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THE ABGTTS, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1900
Vacation Prices on
Ladles' button shoes and lace oxfords,
& D at
Ladies' button shoes and lace oxfords,
A B C D and K. No. 4V4 or 5 in D and
Ladles' best turn and welt, button, size 2tf . 3, i. 4, 4H and 8, A
BCD and Ks No 4H or S in I and B and ladies' tan oxford, s?1 flfl
slzeso, 6i. 6. CVi, 7 and 8. K E at
Odds and ends In men's shoes, patent calf, cordoran, calf and 1 HO
hid at .- I.UU
These must be sold, as we keep nothing but up-to-date shoes, whiea we
sell at the lowest prices.
SOT Twemtletn trees Open Wednesday and 8a tor day KTenlnfs.
Geo. A. McDonald's
YOU CAN BUY
Compressed Yeast le
Yeast Foam 2Jc
Uneeda Biscuit, per pack
Shredded Wheat Biscuit per
Corn Meal, per sack 10c
Baking Soda, per lb 5c
Hock Island Corn, 2 cant.. 15c
Tomatoes, 2 cans 15c
JJairy Butter, per lb 16c
Fresh Eggs, per do. 10c
Hoda Crackers, per lb 6c
Ginger Snaps, " 5o
Fancy Patent Floor 1 05
THE CHEAP MAN,
geo. a. Mcdonald.
2304 Fifth Avenue. Phone 1106
Good, Sweet and
Is the staff of life.
Our delicious bread
is made from the
very best products,
and BRAIN BREAD,
made by us exclu
sively, has the health
giving qualities of
the whole wheat, and
very nourishing; you
will like it.
For Your Picnic and
There Is nothing so
tempting as our ice
cream, Oh! So good.
Math & Brautipm Go,
Successors to KRELL & MATH.
Phont 1166. 1719-1718 Second Ave.
15 -I-X J .
Get on the out side of some of our
lee cold soda water and you will im
agine yon are. on Greenland's Icy
Mountains." You can get whatever
too want here, in the way of soft
drinks, whenever yon want t. We
are never out of your favorite flavor.
You know just what is in the soda
you buy from us.
BAHNSEN DRUG STORE.
Corner Fourth Avenue, Twentieth St.
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Shoes Out of Style.
sizes from 2V4 to 3t4, B C Rflr
sizes Ihi. 3. 3j4. 4, 4 and S 7( w
K. at 3
HOME FOR AGED WOODMEN.
Qacstton of Cartas; for Infirm Mtnbsn of
Society Being; Agitated.
The Modern Woodmen are agitating
the question of building a national
home for aged and helpless members.
The plan is to levy a per capita tax of
f l lor a building lund ana to tax each
member lU cents yearly for the ex
pense of maintenance. The latter
would yield $50,000 yearly.
One Fare Plea
The D., R. I. & N. W. railway is
offering round trip excursion tickets
for one faro plus $2 to Denver. Colo
rado bpnogs. Pueblo and Glenwood
bprings. Col.; Ugden and bait Lake,
Utah; ueadwooa and Kapids City, S
D., and Casper. Wyo. Good to re
turn Oct. SI; also homeseekers' tick.
ets to western and northern points.
For particulars inquire at city ticket
office, 1803 Second avenue. Phone
Fourth of July.
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad company will hare on sale
round trip tickets to points on the
Burlington system within 200 miles,
at a round trip rate of one and one-
third of the standard first class fare;
minimum selling rate 50 cents
Tickets good going date of sale, good
returning until 5th inclusive. Sell
ing dates July 3 and 4.
A Monster Devil Fish
Destroying its victim, is a type of
constipation, lhe power of this mal
ady is felt on organs, nerves, muscles
and brain. But Dr. King's Mew Life
Pills are a safe and certain cure. Best
in the world for stomach, liver, kid
neys and bewels. Only 25 cents at
Ilartz & Ullomeyer's drug store.
Ladles Can Wear Shoes
One size smaller after using Allen's
Foot-Laee. a powder to be shaken into
tha ahriAS. ft. nialra t.icrht. or now
shoes feel easy; gives instant relief to
corns and bunions. It's the greatest
comfort discover? of tli ir. ('.iiron
and prevents swollen feet, blisters,
callus and sore spots. Allen's Foot
Eatse is a certain cure for sweating.
hot aching feet. At all druggists and
shoe stores, 25 cents. Trial package
free by mail. Address Allen S. Olm
sted, LeRoy, N. Y.
Backache should nevcr.be neglected.
It means kidnev disorder, which, if
allowed to run too long, may result in
Bright's disease, diabetes er other
serious and often fatal complaints.
Foley's Kidney Cure is guaranteed
for the kidneys. All druggists.
A carload of latest
importations just re
ceived. The most
beautiful patterns in
ever brought to this
vicinity sold at a price
that admits of no
Our June Prices
on furniture are trade
wir ners. Come over.
Davenport Furniture and
Sit 151 III Brady SW, DeTeaport.
BREAKS OP BLOWOUT,
Republican Bonfire is Started Be
fore All the Speakers
RATITICATI05 MEETING FALLS FLAT
Lacks Enthusiasm and Numbers
The Leaders Are Dis,
appointed. What is unreservedly conceded to
have been the flattest political ratifi
cation in the history of Rock Island
occurred Saturday night, when the
republicans of the city got together
with torch and band to give an ap
proving shout to the nomination of
McKinley and Roosevelt. It was a fail
ure alike in numbers and enthusiasm
It was a sore disappointment to the
managers and to those of the faithful
who have allowed the erroneous ini
pression to creep into their brain par
lor that the rank and hie of the voters
are going to rally around the standard
of McKinley as they did four years
aro. All will remember the sum
mer's night of 1896, a day following
the nomination of McKinley and Hu
bart. when a meeting was called to
ratify the selection of those national
ticket candidates. The streets were
thronged with people, who shouted
and blew horns and seemed to drink
in the speeches. They were interest
ed then. Stow it is different. They
say McKinley has been given oppor
tunity to prove his steel. X bey say
he will not do. As to Teddy well,
he is on the tail end of the kite and
cannot be expected to cut much of a
Leaving out the Saturday night
shopper, there would not have been
a corporal's guard to witness the
rectangular movements down Sec
ond avenue. Effort after effort was
put forth in a vain endeavor to arouse
the onlookers to a demonstration.
The Flambeaus, under the leadership
of Cap ner Llughey Alexander Joubert
McDonald, looked lovely in their
newly laundered trousers with coats
to match. Tbev carried torches and
red tire sticks, and during intervals
when the band was laying off. would
blow sheets of Hame out of the north
end of the torches. This made a pic
ture that was ream- prettv, and it was
cruel that the spectators did not give
the boys a hand now and then.
Knox Donates Carriage.
The first hitch happened in seeming
the carriage. As announced exclu
sively in The Aki.l's, the plan was to
have but one vehicle in the parade.
and the speakers were to ride in that.
H. e. Knox was general manager. He
found before reaching the liverv sta
ble the fll (32 had been expended for
the band, fireworks, etc. With char
acteristic generosity. Brother Knox
led out his hearse team and pallbear
ers' carriage and started out to search
for the orators. He had all of them
lined up and seated in the carriage at
exactly 8:17, at which moment the
procession moved, as per program,
from the Harper house west on Sec
ond, finally winding up in Market
square. It cannot bo said that it wa9
not appropriately conducted in all re-
Judge H. II. first was master of
ceremonies in the square, the speak
ers climbing into toe garret of the
weighmaster s stand. Ihere was one
electric light there, but it did not
seem to be on agreeable terms with
those on the platform, and was con
tinually winking at the audience be
low. Some one said, "let .there be
light," and there was light. It was
furnished by a delegation of the flam
beau boys, who stood religiously
through the piece, there were othtr
thinrs in the sneakers' stand that
one's optics could not miss For
instance, a hastily painted banner
with a picture on cither side, lbey
were supposed to be likenesses of the
president and the rough rider. The
artist had managed ta get Teddy's
glasses on. so he did not look so
herce, but if McKinley saw the as
sault that had been made on his
usually pleasant countenance he
would bo justified in having even-
republican who had anything to do
with the celebration excommunicated
from the party. There was another
banner. It also had some painting
on either side. These were meant
to represent Richard Yates and W. A.
Northcott, candidates for governor
and lieutenant-governor, respectively.
Neither of these distinguished gentle
men has been accused of being ug:Iy
having ever taken a beauty prize
at a county fair, but it is not justice
to them to permit a painter so preju
diced against them to draw likenesses
of them from memory.
Jade Oest Board.
Judge Gest delivered the first ad
dress. He said he was a republican
because he believed it was the party
that stood for the best interests of the
American people. William McKinley
was a grand, honest, fearless man.
one who could be depended on to carry
bis country safely through as be bad
during the four years of unprecedented
history just closing 1 beodore Koose
velt was also an American who had
been tried and found true, as well on
the field of battle as in the executive
Then there was a song by quartet,
led by Stephanos Colombo Collins,
wbo was assisted by J. A J oho son. L.
L. Ilartman and C. G. Taylor. Illi
nois'1 was rendered.
E. D. Sweenev was next introduced.
Be was just getting settled down to a
speech which would have undoubtedly
moved the audience to bat wi in; and
umbrella throwing, when, by mistake.
a match was touched to the bunch of
barrels on the river front. The con
flagration was to have been the climax
to the blowout, and just why it was
started before the order was given bv
the general manager is not just clear.
and it is more than likely some one
will be called upon the Brussels to ex
plain the break. Naturally, when the
flames shot up from the levee, the
audience that had gathered about the
speakers' stand broke up. only a few
remaining to bear tbo words of Air.
Sweeney, who lauded the republican
party in the highest terms. He told
of its promises four years ago and
how it had kept them. The war with
Spain had been full of glorious
achievements for the country, its peo
ple. President McKinley and Theodore
Roosevelt, referring to the conspicu
ous part the latter took in the Cuban
campaign. President McKinley was
the greatest of statesmen. He was a
statesman who never lost his bead or
his heart and the countrv would be
with him and the flag in November
The audience was growing smaller
every moment, and when H. A. Weld
was given a knockdown by the chair
man be seemed somewhat crushed
But he did nobly under the circum
stances. At the outset he evidently
attempted to make bfniself heard down
on the river front where the bonfire
was in progress, but the folks down
tbere were more interested in what
the wild waves were saying. Mr.
Weld said under the gallant leader
ship of McKinley and Roosevelt there
was no such word as fail.
The glee club struggled through an
other selection. And that was all.
Hon. William Jackson, J. K. Scott and
C. J. Seirle were to have given ad
dresses and would probably have been
heard but for the premature beginning
ol the hre on the river bans.
PASTOR SAYS FAREWELL.
Rev. T. W Grafton Delivers Closing: 8er
snon at Christian Memorial.
Rev. T. W. Grafton, of the Christian
Memorial church, delivered his fare
well sermon last evening. The con
gregation of the Baptist church and
pastor, Rev. G. B. Simons, were pres
ent. Taking his text from Cor. I,
chapter lo. verse 13, Now abideth
faith, hope and love, but the greatest
of these is love. Rev. Grafton
dwelt oa the "Supremacy of Love."
He said: "Gol s love is manifest ev
ervwhere. There is no forethought
for happiness without the expression
of love. The divine in man is love.
God is love. Love is an expression of
power. It has greater power than all
things combined. It has built king
doms and it has defended them
after they were established.
It was love that sent our forefathers
through storms across the ocean; it
was love that defended our country;
it was . love that sent our armies
to battle; it is love that has
built us together; God is love. It has
made possible all great achievements;
it has removed the barriers of ignor
ance. Love is enduring; it is indis
soluble. It cannot be removed by
the tears of trial or the tires of tribu
lation or the heat of passion. The
cross of Calvary is the signification
of love, it height reaching to the
heaven, its depth to bell and its
length and breadth to the uttermost
corners of the universe. Jesus is the
manifestation of love."
Rev. G. B. Simons delivered the in
vocation, in which he feclinglv re
ferred to the good work done by Mr.
(irafton and to the success which has
attended his efforts, and he expressed
a hope that the work of the coming
pastor would be crowned with greater
success, because of the foundation
work ltid by his predecessor.
ionignt a reception is to be tend
ered at the church by the congrega
tion to Rev. and Mrs. Grafton.
A Life and Death Fight.
W. A. Hines, of Manchester, Iowa,
writing of his almost miraculous es
cape from death, says: "Exposure
after measles induced serious lung
trouble, which ended in consumption.
had frequent hemorrhages and
coughed night and day. All my doc
tors said I must soon die. Then I
began to use Dr. King's New Discov
ery which wholly cured me. Hun
dreds have used it on my advice, and
all say it never fails to cure throat,
chest and lung troubles." Regular
size 50 cents and f 1. Trial bottles
free at Harts & Ullemeyer's drug
Fourth of Jolr Kscorslon Kates.
The P.. R. I. & N. W. names rate
of fare and one-third for round trip to
points on its line and to points on the
C & N. W. railway within 200 miles
July 3 and J. Good for return up to
and including July 5.
Democratic State Convention.
The Burlington, for the above oc
casion, June 2b, will have on sale
tickets at one fare for the round trip,
good goiug June 25 and '26; good re
turning to and including June -.
A Oood 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
mvse f and customers." says Drug
gist J. Goldsmith, Van Etten. 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 efficocious."
For sale by all druggists.
Cycling has its ups and downs.
After the downs, use Banner Salve if
you're cut or bruised. It heals the
hart quickly. All druggists.
TROUBLE SOOtl OVER
Manager Roberts Says New Tele
phone Exchange Will Be in
Operation July 20.
BEST OF SEEVICE IS PB0XHSED.
Present Quarters Inadequate for
Handling of Company's
Numerous complaints having been
heard about poor telephone service
The Argis interviewed Manager Ro
berts, of the local exchange, on
the subject. He said: "In or
der to successfully move the ex
change from the old to the new quar
ters, it is necessary to bring all the
lines into the new office and from there
into the old office, so that when the
time comes, the old office can be cut
out and the new cut in with but a few
moments1 loss of service. In cutting
off from the old lines on to the new
lines considerable trouble has ensued
and especially in the district fed by
the cable running up .twentieth street
and Seventh avenue, where a bad spot
in the cable caused some extraordinary
trouble and delay. These troubles
have about been fixed up now.
"Many people complain of inatten
tion on the part of the operators
They are slow in auswering. oppar
entlv indifferent, and refuse to
listen to complaints. The opinion
that -the operators are slow and indif
fercnt would be speedily dispelled if
the complainants would come up into
the central office and watch them for
a few minutes, ine lact is, me
Rock Island telephone exchange is
one of the busiest I have ever seen,
far busier than many larger ones, and
our "present equipment is slow and
inadequate to handle the volume of
business that is betpeci upon it dur
ing the few hours of the business dav
roe reason the operators are slow is
because, uiav be, four or five dnps
fall at once. Only one can be
answered at a time, so someone has
to wait. As to refusals to listen
to complaints, these should go to
the chief operator or to the manager
The operator has no time. While
she is listening to some one's tale
of woe, some eight or ten other sub
scribers might be clamoring for
"The new switchboard is designed
to accommodate more operators and
with much less work for each. It is
calculated that every call should be
answered within live seconds from the
time the telephone is taken off the
hook mul the work of making the con
nections and disconnections is much
less than with the present system."
Bnsv I. Ine.
"How about the operators reporting
lines -busy' when they are not.J
"I cannot believe this occurs inten
tional!". It is much easier for an
operator to mako a connection for a
calling subscriber than it is lor her to
bo continually replying that a line is
busy, and I have never beeu able to
trace up an absolutely proveu case of
that kiud. As previously stated, the
business done over the telephone in
the tri-cities is fast and furious and
taxes the operators to their utmost
during the busy hours, it is possi
ble, indeed probable, that some mis
takes occur, bcit there is no intention
on the part of the operator to mislead
anybody or prevent anyboly getting
"There is one crying evil in the tel
ephone business that is responsible
for a large amount of the extra worn,
and that is the use of the lines bv
non-oubscribers. It is estimated that
fully 20 per cent 'of the service is
done for people who pay nothing and
have no right to it. to the detriment
and harm of people who do pay.
"This evil is one that can only be
remedied by the cooperation of the
subscribers themselves with the com
pany. The operators have ne time to
discriminate between those wbo have
and those who have not a right to
call for service. They can merely an
swer calls and make connections.
"Lvery time a non-sub'criber uses
telephone he works an injustice
upon the company and upon two sub
scribers as well. While he is using
these two lines, the calling and called,
for wtych he pays not a cent, he is
possibly cutting off business from
some one who pays for bis service, and
is compelling the operator to report
a 'busy' line tbat sbould not be busv.
If the people wbo pay for the service
would refuse the use of their instru
ments to those who do not pay, they
would find their own service would be
much better and prompter and busy
lines much less frequent.
Finishing Fp Work.
"We are working every man that
can possibly be worked to advantage
to finish up and get the new switch
boards ready to give our patrons the
best service known in the business.
No exact date can be given when we
will be able to cut over, but 1 do not
anticipate that it will be later than
the 15th or 20th of next month. If
our subscribers will be indulgent and
patient with us until then, we will
not ask no further favors."
Many, a man has been insured
against Bright's disease, diabetes or
other dsngerous ailment by a 50-oent
bottle of Foley's Kidney Cure. Take
no other. All druggitts.
i Tin Ui zt Kit knjt Bal
We have placed on sale a lot of children's light
weight Shoes Oxfords and Sandals la sizes
ranging from 2 in infants to i )4 inMisses.
At 50 Cents a Pair.
Just the thing for lhe children to wear during
CENTRAL SHOE STORE.
Centra! Shoe Store,
For Bargains In
SEE OUR LINE.
ADAMS WALL PAPER
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NATURE'S HAI& GROWER?
Positive ly Guarantied 10 RtMoct im Hair
PFEVENTS HAHMFOM FULIW OUT CUTIS DANDRUFF PREVENTS BALDNESS
fUFIS ILL SCUP DISf iSLS OD IS Iftf fP01 CfUSl fOR SIC BY DRUGGISTS
RUSSIAN CHEMICAL COMPANY. CHICAGO.
For sal. In Rock Island by W. H. Marshal!. Druggist. Hsreer House Pharmacy.
For Sale at Harper llouse Pharmacy.
VrtsTsi s CV: j. V .-n.rf. '0ft
eauty Is Uppermost.
Is the work of the Rock Island Steam
Laundry. By modern methods and care
ful and skilled help their laundry work
is the best that is turned out in this vicin
ity. Their services is prompt and patrons
are treated with courtesy.
ROCK ISLAND STEAM LAUNDRY.
BAUEKSFELD & SEXTON. 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 129S.
DIRT DEFIES THE
IS GREATER THAN ROYALTY ITSELF.
NOBBY SPRING SUITING.
All the very latest novelties in spring suiting will be
found now. on display at Gus Englin's. Spring suits
$18, f 20, $22 and $25 and upward. Call and examine
J0H M. TkMJDOt.
Shop ilt Seventeenth St.
1712 Second Avenue.
310-314 Twentieth Street.
Young America Lets Himsel
Onco a year to celebrate Uncle Sam's
birthday. We are helping him and
all the patriotic to celebrate it with a
magnificent line of FIREWORKS in
roman candles, giant crackers, sky
rockets and Hags, as well as cannon,
pistols and ammunition of all kinds.
These arc all btng-up, cracker-jack
goods at low-down prices.
A. J. R1ESS,
Druggist, Corner Fourth Avenue and
Twenty-third. St., Kock Island, 111.
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