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THE AEGTJS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20. .1900;
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Hut you can avoid it as far as dining room
tables are concert ed, if you will let us show you
the new Victor dining table.
Your Good Wife Will Be
Spared Many Heartaches
At seeing your impatience if you use this table.
Can be lengthened without even removing the
dishes. It's worth your while to see it even if
you don't buy now. Call and inspect our line
of furniture and carpets.
Cor Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.
gFor that "Tired Feeling" Ride a
Stearns Cushion Frame
You never grow tired on a Cushion Frame
sit easily in the saddle over the roughest
of roads without a jolt or jar. The Cush
ion takes up all the inequalities of the road.
It is the ideal lay man's, or woman's
bicycle and just as atvantageous for the
hard long distance rider, for it lessens the
fatigue about one-half. Price, $6o.
1709 Second avenue, Rock Island.
SEATS GOING LIVELY,
Subscriptions for First Show in
Proposed New Theatre
PBOHOTEB JOHNSTON ON GROUND,
Is Gratified With Outlook
Keep AW His Promises.
The ad ranee seat sale, which is to
prove the important factor in the sue
uess of Rock Island's new theatre en
terprise, continues to progress satis
factorily. The result of today's can
eas9 will take the subscriptions t
'late up close to f 2 X0. The com
mittees assigned by the Bock Island
Club are working enthusiastically and
G. II. Johnston, the promoter who
has undertaken the enterprise, ar
rived last night from Muscatine. "I
am pleased, but not surprised, with
the showing made in Rock Isl
and so far." said Mr. Johnston.
"I say this because I should have
been disappointed if I had foil oil
things clherwise. I knew this town
before I came here, and I do not make
a practice of going too fir in citiet
where the prospect of success is not
first-class. I am too busy a man for
that. I tell the people what I have
to oiler and what I propose to do.
I tell them frankly and plainly. Then
there cm be no misunderstanding
and no faults found. We are going
to give Rock Island a theatre if the
people carry out their part of the
bargain and I believe they are going
to a theatre that will be a credit to
the ity, and if when all is done
thev do not sav that I hare done all
that I promised to, you are at liberty
to advertise the fact throughout the
country. In the meantime I refer
tou to the towns where I have
and I can give you as many of
as you want.
bit s Hecond Consideration.
"I come here tied up to no locality.
The ground will be bought when the
theatre is assured, and it will be
bought where it will best meet the re
quirements of the situation. We have
more than one option here already and
they are in different parts of the town.
but both well situated. We want a
theatre that will be popular from the
lirst. We will give a preference
fur home labor and home materiils
in construction. It will lo a strictly
local affair. That is the case every
where I go. We want the home peo
ple to feel aD interest in it from the
start and to keen ou feeling an inter
est in it. Nine-tenths of the money
that goes into Rock Island's new thea
tre will be spent in Rock Inland.
In Muscatine, where Mr. Johnston
ha just bevn closing up the question
of location for his new theatre there
the people raised $9,200 on the ad
vance seat sale.
ELECTRIC SPRINKLER TOGO
Perfection is Our
In everything that concerns tailoring we are
always at the head. We keep an eye on what
must te the prevailing styles in tailoring. Our
spring suitings comprise the richest array of
fabrics obtainable. We employ only the best
skilled labor obtainable. Our prices and work
manship will justify your consideration. We
never fail to please the most fastidious dresser.
For your next suit try
LAPITZ, THE TAILOR.
321 Brady Street,
Company Clklmn It I Losing Money I n.
dr Present City Water Tax.
Wagons such as were' used in Rock
Island in by-gone days for street
sprinkling purposes may succeed the
electric sprinkler which has been for
years an element of the tri
city rapidity in subduing the dust.
As formerly noted the Tri-City Elec
tric Sprinkler company had a com
munication before Monday night's
council meeting asking for rod re -is in
the way of water rates, but the
petition was disposed of in a
manner that gave the company no con
sideration whatever. "We feel that we
are being taxed too high for water by
the city," said a company represent
ative this morning, "and we ak that
if a reduction cannot be mde. an
allowance he given for sprinkling the
streets facing Spencer and Market
squares and the city ball. We are
giving the city an up-to-date sprink
ling service, one that is in advance of
most cities of this size. But we can
not go on doing it at a loss, and if
the city persists in ignoring our pe
titions and not even permitting us to
be beard, we shall simply have to
abandon! the electric tanks and re
turn to the use of wagons. We want
to bo fair, but if the city cannot con
sistently give us better rates than we
are paying, let it pay us for what we
are doing for the city."
Tcm perm nee Workers.
The regular meeting of the W. C.
T. U. was held yesterday afternoon.
Miss Ross, of Riverside. Cal., deliv
ered an interesting address, describ
ing the temperance work in her state.
Miss Florence Lee. of this city, ren
dered several piano so'os. After the
meeting, which was of the nature of
a praise meeting, a social followed.
Harry Sanders and Miss Sarah
Robinson were married last evening.
Rev. C. II. Thomas, of the African
Methodist church, tie log the knot at
the home of the groom's grand
mother, Mrs. Lydia Ousley.204 Third
avenne. Miss' Lizzie Taylor was
bridesmaid and James Robinson best
man. A large company of relatives
and friends attended the wedding.
INTEREST IN THE TRIAL.
Jasperaoa-DoDahoo Case Attracts Atten
tion. The Donahoo-Jasperson trial i?
?reating a great deal of interest, the
circuit court room having been filled
Jmosterery day since thecise was
aken np. The central figure was A
D. Farber, who has already pleaded
guilty to grave . robbery. He retold
the story of the crime and implicated
Uonahoo and Jasperson, taking that
Japerson helped bim dig up the
dy in Rapids City cemetery.
J-isperson then went on the stand
nd swore that he didn't remember
laving visited the cemetery, because
oe was so under the influence of liq-
our that he was in a trance.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Louis Kohn and family are taking
. northern river trip.
Mrs. Harry Parr, of Springfield, is
the guest of Mrs. Charles McHugh.
Miss Ella Mulaefc and her cousin,
Miss Sold, of Joslin, have gone for a
visit to Denver.
Mrs. Fred Nichols and son, Ken
neth, are visiting relatives near
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
C. B. Wilson and family, of (lene
eo, stopped over in Rck Island yes
terday euroute to St. Paul.
Mrs. S. T. Bowlby and Mrs. Luna
Woodlon lt-ave this evening for Den
ver and the far west on an extended
RollinS. Sturgeon, who was a mem
ber cf the l'JOU graduation class of
Northwestern university, returned
home last night.
Mrs. Caroline Wilson, Mrs. Louisa
Churchill and Misses Frances Oswald
tnd Agnes Egan left this morning
over the Rock Island for a visit at
Colorado Springs and Denver.
Justice and Mrs. W. F. Schroeder
left last night for R-d Wing. Minn.,
where the 1st Minnesota infantry, of
which Mr. Schroeder was a member,
is holding its annual reunion. Jus
tice and Mrs. Schroeder will visit
other northern cities.
The trolley party given by the
night operators of the teiephoue ex
change last evening was a success.
rwo train load of people, young ana
old, greatly enjoyed the cool and de
Iignttul ride through the twin-citie
and thence to the Watch Tower, where
Bleuer'9 orchestra furnished music
for all who desired to dance. The
pirty returned about midnight.
CHANGE AT COMMERCIAL.
John P. Sexton to Mdk the Seventeenth
iienrv r.hrborn. who Has man
aged the Commercial house for the
last 10 yc-irs, has sold his interest in
the place to John 1 Sexton, fjimer
manager of the Alaneker house. Mr.
Ehrhorn will still conduct the saloon,
Sir. Cabin's Position.
Hon. Ben T. Cable, of this city, has
again found it necessary to satisfy a
Cuicigo paper as to his position in
the coming campaign. The Record
of this morning hastbe following:
Ex-Congressman Ben T. Cable, of
Rock Island, announced at the state
democratic headquarters ye-terday
that he intended to do all he could for
the success of the stale ticket this
fall. Since the adoption of thu Chi
cago platform he has not been a call
er at democratic headquarters, state
or otherwise, and his utterance was
taken by the politicians as a long Mep
toward reconciliation. Mr. Cable Jeft
for New York last night, but will re
turn in time to attend the Springfield
convention. After a trip to Europe
he will go into the campaign in earn
est, bis efforts being directed espe
cially toward bringing back to the or
ganization the gold men who deserted
or became lukewarm four years ago.
The staeo of water at the Rock
Island bridge at 6 a. m. was 2.00;
at noon 2 05. The temperature at
noon was 81.
Boats down. Pilot, Verne
Winona; up, Winona, Verne
E. Rutledge. R. D. Kendall.
A Monster I)tU FUh
Destroying its victim, is a type of
constipation. The power of this mal
ady is felt on organs, nerves, muscles
and brain. Bat Dr. King's New Life
PUls are a safe and certain cure,
in the world for stomach, liter.
sevt and bwels. Only 25
Hartz & UUomejer's drug store. druggist".
The Grand Trunk Railway System.
Will serve you well to the chociest
resorts of Canada, and the east.
For fares, descriptive literature. and
general information apply to J. II.
Burgis, city pas-enger and ticket
agent, 249 Clark street, corner Jack
son boulevard, Chicago.
A Good Coach Medicine.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy when druggists use it
in their own families in preference to
any other. "I have sold Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy for the past five
years with complete satisfaction to
myse f and cu-tomers " says Drug
gist J. Goldsmith. Van Etteu. N. Y
'I have always used it in my own
family both for ordinary coughs and
colds and for the cough following la
grippe and find it very efScocious.''
For sale by all druggists.
For two years Ira W. Kelley, of
Mani-field, Pa., was in poor health on
account of kidney trouble. He con
sulted several physicians and spent
considerable money for medicines
without obtaining relief until he tried
Foley's Kidney Cure, and now writes:
"I desire to add my testimony that it
may be the cause of aiding others.1'
Men may differ on politics, religion
or finance, but all who have tried
Banner Salve are agreed as to its
Best j worth for .cuts, burns, sores, pile
kid-1 and skin diseases- It's the most
cents at I healing medicine in the world. All
8IG HAUL OF SILKS,
New York Store at Moline Loot
ed During Last
310LES GOODS VALUED AT $1,000.
Burglars Climb Fire Escape
Plunder Carried Away
One of the biggest silk robberies
heard of in years in this section cf
the country was committed last night
The New York store, on Fifteenth
street, owned by Pierr & Co., was
entered. The robbers climbed up the
tire escape to a second story window,
which was found unlocked. They en
tered and went to the first floor.
Taking all the silks to be found, they
carried them to the back of the store,
where they were unraveled. The
robbers then took three telescopes
and put all the black silk and black
silk lace into them, throwing the bal
ance behind the counter.
The police have no trace of the
persons who executed the work and
the only clew they have is this: Yes
terday afternoon about 5:30 a strauge
man visited the store and asked to be
shown some silk. After looking over
the stock he finally settled upon a
piece of black silk costing $10 per
)ard. saying that his wife would be
in to get it.
Nothing was thought of this until
after the robbery last night. The
value of the stoen silk is about
1,000, and in addition to this cash
to the amount of $15 was taken from
the money drawer.
IS AGAIN SENATOR MACK.
Kock Islander Reetectert to High Office
In National Lnlou.
In the Illinois assembly, National
Union, held in Chicago yesterday, H.
D. Mack was reelected one of the sen
ators from Illinois to the convention
of cabinets to be held at Alexandria
Bny soon. The election came to Mr.
Mack after a spirited contest, the
honors being such as are sought and
appreciated. And as was the case
with Mr. Mack they are usually
The Illinois assembly of the Na
tional I'nion met in Washington
hall. Chicago, for the purpose of
electing members of the senate and
of the executive commiitee for the
ensuing two years Justice Miles
Kehoe was elected chairman and F.
Fainuan secretary. The following
were elected senators: S. G Sivish
c. R. O. Stinsou. T. F. Lynch, D W.
Manchester. Robert White, II. G.
Zander, all of -onk county, and J. E.
Johnson, Blooiningtnn; II. D Mack,
Rock Island. The executive commit
tee elected was: S. II Masslr.
chairman; F. Johnson, secretary; 'Ju
lius Sterno and L. Rohen, all of Cook
Arsenal council 171 was represented
In the Chicago assembly by Mr. Mack,
Hugh A. McDonald and B. D. La
ment. Mr. Uelmbeck W ithdraws.
The Akgcs last evening announced
August Heimbeck as a candidate for
reelection to the board of education.
But there evidently was a mistake
about this, a Mr. Heimbeck tele
phoned to the Union late at night, a
special request to withhold -any an
nouncement of his candidacy. Rock
The Uni n seems to be anxious to
involve Mr. Heim beck's position in
mys'ery. There was no mistake
about the statement made in The
Argts of Mr. Heimbeck's candidacy.
The announcement was brought to
TrtE Argus office early in the after
noon by one authorized to dt-liver it,
ard later Mr. Heimbeck called him
self to see that it was made as he de
sired, and he was apprised of the
contents of the noticn before it ap
peared. And as far as the Union
is concerned, a statement to the
came effect was authorized by Mr.
Heimbeck last evening in that paper.
But he subsequently concluded to
have the announcement previously
eiven to that paper withheld and so
telephoned to its office. Mr. Ileim-hM-k
has for some time been dis
inclined to make farther sacritioes of
bis business interests which require
his time when his services are demand
ed by the board, but fintlly yielded
to bia friends. On more serious
thought last night, however, be de
cided that b could not io justi e to
himself and fimilv accept. He is
therefore not a candidate.
The name of E B McKown is be
ng dscnsed bv pnp'e down town
for membership in the board to suc
ceed Mr. Heimbeck.
At Horace Mann.
The following pupls of Horace
Mann school were neither absent nor
tardy during the year: Eser Peter
son, Emma Rchmalztied, Frda Bo
nen, Mabel Iluck. Edward Walliek.
Edith Bjorn, Julia Russ. Edward Bo
ver. Louis Sperling, Alma Bergert,
Ada Denhardt, Harry Long. Florence
A fatal policy is to neglect a back-
iche or other sign of kidaey trouble.
Fol-y a Kidnev Cure is a sure remedv
for Bright's diea-e, diabetes and
gravel. All druggists. !
li Irt Izj Ha kteyi lei
Seeds and Bulbs Linens Drug Sundries
Men's Furnishings and Art Needlework at special
prices for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Art Needlework Dept.
Pillow Tops at Half.
50c Stamped and Tinted Pillow
Tops in calte walk, floral.
Indian and otner cnoice de
signs, for tna balance CT-
of the week, only tJ
During June and July, Free
Lessons in Needlework
Each morning from 9 to IO
o'clock Saturday excepted.
Drug Sundries Cheap.
Thursday, Frldav and Saturday 1
Turkish Bath Soap, cake W
Perfumed Toilet Soaps.
CJlyoerine, Palm and otber JOo size
Pure distilled Witch Hascl.
25c Milk of Cocounut and Freckle
Lotion, removes tan and sunburn.
Extra fine Florida Water, O
i. A. W
Low Bath tCr SOecan Tal
Sponges 1 Jl cum Powder WC
Riibifoam and other tieslrable 1 Cf
Tooth Was ues a J W
Triple extract Perfume, worth
20c, three days, ounce
To Close Out Our Seed
and Bulb Dept.
for t"g season we will sell
vegetable and flower seeds.
large assortment, per
All Bulbs, per dozen 5c
Best Lawn Grass Seed,
3 packages for
Of Special Interest to Men:
1.45 Negligee Shirts 97c
The best bargain of the season,
imported Madras cloth and
Corded Zephyr Negligee Shirts,
finest custom made, wo are
somewhat broken in sizes so
down they go for quick clear-
ItZ'lT. 97, 97, 97c
Mon'c Suspenders, silk
ITlCll worked, J
while they last
DUyfc while Ac
they last, per pair T'L
on'c Leather Belts, special
IHCII b at 25c and 18c.
The Astonishing Values
And low prices in the linen department
have crowded the counters all week.
Three days of big bargain trading left.
Remnants of Crash
to 3 yards, values to 15 cents
yard for the piece, 19c, 15c,
12c, 9c, 6c, 5c, 4c, f n
3c. 2c lv
to 39c 1
big pile, 25c, 19c, 17c,
14c, 10c, 9c, 7c
Half downs of NnpWIna Q C n QQ
to cIoko et bargntn prices 7 D III JOl
Splendid Iluck. Damask, hemstitch
ed, hemmetl and frtnred Towels,
82c 24C, 19c, 160. 13o, Bo, 60
Those all wool Men'a Suits in plaids, chocks, and plain
Boys Knee Pant Suits.
Bine Serge Blouse Suits, some with colored collars,
trimmed with different colors of braid, $4 90, $4.50
and $1 suits, closing prices
Boys' Wash Knee Pant Suits, 'JHc, 7oc, 70, 06c, 60e
Mens Colored Shirts.
Handsome assortment, of Men's Fine Negligee Shirts,
English, Oxford and Madras, cuffs detached
Mens Jean Drawers.
All sizes, with elastic ends
Alo Elastic Seam Jean Drawers at the
low price of
Mens' Straw Hats.
All the popular rough medium and smooth braids,
plain or fancy bands, at
SOMMERS fi LAVELLE.
1802 Second Avenue.
IF YOD ARE INTERESTED
i In your parsonal appearance, you cannot fail to be interested
in onr elegant stock of spring and summer suiting.
To Look Well You Must Dress Well,
And to dress well you must have proper style and fit and these
you are sure of if you leave your order and have Dorn take
DORN, the tailor,
1812 Second Avenue,
R. I. Plumbing, Heating and Roofing oo.
Plain and Ornamental Hollow Building Block.
PLUMBING AND BEATING,
Gravel Roots, Root Painting.
All work done by experienced men and folly
guaranteed. Office rear of 2so. 221 Twen
ROCK 8 LAND. ILL-