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THE ROCK .ISLAND AR
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6. 1!00.
FAMINE IN GARS
f ' ,
As Season Nears the Railroads
' Are Facing Unprecedented
STEEL COACHES ARE READY
Serious Condition Arises in Railway
Ch i li s As 'Crop Moving Time
Looms In Sight.
Chicago. Sept. C. Even before the
crop-moving season and its consequent
heavy demands for transportation fa
cilities the railroads of the country are
confronted with the serious probability
of a car shortage. According to the
advance sheets of the fortnightly re
port of the committee on railroad rela
tions of the American Railway associa
tion, the car shortage will reach ser
ious proportions within the next six
The report of the committee, which
will be published Sept. 10, shows that
on Sept. 1 the surplus of cars of all
kinds throughout the country was Ut
ile more than 100,000, a reduction of
- over 40,000 cars over the statement for
r'Aug. IS. On the latter date the car
surplusage was 139.424. a decrease in
the Surplus of noaily 50,000 over the
previous two weeks. -
Shorlnne l'iur Knrlier.
'.. With these-decreases as a basis and
with the crop-moving season looming
in sight, it is estimated that the, entire
- car surplus" will be wiped out within
the next few weeks, and the railroads
will be confronted with a shortage. On
Aug. IS the tptal number of surplus
box cars . In the country was 80,000.
The surplus for Sept. 1, according to
Anrthur Halo, chairman of the com
mittee, is the smallest surplus since
last October, when there was a mark
ed shortage in -several sections of the
tirrnlrr Mbortngrt-n Thin Vfr.
"It is important to note that this
season's reduction in car surpluses is
six weeks ahead of last year's figures,"
said Mr. Hale. "This indicates that
shortages this year will be greater
than a year ago. Increasing indus
. trial, agricultural and mining activity
- is responsible for this early reduction."
It is estimated that on Sept. 1 the
total surplus number of box cars-in the
country was about 60,000, and of this
surplus the greater number are in Illi
onis, Iowa, and the Dakotas awaiting
the movement of crops. .
after Inspector Hosford went to the
Kentucky town to make an inspec
tion of the oliice. Hosford is said to
have discovered a shortage and call
ed Wood's attention to it.- He will
be arraigned before United States
Commissioner Mark A. Footo on re
moval proceedings and the authori
ties will endeavor to have him taken
back to Kentucky.
I uxrttlrd weather, with probably
i-howem tonlitht nnil Tucdn.
J, M. SIIKIIIKIL, Local Forecaster.
Ten.pernture at 7 n.' m., Z7 at 3 p. ni
KM. Ire-lpitat4ii. tmre. Wlud velwttj-
at 7 i. in;, 3 inileH. Maxlmuui temper
ature in Jnt 24 kuHm, !; minimum. 57.
Itrlntlve humidity, at 7 p. iu. jeMerday
.17, at 7 a. ni. today 81.
Sept. 6 In American History.
lSu" IIor.it i Grecitougli. famous
sculptor, born at Boston; died
1S2J William Steele Ilolmun, states
man. lrn in Dearborn county,
hid.: died 1 807.
1SD.1 Miss Emma Converse, eminent
astronomical writer, died; born !
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. -Fun
sets (:!'(. rises ."i:2S; moon rises
10:4!) . m.: J::U p. in., moon at last
quarter iu constellation Taurus.
TWO CLAIMING DEAD MAN
Killed iu Chicago mul Has Pair of
' -- Alleged Willows After Itody.
''Goshen, lnd., Sept. G. Two wo
men are hers asserting a widow's
right to the body of 13. F. Craighead,
who was killed by a train in Chicago
recently. The body was brought here
by Mrs. Craighead of this city, and
buried. Today another Mrs. Craig
head of Waukepan, III., arrived with
her daughter, Mrs. Eula McGuire,
and declared Craighead as her hus
band, and demanded the body be dis
interred for identification.
The Waukegan Mrs. Craighead
said her husband left home to go to
Shreveport, La., nnd did not. return.
No decision whether the body will
be uncovered has been reached.
Craighead, it is said, w as known in
several cities as Drexel.
ARREST KENTUCKY P. M.
William II. Wood Held in Chicago
Woman in the Cu.se.
Chicago, Sept. C. As he marched
into the federal building to inquire
for mail Saturday afternoon, William
II. Wood, postmaster at Stanley, Ky
was arrested. He is alleged to be
short in his accounts with the gov
ernment because of embezzlements
in the Stanley postofTice amounting to
several thousand dollars.
Wood was arrested by Postoffice
Inspectors R. M. C. Horford. of the
Cincinnati division, and Llewellyn of
General James E. Stuart's office. The
two inspectors had mailed a decoy
letter to Wood, addressing it to the
general delivery, but the man was
arrested before he reached the de
Wood left Stanley, it is alleged
and sliced peaches with
cream and sugar?
There's a surprise in
.Store for folks who like
"The Memory Lingers"
Popular package 10c.
Large family size 15c.
Kerler & Co. -weave ruga.
Buy a home of Reldy Broa.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trcfz.
Sand and cement Mueller Lumber
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phoue 237; new 5344.
.Buy a 'carpet, have it sewed anl
lined free this week at McCabe's.
Call LaVanway, telephone 247. for
oarpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
McCabe's again answers the ques
tion, about school shoes and stockings.
Let Krell & Johnson do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
The night school at Brown's Busi
ness college opens Monday, Sept. 20.
- H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-152S Fourth ave
nue! Lewis' Single Binder, straight 5
cents. Many, smokers prefer them to
10 cent cigars.
Free, all week, good carpet lining
and carpet sewed free at McCabe'J.
Our north pole addition will not be
ready for some time. In the mean
time pay strict attention to our Rojk
land investments.' Reidy Bros.
The Aiken Street chapel will give
n entertainment entitled "Egypt of
Olden Times' Thursday evening, Sept.
Ice cream, pop corn and candy for
Xew autumn styles. Suits and mi!-
inery ready for your inspection at Mc
Cabe's. If you desire to be a little
n the lead, now is the time for choos
The monthly meeting of the Roc!
sland County Humane society will be
held this evening at S o'clock at th:
office of G. C -Wcnger in the Safety
The showing of women's new suits
at McCabe's always excites the keen
est feminine interest. This season's
howing is probably the most attract
ive yet seen.
This year we are handling the vs.i
size as well as the lump of the genuin ?
Pocahontas coal, which is unexcelled
fcr furnaces. Xew stock this week.
The principal of Brown's Business
college will be in his office every night
during the month of September for
the benefit of thoss who cannot call
during the day. '
Since Dr. Cook shook the north pole.
E. B. McKown has received many or
ders for the Peerless Springfield lump
and nut coal. Quality and prices car.
not be beat. Telephone IDS and G19S.
E. B. McKown handles a soft coal
which is positively the best produced
in Illinois for furnaces and large heat
ers, is free from sulpher, will not clink
er and is practically sootless. Special
prices this week.
HELPLESS IN CHINA SEA
l'. S. Ship Rainbow With Boilers his
aided Taken in Tow.
Victoria. B. C. Sept. 6. The
United States supply ship. Rainbow,
of the Asiatic squadron, is anchored
helpless with its boilers disabled, in
the China sea, 200 miles from Hong
Kong, was picked up August 1 2 by
the steamer Antilochus. according to
advices brought by its sister liner,
Cyclops. The Rainbow was signaling
for assistance, and the Antilochus
took it in tow.
IS AN HEIR TO MILLIONS
From 1 1 :30 to 2 o'clock each
day we serve a most delicious1
lunch, in our Balcony Tea
Room the very best service
most modestly priced.
BCi -se rnrr ct a "vt t it third, avenur,
"S. & H." Green Trading Stamps Free oa Every Cask Pcrduse.
Order the cake for your next
party, birthday or reception,
from McCabe's' and save
yourself time, worry and ex
pense and be assured of its
purity and whotesomeness.
STILL Forging Ahead. It's a great
satisfaction to Idok back over pre
vious years' records and from month
to month find such substantial increases
in sales not alone the increased sales,
but that abiding confidence which brings
the same old customers, their families
and fiiends, to this store to do their shop
ping year after year, month after month,
and hundreds of them almost daily. Then
.the increasing number of new faces we
see gradually become familiar, and so on
it goes like the rolling of the snow ball,
There are reasons many of them
but out to the front stands in bold relief
the one best reason confidence.
Superior merchandise, honestly priced,
the most for your money and an absolute
guarantee of values, are a combination
which has carried the fame of this store
far beyond the vision of most stores in
this neighborhood. i.
School Shoes ,
Again vc answer the question where, la, ;cct
the best school shoes. Here .ire two" extra
good new styles: "
Dovs' and youths' alt-sdlulTcaUicr calf slices,
extra' double" soles, $1.50, $1.2. "5 and $1.00.
For misses and children, durable vici kid.
button or blucher styles, with flexible double
soles, special value, pair, $1.50 and $1.25.
Tick while every size is here.
EXIT SUMMER, ENTER FALL
New Hosiery New Arrivals
Women's full fashioned medium fall weight
hose, with double knees, heels, toes and soles,
and black with white feet splendid wearing
stock, per pair. 25c.
Women's Cadet Hose, ribbed or plain leg,
with heels and toes spliced with linen for
long wear and all-around service these can't
be beat per pair, 25c.
All Day Tuesday Women's Special Silk Fin
ish Hose, Double Soles, per pair, 10c.
School Hose, 8c and 10c
"Hoys' and girls' school hose, fall weight, elcs
tic ribbed legs, reinforced in all tSie weak spots
an unusual hosiery bargain in order to fit
out the children for school and to make you
come back again and again wc price them per
pair. Sc and loo You'll surely "t A Q-
come for more at these prices JlvIC OC
A woman may appear almost grotesque in,
the wrong corset, while with the right corset
properly fitted the beauty of form and grace
nil cl gancc of. figure is brought out to the
Every Regis corset gives the wearer the
greatest comfort and that refined appear
ance which only wearers of the Regis can
hope to attain. It would be difficult to over
state the superior qualities of the Regis cor
ECEPTION Days for Autumn
Fashions are here. Women's suits
are at hand in this Store: and easrerlv are
they welcomed by tri-city women. The experi
mental stage is past these styles are sure of a
high place in favor this fall sight-seeing time
is NOW yes, and buying time, too, if a desire
to be just a little ahead, to lead rather than fol
low, enters into the consideration of your fall
The new style feature the caprice of
fashion, are strangely exemplified in this
suit showing 42, 45 and 50 inch coats
that are semi-fitting, seven-eights fitting
or tight-fitting, plain-tailored or trimmed.
Newness, too, in the materials soft finish"
homespuns, English tweeds, broadcloths,
herringbone, worsteds and serges. New
colors Artichoke, Bronze, Green, Gray,
Edison, Copenhagen, Reseda and Bur
gundy, as well as the Navies and Black.
Particular attention is called to the
very smart suits of English serge, with
invisible stripe, military collar, braid
trimming, new pleated skirts, shades
of green and blue, at $17.50.
Sutis of ultra stylish soleil, with em
broidered velvet collars ; long, tight
fitting coats with jet buttons the en
semble is one of grace and elegance
Also plain-tailored suits in English
worsteds, with button trimming; pret
ty shades of gray, catawba and navy
-$22.50. ' 3
"IIE great responsibility
assumed in declaring tu?
superiority of the - Mc-
Cabc hats must impress each
one of our custumers with con
fidence. The demand for ele
gant and refined dress tends to
ward higher perfection iu mil
In placing our mark high
and aiming for it, we solicit
the co-operation from our many
csteeined patrons who have de
sires toward still greater re
finement in all dress accessor
ies. - - -
Huge picture hats, covered
with a profusion of flowers or
feathers, are very much in evi
dence in Paris millinery shops.
A new Cossack turban
which wc are displaying is an
extreme model which is attract
ing much comment.
Among the new popular mil
linery colors to . be seen arc
Artichoke, Raisin and Cafc-au-lait
in their various exquisite
Tuesday, 9:00 O'clock, till
noon, fancy Tennis Flannels,
per yard. 42C.
Tuesday, 2:00 O'clock, till
closing time, extra weight long
napped Cotton Flannel, 554c.
The Opening Gun of the Fall Season
A complete showing of new rugs, carpets, linoleums and oil
cloths. The arrival of a number of special bargains makes
this a most interesting news item.
9x12 feet Brussels Rugs,
a close face and even finish
ed rug, in new shadings of
medallion and oriental ef
fects, seamed and seamless, '
a large assortment of pat
terns. $17.50. $13 00, $13.30
0x12 feet Hcauvais Ax
minster Rugs, a high pile;
fabric of superior quality;
rare harmony of styles, with
soft rich oriental colorings,
$25.00 and $22.50. ,
Oxl-2 feet high class Wil
ton -Rugs. -Dagdads. -Sava-lans.
etc. ; also Whittal's
Royal Worccstcrs. Anglo
Tndians and Anglo-Persians.
These magnificent rugs will
attract the attention of all
the" buyers of high class fur
nishings, each line pre-emi
nent in its class for quality,
pattern and color combina
tion, $33.50, $15.00, $10.00
New Linoleums Inlaid,
printed and plain parquets,
tiles, copper effects, granites,
plank boards, cork carpet,
etc. a large range of hand
some new patterns, special
Inlaids $1.40 to S5c yd.
Printed and plain, 65c to
Park Mills Tngrain Car
pets none better; none
quite so good you will
know the difference in qual
ity when you buy a Park
Mills. The patterns and
colorings suit the most re
fined tastes any pattern of
this best all-wool carpet
FREE, to every purchaser of this best high grade Park Mills
carpet, at 75c yd., commencing Tuesday morning and all week,
good carpet lining and carpets sewed without charge FREE.
Other Ingrain Carpets. 50c to 20c yard.
Hemp Carpets, yard' wide, 12jc yard.
Every Day Needs.
The easy-running O. K. Washing Machine,
the most satisfactory washing machine there
Polished steel cake griddles, with bale, 4Sc.
Steel Flat Iron Heaters for gas stoves, 39c.
Rosette Irons, for wafers & patties, set 42c.
Xo. 80 Double Coated Royal ' Granite Tea
Kettles, very special, 57c.
Heavy nicklc-platcd Tea and Coffee Tots,
2 and four pint sizes, choice 35c.
J'cautiful thin imported China Salad Bowls,
large assortment of dainty, floral decorations,
up to $'2.00 values, choice 95c.
Oatmeals. Fruits, Bread and P.utter Plates,
Coffee and Tea Pot Stands, handsomely decor
ated china, 10c.
Exquisitely decorated Ilavilaud china Oys
ter Plates, very special, 25c.
Flower Pots, for fall potting, each pot with
saucer S-in., 15c, Tmii. IOc, and C-in. 8c.
fio-foot heavy braided sisal clothes lines
Large size white cedar wash tubs yith
heavy wire hoops, 75c.
Round maple chopping bowls, 13 inch size
Bleached willow clothes hampers, . regular
size, only $1.25.
7-ply best rubber lawn hose in 50 foot sec
tions, with brass couplings, only 3 lengths left
$!i.00 vauc, clean them out at $5.
mother came. He writes that a rela
tive, an engineer in the service of
Dc Lessepa during the construction
of the Panama canal, died without
Immediate heirs and left a fortune of
$5,000,000, nearly. Senor L. It.
Glotzbach writes that lie is unavoid
ably delayed now at Barcelona,
Spain, by the riots of some weeks
ago and begs to know, is Senator
Glotzbach willing to administer the
estate. Senator Glotzbach is stick
ing to local politics.
IS STRICKEN IN PULPIT
Widely Known Missouri Pastor Ex
pires as He Concludes Sermon.
Linneus, Mo., Sept. 6. The Rev
J. 13. Mesner. pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church here, was fatally
stricken yesterday morning just as
he concluded his sermon at Straw
berry church, three miles west of
Linneus. He died 30 minutes later.
The Rev. Mr. Mesner was one of the
most widely known ministers of his
denomination ia the state. He was
70 years old.
PEARY NAILS STARS , AND
STRIPES TO NORTH POLE
(Continued from Tagc One.)
hour, during which time he submit
ted to the camera at a photographic
Itcal Spanish Thriller for Senator
filotzbarli of Minnesota.
Faribault. Minn., Sept. 6. Com
munications have been received here
rrom a Senor L. P. Glotzbach of Mad
rid. Spain, in which the writer claims
that Senator Frank L. Glotzbach,
druggist of this city, is heir to nearly
but not quite $3,000,000. which sum
of money is now in the Bank of
Paris, awaiting some willing pocket.
Senor Glotzbach sava in h! iot,-
jthat their maternal ancestors u-
-;i&iilhrtli, removing tn Bwiiier-
llund, whunce Senator - Glotzhcii'! noon
Tar Tank on Fire.
A blazing tank of tar resulted in a
short ruii for the fire department at C
o'clock Saturday-evening. The tank,
which is the property of the Itwls
Roofing company, was back of the
Don building, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets, on Second ave
nue. The blaze was easily extingulsa
ed and the damage was confined to
the tar tank.
The B. Hershey and the Everett, the
former with a tow of 16 strings of
I logs, passed down, and returned north
The Btage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge waii 3.50 at0 a. tn. and S.r.O
at noon. The temperature-was 73 at
congratulations on the announcement
that Dr. Cook had reached the pole.
He had to undergo a veritable or
deal again yesterday being bom
bard": on every side with questions
intended to test the accuracy of his
Although after midnight when he
reached his hotel at the end of the
first day's trying experience, he sat
up for two hours 'engaged in cor
respondence and in conversation with
Commodore Hovgaard and Professor
Olufscu, secretary of the Georkraph
ical society. The explorer was about
again before 7 o'clock in the morn
ing, reading translations of the com
ments in the Danish newspaper;;.
Lr.ter he received Commodore Sver
dup and Count Harald Moltke, J
member of the Mylius Erichsen ex
pedition, who probably will illustrate
Ir. Cook's book.
Mroinbrrjc Will Know.
One ot the most exacting noiio-ls
of the c'.ay was an interview v-it'i
Professor Stromberg, the leading
Scandinavian astronomer, who says
that wliOii he is permitted to examine
Dr Cook's observations he can de
cide within half a day whether the
explorer has been at the pole. , S?v
eral oilier expert Arctic explorer?
were closeted in an eye to eye con
versation vith Dr. Cook. When tney
came out they appeared thoroughly
convinced of his absolute good faith.
A luncheon at the American lega
tion afforded further opportunity to
nonexpert persons to strengthen
Fine Attractions for State Fair.
Springfield. 111.. Sept. C The Illi
nois state fair has secured as a special
attraction this year the remarkable
team, Hedgewood Boy and Lady Maud
C. owned by Richard Wilsou of Rush
ville, hid. They will race an inhibi
tion mile on Tuesday, Oct. C, of state
fair week, to break the world's recoil
at pole, 2:02, which was made at
Grand Rapids, Mich., in August, !jv
these horses. They are full lirotht?
and sister and were bred an4 raised
in Illinois. Hedgewood Uoy anil Ladv
Maud C. are the most wonderful team
racers in the country at this tim, anj
their owner confidently predicts that
he will clip at least the fraction from
the-record, the Illinois state fair track
being one of the fastest in the ccuutry.
Dramatic Death Duel.
Poulan, Ga., Sept. C. Seated at a
table opposite each other, lUiam
Rouse and William Bailey fought a
duel with pistols that ended when
Bailey received a bullet in Uie heart.
Rouse then telephoned to the sheriff
to come for hfm. Bailey was iho ag
gressor in renewing an old quarrel
The vessel was driven ashore by a
storm and while stranded was at-ttacked.
Mayor Arrested. .
Atlantic City, N. J.. Sept. C Mayor
Franklin P. Stoy was arrested Satur
day afternoon charged with ignoriug
the order of State's Attorney General
Wilson,- notifying the mayor ; to en
force the law against Sunday liquor
selling. The mayor gave a bo-.id for
his appearance. , .1 -
A Real Phenomenon.
One of the hobbles of the old school
of negro preachers is long words
words that roll out of their mouths
melodiously and that ring with incom
prehensibility to their congregation,
and the more incomprehensible they
are the greater is the effect on the
Preacher .Tones had devoted an extra
long session to a study of Webster
during the week, hunting for soma
particularly slrong "soul movers, ' and
bis sermon the following Sunday bore
eloquent fruit of liis labor. It was
siroily "loadfd to the guards" with sin
twisliug jawbreakers. One word seem
ed to have appealed to him pnrticu-
larlv, the word "phenomenon,' and. he
I bore down on it hard and often. Br'er
Johnson was moved; be. wanted light.
What did the word "phenomenon"
mean? The old preacher had forgotten
what it really did mean, so be. said
he would tell him the following Sun
day, and this was his definition:
"Xow, Br'er Johnson, ef yo' see a
bird a-settjir on a thistle an' a-singin'
why. that 'ar ain't no phenomenon, an'
if yo sec a cow eatin' grass that thar
ain't no phenomenon: but. Br'er John
son, ef yo slioukl see a cow sett in' on
a thistle n-singiu like a bird why,
that thar would bo a phenomenon.
An now. Br'er Johnson, your Imperti
nent question has been explationated."
New York Times. - -.
A LYNCHING IN MICHIGAN
Two Negroes Strung Up for Killing
Clarksdale. Mien.. Sept. 6. Two
negroes charged with having had a
part in the killing of Policeman Wal
ter Marshall, were hanged by a mob
following their capture.
TORSO OF GIRL IS FOUND
Creek Below Detroit at Suburb of
Koorse, Mich., Jives Up Mystery.
Detroit. Mich., Sept. C. Tied in a
bag, the torso of a young girl was
discovered today in Ecorse creek at
Ecorse, a down the river suburb The
head, arms, or legs have not been
found. It was impossible to iden
tify the body. -
Steamer Captain Murdered.
Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. Cap-
fain;Criw of "the French sdtlnnnor
their already firm oelief in the ox-, Qnalites engaged in recrnitink labor-
plorer narrative. Their Dr. . Cook ym, -wars murdcwnl by mimvsa f Mai-
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j .uisappearea iroiu putmc view ior an locouo lsianu ui iuu c rriues.
lselin Heir Dead. -
New Rochelle, Sept. 6. William
Goddard. 7y-ear-old heir to between
30 and 20 millions, is dead at Baden
Baden, according to a cablegram re
ceived at the home here of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iseliu.
Parson Gone; Mystery,
Clinton, Iowa, Sept. C Disappear
ing on the day he was to preach his
first sermon in the Baptist church.
Rev. A. J. Landers, who came here
from Eagle Grove last week, is being
sought by the authorities. Landers
has a wife and family. He left a note
saying he could not stand the trouble,
the nature of which is unknown.
All the news all the time The Argui.
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MRS. V. B. BEXXAGK AND
1 27 V Second Avenue.
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