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THE . ROCK ISL AND ARGUS
TUESDAY,, SEPTEMBER 1, 1908.
SETTING A RECORD
tell her that her husband was an es
caped prisoner from the Rock Island
county Jail. After he has been brought
back here to serve the rest of his sen
tence he will probably have to look
around for another wife as she in
tends getting a divorce from him, it
is said. Probably her grounds for
separation will be that she was ob
tained under false pretense.
Enrollment. at Augustana Col
lege First Day Will Proba
bly be 200
AGAINST 106 LAST YEAR
Nearly Enough Newcomers at Noon to
Offset Loss in Last Year's
Up lo noon today 15ft students had
enrolled at Augustana, the sessions of
which open tomorrow. Of this number
70 were new students. Thus in a ha'f
a day the loss from last year's gradu
ating classes in all departments, num
bering SO, was nearly made up. It is
expected that by night there will be
2iM names on the roster, against 100
for the first day of registration last
year. The' enrolling of students will
continue for several days.
Students are coming in large num
bers, especially from Michigan, Illi
nois and Iowa. In Michigan five col
lege professors have been soliciting
subscriptions to the jubilee endowment
fund during the summer. While there
has been a- special solicitor working to
secure students In Illinois and another
in Iowa. The effect of this campaign
is readily apparent.
Suiv I lie liiiiirovrmrnlM.
The old students returning are agree
ably surprised by the improvements
that have been made or are in progress.
Most notable among these is the pav
ing of Seventh avenue and the rebuild
ing of the retaining wall to hold the
college terrace. This latter work is
still in progress. The wall is made of
concrete, and an effort is being made
to set it deep enough and make it of
sufficient strength to hold the great
pressure of earth behind it.
DEBS' VOICE WEAK
UNDER THE STRAIN
Socialist Candidate for President
Heard in Davenport Brower
Here This evening.
Eugene V. Debs, socialist candidate
for president of the United States,
spoke at the Turner opera house in
Davenport last evening to a fair sized
audience. The stop was the first one
of any length iu the tour of-the "red
special" on which he and other prom
inent speakers of- the party are tour
ing to the Pacific coast. Mr. Debs
had made short addresses at Joliet.
Ottawa and Spring Valley and as a
result was in poor voice last evening.
His address was essentially socialistic
in tenor and he paid attention to the
old parties scoring them especially for
giving so little attention in their plat
foims to the unemployed.
James H. Brower. candidate of the
party for governor of Illinois, accom
panied the special train to Davenport
but remained in the three cities today
and this evening will deliver au ad
dress in Market square in this city.
SHERIFF GOES AFTER
Will Bring Slagel Back to Serve Re
mainder of His Term Prisoner
Has Married Since Escaping.
Sheriff Edward Kittelsen departed
last evening for Springfield with the
petition asking that requisition papers
be served on the state of Iowa to se
cure the custody of James Slagel who
is wanted here to serve, the remainder
of his term In the county jail. When
the papers are made out Deputy Sher
iff Kracke will be sent to Cedar Rap
ids as the messenger of the state to
Slagel made his getaway from here
so easily that he soon forgot about
it and when he married a young lady
t his heme town recently he failed to
If you buy a watch wouldn't
you like to feel sure that the
joy of the purchase would al
ways be with you7
There are a lot of people in
this vicinity who throw their
patronage to this store for
that very reason.
What power of persuasion
will make YOU see it?
Rock Island, III.
Fair loulffbt sad WcilueHiin y j cooler
J. M. SIIERIER, Loral Forecaster.
Tr-iiiprrnture at 7 a. in., 01; at 3 p.
m., K.'l. Maximum trinpernturr In laxt
21 hour. Sit j uiIiiIimhiii, .".!. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. in., . iiillrn per hour. Staici
of walrr, 3.1 feetj no -lmnre la laxt 24
Iioiitm. I'reelpltatiun, .20 IuoIi-m.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet report hours
3.9 .00 trace
1.7 0.1 .01
l. .00 trace
2.7 0.1 trace
3.3 0.1 .11
1.5 0.1 .22
3.1 .(to .20
Prairie dit Chieu.
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue from below Dubuque to
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Sept. 1 In History.
1713 Louis XIV. of France died after
a reign of 'l years.
1791 Lydia Huntley (Slgourney), au
thor, best known as Mrs. Slgour
ney, born; died 1S05.
1S94 Samuei J. Kirk wood, Iowa's "war
governor." died; born 1S13.
1904 The Russians at Llaoyang helj
their positions in the face of fierce
attacks by the Japanese.
Sun sets 0:21), rises 5:23; moon sets
0:32 p. tu.; moon's age 0 days. Con
stellations visible S:30 p. m. In Sep
tember: Overhead. Cygnus. Lyra. lel
phinus, Aquila; north. Ursa Minor,
Cepheus; northeast. Cassiopeia. Perseus,
Andromeda; east. Aries, Pisces. Peg
asus; southeast, Aquarius. Piscis Aus
tralis; south. Capricoruus, Sagittarius;
southwest. Serpens. Scorpio; west. Her
cules, Corona Borealls. Rootes; north
west. Draco. Urea Major. Bright stars
visible, same hour: Overhead. Deneb,
Vega, Altair; southwest, Antares; west,
Arcturus. Planets during September:
Mercury visible In west after sunset
from 27th to 30th; Venus in east be
rore sunrise; Mars and Jupiter low in
east before sunrise; Saturn in east aft
er 8 p. m. Sun in constellation Leo till
loth, then in Virgo.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Read H. jK. Walker's want ads.
Godfrey't 'aundry gives green trad
All popular sheet music 3 and 10
cents. Tot ten's.
Violins, guitars, mandolins, etc., half
price or less, Totten's.
5300 pianos or $17S at trustee sale.
Totten's Music house.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work, 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152G-152S Fourth ave
A $350 piano and a $250 player, both
new, for $315. Payments. Trustee's
sale at Totten's.
Any make of talking machines on
payments of 50 cents per week at
trustee's sale at Totten's.
A carload of Knabe pianos, uprights
and grands, at sacrifice prices at trus
tee's sale. Totten's Music house. Pay
You can buy a better piano than
your neighbor's, for less money, if
you hurry. Payments. Trustee's sale.
Totten's Music house.
The greatest piano sale ever pulled
off in the west is now in progress at
both the Rock Island and Davenport
stores of Totten's Music house. Great
est in number of pianos sold and great
est In price reductions. They are
going fast. You'll have to hurry
mister, if you want to get it on this.
D3ILL BOAT SENT OUT
Will Work on Removing Rock From
Channel of Rock River.
A government drill boat was sent up
Rock river today to do som work in
the pool above the upper lock of this
section. The low water has made work
easy for the government boats, and
this was thought a good time to get
at the bottom of what is known as the
Rock river pool, where there are a
large number of obstructions in the
shape of rocks. Just how long It will
take to complete the work is not
known, but the boat will probably be
there a month.
Sale Is a Success. ,
The busiest place in the three cities
today is Totten's Music house, where
a trustee for the creditors is selling
the stock "of pianos' and musical in
struments, violins, guitars and sheet
music are selling for one half or less.
Pianos are reduced nearly one-half.
Terms of sale, cash, or $3 to $10
Proclaims Labor Day.
- Springfield, III., Sept. 1. Governor
Deneen today issued a proclamation
(designating Monday, Sept. 7, as Labor
IS ACCOUNTED FOR
Airship, Supposed to Be the Chicago,
Lands and Four of Occupants
Niagara Falls, Sept. 1. A balloon
supposed to be the Chicago, the one
that has been missing from the list of
starters in the recent race from Cq
lumbus. Ohio, landed near Devil's Hole
this afternoon. Four of the occupants
were injured. A rescue party is now
caring for them.
Columbus. Ohio, Sept. 1. After al
most losing their lives in the waters
of Lake Erie, 20 miles from land, on
the Canadian side and 150 miles west
of Buffalo, J. J. Bennett, pilot for Louis
Strang, and Tom Sample, assistant
pilot of the Queen Louise, won the cup
and the international balloon races,
which started here Saturday evening.
The story of the flight of the Queen
Louise, which had not been heard from
since Saturday, came yesterday from
Tom Sample, a Columbus man. Sam
ple tells a thrilling tale of escaping
death several times and finally of a
rescue by a passing steamer in Lake
Erie, when the ballast was all gone
and the balloon stripped of everything
that had weight but the clothes of the
A $4,003 L1VY AUTH0BIZ6I
Town Board Meets and Takes Up the
The town board met this afternoon
at the city clerk's office. Justice J. H.
Cleland offered a resolution calling for
an assessment of $4,000 to be levied
and collected for the payment of as
sessors and the cost cf the elections in
the township. The resolution was
adopted. Justice P. H. Wells offered
a rerolution setting aside "$25 to pay
for a township map for the assessors.
The resolution was not acted upon at
this meeting, but . will be taken up at
the meeting which will take place to
PARRY A FOE TO COERCION
Manufacturer Denounces "Prosperity
Placards" as Abuse of Power.
Indianapolis, Sept. 1.. D. M. Parry,
ex-president of the National Assocla-.
tion of Manufacturers and a prominent
republican and manufacturer of Indi
ana, in reply to a letter from John W.
Kern, democratic nominee for vice
president, yesterday announced himself
m p a Good
Our present snowing of new tailored suits contains
practically ill of trie styles that are to be worn this coming season.
In fact, never nave we exhibited such a representative display this early in the season.
Prices are wonderfully moderate and a selection at this time will insure careful alter
ations (if necessary) and a prompt delivery.
New Fall Suits at $12x2, $15, $20, $22l2 and $25
They come in Broadc Fancy Cheviots, Invisihle
AVeave Serge9, in plain colors and fancy stripes. Some are strictly tailored, others
trimmed with satin braid and buttons. The skirts are gored and pleated, trimmed to
match the coats.
New Fall Suits at $27l2, $30, $35, $37x2 and $50
Hundreds of the prettiest Fall Suits ever shown here
at these prices. Exclusive styles of modified Directorie and Empire effects, and a large
variety of all lengths of coats. Such a magnificent display of suits as shown by us cannot
be justly described. You must see and enjoy with your own eyes. Come, if only to look.
Interesting TLxhibit. of TeU? Tall Skirts,
Waists, Furs and Tailored Hats
All of the leading styles that have been designed for the coming season are now shown
We do not charge for
alterations, which Is In
Itself a saving of from
$1 to $3.
as opposed to the posting of so-called
prosperity placards in factories in ue
half of Tat't's election. He said such
placards savored of coercion and were
an abuse of power by the employer.
In his letter Mr. Kern told of the
placards posted in many factories Jo
the effect that "On the day after the
election of Taft and Sherman this fac
tory will start up in full force," and
asked Mr. Parry if they did not savor
of trying to obtain money under false
pretenses. He said the factory owners
must be beneficiaries of the tariff tax
to such an extent that they fear re
vision. MUSCATINE MINISTER,
REFORM LEADER DEAD
Rev. Judson Kempton, Described as
Best Beloved and Most Hated
Man In the City.
Muscatine, Towa. Sept. 1. Rev. A.
Judson Kempton, best loved and most
hated man in Muscatine, died yester
day in a hospital at Madison, Wis., af
ter three weeks of illness with typhoid
fever. In his death the Law Enforce
ment league -loses one of its most sin
cere workers. Mr. Kempton was a
prime factor in the fight against the
saloons. Threatened by the element
he aided in defeating, he carried on
the fight in a fearless manner. He
came to Muscatine in June, 190", and
accepted the pastorate of the First
Baptist church. He was 40 years of
age and Is survived by a widow and
three children. The funeral will be
held in Madison tomorrow.
Misspelled Names of Places.
A name very difficult to find correct
ly spelled Is that of the Lake Ontario
port Racket Harbor. When it is not
"Sacfcett's Harbor" or "Sackett Har
bor" It is commonly "Sacket's Harbor."
Another, not so frequently wrong. Is
'Xewburgh." the city of which name
Is In the town of "Xewburg." This
brings up the problem of "Pittsburg."
which its citizens like so veil to spell
"Pittsburgh." Another puzzler Is "IToo
sick Fulls." which Is on the noosac
river. In Rensselaer county. The Unit
ed States jieograpliical board is the ul
timate authority on the names of places
in America. Rochester Democrat and
Tributo to Lord Kelvin.
A movement has been started in the
scientific world favoring adoption of
the word Kelvin to designate the com
mercial unit of electrical energy at
present known as the kilowatt hour tis
a recognition of the services of the laf
Lord Kelvin to electrical science.
Your Nelv Suit
The "Bee Hibe
TO WED SON OF BRYAN
Miss Helen Berger of Milwaukee En
gaged to Former Schoolmate.
Milwaukee, Sept. 1. Miss Helen
Berger. only daughter of President
Alex Berger of the' Berger-Crittenden
Milling company of this city, whose
home is at 209 Prospect avenue, is the
affianced wife of William Jennings
Bryan. Jr., only son of the democratic
candidate for the presidency.
Miss Berger and her mother are at
present on a visit with friends at Lin
coln, Neb. For a number of years Mr.
Berger was a. resident of Lincoln and
he was largely interested in grain ele
vators in Nebraska. His daughter,
who is a granddaughter of C. C. Sholes,
a brother of C. Latham Sholes, inven
tor of the typewriter, attended school
for some years in Nebraska, where
the son of Mr. Bryan also was a stu
dent. It is said that during their
school days that she and the son of
the Nebraskan became friends and
The young man is still in college,
and it is said that the wedding will
not take place for some time, possibly
a year or longer. Mr. Berger, who has
just returned from, a business trip to
Colorado and Nebraska, while admit
ting the engagement, declined to dis
cuss it. .
MOB DAMAGE SUMS GttUW
Total of Claims at Springfield Expect
ed to Reach $100,000.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 1. Additional
claims filed against tne city of Spring
field yesterday by persons alleging to
have suffered in the recent riot bring
the total of the claims filed to date to
JIG.OOO. in addition to the suits for
deaths and personal injuries which
have been instituted in the circuit
court. It is expected that demands for
not less than ,-iu,000 will 'be made
against the city as a result of the work
of the mob.
The special grand jury spent yester
day hearing evidence against Edward
Farris, an aged man. Farris is alleged
to have been one of the leading riot
ers. A policeman's club and tableware
from Loper's restaurant are said by
the police to have been found' In the
old man's room. .,
THOMAS HISGEN NOTIFIED
Nominee of Independence Party Hailed
as "Trust Buster."
New York. Sept. 1. There was not
room enough in the new club house
of the Independence league to hold
the large crowd that gathered last
114-116 W. 2nd
night for the dual purpose of being
present at the notification of Thomas
L. Hisgen, independence party can
didate for president, and the house
warming of the club.
William R. Hearst and Mr. Hisgen
entered the club house shortly after
9 o'clock and were greeted by an out
burst of cheers. Hisgen was enthusi
astically referred to as "the trust
buster," and "our next president."
These titles brought forth more cheer
ing. Many inquiries w-ere made for John
Temple Graves, the party's candidate
for vice president, who was expectea
to be present, but he is ill at the
Warm Sulphur Springs in Virginia.
Melvin G. Palliser was chairman of
the meeting and Henry A. Powell
made the notification speech. Mr.
Hisgen stood in the archway between
two small rooms aud read his accept
ance, which was loudly cheered.
Wood Production In Germany.
Among all the nations of the world
Germany receives the credit of being
the most thoroughly scientific. She
does with her limited natural re
sources what youuger nations will soon
be compelled to do in self protection
she conserves them. When our wood
supplies, stored up from 100 to 500
years, are within sight of their end
and sawmills that have been moved
from the white pine belt of the north
to the yellow pine belt of the south
have been moved to the Faeific coast
for their last stand, then Germany's
scientific forestry policy will receive
better recognition. We do not think
of moving a gristmill about from one
wheatfield to another as the fields in
turn become exhausted. After one
crop is harvested another is coming on.
So it must be with the sawmill and
the crop of trees. If it takes fifty
years to raise a tree of a given species.
then one-fiftieth of the forest may be
cut each year, provided It reseeds or
Is replanted, and the sawmill stays at
the same place, and the workmen live
In their permanent snug homes near
by: the "lumber shanty" will be a
thing of the past, raising trees n busi
ness like raising wheat
Small Hats From Paris.
Isabel Holland and Mary Moore, Bos
ton milliners who have been studying
styles In Paris, arrived at New York
recently by the North German Lloyd
steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
with sample hats for the fall which
look as much like "Merry Widow" cre
ations as a baby parasol does like a
song and dance umbrella. This Is the
comparison of the milliners themselves.
who say the reaction from the expan
sive hat Is extreme. -.
SAIN CHECKSFOREST FIRES
Several Towns in Northern Michigan,
Which Were in Peril, Now Safe.
Alpena, Mich., Sept. 1. Forest fires
which have been threatening the town
cf Atlanta were reported today to be
under control. A shift of the wind and
a light rain today saved the town.
Rain also checked the fires in Alpena,
Presque Isle and Sheboygan counties.
KEWANEE DOUBLE TRAGEDY
Edward Hammers Shoots Wife, Defies
Policemen, and Then Suicides.
Kewanee, 111., Sept. 1. After shoot
ing at his wife with murderous intent
and holding a policeman who sought
to arrest him at bay for an hour, Ed
ward Hammers committed suicide at
his home here by shooting yesterday.
First Avenue, Between
13th and 14th Sts.
Now is the time to buy your
lumber If you are goingjto build
or do any repairing, for we can
save you a large sum of money.
25,000 feet 2x4.
25,000 feet 2x6.
5000 feet 2x8.
10,000 feet 2x10.
5,000 feet 2x12.
25,000 feet 3-inch lumber.
100 window sash. .
This lumber is all white pine,
which was resawed out of big
white pine timbers and is better
lumber than you can buy m the
lumber yards today, because !t
is well seasoned. Prices from
$10 to $18 per 1,000.
W. Franks,' Mgr.