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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1913.
O'HARA IS UPHELD
LIEUT. GOVERNOR IS
YOUNG & McCOMBS vc?' Ev"y YOUNG & McCOMBS
MAKING GOOD CASE
Springfield Man Declares Ha
Knows of No Improper Con
duct by Official.
Livery Stable Owner and Farm
er Mix and Latter Has to
Pay a Fine.
EXONERATION IS IN VIEW
Liquor Man Admits Ho Got Woman'ai
v Affidavit to Foil the "Slava"
Springfield, III, May 15. Testimony
favorable to Lieutenant Governor
Barratt O'Hara was given before the
investigating committee last night by
Thomas Vredenburgh of Springfield.
Mr. Vredenburgh said he had no
know ledge of any improper conduct on
the part of the lieutenant governor
ani Maudo Robinson, who signed the
affidavit reflecting upon Mr. O'Hara's
character. Members of the committee
diJ not question Mr. Vredenburgh re
garding the circumstances of his ar
rival at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago
with tha lieutenant governor. Miss
Robinson and another woman, who has
been paid to have been Mrs. Mabel
1.111 OR MAX tf srwn.
Samuel Davis, the Springfield whole
sale liquor dealer -a bo got Miss Robin
son to make the affidavit, alao testi
fled. He said he desired the affidavit !
to protect himself from the O'Hara I
renatorial "white slave" committee, i
w hich bad subpoenaed him because of :
hi3 reported interest in DroDertv used
by Immoral resorts
one or two additional witnesses may w nae registered
be examined later by the Ettelson com- The entire bearing last night occu
mittre, which expects to make its re- pied 17 minutes. The committee met
port to the senate next week. It will ; in a senate committee room with only
report that charges reflecting against) a few members pf the legislature. Sev
the character rf Lieu'enant Covernor i eral hundred persons w ere turned
O'Hara were without foundation. av ay. Mr. Vredenburgh, who is the
For the first time during the In-:
vestlgatlon the committee last night i
made public the txt of the affidavit
signed by .Miss Robinson. While con
taining an intimation of improper con
duct on the part of the lieut'-nant gov
ernor, it makes no specific charges.
Midi Robinson testified before the Et
telson committee las; Saturday that
Mr O'Hara was not guilty of any im
1V.4 OF AFFIDAVIT.
The affidavit reads:
"Maude HoblnFon being duly sworn
in duo fo; ni of le.-.v. says that on or
about the 17th of January. 1313, the
mr.r c.irra't O'Hara, lieutenant gover
nor of Illinois, on the f hic ago & Alton
truin on the way to Chicago, and that
the said Barratt O'Hara and affiant had
a drawing room on said train going to
Chicago, and that on their arrival In;
said city they were registered as man 1 "Xo."
nr.d wife at the Hote! Sherrran in said ' '"That's all." said Senatcr Ettelson,
fit? of Chicago undtr the name of T. dismiFsing the witness.
T. Duncan and wife ar.d occupied., with ; mt is tsj:.i.s ok AKriDWiT.
J. F. Miller, rooms 512 and 513 and ', Mr. Davis was then questioned.
613 in said hotel on tb? 17'h day of ..r,0 vou know a woman named
January, and occupied sai l rooms un'il , Mar.de Robinson?" asked Senator Et
th" 2'i'h day of January last, and on teison. '
tna- d;iy registered out." j do " said Mr rjavis.
The affidavit was sworn to on Arr'.l ' "Have vou obtained an affidavit
2T heforo William Ensei a partner of frr hr romniu-n
Samuel Davis. April 2 was the day;
th - O'Hara commiuee held the hear-'
ln in Springfield at which Davis had
hi en rubpenaed to appear. Previous
tcrfimony has indicated tbat Deputy
Slicriff Richard M. Sullivan had tcld
La Vita Tonight
Free Concert This Evening on
the Vaeint Lot, Corner Twer.
ty-Fourth Street and
IN THIS CITY
Preparations Be ng Made to Accom
modate Im.-perse Audience Con
cert t3 Beg.n at 7:30.
Although the great LaVifa has hcen
In Ruck Island only a day, already it
has been generally known that he
w u'.J begin tonight the series of free
Wtures and demonstrations will prove
so cafrly awaited, ar.d it is expected
t":ar o.) uaus'iaUy large number of p o
pie wili be present. From a glimpse
of the program It can b seen that
there will be in these entertainments
something of interest to all, music by
the colored minstrel band, and the
Nashv'llfl Students" q;:a:tet. ar.d a
number of specialties by th high class
colored vaudeville artists. As for the
LaVitaman if the half told Is truh!a
lectures ana concerts wricn nave uen
1 a man oT g-eat magnetism, and re
portt from other cities say his deliv
ery and tnought rank him among the
foremost orators cf the day. When
Interviewed, he stad that he intended
to start his work at once, so people
may know what I.a Vita is. Concert
Is free to all. Everybody welcome.
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We Live in a
World of Optics,
wrapped in the study day
by day seeking to benefit
ail we can relieving eye
strains that cause head
aches and nervous troubles
WE TAKE NO CHANCES
with your eyes. Our rep
utation for careful optical
work is unquestioned.
JEWELER 1702 Second Avenue.
M. Blair Coan, investigator for the
committee, on the night of April 28,
that such an affidavit was in exist-
vhedexbi rgh xot amed.
JIr- Vredenburgh's name does not
appear in the affidavit, nor is anything
aid of a second woman. Miller is the
I name under which Vredenburgh is said I
son of a wealthv lumberman, was the
' Do you know of any impropriety be
tween Barratt O'Hara and a woman
named Robinson, or any other woman,
in the Hotel Sherman on Jan. 17?" ask
ed Senator Ettelson.
"I do not," replied Mr. Vredenburgh.
"Or on Jan. IS?" continued Senator
"I do not."
"Do you know of your own knowl
edge of any affidavit signed by Maude
Robinson relating to the subject of this
investigation?" continued Senator tt
telson. "No, sir," said Vredenburgh, "I do
'Did you ever see any such affi-
'How did you happen to do so? What
was your purpose?"
"This was my purpose," said Davis.
"Among the witnesses before the sen
ate commutes was a man named Der
by, superintendert of the International
S:)r? company's factory. I ttoupht he
Sol a terrible grilling. I thought it I
wa? very unfair ar.d made up my mind
that if they ever tried to grill me I
would be prepared to defend myself
"From whom?" interrupted Senator j
"From Lieutenant Governor O'Hara," I
rale" Davis. j
"Hearing of this epiEOdo I got ynude '
Rebln?on to make n:e a sworn state-j
mer.t. If I was called and grilled es '
tills fellow was I wanted to be pre-;
pared to defend mvself. It was for
my own personal rise."
"Is this the affidarit?" asked Sena
tor Ettelson. producing the document.
"Yes." said Davis.
i ttwy MAxnwRiTivr..
"Vhcsc handwriting is it?"
"Who is Enr.el, who witnessed it?"
i "My partner.
"How did you intend to use this?" i
i "Why. if he accosted me as he did j
; Mr. Derby I would naturally be com-.
! pplled to tell what I knew abcut him j
! and would havp to be prepared to
prove it with an affidavit."
The witness was excused without
j further rxamlnalion. Janie8 H. Pad
clerk o,f the senate, who has
custody of the affidavit, testified that
the affidavit had not been out of his
possession since it was turned over to
him a week ago.
Trainload of Autcs.
A trainload cf automobiles passed
thrcush'to'.s city over the Rock Island
yesterday' cn the way from Chicago to
Los Angeles. This is said to be the
largest sfcip-nent cf automobiles ever
made froti any automobile manufac
turing ceater. It was sent by the
Lincoln Motor Car works of Chicago
to B. F. Taylor of Los Angeles, who
is agent for the company on the coast.
i There are 150 cars in the shipment.
Rheumatism Relieved in a Few Hours.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism fnr ahnut flva Tnni-t Mti.t it In
my neck so 1 could not turn my head. "" of n5en ?Dd ,women 3Jnslr dark
and all through my body. I tried ?1o88' "tural colored and beautiful,
three doctors and many remedies ! ,t 8 80 nice nd clean lo uae- You'u
without any Va'.ief whatever until I nevcr T&et bu-rinB h whcn eee
procured Dr. Detchou's Relief for j tb difference it makes in your appear
Rheumatism. In a few hours thence.
pain was relieved and tn three days) "ree: Sign this adv. and take it to
the rheumatism was completely cured j the following druggists and ge.t a 50c
and I was at work." Sold by Otto ! bottle of Hay's Ha.r Health and a 25c
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock cake of Harfina Soap for 50c: or $1
Island; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220; bottle of Hay's Hair Heaith and two
West Second street. Davenport. j 25c cakes of Harfina Soap free for $L
(AdT.J s j Harper House Pharmacy. (Adv.)
The usual quiet and country charm
of Milan was rudely disturbed yes
terday afternoon with a full grown
fistic encounter. .Honore De Pauw, a
farmer residing three miles south
west of the community, journeyed to
the metropolis during the storm and
insisted on bringing his team into the
livery barn of W. Y. Milstead.
This procedure the gallant horse
man did not take kindly too, so it is
said, and urged that Honore desist
until two ladies who were in the barn
had an opportunity to start their
horses for home. De Pauw, who had
come into the building, refused to
leave and the proprietor is alleged
to have pushed his male guest out
into the street. The farmer immed
iately swore out a warrant charging
assault and battery and at the hearing
held before Justice Benjamin Crow
der, the defendent was fined 15 and
MOLINE TARS MAY SEE
OPENING OF BIG DITCH
Moline naval reserves are to be
given an opportunity to participate, in
conjunction with other reserves from
Illinois and other states, in the open
ing of the Panama canal. Lieutenant
W. C. Jirdinston, commander of the
Seventh division of Illinois, located at
lrAi;.i : v i a a v. :
Moline, is responsible
for this an-
According to Lieutenant Jirldinston,
a bill is now pending before the na
tional congress which provides that
every nation of the world Ehall be in
vited to send a battleship or a fleet
to participate in the opening. The
United States, it is understood, wjl
muster its entire fleet for the event,
and the naval reserves, as a result,
will be afforded the privilege of wit
nessing what will probaoly be the
largest number of vasse's ever as
sembled at one time and place.
Complete .arrangements for the trip
will not be made until May 28.- when
Captain Evans, 6tate commander, will
come to Moline for inspection of the
WOMAN'S AUXILIARY TO
MEET IN MOLINE IN 1914
Moline next year will entertain the
cenvention of the woman's auxiliary
to the board of foreign missions of
Quincy Episcopal diocese. This was de
cided at the meeting held in Galesburg
T,iirt-rJ' i' "f hi. f ff n fill X-I CSAPtt'Anrl
cf this city was named as one of the
delegates to the triennial meeting to
be held in New York city in October, j
Announcement was made that Miss :
Lindley cf Chicago would hold
meeting of instruction at Trinity
church, here, June 10, all nearby
parishes to take advantage of this
The following officers were elected:
Honorary president Mrs. M. E.
President Mrs. George A. Zellar,
Treasurer Mrs. Eastes. Galesburg.
Secretary Miss Davidson, Carth
age. Vice presidents Rock Island dean
ery, Mrs. Ann Stent, Moline: Quincy,
Mrs. J. E. Blackburn, Quincy; Gales
bure. Mrs. E. R. Everett. Galesburg:
Peoria, Mrs. Frances Wilson, Tisfcil
wa. President junlox auxiliary Mrs. G.
H. Sherwood. Rock Island.
United offering custodian Miss E.
S. Sherwood. Moiine.
Educational secretary Sister Jose
rhine. nm ftnrn inrtssaai iisnrrCN
LULUflCU WUIV1MIM VVMIVCd
Mrs. Winifred Barnett, colored wo
man a.d alleged murderess, was
brcugat before Magistrate Roddewig
in Davenport yesterday afternoon for
HAY'S HAIR HEALTH
REFINED WOMEN GIVE THIS THE
It's the easiest way to keep your
hair natural colored and youthful-looking,
and prevent it from turning grey.
It s just as important as keeping your
skin in good condition. Beautiful, nat
ural colored hair is more important to
every woman than anything else.
The simplest, safest and easiest way
is to use Hay's Hair Health. Gives
absolute satisfaction and a few appli
cations will restore it to its natural
color removes all traces of dandruff
A w. ur.A v.fa m an
SUM " ' - " B' J
Nature intended that every one should
have abundant, youthful looking hair.
Don't neglect it help her along. Beau
tiful hair, more than anything else, con-
' tributes to a woman's good looks.
'H3v's Hair Health is keeping thous-
One-Third Off Every Cloth Suit We Have in Stock
Regular $1.00 TQ
Value, Friday . . .
In both stair and hail widths
and designs comes this remarkable
value. -Third Floor
More Linoleum Remnants
Great Reductions Friday.
Short Length Matting
Regular prices were very high.
Friflay the whole lot 1
will go at a yard ... lUL
This Is a lot of short lengths of
Matting that we have marked at
only 10c a yard for Friday.
Children's Warm Weather
Vests, regularly 2$c, Fri
day for isc.
High neck and wing sleeve vest,
"special." Main Floor
Children's Summer Union
Suits, regularly 50c, tor
Just the garment for summer low
neck, sleeveless, and either tight
knee or umbrella, knee.
Women's Gauze Vests,
(taped), regularly I2y2c,
each. For Friday, 3 for sgc
Women's, plain guaze vests taped
neck and arms. Main Floor
Children's and Infants'
liOSe, regularly 2C,
Friday price l$C.
Chudren-S and lnfstota. '8llk iisle
hn. 1n hla-u ,,
- OLblo . U1U A Li'
to children of 10.
Regularly sc -j C
Friday '. IOC
Mercerised Hose. Manufac
5 size, ail wool, silk lisle toe
1st Quality Hose
Regularly 20c 1
'Friday price ...-- C
lxl rib in first quality Hose.
Regularly 10c and 12c. -
Friday price, 3 pairs... A V ,
Men's Summer seamless' half
Hose in tan, blue, gray and
Underwear Sale in the
50c Balbriggan Underwear for 39c
$1 Porosknit Union Suits for 79c
50c Porosknit Shirts for 39c.
50c Porosknit Drawers for 39c.
1,006 yards Valenciennes
Lace, 5c values for only
lc a Yard
Children's Straw Hats
White Sale of Linens
72x90 Crescent, 50c value, 35c
72x90 Pepperell, 75c value, 63c
72x90 Special, 65c value, "55c.
$1x90 Armorside, 75c value, 59c
81x90 Pepperell, SOe value, 69c
1x99 Anchor, $1 value, 79c
43x36 Franconia, 12 &e value, 9e
42x36 Linen finish, 15c valQe,
45x36 Linen finish, 17c value,
42x36 Pequot, 20c "value, 17!2c.
her preliminary trial on the charge
of murder in the first degree for the
shooting of her husband, George Bar
nett, two weeks ago.
The woman waived the preliminary.
plead not guilty and was remanded to
WW ' fffffir
Off Every Cloth Coat We Have in Stock
Women's and Misses' $15
to $17.50 very best
Suits at $9.75
A special reducdon of stunning new
suits in most fashionable etyles
and fabrics. Includes all serges in
tan and blue and mixtures of tan
and gray. Very newest cutaway
and shorter rounded styles.
For Tomorrow and Saturday only on the Third Floor,
We will place on sale 65 Patterns, all regular,
matched combinations, with 9 and 18 inch Borders,
this season's goods, all heavy weight and the better
class of Papers, cut way down in price to reduce our
stock. The prices and reductions are given below.
Guaranteed strictly as represented.
20 Patterns suitable for all rooms with gilts and fruit designs in
8 Rolls Wall - O Regular
6 Rolls Ceiling Jfb X 2 O Values
20 yards Border tt IOC to ZjC
20 Patterns better papers, nice bed rooms, fine gilts for parlor and
living rooms. Fruits.
8 Rolls Wall TT -fl J f Regular '
6 Rolls Ceiling Jfi) IB Values
20 yards Border tt v-r zc ro 20C
25 patterns rich shades in two tones. Printed oatmeals, satin
stripes for bed rooms, very best varnished golds of extra heavy stock.
Don't miss these. , '
8 Rolls Wall. dt O Regular
6 Rolls Ceiling 3) A J Q Values
20 yards Border 'tr 20c to 35c
More or less rolls of any of the
Other papers selling 3I2C, 4ic,
Let us do your paperhanging.
For Friday . . .
Women's long suede lisle washable
gloves. Main Floor
Women's Doeskin Gloves,
regularly $2.98, Friday
Women's long doeskin washable
gloves, in white only. Main Floor
Women's Silk Boot Hose,
regularly $oc, Friday, 3
pairs for $1.
Women's black, white and tan
slk boot hose, in all sizes, 50c
values, three for $1.
i Main Floor
Women's Pure SiK:
regularly $1, Friday, 75c,
Women's black, white and tan all
pure thread silk hose, 1 values
for 75c, "special." Main Floor
regularly 50c, Friday jpc.
Women's leathette Handbags, 64
x 8 size, in black only, a good 50c
bag for 39c Main Floor
Regularly $1.40 EJQ
and $1.2$ Friday .JZ7
All of our lot of regular $1.25 and
$1.40 copyrighted books to go to
morrow and Saturday at this price.
Main Floor '
All 25c Books
for Friday only ...
Thi3 lot includes boys' books of
adventures, etc. Main Floor
the county Jail, no bonds being per- band in .their home oa East Eleventh
mltled fi a case where morder in the j street, Mrs. Barne't has steadfastly
first degree is the charge. She haj refused to make any statement what
not as yet retained an attorney. j ever cn the crime. She will In 'all
Since beitig incarcerated in the . probability have her trial at the Sep-
j county jail for the killing of her bus
Regular $1.50, M 1Q
Friday price . . . .v J- s
Colored Dresses to fit ages from
2 to 14 years.
Regularly 25c 1 Q
for Friday 7"
Square back, embroidery trimmed,"
double under arm piece, sixes 34
to 44. Others at 50c, 75c, $1 and
S1.50. , - . Second Floor
above in proportion.
5c and 6c.
First class work. Quick service.
Friday price ..
All silk taffeta
quality, all colors.
6-inch Silk Ribbons
Regularly 35c, r J
Friday at tJK,
6 inches wije, all silk Ribbon,
moire, brocaded and striped ma
terials. Just the thing for. hair
bows and sashes..
All Our Towels for Friday
ro per cent off.
Ten per cent discount on a,ll towels.
We are showing an exceptionally
strong line of towels in all grades, '
including huck towels, damask tow
els, guest towels, Turkish towels,
all at 10 per cent discount.
For Friday only yz Price
. Remnant of ginghams,' percales,
calice, muslin and chambray.
, . Main Floor
regular 75c, Friday 3gc.
Variety of styles in black, white,
green, tan and purple.
27x54 Velvet Rug
Regularly $2.25, ffl fC
Friday price $Ms
This is a Rug you will find ex
cellent ute for in the home, in any
home, in fact. It is up to standard
and an excellent value at its for
mer price. We expect to sell many
of them tomorrow at the lower
price. Third Floor.
-1.VJL CO., ROCK ISLAND
- j tember term of court.
Sale of Silks
54-lnch Mohair Sicilians In
blacks, etc.. and all wool voiles
in black and navy, cheap at
their regular price of 75c a yard.
Friday only 39c.
Sicilians in short lengths, from
1 to 5-yard lengths. Friday 39c
32-inch mixed Tub Silks, In
plain and striped effects,' 6Sc
Duality, Friday only for39o
All silk Foulards, and fancy
stripe and dotted Silks, that are
an exceptionally good value for
our regular price of 69c, for
Friday only 39c. Main Floor
23- inch natural
wavy Switches in
triple strands, can
be used for all thr
latest styles in
cial at $3.98.
Braids, only $2.98.
24- inch Transfor
mations to fit all
around the head, a
wonderful help to
ladies with thin
hair, sale price
We have secured
the services of ex- J'
pen operators wno
will be pleased to
ments that will
Hair Goods Par
lors, Second Floor
Friday 6gc, g8c and $1.25.
These skeleton underskirts with
embroidery floral design and scal
loped edge, also seersucker crepe
Skirts with embroidery or lace
flounce. Second Floor.
We have several demonstration
Bohn Syphon Refrigerators that Mr.
Russei, the demonstrator, has turn
ed over to us to sell at greatly re
duced prices'while they last See
us regarding prlcea. We sell them
on deferred payments and on trial.
Regularly $2.30, C- QO
Friday price . . . .P J.y O
lilgh back, rattaa woven over
maple frames, very strong and com
fortable. ' Fourth Floor.
Regularly $9.50, Of! Cf
for Friday . . . . . .pO.OU
We have sold a great number of
these regularly $9.50 Mattresses as
they give excellent satisfaction. To
morrow the price will be but $6.60.
A Great Friday Sale
Women's all linen embroider
ed Handkerchiefs, 25c values,
Women's all linen Initial
Handkerchiefs, 10c values, 2 for
Women's linen hand-embroidered
Initials, 25c values, 19c
Women's all linen hemstitch
ed Handkerchiefs, 3c each.
Women's Shamrock lawn and
linen embroidered Handker
chiefs, 15c and 19c values, 10c
Madiera and Bernese hand
embroidered Handkerchisf3, 75c
values, 39c each.
A touch of rheumatism, or a twinge
of neuralgia, whatever the trouble ii,
Chamberlain's Liniment driven away
the pain at once and cures tho com
plaint quickly. First application givea
relief. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)