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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1913.
CONVENTION FOR RIVER BOOSTERS IS NOW ARRANGED Upper Mississippi Improvement Association Will Meet in Hannibal. DATES ARE OCTOBER 15-16 Governors of Various State Will Make Addresses Fine Program Mapped Out. 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 follows: 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 Why Not Try the 17c-a-Day Plan? The beauty of the Oliver Type writer 17er.ts-a-'lay plan is that it works out satisfactorily for every body conc'Tiiod. This 5'lan ies up a very lnrg s im of tbe ooni! niiy's money in type wri'ers sold "n t me. 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Nirr.e 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 river. 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! BODV. 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 purposes. At no previous time have the condi tions been of greater importance than the present. 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 tiiis convention. 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 , pected. The presence of these noted men i will make the convention marked both by their attendance and the excellent addresses they will deliver. ! KXTEKTAIXMEXT. 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. "ery reppectrully. The Upper Mississippi River Improve ment asssciation. Thomas Wilkinson, president. Lew is B. Boswell, secretary. i OFKirEHS. ! President Thomas Wilkinson. Bur lington, Iowa. Treasurer John P. Eckart. Gutten i berg, Iowa. Secretary Lewis B. Boswell. Quin cy, 111. 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 Relieved. 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, Davenport (Adv. APPLICANTS FOR CITIZENSHIP IN CIRCUIT COURT Amusing Replies Are Given by the Petitioners for Naturalization. EIGHTY-THREE IN CLASS Judfle R. W. Olmtteo Will Hear Argu ments on Motion to Quash Bruner Indictments Thursday. 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 manages affairs. BRfSEP. MATTER. 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. IS EXCISED. 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 MILLINERY SHOW 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. POLICE NEWS II 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. RELEASES PRISONER 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 jury. 1 II OBITUARY JA1H- FLEMING. 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 vary cemetery. 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. . GOVERNOR AWAITS HIS CONFIRMATION 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 of disease. 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 new governor. TANGO CLUB Grand Opening Dance Armory Hall, Sept. 17 0 2. Fashionable Fall Garments for ' t'A' - a ' P4 Hats of ed materials. 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 kerseys. $12.00 and Up 'All cut in the up-to-date style. V: 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. IL4 Sir 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 TODAY 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 months. 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 Fall Millinery 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 administrators. DIDN'T WANT TO BE HASTY. Hence He Was Pleased to Have His Judgment Confirmed. 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 Kansas man. "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 broomstick. "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 City Journal. "M REGAINING CASTE. 1 Ordeals Natives of India Will Face to Be Cleansed. 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 "caste." 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 us. Ve guarantee our electrical wiring to be absolutely fireproof, Illinois Contracting Electrical Co, 308 Twentieth Street, Rock Island, III. . r 5N You on Credit designs and of1 all want ABSOLUTE FIT GUARANTEED WE EMPLOY ONLY FIRST CLASS TAILORS. NO CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS. 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 end. 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 Ancient Coffins. 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. ";; OOOCOCXX30CX300000COOOOOOOOO "They're Coming Back" g COOOOOOGSOOOOCOO& ooccooooooocoeooooc LOOK WANTED 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. 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