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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913.
LIEUT. GOVERNOR IS
MAKING GOOD CASE
YOUNG & McCOMBS
YOUNG & McCOMBS
Springfield Man Declares He
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 Admit He Got Woman's
v Affidavit to Foil tha 'Slav"
Springfield, III, May 15. Testimony
favorable to Lieutenant Governor
F.arratt O'Hara wag given before the
Investigating committee last night by
Thomas Vredenbursh of Springfield.
Mr. Vredenburgh said he had no
knowledge of any improper conduct on
the part of the lieutenant governor
anil Maude Robinson, who signed the
affidavit reflecting upon Mr. O'Hara's
character. Members of the committee
did not question Mr. Vredenburgh re
garding the circumstances of his ar
rival at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago
with tha lieutenant governor. Mist
Robinson and another woman, who has
been said to have been Mrs. Mabel
1. 141 OR MAX 01 sT-n.
Samuel Davis, the Springfield whole
sale liquor dealer who got Miss Robin
son to make the affidavit, also testi
fied. He said he dtslred the affidavit '
to protect himself from the Ollara
renatorlal "white 6lu.ve" committee,!
which had subpoenaed him because of '
hi3 reported interest in property used
by Immoral resorts. j
One or two additional witnesses may j
be examined latf r by the Ettelson com-1
mjttre, w hich expects to make Its re-
port to the senate next week. It will
report that charges reflecting against
the character rf Lieu'enant Governor
O'Hnra were without foundation.
For the first time during the in
vestigation the committee last night
made publi the t?xt of the affidavit
signed by Mit.n Robinson. While con
taining an intimation of improper con
duct on the part of the lleuf-nant gov
rnor, it makes no specific charges.
Mi.-iH Robinson testified before the Et
telson committee last Saturday that
Mr Ollara was not guilty of any Im
1V.4 OF AFFIDAVIT.
The r.ffidavit reads:
"Maude Robinson being duly sworn
In due form of law, ras that on
about the 17th of January. V.iiZ, the
mr.i Barra't O'llarc, lleute-iant gover
nor of Illinois, on the ( hicago &. Alton
train on the way to Chicago, and that
the said Barratt O liara and aliUnt had
a drawing room on said train going to
Chicago, and that on their arrival in
said city they were registered as man
and wife at the Hotel Sherman in stid
city of Chicago under the name of T.
. Duncan and vlfe ant! occupied,, with
;ie J. F. Miller, rooms 512 pnd 512 and
615 in said hotel on th 17th day of
lamiHry, ana occupied saia rooms un'll i
th- 2ih day of January last, and on '
tha. day registered out.
The affidavit was sworn to on Arril 1
:i ncror lhiam Knscl, a partner of
S.-.mue! Duvis. April 2 was the day j
th.- O'Hara coninvtee held the hear-'
lnj,- In Springfield at which Davis had
been f iibprionaed to appear. Previous
tcrMmony hag indicated that Deputy
Siuriff Richard M. Su'.llvan had tcld
La Vita Tonight
Free Concert This Evening on
the Vacant Lot, Corner Twenty-Fourth
FIRST TIME IN THIS CITY
Preparations Be na Made to Accom
modate Immerse Audience Con
cert, to Befl'n at 7:30.
Although the grt at La Vita has heen
In Ruck Island on!y a day, already it
has been generally known that he
wiu'.J begin timlght the ierics of free
lecture and demonstrations w!li prove
o eagerly awi..-d. ar.il it is expected
t":a c.i Uuiis'ta'ly lnrc number of peo
ple v;li lie present. From a glimpse
of the program it can be seen that
tin re w ill Le in these entertainments
fomeih'.ng of uitercst to all, music by
the colored minstrel band, and the
Nashv'lle Student' n,;:a;tet. and a
r.iiTiilier of tperia'ttit g l.y the high c'.ass
colored vaudeville trtists. As for the
LaVita man. if the half told Is true.h'.B
lectures and concerts which have tyren
to be worth seeing and hearing, as he
U a man of g-at magnetism, and re
ports from other cities say his deliv
ery and thought rank him among the
foremost orators cf the day. When
Interview ed, he sta'ed that he intended ,
to start his work at or.ee, so people!
may know what 1 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
bv dav seeking to benefit,
all 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.
'EWELCR 1702 Second Avenue.
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j Barratt O'Hara. -
M. Blair Coan, investigator for the
committee, on the night of April 28,
that such an affidavit was in exist-
VREDF.XBI KGH SOT NAMED.
Mr. Vredenburgh's name does not
appear in the affidavit, nor is anything
eaid of a second woman. Miller is the
name under which Vredenburgh is said I
to have registered,
The entire hearing last night occu-
pied 17 minutes.
The committee met
in a senate committee room with only
ft few mpmlipra rtf tha lfrislntiirA ?ov.
eral hundred persons were turned I
avay. Mr. Vredenburgh, who is the
son of a wealthy lumberman, was the
"Do you know of any impropriety be
tween Barratt O'Hara axd 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. 1
"Or on Jan. IS?" continued Senator!
"I do not."
"Do you kno-.r of your own knowl-
edge of any affidavit signed by Maude
Uobinson relating to the subject of this
inves'igation?" continued Senator Et
telson. "No, sir," said Vredenburgh, "I do
"Did you ever 'see any such affi
'That's all," said Senator Ettelson,
dismifslng the witness.
D A IS TU.I.S OK A riDAVIT.
ir. Davia was then questioned.
"Do you know a woman named
Robinson?" asked Senator Et-J
'1 do" Kllirt Mr Tlr.viG
"Hare you obtained
frcm her recently''"
' i have."
'How did you happen to do so? What
--23 ,-our mimier-"
"This wa3 my purpose," said Davis.
"Among the witnesses before the sen
ate commutes was a man named Der
by, superintended: of the International
Siiqe company's factory. I thought he
got a terrible grilling. I thought it
was very unfair and made up my mind
that if thoy ever tried to grill me I
would be prepared to defend myself
"From whom?" interrupted Senator
"From Lieutenant Governor O'Hara,"
fait' Davis. ,
"Hearing of this episode I got J'aude ;
Rctinson to make me a sworn state
ment. If I vas called and grilled ss
this fellow was I wanted to be pre
I pared to defend myself. It was for
' my own personal use."
i "Is this the affidavit?" asked Sena-
tor Ettelson. producing the document.
I "Ye?," said Davis.
I ' I OWN HANDWRITING.
"Whcse handwriting is it?" !
"My own." 1 !
"Who is Ensel, who witnessed it?"
"ri did you intend to use this?" 1
"Why, if he accosted me as he did j
Mr. Derby I would naturally be com-'
pelled to tell what I knew about him j
and would havje to ' be prepared to I
prove It with an affidavit." I
Tha witness waj excused without
further examination. James H. Pad-;
i dock, clerk of the senate, who has
-..-.v r h H,Wit it,A thn
the affidavit had not been out of his
poaaeasion tinea it waa turned over to
Ihim a week tgp.
Trainlcad of Autcs.
A trainloaJ of automobiles
thrcughihi city over the Rock Island 1
yesterday cn the way from Chicago to
r-- - . r.v. w tuw
tO be the
largest ehfpaent cf automobiles ever
made from any automobile manufac
turing center. It was sent by the
Lincoln Motor Car works of Chicago
to B. F. Taylor of Lo Angeles, who
is agent for the company on the coast.
There are 150 cars In the shipment.
umatism Relived in a Pew Houra.
"I was almost helpless with rheuma-
k... u.j.. -
my neck so I could not turn my head,
oil ,h,K iwv. i ,ma
three doctors and many remedies ! !t' 80 nlce clean to use- To"a'u
without any relief whaterer untU ijr-ever regret buying it when you see
procured Dr. Detchou's Relief for j tfce difference it makes in your appear
Rheumatism. In a few hours the'nfe-
pain waa relieved and to three days Ft'- Sign this adv. and take it to
the rheumaUsm was coinpletaly cured i the following druggists and get 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 Sciilegel it Boa, 220 ! bottle of Hay's Hair Health and two
Wast Second street. Davenport. j 23c cakes of Harfina Soap free for JL
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. V. MUstead.
This procedure the gallant horse
man did not take kindly too, so It is
! said, and urged that Honore desist
until two ladies who w ere 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 waa fined 5 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
Moline, is responsible for this an
nouncement. According to Lieutenant Jiridinston,
a bill is now pending"1 before the na
tional congress which provides that
every nation of the world shall be in-
vited to send a battleship or a fleet
to participate in the opening. The.
United States, it is understood, wfcl
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 vtsse's ever as
sembled at one time and place.
Complete arrangements for the trip
will not be made until May 28. when
Captain Evans, state commander, will
come to Moline for inspection of the
WOMAN'S AUXILIARY TO
MEET IN MOLINE IN 1914
Moline next year will entertain the
convention 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
cf this city was named as one of the
delegates to the triennial meeting to
be.Iield in New York city in October.
.Vmc-uncement w-as made that Miss
Amdley cf Chicago would holrj a
meeting of instruction at Trinity
church, here, June 10, all nearby
parishes to take advantage of thia
The following officers were elected:
Honbrary president Mrs. M. E.
President Mrs. George A. Zellar,
Treasurer Mrs. Eastes, Galesburg.
Secretary Miss Davidson, Carth
age. Vice presidents Rock Island dean-
1 ery, airs. Ann intent, Jiour.e: yumcy,
Mrs. J. E. Blackburn, Quincy: Gales
1 burg, Mrs. E. R. Everett. Galesburg:
' Peoria, Mrs. Frances Wilson, Tiskil
I President junior auxiliary Mrs. G.
! H. Sherwood. Rock Island.
United offerins custotr.an Miss E.
Educational secretary Sister Jose-
COLORED WOMAN WAIVES
Mrs. Winifred Bamett, colored wo
man a.d alleged murderess, was
brcught 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
iskin in good condition. Beautiful, nat
passed l,lnai colored hair is more imrxjrtant to
every woman than anything else.
The simplest, safest and easiest way
ie tr. Wav -a
: Hav'o Hair ITealrh Circa
: aD60;utje satisfaction and a fe
cations will restore it to its natural
color removes all traces of dandruff
and gives vitality and l'fa to grey and
Nature intended that every one should
have abundant, youthful looking hair.
T . . K-MTAn I. I. UAM 1 Tn..
, ' ,
tribu'eB ? Tw"'? Ed
Hays Hair Health is keeping tfcous-
ands cf men fnd 'men 3 hair dark'
'glossy, natural colored and beautifuL !
Harper House Pharmacy. (Adv.)
I One-Quarter Off Every Cloth Coat We Have in Stock
1 ' 1 ' -
One-Third Off Every Cloth Suit We Have in Stock
Regular $1.00 ti Q
Value, Friday ...UOL
In both stair and hall widths
and designs comes this remarkable
value. Third Floor
More Linoleum Remnants
Great Reductions Friday.
Short Length Matting
Regular prices were very high.
Friflay the whole lot I A
wilt go at a yard . ...XvJi.
This is a lot of short lengths of
Matting that we have marked at
only 10c a yard for Friday.
Children's Warm Weather
Vests, regularly 2$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 i2c,
eacn. t Or f UCiay, J tor 2QC
Women's, plain guaze vests taped
neck and arms. Main Floor
Children's and Infants'
tlOSe, regularly 25c,
Friday price I CC.
Children's and Infants' silk lisle
hose in black. All slses from In
fants of 4 to children of 10.
Regularly sc 1
Friday '. DC
Mercerized Hose. Manufac
5 size, ail wool, silk lisle toe
1st Quality Hose
'Friday price .
lxl rib in first quality Hose.
Regularly 10c and 12c.
Friday price, 3 pair...i Xw ,
Men s Summer seamless half
Hose in tan, blue, gray and
Underwear Sale in the
50c Balbriggan Underwear for 39c
$1 Poroeknit Union Suits for 79c
i 50c Porosknit Shirts for 39c.
50c Porosknit Drawers for 39c.
1,006 yards Valenciennes
Lace, sc 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.
Slx90 Armorside, 75c value, 59c
sls90 Pepperell. SOc value, 69c
1x99 Anchor, $1 value, 79c.
45x36 Franconia, 12 ftc value, 9e
42x36 Linen finish, 15c valde,
45x36 Linen finish, 17c value,
42x36 Pequot, 20c 'value, 17v'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 waa remanded to
Women's and Misses' $1$
to $17.50 very best
Suits at $9.75
A special reduction f stunning new
suits in most fashionable styles
and fabrics. Includes all serges in
tan and blue and mixtures of tan
and gray. Very -newest cutaway
and shorter rounded styles.
For Tomorrow and Saturday only on the Third Floor,
,We will place on sale 65 Patterns, all regular,
matched combinations, with 9 and 18 inch Borders,
this season's goods, all heavy weight and the better
class of Papers, cut way down in price to reduce our
stock. The prices and reductions are given below,
Guaranteed strictly as represented.
20 Patterns suitable for all rooms with gilts and fruit designs in
8 Rolls Wall fit -fl O Regular
6 Rolls Ceiling Jffc S.F Values
20 yards Border tt - I0C t-Q
20 Patterns better papers, nice bed rooms, fine gilts for parlor and
living rooms. Fruits.
8 Rolls Wall -g -J f Regular '
6 Rolls Ceiling Jg) I J J Values
20 yards Border tt a j$c 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. 1t A O Regular
6 Rolls Ceiling Jj) X -J Q Values
20 yards Border A -, 20C to 35c
More or less rolls of any of the above in proportion.
Other papers selling 3V2C, 4c, 5c and 6Vfcc.
Let us do your paperhanglng. First class work. Quick service.
For Friday . . .
Women's long suede lUle washable
gloves. Main Floor
Women's Doeskin Gloves,
regularly $2.g8, Friday
Women's long doeskin washable
gloves, In white only. Main Floor
Women's Silk Boot Hose,
regularly 30c, Friday, 3
pairs for $1.
Women's black, white and tan
sik boot hose, in all sizes, 50c
values, three for $1.
i Main Floor
Women's Pure SiKIIose,
regularly $1, Friday, 75c.
Women's black, white and tan all
pure thread eilk hose, $1 values
for 75c, "special." Main Floor
regularly 50c, Friday 3gc.
Women's leathette Handbags, 6Va
x 8 size, in black only, a good SOc
bag for 39c Main Floor
Regularly $1.40 CQ
and $i.2$ Friday .J s
All of our lot of regular $1.25 and
$1.40 copyrighted books to go to-
morrow and Saturday at this price.
-All 25c Books
for Friday only
This lot includes boys' books of
adventures, etc. Main Floor
the county jail, no bonds being per- band in .their home on East Eleventh
mitted in a case where mnrder in thejstregt, Mrs. Barnett has steadfastly
first degree is the charge. She has ' refused to make any statement waai
not as yet retainad an attorney. ever on the crime. She will in all
Since being incarcerated In the
J county jail for the killing of her bus-
Regular $1.50, C 1 1 Q
Friday price . . . P
Colored Dresses to fit ages from
2 to 14 years.
Square back, embroidery trlmmed,x
double under arm piece, slses 34
to 44. Others at 50c 75c, $1 and
$1.50, . - - Second Floor
Friday price ..
All silk taffeta
quality, all colors.
6-inch Silk Ribbons
Regularly 35c, f
Friday at JJJ
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, damaBk tow
els, guest towels, Turkish towels,
all at 10 per cent discount.
For Friday only 2 Price
. Remnants of ginghams, percales,
calice, muslin and chambray.
. , , Main Floor
regular 75c, Friday 3QC.
Variety of styles In black, white,
green, tan and purple. M
27x54 Velvet Rug
Regularly $2.25, CI CQ
Friday price ....?--
This is a Rug you will find ex
cellent use 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.
JLYJL rc VtCSCV AVn
CO., ROCK ISLAND
crobability have her trial at the Seo-
tember term of court.
Sale of Silks
64-lnch Mohair Siclllana 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, 5Sc
duality, Friday only for39o
All silk Foulards, and fancy
stripe and dotted Silks, that are
an exceptionally good value for
our regular price of 59c, for
Friday only 39c. Main Floor
Friday Only ;
wavy Switches in
triple strands, can
be used for all the
latest styles in
cial at $3.93.
Braids, only $2.98.
mations to fit all
around the head, a
wonderful help to
ladies with thin
hair, sale price
We have secured
the services of ex
pert operators who
will be pleased to
ments that will
Hair Goods Par
lors, Second Floor
Friday 6gc, g8c and $i.2$.
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.
Russel, the demonstrator, has turn
ed over to us to sell at greatly re
duced prices'while they last See
us regarding prices. We sell them
on deferred payments and on trial.
Regularly $2.50, CM AO
Friday price . , . .$JLyO
High back, rattaa woven over
maple frames, very strong and com
fortable. ' Fourth Floor.
Regularly $g.$o, OS Cf
for Friday ..... ,PU.OU
We have sold a great number of
these regularly $9.50 Mattresses at
they give excellent satisfaction. To
morrow the price will be but $6.50.
A Great Friday Sale
Women's all linen embroider
ed Handkerchiefs, 25c values,
Women's all linen Initial
Handkerchiefs, 10c values, 2 for
V.'omeh'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 Handkerchi3f3, 75c
values, 39c each.
A touch of rheumatism, or a tvinge
of neuralgia, whatever the trouble ii,
Chamberlain's Liniment drivea away
the pain at once and ceres tho com
plaint quickly. First application gives
relief. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)