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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. APKIL 29. 1895.
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Young & MCombs
A stove dealer sold a customer of his a nickel plated on cop
per tern kettle the other day for $1.25. The customer says: Why. sir.
Young & McCombs advertise the same thing at 88c. The
stove dealer says: My Dear Sir, my goods are much superior than
Young and McCombs, (Because he pays more.) which is far from the
troth. The great trouble with Mr. Stove Dealer is. he puts at least
two-thirds of all sales on bis books and must add an extra per cent to
make up for the extra work and interest on bis accounts.
You will note that Mr. Stove Dealer charged the gentleman
just 45 per cent more than yon could buy the same of Young & Mc
Combs; the identical tea kettle, the same number, size and manufacturer.
Well, how is it that a cash house can sell so much cheaper than in
a case like the above? It is just this way: Mr. Stove Dealer boys
one dozen tea kettles from a local jobber, (who of coure must make a
profit.) He possibly will buy two dozen per annum. The Big Store,
Young & McCombs, boy a gross direct from the manufacturer every
six months, (saving the middle man's profit), and sell them at retail
tor apot cash at just what the stove dealer pays the jobber for them.
You can see we sell just 12 times more tea kettles per annum
than Mr. Stove Dealer. We are not in the business for philanthropic
motives, although you might think so at times. Oar motto is to
undersell everybody. To do that we must underbuy. If we don't buy
cheap, we are victims of another fellow who does. We only refer to
the stove dealer to show a lesson how the small most boy in small
quantities, and must ask more than the big store that boy direct from
the manufacturer and sell for spot cash only. A word to the wise is
Parasols, Umbrellas and Um-
Those that are best posted and
tbe cleverest shoppers in this line all
claim that our prices and quality
cannot be matched in the three
500 children's sun parasols in
pink, blue, red and brown sell the
world over for S5c, our sale price 10c.
New real China cochine parasols,
with white enameled stick, which
are well worth 2.00, our sale price
500 twilled silk Gloria umbrellas,
all 26 in., assorted sticks, worth
91.50, for this week 98c.
Also other qualities, fancy handles,
91-25 to $1.48.
Wilton rugs, 98c.
Jno. Brownley reversible rugs, 75c
to 93.50, according to size.
Another trrinet!do-B wrapper invoice notLing
cheap about them only the prim.
Morning wrapper made of point in Hvnrct and
'ripe, in all sires and color, milled )oae,
cheap at 1 1, sale price tSe.
Morn'n wrapper in 1 sht a' d dark s oande
with ruftVd jroiee lor,ntfle:ve nuihel! h
braid, size 34 lo 4tt, cheap at tl.M), our aale
price 1H .
Sforntra wrapnera mnde of Itgnied lawn. rim
med ith )- aul embroideries, cticaoat fi.90,
aale price ll.bi.
We have made contract with the lsnr gt ntib
linhirg mueic boue in this country to iurntsh ua
with UK) pieces of mn.ic each week for 13 weeks
We intend to be penerun. and ftive to each nn.--chaser
aa long aa they lat a if.i of mo.ic free
Each week's lerue will be different, and to be
Young & Mc Combs
1725 Second Avenue.
THE BEST GOODS.
Gas Stoves .
Largest Assortment! Lowest Ptices!
Allen. Mvers & Company
182 1 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
New Dress Trimmings.
For correct ideas for the highest
creations in dress there is but one
place to go Young & McCombs.
New jet band, jet pointed gimps, jet
edges in finest cut jets in largest col
lection of patterns. All prices guar
anteed the lowest.
Yonng & MeComb's special May
sale will be an event to be remem
bered in this line.
Brussell effect lace enrtains in a
profusion of pretty patterns, difficult
and duplicate, for 96.. our sale price
Others ranging in price from 49c,
87c, 91-18. 91.82, 92.25 up to 925.00.
Every imaginable design direct
from importers. Cotton warp and
rcversibles, ranging in price from
House Furnishing Depart
S-inch garden trowls 3c.
Our Still Ice pick So.
Our Still ice chisels 8c
13 onxes par'or tnitrhe. 1 ptckse 5c.
JtMooth wailcable Iron panien rakes, inc.
2-toh malleable irou tcaiden rake 14c..
14-tooth malleable iron garden rakes 17c.
l&.iouih malleable Iron aarden rakes Site.
1-harnero 1 store, brass banter, l-iuca wi:k 233
llair brnrhua c
Ladies' l'ride tacl hammers 5;.
Itolltne pins 5c.
Surprise cat beaters 3c.
Towel roller, extra latge, 10
Mincing bowls Sc.
All Oral quality ; no seconds.
Ssrec'al dinner sets. S6.95. St.75 and fll.W
Ha' h st contains 1UU Sue lane s ze pleeo.
1 h-T are ex- epiionai values f jrthie le IlLxS,
I .75 ana fa so.
LAI EST NOVELTIES IN
D1W H GOODS
OA BE SABA AT
E. F. DORX,
The New Merchant Tailoi
1822 SiiCOND AVE
Harper Hons Block
Refrigerators ! !
MilGEST 5IITJE BJWT mTHEwSBj
Women Pay a Visit to the
THE! HADE AS ATTEMOOS TOUR.
Maailsaa W. B. For. A. D. CleluA
asl J. B. UMstt Oat ! Qaost of KtL.
sleBe) to Pruat tat the Uraasl Jary far
Mesdames W. B. Ferguson. S. V.
Cleiand and J. B. Lidders paid a
viit to a number of the saloons of
Rock Island yesterdar, personally
entering eight, and going to tbe
door of two others. The ladies bad
little to say in most of the saloons,
their tonr for the most part being in
tbe line of observation. At Mar
rin's ther simply saluted the pro
prietor. Edward Murrin. with Mrs.
Ferguson acting as spokesman.
How do you do, Mr. Murrin?
To which Mr. Mnrrin politely re
sponded. How do you do, ladies."
wow you see. Air. Aiurrin." saiu
Mrs. Ferguson, "we have found yon
running this saloon.'"
I have never denied that, ladies,"
replied Mr. Murrin, whereupon the
Naturally the call of the ladies
created more or less surprise io the
different saloons as they entered by
the side doors. 1 he places tney vis
ited were T. D. Eagal's. on Second
avenue, between Fifteenth and Six
teenth street; John Roche's, on
Twelfth street, between Fourth and
Fifth avennes; John R. Ainsworth's,
on rourtn avenue ana riiteeatn
street; the Manhattan, on Fourth
avenue and Seventeenth street; Hen
ry Wiiluis, on Third avenue and
Twentieth street; John McMahon's
and Herman Schwecke's on Twen
tieth street between Third and
Fourth avenues; Murrin's, on Fourth
avenne and Twenty-first street.
They further intended visiting
Drost's saloon on Fourth avenne and
Twenty-second street, but seeing Mr.
Urost sitting outside, conciuaea
there was no one inside. They also
attempted to enter Appelquisfs sa
loon on Seventeenth street and Third
avenue, but could not tind the right
Object or the Toor.
An Argus reporter visited Mrs.
Ferguson this morning to learn the
ob lect of their tour. I he lady was
at nrst adverse to discussing the
matter for the present, and was re
luctant about divulging the names
of the saloons visited, but gave them.
We are really just beginning," she
said. "We propose to carry on this
crusade until it reaches every saloon
in town. We propose to pursue and
prosecute them to the law's luuest
extent. We are collecting evidence
from personal observation, satisfy'
ing ourselves of the saloons that
keep open on Sunday, and the entire
matter is to be presented to the
grand jury that meets next, week,
and indictments urged against every
saloon keeper against whom we pre.
sent the proof of his having kept
open on Sunday.
Asked it it was proposed to con
tinue tbe work next Sunday:
"That we do not like to say," re.
plied Mrs. Ferguson, "as it would be
putting the saloons on their guard;
but we propose to prosecute every
saloon keeper who keeps open on
Mrs. Ferguson was asked if the
move was made in behalf of any or.
ganization, and her reply was that it
was not; that she had taken the mat
ter in hand herself, and with her a?
sociates intended to carry it through.
BOW IT STARTED.
Appearmaoe of a Little) Boy Carry ins; Beer
Led to the Crusade.
"We were led to make this crusade
by a sight which Mrs. Cleiand and
myself saw a few Sundays ago when
on our way to visit a sick child. It
was the appearance of a small boy
carrying a bucket of beer from the
vicinity of Murrin' saloon. This
induced as to file the charges against
Mr. Murrin on which he was tried
and fined Saturday. Then we made
up onr minds to start out and satis' y
ourselves as to how many saloons
actually were selling liquor on Sun
day, and yesterday witnessed our
Wilt Hvs m Racoant.
Con Donivai, who was tbe demo
cratic candidate for superviror on
the South Rock Island township
ticket in the last election, has em
ployed William McEniry to secure a
recount, it being alleged, as hereto
fore alluded to in Turn Abuts, that
H. S. Case was not legally reelected.
His majority on the face of the re
turns was but three, and it is asserted
that four more votes were cast than
were counted, and it is believed if
the investigation is started it will
disclose other facts such as will es
tablish Mr. Dcnivan's election.
The stage of the water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon was 1:85 and sta
tionary; temperature, 82.
The L Claire Navigation company
has just sold to Capt. Sam Van Sant,
for (3.0Q3, the steamer Nettie Uurant,
which has been in nse in the rafting
business for tbe Menller Lumber
company and others. She will be
nsed on the northern river. At Beef
Slough And elsewhere. The Nettie
Iterant is a boat 100 feet long by 19
foot beam. She has 12-inch cylinders
And 6-inch stroke And has been one
of the best of the smaller boats.
The Aitocs, 10c a week, delivered
every evening at yonr door.
THE SLEEP ETERNAL.
Mm. CatasrM IVell Pass
. i. ' - Lsmkn-Ulo. .
James J. La Yell e received a mes
sage from Louisville at 8 o'clock this
morning to the effect that bis moth,
er, Mrs. Catherine LaYelle was dying
and the sad information was fol
lowed a few minutes later by the
announcement that tbe end had come. I
Although not wholly nnprepared for
such tidings, as the deceased had
been very low for sometime, yet they
came with a snocs 10 inose wno.
strengthened and encouraged by the
uo faltering nope that is a part oi our
natnre, had brought themselves to
tbe belief that recovery might yet be
possible. Mrs. LaVellc had been a
sufferer for some years and in the
past few weeks bad been very seri-
onslv ill. Two months ago she went
to Louisvillcd to attend the funeral
of a neice, which had closely fol
lowed that of a favorite brother.
She was taken with pneumonia.
hich maladr is prevailing there,
and this, complicated with other ills,
her condition was alarming from the
first. Her sons, T. 1. and J. J. La
Velle, were summoned to her bed
side live weeks ago, but she rallied
considerably and they returned home
feeling that she would regain her
health sullicient to come back to
Rock Island, and Janrcs La Velle had
anticipated going south for her next
Mrs. LaVelle's maiden name was
Catherine Flynn. She was born in
Westport, Ireland, June 21, 1849.
where she resided until she was 3
years of age, when her parents re
moved to isolton, cngiand, which
was their home until she was 13,
when the family came to this coun
try, settling at Louisville, Ky. She
was married tnere in lSb.i to James
La Velle, and six years later they re
moved to Rock Island county, stop
ping first at Moline and afterward
settling at Port Byron, where Mr.
Laelle died in ls(i. Later Mrs.
La Velle moved with her sons to Rock
Island, which has been the family
She was the mother of three chil
dren: Nellie, now dead, and Thomas
F.. of the firm of Sommers & La Velle,
and James J., money order and reg
istry clerk at the Reck Island post-
She was the truest and highest ex
emplification of God's noblest work.
ltu faith in her church and devo
tion to her home, her children found
in her the ideal in forming their
lives, and in such a loss, sympathy
deep and sincere though it may be,
Messrs. T. F. and J. J. La Velle
left this afternoon for Louisville,
where the interment will be made.
James McConochie, a stonecutter,
and a brother of the ex-mayor, Wil
liam McConochie. died this morning
at 11 o'clock at tbe residence of his
brother, 2513 Seventh, avenue, after
an illness of sixth months with heart
trouble, aggravated by the unfortu
nate condition of bis wife who is at
present an inmate of the hospital for
tne insane at Jacksonjrlle. He was
a Scotchman by birth, coming to the
United Stated in 1853. He was in
the 45th year of his age. leaving two
children, James, 17, and Nettie, 13
years old. to mourn his loss. The
funeral will be from tbe residence of
bis brother, William, Wednesday at
2 p. m., under the auspices of camp.
No. 1515, Modern Woodmen, of
which he was a member. He was
also a member of Everts command
ery, Barret chapter and Trio lodge,
all of which will participate in the
Will O'Brien died yesterday morn'
ing at Sterling after three days' u n
conscionsness. caused by gas inhal
ation. T. J. O'Brien, of this city,
returned home Saturday evening
from the bedside of the his brother,
acd received the fatal news yester
day morning. Mr. O'Brien, accom.
panied by his wife, left this morning
ur fciDurn. the deceased s home.
Adolph, the 2-weeks-old-son of Mr.
and Mrs. Adolph Prepers, died yes
terday at noon. Tbe funeral was
held 'from the residence. Fifth ave
nue and Fifth street, today.
BAD FIRE AT CAMBRIDGE.
Loss of 1K.OOO mt Henry's Connty Seat
Fire at Cambridge last night de
stroyed 10 buildings, including Wil
liams1 livery stable.' Bloom burg's
cigar ractory. Mrs. Galloway's mil
linerv store in Mrs. Florence's build
ing. and seven dwellings. The total
loss la estimated at from f 12,000 to
$15,000, and tbe only insurance is
700 on Williams1 livery stable.
The fire broke out at 10 o'clock, and
spread so rapidly that assistance was
summoned from Galva. Tbe R. I. &
P. arranged to take tbe department
over from that citv, but tbe Cam
bridge firemen in the meantime
checked the aiKarrce of the flames.
Incendiarism is hinted at.
Of medicinal agents is gradually rele
gating me old-time - herbs, pills.
draughts and vegetable extracts to
the rear and bringing into general
use the pleasant and effective liquid
laxative,- Syrup of Figs. To get the
true remedy see that it is manufac
tured by the California Fig Syrup
co. only, r or sale by All leading
arnggistei - -
1 ' Too Wsstthor. '
Rain -this afternoon or tonight; sta
tionary temperature today; clearing
and cooler Tuesday.- Today's tem
., jv : , F. J. Waxz, Obf cryer.
IN A JEALOUS RAGE.
Jacob Kail Attempts the Life of
SHOOTS TWICE WITHOUT EFFECT.
paraeal by alias
Amelia Behrana, He Keek to Daatroy tbe
Maa Whs Meats Oar Faroe Last Xlg-Bt-Beaaa
Over Police Feints.
Jacob Kail was brought before
Magistrate Schroeder this morning
charged with attempting to commit
murder. He waived examination
and was bound over to the circuit
court in bond of $500. Rail made
two unsuccessful attempts to take
the life of Marshall Lucas, about 11
o'clock last night, firing two
shots at him from a 32-caIihre revol
ver. Lucas was returning home after
calling upon Miss Amelia Behrens,
a yonng lady residing at 1416 seventh
Avenue, and had proceeded but a
block west on Seventh avenue when
his attention was attracted by a lond
report as from a revolver, followed
in quick succession oy another.
Hearing the bullets strike the fence
alongside of him he became some
what alarmed at bis unpleasant po
sition, but as no one was in sight be
could not realize who his would-be
assassin was, and started to walk for
a neighboring house. Looking across
the street he observed Kail passing
beneath an electric light in an uncon
cerned manner. As Kail, who is a re
jected suitor of Miss Behrens, bad
displayed suspicious actions before,
as if shadowing him while in com-
nanv with the vounsr lad v. Lucas
immediately apprehended bis pur
Lucas reported the affair at police
headquarters, and Deputy Kramer
and Officer Carnes went in pursuit of
his assailant, who was located at his
home, 617 Seventeenth street. He ap
peared very cool, and while not deny
ing that he did tbe shooting, told the
otticers his intentions were merely
to give Lucas a good scare. When
asked for the weapon. Kail led the
officers around in the alfev where.
hidden beneath a board, was found
the revolver. Kail was then taken
Prompted by Jealousy.
The murderous attack of Kail is
undoubtedly due to an uncontrolla
ble fit of jealousy. He sought tbe
companionship of Miss Behrens a
couple of years ago. She bad no ob
jections to his friendship, but had
no desire to keep company with bim
He became persistent and she finally
rejected him. ihts did not seem to
cool the admiration which he enter
tained for the young lady, and when
ever be would meet ber in company
with a gentleman friend his signs of
jealousy and confusion were plainly
Last December Miss Behrens na
threatened by him while walking
with Mr. Lucas, who warned Kail
against a repetition of such action.
This evidently worked on his sensi
tiveness to such an extent that his
jealousy of Lucas became desperate,
and being unable to further control
himself sought to destroy the man
who went between him and 'the
Both Lucas and Kail are employed
by Henry Dart's Sons, one as a team
ster and tbe other as porter. Kail is
a middle-aged man of good habits
and a quiet disposition, and his act
of last evening has caused no end of
surprise to his friends.
Frank Ziegler was fined $3 and
costs this morning for a boisterous
Willliam Barker, the "red hot'
peddler, was arrested this morning
oy Officer Etzel for burglarizing the
barber abnp and tamaia manufac
tory on Twentieth street, run by
colored man, last night. William
was discharged and sought revenge
in robbery, securing a few pennies
for bis trouble.
How Dr. Miles Nervine Restored
One of Kentucky's Business
vlV7Ea? Men to Health.
NO DISEASE has ever presented so many
peculiarities as LaGrippe. No dixcam
leaves ite victims so debilitated, useless,
lot pleas, n err plena, as LaGrippe.
Mr. D. W. Hilton, state atrentof the Mut
ual Life 1oM:ranre Co., of Kentucky, says:
"In 1 99 and 'go f had two aevere attacks
of LaGrippe, tbe lat one attacking my ner
vous system with such severity that my life
waa despaired of. I had not slept for more
than two months except by tbe owe of nar
cotics that stupefied me. bet srare me do
rest. I was only conscious of intense mental
weakness, azonizinc bodily pain and tbe
fart that I was hourly rnvln( weaker.
When Id this condition. I commenced n&lnf
Ir Miles' Kcstorative Nervine, in two days
I began to Improve and la one month's time
I wa curtd much to the surprise of all who
knew of my condition. I have been In ex
cellent health since and hare recommended
yonr remedies to many of my friends.
Mc C ABE'S
It is fitting that the remaining days of
away above any previous April, should witness a zenith or climax in
merchandising, high water mark selling, from the lowest prices ever
pnt in print. We will thus usher in May At high tide.
WAtch the direction which buyers wend their ways this coming week. And
if it is not toward McCabe's big store, then money must be of little value.
A climax sale of Muslia underwear a few of the special values continuing
au tnis week.
Well made Muslin Skirts, good
cotton, at 24c; three styles of Skirts
at 50c, embroidery ruffled and tucked.
At 47c, 62c and 75c we give yon
equally as good values, but different
Infants1 Flannel Skirts, 25c.
The great Corset selling of two
weeks ago has scarcely subsided.
We have never known such a Corset
trade in all our experience. To
liven it up a little more this week.
we will sell 20 dozen more of those
Summer Corsets at 15c each, 15c.
Plain Corset Covers, very good for
7c. Genuine Cambrio Corset Covers
at 12c. Other Corset Covers at 19c,
25c. 34c, 42c and 50c, which usually
cost about double.
Large faorr Gircbam Aorons. a&c: several
stilts. Infant.' slips and little dresses at barely
cost of awierlals nothing for labor, thread and
We cannot FpecKT each birealn. thev are too
naoienra fuflce to say our hl stock of
cnuon nnuerw ar is iul. toorrrfiow with the big
est valaes ws hare ever Shown.
We are sole arrnta for the Nea? Ka. Rnnntnir
ewina Machine he beat Bade te sell at AM.
vor puce azi, J mi J guaranteea.
Bnra Btcrcle at McCabe's Bis. t,W t Ami
ana np, aiiguaraateea, utners 4 Aft GO, me
May be one of our customers for all you know. If so
yon need not worry about him. We will take good rare
ofbim. ' We carry only reliable goods, and should he
buy anything from ns that does not prove satisfactory in
every way we will be only too glad to make it right.
OUK LINE OF MEN'S. BOYS AND CHILDREN'S SUITS
-re second to none in price, style or quality. We carry
the best shirts, tbe best makes of underwear, the best
hosiery in fact, the best of everything obtainable in our
line. We want everybody to feel perfectly
We will treat you with courtesy and politeness whether
looking or buying. Come to us first. Trices are tbe
greatest inducement for yon to come.
1804 Second Avenue.
Mackintoshes, Rubber Cloth
ing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Horse Covers, Buggy Aprons,
Gloves, Mittens, Door Mats.
Matting, Hot Water Bottles,
Bulb and Fountain Syringes,
Bed Pans, Cushions, Sheeting,
A Rubber Store i the Piace to buy
207 Brady street, Davenport.
T F. BURKE,
Steam aniTGas Fitters.
R:ck bli:J Kiifizg
t:J ?:zV.:i Go.
Hot Water Heating
119-121 E. 17th St.
Rock IaiAnd. IU. TeL No. 1288
April, onr sales of which are far and
Ladies' Sight Gowns at 24c. The
mnslin alone costs more. Trim
mings and making are thrown in.
Gowns at 37c. Five styles of Gowns
at 50c, which you have never seen
equaled. 75c buys during this sale
Gowns easily worth fl.25 and f 1.S8.
Children's Night Gowns at 25c, 45c.
50c, 65c and 75c. which you will buy
as sure as you see mem.
We start at 16c. We show six
different styles, good muslin, well
made, at 25c. At least three of these
styles would be cheap at 50c. Other
lines at 44c and 50c, which are great
Our Cloak Department has been a
lively place for several days. Late
last week, fresh arrivals of a lot of
new capes gives us the latest ideas
for this department, and a new im
petus will be added. No lady think
ing of buying a new wrap should
CLIldren's Drawer. Sc. Sr. and np to c sad
35c . Every nam ber at half ra.oe.
flood ones at lfc seven st Tie at tse. Inclndlnf
wtaay nsa.lly sold for a half dollar. Ladies'
Draper at SSc and 60c. which we are ready to
match araiaet tlu-e eoid in any otter store for
73c and SI. We also have them better and Boer,
almost at any price yon may sue.
See. and Treas