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THE ABGHJS, TUESDAY", FEBRTJAHY 1899;
The 'Weather We May Hae.
Fair and continued cold tonlgtt and
Today's temre-ature 5.
3. M. SHIHISB. Observer
Leaf lard at Gilmore's,
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Be wise and smoke Kinship.
For real estate, E. J. Burns.
Farms for sale. Reidy Bros.
Six per cent loans. Kei J y Bros.
The library board meets tonight.
Challenge sale. YouDg & McCombs
Misses' $2 quality shoes for f 1.60 at
Roll butter 15 cents a pound at
Fancv cauliflower at the Twin-City
Children's 1.75 oualitv shoes for
$1.35 at Adams'.
Misses' calfskin shoe, $1.50 grade,
for fl.25 at Adams'.
Grane fruit and Catawba crapes at
the Twin-City Cash grocery.
Ladies' umbrella skirts, challenge
Bale price 25 cents. Youns & Mc-
Coffee cud and saucer 19 cents a
net. Challenge sale. Young & Mc
Ladies' muslin corset covers, chal
lenge sale price 9 cents. Young &
Ladies' underwear, the 35 cent kind.
25 cents at Young & McCombs' chal
Are you looking for bargains in
overcoats? Thev have them at Simon
Don't forget to attend the bazar and
coffee at Turner hall tomorrow after
noon ami evening.
Ladies' skirts, ruffle, good quality
muslin, challenge sale price 'in cents.
Young & McCombs.
Ladies, don't fail to buy a pair of
those $4 welt shoes for :!.S5 at Adams'.
They are going fast.
The coffee and bazar of the Hock
Island Fraticu-Yerein occurs at Turner
hall tomorrow evening.
You cannot resist the temptation to
buy an overcoat, if you price them at
Simon & Moscnfelder's.
The cake walk will be a scorcher
for style. Don't miss it at Harper's
theatre Thursday. Feb. 9.
Another lot of those mill end blan
kets go in this challenge sale at 14
cents. YoiiDg & McCombs.
We challenge you to beat our prices
in the three cities on dry goods or
crockery. Young it McCombs.
Rig Time Jimmy" won't be in it
willi the walking at Harper's theatre
Thursday night. (let a seat now.
While they last, those $10 brown,
blue anil black Ijeaver overcoats go
for $ 7.1 'J at Simon & Musenfelder's.
Why pay 10 cents for dress goods
when "you can buy it at Young A: Mc
Combs' challenge sale at 25 cents per
Fine all wool young men's kersey
overcoats, satin lining, former price
$9.75, now $(5.75 at Simon & Mosen
felder's. For a limited time the People's
Power company will sell lump coke at
ft per ton. ami crushed coke at $1.40,
at the works.
Have 3-011 seen the blue licaver over
coats Simon & Mosenielder are now
selling for $5M0? Former price
only a few left.
The stage of the water at the Koek
Island bridge at 6 a. m. was 2. JO; at
noon it was 2.50. The temperature
at noon was 4 above.
The policy of expansion is all right.
Anli-Washloartl soap is absolutely
the lcst and is made at home. Just
expound on that idea.
There arc other soaps Icsidcs Anti
Washloard soap made here at home.
The wrappers of any of our brands
are valuableor premiums.
The Indies' Aid society of the First
Baptist church will give a tea at the
residence of Mrs. J. H. Pollard, 722
Eighteenth street. Thursday after
noon. HoroeseekciV tickets to a number
of points in the northwest and south
west via the C, It. I. & P. railway
Feb. 7 and 21. One fire plus 2 for
There are always letter and lest at
every sale. The 'best are usually first
to go. The change of firm at Mc
Cain's takts place March 1. but the
changes of stock arc taking place
X I- D- llurgh. who has just opened
an office under the llarer house with
the automatic as lamp, thev sav
Constant con piling is not only very
annoying. bnt the continuous hacking
and irritation will soon attack and in
jure the delicate lining of the throat
and air passages, A simple cough is
bad enough ; but a chronic cough i
really dangerous. Take advice and
cse the celebrated Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup as once ana De curea.
Cures a Cough or Cold at once.
Dose are raiaH and pleasant to take. Doctors
receauuend it. lTice s eta. At aU druggist
loesn't gTumble a bit because his
business is light.
Have you got 3'our blank ready for
your guess on The Argus prize puz
zle contest? All you have to do is
pay 50 cents on subscription and you
may get the wheel.
Even if you dont get the wheel you
mav get a free subscription, tt lon
cost vou anything extra to try. Don"
tetany good opportunity slip by you
Heart tne oner in anotner column.
the nre department was sum
moned at 2 o'clock this afternoon t
extinguisn a smau oiaze in a shed on
the premises of C. T. Dngard, 1218
intra avenue. ine uama?e was
The ladies of Trinity church will
have a 10-cent coffee at the residence
of Mrs. Davis on Twentieth street to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. All
members witn their mends are cor
inese are hard days on the man
who doesn't put his ear muffs on until
alter he has passed the lagt saloon on
his route borne. It take3 christian
fortitude to do it, but there's many
of the lion hearted in Itock Island.
A concert will be given by the
Chapel choir, of Augustana college
assisted by Mrs. O. J. Penrose, at the
Swedish Lutheran church, Fourth av
enue and Fourteenth street. Thursday
etening, l eb. 9. An excellent pro
gram win be given.
Fred Watts, an experienced carriage
and wagon maker, has purchased the
shop on Ninth street and Fourth ave
nue, which has for many vears been
known as Kurth & Scherer's. The
shop will hereafter be known as
Watts & Co's.
Secretary Freeman, of the Y. M
C. A., assures the public that E. P
Elliott, the impersonator, will posi
tively appear Saturday evening, re
ports to the contrary notwithstand
ing. I he reservation of half tne
house otens Thursday morning at 9
The opening yesterday at 1 o'clock
of McCabe's great stock-reducing sale
found a crowd ready which it was
simply impossible to wait" on. though
iuite unusual preparations for extra
help hail been made. lodav, however
with some 25 extra clerks added and
10 more cash girls, things have run
much more smoothly and the throngs
of people have been much more com
General Attorney J. G. Johnson and
Head Clerk C. W. Hawes, of the M.
W. A.t have provided for a compli
mentary entertainment to the em
ployes of the Woodmen office and
their friends, which will be given by
Robert Martin's entertainers at the Y.
M. C. A. auditorium Monday evening.
Feb. 15. It gives promise of being
an entertainment of high order.
The lirst thought that conies to us
with the dawn of February is the re
membrance of that old saint, whose
name has become a synonym for every
missive of love carried on this festal
lay. Saint Valentine. Let us hope
his delivery will this year be as large
as ever, for his is a custom worthy of
retention, even in our busy practical
day. Don't say it is too sentimental.
Many of the most imjortant doors of
life hinge upon sentiment, and when
they swing open we may enter the
marvelous domain where transfigured
eople work harder than ever before.
yet wear smiles of contentment, be
cause they work in the service of love.
There will lie no lack of variety to
carry out this kindly idea. It. Cramp
ton & Co. have secured the linest lot
of valentines ever opened iu ltock Isl
and, which have only to be seen to be
We are showing the largest and best line of
STEEL RANGES, CAST COOKS and
RANGES, HEATERS and FURNACES in
the city, at prices that defy competition.
It will pay you to call and examine them at
1 We Want to
Customer of Ours.
No need in these days to be ashamed of anything that's American. You know
we beat the world in building anything from a Battleship to the best Bicycle,
and to say we are representing TWELVE of the leading bicycle makers
means something that's worth your while to investigate.
Do Wot Buy a Bicycle Because it is Painted a
You know poor material can be easily covered over. , We can furnish
reliable bicycles in any color. We are preparing for a big business, and will
be able to show you the largest and best line of Bicycles, Sundries and
Repairing, at the right prices.
755-67 Second Avenue.
Harper House Block.
How many opportunities we
offer tor a bounteous dinner,
unless you pive attention to
the I-.iet. Cull at tbe store
and you willllnd no trouble in
fccleclICK something for a
relist). Read tbe list below.
Head Lettuce, Spanish Onions,
V ine Sup3,
Dressed Ducks, Tressed Cklckens,
CANNED AND BULK OYSTERS'
16i0 Btcni .
Grn. Kacran nt-nrel.
Washington. Feb. 7. The president
today caused to lie promulgated the
sentence in the case of Jen. Kagau.
The court martial sentenced him to
dismissal from the army and the pres
ident commuted this to six years
suspension from duty, which covers
the remainder of time prior to Kazan's
retirement in January, 1905.
Old Faithful at San Fraurl.ro.
San Francisco, Feb. 7. The battle
ship Iowa, which left New York with
the Oregon, arrived here today. It
is understood she is to lie sent to
Manila as soon as circumstances permit.
Iler Majesty's Speccli.
Ixndon, Feb. 7. The queen's
speech. oening parliament was is
sued this morning. It is identical
with exclusive forecat cabled by the
Associated Press yesterday, except in
unimportant, difference in phrase
ology. To Hr-attae Kaay Again.
Madrid. Feb. 7. The queen will
.-ign the decree tomorrow raising the
state of siege throughout Spain.
A jury in the circuit court found
William Kvan guilty of petty larceny.
He stole a pair of shoes, valued at
$1.75. from John Schultz. of Mo inc.
The real estate and personal taxes
are now due and payable at the town
ship collector's cilice on the lirst lloor
of the court bouse.
x Timothy O'Neill, Collector.
Horrible agony is caused by piles
burns and skin diseases. These arc
immediately relieved and quickly
cured by "le Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve, itcware of worthless imita
tions. Fer sale by T. 1L Thomas, A.
J. Keiss and M. F. Bahnsen, druggists.
Hard Coal Market.
Antbrac coal, all sizes, delivered
at f 6.oO per ton, for immediate de
livery. G Fbazeb.
Slaughter Sale of i inware.
50-pound Hour cans, decorated, sale
1 .. ,. i .
bread pans, 12x18, sale
iron, sale price 3'Jc
Sheet iron bread pans, 7x8, sale
Slop pails, painted, sale price 17c.
10-quart llaring pails, tin, sale price
14-quai t dish pans, sale price 10c.
6 surprise egg beaters for 5c.
4-miart coffee pots, tin, sale price, 5c.
Full size dust pan 5c.
17-qiiart granite iron dish pan, sale
2-quart granite iron bucket, sale
Slaughter Sale of Woodenware.
Folding iron boaid, sale price 59c.
Folding cloth bars, sale price 45c.
-foot step ladders, sale price 4 Sc.
10-book coat and hat rock, sale price
16-inch roller towel rack. 3c.
Thousands cured of eye
trouble by our method
of lilting spectacles
Oar Manufacturing Jew.
Is a graud success. It
has more than doubled
in the last year, speaks
volumes for the work
we are doing. All kinds
of jewelry made to
order. Old gold and
Quality lirst. price last," is the
motto applied in the nreparation of
T. & T." brand coffee. For sale by ,
all grocers. " I
' and Optician.
To those who have attended former sales at this
store we have nothing to say. They know by experience
just what it means. Those who have not been so for
tunate we shall simply ask them to read carefully the
following offers and to come in and see for themselves:
$6.00 shoes reduced Lz4
$5.50 shoes reduced to
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$5.00 shoes reduced to 49 QOl
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shoes reduced to
$3.00 shoes reduced - 2.50
If you want a fine shoe here is your chance, as this
sale includes patent leather, vici kid cordovans and tans.
We have placed on a table Boys' Shoes the value of
$2.25 to $3 at a uniform price of $1.50. Bring your boy
with you and see if we can fit him in these special
fBig Reduction in Overcoats.
Big Reduction in Underwear.
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1729 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
115 and 117 W. Second St Davenport