saloon cases
had been argued, when a crowd col
lected about' them and menaced them
with bodily harm.
Finally IIonc la.
Finally the mob closed in, and one
of them seized Schoening. Betty and
Ihe other man fled at this juncture but
Schoening could not get away and was
beaten and finally tossed through a
glass window of a store, being later
picked up and thrown into the streets.
The police found him a few minutes
later and summoned the ambulance.
His injuries arc n,ot considered serious.
The police seem unable to locate the
leaders of the mob.
IS SEARCHING FOR HEIRS
Boston Man Writes to Police Here in
Regard to an Estate.
The police of this city have received
a communication from W. H. Hardy, a
Boston attorney, asking information
regarding the whereabouts of the heirs
of oite Elizabeth C. Edwards, who for
merly lived here, but moved to the east
What about your special jew
elry orders? Your repairs,
diamond setting, watch re
pairing., clock repairing?
Who does it?; What kind of
a shop do you pin your faith
to? . If you leave an order
here it means more than the
mere ability to do work
properly, It means a con
stant desire to see that it
gets done properly , by some
one else if we can't do it
properly in our own shop.
Don't reason from theory.
. m v r -u a, ts-
Rock Island, lu.
Sporting Goods Store,
t ' ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
something of interest for. the heirs
there are any.
Miss Florence O'Neil left today for
Wheeling, W. Va., for a visit.
Ralph Field of Peoria is visiting at
the home of -Hon. and Mrs. E. W.
, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E.'Pewe have
gone to Sabin, Minn., for a few weeks
visit with relatives.
County Clerk H. B. , Hubbard and
E. C. Hart have returned from a
week's visit in North Dakota, y . . :
A. C. Kahlke of Seattle, Wash., is
in the city for a few weeks vinit with
his parents. Mr. and Mrs. P. N.
A T. Kahlke leaves tonight for
Cedar Rapids to assume charge of the
Cedar Rapids Implement company,
which is now controlled by the Rock
Island Plowj company.
G. J. Jobst of Peoria, of the firm that
has the contract for the new ' Best
building, was in the city yesterday
looking over the ground.and noting
what progress has been made in the
excavation for the basement . of the
building. The removal of the rock has
somewhat delayed the work.'
' THF MAD DUCHESS.
Lady Catherine Hyde and Her Eccen
tricities cf Dress.
I.ady Catherine Hyde was the third
daughter of Henry, second earl of
Rochester and fourth earl of Claren
don, and a great-granddaughter of Ed
ward, the first and fauiou3earl cf Clar
endon. One of the strongest
of her caprices was to be unlike other
people, and she succeeded admirably
in the attempt. Kolingbroke nicknam
ed her "La Siugularite;" Horace Wal
pole, more bluntly, "the Mad Duchess."
This oddity was specially displayed In
lier dress. In 1747, after a good deal' of
intriguing, she h:id obtaiuod ermis
slou to appear again at court, and in
17tJ Horace Walpole tells Lord Hert
ford that she "presented herself there
iu a gowu aud petticoat of red flannel.
Making all allowance for male igno
rance on such a subject and Walpole's
tendency to embroider a story, it is
beyond doubt that she deliberately
courted the peculiar in her costume.
She was fond of wearing an apron aud
appeared in one at court after tuis gar
ment bad been forbidden at the royal
drawing rooms. Her entrance beins
opposed by one of the lords in wait
ing, she tore it off. threw it in his face
and walked on. Bean Nash on a simi
lar occasion took the law into his own
hands, for when she attempted to en
ter the ballroom at. Bath wearing aa
apron he promptly stripped it off aud
threw it among the ladies' maids, ob
serving that none but Abigails ap
I wared in white aprous. It was her
fancy as she grew older to disregard
the changes of fashion and to adberi
.obstinately to the dres3 of her younger
days. Her attire at times was so weird
that Lord Cornbury wrote. "She has
l.ieen called 'sir' upon the road above
twenty times." Nineteenth Century.
THE MARINER'S COMPASS.
Influences That Draw It From Its Alle
giance to the Pole.
Nothing iu the navigational equip
ment of a ship has been the subject of
more anxious research or receives
more jealous tare than the mariner's
The popular notion of the compass
needle always pointing noutu and
south is well, more inaccurate than
even popular notions usually are. Even
under the most favorable conditions
there are only certain places upon the
surface of the earth where the compass
needle does point nortli and southland
it is quite safe to say that such condi
tions are never found on board of any
But we must go further and say that
no more unfavorable position could be
found for a compass than on board of
a modern steamship., which is a com
plicated mass of steel, all tending to
draw the compass needle from its alle
giance to the magnetic pole of the
earth, warrius influences which must
needs be counteracted by all sorts of
devices which hedge round the instru
ment by an invisible wall of conflicting
currents of magnetism. ..
And as if this were not enough there
are now huge dynamos to-be reckoned
with, producing electric currents for
all st.rls of purposes on board, lu the
midst of these mystic currents the poor
little compass needle, upon which the
mariner depends for his gnide. across
the trackless . deep, hangs susieuded
like one shrinking saint surrounded by
legions of devils. -Windsor Magaziue.
The Difference Between the Moline
Locks and Hennepin Canal Locks
You can see by going on tho steamer
Silver Crescent Thursday at 2 p. m.
up the Hennepin canal, 35 cents round
trip. Through the Moline locks to
Campbell's Island Friday at 4 p. m., 25
cents round trip. Old phone 188, new
phone 5152. ,
It Cant Be Beat . ;
The best of all teachers is exper
ience. , C. M. Harden, of Silver City,
North. Carolina, says: rT find Electric
Bitters does all that's claimed for it
For stomach, liver and kidney troubles
ir can't be beat. I have tried it and
And it a most excellent medicine
Mr.' Harden Is right; it's the best of all
medicines also for weakness, lame back
and all run down conditions. Best too
for chills and malaria. Sold . under
gurantee by all diuggists. 50c.
JERRY; CAIN IN
THE TOILS AGAIN
Ball Player Faces Another Charge,
. This Time for Attempting to
Rob a Till. . i ';
Jerry Cain, the ex-ball player, "who
ended his career as a pitcher on the
local team through his inability to
leave the possessions of his team
mates alone and Nvho served a term
in the county jail for the same reason,
lias again come into prominence at
police headquariers. It seems that
Cain visited Hu bet's garden during
the dance there last evening and
while the backs of the proprietor and
visitors were turned he tried to make
away with the money in the till.- He-
was caught and is in jail again wait
ing another hearing.
James Flynn was arrested last night
charged with being drunk and disor
derly. His hearing was set for this
. Partly cluutlj-, with prubHbly ahoner
I on Ik ht or Wel-nlny ;uot uiuck I'hnnne
in louirraliirc. .
J. M. SUERIER, Local Forecaster.
Tcni rut lire at 7 n. in- Wj at 3-30
p. iu.. Mil. Maxim ii in temperature In lait
24 bours, 1)1 1 minimum, Velocity of
triad at 7 a. m., 8 lullr per hour. State
or . water. 11.7 feet, a fall of .1 foot in
lnnt 24 Lours. 1'refipltiition, none.
Height Change Rain
St. Paul 11.0
Reed's Landing ... 7.0
La Crosse 7.1
Prairie du Chlen..l3.3
Le Claire 8.2
Only very slijr'' changes will occur ;
in the Mississippi from below Dubuque :
to Muscatine. ,
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
July 14 In History.
1G02 Cardinal Mazarin,
born; died KW1.
1703 The populace of
Paris stormed aud
captured the Bastille,
the state prison and
citadel of Paris.
1So3 The Crystal palace exhibition
opened iu Xew York city. '
1004 Paul Knigcr. South African
statesman, president of the Trans
vaal republic and leader of the
Boers in the war against England
in 1899-1001, died at Clarens, Swit
zerland; born 1825. j
Sun sets 7:20, rises 4:38; moon rises j
8:31 p. m.; moon's age 17 days; moon j
at perigee, uearest earth: 0 a. in., plan-,
els Mercury aud Venus Inj-onjuuctiau. ,
Nails at Mueller's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Jones forsecond hand goods.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Big bargains hi footwear at the Is
land City shoe store.
Rare bargains in oxfords at the Is
land City shoe store.
Women's tan oxfords, 98 cents and
up. Island City Shoe Store.
Sell me your household goods.
Jones, second hand and loans.
Picnic and dance at Huber's garden
every Wednesday night. Admission
Democratic ratification meeting oil
Market square tomorrow night. Turn
out and swell the crowd.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday included 1,740 foot, 1,395
teams and 232 street cars.
Tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock we
open our great July clearing sale. All
o'li summer footwear must go to make
rccm for incoming fall stock. .Green
t.ading stamps given with every pur
chase, the coupon In our ad on page
I! being good for o0 stamps if pre
k en ted at our store when making a
purchase. Lage-Waters Shoe - com
pany. 207 . West Second street, Daven-
FINED A. FRANC.
What That Meant to an American Whti
Wae Living In Pari. ,
When you are fined a franc lu Paris
it meau3 ; that you pay ' l' francs 7J
centimes, or just over, half n sovereign.
This is the only conclusion to which
one. ctfn come after reading the curi
ous experience of an American citizen
who .Is staying In Paris to complete
the education of bis sons. He lives In
an apartment near the Arc , de Tri
ouipue, and the other morning one of
bis . servants . committed tbe impru
dence of abakinga carpet out of the
window after 9 o'clock. A. lynx eyed
constable- saw her and Immediately
climbed the stairs, rang the bell, en
tered thf apartment and drew, up a
summons azalnst- the ,teuant. The
name. - . .
"I did not know it' was a breach o
the Jaw." he said. "But as I have J
broken it I must pay. How much is
"You will be fined 1 franc," replied
tho policeman. ... N
''There you are," answered the
American, and he held out the coin.
But the "agent"! refused to take it.
Later on," he remarked as he with
drew, "von will lx summoned before
the justice of" the peaee".
Some days later the iSelinquent was
Invited to appear before1 the "juge de
lir.ix" and obeyed the summons. He
was obliged to wait three .hours in an
antechamber. Then he w admitted.
'Do you admit." asked the magis
trate, "having broken the law?"
"I do," was the reply.
"Good. You are fined 1 franc."
"There you are. then." ' And the
American again held out the franc.
But the magistrate would haTenone
of It. - x
? "You will pay the sum later. You
will be advised when. You may with
draw." The American took his departure,
considerably surprised at so many for
malities In connection with a franc
fine. A few days later he received a
slamped paper inviting him to pay,
first of all. 1 franc, the amount of bis
fine, plus 25 centimes, the amount of
the declines, plus 11 francs 4S cen
times, the amount of the costs, making
in all a .total of 12 francs 73 centimes.
The American paid, but as he left the
police court he remarked:
"In America a law which forced a
j citir.en to pay $12 when he had only
been fined $1 would be considered a
hypocritical and dishonest jaw. And
we would not tolerate it long, you
bet!" London Globe.
Martian Life Dying.
A sadder interest attaches to such
existence that it is, cosmieally speak
ing, soon to pass away. To our j
eventual descendants life ou Mars will
m longer be something to scan aud
Interpret. It will have lapsed beyond
( t he hope of study or recall. Thus to
, us it takes on an added glamour from
the fact that it has not long to last.
' for the. process that brought It to its
present pass must go on to the bitter
end until the last spark of Martian
life goes out. The drying up of the
planet Is certain' to proeeed until its
surface can support no life at all.
Slowly, but surely, time will snuff 't
out. When the last ember is thus ex
tinguished the planet will roll a dead
world through space, its evolutionary
career forever ended. Professor Iow
ell lu Century.
Amerlrr.a was called and gave
July Clearing Sale
Is Surely a "Winner.
Don't fail to take advantage ofvthis op
portunity to purchase the best the mar
ket affords at big discounts.
Now is the time you need extra
Trousers, Shirts and Underwear.
We show more negligee shirts than all cloth
ing and furnishing stores in Rock Island com
hined. This is a bold assertion, but there's v
no getting away from facts.
They are Yours
at a Discount
$1.00 SHIRTS FOR .
$1.25 SHIRTS FOR ..
$1.50 SHIRTS FOR
$1.75 SHIRTS FOR
$2.00 SHIRTS FOR
$2.50 SHIRTS FOR
$3.00 SHIRTS FOR
$3.50 SHIRTS FOR
Underwear at the same enormous discbunt and almost - everything else in the
store at a discount of 20 to 50. Nuff said. Get in.
rnuiiiiiii.ii i nxiriULUd
MEN IN A QUARREL
Charles Wayne Gives Bond to Appear
and Answer Charge of Assault
ing Martin Schoonmaker.
v Charles AVayne, the Reynolds gram
buyer, and Martin Schoonmaker, capi
talist and interested in the bank of
the village, came to blows in the bank
a day or two ago as the result of
tome differences, and today Mr.
Wpync was brought Into the county
court to answer for the assault. He
gave bonds in the sum of $300 to ap
pear for a trial on the information filed
against him. The story is that Mr.
Wayne entered the bank and after
words with Schoonmaker he commit
ted the assault.
SOON TO KNOW WHO
WILL TRY FOR BIG CUP
(Continued from Paffc Three.)
cm association, is a good player.' He
is very much taken with the course
and says that the tournament is sure
to be the most successful in the his
tory of the association.
C. B. Devol of Riverside met his
Waterloo at the punch bowl this I
morning. His stock took a decided
drop. He made a record by driving
three balls straight into the water.
His fourth ball barely skimmed the
edge of the pool.
Albert Seckels of Riverside is 'one
of the coming players. His drives
never drop less than 200 yards. Last
year he was runner-up in the western
Judge Landis of Chicago attracts
mtfch attention about the grounds and
the club house. The fame of his big
fine has made him an interesting char
acter. CLEARING SHOE SME
And Some of tVie Prices It Made.
Women's $1.50 tan oxfords, 98c.
Women's $1.75 tan oxfords. $1.19.
Women's $2 tan oxfords. $1.49.
Women's $2.50 tan oxfords.' $1.ti9.
ISLAND CITY SHOE STORE.
Opposite Harper house.
Destroying 'the Point.
Every one knows the man who is
notorious for so telliug a story as to
destroy its point. An English noble
man. Lord V., was noted for his sue
cess in thus ruining the prosperity of
a story. , The .author, of 'Collections
Trousers at 20.
$l50 trousers for . . .. $1.20
$2.00 trousers for . . 1.60
$2.50 trousers for .. .. $2.00
$3.00 trousers for .. .. $240
$3.50 trousers for .. .. $280
Um trousers for .. .. $3.20
$5.00 TROUSERS for . . . . $400
$0.00 TROUSERS FOR ..... $480
$7.50 TROUSERS FOR $6i00
- 4 - . .
and Recollections" exhibits' a speci I
men of his lordship's peculiar art.
Thirty years ago two large houses
were built at Albert gate, London, the
size and cost of which seemed likely
to prohibit tenants from hiring them.
A wag christened them "Malta and
Gibraltar because they can never be
taken." ; .
Lord P. thought this an excellent
joke and ran round the town, saying
to every friend he met:
"I say, do you know what they call
those house at Albert gate? They call
them . Malta and Gibraltar because
they can never let them. Isn't it aw
Some one told Lord P. the old riddle,
"Why was the elephant the last ani
mal to get into the ark?" to which the
answer is, "Because he had to pack
his trunk." ,
Lord P. asked" the riddle of the next
friend he mpt and gave as the answer.
"Because he had to pact his portmanteau."
Bargains In Babies.
Among the deacons of. a Presbyterian
church in an Ohio town was a good
old gentleman familiarly known as
"Uncle Thomas." Althdugh too deaf to
hear, he was always lu bis accustomed
seat at church, and his zeal in religious
work. was untiring. Owing to a short
age of song books in . the ' Sabbath
school some additional ones were or
dered by "Uncle Thomas," who appris
ed the pastor of their arrival and the
latter agreed to anuounce the fact f rem
the pulpit on Sunday morning.
The pastor made the promised an
nouncement, among others, concluding
with this one:
"Parents wishing their children bap
tized will please present them at the
close of the service."
' The good deacon jumped to his feet
and in the loud voice peculiar to the
deaf bawled out, "Those who haven't
any can get them at my house for 50
As "Uncle Thomas" and his wife had
always been .childless this startling
information almost broke up the meet
ing. Success Magazine
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy Would
Have Saved Him $100.00.
"In 1902 I had a very severe attack
of diarrhoea," says R. N. Farrar of Cat
Island, La. "For several weeks I was
unable to do anything. On March 18,
1907, I had a similar attack, and took
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy which gave me prompt
relief. I consider it one of the best
medicines of its kind in the world,
and had I used it in 1902 believe it
would have saved me a hundred dollar
uoctor's bill." Sold by all druggists.
DOG DROWNS BOY
Pushes Lad ; From Seat of Boat
to Death in Waters of
HEWANTE0 TO GIVE IT A BATH
Clarence Wemmer, Aged 10, Is Victim
of Peculiar Accident Near
Shore in Moline.
Clarence Wemmer, the ln-year-old
son of Louis Wemmer, 1307 Seventh
avenue, Moline; was the victim of a
drowning accident last evening-
While attempting to push his dog into
the water from a boat, he himself was
shoved from his seat by the dog. The
tragedy occurred near the foot of Six
teenth street, Moline, about 7:30..
Clarence and his brother, Roy. aged
12, took the dog into the boat, tin
younger lad taking the seat in the end
of the boat, farthest from the shore.
They intended to give the dog a bath,
and the younger boy -tried to push the
dog from the . seat. Instead he him
self was knocked from the seat, and
fell struggling in the water. The
older boy called for 'help, but assist
ance did not arrive until too late. Th
lody was recovered in a very few
minutes, and Coroner Eckhart was
summoned to hold an inquest.
Wan rar Shore.
The evidence at the inquest showed
that the boy had drowned about eight
feet from the shore, where the water
was. about eight feet deep. The little
fellow was unable to swim, and his
older brother could not save him.
Clarence was born at Madison, Iowa,
and had lived in Moline with his par
ents since he was a year old.
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons, Lawton, Mich'.,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief fa
Rheumatism has given my wife won
derful benefit for rheumatism. Sht
could not lift hand or foot, had to yi
lifted for two months. She began the
use of the remedy and improved rapid
ly. On Monday she could not move
and on Wednesday she got up anl
dressed herself and walked out for
her breakfast." Sold by Otto Grot
Jan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock Island:
Gust Schlegel & Son, 20 West Seco-id