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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1913.
IS NOW ARRANGED
Upper Mississippi Improvement
Association Will Meet in
DATES ARE OCTOBER 15-16
Governors of Various State Will
Make Addresses Fine Program
The call for the meeting of the
TTpper Mississippi River Improvement
association has been issued. The
gathering will convene in iiannioai.
Mo., Oct. 15-16. An attractive pro
gram has been arranged. The call
Quincy. 111.. Sept. IZ, 1013 To the
governors of Missouri. Illinois, Iowa,
Minnesota and Wisconsin; the mayors
of cities, towns and villages; all com
mercial and business men's organiza
tions; members of the association,
the press and others interested:
The twelfth annual convention of
the Upper Mississippi River Improve
ment association will be held at Han
nibal, Mo., Wednesday and Thursday,
Oct. 15 and 16. 1313. Headquarters
will be at the "Mark Twain hotel."
The governors of Missouri, Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; the
mayors of all cities, towns and vil
lages; all commercial and business
men's association, and all other civic,
municipil or industrial bodies or or
ganizations, in the upper Mississippi
valley, and kindred waterway associa
tions, are each cordially invited to ap
point at least three representatives 83
delegates to attend this convention.
The delegates appointed by the gov
ernors to represent their respective
states at. laree. Members of the press
are especially invited to represent
their publications as delegates.
The association respectfully urges
the early appointment of delegates rep
resentative of the commercial, manu
facturing and other interests of their
The beauty of the Oliver Type
writer 17er.ts-a-'lay plan is that it
works out satisfactorily for every
This 5'lan ies up a very lnrg
s im of tbe ooni! niiy's money in type
wri'ers sold "n t me.
Hvt we have an abundance of
capital. We ere g!ad to use our re
so irees to bring this groat business
aid within easy reach of all who
have use for typewriters.
Thousands tell us they bought
their Oliver typewriters without
noticing the ou'lay.
Here's the way th plan works:
You make a small first payment
and get the machine at once.
Then save 17 cents a day and pay
monthly, exactly the same as re.it.
When you complete the pay
ments, the typewriter Is yours for
ever. And you raJ" only the regular
The Standard Visible Writer
l a salary rlJ- r. nn Incom-produc-r.
nn ai.l to rpronnl flic l one y.
ee.ivri- TypettTtter ar carnine
tii:iiihis of tlollars for tlieir I'jtru
tor and ownrrs.
They ;ir lir!ilnK hosts "f Bn-.ht-lo.m
ynunir p- "pi to achieve uc-
ns'ul hUMn career".
Thov rf helpirK th" small himinr
ttr'uv bin ajij the big business ti
r iv l.lfrKor.
They iwe tra.1e-tui'ders as well as
e nu- produi rs and ettVi?m-y-
Tm newest and best nvvtel Oiiver
Typewriter I i--M en tills popular
p. an There l n- extra ei-.arn- for
h famous FRINTVPE oi.lVKK
th onlv typewriter I)iit prlntf
print. Trintype is conerded to he the
reate?t typewriter improvement of
Moro than l'.1O0 l.ie.-il pfrents in
the Initrd St.aes and "nada are
makintc m"nev K'jimp Oliver Type
writers. This is proof positive c-f
i.'liver merit and Oliver popularity.
Write for particulars of the 'lT-eepis-a-day
pin. Ask for specimen
'f J'rlTit pe.
No 6 olive-- rented. 14 for three
months TrM'itv onY-ef. S'.r, Rrad
street. Pavenport, Iowa. I I. one Dav
enport 2. .41.
The Oliver Typewriter Company,
Olitrr Typrmitrr Bid., Chicago:
Grr.tlrr.n: Without any oh'lsa
t n hinfvrr. rl" s'lid Oliver
TyV'TiiT aiaiiTTue. tthn ypeel
mn of I'rlnt: pin and particulars of
your at-cenU-a-Jay jj.un.
respective communities, and that the
secretary of the association be notified
as early as possible of the name and
address of each -delegate appointed.
Each delegate should be given prop
er credentials to be filed with the com
mittee on credentials at the opening
of the convention.
OBJECT OP THE ASSOC1ATIOX.
The object of this association, stead
fastly adhered to, is to secure the
early completion of the project as
adopted by congress, for a permanent
six-foot channel at low water in the
upper Mississippi river from Minneap
olis to the mouth of the Missouri
To encourage the provision by the
municipalities at the ports on the riv
er of adequate modern terminals,
adapted to the convenient and econom
ical handling of commerce.
To promote the utilization of the
river and expansion of its traffic, In
order that the people may enjoy the
fullest benefit of cheap water transpor
tation. COSEXTIOX A REPRESENTATIVE!
The conventions of this association
have always been thoroughly repre
sentative of the towns and cities of
the upper Mississippi valley.
The large attendance of delegates
has not only shown the deep interest
existing In the work we have in
charge, but, through their representa
tives the sentiment of the various com
munities has been expressed as to
the general requirements of the people
and the benefits that will be derived
from the completion of the improve
ment of the river for transportation
At no previous time have the condi
tions been of greater importance than
With the early completion and oper
ation of the Panama canal, there will
be opened a new and economical trans
portation route to the Pacific coaA
and to foreign ports, which must in
vite the close attention of the Missis
sippi valley. To gain the economic
results to be obtained by the use of
this new water route, there must be
means provided for utilising connect
ing waterways, like the Mississippi
river, in the transportation of the com
merce of the people, which will re
quire the construction of modern tow
boats and barges and the provision
of adequate terminals at each port on
the river for quick and economical
handling of package and bulky freight.
These end other subjects of para
mount importance will come before
the convention for deliberation and
will be discussed by prominent speak
ers. They are matters In which all
industries are deeply concerned, and
they command the serious attention
and attendance of every delegate at
Each delegate has a voice in the
proceedings and his community an op
portunity to be heard from.
(.OiKRVOHH K STATES TO ATTED
A notable feature of this convention
. will be the presence of the governors.
Governor Major of Missouri, has in
vited Governor Dunne of Illinois, Gov.
: ernor Clarke of low a. Governor Eber
'hardt of Minnesota and Governor Mc
j Govern of Wisconsin, to attend and
j be his guests during the convention.
An acceptance from each one is ex
The presence of these noted men
i will make the convention marked both
by their attendance and the excellent
addresses they will deliver.
Suitable entertainment will be pro
! vidi d and everything done to make
.the convention a marked success.
So effort will be spared by the Com
mercial club or other Civic associa
tions of Hannibal to provide bounte
ous hospitality for the visiting dele
i gates in attendance at the convention,
i Hannibal, the former home of Mark
: Twain and Huckleberry Finn, is noted
for its courteous and generous hos
pitality and each and every delegate
(will be made to feel at home.
; Acknowledging the valuable service
and assistance heretofore rendered by
the press, it is hoped the same cordial
support will be continued towards ac-
; copiplisiiing the valuable work bing
carried on by this association solely in
; the interest of the people.
The Upper Mississippi River Improve
Thomas Wilkinson, president.
Lew is B. Boswell, secretary.
! President Thomas Wilkinson. Bur
Treasurer John P. Eckart. Gutten
i berg, Iowa.
Secretary Lewis B. Boswell. Quin
Vice Presidents Illinois. C. F. Ter
bit of sea near Greenland remains for
jkuk; Missouri, S. J. Roy. Hannibal;
(Minnesota, F. J. Waterous, St. Paul;
Wisconsin, W. A. Anderson, La Crosse.
TOWN BOARD HOLDS
j A SPECIAL MEETING
; The town board of auditors met this
afternoon at the city hall. It was de-
jcided to make no tax levy, to call no
election to fill a vacancy In the office
of constable and to appropriate no
! funds tor road building. The annual
financial report will not be given un-
,til the yearly meeting held before the
syi nig election.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Quickly
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon. Ind,
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscl and
Joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been
in bed for six weeks and had eight
physicians, but received no benefit
until she tried Dr. Detchon's Relief
for Rheumatism. It gave Immediate
relief and she was able to walk in
three days. I am 6ure it saved her
life." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, and Gust
Schtegel Son. 220 Second street,
Amusing Replies Are Given by
the Petitioners for
EIGHTY-THREE IN CLASS
Judfle R. W. Olmtteo Will Hear Argu
ments on Motion to Quash Bruner
This is naturalization day in cir
cuit court. Fifty petitions for final
papers entitling the applicants tb cit
izenship were heard today before
Judge R. W. O'.msted. An examiner
for the government was in the city
for the purpose of conducting the ex
aminations. There are some 33 petitions to be
acted on tomorrow. As usual the oral
test proved amusing. Many national
ities were represented in the class and
some laugnable replies were made to
some of the questions asked concern
ing the United States government and
its institutions. Some of the appli
cants were we'll posted and displayed
a better knowledge of the subject than
the average citizen while others did
not seem to have the remotest Idea
relative to Uncle Sam and how he
Arguments on the motions to quash
three indictments returned against
Sheriff O. L. Bruner will be heard
Thursday morning at 9 o'clock by
Judge R. W. Olmsted. The question
of the sufficiency of the indictments
is raised, as well as the legality of
the selection of the grand jury which
returned them and The organization of
the board of supervisors when the
matter of feeding of the prisoners was
under consideration. A hard fought
legal battle is anticipated. S. R. and
J. T. Kenworthy appear for Mr. Brun
er and State's Attorney F. E. Thomp
son for the prosecution.
The petit jury which was to have
reported next Monday morning has
been excused until Sept. 29. Chancery
matters will be taken up next week
before the criminal docket. The civil
cases will be the last considered.
IS THEIR FINEST
Young & McCombs Surpass
Former Efforts in Fall Dis
play, Now Open.
In their fall millinery opening, which
began today and continues through
Thursday, Young & McCombs have
outshone any previous effort in th'si
department since the establishment
of the store. The windows themselves
done in a most effective combination
suggestive of Indian summer, present
a collection of lovely things that one
wants to linger over, the fashionable
black and white predominating. The
main room is handsomely decorated in
autumn leaves and draped autumn col
orings harmonize with the reams of
hats in black and white and the new
shades for fall. The picture hat is not
absent, but by far the great majority
this fall are small, chic and dainty.
Black is the strongest note seen, while
several new feather decorations are
added to the aigrettes, ostrich and quill
effects. It strikes the observer that
nothing could be more temptingly be
coming than the chic satins, velvets
and other tight fitting, hatpinless hats
which are seen in profusion.
MISS FLORENCE ALLEN AND
J. KELLEHER ARE MARRIED
Miss Florence Allen, youngest
daughter of Mrs. Ellen Allen of Sher
rard and Joseph Kelleher of Chicago
were united in marriage at 8 o'clock
this morning, nuptial high mass being
celebrated at St. Joseph s Catholic
church by Dean J. J. Quinn. The
bride was attended by Miss Ann Dor
mady as bridesmaid and Harry Doyle
of Chicago was the groom's attend
ant. The bride wore a lovely gown
of w-hite charmeuse satin with trim
mings of pearls and she carried a bou
quet of bride's roses. Miss Dormady
was dressed in pink messaline, lace
trimmed and she carried pink roses.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
bridal party went to the New Harper
where a wedding breakfast was
6erved. Mr. and Mrs. Kelleher left
at noon for Chicago w-here they will
make their home at C32 West Sixty
seventh street. Mr. Kelleher is a
steamfltter by trade. His bride, who
is a 6ister of Mrs. Charles Tonn of
1021 Seventeenth avenue, is well
known here having frequently visited
with her sister. She is a graduate of
the Sherrard high school and has
been teaching in the Sherrard schools.
Mexicans and white men engaged in
a fierce hand to hand battle at the
corner of Twenty-third street and
Fourth avenue last evening shortly
after 6 o'clock. The cause of the fight
is unknown. The police received a
hurryup call and Officer Sullivan re
sponded. . Upon arriving on the scene i
ne iound an engagement being fought
which would make the b2ttle of Gettys
burg pale into insignificance. The
principals were Ivin in a WTlthinc
heap on the ground, screaming, curs-j
ing, biting, kicking and slugging each
other. Sullivan, called the wagon, and
Officer Kinney assisted in the work
of loading the belligerents Into the
patrol. This morning Ed Girardo and j
L. J. Moiinar, Mexicans, were given
40-day sentences to the county jail. J.
and W. J. Johnson and A. Wilson were
fined fl and costs each.
George Severes was fined $3 and
costs on "disorderly conduct charge.
As the result of a fight last night,
Peter Pospaliarses was this morning
arraigned in police court charged with,
assault and battery, the complaint be
ing made by Axel Zalace. Pospaliarses
is alleged to have attacked Zalace,
slugging him on the jaw. The defend
ant was fined $10 aM costs.
Hospital authorities today report a
slight improvement in the condition
of Nick Klepec, who was seriously in
jured by a negro Saturday night, fol
lowing an argument over a crap game
which was staged at the rear of the
notorious Lincoln club. Klepec has'
a slight chance for recovery. The po-l
lice expect to fasten guilt upon Frank j
James, one of the negroes held under j
$2,000 bonds. James came to Rock!
Island from Milwaukee three days be
fore the ra,ior affair. When the police j
were called, Detective Cox was ;
"tipped" to James, who answered the
description of the man who wielded
the razor. The man was taken at his
rooming house on Fourth avenue, in
the "black belt." Arthur Browning,
another negro, is being held as a wit
ness. TAXICAB WRECKED
IN ROUNDING CURVE
A serious accident was narrowly
averted late last night or early this
morning, when a speeding taxicab, be
longing to the Totten Auto company,
skidded on the wet pavement in round
ing the corner of Thirty-eighth street
and Seventh avenue, the sudden jar
causing one of the axles to snap. The
vehicle careened violently to one side,
but was brought to a standstill before
any serious damage was done.
TO GIVE TESTIMONY
John Disotel, an inmate of the coun
ty jail serving a sentence for disor
derly conduct, was released this morn
ing by order of Spate's Attorney F. E.
Thompson and Sheriff O. L. Bruner,
although his term had not expired. He
was turned over to Deputy Sheriff
O'Leary of Muscatine, who took the
prisoner back to the Iowa city to ap
pear as a witness before the grand
Funeral services over the remains of
James Fleming were held this morn
ing at 9 o'clock from the Sacred
Heart church. Dr. J. F. Lockney ofiT
ciated. Interment was made in Cal
VAI.ERU II A I'TEK EKTE.
Funeral services over the remains
cf Valere Hautekeete was held this
morning at 10 o'clock at St. Paul"s
Belgium Catholic church. Interment
was made In St. Mary's cemetery. .
Lucius E. PinkhaiCr
Washington, Sept. 16. Lucius
Eugene Pinkham, who was appointed
governor of Hawaii to succeed Walter
F. Frear, is still in Washington wait
ing tot the senate to confirm his ap
pointment. His name was sent to the
senate several weeks ago, but because
of the work on the tariff bill the con
firmation has been delayed.
Mr. Pinkham is a native of Massa
chusetts and is 63 years old. He has
resided in eastern countries for years
and for the past four years has been
president of the board of health of
Hawaii. During his term of service
in the health department he tqok an
active part in cleaning the territory
One important question that must
be decided in Hawaii in the near future
is whether the long term land leases
by the government shall be renewed
or not This problem, together with
a number of others, has been discuss
ed at length by the president and the
Grand Opening Dance
Armory Hall, Sept. 17
Fashionable Fall Garments for
' t'A' - a '
Men's Suits .and Overcoats
Men's suits of beautiful fancy serges, heavy weight blue
serge, tweeds and cheviots in two, and three button style.
$12.75 and Up
Overcoats of tweeds, chinchillas, matures, melton aud
$12.00 and Up
'All cut in the up-to-date style.
A SMALL PAYMENT DOWN
BALANCE SI.OO PER WEEK
FALL SHIPMENTS of Furniture arriving daily. Davenports, Mission Li
brary Sets, Morris Chairs, Dining Room Tables, Beautiful Brass, Steel and Iron
Beds, Side Boards, China Closets and Everything for the complete home.
Evening appointments made at
any time for the convenience of
those who cannot call during
the day, open regnlurly Wed
nesday and Saturday evenings.
PUMP TESTED BEFORE
Commissioner Jonas Bear and Super
intendent It. W. Sharpe conducted a
test at the waterworks pumping sta
tion this morning of the Holly pump,
which was installed several years ago,
The examination proved satisfactory.
II PERSONAL POINTS I!
Archie Patterson of Amery, Wis
cenrin, is the guest of Charles Duu
lap, deputy sheriff, for a few days.
Miss Isabelle Hotchkiss, 2503 Eighth
avenue, leaves today for Los Angeles,
Cal., where she will spend the winter
Miss Rose Hamilton, 1409 Twenty
fifth street, left today for an extended
visit through the west. She will visit
at Washington and Idaho and attend
the state fair at Spokane.
CROWDS AT GROSSMAN'S
Big Fall Opening Today Many At
tracted to Grossman's Store by
Handsome Garment Display.
Today is opening day at Grossman's
and all who were down town knew of
It, for the crowds which flocked to
this popular Moline store despite the
inclement weather were beyond the
expectations of D. F. Grossman,, man
ager. The store presents a pretty and
attractive appearance with lis decora
tions of autumn foliage hung in fes
toons and draped artistically about the
pillars and cases throughout the en
tire store. The windows are especial
ly beautiful and much credit for them
must be given, to S. L. Grossman.
The display of new garments is
made with the idea of proving advan
tageous to shoppers and that the whole
store is very beautiful is evidenced
from the great number of exclama
tions heard from all sides. One thing
that proves of Interest was the fact
that so many out of town people were
present. This morning and during the
early hours of the afternoon, D. F.
Grossman said in an Interview that
"we have only carried out the regular
policy this season as to decorations
and displays of new garments. We
know that there are countless women
who like exclusive style features em
bodied In their garments, but could
not do so on account of the exorbi
tant prices asked. Our great buying
facilities and friendly relations with
big makers In New York City, allow
us to obtain garments which really
cannot be duplicated except at much
more than our medium prices. The
millinery department this year is in
charge of Mrs. L. E. Clark, whose 15
years of experience covers designing
in exclusive Ehcps in many of the
larger cities. We expect a great year
this year because km year, our first
year in Moline, exceeded our expecta
tions in every way."
Duluth While $50,000 awaited him
proximating $500,000, the will of Julia
seaman, was toiling bard on a freight
steamer. The missing heir to the Rls-
Be well 'dressed and pay the easy way. Don't hesitate about
buying your new fall wearing apparel just because you have not
the ready .cash. Our stock of fall and winter garments for
men and women comprise the most stylish and durable clothes
made. The acme of style is reached in the tailoring of every
garment. . ' ' y
Ladies' Suits and Coats ?
Ladies suits of whip cords, jacquard and novelty, 'goods.
Styles are in modified drapes representing the latest Persian and
New York models, absolutely correct in material and'iworkman-j
$14.75 and Up
Ladies' coats made of astriken, sealette, chinchilla, broadcloth
and novelty coatings.
All the latest fashions in designs and materials. . ' J
$9.00 to $50.00
all shapes on display. Latest
VT307.809 20th St.
ROCK ISLAND .W-V
of the family. It is said Miss Garrett's
pin, once a sailor, discovered he was
;being sought through accidentally
picking up an old newspaper and see
ing an advertisement inserted by the
DIDN'T WANT TO BE HASTY.
Hence He Was Pleased to Have His
A Kansas roan, who had played the
role of the henpecked husband for a
number of years, one day met an agent
who was selling a book. The book
agent dilated at length on the beauty
and literary merit of the book, but the
Kansas man told him he wasn't pre
pared to buy. But." be said, "there
Is a woman who lives in the house
next to the corner in the next block
who I'm satisfied wants that book
and wants it bad."
The agent hastened to the house and
managed somehow to get Inside the
door. In about a minute he came out
on the run and in a wild Jump from
the porch mis.sed all the front steps
and lit on the sidewalk running. The
ben pecked husband had been an in
terested spectator from the outside.
When he saw the Kansas man, the
agent stopped nd with some heat said:
"Say, that woman you recommended
me to is the worst wildent I ever saw."
"Sure about that are you?" said the
"Sure? Well I should say I am sure,"
said the agent as he rubbed the place
on bis head that hod been bit with the
"Sort of glad to hear you say so, said
the Kansas man. "After twenty-fire
years experience with her I'd about
come to that conclusion myself, but I
didn't want to be hasty about forniin'
an opinion till I bad the judgment of
some unprejudiced witness." Kansas
REGAINING CASTE. 1
Ordeals Natives of India Will Face to
It is astonishing the belief natives In
southern India have in their "caste"
and what they will do to regain it if
lost A certain day in the year is set
aside for the ceremony of regaining
An inclosure about twenty feet square
is fenced off. and In this logs of wood
are bnrnt the ashes of which are kept
red hot by continual fanning.
Those going through the ceremony
Why Not Wire Your House :
and be up-to-date like your neighbors. Telephone West 1356 and
we will tell you what it will cost to install the electrical wiring la
your residence. Do not let yonr wiring contract until jo t have seen
Ve guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireproof,
Illinois Contracting Electrical Co,
308 Twentieth Street, Rock Island, III.
You on Credit
designs and of1 all want
ABSOLUTE FIT GUARANTEED
WE EMPLOY ONLY FIRST
CLASS TAILORS. NO CHARGE
have to wash themselves in the river
about a mile away; then, with strings
of flowers hanging round their necks,
they run to the inclosure. By the time
they reach it the red hot nshes have
been raked all over the floor and the
Idol of whatever caste they belong to
has been placed on a platform at one
In rush the "casteless," barefooted,
without the slightest hesitation, and
dance round and round on the red hot
ashes until they drop from exhaustion
and are dragged out by their friends.
Before coins through this painful cere
mony of regaining "caste" a man is
flrst supposed to fast for at least threo
days. I'earson's Weeklv. nt
The coffins of the ancient Egyptian
were mr.de of mnrble and stone, xlj
Romans used similar receptacles tie
their dead, and Alexander the Great
Is said to have been burled in a cofQu
o; solid gold. In parts of England
glass coffins have been found. The
Athenian heroes were burled in coffins
made of cedar, owing to its aromatic
and Incorruptible Equalities, while the
first record of wooden coding In Eng
land dates buck to the days of King
Arthur. This monarch was supposed
to have been buried in the hollowed
trunk of a gigantic oak tree. '
Detroit A population of $614,000 is
shown by the city directory census. ";;
"They're Coming Back" g
to buy Second Hand Fur
niture, Stoves, Guns, Re
volvers, Watches, any
thing of value; pay more
and sell cheaper than any
body. Give us a call.
Phone Rock Island 2255.
M. SIMMONS. Proo.
o 1623 Second Avenue.
In NRTIN McNEALY, Mgr.
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