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Tim hdck island argus, Friday, july. is, 1913.
SHE'S WIFE OF THE
KILLED BY ATRAIN
If you want the best chance at
OUR Bargains, COME NOW!
Commissioner M. T. RudgTen
Gets Wojnyi'g Suffrage
Fatality Occurs Yesterday at
Wilton, Iowa Was Well
WILL REGISTER VOTERS
Feminine Citizens Will Get Opportuni
ty to Caet Ballots August 28,
It Is Expected.
Commissioner M. T. Rudgrenhas
received copies of the new suffrage
law from Harry Woods, secretary", of
state. When the election to authorize
the issuance of bonds for the purchase
cf the baseball park and other pro
jects was determined on by the coun
cil, it paved the way for the first op-'
portunlty for the women" to exercise
their newly acquired franchise.. It is
expected the election will be held Au
gust 26. - .
In order that he might be properly
informed as to the provisions of the
new suffrage law, Commissioner Rud
gren wrote to the secretary of state
for copies of the bill and received
the fame today. Commissioner Rud
believcs that It will be necessary for
him to arrange for registration days
for the women. He Is not clear as to
the provisions of the law relative to
the naturalization of women. Wheth
er all foreign born women will have
to become naturalised before given an
opportunity to vote, it still a ques
tion, although this is the rule followed
by male citizens. Some contend that
where the husband has been natural
ized, this will be rufflcient, but this
is not the view of the city clerk.
The suffrage law is brief and Is
An Act granting women the right to
vote for presidential electors and
certain other officers, and to par
ticipate and vote in certain matters
Section 1. Be it enacted' by the peo
ple of the state of Illinois, represented
in the general assembly: That all
women citiaens of the United States,
above the age of 21 years, having re
sided in the state one year, in the
county ninety days, and In the elec
tion district thirty days next preced
ing any election therein, shall be al
lowed to vote at such election for
Presidential electors, members of the
state board of equalization, clerk of
the' appellate court, county collector,
county surveyor, members of board
of assessors, members of board of re
view, sanitary district trustees, and
for all officers of cities, villages and
towns (except police magistrates),
and upon all questions or propositions
One Week More
25 reduction on Men's and Boys' Fancy Mixed Suits.
25 fc reduction on Straw Hats.
20 reduction on Blue Serge and Staple Suits.
20fc reduction on Children's Suits.
20fr reduction on Men's Pants, $1.50 and Up.
1 20 7c reduction on Soft and Stiff Hats.
20 Tc reduction on Boys' Prnts.
10?r reduction on All Summer Underwear, Shirts, Hats
and Caps, Bathing Suits, Children's Waists, Work Gloves,
Neckwear, Suit Cases Traveling Bags, Rain Coats, Um
brellas, Jewelry, Indian Suits, Cowboy Suits, and other
Now is the time to buy and save money. Everything
marked in plain figures; figure the discount yourself.
"Rock Island's Best Value Clothlo House"
1724 Second Ave.
Mrs. Victor Murdock.
Mrs. Victor Murdock, wife of the
congressman from Kansas, )s one of
the most charming women in Washing
ton's official society. Her husband is
the Irader of the bull moosers in the
house of representatives and may
possibly be a candidate for president
In three years. Mrs. Murdock was a
Miss Allen and was married to the
congressman in 1890.
submitted to a vote of the electors
Of such municipalities or other politi
cal divisions of this state.
Sec. 2. All such women may also
vote for the following township offi
cers: supervisors, town clerk, asses
sor, collector and highway commis
sioner, and may also participate and
vote in all annual and special town
meetings in the township in which
such election district shall be.
Sec. 3. Separate ballot boxes and
ballots shall be provided for women,
which ballots shall contain the names
of the candidates for such offices
which are to be voted for and the spe
cial questions submitted as aforesaid
and the ballots cast by women shall
be canvassed with the other ballots
cast for such officers and on such
questions. At any "such election
where registration is required, wom
en shall register in the same manner
as male voters.
In attempting to cross the railroad
tracks in front, of a passenger engine
at Wilton, Iowa, yesterday afternoon,
James Quigley, well known in this city
and a cousin of James W. Cavanaugh,
733 Twenty-third street, was struck
and almost instantly killed. The re
mains were brought to Halligan's un
dertaking parlors, Davenport, and bur
ial will take place tomorrow morning
at 9 o'clock. .
Mr. Quigley, who was 74 years of
age, had for some time made his home
at St. Mary's, Davenport. Yesterday
morning he came to Rock Island and
visited at the home of his cousin, Mr.
Cavanaugh. He then departed for Wil
ton. While waiting for a Muscatine
train, about 6 o'clock, Mr. Quigley at
tempted to cross the tracks and , was
run down. He was fearfully mangled
and lived but a few moments. De
ceased was born in Ireland, where he
received his education. He was a vet
eran of the Civil war. Since the death
of his wife, two years ago, he had
made his home at St Mary's. Burial
will take place at, Holy Family ceme
tery and cervices will be held from St.
Anthony'B at 9 o'clock.
A "DARING' SCOUT." T
His Quick Wit Fooled the Federals and
Saved His Neck.
Wat Bowie, a scout for the Confeder
ate army, rfts a young Maryland law
yer at the time the great conflict be
gan. After months of successful work
te was captured and taken to Wash
ington and sentenced to be banned.
He made bis escape, and in "On Haz
ardous Service" W. G. Beymer tells of
the weeks that he was followed by se
cret service men and small details of
Federal cavalry and how by his very
audacity and quick wit be escaped re
capture. He blundered into a camp of them
one morning at dawn and saw instant
ly that retreat was impossible; they
were ready to open fire with a dozen
revolvers. Without hesitation he strode
up to the men and shouted indignantly:
"You make mighty free with my
rails! With all this wood round you
did not need to burn my fences." He
seemed very angry.
"Who are you?" a corporal stam
mered. "The owner of the rails, of course!"
And then, apparently somewhat mol
lified, be went on: "Well, well! War
is war, but don't do any more damage
than you can help, boys.." He sat
down with them to their breakfast and
chatted with them pleasantly. One of
them asked if he hnd seen Wat Dawia
and described him accurately. At the
description they all stared at Mm nr.d
moved uneasily, in doubt as to what
was to be done. He tallied with the
description in every respect But liia
Insolence in walking up 'to' them and
upbraiding tbeni for burning "h'9"
rails made them doubt their own eyes.
"Why, yes," he drawled. "Wnt Bo
wie was in these parts last wpek. I
know him well. They say he has gone
to the north part of the county, where
be hails from. I don't know, though,
as to that." -
Then rising and stretching himself
he looked down Into thoir doubt filled
eyes end laughed at them laughed in
their very faces and said:
"I'm, glad you all met me on m' own
land. Ton might have mnde trouble
for me elsewhere. foi they all say I
look like him a lot Goodby, boys!
It Croppad Out Strong In Comparing
Himself With Tennyson.
Austin might almost be said to rival
James McNeil Whistler as having giv
en rise to humorous anecdotes with
this difference, that whl'.o the anec
dotes of Whistler exploited his wit or
his superb arrogance ("Why lug in
Velasquez?") those of Austin were bas
ed on little more than the fatnous self
esteem which enabled him (if ability
is the word) in 1S70. in his volume of
so called criticism, "The Poetry of tho
Period." to "attack Tennyson, Brown
ing. Matthew Arnold and Swinburne
as if the author of the book were the
superior of the whole pack of them.
It was apparently not this book, but
s later criticism written In 1S85, which
led Austin to boast of bis friendship
with Swinburne and to declare that,
though he had been forced to criticise
Swinburne, the latter bad not permit
ted It to disturb their relations. It
rroved that Austin's criticism had at
tracted so little attention that Swin
burne had not even herd of it, and
when, following Austin's boast, he
took pains to read It be became very
angry and would have 'nothing to do
It was the same fatuity which led
Austin In his autobiography to adver
tise his own ultra respectability as
compared with the possible "low tone"
of others. Tennyson might be acquit
ted perhaps of once using an improper
word la conversation, but Tennyson
certainly smoked. Austin never.
Eprtngfleld Republican. -
Weaving In Shadow.
In one of the famous lace shops of
Brussels there are certain rooms de
voted to the weaving of the finest and
most delicate lace patterns. These
rooms are entirely darkened except for
the light from one small window fall
ing directly upon the pattern. There
Is only one lacemaker in the room, and
he sits where ttut narrow stream of
light falls upon the thread she is
weaving. Lace is always more deli
cately and beautifully woven, it la
aid, when the worker Is in the dark
and only her patters is in the light.
You Can Bank on it
THE BUSy CORNER
ujfca. jJ-.--; .
W IS HELD ON
Alleged tq Have Induced 7-Year-Old
Girl to Accompany
Him Into Weed Patch.
Charged with "crime against chil
dren," Herbert Youug, 1400 x Four-
tenth-and-a-half strest, was this
morning bound over to the grand jury
under $1,500 bonds, which were fur
nished. The complaining witness was
the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Edwards, who reside on
Twenty-fifth street and Eighteenth ave-
According t,o the little girl's story,
yesterday noon a man, whom she iden
tified as Young, met her near her
heme and asked her to go into a va
cant lot amidst the tall woeds to look
for rabbits. The girl alleges that the
man then took ' improper liberties.
Young is about 24, or 25 years of age.
He is represented by Schriver &
1! PERSONAL POINTS
Yal J. Peter of Omaha is calling on
eld friends in Rock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Colter, 532 Thirty-first
street, welcomed a seven and
a half pcund daughter to their home
Dr. Ralph Dart will return home to
morrow from northern Wisconsin
where tie has beenjjn a fishing trip
for several days.
W. T. Johnston and daughter, Miss
Mabel Johnston of 732 Fifteenth
street, left this morning for What
Cheer and Gibson, and other points in
Iowa, where they will visit Mr. John
Judge R. W. 'blmstead was In Chi
cago yesterday where he met his
daughter. Miss Margaret Olmstead,
who has been attending the conven
tion of Presbyterian young people at
Lake Winona, Ind.
Howard K. Morris, assistant secre
tary of thfi Y. M. C A., is back from
Lake Winona, Ind., where he attended
the convention of the Presbyterian
Young People's society. Miss Laura
M-rquis is also back from the lake
after attending the convention. -
Miss Fannie Cleland and her father,
S. D. Cleland, have returned from a
trip to the western coast. Mr. Clel
and, who has spent the past year at
Tucson, Ariz., and other western cities
in the interest of bis health stood the
trip well and- is improved.
William Hurley was fined $100 and
costs for disorderly conduct.
Frank Case and Fred Erickson, dis
orderly cenduct, paid the costs and
Delia Delaney, from the colored 400,
was pinched by Officer Sullim last
evening, a disorderly conduct charge
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THIS MINISTER WEARS WHITE SUIT
OF CLOTHES RIGHT IN HIS PULPIT
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Rev. A. J.
Chicago, July 18. Englewood's First
Presbyterian church as filled with a
record "hot weather" congregation.
Fashionably gowned w men fanned
themselves vigorously. liany of the
men wore Prince Albert coats, heavy
waistcoats and other uncomfortable
When the pastor. Rev. Arthur J.
Francis, appeared, air audible jgaap,
for breath came from every memfler
of the congregation. He had defied
a church tradition. He had made him
self comfortable. . He stood in the
pulpit dressed in white from shoes to
Not a speck cf coloring was visible
about him except for his ruddy cheeks
and his hair. He wore white canvas
shoes, whit,e silk hose, a suit of -hite
sege, white silk shirt, white wash tie
being preferred against
was fined $5 and costs.
Pat Mullane Is a good collector, but
he doesn't bring results, according to
the proprietor of Moeller's livery barn.
It appears that after the demon col
lector had receipted for a goodly sum
of money, he forgot to come back to
headquarters, but instead invested the
Any Fancy Suit, Mohairs in-
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eluded, 25 per cent off for cash
Boys' Suits 25 off
Children's Wash Suits, plain,
white and colors: two lots for
quick selling, 50c & 89c each
off on Seperate Pants
for Men or Boys
and white turned-down l'nen' collar.
An initialed corner of a white silk
handkerchief hung from an outside
coat pocket. - .
"And it'8 the only sane thing tp
wear," said Dr. Francis after the ser
mon. "To me white Is a symbol of
purity. . Cleanliness Is next to eodll-
ness, and white always- typifies clean
liness. Last year I had to deliver ser
mons on hot Sunday mornings. ' I
wore the conventional lone black coat.
which must always be heavily nadded
in the ehoulders for It to hang prop
erly, i wore -white serge waistcoats
and a high standing collar, and, do you
Know, ail that business nearly smoth
ered jne. I think it la all nonsense.
Now, I am comfortable and can deliver
three times a better sermon. People
listen better, too."
collections in moist goods over the
hardwood. . At least that was the tes
timony in police courF this morning.
As a result, the employer swore out a
warrant fwr Mullane's arrest, and a
40-day sentence was imposed.
All the-news all the time
A. J. PRESTON DIES.
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Afteif an extended illness caused by
an attack of grip contacted last win
ter. A. J. Preston, a veteran business
man of Davenport, passed away at
noon today at his home in that city.
He was born at Camden. New
York, and came to Davenport in 1SG0,
where he founded the firm of Sickels
& Preston. He is survived by ono
daughter. Miss Lillie Preston, and
LONG JAUNT SUNDAY
On Sunday morning tri-clty motor
cyclists will leave on a Jaunt to Crys
tal Lake, Iowa, where they will spend
the day. This was decided at a meet
ing held last evening at Long'View
park, which was attended by about
35. At C7 stal Lake a plcnjc party
will be enjoyed and by-lawB will bo
discussed. Crystal Lako is near Do
wltt, where there is an excellent ra'co
track, and a number of the men will
try out their cycles.
FALL IN TEMPERATURE
IS GENERALLY WELCOMED
Relief promised by the weather man
from the excessive heat became a
reality last night, and today the high
est reading at the government Btation
was 84 degrees above aero. The drop
of 16 degrees since Wednesday wna
welcomed generally and several days
more of cooler weather are promised.
INSANITY HEARING HELD
AT M0LINE HOME TODAY
County Judge IJ. S. Bell presided
this afternoon at 2:30 at a hearing in
to the sanity of Katherine Brogan, at
her home, 302 Vs Fifth avenue, Moline.
CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN .
SPECIAL SESSION .AGAIN
The city council Leld another- in
formal session this morning. Further
estimates concerning the approaching
election and its expense were consid
ered. Lawrence Took His Time. -
The dispute about an unfinished Law
rence portrait recalls n story of that
painter's dllntoriness. The Lord Mex
borough of that time, after much letter
writing about the portrait of his wife
and child, said he could wait no longer.
Lawrence pleaded for more time; ho
was well forward with the lady, but
the l.nby wanted finishing; could lie
cot have one tuore sittlnff" "My wlfa
will be happy to give you another sit
ting whenevi-r you like.' was the an
swer, "but the baby is jov iu tUa
guards"' Dundee Advertiser.
"You told me you were worth a mil
Uon, and I find that you bare only a
paltry $10,000," said Blatburs' partner
-Well $10,000 is 1,000,000 cents," 6ald
Blathers. narper's Weekly. ,
"Politeness costs nothing."
"Yes." replied the gentleman of the
old school. "Perhaps that's why people
have so little respect for If '-Washing
r the h