Newspaper Page Text
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1913.
PRESS CLUB HAS
Officers Elected and Other Bus
i iness Transacted at Hotel
ADDRESS BY A. F. DAWSON
Former Congressman Tells How News
paper Experience Helped Him
in Public Career.
Forty members of the Tri-CIty
Press club took part In the annual
ta.ll meeting held at the New Daven
port hotel last evening, the feature be
ing the election of officers and an ad
dress by A. F. Dawson, former news
paper man, later congressman and
now president of the First National
bank of Davenport,
f Ejection of Officers was taken up
after dinner and resulted as follows:
President S. W. Searle, Rock Is
land. First Vice President Hugh Harri
Second Vice President L. R.
Secretary J. K. Brandenburg,
Treasurer R, A. Jones. Moline.
Directors F. O. Van Galder, Rock
Island, W. E. Purcell, Davenport,
"Woodworth Clum, Moline.
. C. J. Zaiser, retiring president, in
his valedictory expressed the pleasure
he had taken .in administering the of
fice, thanked the members for their
cordial cooperation and bespoke their
aid in behalf of his successor. Stan
ley Swanberg, retiring secretary, re
viewed the year's work, and F. O.
Van Oalder, chairman of the commit
tee which was to have provided an an
nual entertainment last, year and did
rot, explainrd the difficulties that
had ben encountered and promised
better things for the coming season.
This committee was continued.
B. E. Pinkerton of Monmouth. 111.,
end Blake 'Wheeler of the Molin de
partment of the Davenport Times
were elected members and half a
dozen applications were read and re
ferred to the directors for recom
IMWSOV A FVi'PFR MtV.
" Mr. Dawacn's address came last on
ihf j.rngram and was of absorbing
Interest to newtipaper workers, deal
ing, as it did. with the speaker's activ
ities in that profetiKion and the experi
ences which grew out of it.
Starting with his return from col
lege Mr. Dawson told of his first work
on a weekly in an Iowa town of 700
souls. He was manager and despite
his youth and inexperience he "got
away with it" for a couple of years.
During that time he learned some val
uable lessons. An advertising " con
tract in which he took his pay in
worthless raining stock rendered him
forever Immune from danger from this
form of investment. The experience
of his partner, who after cleaning up
a few thousands in board of trade
speculation, went to Chicago, lost ev
erything and became a failure, con
vinced him that speculation was
something to be eternally avoided
and that success at It from a money
winning standpoint, was If anything
worse than getting on the wrong side
of the market.
So deeply did this latter lesson sink
in that it helped to keep him out of
temptation later when he was con
gressman at Washington. The inci
dent wai In line with the recent story
by "Samuel G. Blythe in the Saturday
Evening Post on "The Price of Place''
on which Mr. Dawson commented. It
showed the - possibilities for making
questionable wealth which come oc
casionally to members of the house
and senate. In this instance the re
peal of the special tobacco tax im
posed for revenue in the Spanish
American war was up in conference
committee of which the late Senator
Allison of Iowa was a member. The
house had voted to remove the entire
tax, while the senate had favored al
lowing it to remain. The conference
resulted in the removal of four cents
per pound, which meant that upon
the news becoming public, stock ot
the American Tobacco company
would promptly jump from five to ten
WAT WAS EAST.
The committee finished Its work Sat
urday night and the report would not
be made till Monday at noon. Sun
day Congressman Dawson saw Sena
tor Allison, who casually mentioned
the decision arrived at the preceding
evening. Mr. Dawson said he saw his
opportunity. Xll he needed to do was
to load up at the opening of the mar
ket, Monday morning with all the
American Tobacco stock he could car
ry on margin and sit tight. However,
the lesson he had learned when an
Iowa newspaper man stood him in
good stead and he resisted the temp
tation which many another lers se
curely fortified than he, would have
have yielded to.
Mr. Dawson went from the little
Iowa town to Clinton, where he
worked on the Age and the Herald,
both dailies. Then he secured a place
as private secretary to Congressman
Curtis and later held a like position
with Senator Allison, eventually be
coming a candidate for congress and
being elected in the Second Iowa dis
trict, his newspaper training being
credited with being of the highest use
to him in the climb to a public career.
middv and Balkan blouses
for misses and children, ages 3
6 to lo years.
Fall Fashions in Frocks for Little Girls
Prettv, picturesque, little dresses from Eastern designers who
specialize in children's apparel are displayed in very complete
and charming assortment.
We feature a very pretty little model of navy serge, trimmed in
white or red, sizes 6 to 14 years, at $3.95.
Middy and Norfolk drsses of ginghams, galatea cloth, etc., be
gin as low as 98c.
The Autumn Tailored Suits
Extreme but refined styles new ideas brought out in Paris-and
adopted for the fashionable Ameiican woman, are represented in
this notable display. ;......
The materials are handsomer than ever, the wool brocades,
English cords and rough weaves predominating.
A remarkable showing at $25.00.
Others as low as $12.00 and up to $50.00.
TH I R D AV R N U K-
,TM RjOUG H .TO .SECOND J
30c Bleached Sheeting c
Full 9-4 width, extent quality of bleach
ed sheeting, a 30c quality. For the bal
ance of the week,
$4.50 to $6
The acme of shoe ele
gance, shoe comfort and
shoe value. An aristo
crat of shoedom design
ed especially for the
Also other makes of
shoes in all styles, $2.50
RIOT ON STREETS
Half-crazed Man Is Pursued by
Angry Mob Puts Up Battle
Only the prompt work of the police
prevented a near riot on the downtown
1 streets yesterday afternoon about 4
o'clock when an infuriated crowd ot
citizens chased a drink crazed man
almost to the doors of the police sta
tion, after the fugitive had bombarded
them with bricks and bottles. This
morning the prisoner, who gave his
name as Jack Moran, was released.
According to members of the crowd,
Moran, who was In Spencer square, ap
parently lost all control of himself
and began to throw brickbats at pe
destrians, who immediately gave
chase. The fugitive ran west on Fourth
avenue, north on Seventeenth street
and shot into the alley between Third
and Fourth avenues with the mob in
close pursuit. The chase was con
tinued almost to the police station,
when Officer Kirsch ran out and
grabbed Moran, who kicked and
screamed at the mob. The prisoner
refused to accompany the officer
peaceably and a hand to hand strug
gle ensued. Three men standing by
were forced to come to the aid of the
officer, and the bad man was only
: gotten to a ce'l with the greatest diX-
ficulty. It is believed that Moran
; had been drinking heavily and was
not responsible for his actions.
Smart Fall Coats
Rock Island Southern.
Special service for the Aledo fair.
Trains leave Fourth avenue and First
street at 7, 10 and 12 o'clock. Special
accommodations for the crowd. Trains
leave Aledo at 6 and 8 p. m. (Adv.)
THERE is no need of baby suf
fering from eczema, ringworm,
tetter or other itching, burning,
unsightly eruption. With the first
use of Resinol Ointment and Soap,
the itching and burning stop, and
healing begins. After Resinol has
quickly removed the last trace of
the trouble, Resinol Soap for
baby's bath will usually keep bis
skin clear and healthy.
Etott drnsztat hDi Resmol Soa?
and Ointment. For fna trial, writ
to Dept. -K Raunoi. Baltimore. Jid.
Many of the models show new style features that are as
captivating as they are unique.
The largeness and completeness of this early showing which
includes the extremes as well as the conventional models, the
best that is obtainable at popular prices as well as the finer cre
ations, cannot be fully realized without your personal inspection.
Prices as low as $6.50 and up to $50.00.
a Dress Goods Some
Brocaded wool satins in com
plete line of new Autumn shades
42 inch, yard $1-00
Brocaded Diagonals, 50 inches
wide in handsome color range,
a yard --$l-'50
Eponge Brocade, a new impor
tation In ratine effect, 5 colors,
a yard $1.75
All wool shepherd checks, 54
inches wide, black and white
only, a yard $1.98
Chameleon suitings, silk mixed
in plum, Havana, myrtle antT
Gendarme blue, yd. ...$2.75
Some New Wash
Goods Weaves For
Brocaded Charmeuse, soft lus
trous finish and handsome de
signs, 12 colors, a yard...38
Silk Bedford Brocade, plain
colored piques with pretty silk
jacquard effects, a yard...38
Silk and cotton brocades in
light, medium and dark colors,
exquisite patterns, a yard 58
35c Silk and Cotton
A special purchase of 1000 yards
of fine English pique with beau
tiful silk stripe effects, blues,
pinks, white, etc., on sale
35c a yard regularly, this special
purchase we offer, ift
Noteworthy Items Mentioned For the
Last Three Days of Housekeepers
Week at McCabe's
BIG 54 INCH DINING TABLE FOR $28.79
Massive 54 in?h top dining table with heavy thick
plank, quarter sawed cJt top, a most unusual value
at 28.79. .
SOLID OAK BED DAVEN
Another snap ' is this solid oak bed
davenport wit! black chase leather
covering and revolving seat. Two
styles to Belect from and at only 128.54
THESE $2.25 COMFORT
ERS NOW $1.69.
Full sized pure white cotton filled
comforters in an assortment of
da;nty coverings, you will want one
at least, at $1.69.
$1.95 BIG BLANKETS
Here's another extra size big sanl
ta.T cotton blanket, in white, tan
or gray, wit'j dainty blue and pink
border, while 50 last, they go at
Sale of Autumn Styles
RENGO BELT CORSETS.
The most scientifically designed, 'dependably con
structed and beautiful figure building corset is the ver
dict of hundreds of women in these cities and for many
miles around. Whenever Ave think, talk or write of
Rengo belt corsets, we are enthusiastic. Rengo belt
corsets have proven so satisfactory that women come
back for them again and again.
Rengo belt corsets sell strictly on their merits and
since we secured the sale of them some six years ago
they have leaped into popular favor with women who
are most particular about their dress and who insist on
having all new gowns fitted over a Rengo belt corset.
There are plenty of styles for every figure, either
with medium or low bust, long over hips and long
back, producing long slender lines ; there are other
Rengo belt corsets for stout and medium figures, which
bring out all the good points of a plump figure and
often brings the inquiry, "Where do you buy your cor
sets?" or "What corset do you wear?-' The Rengos are
bound with double watch spring steel, strong webbing
garters, heavy elastic gores, bands, or inserts, relieving
all strain and giving the wearer absolute comfort when
seated and insures a close fit when standing. Rengo
belt corsets f2.00, $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00.
To create a big stir in this corset section, on Thurs
day and Friday, the makers authorize a hand - back of
50c on every Rengo belt corset sold for cash for these
This bringa the $2.00 Rengo down to $1.50.
Those at $3.00. $4.00 and $5.00 down to $2.50.
$3.50 and $4.50.
If you buy on Thursday and Friday you save the
50c. Just run through your mind how many different
things this 50c might secure for you, and the corset
will be just the same.
More Good Store News For the Prudent House
10 quart extra heavy galvanized
water pails for 14
No. 2 heavy quality galvanized
wash tubs 49J
Foot bath tubs, made of heavy gal
vanized metal 37
Heavy retinned wash boilers with
copper bottom, marked special for
the Housekeepers' Sale... $1.17
The Globe wash board with heavy
zinc covering 22
Hardwood clothes line props, 8 feet
long, for this Housekeepers' sale
$1.00 Fancy China 39c
You will be surprised at the many pieces of beautiful fancy china we
are showing: Salad plates of all kinds, sugar and cream sets. Jugs,
trays, chocolate and coffee pots, etc., many ot which Q
sold up to $1.00. Take your pick at OI7C
HEAVY VELVET RUGS
IN THE 9x12 SIZE
Nett oriental and floral patterns,
extra heavy velvet quality. The
rug most' suited for hard grinding
wear, d- O QC
special at .....plOaJ7J
BEST QUALITY BODY
BRUSSELS, SIZE 9x12 FT.
Copies of fine Wilton and Persian
patterns. Made of finest yarns ob
tainable in full 5 ' fQy QC
frame weaves, specia'tPTaaO
Milan Lace Curtains Handsome Swiss
Curtains, in a Large Assortment of New Designs,
In a Soft Ivory and Biege Colors
They come in refined and artistic styles and are suitable for any room In
the home; coming as they do, direct from the manufacturers we sell them
at less than the regular retail prices.
Some very handsome patterns at $3 50 per pair, otherB at $4.00, $4.50,
$5.00, $5.50, 6.50 $7.50, $8.50 and $9 0 per pair.
J until sold, at a yard.
$2.00 Velvet Rugs For $1.19
You have room for one or two of these fine velvet rugs which can
not be duplicated for less than two dollars. They are 27x54 inches
in size and made In excellent assortment of patterns and colors,
choice of 25 at $1.19.
Why Every Woman Should Have a
Suitable Dress Form
Because it is impossible 'to make a dress without a great deal of fitting
and trying on, which, unless you possess a dress form, must be done on
yourself or some other person. You well know how difficult and generally
unsatisfactory it is to try to be your own mod?l and dressmaker at the
Hall-Borchert and MajesticDressForms
make dressmaking easy they are the perfection in dress forms, and the
prices are riost reasonable.
Bust forms as low as $1.50 and up to $5.00.
Full size forms at $"..95 and up to $18.00.
2nd Floor 3rd Avenue.
8c SHAKER FLANNELS, 5c
A good quality of bleached shaker
flannel, sold day In and day out at
8c; for Housekeepers' Week, C
a yaxa .....;..JC
5 COTTON BATTS FOR 39c
Enough cotton batts for a good
size comfort made from clean, sani
6 batts for
Some High Grade Wall Papers Are
Marked About Half This Week
High decorative oatmeal' papers,
sold many places at 45c, at a roll
Some room lots of bed room papers
are selling at, a lot 35
A few good room lots of parlor pa
pers at, a lot 85
Cut out borders, a yard 12c, 6c, 4c
and 3c, Moire ceilings, a roll 15c,
12c, 10c, 8c and .Q
DEATH A FAILURE
FOR ABUSED WIFE
Husband Comes Back as
"Shade" to Argue With His
Spouse and Is Repulsed.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 17. Life's little
irritations persist even after death.
The shade of 2 departed husband may
return to bicker with his spouse. And
she may argue with him and, as in
life, have the last word just by leav
ing the medium.
This was thoroughly demonstrated
at the meeting last night of the Na
tional Spiritualists' association. More
than 500 persons who crowded the
ballroom at Hotel LaSalle were the
An aged woman wearing heavy
mourning wag leaving the meeting
while Mrs. Zaida Brown Kates of
Washington, D. C was speaking for
the spirits and, at that particular mo
ment, telling the friends of Jack Mul
lin that his shade was there.
"Just a minute, dear," called the
medium to the elderly woman. "An
other spirit Is interrupting me. Your
your husband is on the other side, is
"Yes." admitted the woman la
"He is here. He Is right there back
of you. I see him right back of you."
continued the medium. "And he forced
you out into the rain. He tells me
he made you come here tonight that
be might talk to you. He nude you
come In the rain, and you didn't want
"Oh, I don't know that he did,"
argued the elderly woman. "I didn't
like the rain, but I just wanted to
come. So I came, anyway."
Possibly the shade didn't want to
argue with his wife, right there be
fore so many people. At any rate
the medium said:
"Well, dear, he 'Is there with you
as you pass out."
And the elderly woman in mourning
left the meeting. Her daughter was
with her and both were smiling.
Then Mrs. Kates continued talking
for Jack Mullin. To his friends she
"Golly, I know I could reach you,"
and regarding some mining stock his
friends had purchased he said: "Hang
on to the papers, Anna. They will
mean more by and by."
The spirit of Mary Stewart, whom
the medium explained died of paralysis
said: "If anyone ever told me I was
coming In the spirit state to a spirit
ualist meeting I would have told him
he was Insane. But I'm here."
The talking of spirits was not the
strangest part of the program, how
ever. Mrs. Elizabeth Harlow-GoeTz of
Baltimore lectured for one hour and
a half and then said she didn't know
anything that she had said. That, it
was explained, was inspirational trance
lecturing, and the speaker later 6aid
she could lecture just as long and just
as industriously upon any subject. The
subject was "What Is the Distinctive
ness of Spiritualism?"
Toledo Opening of church parlors
in the crowded portions of large cities
so that young women can entertain
young men was urged by Dr. G. H.
Gerbording of Chicago, approved by
the convention of the general council
of the Evangelical Lutheran church
Sept, 16, 17, 18
' 1 iiiilKJ Jii' 1
435 Seventeenth Street