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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY; AUGUT 3, 1900.
for the whole family are
here a widely varied
lot of styles for men and
women, misses and boys,
joaths and children. We
bought these boes for
their case and elegance,
their comfort and good
looks. You'll like them
for the same reasons, and
we'll see that jou get &
perfect fitting pair.
Lowest of 8hoe Prices
Tennis and canvas shoes
for ont of door people.
EVEKI KIND OF FOOTWEAU
FOK EVERY SIZE OK
Coupons t;iven. Neat
repairing done. .
307 Twentieth Street.
Originators, Designers and Builders of Shoes
and Sellers Of Sboes and Satlsf action.
Geo. A. McDonald's
YOU CAN BUY
Compressed Yeast lc
Yeast Foam 2Jc
Uneeda Biscuit, per pack
Shredded Wheat Biscuit per
Corn Meal, per sack 10c
Baking Soda, per lb 5c
Kock Island Corn. 2 cans.. 15c
Tomatoes, 2 cans 15c
Dairy Butter, per lb 15c
Fresh Eggs, per doz 10c
Soda Crackers, per lb 5c
Ginger Snaps, 5c
Fancy Tatent Flour 1-05
THE CHEAP MAN,
ceo. a. Mcdonald.
2304 Fifth Avenue. Phone 1196
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.
Hath & Brautigam Co.
Successors to KRELL A MATH.
Ffcona 1158. 171 8-1711 Becoad Av.
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FIFTH IS III THE LEAD,
Collections of Local Internal Rev
enue District Largest in
ILLINOIS IS ALSO THE FIRST STATE
Receipts of the District for the
Year Aggregate $25,
480,154.86. Collector A. J. Daugherty, of the
5th internal revenue district, which
embraces Kock Island, is in receipt of
an advance preliminary report from
the commissioner of internal revenue
which is of particular interest here.
It shows, among other things, that
this district leads all of the districts
of the country in collections by al
most $8,000,000, and that the state of
Illinois leads all other states of the
union in collections by almost $6,000.
000. The report is for the year ending
the 30th day of last June. The total
receipts in the United States of the
revenue office, from all sources,
amounted to (295.816 107. 57, and of
this amount the 5th Illinois district
furnished the sum of f 25.430.154.96
The total receipts from all sections of
the country show an increase over
the fiscal year ending June 80. 1899,
of $21. 811, .034. 13. The cost of mak
ing the collections this last year will
be 1 54 per cent of the collections.
which is a reduction of .14 in the per
centage of the cost of making the col
lections the preceding year.
Illinois at tha Top.
There are just ten districts in the
countrv in waich the collections ag
gregated more than $10,000,000, and
Illinois has three of these. The 5th
Illinois, or Peoria district, ranks first
the 1st Illinois district ranks fifth and
the 8th Illinois district ranks eighth
This latter district is the one of which
Julge Richard Yates, republican cin
didate for governor, is collector. Pekin
Grand New Line.
The very newest
things produced have
just arrived at the
For the best things
in the furniture line.
Come over and see
how well you can do
n SIS Brad Rt.. Davenport
LOOK AT THIS.
The Arceta card at $1.00 per
dozen for -SO days. This is
our regular $200 grade.
Just wbtt jou want; a good
picture for half price. Bring
the babies. We. also make
splendid prices for family
groups. We go to your
houses or do the work at the
studio. Crayon and all large
work a specialty.
The Leading Photographer.
413-415 Twenty-third St. Phone 448
is in Judge Yates district. The facta
above stated are somewhat peculiar.
It is a strange coincidence that the
5th district should rank first, and the
1st district fifth, with the 8th district
in the eighth place in the United
When states are considered, it is
discovered that Illinois has a good
l"ad over New York and- that New
York in turn is way ahead of Penn
sylvania. Kentucky is a close fourth,
Indiana not far behind in fifth place,
and then, among the larger, come
Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin. It is
likewise interesting to note that the
manufacture of distilled spirits is on
the increase in this' country. In
1893. or the fiscal year ending June
SO, 1819, the number of gallons of
spirits manufactured from apples,
peaches, grapes, pears, pineapples,
oranges, apricots, berries and prunes
was 1.806,218, and during the last fis
cal year the amount manufactured
was i. 386, 361 gallons. Of other spir
its there were manufactured in the
last fiscal year 93.500,840 gallons and
in the preceding year 4i3.8i9,314 gal
lons. Of fermented liquors there
were manufactured in the last fiscal
year 39,330.849 barrels, and in the
preceding year 36.581,114 barrels.
Clears and Ciffarets.
The increase in the number of cigars
$mms$j !&WZ? Pi I rig
f illfiiil llil P
manufactured last vear over the vear
preceding was 885, 882, 557 whichwould
indicate that there has been a large
increase in the consumption. The
showing in regard to cigarets is not
so unfavorable to the country. There
was a decrease of 167.051,180 in the
number of cigarets manufactured.
which weigh more than three pounds
per thousand, and an increase of
1,820,228 in the number manufac
tured, as compared with the' preced
ing vear, weighing under three
pounds per thousand. The total fall
ing off in the manufacture of cigarets.
as compared with the preceding year.
in the countrv was therefore Ibo.ZoU,-
Band Concert at Drl Park Sunday, Ait.
The D.. R. I. & N. W. railway will
sell tickets at 30 cents for the round
trip on Sunday, Aug. 5. to their new
park, situated on the river just above
Le Claire, and will run a special
train, leaving Kock Island at 2 p. m.,
arriving at the park at 2:55 p. m..
returning leave the park at 7:30 p.
zn., arriving at Kock Island at 8:0o p.
m. Tickets will also be good on the
regular train leaving Kock Island at
8 a. m., for those who wish to take
their baskets and spend the day.
ihere is 4 (J acres pi thickly wooaea
park grounds running back from the
river, boating, a covered pavilion, re
freshment stands, a merry-go-round
and swings, making a delightful place
for small private parties to enjoy a
tor particulars inquire at city tick
et oflioe, 1803 Second avenue, or pas
senger station foot of Twentieth
It Ilalped Wta BatUaa.
Twentv-nine officers and men wrote
from the front to fay that for
scratches, bruises, cuts, wounds, sore
feet and stiff joints, Backlen's Arnica
Salve is the best in the world. Same
for burns, skin eruptions and piles.
25 cents a box. Cure guaranteed.
Sold by Haitz & Ullemeyer. drug
gists. The dread of people with weak
lungs who suffer from stubborn
coughs is consumption. Foley's
Ilonev and Tar if taken in time, cures
the cold, heals and strengthens the
lungs and always cures incipient
consumption. For sale by all drug
111 NEW HELLO HOME,
Central Union Company Moves to
Nineteenth Street Ex
change. THE BELL TO BE BUBO K0 MORE
Mere Takinz Down of the Re
ceiver Does the Business
The stars and stripes flattered gaily
today from the flag pole of the Cen
tral Union Telephone company's new
buildin? on Nineteenth street. It
was in honor of the formal occupancy
of the structure.
Last evening at 7:35 the force at the
Central Union Telephone company's
new exchange began cutting over to
the new switchboard and in 10 min
utes it was completed. The opera
tion consisted merely in punching
plugs in a series of boles in the new
board, each one connecting a subscrib
er"s line. Those attempting to use
their instruments about that time
may have wondered what the matter
was and some may bare answered
false calls, but it didn't last long So
perfect had been the preparation that
there was but 12 bad lines when the
operation was completed and these
were known to be baa before me cut
over was made. Men were at once
put at work on these and they were
n.xta in a lew nours.
The main thing for the subscriber
to bear in mind under the new ar
rangement is that he need not hence-
forth ring the bell. In fact ringing
does nothing whatever, the mere tak
ing down of the receiver doing all
that lies in the power of the
user to do. After the opera
tor has answered a call and
made a connection she will not cut
into the convereatioa unless her at
tention is called by working the hook
nn and tnvrn. Thia lierhta anil ex
tinguishes the incandescent lamp
which is lighted when tne receiver is
first taken down. Neither will it be
necessary to ring off, for the hanging
up of the hook does the business by
again lighting the light, and it is only
extinguished by breaking the connec
tion. There will be no deceiving the
operator hereafter, for she will know
by the automatic action of a system
of lights and disappearing discs ex
actly what both parties are doing. If
a line is busy she will connect the one
who calls with a humming instrument
that makes a sound resembling that
produced by a healthy electric fan and
accompanied by regular beats. If the
line .will not answer she connects
with a machine giring a similar
sound, except that the beats come in
pairs, so to speak. The only difficul
ty anticipated in getting tte new or
der started is slow service for a few
dajs while the operators are becoming
familiar with their new duties.
Operation of New I'laat.
An attempt on the part of anyone
not an electrician to comprehend the
new devices that go to make up a
perlect telephone system would make
him dizzy. The lines are operated by
a current from a storage battery of
11 cells, which are charged by a ay-,
namo run bv a motor which in turn
is run by a power wire. There is no
possibility of the power failing. The
call bells are rang by another instru
ment, which gives an alternating car
rent. There are arrangements for pro
tecting the instruments from both
heavy dynamic and static currents.
Each operator will do her share of the
work and each will be in connection
with all subscribers1 lines. The plant
as now arranged will accommodate
six times as many subscribers as there
are in Bock Island, and arrangements
can be made for the accommodation
of an indefinite number besides.
The company has 14 men at work
in Moline putting in new instruments
for all subscribers and as soon as pos
sible they will begin work here.
The instruments are now stored in
the basement of the central office and
the installation will not take long.
The apparatus has. been put in by
the Western Electric company, of
Chicago, and C. McBerty and his as.
sistants, J. M. Carey and W. It
Bander, who have done the work, de
serve credit for the manner in which
they have accomplished the task.
Manager Roberts has been assisted by
Division Inspector R. C. Matlock and
Division Foreman O. S. Morse, of the
Central Union company.
The new exchange was designed by
Drack & Kerns. It was built by
Heidemann & Schroeder. The found
ation work was done by McConochie
& Son. The building complete cost
116,000.' It is of pressed brick, two
stories high. It is a neat, substantial
structure, and adds much to the
beauty of the street on which, it
The basement is for storage pur
poses. On the first floor are the
manager's office, cashier's office and
public toll station. On the second
floor is the operators quarters.
The cost of rebuilding the lines
throughout the city, substituting me
tallic circuits for the old ground lines
and installing the new operating
plant was f 97,000.
The office force of the Central Union
is composed as follows:
Manager W. B. Roberts.
Clerk Miss Birdie Ojtmru.
Toll Operator Miss Elizabeth Al
Trunk Line Operator Miss Bcuna
Dav Operators Misses Tina Bleu
er, Dora Stuj;leman, Mildred Dietz
Vinnie Ostroin, Jennie Oliver. Maud
Stannard, Anna Studer, May Nold.
Night Operators Misses Lora Os
trom and Kose Brennan.
MACHINE TO PLAY PIANO
Perfect Marie Produced by the Pianola, a
W. C. Totten has accepted the
agency for the tri-cities of the pi
anola, an instrument which plays a
piano automatically, and manufact
ured by the Eolian company, of New
York. The pianola may be attached
to any piano and a noLched paper roll
passing through the former sets in
operation compressed air that causes
the kej a to be struck by rubber fing
ers. Ihe intensity of sound is regu
lated perfectly by the pedals and by
small levers that increase or diminish
the quantity of air that is admitted to
operate the fingers. In this it is dif
ferent from all other instruments of
he kinds previously invented. The
merest novice can make music that is
lecnmcaiiy correct and mere is a
chance for the development of any de
gree oi skill in securing the expres
sion. One element of life is gained in
the music from the fact that the rolls
are cut exactly as the piece is played
by a skilled musician, ihe pianola
is a new invention and has been on
the market but a short time, but it
has the indorsement of many mu
sicians of world-wide repute.
At noon next Sunday a new time
card will go into effect on the Rock
Island & Peoria. The train now leav
ing at 8:45 p. m. daily will leave at
:3o p. m. and wnl not run bunday
The irain now leaving at 8:05 a. m
and arriving at 10:20 p. m. daily ex
cept Sunday will be run on the same
time, but will run on Sunday here
after. All other trains will run as at
The U., It. I. & N. W. road is to
build a spur track to Pender's stone
quarry at rorty-second street.
Story of slave.
To be bound hand and foot for years
by the chains of disease is the worst
form of slavery. George D. Williams,
of Manchester, Mich., says: "My
wire has been so helpless for five
years that she could not turn over in
bed alone. After using two bottles
ef Electric Bitters she is wonderfully
improved and able to do her own
work." This supreme remedy for
female diseases quickly cures ner
vousness, sleeplessness, melancholy.
neadacne. backacne, tainting and
dizzy spells. It is a godsend to weak,
sickly, run down people. Care guar
anteed. Only 50e. Sold by Ilartz &
Goshen, 111., Genesee Pure Food
company, Le Rov, N. Y. Dear Sirs:
Some days since a package of your
Grain-O preparation was left at my
office. I took it home and gave it a
trial, and 1 have to say I was very
much pleased with it as a substitute
for coffee. We have always used the
best Java and Mocha in our ramily.
but I am free to say I like the Grain-O
as well as the best coffee I ever drank.
A. C J.1CKS09, M. U.
V. B. Conklin, Bowersville. O.,
says: "l received more benefit from
Foley's Kidney Cure than from months
of treatment by physicians." Take
no substitute. For sale by all drug-
At prices that will surprise the keenest buyers. When we try
to tell of them we just "lose our way," so we'll ask you to
come and see for yourself. In our east window you will find
Men's, Boys1 and Youths Shoes at from
Less than the regular prices, while in the west windL' are
Ladies', Misses1 and Ch ildren's Shoes at prices that should
make you twice glad. Bring your pocket book to carry home ,
the money you save in buying here.
Central Shoe Store,
For Bargains In
SEE OUR LINE.
ADAMS WALL PAPER
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PFEVLNTS HAIR FF0M r4LLIf. 0UI CUTES DDRiHT PfaUMS BALDNESS
cum u scur disuses .no rs mi ifom ccust rw saie nv dklggims
RUSSIAN CHEMICAL COMPANY. CHICAGO.
For sale In Rock Island by W. H. Marshall. Druggist. Harper Housa Pharmacy.
For Sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
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.
BAUERSFELD & SEXTON. 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 1393.
RIDE READING STAN
I must sell all wheels in stock by August 7, re-.
gardless of cost. Come in and examine them
and get prices.
A. J. RIESS, Agent.
Saves many dollars by Clean
ing the Straw Hats of the
family, prolonging their use
fulness by making last year's
hats as clean as new.
There is nothing to take the
place of Linane for its pur
pose. It is the best straw
cleaner ever discovered.
Bent bj mail, poatpaid, on receipt
of price, 35 cent a buz.
DAHNSEHS' DRUG STORE,
1712 Second Avenue.
310-314 Twentieth Street.
Dr. B. Coffman,
& V. J
If your eyes ache after reading;
the print appears blurred; if you are
near sighted; if you have any defect
whatever, do not neglect it. Consult
a competent graduate optician, skilled
in every branch of the profession.
Charges moderate compared with the
high character of the work. Satis
faction guaranteed in" every respect.
COXSCXTATIOJf AKT EXA.MIXATIOIT FSXZ
At bis permanent office. 39 Me
WANU3 BUILDING, Corner Second
and Main streets, Davenport, la.,
every Friday, Saturday and Sun
day forenoons. Hoar 9 a. m.to 6 p.
m.; Saturdays, 9. a. m. to 6. p. m.;
Sundays, 10 a. m. to 12.
Wflt -P. Tm at" eNtZ;:'-