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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, JUXE 4, 19H.
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Perfection in tailoring, in the excellence of fabrics and original styles, all built to stand the tyear and tear that
the strenuous youngsters give them. M. & K. Clothes for Boys are not necessarily expensive or beyond your
means; true, they are out of the ordinary, but only in those qualities which count for ong wear, distinctive style
and the satisfaction to which you are entitled. Individuality expressed in every, detail of their making, in fabrics,
in model; everything is as near perfection as possible.
M. & K. are showing' a magnificent assortment of the celebrated SKOLNY make
in boys' suits in a wide variation of styles and colorings,
97.50, 58.90. $10.00 to $15.00
M. & K. direct especial attention to their showing cf DUPLEX suits. They're
all wool and many of them have two pairs of pants,
$5.00 and $5.85
Everything to Wear
and Most Reasonably
Base Ball and Bat
With Each Boy's
Davenport Organization Pro
poses to Open Prehistoric
ITnexplorM remains of th mound
builders and the prehistoric Indian
civilization of Scott county and south
eastern Iowa will be dug open by the
Scott County Archaeological society.
a new organization formed by Daven-
porters interested in archaeological
The new society, which already has
ten charter members, is affiliated with
the National Archaeological society.
Investigations in this section will be
carried on in cooperation with the Dav
enport Academy of Sciences, according
to the present plans of the organizers.
This district has a large number of
mounds which hare never been explor
ed and. it Is behoved that their excava
tions will result in many important his
torical finds showing the stage of civili
zation which had been reached by the
prehistoric inhabitants of this part of
The Davenport Academy of Sciences
has one of the largest and most valu
able collections of mound builder
relics in the world, a collection that
has been increased gradually for over
a half century by purchase and gift of
specimens found in many states of the
The exploration work will be carried
on according to the latest scientific his
torical methods, photographs to be
taken at every stage of the excavation
TO CONFER AT MONMOUTH
H. V. Cooper of Molfne. progressive
chairman of the Fourtenth congres
sional district, bas issued a call to all
eountv chairmen of the district to
inert in a conference in Monmouth on
Saturday of this week. Township
chairmen and all other party workers
are included in the call and it is prob
able that plans will be made for the
congressional and other campaigns.
MUSCATINE PICKS SITE
FOR $80,000 CITY HALL
The hay market is favored as the
site for the new city hall to be erect
ed at Muscatine as a result of the elec
tion Monday, when the people approv
ed of a bond issue of JDO.OOO for the
purpose. The majority was 319 votes,
both the men and women favoring the
IN CANAL TRAFFIC
Saving of Over Million a Year to
the People of Illinois May
SI. 95 for $2.50 Corsets
4 n i
M. & K. arc deter
mined that all tri-
city women should
know of their most
excellent corset de
partment and corset
SERVICE. In order to in
troduce our corset depart
ment and to bring it
more prominently before
women of the tri-cities we've
made some most exceptional
prices on cool summer
that are made by
S1.95 for S2.50 Corsets
A group of light weight Batiste corsets that are delightfully
cool and comfortable for surnm er wear. They axe low bust and light
boned. All sizes up to 28.
1.9 5 for S2.50 Values S2.15 for S3 Values
S3.50 and S5.00 Corsets
Another group of exceptionally pleasing models especially adapt,
ed for summer wear. Mode of Tricot and linen mesh and are the last
word In corset combrL AH slz es up to 30. Specially priced at
S3. 50 and S5.00
Lockport. 111., June 4. Navigation in
the Illinois and Michigan canal be
tween LaSalle and Lockport, where it
joins the Chicago drainage canal,
promises this summer to show a sub
Salt barges and many small motor
boats are making use of the pictur
esque and historic ditch to travel from
Lake Michigan to the Illinois river.
The canal commissioners are pushing
their campaign for a re-liabilitation of
the waterway, which has been known
in the past as the Tad-Pole Ditch, but
which they assert has made a profit
for Illinois since its construction in
1848, of $346,335 in cash over the cost
of its construction, and which has prop
erty valued at $4,000,000.
If sulliclent money were spent on
the canal to provide it with locks, the
same size as those of the Hennepin
canal, so that it would handle 800 ton
barges, the canal commissioners as
sert the saving in freight rates to the
people in Illinois would be more than
$1,000,000 a year.
"The building of a waterway to
connect Lake Michigan with the Illi
nois river was first suggested by Louis
Joliet in 1674." says the statement pre
pared by the canal commissioners,
"When Illinois was admitted to state
hood, on account of the canal agita
tion, the federal government added to
its area fourteen (14) counties of
northern Illinois, which would other
wise have become a part of Wisconsin.
"Transportation facilities were very
limited and Illinois lost no time in hav
lng the canal route surveyed, the work
being done by two surveyors, named
Post and Paul, and completed in 1820.
Congress granted, two years later, the
present right of way and authorized
the construction of the Illinois & Mich
"In 1827 the federal government, un
der the land grant act. gave the state
of Illinois 325.000 acres adjoining the
proposed route for the purpose of aid
ing the state in financing its -project.
The first earth was turned In 1836, but
the canal was not completed until
1848. The canal has paid for itself
from the sale of lands and other reve
"At various times the state has made
appropriations for the canal aggregat
ing $245,210. On the other hand, from
the revenues of the canal over and
above the cost of maintenance and op
eration, there has been paid into the
state treasury an aggregate sum of
$501,545.79 or $346,335.79 more than
the total of the appropriations, leav
ing the state a gainer in cash to that
extent. The undisputed value of its
holdings is $4,000,000 or over. There
is no indebtedness of any kind.
"The aim of the present canal com
missioners Is to rehabilitate the canal.
The mule-drawn canal boat is a thing
of the past. Even the steam-powered
canal Barge is rapidly giving way to
the Internal-combustion engine.
"A freight rate chart which the
canal commissioners have Drenared
shows that the rate on grain from Chi
cago to LaSalle by rail is $1.20 per ton,
while by water route the rate Is 19c
per ton. The rate on salt by rail is
II. fO and 19c by water route from
Chicago to LaSalle.
"Unfair railroad corn-petition, which
bas heretofore put the canal boats out
of business, in at an end. as shown by
an act to regulate commerce, section
4, paragraph 2, reads as follows:
Whenever a carrier by railroad
shall In competition with a water
route or routes reduce the rates
on the carriage of any species of
freight to or from competitive
points, it shall not be permitted
to increase such rates unless after
hearing by the interstate com
merce commission it shall be
found that such proposed in
crease rests upon changed con
ditions other than the elimination
of water competition.'
"After careful investigation by the
commissioners, they have found that
the demands of traffic do, warrant in
provement. In the canal office at Lock
port there is on file statements show
ing that the canal when rehabilitated
will not alone be able to pay all oper
ating expenses, but will turn into the
state treasury $100,000 yearly.
"Most of these shippers deal In bulk
commodities which now go in train
load lots. An old canal barge can car
ry in the neighborhood of seven car
loads. The saving to the shippers be
tween the rate of operating an old
barge and that of operating an 800 ton
barge would be Immense. While it
costs practically 2 mills per ton per
mile to haul their freight in the small
barges, the saving by using the larger
cargo carriers would cut the rate to
about 2-3 mills per ton mile. This
estimate is furnished by those who
have tried the water route during the
"Commodities which shippers will
route by way of the canal are, salt,
brick, grain, cem-ent, stone, oil and the
like. The saving in rates would be
tremendous and the price of these com
modities would be lowered. The sav
ing will not alone affect the shippers
in the territory contiguous to the wa
terways, but the people of the entire
state. The saving in freight rates
alone to the people of Illinois would
be more than $1,000,000 a year."
Woodmen of World and Grove
Circle Will Pay Tribute
to Their Departed.
Caro-p No. 85, Woodmen of the World
and grove No. 27, Woodmen circle, will
hold their annual memorial services
at Chippiannock cemetery next Sunday
afternoon. The monument erected by
the W.O.W. In memory of William G.
Wulff will be unveiled at this time.
a stroke of paralysis for the past six
weeks is able to resume his business
Miss Minnie White spent yesterday
with her aunt Mrs. J. Vanderslice of
The Trl-clty Railway company Is
trying out a new time schedule for
running cars from Sears to Milan. The
20 minute service which has been in
use is unsatisfactory as the cars do
not connect with Watch Tower cars at
Sears. Cars now leave Milan or. the
hour and half hour. .
CITY HALL SITE FOR NEW
ALED0 EDERAL BUILDING
A telegram from Congressman Clyde
H. Tavenner at Washington announces
Th .nrpr.i,n ramr. WnwWn r,f I th8t the ha slt haS beeQ aP"
the World, erects a monument at the Proved 'l he ew federaI bui,din
grave of every deceased mem.ber and
ON SUNDAYS NOW
Protest of Davenport Citizens
and Officials Brings Prom
ise From Rivermen.
NOT SIT UP
Now Does Her Own Work.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound Helped Her.
Ironton, Ohio." I am eniovine bet
ter health now than I have for twelve
years. When I be
gan to take Lydia E.
ble Compound I
could not sit up. I
had female troubles
and was very ner
vous. I used .the
remedies a year and
over 40,000 monuments have been
placed since the founding of the order.
All members of the W.O.W. and W.
C. and their friends are requested to
meet at Math's hall Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Special cars will be pro
vided to take them to the cemetery
and transportation will be provided for
their return. Capt. J. C. Gibson of
camp No. 91 of Moline will deliver the
memorial address and the Moline
members will attend in a body.
FIFTY AUTO LOADS OF
FARMERS TOUR COUNTY
Fifty auto loads xt farmers took part
yesterday in the first annual tour of
farms under the auspices of the Musca
tine County Crop society. Many places
were visited, methods followed ex
plained, and results obtained pointed
out. Five professors from the exten
sion department of the state agricul
tural college at Ames, accompanied the
party, which ended its tour in the ev
ening at West Liberty.
and for the last eight
months I have
worked for other
women, too. I cannot praise Lydia EL
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound enough
for I know I never would have been as
well if I had not taken it and I recom
mend it to suffering women."
Daughter Helped Also.
"I gave it to my daughter when she
was thirteen years old. She was in
school and was a nervous wreck, and
could not sleep nights. Now she looks
so healthy "that even the doctor speaks
cf it. You can publish this letter if you
Street. Ironton, Ohjo.
Why will women continue to suffer
day in and day out and drag out a sickly,
half-hearted existence, missing three
fourths of the joy of living, when they
can find health in Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound ?
If you liave the sllcrlitest doubt
that Lydia K. Ii n Wham's Vegeta
ble Com ioiind will help you. write
(connaential) l.ynn, Massfor ad
vice. Your letter will be opened,
read and answered by a woman
and held in strict confidence.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Little departed
Monday evening for Wichita, Kan., to
.attend the wedding of their nephew,
Willie Little, a former resident here.
Mrs. Joe Draper and daughters, Julia
and Clara of Rock Island, visited Tues
day with Mrs. F. Shellman.
Mr. John Ringold is suffering from a
severe case of tonsilitis.
Mrs. Atlas Tindall and Miss Mar
garet Blakely of Bowling called on
Mr. and Mrs. Will Cropper Tuesday
Miss Kate Cafnaghan Is spending a
few days at Warsaw.
Mrs. Julia Bowen of Waterbury,
Conn., who has been visiting her sls-
I can do my work ter Mrs. Dave Adams, left yesterday to
visit ner niece, xars. TanK White, of j
Mrs. C. F. Conover and son, Willie
of Davenport are visiting at the home
of Otto Larson.
Mrs. .Clara Cropper, a music teacher,
who has a large class in Bowling has
resumed her work there since school
Allen Eddy has taken a position in
I McCartney's grocery store.
w. H. Bush visited with J. D. RIshell
and family Tuesday.
Mrs. J. J. Mudd and sons,' Merle and
Myron, are visiting relatives in,
The second regular meeting of the
village board was held Monday even
ing with President W. L. Eddy and
trustees Will Brown. Merle MeOul.
louRh. Harry Rathbun. William Kale,
William Nichols, George Brown, pres
ent. The regular business was taken
up and an ordinance read concerning
regulation of the sale of liquor in dry
territory which was laid over until
next meeting. It was decided to per
mit property owners to haul dirt from
the town lota north of tho Icehouse
also to use the lots east as a public
J. D. rtlshull who has suffered from
be erected by the government at Ale-
do. The sum of $G5,000 was appropria
ted at the last session of congress for
the erection of such building.
Mrs.. Raymond Wins.
Philadelphia, June 4. Mrs. Edward
Raymond, New York, defeated Miss
Eleanor Sears of Boston, 6-3,7-5, in the
second round of the annual tourna
ment for the women's tennis champ
ionship of Pennsylvania and the east
ern states yesterday at Merion. Miss
Marion Fenno of Boston won from
Miss Dorothy Disston. Philadelphia,
6-2, 6-2. Survivors in the champion
ship doubles are the Misses Myers,
Philadelphpia, and Mrs. Gilbert Harvey
and Miss S. Norris, Philadelphia, and
in the mixed doubles Mrs. Raymond
and William P. Tilden Jr., Miss Edna
Wildey and Albert E.' Kennedy Sr.,
Miss Sears and William A. Lamed. and
Miss Agnes Kennedy and Wallace F.
No more shall the strains of the cal
liope or the shrieks of the siren of the
steamboats resound through the atmos
phere in this vicinity on Sundays. No
more shall the Sabbath services be in
terrupted by the shrill blasts from the
competitive boats on the river. No
more shall the people who wish to en
joy a late nap on Sunday morning be
compelled to forego it from this source.
All this has come as a result of com
plaints made by a few hundred citi
zens and a number of the city offi
cials of Davenport. The boat men have
complied with the request, and here
after on Sundays the various noise
of Invading steamboats will be kept
"canned' in observation of this new
Wilson Names Lewis Man.
Washington, June 4. Vincent Y.
Dallman, editor of the Springfield Reg
ister, was nominated by the president
yesterday to be United States marshal
in the southern district of Illinois. The
nomination ends a long contest be
tween Dallman, who was indorsed by
benator Lewis, and Richard Kinsella.
the Sullivan candidate.
COLONEL FRENCH, WITH A
BIGGER HANDICAP, WINS
A misunderstanding of the handicap
Colonel Nathaniel French was entitled,
to in the match with W. L. Veils for
the golf challenge cup Tuesday made
It appear that the latter had won, when;
as a matter of fact, the contest was a,
tie. It was necessary to play oft the.
tie and Colonel French, whose handi-i
cap was 9 strokes, won 3 up 2. Walter
Chambers of Davenport at once chal"
lenged the winner, the game to bo
played this afternoon.
Passenger Dies on Liner.
New York. June 4. Louis E. Muel-;
ler, a flrst-cabin passenger on the Im-
perator, which, arrived today, died on
the way over. His body will be taken
to Decatur, 111., by his widow for bur
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gallons more than in 1912
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These essential characteristics obviate
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