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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
give the full 200,000 horse power.
Then, in some way, Mr. Cooper se-l
cured from some source the right to !
manipulate the flow, to shut off three- j
fourths of the natural flow during)
the night, so a9 to refill the pool and ,
have head enough to maintain the J
full load during the day time. j
"The flow of the river at zero stage
at Keokuk is between 20,000 and!
21,000 feet per second. They say 1
they have the right to reduce the
spill to 5,000 feet per second.
"Such reduction will cause a drop
of from one to three feet in a part
of the river that is already shallow
and has a rock bottom. Under such
conditions navigation will be impos
sible during the night and until some
time next day when the flow has been
restored. This privilege, or right, to j
hold back the flow and use it for pow-1
er production was not advertised. In ,
fact, it was done quietly. We only j
learned of it accidentally and very j
A recent statement issued by the'
Streckfus company after the withdraw-'
al of some of their boats from their ;
dictions, and is in part as follows: j
"The steamer Quincy on this trip i
up out of St. Louis on Aug. 24 was j
delayed by shoal water in reaching
Keokuk, and upon arrival there, on
the evening of the 25th, went aground i
on the rocks at the opening of the 1
lock, and upon Investigation it was I
discovered that the water below the
dam at Keokuk had fallen IS inches;
within the past few hours, this being
due to the retarded flow incident t;
Impounding of water in the lake above
"The Quincy remained Immediately .
below the lock for Just five hours, un- j
til sufficient water was released to
raise the level of the river 18 inches, ;
which permitted free passage, and the .
boat proceeded up stream. '
"The steamer St. Paul out of St. !
Louis Aug. 2'J was delayed eight '
hours overtime in going a distance of '
less than 100 miles below Keokuk, and j
as a rpsuit was bo badlv delaved as
Congress generously gave them j to miss the rapids at Rock Island in
DAM BLAMED FOR
Government Fails to Make Stip-1
- nlation Binding Company to
L Maintain Stage.
',For some weeks the low stage of
ater between St. Louis and Keokuk
has caused steamboats much trou
ble, says the Waterways Journal.
It has been impossible for steamers
to make anything near schedule time
because of occasional grounding, and
fear of grounding necessitated caution
ra trying to make time, and river
men are beginning to seriously blame
the water power plant at Keokuk
.for the condition below the dam.
' It is contended that inasmuch as
.this has been a very dry season the
trouble now being experienced on ac
count of shallow water is the same
as has been contended with in the
past and before the dam was con
structed, but steamboatmen deny this
on account of the fact that above
the dam there is not now, nor has
there been this season any trouble
on account of shallow water. From
St. Paul to St. Louis there is no low
water sufficient to cause trouble in
the navigation of steamboats, except
below Keokuk, therefore they believe
the trouble on this end of the river
is caused by closing at stated periods
of the dam spillways.
The following is from a communi
cation from Captain Blair, written us
for publication in Jan. 1813, which
predictions are being borne out at
the present time. Captain Blair said
"The Mississippi Power company in
genera, and Mr. Cooper in particu
lar, have shown a disposition to grab
everything they want regardless of
the rights of others.
Delicious fruit cookies, dainty as
sorted cocoanut kisses and home
made macaroons, fresh baked
every day in the cake shop.
ROCKliSlyAN V.1LU through TSS55S
Two Good Sweater Items
Women's sweaters knit in fancy stitch
with popular ruff neck, come in cardinal
and grey at only $1.75.
Women's sweaters in the clever Balkan
style with turned cuffs, and pocket,
comes in cardinal only at $3.75.
Stunning Winter Coats
Coats of plaid, blanket backed Zibeline, made with demi-mili-tary
front and draped back. Come in brown, grey and navy,
Coats of Ural lamb, lined throughout with satin, exceptional
value at $16.50.
Elegeant black broadcloth coats, with revers of velvet and
pleated satin, special at $25.00.
the use of the vast power in :Uo cur
rent of the Mississippi river to har
ness it and sell it, providing they did
not interfere with navigation in any
"' "We are surprised beyond meas
ure to fiad they do propose interfer
ing with navigation and very serious
ly at that, by closing the wickets and
slopping the flow during extreme low
water. . "It" seems when they were trying
to sell their bonds, objection was
daylight, which necessitated holding j
the steamer all night at Rock Island j
before she could proceed north. j
"The steamer Dubuque has been '
having great difficulty through unnat-!
ural rise and fall In the channel below
Keokuk, the variance within a few
hours ranging from 12 to 24 inches,
it being now imposFlble to get close
enough to our warehouse at Keokuk
to make a fair landing.
"The channel of the' entire river I
above Keokuk is in satisfactory con-!
Coats to Keep the Children Warm
The new Fall styles in children's coats are here for you to
choose from. Pretty effects, so much admired by the moth
ers, including a popular Balkan model, made of velvets. Zib
elines, plushes, chinchillas, plain cloths, fancies, etc. These
are priced very low at $3.95, $3.75, $6.50 and $8.50.
Waists of Shadow Lace
No really up-to-date wardrobe is complete without a lace
waist or two. It has been a loud cry of fashion this season.
There are all-over lace waists with ribbon underlay at $2.75.
Lace waists with ruffles at $2.50.
l'.eautiful lace waists with effective pipings of color, $3.50.
Never Was There a
Season of More Beau
" Warm Blankets for Cool Nights
A subject that just now is probably uppermost in every houskeeper's
mind. Then comes the question "where to buy them?" and the an
swer "McCabe's, of course." For here -you will find as in the past,
blankets of a certain high grade quality, a standard we set years
ago and have always maintained. " Why . not make your selection -now
while assortments are so complete?
Cotton blankets, $1.95, $1.75 and down to 72c.
Wool-nap Blankets, $4.50, $3.50, $3.00 and down to $2.29.
Wool Blankets, $17.50, $12.00, $8.00 and down to $4.98.
Curtains and Many New Drapery
Fabrics for Fall
A beautiful display of newest patterns and styles in point Milan
curtains and fine voiles with rita Maerame and Filet insertions and
edges of both foreign and domestic manufacture and at most reason
Point Milan curtains as low as $3.00 and up to $10.00 a pair.
Fine Scrim and Voile curtains at $1.50 per pair and up to $10.00.
New Scotch nets by the yard at 39c, 50c and to $1.00.
Nearly Every Woman
Is Wanting Black
Silks These Days
And not many stores are showing
sucn generous assortments of new
est and most wanted weaves as is
McCabe's. The prices are moder
ate for these GOOD QUALITY
A heavy, soft quality, 22 inch black
messaline is T5
Yard wide, reliable black roessa-
llnes are $1.2.".. $1.10 and 9S
Satin etoile. a beautiful satin fin.
lshed black silk, 36 inches wide.
a a" $1 50
42 inch imported, black French
Charmeuse is $1-98
Double width, black crepe de
chines are shown at, per yard
Better qualities in wide black
crepes as high as $3-48
Brocaded Moire velour in black,
yard wide, a new importation, per
A wonderful variety and assort
ment of exclusive designs and
weaves in Autumn and Winter
clcakings are displayed in the
Dress Goods Section.
Heavy brocaded matelasse in gol
den brown, gobelin and Admiral
Mue, at.. $4-95
Heavy, all wool Scotch plaid coat
ings, yard $2-48
Striped wool astrakhans in colors,
yard $3 45
Plain wool astrakhans in colors,
yard S3 50
Heavy boucle novelty, brocaded
effect. In gray and brown, priced
PPr yard 93-98
Gustav Stickley's "Craftsman" Furni
ture Is Found Only at McCabe's
Don't be deceived ' by. the many
imitations of these splendid hand-made
"Craftsman" piece, for there are but 50
houses in this country where Gustav
Stickler's "Craftsman" furniture may be
secured, and. we count ourselves fortun
ate to be one of the quality stores, of
fering these simple, hand made pieces
constructed on primitive lines, planned
for comfort, durability and beauty and
expressing the spirit of true democracy.
Rockers are from $32 to S9 00
Chairs are from $32 to 9 OO
Settees are from $90 to 925-00
Library Tables, $76 to 810 00
Desks are from $39 to 920 00
Tabourets from $4.75 to 92-50
Buffets' are from $84 to 928 OO
Dining Tables. $85 to 836 -OO
Book Cases from $49 to $21-50
Magazine Racks, $12 to $8 OO
For the Woman
Shoppers' Note Book
Lucky "Lady Bug" pins these
. come in bar pins, stick pins
and . brooches, each 25c.
New black beads, both short
and long strings, from 26c to $1.
Black cross and monocle pen
dants, 50c to $1.25.
New skirt shape mesh bags and
other new mesh bags and vanity
cases are shown from 25c to $8.
Fancy barettes and fancy ha!r
- pins in shell, amber and gold
and silver, set with brilliants,
are priced 50c and up.
The latest in wide suede leather
belts colors are green, purple,
gray and black, each 50c.
(Notion Dept. Main Aisle.)
It Is Knitting and Cro
And the new Fall shades as well
as the staple colors of the famous
Flelsher's Worsted yarns are here
Germantown Zephyr, both 4 and
8 . fold. Saxony, Shetland Floss,
Spanish, German Worsted, etc.
Fleisher's Worsted yarns are
known wherever yarns are used
there are none better. Prices hers
are a little lower than present
market conditions will Justify, but
there's a reason one of the Mo
Cabe reasons always to do a lit
made by prospective buyers that the ditlon and we have had no trouble up
river did not furnlh sufficient volume
of water at extremely low stage to
IF ONCE YOU TRY
You'll Always Buy
2NFr- Lr mi
f Vfe NATIJDRS ffl
to the present time anywhere north
"The steamer Dubuque will be able
to operate below Keokuk, however, as
she is lighter draft than the Quincy
or St. Paul, and we will use every en
deavor to operate the Dubuque even
under the existing conditions.
"The question of impounding water
In the lake above the dam at Keokuk
is one which arose long before the
charter for the power plant was grant
ed, bat engineers have always insisted
that the natural flow of the river
would not be retarded to such an
extent as would interfere with the
operation of steamboats below the
"We submit the facts as above out
lined as to the actual workout of the
present arrangement covering the
flowing of the river as controlled by
the power company."
Commenting on the above state
ment, the Burlington Hawkeye says:
"Those who are acquainted with
the situation at Keokuk are puznled
to know how the operation of the
dam could raise or lower the water
below that structure in so short a
time as stated by the Streckfus com
pany. There was a time when some
people feared that when the 30 tur
bines were running full capacity there
would be periods in very dry weather
when the impounded water would have
to be used to the extent of percep
tibly lowering the stage, in which
case tne How through the turbine
chambers and spillways would have
to be shut off for two or three hours
at night in order to replenish the stage
above the dam. But at present only
seven or eight turbines are being
used, and a great deal more water is
passing through the spillways than is
needed to turn the turbines. In other
words, the total flow of the Mississippi
has been passing through the dam at
all times since the lake was formed.
In order to cause a fall of 24 inches
in a few hours in the river below the
dam, the gates of the structure would
have to be practically closed for that
time, which has not been the case.
The government, in granting the right
to build the dam, stipulated that at
no time should less water flow through
the dam than was sufficient to keep
the same stage of water below the dam
as would exist were the. dam not
The fact is the government failed to
make this stipulation, but did give
the power company the right to har
ness the current of the river, provid
ed navigation would not be interfered
with in any way.
DUCHESS TO HUNT
BIG GAME ALONE
WE MAINTAIN DAILY DE
LIVERY SERVICE IN ROCK
You cannot know how really
fine our laundry work is
until you try it.
After all the arguments
that can be raised there
still remains the test
to try it.
And after you have tried
it you will say your argu
ments were not as good as
able to penetrate into the wilderness
alone with him.
She will take only such baggage as
the boy can carry on bis back. Her
dress will consist cf leather breeches
and a rough shooting coat, with whicn
she will wear heavy top boots of
strong leather, made especially for
tramping in the forests.
Thi3 auchess is going after big game
and intends to do some exploring also,
following the tracks of some of the
famous explorers through' the Congo.
She will not explain her plans in de
tail even to her family, declaring that
she does not know them herself in de
tail. She fully intends, however, to
penetrate far into the equatorial dis
trict and to fraternize with the na
tives. No letters are to be expected
from her for months and she does not
intend to have any reach her from
The duchess, who is in her 43rd
year, has twice before left her hus
band and children to explore Africa;
first in 1S08 and again in 1910. The
last tlire she was gone nearly a year
and brought back to Naples such a
collection of trophies as to give her a
record for big game shooting as good
as some of the famous masculine hunt
ers of the world.
Each trip the duchess has made
into Africa has been preceded by ru
mors of a divorce from her husband,
and the usual rumors are going the
rounds since the third trip has been
These rumors are hardly likely to
be true, as she and her husband have
in reality been separated for many
years and actualy see very little of
one another except when it is neces
sary for them to appear together at
The marriage would never have
been arranged but the duchess be
lieved that the present king of Italy
was in such feeble physical conditioa
that he could never hope to become
the father of a family. The Duks of
Aosta, as the next heir to the throne,
would thus make her queen of Italy
Isome day, or she would at least know
that her son would, wear the crown.
She has declared that she would sell
her soul to reign as queen. The tragic
experiences of her sister, ex-Queen
Amelia of Portugal, have not changed
her mind in this respect.
The arrival of the little Frince Hum
bert to the King and Queen of Italy
In 1S04, nine years after the marriage
of the Duchess of Aosta, dashed all
her hopes to the ground; she has been
ever since a sorely-embittered woman.
W. H. HOLLY, CHICAGO, IS
HEAD OF UNIVERSALISTS
Galesburg, 111., Sept. 27. With the
election of the following officers and
delegates the Universalist state con
vention closed yesterday.
President W. H. Holly, Chicago.
Vice president Mrs. Charles Rob
Treasurer . A. Dicker,, Chicago. . ,
Secretary Walter McPherson, Jol
iet. Trustees W. G. Spurgeon, Urbana;
Frank J. "Drake, Galesburg; O. M.
Phares, Leroy; A. D. Gates, Sycamore.
' Fellowship committee -L. W. Bing
ham, D. D., Chicago; G. H. Ashworth,
Sycamore; E. Dean Ellenwood, Elgin;
Dr. Mercer Dickinson, Peoria; W. B.
Trustee Ryder relief fund E. H. Eh
rom, Oak Park.
Delegates to general convention
Clergy, L. D. Case, Chicago; A. E.
Bartlett, Chicago; B. G. Carpenter,
Peoria; G. E. Cunningham, Mount Ver
non; E. V. Stevens, Urbana; A. R.
Fiske, Galesburg; G. H. Ashworth,
Lay delegates Mrs. A. B. Thomp
kins. Avon; Mrs. Estelle Davis, Litch
field; Mrs. Charles R. Zanies, Clinton;
Henry Leach, Joliet; Floyd Simmons,
Marseilles; Mrs. C. P. Randall, Oak
Park; O. E. Wilson, Chicago; Mrs.
V. Wetzell, Table Grove; Charles Sim
mons, Stockton; Charles Muegrave,
Hutsonville; Joseph Newman, Elgin;
Franklin J. Drake, Galesburg; Miss
Edna Bunn, Decatur; George Tipton,
: Visitors to Lombard George E.
Simmons, Avon; Rev. W. C. Holmes,
; Next state convention will be held in
Duchess of Aosta.
' Naples, Sept. 27. The Duchess of
j Aosta is getting ready to quit civiliza-
tion for six or seven months and go
j hunting again in the African jungles,
l On her last trip three years ago she
. brought back with her a native boy,
; who will now return with her; but
' she will be accompanied to Africa by
no other companion. Since her last
j trip she has industriously studied the
j different African dialects with her ne
gro boy protege and declares herself
New York The federal grand jury
returned an indictment against the
confessed slayer cf Anna Aumuller,
New York After an investigation
Deputy Police Commissioner Dougher
ty announced he had found no evl-
Hans Schmidt, and his associate, "Dr." dence of violence or suicide in the
Ernest Muret, charging conspiracy to case of "Big Tim" Sullivan found
counterfeit. dead on a railway.
USE KEWBRO'S HERPICIDE IN TIME AND
YOU WILL NEVER NEEH FALSE HAIR
Wearing false hair is a harmless de
ceit of which many ladies are guilty.
These women are all objects for sym
pathy rather than criticism.
Early neglect in the care of the
scalp has caused the loss of so much
hair that their personal appearance is
sadly marred. To correct this defect
they resort to artificial hair hoping by
so doing to hide the results of their
earlier inattention to the details of
their toilet. These unfortunates are
ueceiviUB no uuo GOING-1 CrOING-l!
but themselves as
r a irt Mai liatt"
costly, ever has
the snap and
lustre nor can
For preserving and beautifying the
hair Newbro's Herplcide is a prime
favorite. Its intelligent use is justi
fied by a clean, healthy scalp and the
life and lustre of the hair. In no
way can one add more to her personal
charm and attractiveness than by the
use of this remarkable and well known
On account of Its astonishing merit
and its delightful and exquisite odor,
Herpicide finds users everywhere and
among all classes.
It may be pur-
chased in 50 cent
and $1.00 sizes
at all toilet goods
lstfkx.ymi.3M.it uKWKwuwtti too u.t ran tunas
it be made to look will find upon inquiry that Herpicide
as pretty and attractive as natural
Most ladies would resent any impu
tation of personal carelessness and
neglect. And yet very many permit
their natural hair to become so dull,
brittle and lusterless that it looks no
better than that bought at the store.
All this is as unfortunate as it is
unnecessary. Hair that is unsightly or
thin may usually be attributed to the
working of the dandruff germ. This
destructive germs burrows down Into
the hair follicles and shortly robs
the hair of life, with the result that
it finally loosens and drops out.
has the confidence of your dealer to
such a degree that he will not hesitate
to guarantee it to do all that is claim- 1
ed or refund your money for the first
bottle purchased. Applications may
be obtained at the better barber shops
and hair-dressing parlors.
Upon receipt of 10 cents in postage
or silver to cover cost of packing and
mailing, the Herpicide Co., Dapt. S,
Detroit. Mich., will send to any ad
dress a nice sample bottle of Her
picide and an interesting booklet on
the care of the hair.
Young & McCombs' Co-operative
Store company, special agents.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Trefa.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Co. West 981.
Six per ceat farm mortgages. LItten
It Roberta. People's Nations, bank
Notice to Coal Dealers.
Scaled proposals for furnishing coal
for the Rock Island Y. M. C. A. for
the season will be received at the
secretary's office until Friday, Oct. 3,
1913. Proposal on lump, nut, slack
and mine run. (Adv.)
All fte news an the tine The
Burn Pyrolite this winter in either fur
nace, heating or cook stove and be economical.
Mueller Lumber Co.
Phone Rock Island 511