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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, ; SEPTEMBER t. 1908.
Increasing Interest Shown in
the Milan Lincoln Chautau
qua Now in Session.
DR. ViBBERT IN AN ADDRESS
Massachusetts Man Devotes Much Time
In Flaying Liquor Traffic Rock
fcrd Cartoonist Today.
The attendance yesterday at the Mi
lan Lincoln ehautauqua was the best
since the opening of the meetings, and
much interest is being taken in the
programs. Dr. George H. Vibbert of
Boston, a former member of the Massachusetts-legislature
and a noted ora
tor and lecturer, spoke at both the af
ternoon and evening programs'. The
subject of the afternoon address was
"America's Great Problem."
Dr. Vibbert said the great problem
is the liquor traffic, because more mon
ey is wasted and more lives ruined
through it than by any other means.
He said that in the last 20" years more
money was spent for drink than all
the gold .and silver, -would. ..lie- worth
mined for many, many years. No evil
of ancient or modern times can be
compared to it.
In the evening he spoke on"The
Surplus Dollar," and gave a scholarly
discussion of the existing social condi
tions. Dr. Vibbert is an interesting
and convincing speaker.
The Meneley quartet of Chicago as
sisted on the programs. They are
singers and entertainers of national
fame, including Miss Cora Rickettsia
soprano, and Chester Ricketts, imper
sonator. They gave a most pleasing
performance with organ chimes and
marimbaphones, with numbers by the
quartet and solo numbers as well.
The entertainer today is Hon. Frank
S. Regan of Rockford, formerly mem
ber of the Illinois legislature. He is a
rapid crayon cartoon artist and Is a
pleasing speaker as well. He will be
assisted by the Mezicks singers from
Had Tetter for Thirty Years.
I have suffered with tetter for 30
years and have tried almost countless
remedies with little, if any, relief.
Three boxes of Chamberlain's Salve
cured me. It was a torture. It breaks
out a little sometimes, but nothing to
what it used to do. D. H. Beach, Mid
land City, Ala. Chamberlain's Salve
is for sale by all druggists.
STATE IS SECOND
Coal OutDut of lllinoislncreased
; , Materially During the
BUT RESOURCES ARE GREAT
Figures of State Geological Survey on
Petroleum Still More Striking
Production of County.
According to the report of the state
geological survey just made ,public,
there was a remarkable increase in
the output and value of mineral pro
ducts in Illinois in 1907 over that of
190C." The total value id- 190G was
?GS,29G,908 as compared with $152.
122.G4S in 1907. Of the latter figures,
however, $58,842,008 is for pig iron
and spelter, which, although actually
manufactured in 1U0G, were not in
cluded because the raw material was
imported into the state.
i here v was an increase in Illinois
coal production in 1907 of 9,837.042
tons, the figures for "he year being
51.317.14G tons, valued at $54,087,382
as compared with 41,480,104 tons val-
Store closed all day Monday Labor Day.
Women's fair suits at $25
I Sale of coats and jackets at 1.95 & 5.95
SHE response to this sale of women's, misses' and children's coats and
jackets has, been large, and rightfully should he for the garments cost more
to make than is now being asked for them. The weights are just what you will
require on chilly days during the early fall, and the styles are very satisfac
tory. Parents wil find this a splendid opportunity to get the children coats
for school wear. Consider getting a 42 or 54-inch coat for $1.95, or a $15 coat
for only $5.95. Those desiring to save should not overlook this. . '
SHE new styles we are showing at
this price are decidedly pleasing.
They represent the ideas proclaimed
correct in women's Fall apparel, but
are quite distinctive in appearance due
to the original treatment of trimmings
and materials used. Coat lengths range
from 34 to 42 inches. Some show a new
feature in the hipless effect; others are
half-fitted; lined with plain or striped
Skinner satin of excellent quality.
The materials are all wool and con
sist of plain and striped cheviots,
broadcloths, hard-finished , worsteds
and herring-bone weaves in effective
color combinations or plain shades
of blue, brown, green or black and
fancy mixtures of unusual beauty.
Both the new gored skirts and the graceful
plaited styles are found in these models.
Trimmings are satin bands, braids and cov
ered buttons. Some are quite elaborately
embellished; others are noticeable for their
strict tailored simplicity. In fit and work
manship they are perfect. Good values $25
Women's, missed and children's coats and jackets
of silk and cloth in checks and novelties. Cloth
coats In 42 and 54-inch lengths, plain and novelty
materials. Children's Reefers and Coats In 2 to 14
year sizes red, blue, brown and novelty effects.
C1 Have been selling at $3, $6.50 and $8.50,
J)1.7? now $1.95.
Women's, misses, and children's jackets In covert,
black broadcloth, silk and mixed cloths. Long Coats
in checks, plaids and serges; 52-inch Rain Coats and
Children's Coats, 8 to 12-year sizes, in plaids, checks,
cream serges and plain cloths. Garments that have
been selling at $8.50, $10.00 $12.50
and $15.00, now-- - -
Sale of bankrupt stock of wall paper
Bought at 25c on the Dollar
E liave just purchased several thousand rolls of the bankrupt stock' of
Podrasnik - Clapperich Co.,' Chicago, wall paper dealers who recently fail
This Dat)er will go on sale tomorrow at prices that should-bring here
every property owner that cares to save money on wall paper. Four large lots.
Sc white blank papers for par-' J 25c heavy gold papers suitable
lore and dining rooms, roll 4 1 or parlors, under half, at 10
High grade papers, many worth up to 50c, a,t per roll 15c. .
6c papers in good patterns go
in this sale at per roll 2d
nod at $ti.7G3,m;2-iii 1 , uu increase
of 24.2 per cent in production.
This large production again advanc
ed Illinois to second among the coal
producing states. The increase was
due In large measure to heavier de-j
mand for coal, and also to the re-;
newed activity of mining after the re- '
eovery from the effects of the suspen-l
sion in 19Q6. . Illinois suffered more'
from this suspension than did West j
Virginia, and it is but natural that
after the enforced idleness the output
should increase in large proportion.
In 190C West Virginia outranked Illi-'
nois by 1,810,240 tons, but their pos!-,
tlons were reversed in 1907 and the ;
Illinois production surpassed that of
Vvest Virginia by 3,225,503 tons.
The estimated original coal supply
of Illinois was 240.000,000,000 short
tons. The production for the year
1907 was 51.317,140 short tons, "and '
tne total production to January, 1908,
was, including waste, 908,000,000 short
tons, or .4 of 1 per cent of thje original
supply. It is interesting to note, in
connection with the recent movement
toward the conservation of our natural
resources, that, as computed by E. W.
Parker of the United States geological
survey, there still remain In Illinois
coal reserves more than 4.C00 times
the production of the state in 1907,
and, allowing one-half ton of waste
for each ton mined, more than 3,100
times the exhaustion represented by
IHk InrreaMp In Oil.
The most notable increase in Illinois
mineral production daring 1907 was
that of the oil output, which Increased
from 4,3S7,050 barrels in 1900 to 24,
2S1.873 barrels in 1907. A wonderful
showing was made in 1900, when from
practically a non-producer in 1905 Illi
nois took its place as ninth among
the oil producing states, with a pro
duction of 4.397.503 barrels. The pio-jgj
duction in 1907 entitles Illinois to
third place, Oklahoma and California i
being first and second.
The average price per barrel de- j
clined from 74 cents in 1900 to 07.7 !
in 1907, the total value of the 1907
output being $10,432,847.
KltHireH for Itock Ixland Couoty.
The tonnage of coal mined in Rock
Island reported by seven producers, I
was 52,938, or the same as that of 1907. !
The value, however, was but $SC,479,
as against a valuation of $102,333 in !
1908. . ' I
In clay and clay products Rock Is-:
land county holds a more prominent
position among the counties of the
state, the brick output being valued
at $129,123. ,
In the limestone output the value
of paving, curbing and flagging stone '
in Rock Island county was $12,400, of
broken stone $3,S60, of stone for road
making $24,980, of railroad ballast
and concrete $27,038 and of stone for
other purposes of $10,151. These fig
ures "being r.eporte4 hy- but four pro
ducers, hardly,"diiiutice to the com
munity, however. ,
Building sand to the value of $2p,102
was secured here.
HOME OF THE
.-. . .
Smart Clothes for Nifty Young Men
.... m J
The young men of ' this vicinity will be pleased -to
know that we have received our complete
line of this nobby snappy clothing. . . -
We Are Ready for You. Come in and Look
The "L" System styles always were so far ahead
of other makes that a comparison was out of the
question but this season the System has ex
celled all former efforts. No other make can
come anywhere hear it for snappincss.
Come in and look at the niftiest suits you have
YOU KNOW US
Women's new fall shoes at $4
"T" feature of these that immediately impresses one is the
A 1 graceful lines and decidedly smart appearance. The assort
ment embraces all the new combinations considered highly fash
ionable for Fall patent colt with tan, dull kid, blue or black
cloth tops.- There are also wine shades and tan Russia calf.
;Both button and lace models with straight or the new wing
tips. Being tne product 01 an exclusive maker, the work
manship and finish are excellent. Welt soles. Price $4.
Our Anatomical shoes for children provide , ample
room for action of the feet, no squeezing, cramping or
injuring. This does not mean that they are clumsy but
on the otherhand are neat and pleasing in appearance.
Russia tan, patent and vici kid leathers. $1 to $3.
I'- East Aisle, rear.
GOOD REPRESENTATION FROM ROCK ISLAND
AT RIVER IMPROVEMENT MEETING ASKED
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Baker are
the parents of a daughter, horn yes
terday. ' ftHss . Lizzie? Deckel has returned
home after 'a. two months' visit at
Mrs. Mary A. Rodman left this morn
ing for Centralia, 111., to visit her son,
H. Riegel returned yesterday from
a trip to Montreal, Canada, Boston and
other eastern points.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stiven of Minneapolis
is visiting her sisters, Mrs. F. J. Mc
Kay and Mrs. L. Hotre.
Miss Berea Wheelan arrived home'
last evening after a three weeks' visit
with relatives in Chicago.
, Police Sergeant George Hill and
Magistrate J. E. Elliott leave tonight
for Lake Geneva on a vacation.
Will Rich left' yesterday for Bil
lings, Iont., where he will be employ
ed by the Northern Pacific railway.
I Mrs. Joseph Monfortan of Detroit,
Mich., is visiting her uncle, A. H.
Thompson.- Mrs. Monfortan is on her
way home from St. Louis.
, Richard Whitney Carter, son of Mrs.
Charles C. Carter, has entered the
Tome school at Port. Deposit, Md., for
next year. The Tome school is one of
the large eastern schools which of re
cent years has attracted widespread
'Miss Elizabeth Schultz of this city
has received news from Everett,
Wash., that her sister. Mrs. Rodney
R. Smith, is seriously ill in a hospital
there with typhoid fever. Mi's. Smith j
is a well known actress, her stage
name being Lynwood.
Mrs. A. W. Bowen has returned ,
from Denver to prepare for perma-'
nent removal of her household effects)
to Denver, where Mr. Bowen holds ai
managerial position in a large haber
dashery. Mrs. Bowen's mother, Mrs.
Lucretia Freeman, will accompany her
when she returns i to the Colorado
Major C. W. - Hawes will leave for
Colorado Springs Sunday to be pres
ent at the meeting of the executive
council of the Woodmen when it
takes into consideration the matter
of the new sanitarium for consump
tives authorized at the last heaJ camp.
It Is expected the institution will be
ready for patients by the first of the
' Quincj 111., Sept. 2 Editor Argus:
The seventh annual convention of the
Uppetf Mississippi River Improvement
association will be held at Clinton,
Iowa, Sept. 22, 23, 24, 190S.
It is the wish of the association to
have a large attendance ac this con
vention, which will be addressed by
such speakers as Governor Johnson
of Minnesota, Governor Cummins of
Iowa, Governor , Deneen of Illinois,
Senator Clapp of Minnesota, Hon. Gif
ford Pinchot and Dr. W. J. Magee of
Washington, Congressmen Lowden,
Lorimer, Wilson, McKinney, Prince.
and others, also Lyman E. Cooley and
Isham Randolph, the celebrated engi
neers, and other prominent men.
We want your city well represented
at this convention. It is desired that
the city and each commercnil organi
zation in it send delegates, being en
titled to three each.
If you can give the association your
aid by urging on the part of those in
terested, and In this way combine rep
resentatives of all towns and cities
in the upper valley, it will assist in
the project we have before us of se
curing the permanent improvement of
the upper Mississippi river, and, in
cidentally, lending our support to
other worthy waterway associations
in their individual efforts.
Congress, at its next session, will
have before it the subject of appro
priations for rivers and harbors. The
upper, valley , should give expression
to its requirements, which can best
be done through its association organ
ized for that purpose.
The gathering of delegates from all
cities and towns, from St. Louis to
Minneapolis, will bring together a
mighty force; give stimulus to the
enterprise and have effect upon con
gress and all concerned.
This has been demonstrated in the
progress this association has made
thus far in securing two million dol
Iars to commence the work of im
proving the upper Mississippi river.
Also, in having obtained from con
gress the passage of an act making
the minimum depth six feet at low-
water, instead of four and one-half
Your support of the association in
its ' present purpose and in the en
deavor to secure a large attendance
at the Clinton convention, will be ap
preciated. Yours respsctfully,
L. B. BOSWELL, Secretary.
HAS SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED
Julius A. Claude, East End Confec
tioner, Is Gone,
Julius A. Claude, who has been con
ducting a confectionery store at 4107
Fourteenth avenue, disappeared Tues
day morning and has not been seen
up to this time. There are rumors
I that lfe was somewhat involved finan
cially. He has no family.
Going out of business.
Everything Must Go.
MEN AND WOMEN
GET mW CLOTHES
FOR LABOR DAY
Such clever and
Styles in Women's
hard to find,
in this store. ,
226 Seventeenth Street.
' ' Registration Day Monday.
. Registration day at the Villa de
Chantal will be Monday, Sept. 7. The
.classes will begin regular work Tues
day morning, Sept. 8. Parents are re
quested to send their children prompt
ly Tuesday morning in order that
classes may be organized and work
begun.' - .' "
Have moved to 226 Seventeenth street
and will continue the sale until every
thing is sold. ;Have about ' 150 Cook
Stoves, Ranges and Heaters left; Call
and see what I will give you for your
X P. , Williamson
226 Seventeenth Street. 8
For Men ,
Suits in all
styles (or all
ages and sizes.
and correct in
No worry, bo
Pay as you '
DAVENPORT, IA j