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TOE AKGTJO, TUESDAY. FEBRTJAKT 8. 1C3B.
LAST WEEK CEFOnE KVEDTCRY AT
Great Clearing Sale, continuing the entire week.
It will pay you to read every Item.
CLOAKS, JACKETS AND CAPES.
Possibly we hare ot just what you want in a Cloak,
Jacket or Cape. We have only a few left, and you can
take your choice at half the former price. We lose
money on every garment, but we are determined to close
out the entire stock at any sacrifice. Step quick. Here's
a genuine bargain for you 50 per cent off.
Prices and profits gone to smash on all Muffs. We will
give you what we have at less than it cost to manufacture
them. Our $1.50 Muffs go for 75c. $3.00 Muffs at $1.65.
$5joo Muffs at $2.25.
1st lot Doable width novelty suitings, fancy checks 25c per yd
2nd lot Bright Scotch plaids' for children's wear, wool .... 26c per yd
3rd lot 36 inch all wool novelty suitings 39c per yd
4th lot 46 inch black Henrietta silk finish (imported) 48c per yd
5th lot 46 inch black serge (imported) 48c per yd
6th lot 36 inch colored Henriettas and black 19c per yd
1 lot Marseilles quilts, worth op to $2.25 each, go at $1.48
6-4 Chenille table covers, have been $1.25 to 1.48, go at 85c
1 lot of white napkins, colored border with fringe, each 5c
1 lot of plain napkins, all linen, each ' Sc
1 lot of light prints, percale patterns 4c
Embroideries from lc a yard up in Hamburgs, nansook, cam
brics and Swiss. Also patterns in all widths to match, at
prices that defy competition. Inspection invited. These are
all new and this season's importations.
Ladies' Wrappers at less than the cost of the material to make
29 inch tennis flannels in checks and stripes, per yard 6c
Uermantown clouded yarns to close at per skein 7c
German town zephyrs to close at per oz 7c
All wool flannel skirts, heavy, at. . . . 67c
OTHER GOOD BARGAINS.
Mrs. Potts' Polished Irons, 3 irons, stand and handle 11.49
100 Wash Wringers pure white rubber at 11.49
Any lady subscriber this week for The Imperial, a journal for the
home at 50c a year, will be presented with the Imperial Illustrator of
stylish designs for fall and winter, this alone is worth the price of the
subscription, 50c. These books will be shown to you by any of our
many salespeople at our store, and explain to you the many advanta
ges of the Best Fashion Book in the country.
We are the only agents in Rock Island for the Imperial Pinned Patterns.
Wire lamp shade frames from 7c np, all the latest shades and tints in
imported crimp papers.
See our 5c counter in our crockery department, some things that are
worth 25c go on this table for 5c. . Take your pick for 5c. - - - -
100 dozen plain tumblers for this sale 19c
200 Japanese cat baskets, for this sale , lc
300 packages parlor matches. 12 boxes in package, best Oskosh
matches, go in this sale for, per package 5c
Young ff McCombs
1725 Second Avenue,
GREAT CLEARING SALE
Ladies, Misses, Children's Shoes
At Adams all this week.
This means our Ladies' 5 00 Shoes for $4 00
This means onr Ladies1 $4 00 Shoes for 3 20
This means our Ladies' $3 50 Shoes for 3 80
This means onr Ladies' $3 00 Shoes for 2 40
This means our Ladies' $2 50 Shoes for 2 00
This means our Ladies' 2 00 Shoes for 1 60
Misses' and Children's in same proportion. Our spring
stock will be in soon, and we must have the room. ' Bring
your cash and take them away.
Bargains at ADAMS'
IS NEXT . .
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 311 and Twentieth street.
Bfggwt 8I0M. BlfgMt tock I, tk. thTM dUM-
Bids for Paving Opened at Last
Night's Council Meeting.
TEE SUCCESSFUL 005TBA0T0SS.
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few Lawee m alea Tnlfta Stow laa-
prerwt, H. L. Wtnln Sareath Awm
(MITkltUMa atraat-other Matters.
Bids for the improvement of
Twelfth street from Fourth avenue
to the city limits. Seventh avenue
from Seventeenth to Twentv-third
street, 1 and Thirtieth street from
Fifth to Seventh avenue were opened
at last evening's session of the city
council, x nere were iour Didders on
tbeVTwelfth street paving, and from all
appearances the Edwards fc Walsh
Construction company will be
awarded the contract, its bid being
the lowest. H. L. Wheelaa will un
doubtedly receive the contract for
paving beventn avenue and
Thirtieth street, his figures be
ing sonsiderably below those of
his four competitors. The bids
in the tie on the three sec
tions of paving were referred
to tne street ana alley com
mittee and the mayor, who were in
structed to report the successful con
tractors at the next meeting, when
the work wi!l be formally awarded.
It is gratifying to know that onr
home contractors will receive the
bulk of next year's pnblic work,
which is assurance that our home
labor will be taken care of and the
improvements executed satisfactor
ily. That Telephone Franchise.
A communication from C. G.
Lesynsky, president of the Interna
tional Telephone Construction com
pany of Chicago, was read to the
council. The letter states that
Messrs. Crawford, Bond and Smith,
who obtained a franchise for the con
struction of a telephone exchange
here in their own names, are no
longer employes of the Chicago com
pany, and therefore asks the council
to insert in the franchise the name.
International Telephone Construc
tion company, instead of the original
holders. The council granted the
right to Messrs. Bond, Crawford and
Smith on their own individual repre
sentation, and without regard to Mr.
Lezy nsky's superiorit v over them, and
the latter gentleman will have to go
through the same formalities to
hich his employes, as he calls them.
were subjected to. The telephone
franchise was granted to Mr. Craw
ford and his associates in absolute
good faith, and the council did not
intend to act through brokers, and the
sooner Mr. Lezynsky understands
that valuable franchises are not dealt
out in this city open handed to all
who may ask lor tbem, the
sooner he will understand the
situation here. This instance in
question serves to demonstrate
tne wisdom 01 1 he Argus' sugges
tion that the city should place in
trinsic value on tne franchises
granted to people it has no acquaint
ance witb. J 11 CAROLS hopes that
the council will move with extreme
precaution in dealing with this pro
The matter, as it should be, was
referred to the proper authorities for
A bill presented by Engineer Dar
ling for 120 for services rendered
during the month of January was
rather extortionate, as viewed by
Aid. Corken, of the finance commit,
tee, who moved that it be referred
The ordinance for the pavement of
the alleys between Fifteenth and
Twentieth streets, and First and
Fourth avenues, with the exception
of two blocks, was adopted together
with the grades established, and this
improvement is included in next ses
Another important matter which
came np, was one looking to the es
tablishment of a system of sewers in
the Seventh ward. Aid. Foss present
ing an ordinance to this effect, which
The Gomui la -The Gllhoolj's."
A great deal has been said of late,
pro and con, concerning that product
of the American playwright's ingenu
ity, the musical farce comedy. Uur
managers are, as a rule, a shrewd,
practical, common sense, money
making set of men, as Joseph How
ard writes in the New York Recorder
of July 13, 1894: "I am a firm be
liever in a trades of trade, and their
(the manages) trade is the selection
and production of plays which will
please the people, thereby putting
money in their coffers. When I bear
a manager insisting that his chief
end and aim is the elevation of the
public, and that it affords him more
pleasure to produce a high-toned
play on which he loses money, than
to offer a farce comedy which packs
his house, I instantly say 'stuff and
rubbish.1 " One of the best, as well
as the most successful farce comedies
produced this year is "The Gilhoolys
Abroad," in which that celebrated
trio of comedians, the Gormans, of
Gormans' minstrels, appear, sup
ported by a first class company.
They come here, at Harper's theatre
Oh! My Back.
A good many tired men and women
could get rid of that pain in their
back if they would try Parks' Sure
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys.
The trouble is usually there, and
Parks' Sure Cure reaches and cures it.
Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer.
The AiGrs delivered every even
ing at your door at 10c a week.
ra. Aaala J
Aadtsac of Ladiae.
Mrs. Annie Jenness Miller, the fa
mous advocate for improvement in
women's dress. lectured in the T. M.
C. A. auditorium yesterday afternoon
to a small, but appreciative, intelli
gent and well pleased audience.
The speaker was presented by Miss
Mary Davidson, and in opening her
address Mrs. Miller emphasized the
fact that she was not a dress reform
er. It is difficult, she said, to sepa
rate efforts in the line of dress im
provement from the ideas in the mind
of the public of dress reform. The
best interests of the cause of im
proved dress are not advanced by too
radical measures, I he higher phys
ical development and dress improve
ment must go band in hand to ap
peal to the popular eye and achieve
success. The dress of the future
will undoubtedly keep pace with oth
er evolutions, and fittingly express
the higher developments of the time.
There seems no reason who we should
go back 2,000 years and adopt the
Greek dress. The Greek develop
ment was physical and mental. The
advent of the Christian era swung
the pendulum to the other extreme
the development of the spiritual.
There must be the harmonious de
velopment of the physical, mental
and spiritual. The only unalterable
Jenness Miller principles are no
bands about the waist, and such ad
justment as gives perfect ease to
arms and body in moving no con
spicuous change from conventional
fashions. When fashion offers such
things as the bustle or crinoline, re
ject them. Absurd styles do not
come back for any length of time.
Fashion must conform to higher
ideals. We are just on the thresh
hold of an era of higher evolution;
an era of dress conforming to physi
ological law and the principles of
classic art. The clothing must be
regulated to gain freedom of move
ment, simplicity in shape, and regu
larity and equal distribution of
weight and warmth.
Change la Costume.
The speaker changed her costume
a number of times showing what she
was pleased to denominate as an ar
tistic dress, a girl's dress, a rainy
day dress, a bicycle costume, and an
evening dress. She explained the
different garments, showing how
they were better suited to the re
quirements of the case than those
ordinarily worn, while remaining ar.
tistic at least to a certain extent,
though conformity to fashion's die.
tatcs might in a measure detract
from the artistic, as for instance in
the cutting of rich fabrics into small
pieces. Petticoats were considered
as relics of barbarism, and con
trasted with the Jenness Miller di
vided skirt to the advantage of the
In anrwer to questions; Mrs. Mil
ler s treed that her dresses were
made ',n one piece, waist and skirt
bein sewed together? ' That she did
not stiffen her skirts with mohair.
crinoline or other heavy materials,
but when the style required more
than the dress lining, light weight
fabric chamois was used. The dress
must be loose enough for perfect
breathing. Improved dress means
physical culture; that the muscles
may be developed to hold the body
erect and elegant; that they may
have that elasticity and firmness
necessary to give the body elegant
bile women demand equal rights
let them demonstrate equal com
mon sense in dress. Let the right
and wrong of dress, and whether
consistent with true womanly mod
esty, be decided not by convention
ality and custom, but as a matter of
Mrs. Miller is a strong advocate of
bicvcling for women, and favors
horseback riding, though in man-
fashion, she made many other sug
gestions tending as do these to phys
ical development. She is an observer
of the eternal fi'jess of things, and
ts herseii a most striking personality
of the beauty and force of her own
Oat ea His Nerve.
The Davenport Times savs of its
missing circulator, William Weld
The suspense which followed the
sudden departure of W. E. Welding
from this city Thursday afternoon
was Droiten yexteraav bv a letter re
ceived from him and directed to this
office. The missive, which was a
laconic one, to say the least, was
written at Lacrosse, Wis., and was
dated the day after he left town. In
it he blandly informs the business
manager of the Times that he is en
joying himself on a surplus which he
industriously accumulated through
his connection with this paper.
Should it give out, he facetiously
adds, he will do himself the honor of
"drawing" en the paper. He also
cheerfully remarks that it was his
wish to remain until the first of the
month, by which time he might have
baa an additional hundred to his
credit, but he was prevented from
doing so owing to the fact that the
management bad become inquisitive
relative to his accounts."
Taa Darn Has ta Swaar Off,
SaVS the St. Lonia Journal of Atrri-
cultnre in an editorial about No-To-
Bac, the famous tobacco cure. "We
know of many cases cured by No-To-Bac,
one. a prominent St. Louis ar
chitect, smoked and chewed for 20
years; two boxes eured him so that
even the smell of tobacco makes him
sick." No-To-Bac sold and guaran
teed by T. U. Thomas. No cure no
pay. Book free. Sterling Remedy
Co-., New York or Chicago.
THE RISPAN CASE.
Ocaapylaa" tfea An
The interest in the Rispan case in
tne circuit court continues unabated,
notwithstanding the cold weather
and its monotonous, long-drawn-out-
edness. Much sympathy aeems to be
felt by the audience for the defend
ants, who apparently believe that
they are made to suffer as scapegoats
tor tne duck eneep 01 the lamuv.
Still, the state is not without its sup
porters in the audience, as witness
the fact 01 the nning 01 one of them
3 for applauding a hit made by
The people closed their case just
neiore the noon recess with the In
troduction of the five coats, articles
of jewelry, etc., claimed to belong to
M. A &.. and the dark lantern, an
gurs, bits and other like burglars'
tools, and the offer to introduce a lot
of other articles found at the Rispan
premises said to belong to Marshall
ft Fisher and other tradesmen of the
city, which was overruled by the
The defense then called its wit
nesses about twenty in number
many of whom are as to the good
character of the defendants, and as
we go to press the defense is putting
in its proof.
Chief Briton's Evtoaaea.
The cross-examination of Chief
Sexton was very thorough and chiefly
pointed to the various alleged state
ments made by the defendants to
him at various times as to their com
ing into possession of the alleged
stolen pro pert v and their knowledge
of its whereabouts. The defendants
also sought to show the interest of
the witness in the case was more for
the reward of $50 offered by M. & K.
for the apprhension of John Rispan
than for the interest of justice. The
witness denied that he was actu
ated either by ill feeling toward the
defendants or by the hope of receiv
ing the reward, but was simply do
ing his duty as an officer.
Officer fctzel testified that when the
property was found at the house of
the defendants be beard George say
to Sexton that the coats came to the
house late in the preceding winter,
in a box brought by John and a
stranger whom be did not know
Eli MoBcnfelder was then recalled.
and described in detail the location
of the electric light wires in the
building, and the arc lamps and the
position of the fire with reference to
these lamps and wires, and showing
that tne nre could not be caused bv
either the wireB or lamps, and thus
overcome the claim of the defense
that the fire was accidental and not
A little tilt occurred between the
counsel during the progress of the
examination of this witness, in
which the church and gambling
places were Contrasted and distin
guished to the gratification of the
audience and annoyance of the court.
and it was as a result of this little
emnity between the counsel that one
of the audience was fined as above
It is expected by the attorneys for
the defense that they will have all
their evidence in by tomorrow noon.
ir of Pierce small "Pellets" joa take one'. or two
Af.er eatiac yanr meal J 00 nay comfortably
With no dred prevision of trouble to follow.
They're prompt regulators of matters interior;
As stomich correctives tbey have no superior:
Yet are harmless and mild, tho' so potent In ac
All dyspeptics prooonnce them a real beoafae
Hard coal, all sizes, per ton . . . .7 60
Discount for cash, per ton 25
Cannel coal per ton 6 00
Indiana block per ton 4 00
Kentucky lump per ton 4 25
Cartage added on less than ton or
ders. E. G Frazeh.
The A kg us, only 10c a week.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles cvj braced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to Us presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the ref reahing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; e3ectuslly cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
set with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acta on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
"very objectionable substance.
Syrup of Fig is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and SI bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Firs,
and being well informed, yon will not
accept any substitute it
But mostly water. During tho fire
which occurred in the building di
rectly over our store on Thursday
last there was a great amount of
water come through the ceiling into
our Millinery Department, wetting
some of our ribbons badly, and spat
tering a lot of water all over the rib
bon stock, not doing a great amount
of damage, but mussing a lot of rib
bons. In the hurry of removing the
stock to places of safety, they were
dumped into baskets, boxes and cases
indiscriminately, and many more
were soiled being dropped here and
there on the floor and in the water.
Hundreds of yards can be found with
out a spot on them, but we don't
want to have a yard lett of this en
tire quantity, and have therefore di
vided the soiled ones into three
prices which we think will close them
all out in three davs.
3c, 5c, loc Per Yard.
Early buyers will get ribbon bar
gains galore, bargains sure, bargains
At the same time we used some
twenty pieces of table oilcloths to
cover other goods to keep off the
dripping water from above. Drip,
drip," drip, the water came down,
wetting and soiling but slightly,
but thev are not now as fresh
and clean as we like to have in
our stock. They go at 9 cents a yard
while they last. Remember, there
are about twenty-nine pieces, and we
cannot give everyone a long length.
but we will try to divide it fairly.
9C 9C, 9C. 9C.
BEWTVG If ACniKBS-Oar "New Kan Ban-
nine" 8ewing Machines are attrastfaa; vast
amount of attention, and war prices. 121. &M and
are tea marrel of the town. These mschinvs
are made to sell at (S5, 940 and pa There are
none better. Full? guaranteed for ive years. If
.on want a Binzer midline we tare them for
The New Shoe
Just received for ladies.
Made of the Finest "Royal Kid"
Patent tip and long pointed
162? Second Ave:, Under Rock Island House.
jThe Order of
When yon stop to consider that ALL the goods in this store
are fresh new clean and stylish the PHENOMENALLY
LOW PRICES we q note for the coming week will appear in
the proper .light the most remarkable and momentous op
portunity of the day.
Special sale of Men's
Your choice of all our regular
$4.50, $4.00 and $3.75 Men's
Trousers, the neatest patterns
tne nest cioin, toe nnest o
workmanship, all for $3
All the Men's Trousers we
old heretofore for $3 and $3.50,
including the famous, Dutchess'
I Trousers, all go for $2.50
Our $2.75, $2.50 wool pant.
marked down with the 'Dutchess
to the low price of $2
1804 Second Avenue.
OUR LUCKY PURCHASE from a
large importer will be the greatest
opportunity we have been able to
offer the trade of this section. Near
ly 23,000 yards all new, nice, fresh
goods jast out of the Custom House,
all with the new low tariff. And
when we say at about one-half the
usual price, we mean ONE-HALF.
Cambrics. Muslins, and Swisses.
Embroideries at 2o, for which you
have paid 4c; Embroideries at Sc,
well worth A and 6c; Edgings at 4c,
worth 7 and 8c anywhere, and so on
all npthe line. Edgings and In sort
ings in sets to match, different
We cannot explain our great luck
in securing this immense purchase
at the way-down prices. When you
see the goods, every pattern new,
you will be a buyer sure. You ex.
pect great things of ns in this de
partment you know we are headquar
ters, rest assured you will not be
To more thoroughly advertise this
great purchase and tale, we will
make a special offering two hours
each day during the entire week.
We have one special purchase of
4,000 yards entirely new work, ac
tual value 18 to 25c which we shall
place on sale for two hours each day
at only 9c per yard. 9c. Remember
that this lot can be bought at no
other time except from 10 to 11
o'clock in the morning and from S to
4 o'clock in the afternoon. Come in
the forenoon when you can.
The eye only can learn the extent
of the money value in these Km broid
eries. Cambric and Nainsook flounc
ings, Irish Point Edges with inser
tion effects and wide hemstitching at
only 34c. 86c, 38c, 42c, 44c, cannot
be matched anywhere near these fig
ures. 170, 17, 174. 176 Md 178
In Boys' Dress Overcoats we
have decided to sell all that are
$11.00 quality at $5.50
Children's Ulsters and
$6 50 quality at