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THE AKGTJS, WEDNESDAY; FEBKTJABY O, 1SOI.
FINE FURNITURE, LACE CURTAINS, BRASS
BEDS. CARPETS, OFFICE DESKS, DRAPERY
STUFFS, TAPESTRY CURTAINS, combination
desks and book cases, Davenports, Turki h chairs,
rope portiers, woven tapestries, fancy covered down
pillows, couch covers and hangings, parlor chairs,
rockers, divans, etc , etc. marked at prices to close
out a good opportunity to make home attractive
at small outlay.
Our furniture buyer has secured a fine stock of
dressing cases, and we will clos2 them oat at the re
markably low price of Eleven Dollars and Seventy
five Cents. The cases are carved and have French
bevel plate mirrors, swell front top drawers, hand
Cor Sixteenth Street
Where Accurate Time is Necessary GET A BALL WATCH.
Manufacturing Jewtler and Optician.
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.
BAUEBSFELD & SEXTON 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 129S.
Patterns that Please
at Prices that Please.
Don't worry about the fit, style and
. workmanship. We attend to that. We
want pleased patrons, the kind that
stay We care for the quality, you care ; .
for the price, ..
Imported Goods at Domestic Goods
LAPITZ, THE TAILOR,
321 Brady Street,
and Second Avenue
FOR THE TWIN-CITIES.
Jr-i",Ai a 1 TS -?cav fj'sn r. over I I fcy V III Ml
HEW FACTORY IN VIEW
Substantial Concern That Con
templates Removal From
CITY 01 EOOK ISLAND IS FAVORED
Representative of Company Has
Conference With Club
Efforts looking to the opening of a
factory site in the western portion of
Rock Island are beginning to bear
fruit. When it becomes noised that
a city is seeking new manufactories
letters start pouring in from all sections-
of the country from concerns
making extravagant representations
as to their trade, etc., and intimating
that a removal could be ac omplished
if it were made an object for the pro
prietors. Little attention is given communi
cations of this sort, but when Rock
Iland hears of a substantial industry
that is desirous of a location offering
improved facilities, an invitation is
extended to the owners to pay a .visit
to the city, see what we have, and all
honorable means exercised to get them
to settle here.
A representative of the latter sort
of factory has been in Rock Island for
several days. . lie has held a confer
ence with the committee on manufac
tures of the Rock Island Club, ai-d
been informed of the purpose to par
chase a tract of land advantageously
situated with reference to transporta
tion facilities, etc., and what encour
agement could be consistently extend
ed his company to take the trouble to
Close Touch Wtth Trade.
lie said the company, now located
in a city east of here, was desirious
of getting in closer touch with its
trade, which was almost exclusively
in the west, and furthermore wanted
to be so that it could do river
shipping. lie expressed himself as
greatly pleased with Rock Island, and
while not in a position as yet to
definitely announce whether a re
moval of bis factory would be mide
immediately, left the inference that
Rock Island could expect to hear
from him again.
The company has been in business
20 years. It is managed by men .of
known financial standing. They want
to expand, their increasing trade de
mands it, and before making alter
ations, intend finding a location that
will be suited to their needs.
FAIR IS TO HELP RAISE
INDUSTRIAL HOME DEBT.
Au address to the public has been
prepared by E. C. Berry, John Bitty,
M. W. Battles, George Theirmin.J.
W. Cavanaugh and Peter Nelson, o-f
the Industrial Home association, set
ting forth the object of the fair to be
held at the roller rink commencing
Feb. 21. It is stated that the associ
ation is incorporated and has erected
a building wherein all unions of or
ganized labor may hold their meet
ings. There is still an indebtelness'
of fll.500 on the building. The fair
is one of the . means by which the
association hopes to raise this
amount. The address says in con
clusion: "The Industrial Home association
has no salaried officers and there are
no certificates of tock held by any of
the members or any on the outride
except' the above mentioned mort
gage, which we want to get rid of as
soon as possible. Our business agent,
T. H. Thomas, who has acted as trus
tee and agent since the erection of the
building, and is now agent for the
association, has rendered all his ser
vices, at all times, free of charge, as
have also the professional men with
whom we have had dealings The
above mentioned facts are set forth
in order that the public in general
may fully understood the true condi
tion of the affairs of the industrial
home. We hope that as in the past
you will come to our assistance at
our coming fair and by your presence
and donations to the same help to
swell the receipts, and thank you one
and all in advance for any aid you
may see fit to give."
CapC O'Connor's Birthday.
Capt. John O'Connor's 18th birth
day anniversary was made the occa
sion of a happy gathering of friends
at his home. 1417 Fourth avenue, last
evening., Capt. O'Connor was pre
sented a pretty silver cup and saucer
The evening was devoted to cards,
and at midnight a bountiful spread
was partaken of. The guests . were
Messrs. and Mesdames Ainsworth,
Iletter. Lattig. Barker, Grotegut. Eug
lin and Swanson. .
I bor. by give notice that I will net
bo responsible for bills contracted by
iny wife, Mrs. V. Hansen.
Rock Island, III., Feb. 6, 1901.
A Frightful Blander
Will often cause a horrible burn
scald. ' cut or bruise. ' Bucklin's
Arnica Salve will kill the pain and
promptly heal it. Cures fever sores,
ulcers, boils, corns, all skin eruptions.
Best pile cure on earth. Only 25
cents a box. Cure-guaranteed. Sold
by Hartz & Ulleineyer druggists.
Tin Kind Ysn Haw Always Bvi-jjA
ARE TO IMPROVE LAND
IN WEST END OF TOWN.
Carl -Helpenstell has purchased a
half interest in 24 acres of land owned
by ex-Aid. William Roth, and which
lies between First and Fifth streets,
and south of Thirteenth avenue. The
land is in the neighborhood of the
proposed new factory site, and the
owners are understood to have under
consideration plans that will event
ually redound to the industrial value
of the community.
T. J. Medill is in Springfield.
Mrs. Sam Arndt visited in II i nipt on
T. L. Segester has returned from a
trip to Mexico.
Mrs. Hettie llosley. of 2717 Eighth
avenue, is suffering with typnoid
Mrs. John Orrey, of Kewanee, has
returned home after a visit at the home
of E. E. Black.
City Attorney and Mrs. J. K. Scott
left at noon for Chicago. Tney will
Senator II. V. Fisher, of Geneseo,
passed through the city on his way
to Springfield today.
John Mullen, formerly a clerk in
the Rock Island local freight office, is
visiting in Rock Island aud Daven
port. The condition of Dr. J. M. Silvis,
who has typhoid fever, is causing
much apprehension among his friends.
His condition was critical list night
and there is but slight improvement
Benjamin Whitsitt, of Preemption,
who recently submitted to an opera
tion in Chicago for the reduction of a
fractured clavicle, is reported as do
ing well. His brother, Richard, left
today to attend him.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE B D. B.
High School Society Meets at Ilouie of
' Will Collins.
The anniversary of the organization
of the B D. B. society ot tne' high
school was celebrated last evening at
the home of Will Collius. The 18
boys who compose the membership
were all on hand at- roll call and sev
eral hours were devoted to recollec
tions of the stormy school days of a
year ago, of whicn the society was
one of the results, the boys banding
together for mutual protection and
pleasure." 1'hey had a splendid time
ARE WELL PLEASED SO FAR.
Action On Legislative Contest Katisfactory
JK.gardless ot Outcome.
The announcement ia last night's
Aki.ls that the McEairy-Andrews
lejrislative contest had been , referred
by the house committee on contests
to a sub-committee of democrat ws
the source of much satisfaction to
local democrat, and particularly to
Mr. McEniry's friends. The refer
ring of the matter to a committee of
the pirty injures the proper disposi
tion of the matter on its merits,
whatever the decision may be. taking
the controversy back to the question
of which of the two ws the proper
nominee of the party after the county
judges had declared the contesting
legislative conventions inoperative,
and thus passing upon the legality of
the action of the secretary of state in
permitting both candidates to go on
the democratic ticket as entitled to
three votes. Mr. McEniry's friends
feel that the course that has been
adopted is highly favorable to their
No Headway Made.
Moline business men, who are pro
moting the opening of a new road
directly south from the Rock river
bridgenear that city to Coal Valley,
had a meeting yesterday with the
Coal Valley highway commissioners
to consider a petition for the improve
ment. The commissioners ruled that
in calling the meeting the required
10-days' notice had not been given
and therefore blocked any action thai
might have been taken otherwise.
The commissioners, so tbey say in
Moline, are opposed to the new road
because it will take trade away from
Coal Valley merchants. Another
meeting will be called.
An interesting meeting of the Rock
Island Democratic club was fceld last
night at Turner ball. It was devoted
to a discussion of the political out
look for the spring, all being pleased
with the situation and confident that
the democrats can rec aim control of
the city government if they will but
get up and dust, as it is apparent on
every hand that the people have
enough of the present administration
lh Modern Way
Commends itself to the well in
formed, to do pleasantly and effect
ually what was formerly done in the
crudest manner and disagreeably as
well. To cleanse the system and
break up colds, headaches and fevers
without unpleasant after effects, use
the deligntiul liquid laxative remedy,
Syrup of Figs. Made by California
tig byrup company.
A powerful engine cannot be run
with a weak boiler, and we can't keep
up the strain of an active life with a
weak stomach; neither can we stop
the human machine to make repairs, f
11 tne stomacn cannot digest cnougn
food to keep the body strong, such a
preparation as Kodol Dysppsia Care
should bo used. It digestse what you
eat and it simply can't help but do
vou irood. B. II. Bieber and Hartz &
"Ullemeyer. ...... .
County is Already Enjoying
Benefits of Rural Free
E0UTE3 THAT ABE IN 0PEEATI0N
Two Leading From Milan Peti
tions in South Rock Island
The free delivery of rural mail in
this county, although begun but a few
months ago, has already demonstrated
its value, ami efforts are being made
to have the service extended as rap
idly as possible. Etrly last fall the
first route, called route No. 1, was
established, running out of Milan.
It lies for the most part in Rural
township, covering and connecting
the Monmouth and Kaoxville road.
The second route, called route No 2,
lies for the most part in Bowling,
extending to within a mile of Taylor
llidge and going almost to the county
line on the south.
Each route is about twenty five
miles in length, the act under which
rural mail routes are established re
quiring 100 families within a circuit
of 25 miles. Each family to whom
ma'l is delivered has a box placed at
the side "of the road along the route
with the name and "U. S. Mail" upon
it in plain letters
Not All On the Roate.
Of course not all the parties who
htve mail carried live on the
route, and some of them go a mile or
more for the mail after it is delivered.
At one corner on route No. 2, running
out of Milan, there are 11 boxes for
persons liviog on the intersectiog
The boxes are owned by the parties
whose names they bear. They are
bought from a firm that makes a
business of manufacturing them.
There are two kinds, a plain wooden
one costing $1 50 aud a steel one
with steel post costing $ 3. Both are
provided with locks aud one key will
tit all the boxes on a rcu'e.
The carriers use light, covered
wagons drawn by twohors-es and con
structed after the plan of an ordin iry
milli wagon. There are pigeon holes
arranged about ' the iuterior and the
mail is sorted before the trip i be
gun. The carrier, is of course, bound
by contract to start on his route at a
certain time and to have liniibed
within a given number of hours. He
gets $500 per annum, and is on the
road every day in the year except
Sunday. Some carrier follow the
practice of reversing the direction on
alternate days so at to equalize the
time of delivery all along tbe line.
Two other routes are contemplated
in this vicinity, one teginning in this
city and covering practically the
whole of South Rock Island, and the
other beginning at Milan and running
west into Andalusia township. Tne
petition for the former is being cir
culated and Postmaster Thomas is
lending; the proposition hir support.
The petition for the other has the
requisite nutnbsr of names and is
ready to forward to Washington. Of
course the postollice department is
Hooded with similar petitions, and
some time must elapse before new
ones receive attention.
Otto Hatzenbuhler, of Detroit,
United States inspector of rural free
delivery of mail, arrived in the city
this morning and went to Milan this
afternoon to look after the delivery
routes centering in that village.
FOR BUFFALO EXPOSITION.
Capt. IlarrU Visits Arsenal In the Interest
of tbe Oovernment.
Capt. Peter C. Harris, of the 9th
infantry, in charge of the government
exhibition at tbe BalTlo exposition,
was a visitor at Rock Island arsenal
today, spending last niht at the Har
per house. He came here under au
thority from the war depirtment to
look over tha manufactures of the ar
senal and to select such articles as
migh be needed to contribute to the
nttractivene-s and completeness of the
ttiplay at Buffalo.
. - 1
Amualance Calls. .
Mrs. W. J. French was taken from
her home at 1010 Eighth avenue to
St Anthony's hospital in the ambu
Ry Reno was removed from 2525
Fifth avenue to the hospital.
All druggists are authorized by the
manufacturers of Remick's Eczema
Cure and Remick's Fepsin Blood
Tonic to refund the money when
they fail to cure any case of eczema
or skin eruptions.
Rheumatism Cared In m Uj.
Mystic Cure for. Rheumatism nd
Neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause ard the dis
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits. 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue, Rock Island; Gustave Schle
gcl & Son, 220 West Second street,
Tor the weakness and prostration
following grip there is nothing so
prompt and effective as One Minute
Cough Cure. This preparation is
highly indorsed as an unfailing rem
edy for all throat and lung troubles
and its early use prevents consump
tion, it was made to cure quicniy.
B. H. Bieber and Hartz & Ullemeyer.
Tbe New Embroideries.
10,000 Tarda to Select From.
This week we place on sale our en
tire importation of fine embroideries
direct from the makers in St. Gall,
Switzerland. New designs together
with improved means for making en
able us to show handsomer embroid
eries than ever before, and at much
Sptclal Lots fcr This Week.
To start the embroidery season with
a rush, we offer the following lots at
, the cost to import:
1.000 yards Cambric Edgings
and insertions, worth 6c, at, a
1,250 yards fine Cambric Edgings,
manufactured to sell at 9 to
12c, will go quick at 6c and . . gc
At 10c a yard extraordinary lot of
high grade work in Edgings and
Iasertings, none worth less
than 18c, all at, a yard JOC
At 12A a yard beautiful lot of Flounc
ings, Edgings and Inaertings in
Ccmbric and Nainsook, worth
just double, take them at.... 12lc
These are the greatest embroidery
vftlnps ever nlaced before the Dur-
I chasing public hereabout. Handsome
All-overs. Handsome Nainsook and
: Cambric matched sets, at unusually
L. S. McCabe & Co.
720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1 728 Second Avenue.
Eeery garment in our stock is permeated with newness and
style. Rightly made goods at rightly figured prices, made of
fabrics and patterns that are the result of experience and
clothing knowledge. Bought for this season these goods must
bo sold now. We will not carry a garment over under any
consideration Hear the ring cf these prices:
nr ,, ON ALL OVERCOATS AND
2o per cent disctiunt ulsteks.
Ofl . ON ALL HEAVY WEIGHT
20 per cent discount underwear.
$25 MEN'S SUITS ALL MARKED 5!Q
DO A N TO
MEN'S STIFF BOSOM SHIRTS, WORTH $1. ALL CQ.
MARKED DOWN TO
iso.' cond Avenue
Looking Over Our
DORN, THE TAILOR.
18 1 2 Second Avenue.
n jtr t .
If your child has not a warm cap, see the nice
assortment of Cloth and Camel's Hair Caps
which we have placed on sal 2 this week at half
price. ' -
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Phon 1237 Corner Twentieth Sin tt and FourthuAYenue.
Special Display and Sale of
' This week we open up five cases of
handsome dress and shirt waist
125 pieces handsome Ginghams, new
est designs, values l'2lc a
yard, at per yard tOc
125 pieces Scotch Ginghams in all the
latest colorings and weaves,
will be sold at, yard 12C
Packed away in a bin in an obscure
corner of our basement storeroom
we found 17 dozen brown Turkish
bath towels, large sizes, worth 20
to SOc, are badly soiled, mussed
and dirty, while they . last,
pick them lively at, per pick JOC
Remember, while they last. Don't
expect to find them all clean.
Closing out all the hand sleds at 15C
Ladies' 25c wool hose, ribbed
and plain JOC
Children's heavy ribbed wool
18c mittens for Qc
We find too high a pile of heavy
12c Canton flannel, so we say J q
Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock 3-quart gran
ite iron deep pudding pans,
the 15c kind, 7c each "Jc
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St
Novelties in Woolens
you may be absolutely sure of
finding something to suit you, no
matter what your taste may be.
We show such a variety of pat
terns that everyone is sure to bo
pleasjed. Bear in remembrance,
please, that the cloth is only one
item with us designing, cutting,
honest aad Bkillful "putting to
gether" are factors in making
you a satisfactory suit.