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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, APRIL' 2, 1010.
NIEBERT IS FREED
State Moves for Dismissal of
Young Man Who Killed
INSANITY DEFENSE PLEA
TlLanksgiving Shooting Climax
" Series of Wrongs Committed
by Unnatural Parent.
gave orders that sufficient stock of the
Southern Pacific be purchased to give
control of that road to the Unfon Pa
cific. Otto H. K&hn, a director of the Union
Pacific, testified under oath in the
merger suit in New York that Presi
dent Lovett had secured advance in
formation that the administration rail
road legislation bill would be so drawn
as to legalize the transaction. ,
FOR AUTO EXHIBIT
: Upon motion of County Attorney
Fred Vollmer in "the district court at
Davenport today he case against Gus
Neibert, on trial for the murder of his
father-in-law, Dan Gilbert, was dis
missed. - The Judge sustained the motion and
instructed the Jury to return a verdict
pf not guilty. The defense in the case
was made upon the grounds of eelf
defense and insanity at the time of
Neibert' killed Gilbert last Thanks
giving day because of illicit relations
Gilbert had had with his daughter.
First of Annual Shows Will Open
Next Friday at Armory Hall
Great Interest Shown.
Arrangements for the automobile
show which is to take place in Dav
enport at the armory hall there next
week have been completed. It will
continue three days, beginning Thurs
day. There will be three sessions
each day. the morning one lasting from
10 to 12 o'clock, the afternoon one from
2 to 5, and the evening one from 7: SO
to 11 o'clock. " The morning sessions
will be devoted entirely to demonstra-
Mrs. Neibert, the defendant's wife. At j ting the different machines and view-
the time the murder caused a sensa
tion. Srropnthy for Drtmdat,
The sympathies of everyone acquaint
ed with the case have been with Nei
bert all along and the outcome of his
trial has hardly been in doubt. During
the trial minors were excluded from
the court 'room because of the nature
of the evidence which was submitted.
- KITTY'S EYES.
Kitty has the loveliest eyes.
So bright and clear they seem to
But when it comes to holes in hose
Why, then, my Kitty cannot see.
She scans my treasured summer silks.
Likewise my fall and winter crops,
And ears: "The only holes that I
Can see in these are at the tops."
Dear, soft-brown, but myopio eyes;
They cannot spy the vacant spot
Where once a needed button was;
They look and look, but see It not.
But never once do I complain;
I even cherish this neglect;
For Kitty also fails to eee
That I have many a sad defect.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
' Buy a home of Feldy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Ask for the green stamps at the
LaVanway buys and sells every-
thing. Telephone west 247.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
f urnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. . The most correct styles are at all
times fully represented at the Dawson
The West End Bungalow club will
give a dance Saturday, April 2 at
Buy your new hat at the Dawson
millinery and you are sure to get the
' Spring has come. The McCabe store
makes the change of costume from win
ter to spring both simple and econom
ical. Attend dance given by Woodmen of
South mock Island at their hall April
2. Fifty cents a couple. Ladles free.
Come and have a good time.
The Regis corsets never would have
been so popular had it not been for
their superior Equality and fit. All
models, all materials, from $1 to $10.
L. S. McCabe & Co., agents.
ing the exhibits, but In the afternoon
and evening a musical program will be
given by Petersen's band.
Considerable interest is being shown
in the exhibit by the large automobile
trades papers, and one of them has a
representative on hand. Several oth
ers have requested detailed accounts of
the show for use in their columns. It
is intended to make the show an an
L. R. Warner of Chicago spent yes-
i terday visiting relatives In the city.
Mrs. Peter Bohlander of Monmouth
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. H. H.
Clyde Brown of Galesburg, for
merly of this city. Is visiting with
Clarence Ficken Is home from Grin
nell college to epend the Easter vaca
tion with bis parents.
Captain D. W. WIsherd has return
ed to his home at Qulncy after a
brief visit with .friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mansfield and
daughter. Miss Jnlia, have gone to
Oskaloosa. Iowa, for a visit with Mr.
Mansfield's mother. ,
G. Carl Dick of Chicago arrived
here today from Burlington, where
he has been visiting for several
weeks, and will assume his duties as
clerk on the steamer Black Hawk to
morrow. Miss Winifred Ashley of Bluff, 111.,
who has been visiting Mrs. H. H.
Hensley. 1018 Fourteenth-and-half
street, has gone to spend Sunday with
Miss Bonnie Weber. Mrs. F. H. Ash
ley of Bluff is visiting with Mrs.
Lee Smith, who has been working
at the Rock Island Plow company of
fice for the past two years, will leave
next Friday for Minneapolis and will j
by employed in the shipping depart
ment of the ploy company branch
L. L. Hance, A. N. Pratt. C. R. Den
nis, C. W. Owens, J. F. Odell and P. C.
Smith, local agents for the Commercial
Life Insurance company, left today for
Chicago to attend a banquet given to
the 'agents of the company. The af
fair will take place at the Chicago
CAUSE TO LEGALIZE
MERGER MAY KILL
TAFT RAILWAY BILL
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
tlon upon this as a legal proposition."
- The question was answered by the
introduction of a portion of the presi
dent's message of Jan! 7, in which
President Taft stated that "by my di
rection the attorney general has draft
ed a bill to carry out these recom
mendations, which will be furnished
upon request to the appropriate com
mittee whenever it may be desired."
' The fact that Attorney General Wick
ersham framed the bill places him in
the position of having drawn a meas
ure which, in the event of it becoming
a lawr. would legalize a transaction
which he is fighting in the courts aa ( ed through the federal board of arbi-
James E. Salter, conductor on a Rock !
Island way freight, southbound, was
struck by an engine and killed at La
Porte City, Iowa, Friday night. His
run was on the way freight? between
Rockford and Cedar Rapids. He leaves
a wife and two children.
New York, April 2. The New York
Central has Issued, a general order in
creasing by 7 per cent the pay of all
employes on the New York Central
lines east of Buffalo who now earn
$200 a month or less. Vice President
C. F. Daley said that the directors of
the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern,
the Michigan Central and the Big Four
probably would take similar action.
The order goes into effect immedi
ately. Those employes whose demands
for a wage Increase are now under ad
visement the telegraph operators, the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and
the Order of Railway Conductors are
Directly afTected are the locomotive
engineers and firemen and the extra
clerical force. Yard switchmen and
yard conductors receive a 3-cent an
hour advancer in accordance with the
terms of an agreement recently reach-
The "joker" was prepared after the
six leading railroad presidents had
their conference with President Taft
The press associations reported that
the railroad men pleaded . with the
president to drop the suit against the
merger, but that Mr. Taft, after listen-1
ing very attentively to the arguments,
turned a deaf ear to the entreaties of
bis visitors, thus showing be could be
firm once he made up his mind.
A still more remarkable feature of
the situation is that ex-Judge Lovett,
president of the Union Pacific, who
has taken the place of E. It Harriman,
knew long In advance, of the public
what the Taft bill would provide, and
It is estimated that the general In
crease will cost the eastern division
f 2,500.000 a year.
Do You Feel Like This?
' Does your head ache or simply feel
heavy and uncomfortable? Does your
.back ache? Does your Bide ache? Do
you feel fagged out 7 The tonic laxa
ve herb tea known as Lane's Family
Medicine will clear-- your head, remove
ihe pain in tide or back and restore
Tour strength. Nothing: else is so good
cor the stomach and bowels. At drug
gists' and dealers, 25 cents.
Gustaf Adolf Lodge No. 20.
Will give a dance at Odd Fellows
hall Saturday evening, April 2, 1910.
Stroehle's orchestra. Fifty cents per
couple; extra lady 25 cents. Come and
have a good time.
Today In the Markets
Chicago, April 2. Following are the
the quotations on the market today:
May, 114, 114, 114, 114.
July. 107. 107. 106; 107.
September. 104, 104, 103, 103.
May, 61, 61, 60, 60.
July.-63, 63. 63. 63. -September,
64. 65, 64, 64.
May, 43, 43, 42, 42.
July, 41. 41. 40 40.
September. 09, 39, 38.
"McCaLes for silks
Is an expression you
hear every day. There's
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APRIL WILL BE SILK
At our silk store. Ours are not
bargain silks, but they are SILK
BARGAINS. There's a difference.
warmth and the
air laden with
the perfume of spring flowers
few women will care to con
tinue wearing their winter
suits, winter ata, whiter un
derwear, winter millinery.
No! Not many women want
And here at this store a change
from winter to spring is all
so easy. , . ,
. - u is rack after rack, hung
with fresh spring like suits,
tables and cases filled with the
latest fnllUnry inspired by
Paris, London, and the large
fashion centers of America.
Piles and piles of the new
smart oxfords and pumps. Yes.
all through this big store the
breath of spring Is felt and the
costume complete, suitable to
the season la here to suit every
taste, Jnd to meet tne most
economical Ideas of the pru
dent buyer, as well as to fur
nish the late3t fads of fashion
tn the extreme fashionable
dresser. The helpfulness of
this store was never eo fully
demonstrated as this eeason.
Nearly 200 special deliveries of
Easter Hats, 6uite, and cos
tumes' were made Inst Satur-1
day evening after six o'clock
to customers whose urgent Eas
ter retirements were appar
ent. The modest, prudent econom
ical buyer finds greater advant
age at this store not only in
lower pres h"t fn tjie a"nr
rance of ' correctness. ' Your
oniiflrppf.- 'n the MCil'e ster
and Its ability to serve you and
to help you economize was nev
er more fully satisfied, sus
tained and appreciated than
Contour is the key note of the
large hats this season. Even the
lavish trimmings cannot hide the
beautiful outlines of the dome
shaped crowns and wide curving
Among the prominent types
of the large picture hats are the
Richelieu, Empire and the Cav
alier. Leghorn, Yedda Hemp, Chip
and Tuscan are favorite straws.
Masses of wheat and flowers,
many ornaments and "stick-ups"
as well as ribbons and plumes
are lavishly used for trimmings.
Advance Purchases of Men's, Wo
'mens and. Cnildren's Spring and
Summer Knit Underwear
Contracted for late last summer before the rise in cot
ton. You will find by far the best values here in many lines
A SAVING OF 33 1-3 TO 50 PER CENT IN THE PRICE
Ladies' pure white bleached cotton vests, tuck stitch
ribbed, choice of high neck and long sleeves, low neck and
sleeveless, low neck and short sleeves. Drawers to match,
made with French bandthese garments are an extraordin
ary value at 25.
Ladies' pure bleached lisle thread vests, long sleeve,
short sleeve, sleeveless, high or low neck styles, we consider
this line on today's market worth ?5c, but our advance con
tracts nable us to price them at 50.
Ladies' Richelieu ribbed vests, pure white bleached
thread cotton, choice of low neck, sleeveless and V neck
short sleeve styles, 22c is the value today, but we price
them at 15. ' '
Ladies' Union Suits, knee and ankle length, long and
short sleeves, sleeveless and lace trimmed styles, a great
showing ranging from $1.50 to 42.
Men's Balbriggan shirts and drawers, made of the best
combed peeler-cotton, ocean pearl buttons, drawers made
with extension band, re-in forced and gussetted seat, we
price them while this lot lasts, only 50e
Men's Jersey ribbed union suits,' Egyptian cotton, long
or short sleeves, ankle length a. rare value at per suit,
Men's lisle thread union suits, long or short sleeves,
ankle length, value $1.75, we price them at $1.25.
20c Serpentine Crepes, 12 l-2c
1000 yards of 2c serpentine crepes in plain clolors and
fancy Persian and Oriental designs, for kimonas, house
dresses, pajamas, etc., Monday and while 1000 yards last,
a yard. 12 l-2.
needs of a
a manufacturer of
fine coats brings sev
eral splendid bargains to
you thus early in the sea
son. Stylish long coats
with the long roll collars
mannish mixtures, for gen
real street wear, traveling
or motoring light "weight
storm serge coats in navy,
tan and black for all round
service. ' Tan coveit coats
in semi-fitted models dres
s' coats in black and white
stripes and checks trimmed
in exquisite taste with silk,
or satin, $25 to $30 coats at
New Homespun Coats
In grey and tan, Stylish
coats of wide wales and
vFrench serges, long revers
finished with satin, buttons
chantccler style. Covert
coats in plain tailored mod
els so becoming and in such
great demand. All nade
in the best styles of the sea
son, up to $20.00 values, a
revelation of bargain giving
Tne New Novel ty Octave Tkanet,
Our public have awaited this announcement with far
more than ordinary interest. The brilliant success of "The
Man of the Hour," has drawn a large circle of readers to
the gifted authoress, who is our own Miss French of Dav
enport. The scene of the "Man of the Hour" was laid in
the north. "By Inheritance," carries us to the southland
a story of lovable people told with subtle charm and dramat
"By Inheritance" covers old fields in a new way and un
covers new fields of great interest. To delay the reading is
simply to deprive oneself of real pleasure. The price here
is only $1.15.
"Why do you wear the
Regis corset?" was asked
of jin athletic looking 3'oung
woman. "Because it gives
me room to breathe," was
the answer. "It is so free
above the waist, and my
clothes fit so much better
The Regis never could
have become popular if it
had not been comfortable,
as well as so perfect in line.
Some of the new models
are a little shorter above the
waist, some are longer be
low the waist Jine. The new
patent Cross garter is on
one model. Then there is
the genuine Walohn filling
and other be?t materials all
through tbeir manufacture,
which make, them the most
A woman who has any
where from $1.00 to $10.00
to invest in a corset cannot
do better than to buy the
Regis and be sure of com
fort, style and durability.
Ostrich plumes have assumed
an unexpected prominence and
the plumed bat is again a great
-ChantlUy and French figured
laces both edges and all over
patterps are extensively used
on the new hats.
Dotted Tells are enjoying a
revival of popularity, small,
medium and large dots being
about equally favored.'
The up-to-date eirl will have
blouses, to match the material
of her suit. These are smart in
sheer linens, barred dimity,
mulls ' or cotton etamlnes.
The Chantecler colors are
dominating the season's millin
ery. Those wonderful greens,
blues, reds, tans and tawny yel
lows are being much used-
The. woman whose head is
perfectly dressed attracts more
admiration and attention than
the woman with the smartest
gown, but who wears an unbe
coming hat. You should be par
tlcular who you have for your
You will save about half
by replenishing your gran
ite ware needs, Monday.
Blue and White granite
dish pans, 14 quart size, 60c
19c pudding pans, blue
and white granite, 3 quart
3 quart blue and white
granite coffee pots, 50c val
Blue and white sauce
pans, with long handle, in
this sale, 15.
4 quart blue and white
granite preserving kettles,
worth 30c, at 14.
Spring Needs for
the House and
Acme quality lawn hose
in 50 ft sections with brass
couplings. 6 and 3 ply, best
black rubber, per section, $5
Combination lawn and
garden rakes with hard
wood handles, 35. .
Electric soap, for clean
ing carpets, rugs, curtains,
Alabastine, the sanitary
wall coating", large variety
of tints, 5 lb package, 45f?.
A large variety of sum
mer cook stoves, for oil or
gasoline, every one guaran
teed, $15.50 to 92.75.
Liquid Veneer, the polish
for all kinds of furniture,
woodwork, etc., two sizes,
50c and 25c
The Largest Assortment
Of ready to use paints, enamels, varnishes and stains we
have ever shown. If its a surface to be painted or varn
ished vou will find it here, and of THE ACME QUALI
TY, which is a guarantee of satisfaction.
Acme Quality New Era paint for exterior and interior
house painting, full line of colors, and the best that is made
92 gallon. "
Brick Red Paint for barns and outside buildings, where
-an inexpensive paint is desired, per gallon, $1-
Acme Quality Carriage and Wagon Paints, in all col
ors and sizes. " It will make your old vehicles look like new.
Japanese Lacqure, a splendid varnish stain for refinish-ing-all
kinds of furniture, floors and wood work. All colors,
quarts, T5t. .
' Acme Quality Granite floor paint produces a dry enamel
finish with, one application. All colors, quart, 40.
Kalsomine, the sanitary wall coating. Full line of col
ors, in 5 lb. packages, 45.
Butchers' 'Floor Wax for polishing all kinds of floors
and interior wood work, where a high glass finish is desired,
lb tins, 50.
Elston's Seam and Crack filler for floors and woodwork,
large tins, 25. " ,
THIS dress will
be of interest.
Dresses cf Henrietta
cloth and French serge,
after fashionable mod
els, lace yokes, bands
af soutache braiding
and other latest trim
ming ideas. You will
grow more than en
thusiastic over these as
the styles, materials,
workmanship and ev
ery detail are such s
are usually found in
dresses costing $5 10
$10.00 more. They
come in shades of grey,
reseda, green, rose, as
well as black and the
price is only
EVENING AND PARTY
Handsome evening: dresses In
Crepe de chene, messaline and
nets, made and finished In elegant
style, up from 15-
Reliable Garden and Flower
Seeds, m Packages and Bulk
Those reliable seeds. You've had them from us and
planted them year after year and they always grow that's
why this business is growing. Bulbs, onion set and 100,00;)
packages of flower and vegetable seeds at package, 1.
May, 25.50, 25.50. 25.07, 25.10.
July, 25.40, 25.40, 25 05, 25.10.
September, 24.90, 24.90, 24.60, 24.60.
May, 13.70, 13.70, 13.55, 1.55. 3
July, 13.50, 13.52, 13.31, 13.32.
September, 13.37, 13.40, 13.17, 13.20.
May, 13.57. 13.57. 13.42, 13.45.
July, 1.235. 13.27. 13.15, 13.17. 1
September, 13.17, 13.17, 13.02, 13.05.
Receipts today Wheat 10, corn 157;
oats 78, hogs 4,000, cattle 150, sheep
1,000. ' . '
Estimated receipts Monday Hog3
itog market opened weak. Hoga
left over 6,800. Light 10.4510.80, mix
ed and butchers 10.5510.80, good
heavy 10.60 10.95, rough heavy 10.60
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha. 3,600, cattle 300.
Hogs at Kansas City 2,000, cattle 200.
Hog market closed weak. .Bulk sales
10.7510.85. 'light 10.4510.75. mixed
and butchers 10.55 10.90, good heavy
10.6010.90, roMgh heavy 10.6010.70.
Cattle market closer steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
Liverpool closing Wheat to
lower, corn lower. . "
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 203, last week 307, last year 166;
Duluth. today 131, last week 130, last
New York 8tocka.
New York, April 2. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
Union Pacific 1.... .183
V. S. Steel preferred 119
U. S. Steel common 8276
Rock Island preferred 90
Rock Island common 45
Southern Pacific 124
New York Central 121', 4
Great Northern 134
Northern Pacific .... 134
L. & N. ....150
Canadian Pacific 1 181Vi
C. & 0 83
B. R. T 76
B. & O. , 110
Atchison ; 112
Sugar .., 123
St. Paul 140
Copper .... '. 75
Southern Railway 27 Vi
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS,
Today's Quotations on Provisions. Llvs
' Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, April 2. Following are
the wholesale prices on the local mar
Live Poultry Hens, per pound,
14e;, spring chickens, per pound, 15c;
ducks, 11c; gene, 11c.
Butter-Dairy. 28c; creamery, S3c.
Fresh Eggs 19c.
Potatoes 35c to 40c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 63-CCc; oats. 47c,
Forage Timothy hay, 18; wild hay,
$15; straw, $10.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack.
TTosd 14 .10 par load.
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