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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, 3IAKCII 22, 1899.
Where cheapness ceases to be economy. In the
furniture line above all others this point should
never be reached. Our great stores are stocked
with everything the market affords to be sold at
low prices, but we do not and will not handle
trashy articles to be sold "at a price," as the
Our Spring Stock will be RicH
And if you need little or much you will receive
the same painstaking care at our store. We are
here to please you, and in so doing please our
selves. Watch for announcements of great
Cor. Sixteenth Slreet
TUB TWO TOP
730 Second avenue, and 202
08k Beauty Is Uppermost
tr-;'."- '-r" ti, I
Rock Island Steam Laundri
BAUEBSFELD & SEXTON
JOBX M. TARIDOX.
PAIIDON 5c SON
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,
Paper Hangers, Calcimine rs, Etc,
Shop 119 Seventeenth St. Eock Island
and Second Avenue
"JiVl IT LI KCr AAATCH "
Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
Is the work of the Rock Island
Steam Laundry. By modern
methods and careful and skilled
help their laundry work is the best
that is turned out in this vicinity.
Their services is prompt and pa
trons are treated with courtesy.
1814 Third Ave. Telephone 1293.
HEKKT A. PARTOOK
MEETS AT THE CLUB
Tri-City rress Organization Holds
Session in Rock
NEW ADDITIONS TO MEMBERSHIP.
Pmpero Krtd by Dr. August Richter,
of Iavenport. and John I. KiefTer, of
ThiClty A Musical l'rocram aad Lunch
eon Talk, by President F. W. Ithn.
en and Secretary J. T. Stafford.
Tri-City Press club mem Iters held
their March session at the Kock Isl
and Club last night, the use of the
handsomely appointed house having
leen tendered for the occasion. There
were in attendance about thirty of the
newspaper workers, w ho after a lour
of the club house under the guidance
of Manager Hitchey. got down to bus
iness in the reception room in re
sponse to a rap of the gavel sounded
by President Walter Johnson. In ad
dition to the dispatching of several
matters of concern to the club, (irant
Iloltberg. of Augustana college: John
A. L'llmark, of the Moline Mail, ami
C. W. Sehlegel, of Der Demokrat,
DaveDport, were proposed, and ad
mitted to membership. Copies of the
constitution and by-laws were dis
tributed. When a report was called for from
the entertainment committee a pro
gram of music and papers and a spread
was announced. After a lively selec
tion by Jacob Bamser, Jr., and Henry
UMemeyer. who with guitar and man
dolin discoursed delightful airs
throughout the evening, the guests
partook of a luncheon of sandwiches,
coffee and putich, provided by the
Kock Island me in Iters and prepared
by Manager Hitchey. smoked Ilavanas
and listened to papers bv Dr. August
lucuter, oi uer DemoKrat, Davenport.
ami John P. KielTer, of the Hock Isl
and olks-Zietung. Ir. Kichter gave
a scholarly discussion of '-The Influ
ence of the Press, (iood and Had. "con
demning the yellow sensationalism of
certain metropolitan newspaiters and
deploring the tendency, iu oidt-r to
meet so-called public demand, of this
character or newspapers to publish
anvining mat wm cause excitement
He said the press should stand for all
thatishouorable.it should be eiucere
ami honest. and bea monument forgood
in the community of which it is a
part: that the paper should be a lead
er and molder of public opinion rather
man a loiiower of it.
.Mihftion of the (irrnian I'res.
Mr. Kieffer read a paper on "The
Mission of the (icrmaii Press." lit
said the (ierm.-in newspaper was
necessity, me same as the primary
school, as the paper served as :t mean's
of furnishing the lirst lessons of
Americanism to those who left the
fatherland to take up their abode in
this countrv. the customs, language.
etc.. of which they were unacquainted
on arriving here, and needed an
agency nv wnicn wiey could he en
lightened in those things which would
make of them more loyal and valua
ble citizens and that agency was the
i resident r. . liahnscn and Sec
retary J. T. Station! were invited
into the meeting, and both made brief
remarks, expressing the appreciation
oi me line island Club of the tri-
citv pre.-s, and the influence it
wielded in the commnnitv, and
assuring the newspaper folks that
they would alwa,., receive th
giau-liaml at the club, where they
were welcomed at all times. A few
hours of social conversation followed,
Messrs. Bahnsen. Stafford. Mayor T.
J. Medill. Phil Mitchell, H.-alth Com
missioner J. P. Comcgvs, 15. I). Con
nelly. City Attorney C. Ii. Marshall.
Oeorge Price ami A. II. Head, who
were in the club. licing introduced to
tne newspaper men. and explainiii"-
the features of the club to the visitors,
who were delighted with the comfort
able quarters the business and profes
sional men of Hock Island have.
'I he next meeting of the Press club
will be held in Davenport.
TO SHARE IN A MILLION.
People Who Are Reported to Have
Keen Left a Fortune.
A dispatch from Sterling. 111., to
today's Chicago papers says: "Mrs.
Patrick Grady, of this city, received
word this morning informing her that
she and her seven children had fallen
heirs to $1,000,000 left them by Den
nis MeAulilT, of San Francisco, Cal.
Theseven childien who will fall heir
are Charles. John and Michael, of
Sterling: Mrs. Jennie Newton, of
lock Island: Mrs. Michael Joice. of
Ashtou: Mrs. Vernie Veoward. of
lock Island, and Mrs. Bernard Hud
son, ot Chicago. Ihe fortune is com
posed of cash and six large gold mines."
Mrs. .Newton resides in tne upper
end of the city and Mrs. Veoward in
It Will Surprise You Try it.
It is the medicine above all others
for catarrh, and is worth its weight in
gold. Ely's Cream Balm does all
that is claimed for it. B. XV. Sperrv,
My sou was afflicted with catarrh.
He used Ely's Cream Balm and the
disagreeable catarrh all left him J.
C. Olmstead. Areola. 111.
A 10c trial size or the 50c size of
Ely's Cream Balm will lie mailed.
Kept by druggists. Ely Brothers, 55
Warren street. New York.
Before the discovery of Cne Minute
Co.:gh Cure, ministers were greatly
disturbed by coughing congregations.
No excuse for it now. For sale by T.
H. Thomas. A. J. Reiss and M. F.
WHERE THE RECORD TALKS.
The Tot of H. C. Schaffer on the 8-honr
Day for Municipal Labor.
The exposure of the record of H. C.
Schaffer while in the council, on the
resolution making eight hours a day's
work for city employes, has led the
morning paper into the notion that it
can bolster the candidate thus affected
with the representation that he voted
against the short day that labor the
world over has always sought to have
universally adopted, at the solicita
tion of "'-the united teamsters,"
and it proceeds to carry out
the idea that Mr. Schaffer" acted
as he did in the hope that a
10-hour day might be maintained at
$ 3.50 per day for teamsters aud $1.75
for laborers." Since it is the principle
that is contended for, the position of
organized labor as a whole can not be
misinterpreted on this particular point,
and the record must stand for w hat it
is and for what its effect was intended
to be. Here it is as it applies to the
council meeting of May ;i, lb'.'o:
Aid. Larkin offered the following:
-Resolved. That the eight hour sys
tem lie adopted by the city council,
and the pay of laborers be $1.50 per
day and teams $3 per day for the same
time.''' This was adopted as follows:
Yeas Howard. Hampton, Ohlweil
er, Corken. Winter. Ltindy, Fergu
son. Larkin. Atkinson. Edwards and
Nays Schaffer. Siunett 2.
The resolution was agitated by the
Knights of Labor in furtherance of
the humanitarian principle of legaliz
ing the N-hour d.i. There was no
teamsters organization in Kock Isl
aud at that time.
BOTH MEN ARE DISCHARGED.
No Cane Fount! Against Frank I'attersou
and Kufus I'hoenix.
The trial of the case cf Bufus
Phoenix and Frank Patterson, the col
ored men charged with riot, the re
sult of a cutting scrape on Fifth ave
nue several nights ago. ended yester
day afternoon in the discharging of the
defendants by Police Magistrate Staf
ford. Neither Edward Miller. Daniel
Sullivan nor James Maher. who were
cut in the tight, could identify Patter
son or Phoenix.
(Jeorjre "Bast us" White, the colored
Itov who has liirured in a number of
scrapes heretofore, is in trouble again
He and John Thiirmaii were arrested
yesterday for a breach of the peace
"complained of by Herman SchalT,
downtown saloonkeeper. Kach was
linedo and costs. SchalT was also
assessed $5 for assault and battery.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
E. H. Buck is vi si tin
Buck, iu Peoria.
his son, Fred
Circuit Clerk (1. W. (iambic is back
from a trip to sprhigiiehl.
Mrs. Fred Fisher, of Kenosha. Wis
is here on a visit to relatives.
Edward Landon, of St. Louis, was
in town yesterday on business.
Norman Woodiu is home from the
Illinois university for his spring vaca
Mr and Mrs. I. J. Hoar, 737
Twentieth street, have welcomed
O. L. Ben way, traveling salesman
for Weverhauer & Dcnkmann, is in
Messrs. J. C. ami XV. Simpson, lum
ber dealers, of (ialesburg, were in the
A musical is to be iriven at the
Aiken street chapel, South Bock Island,
Miss Tillie Weinrath, of (iencseo
who has been visiting her friend, Miss
Agnes inter, returned home today.
Mr. and Mr. Iredcrick Uevtr-
hauser and sou Frederick leave St.
Paul soon for an extensive California
Charles XV. Negus, who has been
laid up several weeks with inflamma
tory rheumatism, is reporteii some
Mr. and Mrs Frank J. Young were
happily surprised at their home, 5-'0
I welfth street, by a part v oi iriemis
Monday evening. Euchre was played.
Mm. Allen Injured.
Mrr. C. XV. llawes is in receipt of
news from Omaha saying tuat Mrs.
A. E. Allen of the board of supreme
managers, It. N. A , sustained serious
injuries in the Patterson block lire in
Omaha last night.
Kent of All
To cleanse the system in a gentle and
truly beneficial manner, when the
springtime comes, use the true and
tierfect remedy, Svrup of Figs. Buy
the gemiine. Manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup company only.
and for sale by all druggists at oo
cents per bottle.
Card of Tl a tk-
The relatives and friends of Mrs.
John Wood, with the Itereft husband,
extend their heartfelt thanks to all
neighbors and friends who have to
kindly rendered help and sympathy
during the sickness and since the
leath of the aged mother.
T. J. Woop.
Pra:rle City, 111.. March 1H, lb'J'J.
Given up by Four Ioctorn.
Beaver Dam, Ohio, Aug. 27. 1805.
My daughter, after being treated by
four doctors, and being given up for
lost, a neighbor recommended Foley's
Kidney Cure. Today he is able to
walk several miles "without fatigue.
I feel we would have lost her if it was
not for your medicine. Respectfully,
Mrs. J. M. Bailev.
EducateTour llowela With Caaeareta.
Candy Cstbattic. cum constiDation forever. I
10c, SSc. II C. C. C. fail, druggists ret ua4 moaej. j
William H. Catton Does Phenonv
enal Work With the
DEFEATS SCHAETES AT CHICAGO.
Rock Islander Tied With Eugene Tarter ,
They Are Matched to Meet Tonight in
the Tournament for the Three-cushion
Carom Championship of America A
Warm Game Looked for.
William H. Catton met Jake Schaefer '
last night at Chicago in a tournament I
game for the three-cushion carom
championship of America, and won
'easily by a score of .30 to 20. Caton j
broke two world's records for high
run and average. - I
Sutton established a world's record
of 10 for high run aud Carter aver-1
aged 1 l.-J'J. ' J
Last night Catton made a high run '
of 11 and averaged 1 2-13. It was
one of the greatest games of billiards'
ever played in Chicago, and without
.1, 1 .1 I, ...1 l'.,itnn ..a ..
!at three cushion. Tonight Catton J
I meets Carter, and as thev are tied for
lirst place, it will be a warm game.
Another Creat Game.
Catton played the greatest game of
billiards ever witnessed against Lloyd
Jevne. a Chicago wonder, one week
ago. The score of last night's game:
Catton e. (i. o. o. o. 3. 0. 1. 0. I. II. i. P. 0. T.
i'. it. I. ii. 0. ii o. o. I'. 1. H'rjlx run. I :
average. I u-i:l.
Sehuefrr -.'. ". I. 0 it 0. 0. 2. 0. 0. 1. 0. 0. -..
o 1. ii. it. I. 0. 3. ' 1. 0. 2-20. lllih run. 3:
STREET CAR MAIL SERVICE.
Tri-City I'ostmasterg l'lan a Course of Pro
cedure. At the conference of the postmas
ters of the three cities at the Bock
Island postoliice yesterday afternoon
a plan of campaign to secure for this
locality a system of " street railway
mail service was mapped out, and it
is believed such pressure will be
bi ought to bear upon those in author
ity at Washington that they will read
ily see the necessity for such an inno
vation here, and will grant the re
quest of the postmasters and their
As heretofore described in The Au-
;i s, the plan is to have two mail cars
in service between the three cities 12
hours per day, making six deliveries.
each car to have two postal clerks
The proposed service would be of great
beiietit generally, and especially to the
The postmasters are to have
meeting with J. F. Lardner, general
manager of the Tri-City Railway coin
panv, to ascertain the cost of eiuip
ping two cars for the service and
transporting them. Postmaster Tlmm
as will ask the cooperation of the
Kock Islaml Club in the movement
and similar support will be invited
from the business men's associations
of Davenport ami Moline by Postmas
ters .Metzger ami McKinlev, respec
THE BIBLE -SOCIETY WORK.
Annual Mt-rtinir to lie Held Here
The 54th anniversary of the Rock
Island County Bible society is to be
held Sunday evening. April '., iu the
Christian church. At this meeting
the reports of ollicers will be received
and officers ami board of managers for
the ensuing year elected. Dr. Olsson,
president of Augustana college, has
been selected to deliver the annual
address. Rev. XV. XV. Willard, pastor
of the First Congregational church, of
Moline, is the retiring president. At
a meeting of the board of managers
it was decided to urge all churches in
the county to take up a special collec
tion for the bible cause and send in
their offerings before the annual inee;
ing totlietreasrrcr.il. 15. bimmon
it the 1 ewple s National bank. April
ii is suggested for this special collec
tion in all the churches of the county
The bible society is greatly in need of
funds to prosecute its work through
out the world, ami depends upon its
friends through Uie county organi
zations to raise its money.
Last night's scores in the Rock
Island Club bill'ard tournev:
Paddock.. . .
To Arrange for the Log Kolliiisr.
Presitlent P. H. McKowu, of the
Tenth Congressional District Wood
men's Picnic association, has called a
meeting of the vice presidents at the
Woodmen building at 1:30 tomorrow
afternoon to arrange for the annual
picnic and log rolling of the organi
zation, which it is expected will be
held here next fall.
Ninety 1'er Cent
( )f the people are afflicted with some
form of humor, aud this causes a va
riety of diseases. The reason why
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures when all
others fail is found in the fact that it
effectually expels the humor. Scro
fula, salt'rheum, boils and all erup
tions are permanently cured by this
great medicine. (
Hood's Pills are the lest family
thartic and liver tonic. Gentle,
The real estate and personal taxes
are now due and payable at the town
ship collector's ofiice on the first floor
of the court house.
Timothi O'Neill, Collector.
L.S. McCabe &C6.
During the past few days while the rain was falling iu torrents we were
reeeivim'- our spring stock of fancy silks, dress silks and satins. Our truck
man was caught out in a very heavy shower. The cases were thoroughly
soaked and some of the silks near the top were badly damaged. Those far
ther down in the cases were only wet a little on the edges. Many were
simplv damp and not soiled in the least. We place on sale the whole lot at
prices to correspond.
A lot of black and colored Pekin stripes, hardly damp, 25c a
yard. A lot of faucy stripe silks, we bought to sell at 75c. edges a little
damp, out they go for 44e: quite a large iot of very stylish checks, a few
water streaks, S7c quality, at 47Ac.
The Season's Silk Event.
Monday is the day wheu we place
on sale our entire Ea.-ter purchase of
plain aud novelty silks.
Thousands of yards of the most
wonderful values in silks it has ever
been our good fortune to procure will
be placed on sale at prices which ab
solutely cannot be duplicated.
Sixty new designs in the finest Foul
ard silks, printed Liltorty Silks, aud
Twilled Pongees. $1.'.; values, your
choice of them all at 'J7c a vard, onlv
The 1, 1.25 and $1.50 fancy Taf
fetas at t9c.
A wonderful assortment of exquis
ite fancy Taffetas in light, medium
and dark colors. $1, $l.-. and $1.50
values, a fortunate purchase enables
us to offer them all at iS'.'c. No mistake,
Si)e, ti"Je, b:)c.
The handsomest man-tailored
shown are coming in by nearly
before buying will pay you. Prices,
L. S. McCabe & Co.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 Second
. . IF NOT, YOU'VE A
PLEASURE TO COME
At present the best sight in town
is our handsome stock of
Boys and Little Fellows9
which includes' tlt2 pick of the
market in Bright, Fresh, New
Styles and Novelties for the com
ing season. Xobody will be disap
pointed with our extensive assort
ment. It will be a pleasure to select
the boy an Faster Suit from th's
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
points of friction, has advantages
makes, and lias a reliable tirm to
TL. Plr.11r.lonr Rinwriln is handled ill Bock Island by Bob-
Ine Cleveland bicycle ..rtSuivthJiWlM,KiIIiplaHki such
persons to call ami inspect the superior points of the Cleveland
ROBT. SMYTHE Agent:i
FOR S25, $35 and $45
are made of the best material and are the cheapest
wheels in the city, when quality of material, work
manship, style, finish and all up-to-date features are
taken into consideration.
Sundries and first class repairing at lowest
Phil S. Wilcher,
c303 Twentieth Street,
Short Lengths of Black Silk.
4 to 15-yard lengths, loom ends.
Black Satin Duchessc and Peau do
Soie, and Taffeta Silks, from the cele
brated Phienix Silk mills, of Patter
son. N. J., including their if 1.25 ami
$ 1 black silks. If you lind lengths to
suit, you can save a lot of money;
onlv t'.e a vard, ti'.lc.
At '2 o'clock each day this week,
best Indigo America Prints, 4c a yard.
10 pieces 4'J-iuch Brown Pillow Cas
ing. 3 o'clock each day, while they
last tic a yard, tie.
Every afternoon this week from 3
to 4 o'clock, line wrapped caramels 5c
a pound, and extra nice chocolate
creams 10c a pound. None at whole
Our great variety of choice candies
are becoming thoroughly known iu
every house in the three cities.
Easter suits and jackets we have ever
every express. A look at McCabe's
as always, the lowest.
Annex. 219 Eighteenth St.
Is a Good Thing if Taken in the
Wc therefore aI vise you, before you se
lect your new wheel, to secure the as
sistance of a practical, scientilie person
who has a clear intellect on scientilie
points, to assist you in picking a Bicycle
that is made of the best, material, put to
gether in the most practical ami durable
way, has the best advantages regarding
which are not found in other
back all guarantees. A -1 1