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THE AUGUS, MONDAY", NOVEMBER 11, 1901.
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN
You should take advantage of
the marvelous bargains offered
from our gigantic stock of mer
chandise. Hoom must be made
for the loads of new funds that
are arriving daily. Our receiv
ing room is stocked to Ihc ceil
ing with new merchandise.
In Order to Make Room'
for this Immense
It is imperative that the goods
we have on hand now must be
xold regardless price in order
to make room.
Leave orders for floral designs.
all coons di:livi:hi:i.
Phone 4474. 319-321 Twentieth St.
Soft or Stiff.
No matter what kind of a
hat 70a prefer, we have them
in any popnlar style, and we
know you'll find them grace
ful and fashionable.
Our f3.00 and 3.60 Hats are
ones of quality. They will hold
sbape and eoler, and will be a
credit to you to the last stitch.
Call and see them at
1714 Second Avenue.
We always make it a point to
have some special features in
the way of CANDY. Iiight
now we have our delicious
KOME MADE CAliAMELS,
made as only this house can
make them, strictly pure,
from the richest of cream,
not a substitute of carmel,
butter and glucose, and the
prices are reasonable.
In addition to our leading
brands of Chocolates and Bon
Bons, we have just received a
fresh line of the celebrated
Come and try a box and con
vince yourself that their
equal cannot be gotten else
where. Remember your PARTY or
WEDDING will always be a
success by ordering some of
Our Individual Moulds frozen
dainties, wedding and fancy
The Old Reliable Party Supply House,
1716 and 1718 Second avenue.
Tri-City Labor Congress Decides
! to Acknowledge Authority
of A. F. of II.
WILL FURTHER ATMS OF LOCAL BODY
Barbers Seek State Law to Regulate
Qualifications of Knights
of the Itazor.
The Tri-City Labor oonrres:; vis
it at its regular monthlv meet.
rtf,:icted upon the recommendation
4X tne president, E. C. Berry, and
voted to affiliate with the American
Federation of Labor.
Heretofore the organization has
been independent of state mi l na
tional bodies, Ktanding responsible
to no higher authority. The time
has come, however, when it felt that
an affiliation with the American Fed
eration will place the congress in a
position to better accomplish its
There is a movement on foot
anion; the barbers of the state
against the so-called '"barber
schools" that are turning out pupils
so rapidly, and a general - effort is
lieing1 made to secure the passage by
the state legislature of a law, similar
to that in force in other states, reg
ulating the qualifications of barbers
and making it necessary for one to
pass a specified examination before
being eligible to follow the trade.
The matter was placed before the
congress yesterday and received its
endorsement. It was' referred to the
different unions represented with in
structions to lav the matter before
the members of the legislature in
Antrnal Kenolation Heard From.
The resolution censuring the au
thorities at Uoek Island arsenal for
permitting the playing of golf there
luring the period between the death
and the funeral 0? the late President
McKinley. which was passed at the
last meeting, was referred to Con
gressman Prince. lie replied that it
would have to come, Ik fore the war
department. Accordingly the reso
lution was sent to that branch at
Washington and a
edging its receipt
early attention was
read before the
A resolution was passed indorsing
the bill now being prepared to bring
before the next session of congress
providing for all marine construction
work to be done directly by the gov
ernment instead of letting it out by
Sillier let In IJnr.
The Jameson mine at Wanlock was
placed on the fair list, the proprie
tors having signed the scale. There
are but two mines in the jurisdiction
of the congress that are not now on
the fair list.
I he committee appointed at a pre
vious meeting to nrrange for a
change of the constitution to make
the congress a mass body instead of
line made mi of delegates from the
unions affiliating, ttsked for further
time, having failed to complete its
work. The request was granted.
Iteports of officers show the congress
to be in the best condition both
For the Holidays
You want your Phot ogra pi 1 s
for Christmas. Have them
taken .soon so they may lx;
done on time. Thanksgiving
will be a good day for family
groups. Make appointments
in advance. You'll like our
The Blakeslee Studio
1822 Third Ave. Telephone 45S3
COIN'S IS THE PLACE
We serve Tea, Coffee and
Chocolate. Ladies' lun
cheons a specialty.
Coin's Palace of Sweets
1810 Beeond Arenas. Phona 10S Bock Island
Fourth, od Brady. Ffcoaa elU Iaenport
financially and otherwise, that it has
experienced at any time in the latter
years or its existence.
BOCK ISLAND COUNTY FARMER
IS CAUGHT FOR A BIG SUM
According to yesterday's Daven
port Republican, a Bock Island coun
ty farmer whose name is concealed
has been purchasing experience in
that city at the rate of about $1,700
ler month. The gentleman from
this side is represented as something;
of a sport and pretty well establish
A few months ago, so the storv
runs, he became acquainted with
good-looking witlow over the river
and in the course of time his regard
for her ripened into affection and he
finally proposed and was accepted.
Now the widow had only recently
become freed from her former al
liance and one of the pleas in her di
vorce bill was that tdie was entirely
without the means of support. When
fche became engaged to the Bock Is
land man, however, she began to live
high. She established herself in
fine suite of rooms at West Second
and Scott streets, where the agri
culturist was a regular caller.
In about a month the widow had
expended $1,700 of the farmer's
money anil then it was the latter 1m
gan to suspect that a Davenport
barber was giving him a run for his
cash. Being a man of resources he
skirmished around and dug up proof
of the fact and then went to see an
attorney. The lawyer summoned the
widow and the barber to his office
where thev met the farmer and had
The upshot of it was that the trim
mer of hair went out among his
friends and raised $100 as a first pay
ment on the account. the other
$!,-(M is still outstanding on not
verv good security, but the Daven
port pair have given their sacred
promise to liquidate as fast as pos
I'lie Independents of this city and
the Moline Fifth ward football teams
played to a draw at the Bock Island
nirk yesterday afternoon. There
was a good crowd present. In a to
al of j5 minut-es of pluy neither side
succeeded in scoring.
Fhe Illinois State t'niversity foot
ball team, which won such a signal
victory at Iowa City Satu ".lay, nr
rived in this city on the Midnight
train Saturday nijrht nnrl put up at
the Harper house. They took the 8
o'clock IVoria train yesterday morn
ing on their way home to Champaign
The Terre Haute Baseball associa
tion litis signed Lou Walters to suc
ceed Krieg ns manager next season
lie was second baseman and captain
last season, and will continue at sec
ond, it being the purpose of the man
agement to have a playing manager
instead of one on the bench. Walt
ers was conceded to have been the
brains of the team last season, al
though Krieg got the credit. The
Terre Haute team will lose First
Baseman Bichardson, who has signed
with St. Louis, and Omaha lias put in
a claim for Left Fielder Carter, who
was loaned to Terre Haute last sea
son. It is likely that Center Fielder
Brady will be with Decatur. Terre
Haute has offered to trade Brady and
Bitcher Swaim for I'itcher Dorner,
who made a. great record with De
catur. Scott, who pitched several
games for Cincinnati, has been
SEASON'S FIRST TURKEY SHOOT
Marlhi Rifle Club Member I)WpM of 1?
The Marlin Bifle club disposed of
19 turkeys at a shoot, the first of the
season, at the Klui stret range Sat
urday afternoon. All the partici
pants came oil with something to
show for having engaged in the con
test. , The score was as follows: F.
O. Davis, 2; S. Kdwards, 2; .lulius
Junge, 2; James Darnell, 2; Col. C.
W. Dirrham,2; T. B. Beidy, 1; Walter
Freeman. 1; B. D. Connelly, 1; S. F.
Cilman. 1: John Ohlweiler. 1; F. F.
Borgolte. 1; C. F. Lynde, 1; Lot liar
Harms, 1; Otto Batting, 1.
Met His Match.
That well known historical person
age, Augustus the Strong, elector of
Saxony, has furnished the subject for
many a tale of his wonderful muscular
power. "We need refer only to one
characteristic story iu which, however.
be met bis match. On the occasion in
question he entered a blacksmith's
shop. To show his suit how strong he
was, picking up several horseshoes, he
broke one after the other, asking the
blacksmith whether he had no better.
When It came to paying the bill, the
Elector Augustus threw a six dollar
piece on the anvil. It was a very
thick coin. The blacksmith took It up,
broke it In half, saying:, "Pardon me,
but I have given you a trood horseshoe,
and I expect a good coin In return."
Another six dollar piece was given
him, but he broke that and five or six
others, when the humiliated elector put
an end to the performance by handing
the blacksmith a loulsd'or, pacifying
him by saying. "The dollars were prob
ably made of bad metal, but this gold
piece. I hope, Is good."
Lewis Ockerman, Goshen, Ind.: De
Witt's little Early Kisers never bend
me double like other pills, but do
ueir work thoroughly and make me
feel like a boy." Certain, thorough,
gentle. D. H. Bieber and llarta &.
Subscribe for The Argus.
THE FIZZLES OF KNOX
Misdirected Efforts of the Mayor
in Connection With Fire
A STJCCES3 AS A VOLUNTEER
a Failure as to Knowledge
In the old davs of the volunteer
fire department there was no one
more conspicuous in the service than
the present mayor of the city, B. F.
Knox, who was invariably cue of the
first to run a half-mile, more or less.
to the engine house, ring the bell
half an hour, and then sprint another
half mile with the apparatus to the
scene of the hre. lie neltt various
positions up to chief, and in each
of them he distinguished himself.
As far as a volunteer went his knowl
edge was cuual to that of any one
who ever wore the red shirt or car
ried a trumpet.
But when the paid department
came into operation lnox s knowl
edge of fire-lighting methods became
extinct. He was uqe of those who
could not see the advantage, neces
sity or occasion of changing the
time-honored customs. B;r it said to
his credit, however, when after the
establishment of the paid system he
was elected u member of the city
council unci there came to him a
realization of what a paid depart
ment meant to the city, he became
one of its staunchest supporters. Vet
when he entered upon his duties as
mayor he still demonstrated tnat he
had not yet acquired the complete
grasp or conception or nil tnat was
essential to the maintenance of ia
paid system. He continued to cling to
tne volunteer idea, and under , his
first administration the service ran
steadily down. All semblance of dis
cipline disappeared, and when Mr.
Knox closed bis first term as mayor
the department was so demoralized
that it will be recalled the c.ty wus
obliged to bring an expert from
Chicago to replace it on its proper
Hop Again lilanted.
When Mayor Knox entered upon his
second term as nmyor and instead of
repenting bis former error and put
ting in charge of the department a
mnn who knew nothing about the
paid system he retained in office the
present efficient and experienced
hitf. the people again ventured to
hope lie had learned ioaietlnng more
nbont what was necessary for the
government and direction of a paid
system. But when in his inaugural
message he gave expression to ins
views on the installment of an alarm
system it became plainly evident that
liis knowledge of a paid department
was connned only to wnaT nan oeen
revealed to him and that his general
onception of all that . pertained to
the making of the system adequate
and perfect was still lacking.
I'he countenancing tin his part or
the use of telephones ns n means of
fire alarm only bears out the ideas
contained in his message, but shows
gain that it is only by the lessons
f experience that Mr. Knox can
omprcheiid the difference between a
paid department and" a volunteer de-
s The Argus has repeatedly said.
there is only one system equal to the
requirements of a city the size of
Jock Island, and that is the direct
alarm. The council has to go no fur
ther than Davenport, Peoria, Dubu
que, l. lit ca go or hi. ioius, or any
ity that has given attention to its
department to substantiate this as
Cards of Thaultit.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to neighbors and friends.
members of the city council. Ger
mania lodge and I'laddeutschen
Broeder, and to those who contrib
MKS. H. H. LOUSE, ,
If. A. LOHSK.
;US A. LOUSE.
Fezler and family de-
Mrs. .T. K.
ire to puniiciy nsKnowieuge ineir
1 , t AT -
gratitude to friends, neighbors and
articularly in the sisters, nurses
and attendants of St. Anthony s hos
pital ond the Maccabees for the
kindly offices rendered during their
When you feel that life is hardly
worth the candle take a dose of
hamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. They will cleanse your
stomach, tone up your liver and reg
ulate your, bowels muking you feel
like a new man. For sale by all
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets cure biliousness, constipa
tion and headache. They are easy to
take and pleasant in effect. For sale
by all druggists.
Sciatic Rheumatism Cared.
L. Wagner, wholesale druggist,
Richmond, Va., says: "I had a fear
ful attack of sciatic rheumatism, was
laid up almost two montns; was for
tunate enough to get Mystic Cure for
Rheumatism, 'lhis cured roe after
doctor's prescriptions hud failed to
have any effect. have also heard
of fine results from others who have
used it." Sold by Otto Grotjau, 1501
Second avenue, Cock Island. Gust
Schlegel & Son, - 20 West Second
LOCAL MEMBERSHIP IN THE
M'KINLEY ARCH COMMISSION
Prof. H. B. Hayden. superintendent
01 tne city schools, has received no
tice of his appointment as a member
of the educational committee of the
William McKinley Memorial Arch as'
sociation, of Washington, which is to
erect a memorial arch to the late ex
ecutive in the national capital. Mr.
Hayden will bring the matter to the
attention of the board of education
at its meeting tomorrow evening.
The editor of The Argus has been
appointed a member of the national
press committee of the William Mc
Kinley Memorial Arch association
This association has been incorpo
rated under the laws of the' District
of Columbia for the purpose of erect
ing a Memorial arch in the city of
Washington. Hon. Henry B. F. Mc
Farland. president of the board of
commissioners of the district, is
president, and Secretary tiajje is
treasurer of the association.
It is proposed to place the memor
ial arch preferably at the Washing
ton approach to the Memorial Bridge
across the Botoniee connecting Wash
ington with Arlington, which Pres
ident McKinlev earnestly desired and
recommended to congress as "a 111011
iimcnt to American patriotism."
Contributors to the memorial fund
ivill be made members of the assoei
itioii. Any contributions left at The
Argus office will be duly acknowl
edged and forwarded to the treas
urer of the association.
There Are ThouManda of Thrni Who
lleve as .This Woman Doe.
Mrs. Ira Knowlton, of Butte, Mon
tana, is a most enthusiastic convert
to the virtues of Stuart s Dyspepsia
Tablets as a cure for obstinate stom
ach trouble. She says: "I had poor
digestion nearly all my life. It now
seems to me that for years I never
knew what it was to be hungry, to
have a good natural appetite.
"I was troubled with gas in stom
ach causing pressure oil the heart
with palpitation and short breath.
Nearly everything I ate soured on
my stomach, sometimes 1 had cramps
in the stomach which almost resem
"Doctors told me I hail catarrh of
the stomach, but their medicines
would not reach it anil I would stiil
be a sufferer had 1 not, in sheer des
peration decided to try Stuart's Dys
"I knew they were an advertised
remedy and 1 didn't believe anything
I rend about them as I had no con
fidence in advert iseil remedies,, but
my sister living in Pittsburg wrote
me last spring telling me how Stu
art's Tablets had cured her little
daughters of indigestion and loss of
flesh and appetite and 1 hesitated no
"I bought a fifty-cent box at my
drug store and took two of the large
tablets after each meal and found
them delightful to take, being as
pleasant to the taste as caramel
candy. Whenever during the day or
night I felt any pain or uneasiness
in the stomach or about the heart I
took one of the smiill tablets and in
three weeks it secerned to me as if I
had never known what stomach
"1 keep Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
in the house and every member of
our family uses them occasionally
after a hearty meal or when any of
us have a pain or ache in the digest
Mr. E. H. Davis, of Hampton. Va..
says: "I doctored five yeaVs for
dyspepsia, but in two months I got
more benefk from Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets than in five years of the
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is the
safest as well as the simplest and
most convenient remedy for any
form of indigestion, catarrh of stom
ach, biliousness, sour stomach, bloat
ing after meals, sympathetic heart
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is not a
cheap cathartic but an active digest
ive remedy containing the pepsin and
diastase which every weak stomach
lacks, and they cure stomach troub
les because they digest the food eat
en and give the weak, abused over
worked stomach a chance to rest
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold
in every drug store in the United
States, Canada and Great Britain.
HEED THE WARNING!
The first warning of kidney trouble
Is usually pain In the back, because
the spinal cord and kidneys work In
sympathy. To avoid complications
each as Brlght's Disease or Diabetes,
get Kid-Ne-Oids now. They cure weak
back and clck kidneys to stay cured.
50c Coated tablets. Easy to take,
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
3.00 Welts for Ladies.
We are Showing a Line of Welt Shoes For $3.00
in Kid and Velours Calf
That are snappy and up-to-date in every respect. They .
are made with extension soles, common sense and Cu
ban heels, patent and stock tips. Neat and dressy good
fitters and good wearers.
Central Shoe Store,
Reliable White Pine Cough Syrup
HARTZ & ULLEMEYER,
Digging for Dollars
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY.
Mitchell & L.ynde Block, Room 38. Office hours S. a. m. to
6 p. m., and Wednesday and Saturday Evenings. Tel. 1514.
FOR BARGAINS IX
1724 Second Avenue.
Watch our windows. Showing the latest.
W. A. ROBB & CO.
19 Eighteenth Street.
1712 Second Avenue.
It's so fatally easy to neglect
that cough and let it fasten itself
firmly. Uut it's easy, also, to
White Pine Cough Syrup
A reliable remedy of our own
make. Its merit has been proven
time after time in scores of cases
and " we guarantee satisfactory
results from its use. Take the
right remedy at the right time.
It has helped others and will help
you. Price. 25e, 50c and $1.00
per bottle. Phot ographic supplies,
wholesale and retail.
301 Twentieth St.
Is a hard proposition when the mine
is exhausted. Perhaps yours is not
"panning" out as well as you expect
ed and you are temporarily embar
rassed for ready cash. We have the
funds to relieve that embarrassment
and the ability to give you rates
Avhich we are sure you will not con
sider unreasonable. We arrange
these loacs by takl g a Hen on your furciture, piano,
horses, wagons, live stock or other persoaal prop
erty. No oelay or publicity and the property remains
In your own possession. Any amount from 10 up
wards We want your business and wan I you to have
uHf nation In your dealings with us. and we will
handle it in a manner to show our dec ires.
Cannot jeopardize your life
and property when your
houses are properly wired
and lighted by electricity.
We will wire your building1
at reasonable prices, and
' gve you complete satisfac
tion. Phone 1538.