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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MBER 17, 1909.
LOBES HIS LIFE
Charles R. Russell, Brakeman,
Killed on the Rock Island
WHILE MAKING UP A TRAIN
Kngine and Coal Oar Come Together
and Ilis Chest Is Crushed
Goes to Work Recently.
Charles R. Russell, who has been em
ployed as brakeman on the Rock Island
i lines for six weeks, was Instantly kill
i ed this morning while making up a
train at Sherrard.
The accident occurred at 5:30 while
the cars were being switched to make
up train 373 which runs between Rock
Island and Sherrard. At the time of
the accident Russell was between the
tank of the engine and the coal car,
when the pole slipped and be was
The cars hit and crushed his chest.
The fatality was discovered by Engin
eer M. Cavanaugh and Fireman H.
Jensen, who took the body into the de
pot. Conductor Joe Stephens was busy
In the yards at the time of the acci
dent and did not hear of it for some
time. Deceased's body was later tak
en to his room at the Sherrard hotel,
where ,the coroner of Henry county
will conduct the inquest.
Former Cirrus Performer.
Mr. Russell was 20 years of age and
his home was in Vermont. He had
been in the railroad business but a
short time. During the past summer
he traveled with the Ringling Brothers
circus as an aerial performer.
FORM DEBATE BODY
Three Societies of Augustana
College Joined in One
tlon was referred to the executive com
mittee. At a meeting of that body
last night It was decided to recom
mend the acceptance of the Invitation."
This means that two debates will
probably be held by Aug us tana this
I THE WEATHER T
Fair tonight and Thandan warmer
Thursday. The lowest temperature to
night will be about 20 or 35 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m-, 28 j maxlmnm
la 24 hours, 40 ; minimum, 28. Precipi
tation, trace. Wind velocity at 7 a. m,
20 miles. Relative humidity, last even
Ins; 71, this moralng 80.
Stage Change Pre
fect, feet. dp.
St. Paul 3.9 0.1 .62
Red Wing 3.9 0.4 .42
Reed's Landing ... 4.5 0.8 .OS
La Crosse 5.4 0.4 .20
Prairie du Chien . . 4.9 0.2 .10
Dubuque 5.6 0.4 .01
Le Claire 2.8 0.5 .02
Davenport 4.7 0.5 trace
Slowly rising stages will continue in
the Mississippi river from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Observer.
Nov. 17 In American History.
1S58 Robert Owen. Welsh philanthro
pist and Socialist, father of the
American Owens, died; born 1771.
1804 Robert Charles Wlnthrop. states
man and a colleague of Webster,
died; born 1S09.
1897 Rev. George Hendricks Hough
ton, rector of the Church of the
Transfiguration (the Little Church
Around the Corner In New York)
died; born 1820.
Sun sets 4:37. rises G:47; moon sets
S:17 p. m.; 12:31 p. in., moon in con
junction with pluuet Uranus, passing
from west to east of the planet.
A WOMAN'S PROTEST.
R. A. JAC0BS0N PRESIDENT
To Arrange Intcr-Society and Inter-
Scholastic Contests Plans for
Meeting With liethany.
The Augustana Debating league,
composed of the three debating so
cieties at the college, organized per
manently yesterday afternoon, adopt
ing a constitution and electing officers.
The clubs forming the organization
are the Gladst6ne, Webster and Bal
four Debating societies. The purpose
of the league, as stated by the consti
tution, is to promote interest in de
bating, by arranging and conducting
inter-society and inter-scholastic de
bating contests. The officers chosen
by the new organizations are:
' President R, A. Jacobson.
Vice president Elmer Olson.
Recording secretary Carl Backman,
Corresponding secretary Arnold
Treasurer S. L. Hanson:
Executive committee Gladstone, 13.
E. Ryden and T. Joranson; Webster,
G. M. Thimmell and C. Kallstrom
Balfour. E. Westlund and A. I. Mun-
Arran grins Meet with Bethany
The league after Its organization im
mediately set to work to arrange the
preliminaries for the Bethany debate.
A question for the debate was adopted
reading as follows: "Resolved, That
the Reformation of the Sixteenth cen
tury was a greater factor in the Intel
lectual development of Europe than
the Renaissance movement." The
subject will be submitted to Bethany
college for approval and choice of
The question of accepting the invi
tatlon from Lombard college of Gales-
burg for a debate with that instlta-
ijjf i 1 1 1 1 in in i "
MEN'S SCARF PINS.
As Christmas gift to a gen
tleman the scarf pin is undenia
bly de lux. Did you ever know
of a man who had too many?
We should like the privilege of
nelplng you to select a very
modish pin and to lend our serv
ices In settling the gift question
in any of it's phases.
Everything new and consist
X rd &V0 R IfrSi.
When some sensation happens,
Some man gets in disgrace.
With sneering air men say: "Of course
There's a woman in the case."
But this is oft forgotten,
That since the world began,
There's been no woman in a case
In which there was no man.
"Chap-o-lene" for chaps.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 6344.
Artistic picture framing made to or
der at L. S. McCabe & Co.
More good news. It's about the sale
of willow plumes at McCabe's.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cent
cigar. Made of extra quality tobacco.
Call LaVanway, telephone 247, for
carpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1523 Fourth ave
Music In Young & McCombs' cafe
every evening except Sunday 6 to 8
The Rock Island mall carrier fore
yesterday donned metropolitan winter
The new Thanksgiving and Christ
mas linens are creating a real boom In
McCabe's linen section.
Mrs. Austin's pancakes make a hearty,
wholesome breakfast. Fresh supply
now at your grocer's.
Easy to buy, easy to try; the best
wholesome, appetizing breakfast Is Mrs.
Austin's famous pancakes.
Keep your hands smooth, soft and
velvety with Chap-o-lene, the peerless
lotion. Sold by your druggist.
Ladies' shoe specials at McCabe's
which should make things look lively.
Thursday and Friday at McCabe's.
Write Chap-o-line on your shopping
list and accept no substitute. Your
druggist has it or can get it for you.
For good wines and liquors go to II.
Rlegel & Co.'s up-to-date liquor store,
210 4 Third avenue. Open evenings.
Attend the Afternoon club dance at
Armory hall. Rock Island, Thanksgiv
ing afternoon, given by the Afternoon
People look to McCabe's for early
Bhowing of holiday goods and their
preparations are fast nearing comple
The Silver Cross circle of the King's
Daughters will give a coffee at the res
idence of Jonas Bear, C09 Eighteenth
street, Friday, Nov. 19.
The crowding of furniture will be
greatly relieved at McCabe's, as the
furniture will' fly out with cut prices
now In force. Be prompt.
Miss M. M. Grantz of Moline has an
exhibit of hand-painted china at Kings
bury's this week. China will also be
on sale here until Christmas.
McCabe's cotton goods buyer has re
turned from market, and you'll notice
something very special doing in the
cotton goods section. Watch ft.
Court of Honor 853 will hold the
third dance of its series at Beselln's
hall Thursday evening, Nov. 18. Ad
mission 15 cents. Freed's orchestra.
The soft, smooth, clear skin of child
hood la yours by right, and every girl
or woman can. If she will, retain or re
gain the fresh, beautiful skin of child
hood simply by using Chap-o-lene, the
peerless lotion. Buy a bottle and sat
isfy yourself of Its unusual merit and
The Popular Chiffon Silk Scarfs
For day or evening wear, all
colors, light and dark, plain and
in brocade design, full 1 yds
long about half value while
25 dozen last,
!5-ROClC ISLAND. JI.$S
I "S. & H." Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Purchase.
Travelers"' Silk Samples at 19c
Thursday afternoon at 2:30
about 250 sili samples in y2t
and 1 -yard lengths, In dark
medium and ligtt colors ; most
ly all fancy silks just the
thing for fancy work, i - Q
Besses Ready to Wear
Rare style, beauty and individuality stamp these dresses as
quite unusual. Note the perfect fit, the tailoring, the general
Dresses of fine all wool broadcloths, all wool serges, fine
silks, etc., in black and the wanted shades of navy, wistaria,
toupe, wine, green and light colors all made in the latest one
piece styles, full pleated skirts, graceful semi-fitted effects
some plain tailored, others embroidered or braided in front or
panel designs, net or tailored yokes. Just such dresses as are
wanted for street wear, afternoons, party and evening wear,
for the house, etc., all ready to put on, at $10.00, $13.50,
$15.00 to 45.00.
Very particular attention is directed to the
superior values at
For the Babies
Infants bath robes, made of heavy
Infants' long slips, made of sheer
long cloth, special at 45c.
Infants' shirts, soft and warm, but
t'on down front, only 25 c.
Infants crocheted wool bootees. In
assorted colors, while they last, 10c.
Infants good flannellette sacques
Infants' long coats, Bedford cord,
nicely lined throughout, regular $2.50
value, at $1.95.
Children's bear skin coats, soft,
cozy and warm, $1.90.
Children's broadcloth and fancy
material coats, pretty styles, big val
ues at $3.88.
Children's galatea cloth dresses,
neat styles, prettily trimmed, $1.62.
Sale of Women's Night
For Thursday and Friday, we offer
women's night gowns of nainsook or
long cloth in the popular styles, slip
over, square neck, empire, etc., all
the new sleeves, open, elbow three
quarter and full length, trimmings of
fine embroideries and dainty laces
tjjese handsome gowns are $1.75 to
$2.25 values, for two days you can
pick from them all
The many unusual offerings in
muslin underwear will make this sec
tion a center of interest. Many Christ
mas suggestions here.
Your judgment will quickly
tell you the superior value of
these offerings. Christmas hint3
Petticoats of hydegrade and genu
ine heatherbloom, extra deep flounce,
deep underlay, not $2.25; but $1.58.
All silk petticoats of extra hey
taffeta deep flaring flounce, pin tuck
ed, colors and black, not $6.50, but
Petticoats of heavy flannellette,
solid color or striped, deep flounce,
worth $1.00. for 7"2c.
Dressing sacques of heavy teazle
down, bishop collar, quality and style
seldom sold at below 95c, Just Qlc.
Long kimonos, made of heavy
fleecedown material, shirred yoke
back, fancy border or satin ribbon
trimmed, at $1.95.
Long cotton crepe kimonas, plain
colors or fancy figures, bargain at
One piece house , dresses of good
quality percale, full skirt only $1.33
Long robes, made of fine velour
cloth, effective empire back, hand
some new designs. You would say
$5.00, and they ought to be five, we
We found a small dealer
in plumes the other day
who needed money more
than he needed the
plumes. We wanted the
plumes because we
knew they were a great
bargain and would make
us lots of friends.
There are 1 9 beautiful black willow plumes, worth (Pj j n
$9 and $10; pick yours Thursday for ; pi
Seven $12.50 black willows, pick for $9.40.
Twelve $14 and $15 black willows, choose one or more at $11.75.
About a dozen magnificent long, black silky willow plumes, $18 to
$25; pick any for $15, Thursday only, $15.
Twelve handsome white willow plumes, worth $10.50 to $13.50; pick
Seventeen beautiful white willows, worth from $15 up to $20; choose
from these Thursday, one day, for $11.80.
Remember that these special cut prices are for one day
only, as we confidently expect every one of these plumes to be
gone before closing time Thursday evening.
"Quit Crowding!' Says Furniture
Furniture must double up or move out to make room for
Christmas displays. The alternative is reduced prices and
quick sales. How we do it:
Good white enamel metal beds down to $1.45t
Metal beds, white and Vernis Martin finish continuous posts, gold or
namented $5.00 values down to $3.75.
Massive metal beds white and combination colors, $15.00 values down
Solid brass beds two inch posts, down to $13.75.
$50.00 massive brass beds with large square posts down to $35.00.
Golden oak dressers double shaped tops, three large drawers, 16x2 6
Inch French bevel mirrors down to $8.85.
Mahogany dressers, 42 inch top 22x28 inch oval French bevel mir
ror were $22.50 down to $14.95.
Solid oak mission library tables 42 inches long, with drawer and shelf
down to $6.90.
Large mission rockers with arms, solid oak,
chase leather down to $3.75.
Golden oak rockers with arms, saddle and
Thanksgiving and Christmas Linens
It's strange that this store does not sell all the linens that
are bought in this locality. If you should look over this new
stock of holiday linens, you'd agree with us. The durability
of pure flax, the beauty of patterns, the absolute dependabil
ity of the McCabe linens coupled with their well known lower
prices has made this linen section famous for many years.
Within the week past thousands of dollars worth of new goods
for Thanksgiving and the holidays have been added to the
stock. New. towels, new sets, cloths and napkins, center pieces, dollies,
spreads and fancy pieces of every known description to call keen atten
tion to this great holiday linen stock we'll give double stamps through
out the entire linen section for three days, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, douWe stamps, double. Tou can make your Thanksgiving table a
Joy and delight with some of these beautiful linens and you'll secure the
advantage of our economy prices.
As a Special Flyer Before Thanksgiving we'll sell ten
patterns of beautiful pure flax full bleached 70- and 72 inch
table damasks $1.00 to $1.25 quality at just 83c Q
a yard for three days OOC
And double stamps of course, get 'em this week.
seats upholstered in
cobbler seats, down to
Women's Fine Kid Shoes
Heavy seasonable soles, shape
ly popular style, made to sell
at $2.50. : Thursday and Fri
day your size per pair $1.79.
More style than you'll see again
at this jr
price ) J- s
Children's Shoes sizes up to
11, sample pairs, broken lines,
etc., about 160 pairs all desir
able shoes, selling from 75c to
1.25. To make a record sale
and to close the lot quick, Thursday and Friday r A
we make the price JUL
High Top Shoes For men and boys this style of winter footwear Is
fast becoming popular. We are showing all the best styles and at de
cidedly moderate prices. For long wear, hard knocks and general satis
faction tbey can't be beat. Men's medium and extra high
top shoes with double solos, $5.00, $4.00 and ,
Big Snap in 54 and
Thursday and the bal
ance of the week we offer
about 35 pieces of heavy
and medium weight fancy
suitings and skirtings,
purchased at a fraction of
their value from an overstock
ed skirt and suit manufacturer,
including plain grays and
blacks, gray, black and tan mix
tures, tan, brown and gray
stripes, mixed plaid suitings,
etc., etc.. all of them 64 to 59
inches wide and marked at one
third and one-quarter of their
real value, while they OC
last, a yard .oC
Good Time to Buy
Silk Mufflers and
Just received our holiday
stocks. All the latest colors In
great variety, attractively pric
ed. Liberty and Bengatlne silk
muffler, In black, pearl and
white, two special values, at $1
and 75 c.
Peau de crepe, novelty plaid
and Bengaline reefers. In
toupe, champagne, green, pur
ple, cardinal, navy, pearl, -white
and black, values np to $2.00,
priced at $1.60 and $1.25.
Imported Italian novelty bro
cade, full dress reefers, all the
swell colors, very attractive, at
$3.60, $2.60 and $2.00.
The "Blossom" Pat
tern in Silverwear
Is an entire new Idea, delicate
in design, superb in execution,
finished in French gray with
polished Ehleld In center.
It Is the pattern of the year.
On all pieces for table service
that receive constant use, viz.
tea, table, dessert and soup
spoons, medium and dessert
forkB, a heavy sectional plating
of silver Is added to the most
exposed parts. This Increases
the wear resistance threefold.
The McCabe guarantee to
stand behind and replace every
piece of goods bearing the
"183 5 Wallace" trade mark,
that does not give satisfaction
to any household this is as
broad as the air. There is no
time limit you are absolutely
protected on every piece you
Boys' High Cuts Strap and buckle tops, overweight soles, made for
hard service, $a.00. $2.50, $2.00. Q1 Q
15c Flannelettes and Q
Fleeces, yard . . . si
4 00 yards of fancy flannelettes
and fleeces, Thursday all day,
in mostly dark patterns al
so several handsome floral pat
terns in duckling fleeces
These are all regular 15c val
ues at per
yard 9 c
PEOPLE LOOK TO McCABE'S
For Early Showing of Holiday Goods
Our Christmas handkerchiefs are now here and
they are found to create deep interest. To set the
ball rolling quick and fast and to make the sales
go forward with leaps and bounds, beginning
Thursday and for three days ten per cent dis
count on all handkerchiefs also double stamps on
every handkerchief sold for these three days.
Handkerchiefs are here at all prices from lc to $2.50
a piece, but with great emphasis on those from 10c to 50c.
Thousands of dainty handkerchiefs of novelty patterns and
entirely new designs, exquisitely hand wrought Initials
and embroideries of wonderful beauty for 25c.
You can only appreciate this magnificent collection af
ter spending an hour or so looking them over and enjoy
ing their lovllness.
Still remember--let us repeat it, 1 0 per cent dis
count and double stamps on all handkerchiefs for
WHEN OUR COTTON GOODS
From market there's a stir in the domestic
and muslin sections. Among the bales and boxes
of cotton fabrics of all descriptions there is
something for every housekeeper.
Keep an eye on our advertisements and be
ready for your share of the good things we are
A limited quantity of the celebrated pearl brown sheet
ings, two yards wide 15c yard.
Two and one-half yards wide igc yard.
First choice full bleached muslin, per yard 51,c.
Pepperell R fine brown muslin, per yard Q l9 c.
Thursday 9 o'clock till noon 7c checked apron ging
hams, per yard, 4 1 ;.
Thursday 2 o'clock, till closing time Sarilla soft bleach
ed muslin, per yard 6 C.
Friday 9 o'clock till'noon bleached Domet flannel, per
yard 4 c.
Friday 2 o'clock till closing time special quality indigo
prints, per yard 4 l2 c.
A WORD IN YOUR EAR.
You Know How Hard it is to Get En
at Christmas time. Buy those Christmas gift um
brellas now and have the engraving done prompt
ly, set aside and pay for when you get them.
For Men silk umbrellas at $6.00 all the way down
For Women Silk umbrellas at $7.00, $0.00, $5.00,
$3.00, $2.oo, $u50 and $1.00.
Extra Special Women's close-roiling Laventino silk
umbrellas, a happy assortment of the popular long direc
tcire handles, silk ca.?e and tassel, while 50 last choose
Lnte shipments of umbrellas for men and women are
received. The handle makers have surpassed themselves
this season and the splendid qualities of silk umbrellas
with gold, silver, pearl, ivory, horn and natural wood han
dles are much ahead of former years.
"RED LETTER DAY" SATURDAY hs,."i FREE fe
the gratification offered by its use. At
The Ladies' Altar society of St. Jo
seph's church will give a coffee and
social at the home of Mrs. P. J. Lee,
1016 Fourteenth street, Nov. 18, from
3 p. m, to 8 p. m.
The Young People's league of the
Central church will hold a sale of
fancy articles Saturday, Nov. 27, s-t
the Young & McCombs old store build
ing. A light lunch will be served dur
ing the sale.
Glass brtcKs are coming" Info" com
mon use In Germany to admit light
through walls that are required to be
fireproof and window less.
CHURCH BLOWN UP
IN A PARISH WAR
Damage of $o0,000 Done to Front of
New Structure in Indiana
' . Coal Fields.
Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 17. An ex
plosion of dynamite destroyed the
front; of the new $50,000 Sacred Heart
Roman Catholic church at Clinton In
the coal fields near this city today.
It Is thought to be the result of a quar
rel between Hungarian and Bohemian
members of the parish.
Two Million Bottles
of Perry Davis' Painkiller sold every
year. This wonderful household rem-
REPORT FILTER CONTRACT
Adjourned Meeting of the City Coun
cil to lie Held ThN I-Jvriiing.
An adjourned meeting of the city
) rni'Miil ! 1 . 1. , ,1 . 1 ill 1 J I 1-( Tl "
edy stops the pain of sprains, burns or ,-,. Vi. " . 1 '
. , Ti. . ' .. The new filter contract, as revised ty
a commitu-e of tre council will be up
bruises. - it relieves rheumatism or
neuralgia. It cures colds, cramps,
colic, diarrhoea. There ought to be a
for approval, and It is probable the
committee d legated to confer with
bottle on your shelves just now ready tfce ccl;5ls of the Duriin?tcwl ln rsrer
forthe first sign of trouble. The new u.ncc te f..e dlsputei, nev, connct:n..
size bottle is ?5 cents, and . there is
also the EO-cent size.
Lewis' Single Binder -the famous
straight 5 cent cigar, always best
quality. - v
track at Twenty-fourth street and Sec
ond avenue will have ' somctlilng io
Licensed to Wed.
Charles M. De Lay Grinnell
Mrs. May E. Burzcll Grinno:!
Wesley Webb Muscat!.-"!
Mrs. Grace Tes'.cr Muscatine
Ebin Seliirt Rock Islntid
Miss Edith Gob'n Watertown
Arthur I. Fitz'. South Rock Island
Miss Mabel Kerr. . .South Rock Island
A Scalded Boy's shrieks
horrlEcd his grandmotHer, Mrs. Maria
a aylor of Nbo. Ky.. wro writes tha.
when all thought he would die, Buck-Ic-n'B
Arnica Salve wholly cured him.
Infallible for Burns, Scalds, Cuts,
Corns, Wounds. Bruises," Cures Fever
Sores,' Bells, Skin Eruptions, Chil
blains, Chapped Hands. Soon routa
Piles. 2oc at all druggists.