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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY APRIL 26, 190(K
If It Pays You
That's why this itore has kept in the front
rank in up to-date grocery selling. We are
not dealing out phllanthrophy. We don't
give all the profits to the buyer, but vregivc
a share of them.
Our's Is a Plain Proposition to
We deal fairly, give the best that any hon
estly conducted store can give for the
money, and the volume of business that fol
lows makes us a reasonable business profit.
We aim to give your orders our bcit atten
tion at all times. Our delivery service is
good and in a business way your interests
2532 Fifth Ave
Stearns Bevel Gear Superiority
Scientifically speaking, in a Ch.iinlcss bicy
cle, the gears should be 'generated after
hardening and this is what has been done
in the Stearns Bevel-Gear Bicycle. Gears
not so treated possess the inequalities
caused by the hardening process. Stearns
Gears have been prepared in the former
way and are the most scientifically correct
form of gears, which accounts for the su
periority of the Stearns Bevel Gear Chain
less. Trice. $75.
1709 Second avenue, Rock Island.
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Wlckless Bfue Flame Oil Stoves
What They Are.
They arc stoves for summer cook
ing. which barn ordinary coal oil
(kerosene) without a wick and
make a clean, blue flame like pis
or gasoline, and are absolutely
safe and odorless. You need haTe
no fear of being blown up when
you cok on these stove; they
There's a satisfaction about an all
over plunge bath that no other
kind can give. You'll enjoy the
bath room fitted up by us doubly
because you'll know not only that
it looks all right, but it is abso
lutely all right in workmanship
TALKED OF TRANSFER
The Rock Island's New Move
East Moline and Pos
MORE YARDS BFT WHAT ELSE?
City Would Not Complacently
, View Stripping it of Any of
It has always, and wisely, been con
tended by those having the best in
terests of the entire community at
heart that what affects or benefits any
one of the three cities is of concern
to, and eventually aids in some form
or another, the entire three. It does
not follow in this view of the case
that there should be no rivalry among
these three municipalities bound to
gether as they are by common inter
ests and seeking a common purpose.
Friendly rivalry is always a good
ltun;. it 13 a cood thin" aiuonr
ities; it is a good thing among busi
neas men, and among individuals.
It is the principle that builds up; it is
the spirit of excelsior.
V ben the manufactu ring commun
ity of East Moline was established
Rock Island rejoiced. It would hare
pkastd the people here more had the
locality been chosen nearer this city,
but it was not; it was continio us to
one of the other cities, and that was
all right. Recently there came a
chance to locate an aulomobile fac
tory in East Moline. Rock Island and
Moline capital became interested
in the enterprise, but Davenport
beard of the scheme, went to work on
it anil landed it. We would have
preferred it on this side of the river,
but so long as it did not get out of
the locality, it was well and good.
Tulkel of Change.
Now for some time there has been
more or less discussion of the pros
pects of the Rock Island road making
important changes in its division
headquarters in Illinois. At one
time it was said the west end of the
eist Illinois division might be moved
further west, say to West Liberty,
Iowa, while by still others it was con
tended that it was more apt to hi
transferred to Geneseo. More recent
ly, a has been frequently referred t d
in Thk Aksus. however, develop.
mcnts have come that indicate a
movement of some sort toward Last
Moline. In the.se ' announcements
there is a measure of consolation in
the fact that they apparently bet at
rest all former rumors as to the pros
pects of the removal of the division
terminus to other localities, but the
news is not so reassuring as it would
be if it was to the effect that the
Rock Island route had under consider-
tion no plans that would involve the
severinjr of any of the relations that
bind it locally to its namesake. Rock
Island is not envious, it need hardlv
be said, of its neighboring city, but it
Iocs not want to give up any of the
advantages already possessed, and pe
culiarly its own. even to its neighbor.
It rejoices in what Moline gets and
would prefer to have Moline get what
t can than any other place, liut it
loes not want Moline to profit at Rock
Ataoclatlon. With a ireat Koad.
Ever since the Great Rock Island
route was built, this city has enjoyed
the distinction that has come from the
road's fame as well as the advantages
ncident to a division terminal.
Rock Island ieali.es the gain of hav
ing a great railroad system bear its
name. But it wants something be
sides the name, especially when it has
been accustomed to the enjovment of
that something else. When what is
now the Davenport, Rock Island &
Northwestern road was conceived.
Davenport was sharp enough to de
mand, not only a part of be name,
but the headquarteis, shops, etc., to
gether with a line depot, aud that city
got them all. in return for the
franchises that were awarded. Rock
Island gave freely and without asking
questions all that was sought here, in.
eluding rights and privileges equally
valuable, it not more so than any
given by Davenport, and in return re
ceived, in addition to a share in the
title which it was entitled to by rea
son of evcrv circumstance, but which
fully appreciates, nevertheless
little frame building down on
the river front, as an evidence of the
company's resentment toward the city
because it had not given more. le
forc Moline would permit the same
company to have track rights in that
city, it insisted upon a number of just
and valuable concessions, including a
handsome depot, a new levee, and
certain guarantees as to the running
of trains, which amount to the mmk-
ng of that city the terminus of the
road on. this side of the river. And'
Moline has done perfectly right in
standing out for the city's rights.
But to return to the advantages al
ready enjoyed, but which, according to
reports, are to be taken from as, lo
cally speaking. The Rock Island road
has been Kocfc Island s good friend, as
namtsake aid otherwise, but no
more so than Rck Island has been to
the corporation, and perhaps cot as
much. Tor years the city has suffered
n conseoaence of the remote location
of the company's depot from the busi
ness section of the city, out nis always
cherished the hope that a change
might come in this respect. Over
shadowing this, though, has been the
fact that this city was, after all, one of
the homes of the system, because it
possessed the headquarters of impor
tant divisions, and consequently the
natural homes of many of its men.
The mere making of badly needed ad
ditional yard room at East Moline
would not necessarily work a great
disadvantage to Rock Island. It
would help Moline without hurting
Rock Island, but to move the round
house or any part of it from this city
would prove of the nature of a disas
ter to this city, and one that no public-spirited
citizen of Rock Island
could view without protest, whether
that protest amounted to anything or
not. And, regardless of now euective
or ineffective such a protest may be
it should be made, and it should
come from both business organ iza
tions of the city and from all business
men and shippers of whatever class
Every City Looks After IU Own.
it is not the disposition of any
wideawake city to see its advantages
slip away from it without murmur.
It has never been the habit of any of
the three cities to pnrsue such an in.
different attitude. It is not the cus
tom of successful business men or in
dividuals, no matter how fondly
they may think of their neighbor or
how much they may like to see him
succeed, to permit serious sacrifices on
In the natural order of thingrs. it
will not be many years until Rock
Island sees the last of the saw mills.
which have for years constituted an
element in the industrial importance
of the community. Rock Inland must
light, where it is possible for the re
tention of every industry now pos
sessed. The advantages incident
to a railroad terminal are ulwavs
sought and tenaciously held by
every city, from the largest to the
smallest. If the Rock Island, with its
present passenger station practically
out of town, moves awav its locomo
tive accommodations, about all that
it will leave to Rock Island will be the
LIVING IU A HOVEL.
FOUR FIRES IN THREE DAYS.
I.t OueThls Afternoon I'rvbably Work of
Four barns have been on tire
in l.ocfc island in three days
three of them in one block the last
one late this afternoon bear
ing very Auspicious evidences of
incendiarism. It originated in some
loose hay in a frame building
between Seventeenth and Eigh
teenth streets, owned by the Tegeler
estate and occupied by the city, whose
street carts and horses were Kept
here. I he names had been at work
apparently for some little time before
he hre companies were notihcd, but
they did effective work after their ar
rival, havinr the fire, which was a
lifticult one to tight, under control in
a short period. The barn was consid
erably damaged, it is insured. None
of the citv s property, aside from the
hay, was damaged.
I here was another hay lire yester
day afternoon, the department being
summoned at 6 o clock to a barn at
the rear of Louis Weekel's grocery on
third avenue. The blaze was subdued
before any damage was done to the
building. It is the belief of
Chief Hastings that all the three
tires of the last two days that
have broken out in barns were due to
spontaneous combustion, the hay hav-
ng been damp when stored, and with
the warm weather it has begun to
heat. The chief suggests that all
people who have lately made pur
chases of hay examine it.
AFTER A RUNAWAY BOY.
Deputy Sheriff Karzent of Arcyle, Wis.
the City Looking for .John TOIees.
Deputy Sheriff George L. Sargent,
of Argyle, Wis., is in the city looking
for a runaway bov named John Wiess,
Jr., who ran away from the farm of
his father, John Wiess, Sr., near Ar
gyle. March 31. The boy was traced
n this direction by the deputy sheriff,
and he has hopes of finding him here.
The lad, for whose retention areward
of f 10 is offered, is l.r years of age.
five feet three inches tall, dark
complected with dark hair and has a
scar on his cheek. Any information
concerning him will be gratefully re
ceived by his anxious parents.
FOR THE SUPREME BENCH.
Judge John 1. Hand Nominated by Fifth
Judge John P. Hand, of Cambridge,
Henry county, was named by the re
publicans of the fifth judicial district
at Peoria yesterday afternoon as a
candidate for the place on the Illinois
uprcme bench now occupied bv Jus
tice A. M. Craicr. of Gales burs. Peoria
ounty presented Judge Winslbw
Evans, and LaSalle county C. D.
Chapman. The informal ballot rc-
ulted: Hand, ; r.vans, .14. and
Chapman, 36. On the formal ballot
Judfje Hand received 97 voles to 52
for Judjre Evans.
Accidents come with distressing
reqnency on the farm. Cuts, bruises,
stings, sprains. Dr. Thomas' Lclectric
Oil relieves the pain instantly. Never
safe without it. For sale by Mar.
hall & Fisher, druggists.
That Throbbing Headache.
Would quickly leave you if you
used Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thous
ands of sufferers have proved their
matchless merit for sick and nervous
headaches. They make pure blood
and build up your -health. Only 25
cents. Money back if not cured.
Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer, d ru r-
A. R. Bass, of Morgantown. Ind.
had to get np 10 or 12 times in the
night, and had severe backache nd
painsrin the kidneys. Was cured by
Foley's Kidney Cure. It's guaran
teed. All druggists.
Subscribe for Thi Arocb.
Case of Destitution That
Exists in Rock Island.
MOTHER . AND THREE BABIES
Little Abode a
of Filth and
. One need sno better illustration of
the truthfulness of the sayinjr that
half the world does know how the
other half lives than a peep into a
small building that a woman aud her
three little children call home, located
hardly a block froiu the heart of
Rock Island's business district.
The building was formerly occupied
as the office of a hardwood and lumber
merchant- It has one door, facing
on First avenue, and a single window.
which is on the east side. The di
mensions of the shanty are about
6x10. Here is where the family in
question makes its abode, whict pre
sents a sickening picture of nun and
squalor a case that might well
attract the attention of the Associated
Charities or the poor authorities.
An Akgi s reporter visited the
house last night. It was locked and
dark. A business man whose office
is in the neighborhood said in aus-
wer to inquiries that the family still
lived there, but that the mother was
at work at one of the hotels washing
dishes, and be supposed the children.
becoming lonesome, bad goue to her.
Upon closer investigation it was
found that all the panes had been
knocked out of the only window in
the building. Lighting a match and
pcerinrr into the squalid room from
which a suffocating stench emanated.
a never-to-be-forgotten sight met the
eye. A mental inventory showed the
furnishings to consist of one bed, one
chair, a trunk, a stove, three pine
ooxes and some articles el
olothing scattered abput the
lloor. The ticking had been removed
from thi; bed and thrown into
a corner, where the reporter was
told the woman and her three chil
dren huddled together in slumber
after her day's work was done.
The Day's Story.
The mother drudges from morning
until night trving to earn enough to
keep life in her little ones, the, eldest
of whom is about 6, whilo the young
est is not yet able to walk. The
mother goes away in the morning aud
leaves the children alone. 1 he baby is
tucked in a pme box, which serves as
a trundle bed, while the elder children
romp about iu the street. But soon
they are obliged to return aud care for
the baby, whose screaming can
be heard for blocks. The children
have scarcely enough clothing tocovor
them, and it is doubtful if their little
bodies have been washed for months.
Nearlv every night about S:30-
wheu darkness comes on and they are
afraid to remain alone in their hovel
the trio may b3 seen going into tho
hotel where the mother works, the
eldest carrying the baby in his arms.
When the mother has finished her
work, she gathers her little family to
gether and they return home for the
night, the mother invariably taking
along a basket of food given to her at
the hotel, and on which she and the
babies feast before Ivinjr down to rest
in the room they call home a place
unlit for an animal to live in.
It is indeed a pitiful case in the trou
bled side of life.
A Testimonial froui Old England.
'1 consider Chamberlain's Couh
Remedy the best in the world for
bronchitis," ,says William Savory, ef j
Warrington, England. "It has saved
my wife's life, she having been a
martyr to bronchitis for over six
years, being most of the lime con-
Uned to her bed. She is now. quitol
well." It "is a crcat pleasure to
the manufacturers of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy to be able to publish
testimonials of this character. They
show that great good is being done,
pain and suffering relieved and valu
able lives restored to health and hap
piness by this remedy. It is for sale
by all druggists.
Chicago Kicnriloa. x
The Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific I
Railway will sell excursion tickets to
Chicago and return at rate of f 6.55 on
April 30 and May 1 and for trains ar.
riving in Chicago before 11 a. m. of
May 2d. Good returning up to and
including May 3. Seven trains daily
between Rock Island and Chicago, and
the only line running through cars.
Washington D. C, and Ketorn, 92 4.0S.
The D.. R. I. & N. W. Rv. will sell
tickets May 19, 20 and 21, limited to
return .May zs. for particulars in-
juire at city ticket office 1803 Second
avenue. 1'honc 1U1U.
The Woman's Shoe
Noted Healer In Town.
The greatest healer of modern
itnes is Banner Salve, for cuts
wonnds. sores, piles and all skin dis
eases, (guaranteed. All drnjrjrists
La grippe coughs often continue for
months and sometimes lead to fatal
results after the patient is supposed
to have passed the danger point. Fo
ley's Honey and Tar affords positive
protection and security from these
conghs. All druggists.
Subscribe for Tbc Akgus.
Be-i tlk s9 1 KKi Vtt H2W Uteri Bctf
A success In every feature that constitutes
PRICE S3. oo.
Every pair sold means a satisfied cus-
tbmer because the LAN GT R Y4S HOES are
leaders in styles, good fitters and comfort
able as oaly good stock and thorough
making- will accomplish.
The LANGTRY is made in black and
chocolate, French and medium heels.
Langtry, Correct Shoe For
PRICE $3.00. THE MODERN.
GEO. F. SGHMALE, PROP.
1705 Second Avenue.
Why Do So Many People
Have Their Clothes Made to Measure?
1 VAtAi i r I
J it n u
Hist, they are willing to pay
for the cxclusiveness of the pat
terns; second, they enjoy the
luxury of being properly fitted;
third, they like the made-to-measure
look of tho clothes
when they wear them.
Wholesale tailors, produce gar
ments which embody every one
of the above mentioned qual
ities, with the additional ad
vantage that they are ready-to-tit
the moment you need them,
and you save fully
Thk tein-Bloch Cu.
Half Your Tailor's Bill.
Is M oney Any Object to You?
SOMMERS & LAVELLE.
1802 Second Avenue.
Bom, the Tailor
Also Does Ladies' Tailoring.
Maker of fashionable, fine fitting, men's garments,
along with the litest conceptions in the art of
A matchless stock of Patterns.
Most skilled Workmen.
Recognized reputation tor neat fits.
Fair prices to all.
Leave your orders with
DORN, THE TAILOR,
18 16 Second Avenue.
SEE OUR LINE OF BICYCLES.
We have some bargains in "second hind
wheels. Repair shop and sundries.
Phil S. Wllcher,
303 Twentieth Street, j