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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1910.
LAKE GULF DITCH
Government Commission Nam
ed by President Begins Its
Survey of Route.
MAJOR KELLER WITH PARTY
lonrney Commenced Last Night from
LaSaJle, 111., to Commerce, Mo.,
The first section of the lakeB to the
gulf deep waterway was lnsptcted offb
cially yesterday by the government
commission named by President Taft
to Inquire into the feasibility of dig
ging the big ditch from Lockport ou
down through the heart of Illinois Into
On board the Robert R., the official
vessel of the sanitary district of Chi
cago, the government engineers trav
eled through the completed 50 miles of
v channel which has been constructed
by the sanitary district.
At the Lockport terminus late in the
afternoon the engineers went ashore
and prepared for the trip through the
Lockport-Utica stretch, where the state
of Illinois proposes to expend the $20,
000,000 bond issue authorized by the
vote of the people. Last night they
were in La Salle, and there boarded
the government steamer Tipton and
proceeded down stream to Commerce,
Mo., 200 miles below St. Louis on the
Talks Favorably of Prnwpeotn.
Brigadier General William H. Bixby
In command of the expedition, unoffi
cially commented most favorably upon
the prospects for ultimate construction
of the deep waterway in speaking of
the snnitary district channel trip, and
it is known that his associates on the
commission are in thorough sympathy
with General Bixby's views.
"I have believed that the deep water
way is not only feasible and practical,
hut that it should be constructed with
out delay." is quoted as General Ba
by's verdict npon the first day's in
Isham Randolph, who has been de
puted by Governor Deneen as the offi
cial representative of the state of Illi
nois to negotiate with the government
board of inspection, was in charge of
the expedition starting late from Chi
cago to Lockport, on board the Rob
There was an informal session of the
members of the commission with En
gineer Randolph in the morning, in
which the general details of the deep
waterway plan were discussed.
X'rar-n Ammnt on Harbors.
General Bixby spoke particularly of
the relation of Chicago harbor im
provement with the proposed deep
channel from Chicago to the gulf. He
reiterated his previously expressed
opinion that it is up to Chicago to im
mediately "get busy" in harbor con
struction, and that the new harbor
should be built to the south of the Chi
cago river rather than northward.
General Bixby was recorded as say
ing that Chicago is wasting valuable
time by having its harbor boosters di
vided into three separate factions, and
that all of the interests should reach
a rapid agreement and go to Washing
ton to secure the cooperation of the i
government, which General Bixby is
f-'aid to believe is to be readily given j
when Chicago can find out what it
In the party which started through !
the drainage canal yesterday were
General Bixby, Colonel C. McD. Town
send of Detroit. Major Charles Keller
of Rock Island, Major J. L. Cavanaugh
of Washington, and John Bogert, secre
tary of the American Society of Civil
Engineers of New York.
G. A. R. DAUGHTERS ELECT
National Organization Holds Annual
Meeting in Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 20. After electing
and installing officers yesterday af
ternoon, the annual convention of
the National Daughters of the Grand
Army of the Republic, which was
held In Handel hall, 40 Randolph
street, adjourned. The officers elect
ed were :
Albert A. Tice, Seattle, comman
der in chief.
Almira Palmer, Chicago, senior
Effle Dawson, Kenosha, junior vice
Marjory Chase, Chicago, quarter
master. Carrie Knight, Waukegan, Ill
chaplain. Agnes Martin, Old Glory, 111., post
master. Mamie Giron, Doton, 111., outer
Gertrude McNeil, Kenosha, Wis.,
Mary Dawson, Doton, 111., auditor.
Grace Crampton, Doton, 111., of
ficer of the day.
The adjutant is to be appointed
by the commander in chief, and prob
ably will be a Seattle woman.
A resolution was adopted admit
ting to honorary membership the
wives and widows of honorably dis
charged union soldiers.
Some Fine Eating for
These Fine Fall Days
The new catch of Ngway
mackerel is here. Ytrm know
the Norway variety & the best
because of tU xtreme north
ern water fn which it is
caught. The cold water makes
the flesh solid and sweet.
The large ones are very fat
and meaty at 20c each, the
medium ones same quality
but smaller, only 10c.
Shrimp and Lobster are
extremely popular these days
with sea food lovers and every
one who gives any sea food a
trial becomes a devotee. Dry
pack shrimp "Happy Hour"
brand medium sized can 15c.
"Happy Hour" lobster medium
can 15c, large can 25c.
Rich, Spicy Cheese. Pi
mento cream cheese may be
new to you but you can't get
acquainted with it any too
soon. The delicious tange of
it due to the pimento season
ing is simply great, 15c in
Neufchatel Cheese 5" tin
foil another popular cheese
with lovers of good things to
eat, fresh and creamy, 5c
each. Real imported umem
bert Edelweiss brand cheese in
cans 5 0c.
We are neents for Jones
Dairy 1'arm Sausages,
try them, they are de
licious, fresh shipment
received every 'nv days.
SITTIG & STAHMER,
TOO 17th St., Rock Island, HI.
Might I but see, my journey done,
You stand beside the door
To take my hand and lead me in.
Ah, could i ask for more!
To sit together then, my dear
No word, perhaps, to say.
To sit together then my dear,
Just as we sit today.
The journey's long to make, my dear,
Chartless the hill's to roam;
And O, the wandering will be far.
The end will It be home?
Might I but ree, my journey done,
You stand beside the door
To take my hand and lead me in,
Ah, Could I ask for more!
Jeanette Marks, in Success.
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Hear Skovgaard tonight.
Buy a homo of Reidy Bros.
Tri-city Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Hear Skovgaard tonight. A treat.
Cut Rate cuts in two. Call West
177 for facts.
Great meat sale is still going on
at Schroeder Bros.
Mound City paints may cvost a trifle
more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152C-152S Fourth ave
nue. Skovgaard, the great uanish vio
linist, at Augustana auditorium to
Paul & Hayward. tailors, suits and
fancy gowns, 409 Twenthieth street,
The new Cut Rate Loan company
Is doing the business. Get their
rare? then you won't wonder why.
The Fraternal Aid association will
give another dance at Beselin's hall
Friday evening, Oct. 21. Admission
Carpenter Coal company, 123
Twentieth street, old phone West
295. We handle best grades of hard
and soft coal. Our mctto, "Satisfied
The appearance of Skovgaard, the
uarUah violinist, at Augustana audi
torium should prove a musical
treat. Under the auspices of the
Skovgaard, the celebrated Danish
violinist, will appear this evening at
Augustana auditorium under the
auspices of the Associated Charities.
Admission 50 and 75 cents.
We can savH? you 50 cents to $1 on
your hat quality, style and shape con
sidered. We sell union made goods at
our store. Call and be convinced.
Morgens Clothing company, opposite
What Rock Island has needed for
a long while, a place to get loans
where you won't get robbed. Try
the iiew Cut Rate Loan company,
managed by John Jones, West 177,
1801 Second avenue.
Skovgaard, the Danisli violinist,
gives a remarkable program and
should prove a musical treat. Don't
fail to hear him tonight at Augus
tana auditorium under the auspices
of the Associated Charities.
re. V V. ... m
Saturday, 9 A. PI.
To the Hen of Davenport,
Moline, Rock Isiand
rAt 9 a. m. Saturday, October 22nd, we will
open our branch, No. 61 in the Citv of Daven
port at No. 303 West Third Street. We now
have in Davenport as attractive a tailoring
shop as can be found in th country and have
stocked it with as large a line of Woolen Cloths
as can be found in any of the largest cities.
We ask your patronage and believe that
with out immense facilities we can satisfy you
and save you money.
Our "ONE PRICE" system of plainly
marking our goods makes it easy for you to
Our GUARANTEE is broad and means
that if the garments made for you should not
please, we refund your money or make new gar
ments. Our EXTRAORDINARY FREE PANTS
or FREE VEST offer during opening weeks is
just one economical method of advertising for
us. By this method WE OBTAIN a greater
number of customers in a short time than we
can by months of advertising in the ordinal
WE DO AS WE SAY WE DO
We invite you all to visit us during our
opening days, even if you arc not ready to or
der. Samples cheerfullv given. AVE MAKE
TO ORDER ONLY.
UNITED WOOLEN ILLS CO.
Woolen Merchants and Tailors
303 W. Third St. -Near Harrison
Vehias that are $20 to $25 elsewhere
P TlAOt TO OBDtH r
This Label on E.very
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l.V i t Sii ni Hi. jrinai urn Viii iifri nun r. i
11 1 Xcvc&?& C
11 v -SS
3 h U flu ilmihf
m M 1 t- We how ott 2.000 brtrht. nw JWwool fabric In all th UUt
K S r t V - ,h,r9 "uch u cofTf. broVn, cinnaraon brown, nut brown. ant-
ii H P- fi, V' DlSfrtR ZtM mixtur. English ftrlp. an w,n aa an ImmenM u-
SI tl It-ii ' 4 -5' i P ?f .iai, s hi black and brown aerffen and utapla traa
Lfl rl 1 4 S.4-25vi.A .rn'KU u i! ui iiwih.iwmi in hi mm H)J,
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HflSfOpen Sat., October 22
..14 1' : f! We Want Your First Order
1 ' tkX -iti. ' 1 Pturtin m. locomotive raulre mor coal
than running It n mile. More uower la
connumed In the Tew minutes required to
tart a dynamo than to run Its lights In the
neit 80 minute.
The beginning of all things Is the oost
In this establishment we spend our profit
getting a first order.
There Is so much merit In our goods and
su-h a large saving of money to tha con
sumer that after we receive a man's first
order wo can depend upon his future busi
ness. We want your first order.
In order to Induce you to corns and sea
us and examine the largest stock of wool
ens In this city and to place your order, ws
will present you. free of charge, with a
pair of made to order
- FOB T DATS OBXT
We can please you. We guarantee to o
so. We can save you money for the follow
ing common sense reasons:
First: We weave tne goons ws mii.
Second: We operate ur own
Ws ears you all mldtUaxxtsn's
Fourth: We sail tailoring at a lower
merchants profit than others beoaoa we
handle so many more orders. Many aeJea,
1UOur "imported Suiting at 117.60 to 111.60
111 coet you IJS to $7.6 elsewhere
mr 1R T'nlted SDeclal Suit or Overcoat
Is the equal to any competitor's 120 to fit
garment. Let us prove It to you.
You will find a union label on every gar
ment we make. By employing union helo
skinful and practical
lournevnvm workmen, and our products
therefore are finished garments ana
exceedingly satis factory-
OUR IMMENSE STOCK
H 1 tl
303 W. Third St.
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BELIEVED ALL LANDED
(Continued from Page One.)
of the competitors In the race. The
drop had been made just 725 miles
from St. Louis. The two men fear
that their manner of landing, close
as they were to land, will disqualify
them. The bag of the Harburg float
ed to land within a few minutes af
ter they dropped Into the water. The
rules of the race, however, expressly
set forth that a landing in the wa
ter, whether in lake, river or sea,
would disqualify the contestants
from competing . for the prize.
Another In Forest.
Early in the morning a telegram
from Alfred Le Blanc, pilot of the
Isle de France, told of the landing
of that balloon in a wild forest 700
miles from SU Louis,
was made near Poyamaslng. Ont.
The St. Louis No. 4 had landed near
Millman, Mich., after traveling 63."
miles; the Million Club aeronaut had
landed previously and the Condor
had been down for many hours.
END MAIL FRANK USE
Hitchcock to Ask Stamp Be Provided
for Official Matter.
Washington, Oct. 2 0. Postmaster
(eneral ITitchcock is planning to
correct abuses of the franking privi
lege and believes that if congress
will follow his suggestions the postal
deficit may be materially red-uced. b.y
the reform he proposes. He will
ask that the present practice of
franking official mail in penalty en
velopes be discontinued and that a
postage stamp be provided to be
used upon all official departmental
and congressional mail. An net of
congress will be required to extend
this policy to all branches of the pub
lic service and Mr. Hitchcock in
tends to ask such legislation.
VAST SLUSH FUND
New Yorkers Raised $500,000
to Defeat the Anti-Racing
Bills of Hughes.
DISTRIBUTED AT ALBANY
Lawmakers, Newspaper CorrcsHnI
ents and Others Alleged to
GOOD YEAR FOR HILL ROAD
Increase of if Per fVnt in Xet Oper
St. Paul. Minn., Oct. 20. The
21st annual report of the Great
Northern railway, issued during the
fiscal year ending June 30 last, re
sulted "in the largest, earnings for
one year ever reported by the com
pany." The report shows that the
gross operating revenues for the
year were $64,4 65,339, an increase
of 20.08 per cent over the previous
year. The net operating revenue
was $2f),187,723, an increase of
19.17 per cent. The operating ex
penses showed an increase of 20.65
per cent over the previous year.
Rheumatism Cured In 24 Hours.
T. J. Blackmore, of Haller &
Blackmore, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A
short time since I procured a bottle
of Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
tism. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism is
the only medicine that did me any
good. I had five of the best phy
sicians in the city, but I received
very little relief from them. I know
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism
to be what it is represented and take
pleasure In recommending it to oth
er poor sufTerers." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island and Gust Schlegel & Son, lSsw
West Second street. Davenport.
TAG DAY SATURDAY. HAVE
YOUR CHANGE READY. FOR BETH
OF COURSE YOU WANT TO HELP
BETHANY HOME. THEN HAVE
YOUR TAG FEE READY SATURDAY
The ,drojl4WHE.N THE LADIES GREET YOU.
New York, Oct. 20. Sensation fol
lowed fast on sensation yesterday
in the legislative investigation into
alleged corrimtion among Iaw-mak-i
ers in Albany. Otto G. Foelker. now
a congressman, who was carried from
his sick bed into the senate chamber
to cast the deciding vote for the anti
racing bills advocated by the then
Governor Hughes. took the stand
trift attorney of Kings county
(Brooklyn) repeated a conversation
which ho says he had with Gardner
in March last and which previously
had been referred to as a "confes
sion." TnM of y.-iOO.OOO Slush Fund.
Mr. Elder did not vouch as of his
own knowledge for the truth juf
what he repeated, but he gave, for
what it misht be worth, testimony
that involved more names of men
now living and nnnies of men higher
in social, business and political life,
coupled with the distribution of big
ger sums of money than anything yet
heard in either the Allds hearing or
any of the previous sessions of the
present committee of inquiry.
Itiilxeil nt Dinner.
The narrative created a sensation.
Briefly, it told of a dinner at Del
monico's of prominent men friendly
to the rare tracks, of $.".00,000 sub
scribed to a corruption fund, of the
distribution of this fund to politic
ians and to well known political
correspondents at Albany of the New
' York newspapers and of the secret
grievance of the late Senator Pat-
NEW BISHOPS FOR
Six Appointed at Close of Session at
Ci nci nnati World A Kreement
and under oath told the details of
an alleged attempt in 190S by for-! rjok Mc.Carron. who WOrked for the
mer btate senator i-ranK j. tiaru
ner. now under arrest, to buy his
Rrfaarn' to Talk.
Gardner, who was taken into cus-
tody in Scranton, Pa., last week,
was called to the stand, but refused
to testify. He handed the commit
tee a written statement, declaring
that, all circumstances considered,
he felt justified in maintaining si
lence. Robert Elder, first assistant dis-
passage of the bill aga'nst his own
wishes and his own associates.
WHAT'S THE USE
To Keep a "Coffee- Complexion."
A lady says: "Tostum has helped
my complexion so much that, my
friends say I am growing young
again. My complexion used to be
coffee colored, muddy and yellow,
but it is now clear and rosy as when
I was a -girl.
"I was induced to try Postum by
NEGRO VICTIM OF
GILCHRIST GUN PLAY
Woman Who Had Been Living a?
Wife of Jclin Allen Arrestee! for
Causing His Death.
Aledo. 111., Oct. 20. As thn result
of a fatal shooting at Gilchri? ,.at
urday night a negro woman wno had
been living as the wife of John Al
len, colored, is in jail here charged
with murder. Allen, the victim of
the shooting, died Monday The wo
man says she fired in self defense.
There is a good deal of raysten1
connected with the affair. The wo
man claims that Allen on returning
Cincinnati, Oct. 20. The new
bishops appointed by the Episcopal
general convention are:
Rev. George Allen Beecher (Oma
ha) Kearney, Neb.
Rev. Theodore Payne Thurston,
(Minneapolis) East Oklahoma.
Rev. Francis L. II. Potts (Shang
hai ( China) Wuhu. China.
Rev. Louis Sanford (Berkely,
Cal.) San Joaquin, Cal.
Rev. Julius Walker Attwood,
(Phoenix. Ariz, bishop of Arizona.
Rev. Edward A. Temple (Waco,
Texas) bishop of northern Texas.
The last joint session of the house
of bishops and the house of deputies
took place yesterday afternoon, when
church work in Mexico, Porto Rico,
Brazil and Africa was discussed.
A world conference to discuss dif
ferences aDd agreements in the var
ious beliefs of all Christian churches
is the object of a commission pro
vided in a session resolution passed
by the house of deputies.
The deputies rejected the amended
collect for Good Friday passed by
the bishops last week which would
substitute the words "those outside
the true faith" for "Jews, Turks, in
fidels and heretics."
REJOICE IN HIS DOWNFALL
elected president. Rev. II. R. Clis
sold of Morgan Park flirt vlco presi
dent and Rev. Mr. Boy ton press reporter.
overtook her and In the struggle
that followed Allen was shot through
While there were no other wit
nesses the authorities are inclined to
discredit the woman's story and an
effort will be made to prove wilful
intent to kill on her part.
a friend who had suffered Just as 1 1 home from work Saturday evening
had suffered from terrible indiges-! began upbraiding hor and finally
tion, palpitation of the heart and ! drew a revolver. She grabbed it
sinking spells. away from him but he pursued and
After I had used Postum a week
I was so much better that Iwas
afraid it would not last. But now
two years have passed and I am a
well woman. I owe It all to leaving
off coffee and drinking Postum in
"I had drank coffee all my life.
I suspected that it was the cause of
my trouble, but it was not until I
actually quit coffee and started to
try Postum that I became certain;
then all my troubles ceased and I
am now well and strong again."
"There's a Reason."
Look in packages for the famous
little book, "The Road to Wellville."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true and full of human
Baptists See fiood in Ifcetlimning of
King Manuel of Portugal.
j I'rbana, 111.. Oct. 20. "Baptist
J ministers can rejoice over the upset
i of Portugal and pray for the new
republic." said Rev. M. P. Boynton
of Chicago, addressing the state Bap
tist convention in I'rbana yesterday.
"They can also praise the heroic and
timely actions of Roosevelt and ex
press admiration for the splendid
courage of Bryan."
Mr. Boynton expressed contempt
for "bookworms with hookworms"
in Baptist pulpits.
Resolutions were adopted favor
ing the Miller Curtis interstate liquor
bill. A. J. Scrogin of Iexington was
Deafness Cannot Be Cured,
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased- portions of
the ear. There is only one way to
cure deafness and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deafness la
caused by an inflamed condition of
the mucous lining of the eustachian,
tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Im
perfect bearing and when it is en
tirely closed, deafness is the result,
and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to
its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever; nine cases out
of ten are caused by catarrh, which
is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
We will give $100 for any case of
deafness (caused by catarrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
Take Hall's Family Tills for 'constipation.
It is in time of sud'len mishap or
accident that Chamberlain's Lini
ment can be relied upon to take the
place of the family doctor, who can
not always be found at the moment.
Then it is that Chamberlain's Lini
ment is never found wanting. In
cases of sprains, cuts, wounds and
bruises Chamberlain's Liniment
takes out the soreness and drives
away the pain. Sold by all drug-
Reaching the Top
In any calling of life, demands a
vigorous body and a keen brain.
Without health there is no succc-fs.
But Electric Bitters is the greatest
health builders the world has ever
known. It compels perfect action
of stomach, liver, kidneys, boweln,
purifies and enriches the blood,
tones and Invigorates the whole sys.
tern and enables you to stand th
wear and tear of your daily work.
"After months of suffering from
kidney trouble," writes W. M. Sher
man of Cushing, Me., "three bottles
of Electric Bitters made me fell llkj
a new man." Fifty centb at all druggists.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for its curf s of coughs,
colds, croup and Influenza. Try it
when In need. It contains no harmful
substance and always gives prompt re
lief. Sold by all druggists.
WE'RE ALL GOING TO BUY TAGS
SATURDAY. THE MONEY GOES TC
SUPPORT BETHANY HOME, AN IN
STITUTION WHERE HOMELESS
CHILDREN ARE CARED FOR ANC
If something pure and nice is wanted to flavor
cakes, pies or puddings get
Vanilla, Lemon or Orange.
tl ,X WAY WW A iSVi