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THE AKGUS, TUESDAY, APK1X
sfot cm wmm store
A stove dealer sold a customer of his a nickel plated on cop
per tea kettle the other day for tl.25 The customer Bays: Why. sir.
Young & McCombs advertise the same thing at 88c. The
stove dealer savs: Mr lear Sir, idt oodg are much superior than
Young and McCombs, (Because be pays more.) which is far from the
troth. The great trouble with Mr. stove Dealer is. he pots at least
two-thirds of all sales on his books and most add an extra per cent to
make op for the extra work and interest on his accounts.
You will note that Mr. Stove Dealer charged the srentleman
just 45 per cent more than yon could boy the same of Young & Mc
Combs; the identical teakettle, 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 id just this way: Mr. Stove Dealer buy
one dozen tea kettles from a local jobber, (who of course most make a
profit.) He possibly will boy two dozen per annum. The Big Store,
Young & McC'ombs. bay a gross direct from the manufacturer every
six months, (saving the middle man's profit), and sell them at retail
for spot cash at just what the stove dealer pays the jobber for them.
You can see we sell just 12 times more teakettles per annum
than Mr. Stove Dealer. We are not in the business for philanthropic
motives, althoueh you might think so at times. Our motto is to
undersell everybody- To do that we must underbuy. If we lon'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 buy in small
quantities, and must aitk more man
the manufacturer and sell for
Parasols, Umbrellas and Urn
brellettes. Those that are best posted and
the cleverest shoppers in this line ali
claim that our prices and quality
cannot be matched in the three
500 children's sun parasols in
pink, bine, red and brown sell the
world over for 35c, our sale price 10c.
New real China cochine parasols,
with white enameled slick, which
are well worth f -'.OO, onr sale price
500 twilled silk Gloria umbrellas,
all 20 in., assorted sticks, worth
11.50, for this week 93c.
Also other qualities, fanrv handles,
11.25 to $1.48.
Wilton rugs, 98c.
Jno. Brownley reversible rugs. 75c
to i'i 50, according to size.
Another tremeortoni wrapper Invoice nolllog
cheap abjut-taera onlj toe (riot,
Mnniirg wrapper made of point In fl7nr.s and
a'rlpea. In all a xes and colon, ruffled jor,
cheap at l, rale price 18-.
Mom tw wrapper In 1 pht ad dark e; nnnd
with ruffled ynke e lr.ani,leeve flnirhed l;h
braid, size St to 46, cheap at tl.SO, our sale
price 93 -,
Hornlra wrapix-ra made of figured lawn, irlm
med with I vc an 1 emuroiuerine. cuelpat $i.MI,
ale price ,6
We have made a contract with the lrrs at onh
Hthinc ninpic hou.e tn this counirr tn turnlfh na
with l7l pltcee of mnoic each wetk for 13 weeks
We lnteud to fce petierona and give to each im.
chafer aa lone aa they last a eheet of music free
Each week's lime will be different, and to he
Young dc McCombs
1725 Second Avenue.
THE BEST GOODS.
Gas Stoves .
Largest Assortment! Lowest Trices!
Allen Mvers & Company
182 1 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House.
tne Dig store mat Doy uireci irora
spot cash only
A word to the wise is
New Dress Trimmings.
For correct ideas for the highest
creations in dress there id but one
place to go Young & McCombs.
New jet baud, jet pointed gimps, jet
edges in finest cut jets in largest col
lection of patterns. All prices guar
anteed the lowest.
Young & McComb' special May
sale will be an event to be remem
bered in this line.
Brussell effect laco curtains in a
profusion of pretty patterns, difficult
and duplicate, for $6.. our sale price
Others ranging in price from 49c,
87c, $1.18, $1.82, $2.25 up to $25.00.
Every imaginable design direct
from importers. Cotton warp and
reversiblcs, ranging in price from
House Furnishing Depart
ment. 6-Inch garden trowls 3c.
Onr still tee picks Sc.
ur Mill ice ctaiele he.
14 noies par or mtche. t pactaee 5r.
lii-tooth n allrahie Iron camen rakes, Wc
13-ioh malleable iron garden rakes 14c.
)4 iootb malleahle iron ssnlcn rakes 17c.
16-tooTh malleable Iron ga-dca rakes t ic.
1-burner o I stove, brass burner, 4-inch wi :k 33a
Ladies' Pride tack hammers 5c
Holllng pins 5c.
hurprise e-'t beaten 3j.
Towel rollers, extra large, 10 i.
Mincing bowls 8c
All first quality; no ecconde.
S st ee-s.1 dinner sets. SG 95. 1.75 and 111.,
la h set contains 10 Sue Write a re pieces.
1 hey are ex epiiona' values for ibis sale 111.38,
.;5 aim t ".
LATEST NOVELTIES IS
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F. F. DORN.
The New Merchant Tailoi
182 SECOND AVE
Hariar H .us) Block
Refrigerators ! !
Refrigerators ! ! !
Charles McHugh to Manage the
J. E. K05TB0SE GOES TO CHICAGO.
The New Xiaa Hnt Becomes Part Ontr
of tka IV w of the Prwoarty M Which
lire aaaV-a half Taara Are Xet te Kua
To Be la Good Has da.
Charles McHugh will probably
manage the Harper house after about
the middle of the month beginning
tomorrow, having purchased a part
interest in the lease of J. E. Mont
rose on the hostelry on which there are
yet tave-years-and-a-half to run. Mr.
Montrose, who has for some time held
interests in Chicago which divided
his time between that city and Rock
Island has determined to move
there, while he will make occasional
visits here, Mr. McHugh moving
into the hotel and assuming direct
For some months there have been
rumors of negotiations for a transfer
f the hotel involving Mr. McHugh,
but none of these were consummated.
More recently, however, it became
apparent that a transaction had
taken place, and while both Mr.
Montrose and Mr. McHugh positively
decline to talk on the subject and
intimate that the reports are without
foundation. Tiik Argus is reliably
assured that the tacts are as given
The Retiring and Iaconalna Manager.
Mr. Montrose took possession of
the Harper on a 10-year lease four-
and-a-nalf years ago. At tnat time
the bouse was entirely overhauled,
refitted and refurnished, and made
as good as new. Under Mr. Mon
trose's management its reputation
has been regained as one of the best
in the west, as it was known in the
days when the late Ben Harper was
himself proprietor. Mr. Montrose
has made a deserved success of the
enterprise, and it is owing to the in
ducements 01 greater ana more ex
acting affairs in Chicago that have
influenced him in relinquishing con
trol, coupled with the amply justi
fiable confidence he has in Mr. Mc
Hu?h. The latter began in the
hotel as a bell boy 15 years ago. He
was naturally alert, ambitious and
upright, qualities that attracted the
attention of Mr. Harper.who was ever
nuick to aiscern ana rewara true
merit. Accordingly Mr. Aicriugn
rose rapidly in the estimation of his
emplqver until he became night
clerk, a position in which he served
with great satisfaction lor a number
of years; increasing the popularty of
the hotel by his unable nature ana
business-like methods. Five years
ago he embarked as a ticket broker
in one of the stores nnder the Har
per. From time to time he has
branched out, engaging also in the
insurance and bicycle business. He
has prospered handsomely, as he has
deservea to. tie has already placed
his insurance agencies in the hands
of E J. Burns, and it is believed is
arranging to dispose of his other en
It is further understood that Mr
McHugh may be the next manager
of Harper's theatre, but in this, like
the other matters, he is non-com
In any event he is one of Rock
Island's best and most representa
tive business men, and in whatever
enterprise he mav enlist himself,
whether it be hotel or theatre, or
totb. he is sure to be successful.
The Peorias were victorious in the
exhibition game at Twin-City park
yesterday afternoon, winning by a
score of 11 to 3. In the sixth inning
Zmunt s arm played out. and Mana
ger Sage substituted William Good
hardt, a Rock Island boy who gives
excellent promise of a coming
twirler. He has good speed, is am
bitious, and if given a chance will
iMstinguish himself on the diamond.
In the three inniners which he
pitched yesterday four of the distill,
ers fell victims to his crookedness.
The locals are strengthening with
Manager Sage is attending a meet
ing at Clinton today, which is called
to adopt a schedule, and to defi
nitely decide tne league a composi
tion, whether it be six oreight clubs.
The indications are that Waterloo
and Ottnmwa will be dropped, and a
b-club league organized.
Hloeher-e Market .
Al Hinchcr. the former popular
and experienced manager of the In.
City Packing company's Fourth ave
nue market, has arranged to open a
butcher shop in Mrs. Lblebs old
stand on Fourth avenue, west of
Twentieth street,' tomorrow. Mr.
Hincher is familiar with all that prr-
tams to the botcher business, is well
known and well liked, and is snre to
be successful in the enterprise in
which he is to embark. He solicits
the patronage of the public and guar
antees satisfaction. He has engaged
the assistance of Tracy J. Dudley.
The J. W. Van Sant and F. Weyer
hauser brought down 16 and 8 strings
of logs respectively.
The stage of the water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon was 1:75 and sta
tionary; temperature, 87.
The Jo Long and Verne Swain
came down, and the Lumberboy,
Kit Carson. Jo Long, F. WeyeV
hanser and Verne Swain went north.
The Sidney leaves St. Louis today
for Burlington, bnt will come no
further north until the river rises,
the W. J. Young meeting her there.
THE CAPTAIN'S VACATION.
Caadaetev Falter Take IaaWflalta Ltni
Froaa ta MUwankee'a Service.
Capt. Thomas Fuller, the genial
conductor of the Milwaukee road.
yesterday took indefinite leave from
duty. There has been considerable
speculation among his friends as to
the actual significance of this move
although Mr. Fuller states that it
means nothing more than a vacation
of probably a few months1 duration.
wnicn win ue epeut iu new aj.es.ico
and California. He has served the
company between here and Freeport
and between kock island and Ka
cine and Milwaukee in the capacity
of ticket-puncher for 27 years, and
his popularity has increased with
his tvery year of service, and it is to
be hoped that his absence is tempo
rary, despite the fact that some are
inclined to believe his intentions are
to leave the company's service.
The 8nprtn tendency.
The Milwaukee's latest move.
which is effective tomorrow, in mak
ing J. B. Cable superintendent of the
Kaclne & Southwestern division,
practically places that srentleman in
charge of the road's entire Illinois
system, his former territory covering
the Chicago and Council Bluffs divi
sion and the Evanston branch. E. D.
Wright, who has been superintend
ent of the Racine and Southwestern
division for a number of years, has
been transferred to the Kansas City
division which he serves in a similar
capacity. He is an efficient and
Preparations Already Maklna; for the An
The aporoaching commencement
exercises, with its attendant sirge of
examinations, final and otherwise, is
at hand, and all are very busy. De
spite this fact, however, the Ladies
F.ndowment Fund society, an organi
zation which, although scarcely two
years of age, already claims in its
large list of active as well as honor
ary membership, a large number of
the leading citizens of the twin-
cities, will give a most unique and
interesting May nay celebration at
4:30 p. m. tomorrow. The exercises.
to which a cordial invitation is ex.
tended to one and all, will take place
on the beautiful college campus, are
MajQatea Exercises Mis Father nMlam!
Son? Ke-Kcho Utia1et
Kecitn'tnn Miss Etta tieturdanl
Mar Pole Drill TwelVd Little Glr'a
The enterprising and energetic
ladies who are so successfully con
ducting this laudible society, guar-
tee a most pleasant entertainment to
all who attend.
In the evening of May 1 the Au-
gustana Silver Cornet band will give
an open air concert on Zion hill.
ext rridav evening the lion.
William Jackson will speak to the
students in the chapel on legal mat
ters of interest to young people. The
several literary societies of the insti
tution have postponed their exercises
lor the evening lor the purpose oi
hearing Air. Jackson. J. L. U.
The trial of Jacob Taxman for wife
abandonment is in progress in Mag
istrate bebroeder s court this after
Thomas Brown, who became so
attached to a couple of chickens be
longing to a man Shultz that he at
tempted to lead them astray, was
bound over in bonds of $200 by Mag.
istrate Schroeder last evening for
William Barker, the colored fellow
who burglarized David Burrell's hot
tamala and barbering establishment
on Twentieth street, was placed un
der bonds oi low) by Magistrate
Schroeder last evening to await the
action of the grand jury.
I he otuce of Dr. J. I. Myers in
Carse block, was visited during
his absence yesterday afternoon, and
several valuable surgical instru
ments appropriated. The doctor
left his office without locking it,
leaving lull sway to the intruder.
Two Pleaaant I'arprlsea.
Yesterday being the occasion of
Mrs. C. 11. reidel s birthday, a nura
ber of her friends called in the after
noon at her residence, 1402 Seventh
avenue, and completely surprised the
hostess. In the evening about ten
couples of Mr. and Mrs. Seidel's
friends called snd again surprised
the good people. Progressive euchre
was indulged in and an excellent
lunch was served about 11 o'clock by
Mrs. feeidel. At a late hour the sur
orisers took their departure, leaving
behind not only pleasant memories of
the occasion, but congratulations and
wishes for many happy returns of the
Tbe Kalvalloa Army hopper.
Work for tbe free supper to be
given at tne salvation Army bar
racks tomorrow night is going on.
There have been several good re.
s ponds to the call for aid, but still
there is more needed. There are
over 250 tickets ont now. and it will
take quite a lot to feed so many lit
tle ones. It is hoped the charitable
people will help them. Anyone
wishing to help that cannot deliver
donations will telephone No. 1208
and we will call. Capt. Corliss, offi
cer in charge.
Of medicinal agents is gradually rele
gating the old-time herbs, pills,
draught and vegetable extracts to
the rear and bringing into general
use the nleasant and effective liauid
laxative, Syrup of Figs. To get the
true remedy see that it is manufac
tured, by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only. " For sale by all lea'ding
TO CHRIST'S CAUSE.
Corner Stone of the Broadway
Sunday School Laid.
mPOSHIQ CEREMONIES YESTERDAY
Those Who Participated la the rierrlees,
the SSeelina; of the Staae aaa the Con
tent of tbe Box Fneleee The attract ere
a a It Coat.
The corner stone of the Broadway
Presbyterian church Sunday school
annex was laid yesterday afternoon
with services commemorative of the
occasion, as well as of the celebra
tion of the 20th anniversary of the
church. The exercises were con
ducted In open air. temporary seats,
which were well filled, having been
placed in the ediliee whose construc
tion is rapidly progressing. 'Come
Thou, Almighty King" was sung
by the congregation and opened
the exercises, scriptural read
ing led by Rev. Williams, of Daven
port, following Rev. D. T. Robert
son, of Milan, who invoked the bless
ing, and Dr. J. W. Stewart, who has
been superintendent of the Sunday
school since its incipiency, presented
a brief computation of what has
been accomplished by this auxiliary,
which has been one of constant
growth and prosperity, and although
attended by obstructions, has grad.
ually worked on to wonderful
achievement. After another hymn,
Kev. J. B. Little, D. D., pastor of the
rirst Presbyterian church, Daven
port, delivered a short address,
speaking words of encouragement to
those who had labored unflinchingly
in God's grand work, and who were
being rewarded by the laying of a
monument which would 6tand for
ever as a testimonial their efforts.
Rev. Marquis read from the scrip
tures, audi referred to the content
of tbe corner stone box as equally
important to future generations as
those unearthed now from the ruins
of ancient times.
Sealing of the Cornerstone.
The congregation joined in sing
ing an appropriate hymn. C. A.
Rose, president of the board of trus
tees, then enumerated the contents
of the cornerstone box, and, while
Rev. W. B. McKee read a sacred sen
tence, Robert McFarlane, who with
William McConochie is constructing
the building, sealed the box for time
everlasting. The articles placed
within the cornerstone were: Copies
of the holy scriptures and of the
confession of faith; a file of the
Broadway Visitor; a roll of the pres
ent membership of the Broa.iway
Sunday Bchool; a historical sketch of
tbe church and Sunday school; the
names of the pastors of the church
from its organization to the present
time; names of the building commit
tee; coins of the United States;
names of the contractors erecting
the building; copy of the exercises of
the day, and copies of ihe Daily
A rous. Union and Rock Islander,
and the Assembly Herald.
Communications from former pan
tors conveying greetings and words
of congratulation were read by Kev.
Marquis. They were from Mr. Mar
quis' three predecessors: Revs. F.
II. Hench, of Connorsville, Ind.; J.
R. Miller, of Philadelphia, and J. C.
Holliday, of Zanesville, Ohio.
Brief remarks were made by Rev.
C. . Taylor, of the First Baptist;
Rev. F. W. Merrell. of the First M.
E., and Rev. J. L. Murphy, of Grace
Lutheran, who tendered congratula
tions in behalf of their respective
churches. The services closed with
the doxologv singing by tbe congre
gation. Rev. J. B. Little pronouncing
The new structure, which adjoins
the chnrch as an addition, will cost
in tbe neighborhood of 115.000.
Connecting with the main auditor
ium of tbe of tbe church, it will in
crease tbe seating capacity about
250, and making the length of the
church 175 feet. Tbe new addition
completed, the Broadway church
will be one of the largest structures
in this section, and its enhanced
beauty will be in keeping with the
improvement. 1 be Broadway is cer
tainly to be congratulated in its pro
The council in special session last
evening, as will be seen by the oSi
cial proceedings, adopted an entire
new ordinance providing for the im
provement oi lwelitn street, a tech'
nicalitj advanced by attorney for
extensive land owners bavin? been
sustained by the court, thereby an
nulling tbe former proceedings, as
slated Saturday. Tbe new ordinance
was adopted on a strictly cash basis.
being the only practical course left
open to the city in the face of the op-
. li! -
puBiwun im puuiic progress wnicn nas
oeen maniiestea. J lie preliminaries
will be prosecuted as rapidly as pos
sible that the work may be resumed
as oon aa practicable where it was
so abruptly stopped by legal techni
One and a half teaspoonfuls
Horsford's Baking Powder
gives better results than two
full teaspoonfuls of any other.
May be one of our customers for all you know. If so
yon need not worry about him. We will take good care
of him. We carry only reliable goods, and should he
buy anything from us that does not prove satisfactory in
every way we will be only too glad to make it right.
OUR LINE OF MEN'S. BOYS AND CHILDREN'S SUITS
are second to none in price, style or quality. We carry
the best shirts, the 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. Prices are the
greatest inducement for you 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 RUl)l)6r StOre I the place to buy
'pire Rubber Goods.
WILS017 HAIGHT & CO.
207 Brady street, Davenport.
T F. BURKE,
Steam and Gas Fitters.
R::k He i l!:it!:z
t:l Fl:i:i Co.
Hot Water Heating
119-121 E. 17th St.
Bock Inland. HL
TL No. 1288
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. and SECOND M
House, Rock Island.
See. and Treas