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Six Days' Sale, Commencing on
Monday, June 23.
Fresh and clean desirable stocks in immediate de
mand that never can be matched at such prices.
Read every word of this advertisement and act
quick. These special prices will be withdrawn Satur
day night, June 29, at 9 o'clock.
Folding Japanese Fans 6 inch 2c
each, 8 inch 4c, 12 inch 6c.
Folding Japanese Fans, 15c quali
ty b, assorted colors and decorated.
Palm leaf fans, extra quality, the
3c kind, sale price lc.
Fancy covered fans, sale price 2c.
Fine feather covered fans, large
size, value $2.50, sale price $1.25.
Ladies' leather belts, was 50c,
was 35c, was 25c, sale price 25, 18
All leather belts go in this sale at
Ladies celluloid belts, cream only,
Maria pattern with crimped edge.
Have sold dozens at 50c each. For
this six days1 sale they are only 33c.
Ladies1 silk belts, 2 inches wide,
in black, white and navy, with
clasp and slide, sale price 25c, extra
Belt buckle sets, silver plated
with clasp and slide, sale price 9c.
Belt buckle sets, engraved, with
clasp and slide, sale price 25 to 30c.
Ladies' Shirt Waist Sets.
We got excited. We bought
heavy, and now we are scared that
we have too many, and we will let
loose for 6 days at nnheard of
? rices for this sale to reduce stock,
ine enameled sets, worth 25c, three
shirt waist buttons, one pair linked
curt buttons, And one collar button,
will go in this sale for 9c.
Other sets in enameled solid ster
ling silver at all prices up to $1.50.
Jelly glasses, 500 dozen, go in
this sale at lc each.
j-gallon water pitchers in glass,
regular value 30c. sale price 19c.
i -gallon tankards, value at 45c,
salo price 25c.
36-inch wide, beautiful patterns,
worth 12jc and 15c, let-go price 9c
Light colors, have been 12 c and
15c a yard, let-go price 6c a yard.
Laprobes, Whips, etc.
YOU CAN ALWAYS
GET THE LATEST STYLES AT
See the ball bearing and rubber tire wheels on vehicles
of all kinds.
We carry all grades in stock and personally warrant all
work sold either of onr own or other makes.
219 to 124 East Fourth street
Awarded Highest Medal and Diploma at the World's Fair,
ivl Low prices to close the season.
aJpCCial $ Look this np. It will pay yon.
Allen Mvers & CompW
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
11725 Steal Art
Ladies' Shirt Waists.
Ladies1 percaie nnd lawn waists,
laundried collar and cuffs, full
sleeves, full front, assorted pat
terns and colors, worth 75c, sale
Ladies1 Irish 'lawn waists made at
home and cut from the Imperial
Eattern. with extra large sleeves,
elt and guaranteed to lit, in solid
pinks, blues and assorted colors,
valued at $1.25, sale price 88c.
White laundried waist, fine ruffle
down the front, plaited front and
back, turn over cuffs, at 69c and
. In percale with large sleeves and
ruffle over shoulders, fast colors,
all sizes in light shades, 68c.
Ladies1 wrappers in dark colors,
75c, 98c and $1.25.
Ladies1 gauze vests at 2 for 5c.
Ladies1 fine vests ecrue Egyptian
yarn, sale price 121c, value 25c.
Ladies1 extra quality ribbed vests
shaped, worth 50c, Sale price 33c.
Men's fine balbriggan shirts and
drawers, the 50c quality, sale price
Men's fine mixed shirts and
drawers, the 35c quality will go in
this sale for 25c.
Men's brown, black and white
sweaters, the $2.25 value will go in
this sale at $1.38.
Baby ribbons, Picot edge, all silks,
all best colors at lc per yard.
Dig job ribbons comprising Mor
ries, grograins. satin edges, Nos. 7,
9, 12 and 16. We will sell the en
tire line at 5c a yard, 5c a yard,
Kai Kai waist silks, to close the
line quick we will sell them at 25c
and 39c a yard, have been 35c to
COc a yard.
China silks in all shades, just the
thing for a nice cool waist, beauti
ful patterns at 19c, 89c, 49e and
621c. Early buyers will get the best
THE WOMEN WON.
The Robbins-Norris School
RESULT OF AS ORGANIZED EFFORT.
Two BcpresaatatlTa Citiscas Defeated by
taa PiCBkatnraljr Fat Up Ticket
QanlUM as to tha Fart That Itlrcal
Votfa IV era Cost Effect of the Octconr.
The women won the day in the
Rock Island school election yester
day. With the aid and influence
of the A. P. A., which is already in
control of oar pnblic school system,
the Robbins-Norris combination, ef
fected several weeks in advance of
the discussion of other tickets, was
carried. Including, as it did, a rep
resentative of the sex, it was cun
ningly conceived to win the sup
port of those who favor female
representatives on the board, and
with the support thus attracted and
the solid vote of the Protective asso
ciation, even snch representative
men as it. a. uonaidsoa and J. w .
Welch stood no show, although it
must be said of them that the vote
they did poll was that of citizens who
nave a broad-minded interest in our
pnblic school system, and not actuated
by personal motives or designs.
The Tote br Districts.
The citv had, bv Mavor Knox's
direction, been divided into three
voting districts, people residing be
tween First and Fifteenth voting at
No. 1 school, down town; betweon
Fifteenth and Twenty-fourth, at the
No. 3 school, and between Twenty-
fourth and the east limits at the No.
7 school on Seventh avenue. The
results of the balloting in the di tier
en t precincts are appended:
rS Robbing 3W
Mis S J Norrie 2J7
R A Donahldon
1 w wtlcb jt;2
A Cone -. S
women votes sis
Mr) 8 i Nonls 82
R A Donaldson ')
S WW.lcli SU
Women Totes luO
IPPEB DISTRI -.T.
F E Robblns 174
Mrs S J Norria ...251
R A Dnnaldsjn M
J W Welch i
Women votes .taa
PE Bobbins .....913
HraS J Norris 774
R A Dons dson en I
J W Welcb hil
Women rotes 4t
Summary of the Vote.
The women, it will be seen, polled
a third of the vote cast and they won
the day entirely in the Seventh ward,
where 'it is shown that they did most
of the voting, the precinct bcinsr so
out of the way that only particular
interest could nave attracted. nun
anything like the distributed vote
that was cast in the lower districts,
Mr. Donaldson would have been
That the city was inconveniently
and improperly districted was ap
parent all dav, and tnis last was re
sponsible for the loss of many votes.
A ere at numDer 01 people irom noin
ends of the city went to the No. S
school to vote, but nnaing tbat they
were obliged to go a mile one direc
tion, and a half in the other, aban
doned the idea of voting. Tbat was
notably true of the east end portion.
Beyond this, too, the city wasillegallv
divided. The school charter holds
on the subject of school elections that.
"the meetings for said elections sha'l
be notihed by the mayor of the city
of Rock Island by giving at least 10
davs notice of the time and place.
or places of said election; by pub
lishing a notice thereof in one or
more of the newspapers oi said citv;
and the poll books shall be opened
and kept open, the votes canvassed
and returns made, ana an oiner pro
ceedings had in the game manner as
in all elections of mayor ana alder
men in the city of Rock Island; pro
vided, that it shall not be necessary
to open the polls at more than one
place, unless the mayor way aeeui
it expedient to open them in each
ward of said city." Tb.3 intent of
the law very plainly is that there
shall be but one voting place, or else
one in each ward, and in this view
the election was illegal. The pro
visions for conducting the- election
on the basis of other municipal elec
tions was also ignored, as the pro
vision that gives to women the right
to vote does not contemplate tbat
any special advantages should bo
given not allowed to male suffragists.
Women were seen to vote in every
precinct yesterday without either be
ing s'jvorn in or required to present
any proof of thiir citizenship,
as to nativity, age or residence.
Ballots were presented, names given
and votes accepted in innumerable
instances of this kind.
There were other incidents of the
election which were no less incon
sistent with the spirit of America
institutions, and ' especially the
school system. One was the active
work done all day by a school janitor
at one of the polls 'for the Robbins
Norris ticket evidently by order of
the board of education, or the ruling
spirit of it and the other was the
appearance at all the polls of the
TBI BIGHT OF REPRESENTATION.
The OlsBoaltloa or Womea to Control
While Tee Argus has not looked
with favor on the disposition of
women to control the board, its posi
tion has been maintained without
the least disrespect for Mrs. Norris,
or the other estimable lady already
a member of the board. When the
movement to have female represent
atives on the board first manifested
itself jfear ago, and it became
known that one of the sex was desir
ous of achieving the honor, there
was no opposition made in any quar
ter. Mrs. Hamilton was' compli
mented by a unanimous election. It
was on this account partly, and the
rumors early in the spring
of a purpose to elect two more
lady members this spring, or one
at least, and one a year hence,
tbat the combine to which President
Robbins became a party was not re
ceived with popular favor, and the
result was that a ticket of representa
tive men was selected in opposition.
It was the principle that was cam
batted, the principle that the schools
wonld be better in the hands of ex
perienced business men, especially
in view of the existing, status of
sen 001 nnancea.
Not failing in a full appreciation
of woman's cause, but viewing her
rather in what' it regards as her
truest ideal and noblest sphere. The
Augts is opposed and will ever op
pose her participation in political af
fairs. And the conscientions convic
tion which we hold that it wasdestined
that the most sacred duties 6honld
devolve upon her in the preservation
of the home which after all that can
be said is the hearthstone of liberty
and the source of every holy inspira
tion that leads to good government
it is a means of inlinite happiness to
hear and to know is shared by manv
ot the women of Rock Island, snch a
large number of whom refrained ab
solutely from voting. Others stated
that the only inducement that could
be offered to direct their footsteps to
the polls would have been to record
their opposition to what, as women,
they believed to be wrong in princi
ple. SABBATH BARBERING.
The State Liki Prohibit It After Next
.After next Sunday barber shops
will be prohibited by statute from
keeping open on Sunday. This is one
of the laws of the late brilliant legis
lature which became operative with
out the governor's signature. In
Rock Island its enforcement or neg
lect may be the occasion for Sunday
crusade's in another direction from
those growing out of violations of
the saloon ordinances.
. How They Feel Here.
The spirit of the law will not be
generally upheld in this city unless it
becomes mandatory, according to the
opinions advanced by representative
razor-wielders questioned by an Ait.
gus man this morning. While some
apparently herald the enforcement of
the act, believing it to be a commen
dable movement such as will dejj
crease the labors of the barber
without incurring any loss of busi
ness, the only difference being addi
tional Saturday work, there are oth
ers who; while not desiring to act in
different in the matter, view the sit
uation from a standpoint similar to
many other laws that are made and
not enforced to the letter. The be
lieve .that unless an agreement is
reached amoug all barbers, there
will be more or less Sunday shaving,
which will cause all to open, unless
interferred with by the authorities
or victimized by crusaders.
Itararaln Day at loans; lleComb'.
Turkey red table cloth, sale price
Table oil cloth, sale price 11 cents.
One hundred pieces remnants at
25 per cent oi on all tinder 8 yards.
Thursday price on dimities, per.
eales, wool remnants one-fourth off.
Milk strainers, extra heavv, large
returned, sale price 9 cents.
Looking glass, 5x0, extra clar
glass, Thurday price 5 cents.-
Mammocks, full length, Mexican,
Ladies1 shirt waists at 25, 43, C3
and 83 cents.
Silver-handled gloria silk umbrella,
was $1.50, Thursday price 98 cents.
Pongees, as long as .they last,
Thursday at 5 cents.
Nickle-plated tea kettles, sale price
Jelly glasses, fine tops, 1 cent.
Hamilton'. June 26. M. B. Under
wood departed on another tree trip
Mrs. Walter Ellis, of Moline, vis
ited a few days with relatives last
Miss Stella Vincent is expected
home from Mason City, Iowa, this
iftiss Jennie Smith is spending a
few days in Moline with her sister,
Mrs. Joe Benson.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guckert spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ilaas, of
Valley City, Iowa.
Mrs. Ella Holton left Monday
evening for a month's visit with her
mother in Chicago.
A large number of our young la.
dies attended the teachers1 drill in
Rock Island last week.
Children's day was duly observed
in both churches last Sunday with
very appropriate exercises.
Rev. Alford and family moved
back into the parsonage last Satnr.
day evening. The parsonage is very
A large number of our people, old
and young, attended the bird shoot
iffg dance held in Valley City last
A Date and Happy Old Ago
May be insured to ladies by using
Zoa-Phora at the critical period of
change of life.
Fenny M Ih and Found Foolish .
Are they who have not Foley's Colic
and Diarrhoea Cure as a safeguard in
the family. M. F. Babnsen'a drug
keepers Will No Plead to 8nn-
day Ylolatioo New.
The seven saloonkeepers whom
Mrs. W. B. Ferguson, Mrs. S. D.
Cleland and Mrs. F. Murphy claim
to have detected in the act of
violating the city ordinances in dis
pensing beverages on the Sabbath,
appeared before Justice Weld this
morning and had their cases contin
ued to periods covering the coming
two weeks. The saloonkeepers have
retained William McEniry as conn,
sel and . will contest the merits of
the cases. J. L. Ilaas represents the
Three state warrants, with Mrs.
F. Murphy as complainant, were
issued this morning against Vol
Jannsen,- who is charged with as
many violations oi the law prohibit
ing the sale of intoxicants to minors.
D. Goldman was arrested and fined
f 5 and costs this afternoon for ped
dling vegetables withont a license.
Henrv Harrington had thawed out
sufficiently to navigate to the tri
bunal of justice yesterdav afternoon.
and answer to the charge of an
old-fashioned jag. Magistrate Sehroe
der sized np the Gencseoan and con
sidered (5 and company a lenient
assessment. Henry was not financi
ally fortified for the unexpected,
having squandered it all for celebra
tion water, but on a faithful promise
to remit when he reached home, the
squire released 'him.
There Was a mussing cf hirsute
adornments or some other argumen
tative discussion between Mrs. Wal
ter White and Mrs. Dora He nd rick
sen. Fourteenth street neighbors, as
the former was the defendant in a
peace warrant sworn out by Mrs.
Hcndricksen. The trial was" set for
last evening, but to avert a rehearsal
of the trouble, Mrs. White came into
Magistrate Schroeder's court in the
afternoon, plead guilty and was taxed
$3 and costs.
The management of the Covenant
Mutual Life association has been
completely justified, in its action of
raising the assessment rates of cer
tain grpups of members, by reports
ot the examiners, who spent several
week investigating the.alTairs of the
association. It will be remembered
that at the time of the advance of
rates there was raised an indignant
protest from the older members, who
felt they were being unfairly dealt
with, and grave charges even were
made against the management. The
management invited an investiga
tion, and this was made, as stated, by
the following examiners: J. J.
Brinkerhoff, examiner for insurance
department of Illinois; J. A. Mc-
fewen, examiner or Ohio insurance
department; II. W. Walker, deputv
commissioner insurance for Michi
gan; Stewart Goodrell, examiner for
Iowa department. These gentlemen
after having made their examination
reported to their respective depart
ments, and the latter, after a perso
nal examination and comparison of
all the facts submitted, prepared a
statement of figures sustaining the
The stage of the water at the Rock
Island bridge at noon was 4:55; the
The Pilot, Verne Swain and Lone
Star came down, and the Lone Star,
Josie, Pilot and Verne Swain went
The pleasant effect and perfect
safety with which ladies may use the
California liquid laxative, Syrnp of
Figs, under all conditions, makes it
their favorate remedy. To get the
true and genuine article, look for
the name of the California Fig Syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the
Pot a little of it out of sight
yourself, and see how good it
A letEGq Safe
AT HALF PI?ICE.
One case untrimmed rough
and ready Sailor Hats, .both black
and white, usual price 12c, we
sold them at c; we let go this
week al 4c each.
Three cases (12 dozen) white
sennatte braid Sailor Hats, all
trimmed, leather sweat bands.
We have sold lots of them for 75c.
While they last we let 'em go at
half price, 37c.
15 dozen black Leghorn Hats.
We have sold , several cases this
season at 34c; now we let 'em go at
half price, 17c. 12 dozen white
Leghorn Hats, the S8c quality this
week at half price, 19c.
A lot of 50c Flowers at half
price, 25c a bunch; 1 Flowers, 48
and 50c; Flowers that were 75c at
half price, 38c. A lot of very fine
fl.25 Flowers, now 62c
A special purchase of cream.
white and and maize colored, half
Plumes, the newest, choicest
things, .always 75c, now half
To tie Front. Here
A Sale that Emphatically Proves the Wonder
ful Lead of the New Store in Low Prices and
Now for Boys' Clothing!
14 to 19, Strong no shoddy 2.90
Grey union S.50
. Grey all wool 6.00
" Fancy homespun 6.75
Fancy Cheviot 6.50
Blue worsted 7.50
Black cheviot 7.75
Blue clay 9.00
Finer suits up to $15.00
TENNIS WAISTS . gC
DUTCH BLUE WAISTS livl
1804 Second Avenue.
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, TO: SS21 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vine street, JL0CK ISLAHD.
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters,
Hom Hamtiaf aad Sasitary nuMac. Baaenmt Kock Island If at Baak
Granite Iron. "
The lightest, healthiest, clean
est, cheapest material for kitchen
use you can possibly get. Look at
the display in the east window of
our rrockery room; no housekeeper
but likes it.
Pish Pant, all sices, begining at
50c and up.
Preserving kettles, sauce pans, pud
ding pans, colanders, skimmers'
hardly anything for the kitchen la
Basting spoons, any size, 10c
Dippers, any size, 10c.
Puritan cookers, each 77c.
Tea and coffee pots, all sixes, from
Hanging soap dishes, withdrainers,
Big water buckets, each 67c.
Cold handle frying pans, 27c.
Muflinpans, cake moulds, slop pails
the list is endless.
We invite inspection and compari
son. Plain White Tableware.
Cups and saucers, set of six, 25c.
Meat dishes, medium. 10c.
Potato dishes, medium, lOe.
Berry saucers, each 2c.
Milk pitchers, each 10c.
Pie plates. Sc.
Tea plates, each 4c.
Breakfast plates, each 5c.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, and 1728 Second Avenue.
Comes tbe Winner r
4 to 12 Strong everyday $1.00
Fancy blue check 1.25
4 to 14 Fancy brown check 1.38
4 to 12 Grey mix 1.60
4 to 14 Brown 6triped 1.75
Fancy mixed 2.00
Grey check 2.60
5 to 12 Combination 3.60
6 to IS Fancy Scotch suits 4.75
' Fancy casslmcre 4.75
Finer suits up to COO
MOTHER'S FRIEND" 3 a",-.
SHIRT WAISTS JSJ
312 and 314 Twentieth street