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Tim ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, ft 909.
SAD FATE OF GIRL
Fomier , Adams County Maiden
Assaulted and Murderd by
ON WAY FROM SCHOOL
"Red Skin Flc-i-i is in Jail and Has
.Made a Partial Confession of
. His Crime.
Attacked in a lonely spot by an In
dian while on her way , home from
school. overpowered, 'assaulted and
strangled to death, was the terrible
fate of Miss Violet Gilmer, who but a
short time ago was one of the bright
and winsome girls of Mendon, Adams
The tragedy which has' bo shocked
all of the .friends and acquaintances
of the Gilmer family - occurred near
Woodland; Cal.. whither the family re
moved but a short time ago.
Violet was 14 years old when her
young life was snuffed out so sudden
ly. She was the youngest of "two chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gilmer.
to read between the lines the sorrow,
despair and horror of a fond parent,
the stunning shock which has made it
almost impossible for him to put the
barest details In writing:
"Kind Friend: I send you a few
lines to tell you of the awful blow
that has fallen on me. My Violet is
dead. Not only that, but the child
was outraged and murdered. She was
BAR OUT POLITICS
Appointment of Census Enum
erators in Rock Island Should
Be on Merit.
' vnlnr HyMY th.iJ-l1 Silt tna 07 CTt t T
The father was a blacksmith by trade ! Z. . . , i .
trail, she was attacked by a creature
WANT A FULL, FAIR COUNT
and worked with' his-father, the late
Benjamin Gilmer, until the latter retir
ed from business. He was a brother
of the late Justice P. At Gilmer.
Father Wrttea ol trlaif.
The story . of the fearful crime, all
that is known concerning it, came to
Mendon through the following simple
and pathetic, letter written by the
stricken father. W. H. Gilmer, to C. W.
Pepple, , the Mendon merchant. Yet
while it fs bare of details, it is easy
in human form, but with the heart of
a fiend. An Indian, 21 or 22 years of
age, outraged her and strangled her to
death. We laid her away In the cem
etery at Woodland, the county seat of
our county, where her body had been
taken for holding the post mortem ex
amination. Woodland is a beautiful lit
tle city of about 4,000 inhabitants, and
the- cemetery,, taking it all around, is
a beautiful place. Will not try to tell
Pst Kxperlente Should Spur City on
to See That Xo Handicap Is
Placed Upon It.
Save your yellow coupons; $5 Worth entitles you: to a life-size bust painting free,
ib irinniB iHii u jr lint? i'ji m t d rm ii ii i a cl
ew device makes elevator accidents impossible
.We have just installed on our op era tor. Th device is; so
passenger elevator a new constructed that tht doors
MLteixF Arvir vMeii cannot be opend while the
every possible chance for an
accident, even with .the most
inexperienced or careless
car is away from the floor,
nor until the floor of the
car is practically flush with
the sill of the door. After
the door is once opened, the
car cannot be started until
the door is again tightly clos
ed. We are the first concern
in this part of the country to
install this device. It is a
most effective safeguard.
THESE snits at this
; price are so tlior-
i-i i . .
deserve prticlar atten- M. h
tion. The si vies show ? ' A
the newest In:, aiid are
-refined in ap7earanee.
The materials are fine
striped worsteds in all
jthe new shades.
The coats are" 45 inches
; long, lined with guar
: anteed satin, and
: with braid. Thv skirts
show the new plaited
effects. Another mod- S
el at $15 is of broad
I cloth in black, blue,
brown and gray. The
tailor'g is excellent. $15
THESE are made of
fine all-wool worst
eds from oue of the hirst
mills in this rountry.
Will give splendid wear.
The pattern is a narrow
invisihle stripe a pat
tern which is so adapt
ahle to the long, slender
lines of present fashions.
The colors are green,
blue and brown. The
coat is plain tailored,
lined with guaranteed
satin. Another model
at $25 is of broadcloth
of good quality. The .
coats are 45 inches long,
& semi-fitting in style.
Made in the best pos
sible manner. $25.00.
Appointment of census enumerators
to cover Rock- Islanti next -summer
will shortly be in sortler... and," profiting .,.
by past experitnee, is not it about -time
to arrange the preliminaries .u
that this city may be assured of a full
and fair count?
I Despite the precautions that the
civil service is supposed to throw,
around the appointments the tendency I
is for politics to play an important
part in the selection of the enumera
tors. It has done so in thi past and J
many cities have suffered as a result
of the carelessness or incompetence
-of those named to do the work.
Here in Rock Island the census fig-
ures in 1900 are believed to have been '
l from 1,500 to 2,000 short of the actual I
population of the city. Enumerators
were not sufficiently careful or con
scientious to get all the names. !f
ttey found a house locked or if the
housewife, suspecting that it was a
peddler or tramp at tae door, refj33d
to open up and in many cases w::ole
families were left uncounted. The
school census the next spring after
the last census indicated a population
of 2,000 more than the census takers
made it. j. .
Or(tnnixu(IDN Vmn Help.
This is a matter that should hav
the attention cf not onlv of business
j men. but of everybody who has any
j lecal patriotism in his makeup. The
! Business Men's association and the
J Rock Island Club are agencies that
can do much to prevent politics inter
! ferlng w'lli the appointment of capable
enumeia ors. hen t:ie count is b"l:ig
made individual assistance will 'be
most valuable. Other cities are takiiiu;
the matter up now and RjcU Islan!
must also be alert or suffer a serions
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Faille Francaise and crystal bengaline silks at $1.00
j TVVO beautiful new weaves that are in great demand for dresses because of
!7 their rich qualities and colorings. Come in Catawba, wistaria, casserole,
'reseda, mulberry, smoke, brown, Atlantic, Copenhagen, navy, black; 20-in. yd. $1-
Our collection of Dress Goods at $1.23 is un
equuled. We are offering 46-Inch Diagonal
Buitiusr. very popular, good shades SI. 25
Plain Prunella Cloth3 and natty striped
Serge Suitings good firm fabrics in all the
best shades. ."0 in. wide. Good value, S1.50
Samples of women's knit underwear in fall weights
A large inaker's sample line bought at a low price, bringing our customers sav
ings of a third and more. Women's Vests, Pants, Tights and Union Suits
j wool ,silk-and-wool and cotton cream, pink, blue, black, gray. Garment, 98c
.Women's Vests, Pants, Union Suits and
Corset Covers in fleece lined and medium
weight cotton, regular & extra sizes, 50
Children's fine all wool Vests and Pants in
cream, gray and camel's hair. Perfect fit
ting & well finished. Reg. 50c grades, 39
Cadet stockings, 25c pr.
CADET stockings wear so
well that once a mother
"tries them for her children,
she invariably becomes euz
fthusiastic to her friends
(about them. Cadet Stock
ings are made to withetaiid
jpi lilU Ilrtllt JV11IH nr fl M 11 II ill
Rbv active bovs a'H girls.
gFast black. Per
Boys' shoesgood leathers
MADE of good gun metal calf
leather, these shoes have a
dressy appearance and at the same
time give excellent service. They
have the welted double soles and
will withstand hard usage. We car
ry a wide range of widths and all
sizes, and can fit wide or
narrow feet comfortablv.
Prices $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
Kast Aisle, roar.
THESE represent a special lot
bought from large weaver and ordi
'narilv avouM sell up to 7ic v.'ird. Come
fin Dresden, stripes. Persian and moire
patterns that are much wanted tor mak-
rjing holiday gifts. Perfect in weave
land finish and come m hve, six and sev-en-inch
widths., A good chanca to save.
i if vou iutend to; make gifts. Yard SGc
Flannelette petticoats, 47c
A NOTHER saving we are able to
give our customers by virtue of
our large outlet. We bought forty doz
en at a low figure. All are in perfect
condition. Made of good weight flannel
ette; some with narrow, others with
deep flounces; 27 and 36 inches long.
50 and 75c kind, 47c; 98c values. 69c
Good wall paper at half-price and less tomorrow
PHlDROPElvT Y owners -vrill be able to cut their papering bills in half by taking J
iJL advantage of these prices. The patterns are all desirable and assortments Q
Jcontain )apers suitalde for every room m the house, iiistimates turnished .
r6c Vita back pp2r3. full citnbination. lc
iS8c kitchen and bei r-r-n nanen. ro'l 3c
'.THr sittlYi afi.-l rliniiK -.' mnars vi-tt Kr
15c new fall . papers about half, roll 8c
25c floral e;. ctj. new designs, roll 12 lc
60c duplex an 1 oat meal papers, roll at ' 25c
Lar;?e col?eetion imported papers up to $1 the roll.
W6 hung paper, work guaranteed. . Third -Floor
you what a blow tofts' is to V.s all, for
we could not make people understand.
A fellow must have;the actual experi
ence before he can understand. Have
no time to give you particulars. The
wretch, who is in jall charged with this
crime, has made a partial confession.
The district attorney wants me at the
preliminary hearing, so I am staying
at Woodland until it has been held.
which will be soon. Your friend, W.'.
, Copyright 1909
The House ol Kuppeaheimer
BURIED BY COUNTY
M. Landy Writes from Philadel
phia He is Unable to. Pay
Son's Funeral Expenses.
RUNDOWN BY A TRAIN HERE
I'nfortttnate's Death Knus Day's Cele
bration in the Saloons of
Phillip Landy, who died Monday
morning at St. Anthony's hospital cf
injuries received by being run down by
a Milwaukee train, will be buried from
the Knox undertaking parlors tomor
row. The funeral will be at the ex
pense of the county.
Landy came to this city last Sunday
from Fulton, where he was emnloved
with a steam shovel gang. He had
two companions with him and by
10:30 at night the trio was intoxicated.
In some say that has not yet been ex
plained Landy was run down on the
railroad tracks between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets. It is supposed
that the Southwest Limited was the
train which ran over him. It reaches
Rock Island at 10:30. Both of the
man's legs were cut off below the
I.HMt Word From FlHhrr.
His father, M.' Landy, who lives !n
Philadelphia, notified the coroner that
he would take charge of the remains,
but yesterday a registered letter was
received from him stating he did not
have sufficient funds .to bury his son.
and requested Coroner Rose to have
the body buried.
EEMS like a small thing to lay much stress on but it's a
cardinal principle here Willingness to wait' upon you.
Our salesmen don't take you in tow with nervous haste as
though their lives depended on their making so many sales by
We wait upon you that means wait until you've found what
you want in our stock.
We'll show you every model as willingly, as courteously, as
deliberately, as one.
Your satisfaction is the thing we're striving for.
And we'll serve you well in the new fall and winter styles from
The House of lECiuippeinuheioier
We are showing an exceptional variety in these brandnew
modes for men.
In every thread of every garment they're clothes of service at
your service here.
You see in the illustration the Chester a clean-cut style and
one of our best sellers. It comes in a variety of attractive fabrics
with a range of color and pattern to suit every taste, fashionable
grays, the newest Oxfords, beautiful dark mixtures and blue serges.
Suits from $15.00 to 35.00
Overcoats from $12.00 to 75.00
DOG RUN OVER; BITES;
THEN HE CHECKS IN
I anine Itesents Interference While
He is Passing Away At
A pointer dog was run over by aa
automobile this morning at 11 o'clock
oetween Fourteenth and Fifteenth
streets on Third avenue. The dog did
not die immediately.
He wanted to get even before ho
cashed in. R. E. Houghton, who
drives for the Parker Laundry com
pany, happened along, and he jumped
rom his wagon and went to pick up
the dog. The dog bit him in the hand
and then crawled up onto the sidewalk
nd died. It .was necessary fo'
Wnilpphffn in aoa n rrtotm an A horn lila
A CORDIAL INVITATION TO PARENTS
To Inspect the New Styles
Boys7 and Children's
They Are Good to Look at A
Pleasure to Wear.
From M. & K.
Our handsome new fall suits, over
coats and reefers for children are the
expression of the latest and best
ideas in tailoring and they show it
in every detail. We cordially invite
parents to comj to our boys and
children's clothing department to see
these handsome new styles they are
good to look at a pleasure to wear.
wf couiu noi uegtn to ten you
all about the many novelty suits we
are showing novelty fabrics and
novel designs many of them have
been made expressly for us: besides
we are showing more new ideas than
all the stores in Rock Island com-
I bined this 13 not idle
gossip, but a positive fact which we
are prepared to prove, and best of
all, our prices are not only reason
able but no higher, if as high, as is
usually charged for inferior quali
Wc have children's school suits.
f-tron.e and serviceable, at $2.95 to
$3.95; our celebrated Duplex suits.
witn two pairs of trousers at $
?f.7-r. to $7.75; the finest novelty
suits at $7.75 to
In overcoats for children we are
showing the new torm coats, auto
coats, Russian .style coats, Rufus,
topcoats, etc. All are new fall ere
ations and are very handsome models
prices from $2.95 to $15; perfect
beauties $5 to $10.
To do our boys' and children's
stock Justice you should bring In the
boy and allow us to show you the
new styles. Shouia your boy be
hard to fit or if you are looking for
some certain style, you'll find it here.
M. & K.
Boys Clothing' Headquarters.
Coon lurch Saturday night, at th
Down Town Inn.
Chicken lunch at Deisenroth's plasn
newspaper Saturday night, 1501 Fourth avenue.
CHIN DRIVEN INTO
MOUTH IN A TUMBLE
J. K. Kntrikln, lev Company Employe,
Victim of Peculiar
J- E. Entrikin of ibis city was the
victim of a peculiar and painful acci
dent in Moline this morning while :it
his work as an employe of the Chanir l
Ice company. He was engaged in un
loading baled straw from a wagon.
The bales separated, causing him o
loose his footing and preclpitaiin him
to the pavement headforemost. In the
fall his chin struck the end of th
wagon. The chin was pushed Into the
mouth and was lacerated by the teclh -of
the lower Jaw. A physician was
summoned, placed his chin in Its nor
mal position and sewed the wound
caused by the teeth. Otherwise Mr.
Entrikin was uninjured.
Tour cough annoys you. Keep on
hacking and tearing the delicate mem
branes of your throat if you want fo
be annoyed. But If you want relief.
want to be cured, take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Sold by all druggist