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THE AKGUB, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
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Simon aS Mosenfelder's.
Winter goods must go. The most sweeping
price reductions offer a harvest to la'e buers.
Men's Fine Kersey Overcoats,
worth 810, now $3 62.
B!ack Melton Overcoats, worth
$7.60, now 1.60
Warm Chinchilla Overcoats, worth
91, now 92-68.
Patent Hearer Orercoats, worth
918. now 913.50.
Fine Kersey Overcoats, satin backs,
clay lined, worth 91. now 912 15.
Long Tants Salts from 92.60 to
910, a saving of from 91 to 93 6).
Knee Tants Suits 93.96, were 95.
Reefer Suits 92.95, were 9.
Knee Tants, north 75c, at 49c.
l!oj' all wool Mitts, 6c; Men's all
and Glovec, 18c.
The best 25o Men's wool Hose now 18o.
The best 60o fleeced lined Underwear now 88c.
Tbe highest grade 92, 92.25 and 92.50 Underweirs now 91.60.
The finest and nicest Neckwear, choice of all, 60c.
Hundred i of other Big Bargains. Be In time
Don.t blame us if you get left.
SIION & MOSENFELDER'S
One Pric? Clothiers.
jQlSEASES of Eye, Ear,
Nose, Threat Lungs,
Stomach, Skin and Blood.
Knptnre cured without use
ROOM3 it and 17, MoManos
Building, corner Second
and Mala streets, Davenport.
t a. m. to 12 m. and 3 to 8
p. m. Evenings, Wednes
days and Saturdays, 7 to 8 p.
tu. Sundays, 2 to 8 p- m.
And are Heaters that Heat Easy to clean and
operate. Let us have your plans and make you
estimates. Onr work will plcage you.
Allen, Mvers & Company
A greit line of Business Salts,
93.50. worth $12.
A fine line of Worsted Suits, were
$12 to 913.60, now 910.
All wool, fancy Cheviot Suits,
cheap at 97.60, now 94.95.
All wool, black and blue Cheviot
Suits, cheap at $7.60, now f 1.95.
1 he genuine Frieze Ulsters, con.
sidered cheap at 912.50, now 99.90.
Frieze Ulsters, the 910 kind, now
Stylish black Melton Ulsters, sold
anywhere at 98.60, here 95.85.
Good Ulsters at 94 60 and $3.68.
wool Mitts. 7c; lined Leather Mitts
Rock Island House Corner.
Misses' aid Milton's Shoes
Have been added to our already big
tale at the following cat prices:
Woith SI SUe pr".oe 8fe
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75e Sale price 60e
" 1 IS. 89c
" 1 - 99c
150. " in
ITS " 11(
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807 TWENTIETH STREET.
Steam and Water
Hard cr Soft Coal.
Unprecedented Irregularity in
JAITJABY A' BEOOBD BSEAXEB,
S apt. TU toya TkU W1U RMalt la
Hut CbUdra Valllae; tm Saoeteifallr
Fua Tbvlr UmlM-Cutoa at Utaaaat
tiC at tke Opara Haaae Dbveoaragce.
The attendance for the month of
January in the Rock Island public
schools nas oeen n.taoiy irregular,
siysSupt. R. G. Young. Sickness
in tbe form of bad colds, la grippe
and kindred ailments has made ser
ious inroads on the attendance, re
sulting in the unprecedented absence
;if 3,700 days, a thousand days more
oi aosence tnaa auringthe preceding
month. While much of the irregular
ity i- caused by sickness, and is
therefore unavoidable, continues Mr
Toting, in his monthly report sub
mitted to the meeting of the board
of education last night, a large por
tion of it may be attributed to other
causes, most of which conld be pre
vented if parenta were brought to
realize the serious hindrance this
irregularity Is to the progress of
their children. In manv cases this
will result in pupils failing to make
their grade and consequently pre
vent mem irom oeing promoted at
the end of thd year. Parents should
not look on this possibility as a mat
ter of little consequence, thinking
their children may ba "promoted on
trial." This custom is pernicious in
the extreme and should not be
allowed. When a reasonable stand
ard for promotion has been fixed by
the board, pupils should be required
to reaeh it or review the work of tbe
grade. It is vastly more important
tnat cnuuren oe made thorough in
the common branches than that the v
be rushed through the lower grades
to struggle nopeiessiy with the diffi
culties they will meet in the High
The board appointed Miss Mande
White, Julia M. Channon and Edith
Noftsker substitute teachers, and
raised the salaries of Misses Lillian
Fitzpatrick and Minnie Brindle $5
per month. The insurance commit
tee reported the renewal of 92,600 in.
surance on the High school.
The following petition bearing
tne attacned signatures was submit
ted to the board and placed on file:
"To the Board of Education of the
Independent School District of Rock
island: We. the undersigned, fifty
or more citizens of the Independent
school district of the city of Rock
Island and state of Illinois, respect
fully petition your honorable body to
cause to De soDmittea to tne voters
at the next ensuing eliction to be
held in such city, town, township or
district on tbe nrst Tuesday in
April, a. v., tne ques
tion oi electing a ooard oi
education having the powers con
ferred upon such boards and districts
organized under the free school law."
F. C. Ddnkmann, H. Clemann, Sew
all Dodge, A. F. Birber. E. J. Meek,
G. M. Loosley. O. C. Pintail, E. B.
Sterling, W. H. Thorns. R. H. Dm,
William Both. Ira Karr, E. L. Goff,
W. H. Dart, G. W. B akesley, J. W.
Welch, Frank Mixter. L. A Schmidt,
A. M. Blakeslev. L. Vemere, C K.
Mixter, H. E. Haley. Phil Mitchell,
H. A. Fischer, C. A. Koee, J. C.
Jacobs, C. R. Chamberlio. W. P.
QuayJe, Paul Hamilton. W. J. Han
son, D. T. Robinson, E. Wilcher,
Jonas Bear, A. Bladel, W. A. Ehleb,
W. A. Norris. Louis Kohn, C. B.
Knox, S. A. Kerns, J. H. Beselin, S.
U. Wright. Alex Stewart, A. H. Mc
Candless, A Judson, J. A. Johnson.
J. W. Stewart. J. R. Johnston, G. L
Qiist, J. S. Gilmore, N. Ssrgent, T.
Sur.t Yonng speaks in his report
of the prevalent custom of graduat
ing pupils from the grammar grades
with formal exercises at the opera
house. He says the custom is ex.
pensive to parents, destructive to
good school work in the tighth
grades during the last month and is
not in his judgement a wise or fit
ting manner in which to terminate
the work of the grammar grades.
He suggests the propriety of having
appiopriate exercises in the form of
declamations, etc , in the various
rooms where the eighth grades are
loo ited, at the cliee of which theie
sha'l be presented to each one com
pleting the year's work a diploma of
promotion to tbe High school.
The superintendent says that with
the increased enrollment "we may
reasonably look for at the beginning
of next year, tbe present facilities
will, in my judgment, be wholly In
adequate, and I would therefore sug
gest that the board give thia matter
early and careful consideration. I
may add in this c nnectio that the
two rooms of the No. 8 school are
filled and that the teacher of the
first grade has been compelled from
the want of room to refuse to receite
The cases of absence and tardiness
of the buildings of the city for Jan
No. 1 ,
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No. 8 ,
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The following bills wen allowed:
flemins Friin Mwa sua
a. enmot 7 7
R. ii. Yu m
W. Trvfz A O,
Stewart a aiam .. i
Buu BahnseB . . ssiso
People" Power eompaiiy i ts
C.B. Marshall. .VT7 . i
George H. Kinrebarr....... lso
THAT SIXTY STILL THERE.
K Clalai ae far eh Bfaaey at Dtm-
Ta4ead ot prancing op and down.
And s a ling all your tollers;
G3 oter to Chief KesUer, John,
And get your siity do liar i.
The different papers composing the
trinity press have their own way of
treating the Kenwortby episode and
his subsequent break for $25,000
against The Asous The Moline
Dispatch rehearses the facts as taken
from The Abgus and Democrat. The
Mail dishes the affair np with
radiant effect under the caption of
"Oh. What a Night." 1 he Republi
can Journal beads its reference
Very Tonchy. A Lawyer Objects
to Having the Newa Published," etc.,
and remarka that "if Lawyer Ken.
worthy soes all the papers that have
deigned to mention that stolen
POCketbOok. he will keen tha milla nf
justice running. Bnt he won't get
The Davenport Democrat of last
evening says: "Monday evening TnE
aegis oi Kock Island published the
news in the case of the visit of Mr.
Kenwortby of that city to Davenport
Saturday night, and his loss of a lib
eral sum of cash over here, with
some bits of news local to Rock Inl
and in connection with the matter.
Almost immediately upon the ap
pearance of the paper on the street
Mr Ken worthy served The Arocs
with notice of a suit for $25,000 dam
ages claimed on account of libel. As
far as known no other paper In the
three cities has been served with any
such notice, thoogh they have all
made use of the news in the case
substantially as The Argus did. with
the possible exception of the Union
of Rock Island, which appears to
have a wholesome res oect for Mr. Ken
worthy's prowess. The Arqgs. nn
the other hand, does not appear to be
greatly terrified at the prospect. It
is engaged in the collection of evi
dence, and it is. evidently getting
both barrels loaded, and atowing
away a shot or two in the locker in
addition, in the determina1 ion to be
doing something itself when it comes
CUTTING DOWN FORCES.
Bock lalaaa F.aw Ciwtpany Laying On
The Rock Island Plow company has
begun reducing its operating forces.
Fifteen employes of the foundrv
department have been laid off in.
definitely, end it is understood that
the same rule will be enforced
throughout the institution.
Poor business is assigned as the
Mia. Cromptwa'a dar U.
Joslin, Feb. 10. Last Saturday at
v w uuu, a tne resiaence oi . .
crompton, of Zuma township, oc
curred the funeral service of hia
faithful, loving and much-loved wife.
She was born in Lincolnshire. Eng
land, Nov.. 28, 1837, and departed
mis me j.nursaay, reb. 4 , at 11
o'clock, being 69 years, 3 months
and 6 days of age. She came to thia
country in 1856 with her parents
and had resided in Zuma township
ever aiuce. one leaves a nnsoand, r
E. Crompton, and 10 children, all of
whom are livin? to miaa her kinrfiv
loving interest, smile, patient
tenaerness, splendid teachings and
wise admonitions. Their names are
aa follows: Mrs.- Emma Searl, of
sac county, Iowa; G. W. Cromptos,
who resides in Rock Island; J. H.
Crompton, of Henrv connti. F. E
Crompton, Jr.. at home; Grace
U. Crompton. of Sac City,
Iowa; Mrs. Ella M. W ainwriirht
of Rock Island count?: Mande A.
Crompton, of Sao Cit : Marine A..
Edna B. and Lillie P. Crompion, at
uuiue. airs. uomDion wan n uncnnt
christian and died with a firm faith
in Jesus Christ. Out of all her anf
feriGgs off and on for the laat 8S
years and previous experiences she
aaia two aays previous to her death:
"The Lord has been very good to
me." The funeral services were
largely attended, there being about
sixty conveyances, 40 of them being
in tne procession.
The services were conducted by
Rev. Brock, o! Joslin. erhn rm u
earnest scriptural Ulk suited to the
various classes of people nmunt
1'he remains were iait i
Zuma cemetery. The pall-bearers
were: Sylreiter Dailev, J. A. Setrl,
Alex Dunbar, D. S. "Adams. Fred
Osborne, and G. a Wake.
. MwaraaWiae taa Medal.
The folloajina' acoraa am mail.
yeaterday at the regular weekly
shoot for the medal of the Marlia
Rifle dab. 10 shot at 101 .., Ana.
Bible 10C: 8. EdararH. BO.
MitcheU, 84; Robert Fraaer. 83; Bern-
ra wjDtuj, B2; ueat. Homey. 80;
L. Harms. 79: (1 RoforJ ir- j n.
Jnnire, 77: T. H. McNavia. 74 K ii.
Gnyer. 74; J. R. Bash. 66; T. R. Har.
per. 6S; c. F. Lynda. 62. Daring the
shoot Rcbert Prater marfa a tnt.1 nf
48 oet of a possible &o in five eoasee-
uf twii, wnica is the hi; hast
core that has been aaade on the
ranee. Thaahaotfor tha rie ..i
other ptizas will begin next Tuesday.
Vk. Bfawt r
It U BOt cenarallv kanwa that
more adalta din of ridaaw tmnht.
than aay other disease. Whan the
nrat symptoms of this dlaeaee appear
ae time should ba lost ia taking Foley's
KMaey Cure, which is gaaraatawa or
BURNS' MONEY UP.
Cavers McLead's S250 For
feit for the Match.
SUBMITS ARTICLES 0FAG2IQCEIT.
taa eataaar-e Backer, P.T.Walah,
of Ska Caataat Kvarw Faa-
paat at a Oe Raw.
' P. T. Walsh, of Davenport, came
over to Mitchell & Lynde's bank to
day and depoMt9d $250 to cover the
amount posted by Dan S. McLeod for
hia match with Martin Burna for the
catch-as-cetch-can wrestling cham
pionship of the world, and also left
the articles of agreement for the
match prepared by Barns and re
ceived from him by Mr. Walsh this
morning. These articles are signed by
Burns with Frank Rayman and John
Polles aa witnesses and provide for
five falls, catch-as-catch can, Police
Gazette rales to govern. The match
is to be for $1,000 aside, to be de
posited as follows by each party:
$253. Feb. 15; $250, March 15; $250,
April 15. and $250 May 15. The
match is to take place between May
15 and May SI. Malachi Hogan and
Fred Kemmerly are suggested as ref
erees, but any good man agreeable
to bath contestants is accepta
ble. Three falls are to de.
cide, the winner also to have
in addition to the atakea 75 per cent
of the gate receipts. The failure of
all partiea concerned to agree upon
a referee within two weeks, Mitchell
at Lynde are to aelect the referee, and
they are to be the final stakeholders.
The statement accompanying Mo
Leod's deposit and Mr. Burns' arti
cles are both on hand at the bank,
and aa the champion dictates the
terms, the Burns paper ia of course
the only one to be signed. If Mc
Leod means business he has an op
portunity to show it. Mr. Walsh
stated in The Abuls office this morn,
ing that he was ready to back the
Foalttaaaf Bar a.
The Chicago Times-Herald of this
morning aaya in reference to the
farmer champion wrestler: "Burns
is filling an engagement at a local
theatre, and yeaterday exhibited ar
ticles of agreement aigned bv him
self for a 5-fall match with McLeod.
He names either Malachi Hogan or
Fred Kem merlin, a local wrestler,
for referee, bat fails to give any
clear reason for objecting to Siler.
Burns' popularity will not be in
creased by such tactics. McLeod ia
in the city and laughed heartily laat
night when told of Burns' lateat ob
jection. -I will take Hogan,' he
said, or any other fair man. Siler
waa Burna' choice in the first
place.' " In Burna' behalf it mast
be aaid that he entertained no objec
tion to Siler originally, bnt he atates
that ho haa been in too close com
panionship with McLeod and the
latter' backer. Houseman, of late.
Bums ia therefnra air. inat . W..
J J wm
aa vsoroet or r ussimmons WOOJ& be
if Siler had been with the other anI
hia frienda continuoosly for aome
The Times-Herald alan .
"Evan Lewis ia aaxiona to re enter
tne wrestling arena. The stranrler
t now at his home in Rldgeway,
...... xu ma manager, w. M. Ulb
son. of Rock I.land, is in the city
and anxiona to make mm, kit t .
match for his man. If John Roonev.
the 'giant gripman,' can find back
in? for $250 or mora I.ari tn n..
dertake to throw him seven times in
one nour or lose the stake and en
tire gate receipts. Lewis haa writ
ten to Gib-on to make such a match,
but BOt Unless the aonth aider will
agree to the aide bet, aa Lewie aays
he would not like training for a
gate money matoh. This proposi-
tion is far more generous than either
Of those made bv Rnrna and MMmiI
to the 's-ripmaa Lewis haa never
seen the latter, but he ia confident
he can do better airainst him than
either of tha other elaimanta nf tt
championship of tbe world."
Mrs J. J. White, who, haa
etoonin? in Rock Ialaad the ..
days, waiting for her husband, naked
the police to assist her ia locating
him yesterday. They are from Pe.
oria. He left with a rig and team
and she want by train, ha agreeing
to meet her in thia cits-, fia rt
drunk in Moline Satnrdaw ... .
collision with a street ear, badly
damaging hia rig. Then he had an
attack of delerium tremeaa, and the
police took hia ia tow. Bat Mr. and
Mrs. White hava a.. ii.
..Wit iU.UIfc UU.
Trash ha a W
Impure blood ia tha ailiMl . i.
of close confinement ia house, achool
room or shop.
Blood ia trarifiad bv Hanrf'a a.....
parilla, and all tha disagreeable r
salts of impure blood disappear with
the use of this medicine.
w If yon wish to feel well, keep yoar
blood pare with Hood's Saraaparllla.
Hood's Pilla era tha haat .n.
rathartie and liver medicine. Oaa-
Ue. reliahla. snra.
The taxe for 18M are mow dm
d payable at the law ofaee of
O. E. Cramer. 1712 fteeond avenwa.
aad avoid delay la awerebtac for de.
eripUoa. Umr Kaosasa.
Take laxativw rzeeaa t;-' xb
Ar.r.al Sals of Hc.::hc!d Lir.:r.:.
A competitionless trade event; a prtmier aale ia the history of oar
many enoeaaaaa. with all the elements that make a liaaa depart
meat worthy tha support of the bnyiag public We ahow the beet
and newest example of the flax-producing eoaatrlee ot Earopa.
This great money saving sale will be ia full awing all this wank.
iaiitafi ''' n -aynrwyan n AJUUT-afLir
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St:l(ir Ttt!3 Ll::as.
The celebrated Steller Uble linens,
with napkins to match, ia browa,
ivory and bleached. Ivory damasks
by the yard and ia patterns; the
latest, newest designs, 60c, 62a, 68a,
82c and $1 per yard. These beauti
ful goods are now on onr counters
fresh from the hands of the weavers.
Bleached Table Damasks from 58c
a yard a p. Napkins to match these
fine damaaks $1, $1.15, $1.48. $1.75
and $2 a dosen. '
Damask towels both hamatstehai
and frineed. Hack Towel, tmth
fringed and hemstitched, 20 styles
to choose from, valnea an to an
choice for 25c, a great assortment.
utner ail linen towels at 15c, 12 c.
10c and 7,c.
New turkey red table linens 17)e
aad 25o per yard. One lot ot extra
quality turkev red. tha fiOe naallt
at 42c a yard.
Thia week we call attention to the moat complete line of etaple
domestics ia the central west. Muslins, aheetiaga, ginghams,
tickings, shirtings, print, penangs, percale, eatlnes, etc
On Boys' and Children's Winter Suit
thould appeal to the good judgment of
every prude .t parent whether the prac
tice of economy with them be a neces
fcity or other wise
Knee Pants Sui
W-25. W.48, $3.60. $5.75,
Long Pant Suits L
IJ2.00. $12 50.
Bother's Friend Fltnncl Wrists HsJf Pries.
1804 Second Avenue.
Mea's Enamel. Heavy Sol. Kaedl Toe aad rtn
Sew Opera Toe, worth $5.60. OeUO
Men Enamel. Heavy Sole. Orieat aad Kew
Opera Toes, worth $4.
Mea'a Cordovan. Cork Sole. Leather Uaed.
Royal aad Square To, worth $5.60,
Men' Calf, Heavy Sole, Leather Lined,
Sqaar To, worth $4,
Mea'a Box Calf. Heavy Sole. Leather Uaed.
Orieat To, worth $4.
Men's Box Calf. Orisnt Toe.
Gall Early If Ton Waat Toar 8iae ae
IVo Can't Plcaco Evoryono-
Bat w do pi $ pw et of th pwopl wh ftiV
their Uaadry t a the adf al wltb. Tewemifbt
be cat who caat gel plaaaed eewawre. Let ae
We mlj aes Cee tTatar. ehareb. ttaea!e.OewS
llaeUejery aad Braia.
Ufoeaay raaawaywahsStaa, Caat be
The Snap Leaadrr Soap. Kot the
avaraga cheap lean dry aoap. bat tbe
finest oa tha market, has no snpetior,
largest ia elae. fail 16-ounea eakea.
One boar every moralag thia week.
9 to 10 o'clock, two cakes for
60. Remember, a fall poaad ot tbe
beat for only SJn. Remember tbe
time one boar each day thia week.
9 to 10 o'clock els day.
All the late aoveltlas la made-p
akirta. Mew materials, new ahape.
perfection fit. everyone a aaodoL
Checks, Uffeu brocades, jaoqaard
SicHlieaea, serges, dlagonala. wool
and ailk with bow acroll and floral
designs (Second floor ia salt aad
1724. 172$. aad 1728 Second Aveane.
$S.0. $1. $4.o0. $4.75. $5,
Cut Price 02 05
$18.60. $15 00
Cut price OIO.
They Woat Last Loag at Tbeee rrlees
r at Loersst Pnccx
Tien a wbea yea
tj twsaawa. tCl ty u. F.