XM 15 ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY in, 1910.
BON SFJR PEOPLE
Congressman McKinley Has
Bill for Sale Through the
SUBSTITUTE FOR BANK
Rock Island County
Bar Banquet Speaker
Would Also, He Points Out, Give the
Government a New Market for
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.. Washington, Feb. 19. Small invest
ors will be enabled to purchase gov
ernment bonds from local postofflces i
In any part of the country if a bill
introduced yesterday by Representa
tive William B. McKinley of Illinois I
becomes a law. j
Its author believes the scheme will !
fulfill to a great extent the functions
of a postal savings bank and also will
operate as an aid to government financ
ing by furnishing a new market for
Panama Paper Provided For.
The bill authorizes the secretary of
the treasury to dispose of the Panama
Icanal bonds In denominations of $5.
$50 and $100, payable 50 years from
date and bearing interest at not more
than 3 per cent. He is directed to
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TO HAVE BRANCHES
National Civic Federation to
Campaign States for Uniform
WORK FROM FIVE CENTERS
Executive Hoard Will Meet March ii
to Take L'p Move for Federal
Hon. Samuel Alschuler of Chicago,
former democratic candidate for gov-
New York, Feb. 19. Officers of the
National Civic federation, of which
Seth Low, former head of Columbia,
! is president, have prepared pians tor
! starting in every state of the union a
! branch organization to promote uni
j form legislation.
I'roiu Klie t enter.
This work is to be conducted simul
j taneously from five center?. Nev. York,
i Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and
Atlanta. Each state branch will be
! made up of representatives of agricul
j ture. labor, banking, manufactures, the
bar. c-olleges, insurance and transpor
llronchcN New Subject.
President Ixuv has called a meet in-;
of the national executive committee
if the federation for March " to con
sider the question of national incor
j. oration fcr companies doing an inter
offer these bonds for sale hy popular ernor and one of the most popular
subscription at not less than par to ! men in the state of Illinois
!all citizens of the United States at : will deliver one of the chief
first, second and third class postofflces. addresses at the annual banquet of
Postmasters are authorized to re- ! the Rock Island County Bar associa- ; CONVICT CHICAGO SLAYER
celve written subscriptions for such i tion at the New Harper Feb. 28. j
bonds, the subscriptions being for- i Hon F. D. Shurtleff, speaker of the
With a '
.warded to the secretary of the treas
ury and the bonds apportioned by lot.
Illinois house of representatives, will
speak also. Both speakers are to
choose their own subjects.
WHAT'S THE USE?
We work and scrape and save
To get upon some coin a cinch.
And nourish like the man next door.
Although we vote that man a bore
And wonder why the chump's alive.
Still to outdo him hard we strive,
Then when we get our little store
We wish that we could make it more.
By day we gather up our pile.
By night we strive a claim to file
Upon some half-suspected board
On which, as yet, no man has scored.
Toward money all our labors bend
And all to what unworthy end?
Do we enjoy it? Not a bit!
We've shriveled till the joys don't
ment is made of the resignation of
.1. C. Barclay, assistant general man
ager of the Western I'nion Telegraph
company. The cause of his action
was not -made public.
THIEF WHO STOLE
$173,000 IS SAFE
.Statute of Limitations Will ov Pro-
tort Man Who Kobhcd Chicago
Cross-Continent Cliase Km
Victory for the lav.
Chicago. Feb. 19. Vincent Briscoe,
ex-convict, and declared to be a dis
owned member of a prominent family, i
was convicted yesterday of man
slaughter and sentenced to 14 years' j
imprisonment for shooting Policeman j
Duffy in Chicago May 1, 1902. j
Briscoe fled to California, committed
a minor crime there, was convicted
and sentenced to San Quentin prison '
under an alias. While there he was J
recognized as Briscoe and at the ex
piration of his sentence was extra
dited to Illinois and sentenced for his
crime committed In 1902.
HADLEY-ST0NE ROW WARM
We pinch a dollar into bits
Kre it upon its errand flits:
Till those around about us sish
Then maybe we curl up and die.
So what'a the use? Let others seek
To save a fortune week by week.
Why should we struggle to that end
When we can borrow from a friend?
Skate and dance
At the roller rink Wednesday.
Feb. 23. Center of floor waxed.
Grand masquerade Tuesday
Chicasro. Feb. 19. The thief who
stole $173,000 from the Chica.no sub
treasury Feb. IS. 1907. is now immune
from criminal prosecution, the statute
of limitations having expired yester
day. The only recourse of the govern
ment now is to locate the thief and
institute civil action to recover h
:. When th" federal crand jury ad
journed yesterday without having
; brought an indictment against anyone
i for the theft, secret, service men
f watched telegraph and telephone of
' fices in vain for the "flash" which
i would tell the thief of his immunity,
but none was located. Shortly before
i the theft in Chicago an equally mys
terious theft occurred at the St. Louis
i sub-troasury. when $Sl.uoo was stolen.
March 1 The thief in this case has never been
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply comr-any.
Rollo. the limit, March 2. 'A, 4 and
For bus and express, Spencer & Tref s
LaVanway buys and sell3 every
thing.. Telephone W247.
Grand prize masquerade ball at Rock i
Island Turner hall tonight. J
City property, farm lands. L. A.
Polland, 314 Safety building.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Try M. L. Ellis, manicurist, in the
lobby at the New Harper, 1 to 8 p. m.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Wines and. liquors at Riegel's. whole
sale and retail, 2104 Third avenue.
Phone west 342.
nire artesian waier iroin oounian i
well. Old phone -192Y. II. F. Lamp,
1329 Second avenue.
The 1910 spring millinery is now
blossoming out at McCabe's and will :
soon be in full bloom. I
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Good, old fashioned cakes are mada
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Chap-o-lene, the non-sticky lotion.
Best for chapped, rough and sore skin.
Price 25 cents. At Thomas drug store.
A foretaste of spring, mercury up
KILLING THE CREW
Missouri Governor Offers to Resign if
Recount Shows Senator Nominated.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Feb. 19. Gov
ernor Herbert S. Hadley of Missouri
has staked his official position on the
truth of his assertion that Senator
Stone was not honestly nominated.
He last night issued a statement in
. which he offered to resign if a recount
of the ballots showed that Mr. Stone
had been honestly nominated. He
also ottered to pay the cost of the re
count. This statement was in reply to the
answer of Senator Stone to Hadley'3
demand that the senator consent to a
recount of the senatorial primary bal
lot and resign if the "recount showed
he was not honestly nominated over
Joseph W. Folk.
According to dispatches from Wash
ington Senator Stone followed this
answer by a new statement, declaring
the charge of Hadley' to be "ludicrous!."
Stone declared Hadley made the de
mand for a recount "for spectacular
effect, knowing that the recount could
not be legally made at this time."
Accident Near Joplin, Mo., Brings
Frightful eath l'ion Rail
j .Toplin, Mo., Feb. 19. Two men
'were killed and a third was fatally
! injured near here last night when a
l St. Louis and San Francisco engine
; PATRICK CASEY, 2T. years old,
engineer. Tierce City. Mo.
EMERSON PI PER, 17, years old.
i Fatally Injured:
Clyde Erwin, 23 years old. fireman.
Casey and Piper were instantly
Killed Dy tne rush ot steam anu wa
iter. Erwin was hurled 20 feet inU
a snow bank. He says Casey allow
ed the water to run too low in the
SAYS DRYS STUFFED BOX
Wets at Webb City, Mo.. Contest
Election Which They Lost.
Webb City. Mo., Feb. 19. Backed
by evidence purporting to show 300
illegal votes were cast for the "drys"
in the recent local option election in
Webb City, which resulted in a vic
tory for advocates of prohibition by
a majority of 67, a petition contest
ing the election was filed in the cir
cuit court today by the "wets."
ULTIMATUM FOR MOROCCO
France to Seize Customs Unless Sul
tan Signs Financial Accord.
Paris. Feb. 19. The government has
instructed M. Regnnult, minister to
Morocco, to dispatch a special courier
to Fez bearing France's ultimatum to
An Experience the Composer Had In a
On one occasion Rousseau composed
fin opera, which was performed be
fore King Louis XV. and met with
the royal approval. The king sent for
him, and if he had put in an appear
ance he would probably have obtained
a pension. He was. however, of a re
tiring disposition and could not bring
himself to face the courf. To his
friends he gave as a reason his repub
lican opinions, but his real reason was
Accordingly he (led from the court
nnd sought the privacy of a country
inn. While he was there a man came
in who begnn telling the company
.5ffigCal3&Cr .:SMSGahs & Car Z.S.UgGa'be &. Cor ,:S.TtiSCabs & Car,
METAL BEDS Full size posts,
angle bar ends, extension foot,
brass knobs, standard sizes, white
and colors, should be $4.00, Feb
ruary price g297-
VERNIS MARTIN METAL BEDS
Standard size continuous posts,
extension foot, 7 fillers in both
head and foot, reduced for the
February sale to S4 75-
7 SAMPLES EXTRA HEAVY
METAL BEDS In white and col
ors, values up to $15. closing out
BRASS BEDS Designed by art
ists and nullt hy craftsmen.
Large 2 inch posts in solid brass
tubing, down to 13 75-
Special designs in colonial aDd 4
post brass beds, $.32. .".0 down to
The survival of the fittest' Monday we are froinrr to bernn a
very busy week on the big Third floor. These February Furniture and Floor
Covering Sales are making many happy homes. An ideally happy home must
he comfortably furnished and these low February" prices enable" young- house keepers
and others to 'supply themselves with many luxuries which otherwise would not come
within their reach. At these February prices you can better afford to buy furniture
of character, furniture of fashion, durable furniture, than to buv the cheap third-rate
stuff sold by mail order and installment houses. The reputation of the McCabe fur
niture is well established ,and there'll be no suspicion attached to it on account of
low prices. Every piece is just the same .only the prices are lower.
LARGE SOLID GOLDEN
OAK PEDESTAL DINING
TABLES 45 inches .round
top. Heavf- pillaT and claw
feet, should be $14. down to
EXTRA HEAVY DINING
TABLES In colonial and
French designs, golden oak
and mission. round and
square, from $32.50 down to
QUARTERED OAK BUF
FETS 45 inch top, swell
front, 1 large and 3 small
drawers. 2 cabinets with leaded glass doors, oval French
plate mirror, February price, 20-
SOLID GOLDEN OAK
DRESSERS AO inch
tops, 2 email and 2
large drawers, larg
French bevel mirror,
for this February sale
tine fronts. lfix.Tfi in.,
French piate mirror,
down to S15-
ER 42 inch top. swell
front, 2 small and 2
largp drfewers, large
French plate mirror,
$25.00 value now at
AND FRENCH DRESS
ERS Select quart
ered oak and mahogany.
of Spring now and
then the thermometer
climbs up above 50 degrees.
Spring has a way of notifying
us a little in advance of its own
formal arrival, and though there
may still be blizzards in store for
us, a gentle hint like balmy
weather is a notice to complete
your spring preparations.
We have been thinking of
spring and planning for spring
for so many weeks that it really
is spring here. Every new box
nf goods that comes from any
of the freight houses or off the
express wagons, says spring,
spring, and they are coming
thick and fast. Vou see the ev
idences all over the big store.
All the new models of 1910
spring corsets, many of the new
spring laces, all of the embroid
eries, lots of new wash fabrics,
spring hosiery, gloves, under
wear, millinery. The new styles
the new fabrics, the new colors,
are blossoming out in nearly ev
Miss La Porte and nearly all
of the McCabe millinery force,
have returned from viewing the
latest millinery creations and will
be in their places ready to serve
you on Monday and thereafter.
Hundreds of cases of new milli
nery have been arriving the past
few days and are being made
ready for your inspection only
a hint of what may be expected.
4S Inch top, 20x36 inch. French plate
$50.00 values, February Sale price,
RUGS 42 inches long
ends, $1.50 values, now
ALL WOOL SMYRNA RUGS 3060
inches, conventional and floral pat
terns, $2 25 values, Sl-72-
SLOANE'S. IMPERIAL. SMYRNA
RUGS Best Smyrna rug made. Come
in soft browns and greens, also in
Oriental shadings, 30x60 inches, re
duced to 295
BEAUVAIS AXMINSTER RUGS
Fxtra fine fabric, exceptionally good
patterns, 3xt feet, now S3 75-
9x12 BRUSSELS RUGS Extra qual
ity, newest spring patterns, in floral
oriental and medallion designs, $15
9x12 AXMINSTER RUGS Long,
silky nap. with oriental richness in
color combinations. values up lo
$2.:.50. now 19 75
Show Your Patriotism
Washington's Birthday is next Tues
day, the 22nd. We have a thousand
Washington Buttons, with a splendid
likeness of George Washington, that
we are going to give to the first 1,000
high school or public school pupils
who ask for them Monday afternoon
from 3 to 5:30 o'clock at the post
office on the Second floor. Remem
ber, just one thousand. First come,
first served. None before 3 o'clock.
Some of Life's Joys.
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AN ATHLETE'S DINNER.
Dodge What makes vou think the
Dobbins are going to .'lave a regular
athletic Thanksgiving .linner?
Hodge Why, they hi d their tur
key killed with a golf ball club and
stuffed with tennis balls.
DIES FROM SHOT
Kf filial of Consent to Stage Career
Cause of Suicide of Senator's
Harry I always have my evening
dinners served a la carte.
Grace From one of those night
lunch wagons. I suppose.
-Is he unostentatious in
HI inks Oh! yes; een when he
gives advice he doesn't let his upp'-r
jaw know what his lower jaw says.
Mtilai Hafld regarding the signing of
the recently arranged Moroccan loan. ; that he was the celebrated Rousseau
The ultimatum demands a ratification , nnd proceeded to give an account of
or down, the spring preparations at j of the accord within 4S hours. If the the opera, which, he said, bad been
McCabe's are advancing with most ; snltan refuses, H. Gaillard. French con-j
wonderful rapidity. ; sul at Fez, and the French military1
Darwin's theory the survival of '. mission located there, will be ordered
the fittest, is the test of the McCabe to leave the city immediately. France
furniture. Note the grand February j proposes then to seize the Moroccan;
offerings for next week. : customs. The financial accord obli- j
Mrs. Swan and Miss McElroy Love;a,es Morocco to pay France $12,000,-,
returned from Ghicaeo and are now I 000.
showing a complete line of spring
millinery and tailored hats at 1421
Fifth avenue, Moline. 111.
Western Union Chief Quits.
New York, Feb. 19. Announce-
We will give away
IM0RTHC0TT TO BE SAFE?
Itepoi-ted that Ciillom Will Secure
j I Jenoiiiinat.ioii by President.
I Washington. Feb. 19. W. A. North-
' "t ..,11 uijiuhilli itj iiic; yitar
dent as district attorney for the south
ern district of Illinois and W. II.
Bebrens of Carlinville, a mem'jrr of
the legislature, will 'jr named as
I nited States marshal for the
performed before the king with great
Most men in Rousseau's position
would have felt nothing but contempt
for th impostor, but this extraordina
ry man felt only pity and shame. "1
trembled and blushed so," he tells us
I in his "Confessions," "for fear the
! man should be found out that it
j m:gbt have tx'cn thought that 1 was
I the Impostor.'' He was afraid that
somebody might come in who knew
i him and expose the pretender. At last
j he conld bear it no longer and slipped
! Very few people would treat an
! Jm?ostor like that. Westminster Ga-iette.
-Sir, I just dote on
your daughter. She-
Mr. Wise (her father Take a tip da v.
I from me, young man, and lind an an- He (absentlv)
ti-dote. buv the rhcanpst
Kansas City. Feb. 19. Miss Agnes
Leslie Elkins. niece of United States
Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West
Virginia, died at a hotel here last
night as a result of a bullet wound
she Inflicted upon herself last Wed
nesday in attempting suicide.
Despondency over the refusal of
relatives to consent to her becoming
an actress in given by the woman's
friends as the cause for her suicide.
She had studied music and In Raid to
have a good voice. She obtained a
part in a play, but Senator Elkins
Is said to have Influenced her to give
Miss Elkins carefully planned her
suicide. She gave a farewell party
to her friends a few hours before she
shot herself. She jested with them
about a plan she had to kill herself.
After dismissing her guests she wrote
a letter to the newspapers explaining
that she was tired of life.
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE
Record of 1IOO Lalwirrrs Victim on
('mud Trunk fontrurt-ion.
Winnipeg. Man.. Feb. 13. A power
house on the Grand Trunk Pacific rail
way tiear Nipiton blew up yeserday
and thr e men were blown to pieces.
This niaki's over 2"0 railway laborer
occupying graves through fatal acci
dents along this national railway.
Balloon Fop Missouri's Governor.
Same CZtwomnr Ilorliorf T I ) rll ri- fnn gtmn-
district, to succeed present United j nong cn5cf executive of Missouri, who
States Marshal Leon Townsend. This has explored the land and waters of
solution of the deadlock between the ui9 dominion. Is unxr going to explore
tWO Illinois Senators Over Dalronace ! H,b .tmnsnhorb fnnHIH.a nf VtlconnrI
will be perfected upon Mr. Ijorimer'3
return from Chicago early next week.
Senator Cullom was at the White
house yesterday and talked with the
president concerning the withdrawal
of the nomination of Mr. Northcott.
! nnd adjoining states In a balloon as
soon as the weather grows warmer
! and more suitable, according to First
! UeuteDant II. E. Honeywell, balloon
i expert of the signal corps of the iUs
l souri national guard. . .
TOO DEAR FOR HIM.
-I bought the dearest hat
-Send it back and
STI NG AGAIN,
to- Harold I ain-aw-aw-such poor
company for myself, doncher know.
Evelyn Another case of "two
souls with but a single thought."
IS YOUNGEST OF BIGAMISTS Dresher wpnt
New Yorker, Not Vet 111 Years, Sen
tenced Has Three Wives.
New York. Feb. 19 William Dresh
er holds the record for being the
youngest bigamist now In captivity.
Not yet 21, an awkward, ill favored
butcher's boy. he was sentenced yes
terday to Elmira reformatory after
confessing he had three wives.
The three women who protcuU4i
copiously as he
was j French seamstresses and other work
, ing girls will cease on June 30 by a
"You are young to have married j decree of the minir'.ry of labor. Th
thcte three women." said Judge Fos-1 sweating system in France, especially
it-r ueiore r;e sentenced uresner.
"Why did you do it?"
"O. I dunno." said the hnv sheen-
ishly. "I just could not help it. I ! tablishments the girls have been in
guess." jthe kabit of working until 10 or il
j o'clock at night and during the rush
No Night Work for Girls, j of the American season they are often
i in Paris, has resulted in great abuses.
1 In many fashionable dressmaking es-
Bryan at Valparaiso.
Valparaiso. Feb. 11. William J.
Bryan, wile anil fhuiKhter arrived to
day und were welcomed by a largT
party of government oiTicials and
as to the
Pecnvej Highest A war 4
World's Pare Fod Erjwu&s
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