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THE ARGUS, WEDN ESD AT", OCTOBER 26, 189S.
. . Extraordinary Prices.
These things are what interest the careful buyer and
are what make our store the popular place for fur
niture buyers. It's easy enough for others to make
claims, to pretend to have an assortment that com
pares with ours, but when it comes to showing the
goods they fall away short of your anticipation.
Our immense carpet assortment is the delight of all
who view it. We have on display all the new fig
ures in carpetsi composing a line that cannot be sur
passed in this part of the st te or Iowa. This is no
idle boast, but we know whereof we speak. In mat
tings, oil cloth, linoleum, etc.,. we are equally up-to-date.
OUR FURNITURE STOCK
Has always been, and is now superior in many ways
to the stock of others who make broader claims.
It includes the very latest novelties of the different
lines and at prices that are the results of big deals,
a thorough knowledge of the business and a desire to
treat our patrons fairly. Give us a call. Inspect
our stock and we are satisfied you will please your
fancy and your pocketbook as well.
Cor. Sixteenth Street
We have what you have been looking for, 3-inch
high-base shells, loaded with Dupont powder. Use
them, and you will have no birds dead "out of
bounds" or "dusted targets." We also have a large
supply of cheaper shells.
Guns and Rifles
303 West Third St., Davenport. 324 Twentieth St., Rock Island.
ON SOILED LINEN
IS THE AIM AND OBJECT OF THE
Rock Island Steam L.auni!rj
Now located in their own new building at 1814 Third Avenue
Drop poital or telephone the wagon will call
iRock Island Savings Bank,
ZLook Island, HI.
Incorporated Under the
KOJU LOAXED 01 PESS05AL COLLATERAL 02 SEAL ESTATE 8E0TJBITT
J. M. Baford. president,
Joan CrubabKh. Vice President.
P. tirecnawait. Cashier.
Begae business July 2. 18W. mad oeeapT the
S. E. corner of Mitchell Lynde
and Second Avenue;
for Sale and Rent
foar Per Cent Paid on
H. S- Cable. Wm. WHmertoo
John Crubauc, PbU Mile bell,
H. P. Hull, L. Simon.
F- W. Bunt, i. M. Buford
Solicitor J ftekaoa Hurst.
STORM A SEVERE ONE.
Plays Havoc With Railroads
Wires and Shrub
FIRST OCTOBER SHOW FOE TEAES.
Telephone Commukstioa Prostrated and
Street Car System Tied l'p Electrical
Shocks Numerous. One Fatality Occur
ring In Davenport Much Damage Done
Throughout the City.
Olserver J. M. Scherier. of the
government weather signal service,
scanned his records for the past 13
years, and he failed to find a compan
ion to the storm which swept over
the community yesterday and last
night. Snow is known to have leen
in evidence hereabout in October be
fore, but the flakes were light and
scarce, and were melted by the
atmospheric warmth before reaching
So we had what might be appro
priately termed a weather sensation
yesterday. From 7 a. m. to 7: p. m
it is estimated that five inches of snow
fell that is, counting in the precip
itation or the earlier part of the dav.
which had more of the appearance of
rain, lhis condition was soon altered
with the approach of the high pre
sure that swept thro"gh the Missis
sippi vallev ami over the western por
tion of the lakes, producing a healthy
looking article of the beautiful, which
dropped in increasing quantities until
wav into the night. It was ushered
flonar bv a strong northwestern wind
and wherever it alighted it remained
until forcibly ejected.
The storm worked great damage,
telephonic and telegraphic comniunica
tion being practically prostrated,
while not a car was able to move on
the Third and Fourth avenue lines
from 5 until 11 o'clock, the railroads
also suffering considerably.
The snow clung to the wires,, which
gave way under the weight. Polos
were likewise broken down aud trees
and shrubbery fell easy victims
Western Telegraph company poles
alonjr lifth avenue, from .twentieth
street and as far east as Brook's cross.
ing.were loaded. falling across theelec
tric wires of the street railway and
breaking and contortingthem. In va.
rious sections the telephone, telegraph
and electric liffht wires became en
tangled, forming innumerable death
traps, and that there were not more
accidents is alone due to the fact that
the severity of the storm made it an
inducement for people to remain close
to the heanhstone.
The People's Power company adopt
ed a wise precaution. Manager . .
Davis having all circuits but one shut
off in order to preveut casualties that
would follow contact with the other
wires with those operating from the
power station In Moline, and as a re,
suit of this procedure many stores
otlices and homes not provided with
2ras had to resort to the use oi tne
lamp or be content with darkness.
Whiles everalKock Island citizens are
reported to have suffered from con
tact with Jive wires, no serious cases
are known to have occurred. Daven
port has one fatality to record, Jo
seph Oken, a laborer, having been in
stantly killed on Second street, 25,000
volts of static electricity passing
throush his body. He was 3o years
of are and unmarried.
A team of horses belonging to the
Schick Express company ran abreast
of a charged wire at the approach of
the viaduct. Both animals were
knocked down by the shock, but were
saved serious injury by the cutting of
The switchboard in the Central
Union Telephone exchange caught
lire several times, but quick work on
the part of the "hello girls" prevented
much damage. Ihecompany s wires
are in bad shape, though. Over half
the phones are still disabled, and Supt
Iluntoon, although he has a force of
ltlHEN your eyes are sick.
remember J. RAM
SER, the scientific optician.
Over 3,000 cases fitted with
in the last f onr years. Hun
dreds of testimonials from
grateful patients speaksvol
umes of the success in fitting
is the best in thig .vicinity. -We
make all kinds of Jew
elry to order and have the
onfy diamond setter in the
city. Bring ymir diamonds
to us and avoid the danger
of their being lost or ex
changed by sending them
out ot the city.
Our Holiday display will be
the largest and best ever
shown in the city.
50 linemen at work, states that he
will hardly be able to have the serv- J
ice restored before tomorrow. The
trnnk line in Moline is grounded from I
First to Fifth streets and communica-1
viun wua mat city is i-uixqueiei v soui
John Cordes. clerk for C. J. Long,
while driving down Twenty-first
street near Eleventh avenue, was
struck by a large tree limb. He es
caped with a bruised shoulder.
Other Storm Effects.
The performance at the theatre was
dismissed on account of the storm
A pole toppled over on the Rock
Islaud passenger depot and broke a
corner of the roof off.
The Milwaukee passenger train due
here at 9:30 last night jumped the
track at Fulton, and did not reach
Rock Island until 6:40 this morning.
Telegraph poles fell across the Bur
lington tracks on Second avenue east
of Twentieth street and blocked traf
fic for a few hours last night.
Tlfe Rock Island road's wires are
crippled east and west. Communi
cation between here and Geneseo was
entirely prostrated this morning.
The company has large forces of line
men at work making repairs.
On the Burlington and Rock Island
passenger trains are running about
on time, while freights are badly
mixed up. Last night both roads ex
perienced considerable inconvenience
in the operation of trains in conse
quence of the interruption of the tel
egraph service, which is still in a topsy
turvy state. The Milwaukee is sim
PURDY ACQUITTED BY JURY.
Cleared of the Charge of Forgery for
Which lie tVas Indicted.
A verdict of not guilty was reached
at 11 o'clock last night" by the jury
in the case of John H. Purdy, who
was tried for forgery, for which he
was indicted with" F. W. Manuel.
The men passed a check bearing the
forged order of the Singer Manufac
turing company on L. Allars in pay
ment for board. Manuel, who engi
neered the fraud, escaped arrest,
while Purdy, who it appears was
merely an accessory, was corralled
soon after the commission of the of
fense. McCaskrin & McCaskrin con
ducted Purtly's defense.
The trial of W. A. Dean continues
to occupy the attention of the court.
A special venire of jurors was
drawn yesterday afternoon for service
in the circuit court, it is com
George Burgovne, Andalusia; Robert
Baker, Mike Ileber, Black Hawk;
Henry Hutchinson, L. D. Madge, Mil
ton Ohaver, Bowling; Thomas Cole,
Canoe Creek; Arista Saddoris, Coe;
Albert Cool, Cordova; O. L. Bruner.
J. A. Carpenter. Edgington; John
O'Brien, Irvin Cox, F. H. Stevens,
John Pattisou, Hampton; (lust F.
Carlson, Gust Burglund, R. Mills
Charles Anderson, Gust Asplund, N.
J. Nelson, A. R. Anderson, Moline;
Frank Larson, BenDeGear. Aaron An
dersou, L. C. Pfoh, W. Wr. Clark, J.
W. Herbert, George Allen, S. B. Hall,
Henry Emke, Jr., P. Hill, N. F. Bo-
quist, Rock Island; Charles Baumann
South Rock Island; J. B. Fisk, J. T.
Duthn, South Moline. these jurors
are to report at 10 a. m. next Mon-
Foster. Oct. 21. John Bowser and
family spent Sunday at Sweetland
Center with relatives.
Miss Laura Gillett spent Sunday
mi th the Misses Watson.
There is to be a new school building
erected in the Thornton district.
Some of our industrious farmers
have commenced picking their corn
Misa Bertha Reynolds has gone to
Buffalo 1 rairie to perforin household
duties for Mrs. Sheaths.
A son of Lewis Hessman, of Fer
dinand, is reported to be suffering
with an attack of typhoid.
Twice Their Usual Size.
"I was afflicted with rheumatism
and my knees swelled to twice their
usual size. l determined to try
Hood's Sarsaparilla, and I improved in
a short time alter 1 icgan taking it
V hen 1 had taken three bottles 1 was
entirely well, and have remained so
ever since." Edwin Monson, Beards-
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. Easy
to take, easy to operate; reliable, sure
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's Power com
pany will be held at the Rock Island
office of the company, Friday, Not.
25, 1898, at 3:30 p. m., for the election
of directors for the ensuing year and
such other business as may come be
fore the meeting.
S. S. Davis,
Secretary People's Power Company.
Overcome evil with eood. Over
come vour coughs and colds with One
Minute Cough Care. It is good. Chil
dren cry for it. It cares croup, bron
chitis, 'pneumonia, grippe and all
throat and long diseases. T. H.
Thomas, A. J. Riess and M F. Bahn-
Hard Coal-Coke Wood.
Indiana block. Athena lump and
nut, superior soft egg, cannel, hard
wood and kindling.
E. B. McKows.
A medical authority on the virtues of
various kinds of foods declares that the
herring gives the muscles elasticity, the
body strengtn and the brain yicot and
is not flefch farming.
To Core Coastlpatloa Fors-reiv
Take Cascarett Candy Cathartfe. lOo or Be.
If C. C C. fail to care, drusgista refund mooe j.
A ROYAL RECEPTION.
Accorded the Tri-City Day
cursionists at Omaha v
THE GREETING AT THE DEPOT.
Mayor Moore, President Wattles, of the
Exposition, and a Band of Mule on
Hand Escorted to the U round. Where
the Exercises Take Place at the Audi'
Omaha. Oct. 26. Notwithstanding
the intensely disagreeable weather
through eastern Iowa and further east
last night, Tri-Citv day, set apart in
honor of the cities of Rock Island and
Moline, 111., and Davenport, Iowa
was made memorable in the histoiy
of the Trans-Mississippi exposition
There were immense crowds in the
city for this special occasion, numer
ous specials being run on many of the
great trunk, lines from the east.
A Rousing Reception at the Depot,
The special on the Rock Island
bringing the main portion of the tri-
city delegation got in at 10:15. It
was met at the depot by an immense
number of people headed by Mayor
Moore and president Wattles with a
band of music and given a rousing
reception as it landed. The visitors
were then escorted to the exposition
grounds, where the auditorium was
turned over to them.
Here Hon. S. F. Smith, of Daven
port, presided, and a program was
carried out which embraced music by
the lri-t itv and Uiuaha bands, ad
dresses of welcome by Mayor Moore
and President Wattles and responses
by the mayors of the three cities.
lion. 1. J. JMedill, Jr., Kock Island's
executive, speaking as follows
Mr. Maj'or and Mr. President: In
behalf of the people of the city of
Rock Island, I desire to express sin
cere thanks for the kind welcome
you have extended to us. We fully
appreciate the honor you have done
us in causing this day to be set aside
and designated as "Tri-City Day."
We feel that we have been amply re
paid for the long journey we have
made, and will return to our homes
bearing testimony to the fact of our
kind and courteous treatment, and
loud in our praise of your exposition.
As has been before stated, our tri
cities of Davenport, Rock Island and
Moline, with an aggregate population
tion of 80,000. are situated iu a clus
ter upon the banks of the great Fath
er of Waters, Davenport to the north,
Moline to the east and Rock Island in
the center. There do we live in peace
and dwell in harmony. Where scarce
ly more than half a century ago could
le heard the shrill shriek or the soft
tread of the stealthy savage, can now
be heard the tramp of thousands upon
thousands of our busy citizens and
the buzz and hum of human indus
try. We come from a country rich in
natural resources and history, inhab
ited by a thrifty and enterprising peo
ple; a community which nature has
favored with a lavish band. We have
laid aside our cares for one day, and
in company with our neighbors to
visit our great sister city of the west.
Surely we have been convinced of the
truth of the adage that "Westward
the course of empire takes its way."
Here are we delighted with this
magnificent work of man. Springing
up, as we might say, within a day,
you have surprised the world. You
i i, i . . . ...
nave conecieu together in this ma'
nificent exposition the product of art
and of science; you have given to the
people an education that cannot le
overestimated, and have conferred on
mankind a lasting benefit.
We have again been impressed with
the magnitude of the resources of our
wonderful country when we reflect
that it has carried on a war in the in
terests of humanity and at the same
time cultivated the arts of peace, as
has been so demonstrated by
We certainly ought to feel proud
that we are citizens of so great a
country, a nation that can carry on
war and direct the attention of its
people to the cultivation of peace at
the same time.
Gentlemen, I again express the
thanks of our people for your kind
ness and congratulate you that vour
exposition has proved so great a suc
HON. C. A. FICKE'S ORATION.
Draws Beautiful Picture of the Future
of the Tri-CIties.
Hon. C. A. Ficke, of Davenport, to
whom was assigned the delivery of
tne oration, drew a vivid and beau
tiful picture of what mirrht be ex
pected of the three cities in the com.
ing century. In beginning he said:
Long before the dawn of history
and before the days when the first
Pharaoh ruled over Egypt; long be
fore the unknown builders of the great
temples and structures of Central
America, whose rains excite the admi
ration of the world, held sway over
our continent, perhaps even before
mythical Atlantis, that supposed con
necting link between two continents,
sank into the sea. there dwelt in the
highlands of Central Asia, east of the
Caspian sea, the primitive ancestors
oi the men and women who are build
ing up our great commonwealth.
Looking back upon these early people
through the unnumbered centuries
hich lie between those far-distant
times and onr own, we see that even
they manifested that rigor and ener
gy which have become a charaeteris-
Contlnued on Fifth Page.
Extraordinary Sale of Dress Goods.
A demonstration for this week of the leadership of this store as head
quarters for Dress Goods and Silks. We mention a few leading items:
At 29c a Yard,
15 pieces of all-wool suitings, 55c
value; 10 pieces of all-wool covert
cloth. 50c value; 10 pieces of fancy
bourette suitings, 64c value, choice
of all this lot at a
At 32c a Yard.
40-inch all-wool line black brocaded
serges, regular 50c value, 32C
At 59c a Yard.
44-inch silk and wool novelties, f 1.25
value; 50-inch English whipcord,
fl value; 50-inch standard navy
storm serges, 79c value; 42-inch
fancy suitings up to $1.25 value;
none reserved, choice of all CQ.
at a yard U5U
SPECIAL PRICE POINTERS THIS WEEK.
Mill Ends of Canton Flannels.
Mill ends, m to 10-yard lengths; If in full pieces
would be 10c values, as they are, take Cl
what you want at O.-l
Mill ends of thick beavv 10 nnd 12-ounce Can
ton flannels, regularly l"Hc and aoo, 1i
while they last, we say IC-At
Every diy at 3 o'clock while they last, fancy
boucle jacaets, worth $, out they 87
That's iust by way of reminder. There Isn't
such another cloak stock in the three cities as
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 Second
.31 Clothe Boys Properly
at mini muni itsi i9 a fji uuiciii wnn.n nan
made many a man scratch his head and
many a woman wrinkle her brow In thought
We, too, have bent much e.7ort to its solution and have suc
ceeded. It will bo surprising to
ties and "stunning" styles in
All wool fancy Cheviot, prettily braided Iteefor and Vestee
Suits for little boys of the ages 3 to 8, at
$1.98 to $6.00.
riain suits of same quality fabrics in different patterns, the
coats made simply double breasted, sizes 8 to 15,
$2.25 to $7,50.
Fine black, Worsted diagonal or blue Tricot Suits in all
sizes from 3 to 16,
These are scarcely representative of the entire stock; but it will
repay you for the time spent to
and Children's departments to
Reefers and Trousers, and note
they are marked. Your money
1804 Second Avenue.
They Make Your Feet Glad.
A Healthy Child.
58c double warp surah silks in light,
medium and dark colorings, choice
while they last,
per yard ,
500 yards black taffeta silks. A "7 lp
per yard . : ; ' 2
Up to f 1.25 values in fancy plaid bro
cade and bayadere stripe taffeta,
Gros de Londres and Ixmisane silks,
comprising the mostreliablequalities
with richness in coloring and de
sign; nothing before offered will
compare with this lot, choice "7Kf
of all until sold, per yard ....
At 19c a Yard.
38c black jacquard dress goods, on
sale at 9 o'clock each morning and 3
o'clock each afternoon this
Good yard wide carpets at lOe
Double cbaiu iDKraius at llo
All wool extia super Ingrains, per yard .. A8a
Carpets Laid Fred
We will make and lay for you Free of all
Cost, aoy and all carpets at H5o n yard and
over purchased of us this week. Ibe mukiuK
and layinK simply costs you nothing.
Thompson's plove flttinx corsets, four styles,
wereup to 25, now ibey must no to make
room for new stock, priced 7J)Q flflfj $1
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St.
you to see what marvelous quali
boys' clothes we are showing at
carefully look . through our lioys
see the handsome Suits, lop Coats,
the money'saying prices at which
back if you want it for anything
Lives in a house that has
good plumbing. If the
plumbing is not perfect
the little fellow cannot be
healthy. When there is
anythiog the matter with
the pipes in your house
send for us.