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DENIES CHARGE; ,
Scene of Thanksgiving Murder;
Man Who Killed Father-in-Law
C Clearance Sale
Hudson - Fulton Military
Capes, complete range of
colors. Priced at $6.75 to
RIGHE ON TRP
Women 's Suits
Treachery Allegations Agafls
River Engineers Scoff
Trices Reduced xA,Vz and in Great Many
Instances to One-Half
SAY MISLED COMMISSION
Pointing Out Only Improvts Por
tions of Mississippi During Iiope
Hon Results Looked F-
Some one started a story harging
that the engineers who ,.vmpanied
(fce congressional -waterway! commis-
flon on Its recent inspection trIP of
the Mississippi between St Paul a11
New Orleans directed the jtention of
the members of the commssion only
to Improved portions of the river and
omitted designedly examination of
stretches where repairs snd improve
ments were most needed.
-a "It is inconceivable from what source
Tsuch a ridiculous report would eman
;ate Major C. S. Rich", engineer in
'charge of the government improvement
;ot the upper Mississippi' sal ni8
office in this city today to an Argus
I representative. "I can speak for my
'own territory only. In St- Louis the
i steamer David Tipton, on which the
commission made its trip to the gulf,
was turned over to Colonel Bixby, un
der whose direction the river work is
carried on south to the gulf.
Stalled on Bars.
' "The one fact that the steamer Tip-
' ton was stalled four times on sandbars
between St. Paul and St. Louis qught
to convince the 'knockers,' if they
really believe that the engineers stoop
ed to the treachery that is alleged,
that they made a decidedly poor job of
their scheme. I know that the engin
eers attached to this office are enthus
iastically for the development of the
Mississippi river to a ppint where It
will be as valuable as it can be made
rYftgvavigation and commerce. Most of
''''AcnSs-have devoted their lives to the
wqrk oh the river, and for them at this
late day to seek to defeat the results
of their years of efforts is the sheerest
folly. I don't think it necessary for
me to explain my position with refer
ence to the improvement of the Missis
sippi, and I feel that I can speak for
every engineer connected with this
Complete Data Asked.
"Samuel Edwards, engineer station
ed at Dubuque, and J. D. Dushane, en
gineer stationed at St. Paul, accom
panied the commission through to New
Orleans. As an indication of how this
. members of the commission were im
pressed by their observations, I have
; just received a request from Cou
. gressman D. S. Alexander, chair
man of the commission, for an
atlas, or map, showing in detail
the present condition of the river
"oed . locating every dam and pr
tection that have been built since in
auguration of the improvement project
30 years aso; indicating the channel
depths for the entire distance between
St. Paul and St. Louis, so that the
commission will know how far we have
progressed on the deepening of the
channel under the project for provid
ing a six-foot course. While I am not
authorized to speak for the commis-
.Jn T nm mnTlnmil that tho momhora
4X uh doq7 were impressea Dy tao
Aeeda of the river in the shape of in
creased appropriations for Its develop
ment. The estimate for providing a
six-foot channel from St. Paul to St.
Louis calls for a congressional expen
Remarkable Electric Device to Produce
. ' Wireless Current That Quickly
Restores Diseased Stomach -
and Other Organs.
, A Real Treatment for Rheumatism.
We yant to call the' attention of our
; readers to a remarkable electric device
rwhlcta sema already to have exploded
' many pet theories of physicians and
scientists, and to have produced posi
tive wonder to those who have used it.
This new invention is called Electro
; pod es, which come In pairs both producing-
t ogre t her. it is stated, an un
fjioticeable yet effective current throuh
,iout the entire body, permeating the
' , vital oransr purifying and correcting
.diseased conditions, regulating vital
- (functions and strengthening the nerves
" almost beyond description,
t It proves at last that electricity is
not only life, but health and vigor un
(surpassed. It has already produced as
Htonishlng results In Stomach and Liver
: Troubles, Kidney Complaints, Back
, trains. Lumbago, Insomnia, Weak Heart.
.Rheumatism, Nervous Prostration, Neu
ralgia and Weak Nerves.
These results are not fanciful, but al
iready proven. For those who have re
Hied on medicines for curing the above
idiseases these Electropodes come as a
Those who wear them report an in
expressible new feeling of glow and
health to every organ, the nerves, as ft
(entire body. Nothing like It has ever
electropodes are peculia. uetallic in-
W soles In appearance. Insulated and so
Vlaced In the heels of the shoes as to
foe unnoticeable to .the wearer. They
are never uncomfortable; indeed, were
It not for the glow of energy and
health you would never know you had
them on. They are different from any
other electric device in that they pro
iduce a current only when in actual use.
r Electropodes have already been dis
tributed so you can now get them at
'any drug store at $1 a pair. To prove
Ito you that they do the wonderful
'things claimed for them, the druggist
signs a legal, binding contract that if
you are not perfectly satisfied with
,the Electropodes at the end of 80 days,
your money will be refunded.
If your druggist should not have
Electropodes on hand, send $1 for a
'pair to the Electropode Company, Suite
148. Holland block, Lima, Ohio, and they
.'will be sent to you on the same 80
days' trial, with our contract signed by
the manufacturers, binding themselves
to completely satisfy you or positively
refund your money, and also the Inter
esting story of how Electropodes heal,
no matter where the trouble Is looated.
"Bay whether for lady or gentleman.
Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Neibert and Dan Gilbert, 1304 Division
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Mr. and Mrs. Gnstav Neibert on their wedding day, two year ago.
Xeibert shot his father-in-law Thanksgiving day after the elder nfan had
confessed to having abused his own daughters.
diture of 520,000,000. Our annual al
lotment to date has been $500,000 a
year. Cn such a basis it would re
quire at least 20 years to complete the
project. We should have at least a
milion or more each year if the present
generation is to get the benents cf the
Story of n Coal Contract.
"During the trip I recalled an inci
dent that set Chairman Alexander
thinking. The local government plant
I refer to the steamers employed In
the river cpc-ratior.s on the tipp?r Mis
sissippi consume approximately S.000
tons of coal each season. We have
been paying about $1.75 per ton deliv
ered. Each spring, owing to high wa
ter, we are delayed in beginning our
work a month or more. I learned that
coal could be purchased at lower river
points at a price considerably below
that charged here. I made a trip; A
concern at East St. Louis quoted mo a
price of $1.10 per ton delivered. That
represented a saving of several thous
and dollars. My plan was to occupy
the boat 3 and barges and crews during
the high water period in transporting
the season's .supply of coal to this
point and storing it The East St.
Louis concern promised a bid in ac
cordance with the verbally quoted fig
ure. I went so far as to say that I be
lieved the concern would land the
contract and that it could have it a3
long as it could maintain the price as
against Its Competitors. I prepared an
Invitation for bids. It was sent to var
ious firms in accordance with the regu
lations of the government.
Falls to Send to Bid.
Every concern except the one at
East St. Louis was heard from, and
the prices quoted ranged between
$1.30 and $1.75. This stumped me. So
I made another trip. I called on the
East St. Louis concern and wanted to
know why the failure to make a pro
posal in accord with our understanding,
I was offered a flimsy explanation to
the effect that the company was not
then prepared, as it expected to be, to
lay the coal down at the bank owing
to Inadequate facilities of delivery. I
did not have to suggest further to Con
gressman Alexander the whyfores. He
understood the influence that had
brought the necessary pressure on the
coal company. The fact is that the
East St. Louis concern could have
made a fair margin' of profit on the
coal at the figure quoted me, but you
see the government would have be
come a transportation competitor of
the railroads. That is the point. So
we continue to pay tie old price for
Annual Pariah Meeting of Trinity
Episcopal Church I Held.
At th annual pariah meeting; of
Trinity Episcopal church held last
immf4m &Kts .xi-a
evening at the church, the officers
of the vestry for the past two years
were reelected. The are:
Senior! warden Robert
Junior warden George
S. White, John H.
P. W. Strickland, R. H.
P. Comegys and Frederick
OF CALLED PASTOR
J. W. Johnson Considering In
vitation of Zion Lutheran
The congregation of Zion Swedish
Lutheran church of this city still
awaits a definite answer from Rev.
J. W. Johnson, Ironwood, Mich., who
has been called to the pastorate here
to succeed Rev. Elof Jonson, who
has resigned to take the pastorate
of the Emanuel church in Chicago.
Rev. Jonson will preach hi3 farewell
sermon next Sunday.
Rev. Johnson has written a letter
to the official board of Zion church
acknowledging the call extended him
but says that it will be some time be
fore he will be able to give a final
answer. At the present he is the
moving spirit in a campaign for the
building of a new church for the
DIES IN AN EXPLOSION
Everett Ogden, Former Resident
Here, Killed in Xorris Coal Mine.
Everett Ogden, a former resident
of this locality, lost his life last week
in an explosion in a coal mine at
Norrls, Mercer county. Ogden was
employed in the mine. He was pre
paring a blast when a premature ex
plosion occurred. He was killed in
stantly. The mine in which the fa
tal explosion took place is owned
and operated by the Empire Coal
company of Davenport.
Licensed to Wed.
Charles Phillips New London
Miss Mary Gregory ; Danville
Clarence O. Jones Edgington
Miss Sophia E. Seligman. . .Edglngton
Lee H. Bruner Cordova
Miss Charlotte. Green Cordova
George H. Seibert Mollne
Miss Louise Mueller.... Moline
Young Girls Are Victims
of headache, as well as older women.
but all get quick relief and prompt
cure from Dr.. King's New Life Pills.
the world's best remedy tor Blck and
nervous headaches. They make cure
blood, and strong nerves and build an
your fcealth. Try them. 25c at all
Season End Clear
7i illine ry
All Trimmed Hats
reduced 1-4 and 1-3,
and in some instances
to 1-2 their original
including Felt. Velvet, Silk
Plush and Beavers, all re
duced to half price.
Plumes, Flowers, Wings, Rib
bons, Velvets, Ornaments, Ma
line, Chiffon, all at a reduc
tion of one-third.
reduced to $1.00, $1.50 and
$1.98. that represent values
worth double the asking price.
If you expect to get a hat
this season, now is the time
to buy it, and this the place.
Cor. 2nd & Brady
ENDS OLD RULE
Burlington Road Hereafter Will
Furnish Employes With
BUYS THOUSAND MACHINES
Company Assumes an Expense That
Was Burdensome to Lightly
After investigating the subject thor
oughly. Vice. President WUlard of the
Burlington road has abrogated the rule
which has for years compelled em
ployes all over that system to buy
their own typewriters. There are be
tween 1,000 and 1,200 typewriters ou
the. Burlington road, including agents
and telegraph operators, who are in
the same class, so far as the machines
are concerned, who have been forced
to pay from $S0 to $100 for standard
Win Bay Old Machines.
The order that has gone forth 's
that hereafter the Burlington company
will buy all typewriters used by ste
nographers, telegraph operators, sta
tion agents, bill clerks and others, and
that machines now owned and used by
these employes will be purchased by
the company. This purchase will be
In the way of a rental. The life of the
machine is fixed at seven years. Those
owning typewriters wni be allowed to
accept this rental from the company
for the remaining years of the life of
the machine, or they may take the
machines home or dispose of them
What mother is not looking for
something that will help her children
in the little ills of life, something
for the stomach trouble and the
bowel trouble? Long ago she prob
ably has become convinced that a
child cannot readily swallow a pill
or a tablet, and that to "break them
in half and crush them" is an annoy
ance; that usually they work too drasti
cally, and are nauseating- and too pow
erful for the little one's stomach.
Any mother who will take the trouble
of sending ber name and address can ob
tain a free sample bottle of a remedy
that thousands of other mothers are using
and now paying' for. This remedy Is Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, and the offer ot
a free trial bottle is open to any mother
who has not yet used it. Having1 used
tt and convinced yourself that it is what
you want, you can obtain it in the fu
ture of your drupgist at fifty cents and
one dollar a bottle. Just as so many
others are doing, the free sample being
Simply to convince you of Its merits. It
Is the best way to begin on It. Mrs. X
Davis of 187 W. Harrison street, Chicago,
and Mrs. Mary Belford. 1710 Coke street.
Louisville. Ky., both started With a free
sample and now they write that they
have never been without a bottle In the
It Is undoubtedly a great family rem
edy, as It is adapted to all ages, being
mild and pleasant to take and yet thor
oughly effective. It Is especially the
Ideal remedy for children and women and
old folks, who need something pure, mild
and natural. It has the advantage of be
ing a thorough laxative and yet contains
tonio properties. Use It for the moat
stubborn constipation, indigestion, liver
trouble, sick headache, sour stomach
and such complaints with a guarantee
that It will cure.
Dr. Caldwell personally win be pleased
to give you any medical advice you may
desire for yourself or family pertaining -to
the stomach, liver or bowels absolutely
free of charge. I xplain your case in a
letter and he win reply to you In -detail.
Por the free sample simply send your
nam and address on a postal card or
otherwise. For either request the doctor's
address Is Dr. W. B. Caldwell. K.50! Cald
well building, MonUceUo, XU.
TLbery Suits in Our 'Entire Stock at a
Over 400 Suits to choose from, in a complete assortment of styles
materials, shades and sizes.
Suits that sold up to $22.50, on sale for ..$12.50
Suits that sold up to $27.50, on sale for ..$15.00
Suits that sold" up to $32.50, on sale for . .$20.00
Suits that sold up to $42.50, on sale for ..$25.00
Suits that sold up to $50.00, on sale for . . $30.00
At $10 we are showing some of the greatest suit values you
have ever seen suits that formerly sold at $15, $20 and $25.
The prices are exactly as we state them to be -our goods
being marked in plain figures permits no exaggeration of forr
The woman who has not yet purchased her new winter suit
will certainly find this an opportune time to do so.
All alterations made free of charge which in itself repre
sents a saving of from $1 to $3.
THE 3 EE HIVE
Cor. 2nd & "Brady Sts. Dabenport, Iolva
they see fit and the company will buy
Rule of Old Management.
This was probably the only railroad
in the country that forced its em
ployes to buy their own typewriters,
and it was a rule established years
ago by the old Boston management ra
one of the - many small schemes of
economies. It was figured that em
ployes would be more careful with ma
chines of their own than they would
with those belonging to the corpora
tion. There has been general com
plaint from employes over the injus
tice, as it was shown in many In
stances typewriter operators were dis
charged before machines were paid
for, and that there was every year con
siderable financial loss to a class of
lightly paid clerks.
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days.
Pazo Ointment is guaranteed to
cure any case of itching, blind bleed
ing or protruding piles in 6 to 14
days, or money refunded. BO cents.
NOW ON STRIKE.
Millions of Stomachs Refuse to do
Their Work Properly.
All over this broad land millions of
stomach owners are being held in hu
miliating subjection just because they
are so stubborn that they will not ac
cept a fair, square and broad minded
Life is short for all of us; it will
be shorter Tor those who let their
stomachs go from bad to worse.
H. O. Rolfs has a famous prescrip
tion called Mi-o-na, and he believes
so thoroughly in its remarkable cura
tive power that he says to every own
er of a distressed stomach that he
will guarantee Mi-o-na tablets to cure
acute or chronic indigestion and all
stomach aliments or money back, and
the price is only 50 cents a box.
And still there are stubborn people
right in Rock Island who won't ac
cept this offer, but continue to suffer
from gas on stomach, belching of
sour food, stomach pains, foul breath,
dizziness, biliousness and headaches.
Just because just because that's
all, there is no other reason.
Mi-o-na tablets stop dyspeptic ag
ony In five minutes; they cure obsti
nate cases of indigestion and turn the
old stomach into a new one in a few
weeks or money back.
The Wonderful Waters
Come to Colfax. Let these
great waters cure you.
The curative effects of these
great mineral waters are re
markable in the extreme. The
old M. C. and Murlc Spring
waters have an immediate ca
thartic and diuretic action and
are conceded to be equal if
not superior to the great for
Colfax Water Cures Rheuma
tism. These wonderful waters are
possessed of a remarkable me
dicinal value and are a won
derful cure for. all forms of
Rheumatism, Obesity, Consti
pation, and Kldaey and Blad
New Hotel Colfax
has been built at these world
famous springs. The accom
modations are unsurpassed. A
great feature of the hotel is
Its magniflcant baths. Besides
the Mineral Water Cure In all
its forms there are the Elec
tric, the Turkish and the Kau
heim System Baths.
Rates i Americas Plan, S3 per
Day and Up.
Colfax Is on the main line of
the Rock Isand line, 23 miles
east of l ea Moines. Hourly in
terurban service between Des
Moines an. 4 Colfax. Take elec
tric car d.rect from depot to
Write for illustrated booklet
HARRY W. SOMMERS. Mgr.
JUotel Colfax. Colfax, Iowa.
Si A NICE CHRISTMAS GIFT
TO TOUR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WOULD PLEASE
THEM AS MUCH AS ANY THING POSSIBLE.
GET YOUR ORDER IN NOW
WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THAT ANY STUDIO CAN. BOTH
IN QUALITY AND PRICE.
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
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