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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1901.
ALL PRAISE BALL
Educators of the Three Cities
Hail Coming of English
I INDORSEMENTS TfiOM MOLINE
Will soon be the order of the day.
Those who are on the lookout for good
things to grace their Thanksgiving Ta
ble will find some bargains in the fol
' , , '
ISev. C. A. Hembortr and Mr. Cox
Write As to
Flour, "Our Best," per sack 07c
S pounds Rolled Oats 2jc
Uncolored Japan Tea, per pound '3.3c
2-lb. can Best Baking Powder...- 23c
Dr. Price's Bakings Powder, per
Schepp Cream Fruit Pudding,. 3
Fancy New Citron, per pound.'. K'.e
10c Sack Salt ' ... 5c
Large Dried Apricots
New Mince Meat, 2 packages.,. 15c
Hock Island and Davenport Corn,
per dozen S.jc
Yeast Foam, per package....... 3c
8 bars Santa Claus Soap 2c
10c Wool Soap, 2 for...."."....... 15c
10c Irory Soap, 2 for.... 15c
Su polio, 2 for 15c
L'nameline, 2 fot'. 15c
Gold Dust Washing Powder. .. .lVsC
Swift Pride Washing Powder. . .' 15c
'z packages asning l'pwuer. . .
Toilet Soap, 25c kind -15c
Pure Borax, per 1-pound pack
Holland Herring, per keg 85c
1 lb Salmon 10c
Canned Peas, per dozen 90c
3-pound can Beets : 10c
1 dozen boxes Parlor Matches.. 10c
Italston Pancake Flour, 3 pack
New Shredded Cocoanut, per
Pint bottle Catsup, 3 for 25c
20 pounds Best Granulated
15-pound pail Jelly, per pail...... 37c
Salt Herring, per dozen.;
Smoking Tobacco, per pound..
Star Tobacco, per pound
Horse Shoe Tobacco, per pound
Wetmore's Best Tobacco, pound
New Buckwheat, 10-pound sack.
New Dried Peaches, 3 pounds..
Kic-ena, 2 packages
Corn Starch, per package
Green Gages, per can 8c, 2 for..
Kgg Plums, per can 8c, 2 for....
5c Peaches, per can
1'e.ars, per can
Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce,
per can .'
Fancy Sweet Potatoes, per peck
2532 Fifth Avenue
Our Children's Clothing
indorsements of Sir Robert Ball
the noted astronomer, who is to lec
ture under the auspices of the Tri
lity Press club Ihursdav evening of
next week at the Burtis opera house
in Davenport, were published in the
Argus last eveninir from Kock Is
land educators. The following in
dorsements ure from leading Moline
educators. Kev. O A. Hemborg
pastor of the Swedish Lutheran
church, is the recognized authority
on astronomy in Moline, a close
student of the subject, and therefore
in a )Hsitioii to appreciate the edu
cational value of the forthcoinimr
.s we nave seen in our daily pa-
ers. the I ri-l ity Tress Club has ar
ranged a lecture to be held Dec. 12th
at Davenport by Sir Kobert Ball, the
great English writer and lecturer on
Is this a common pleasure-haunt
and lay-croers affair? Oh. no
Pleasure haunts of men in great
cities soon grow wearisome, but na
ture wears a freshness and a glory
that can never fade.
Worlds, as seen by science, we be
hold only as immense masses of mat
ter rolling through space; as seen by
the eye of faith, we behold orbs of
intelligent and spiritual beings made
in likeness of their glorified Lord;
orus into which sin and death can
never enter and from which holy
worship, offered in the name of the
Son. shall go up forever to the Fath
er of all.
liat a monstrosity of ignorance
that the majority of Christian peo
pie listen not to the voices of other
worlds, although the Book savs TLe
heavens declare the glory of God,
and a train. "The works of the Lord
are great and to be sought out.
How much have you sought them
out? Have you noticed that Paul
calls you to consider Christ as a
creator of other worlds, "bv whom
also He made the Wrlds?
May 1 quote what Prof. C. A
lining, one of our greatest astrono
mers in America, said at the dcdica
lion of Kenwood observatory:
"The great lienefit, the great use of
astronomy to the world, as I under
lain! it. is intellectual culture to
the individual and to the nation a
very different thing from money
uml a nobler. 1 know of no other
science in winch we so learn to look
out of self ami so far beyond self
ami into the "Teat outside unierse
none that so promptly puts the
man into his true relations of space
and time and ixuvcr. It is not so
much knowledge knowledge is pow
er, good, excellent but it is the
learning and the knowledge after all
that develops the man and M-rfcct
the image of the Creator w it hill
We ought to thank the Press Club
for preparing the tri-citics such an
nMrt unity to start out for a world
hunt. Let us not do as the fable
tells us about a frog that lived in a
well, saving to a frog from the sea:
Nothing can In bigger than my
well." I't i:s go out in a big "star
party" and listen to Sir Koliert Ball
when he sails the infinite azure.
CAUL A. HKMBOKG.
is full and running
latest novelties in
over with all the
you see what we
Don't buy until
are showing. No
made than what we show. Prices
All the i latest
styles in Men's
YOU KNOW US.
For a few words concerning the
promised lecture on "lime and
Tide." by Sir Kobert Ball. 1 am glad
to sav that the reputation of the
jc.iker warants us in looking for
ward to an'cvenijig of rare interest
ami profit. . The great mysteries of
the stars, "the f or-get-ine-nots of the
angels." should afford a 'theme grand
enough to stir the imagination of the
dullest observer, but -when we have
the privilege of hearing the secrets
f the henvens discussed and seeing
them brilliantly illustrated by one of
the world's gifted scientists, it can
not fail to prove one of the most en
joyable and instructive evenings of a
lifetime. WM. .1. M. COX.
The following is from the Daven
port Democrat of last evening:
"There seems to lie a misunder
standing on the part of the public
as to the price of tickets for the J Jul I
lecture of Thursday evening. Dec. 12.
It is important that this lc clearly
j understood. The Press club has
done its level liest to give the jieople
of this city, ami of their sister cities,
a chance to see and hear this great
man at the lowest possible price of
admission. It has undertaken to
bring him here when other Daven
Mrt organizat ions have licen unable
to pay him his price and see their
way out. At I lie same nine n nas
been determined to put the price of
tickets within the reach of all. Here
is the price scale, officially announc
ed and correct:
proscenium box seats, $1.00.
"All the lower house. 75 cents.
"First balcony row, 75 cents.
AII of the balcony back of Hie
second row, 5il cents.'
"Gallery. 25 cent.
"In the event of the exhaustion of
the lower house and balcony seats
gallery seats at a quarter apiece will
not be at all bad. The gallery crowd,
as it is seen at the minstrel bhow,
will not be present."
Hock Island people will share
equally with the people of Davenport
in the choice oi seais, uie nouse iiav
inc been apportioned between the
MR. SEXTON IS CALLED
Before "Western League Director
Meeting at St.
M. II. Sexton, president of the
Three-I league, left last night for St.
Joseph. Mo., in response to a tele
gram from the managers of the
Western league, who are in session
there. Mr. Sexton stated before his
depatture that he did not know def
initely the purpose for which he was
summoned before the league meet
ing.' While it might have some beaT
ing on the matter of the presidency,
still he doubted it. as he understood
that .position had already been filled.
The Western league has decided to
retain its organization practically as
it wan last year, it was announced
after the meeting at St. .Joseph. Mo..
yesterday that there may lie some
change later on. but it is very doubt
ful. The meeting of magnates was
called at the instance of W. T. Van
Brunt, of St. Joe. and of Thomas F.
Burns, of Colorado Springs, the own
ers of the franchise or tnese towns.
The action of President Thomas J.
Hickcy in forming the American as
sociation in taking in some of the
cities of the Western league was cal
culated to ruin the league.
Mr. Van Brunt, who was left out
in the new arrangement. negan a
vigorous correspondence with the
magnates at other points, with the
result, that the meeting yesterday
ratified the old organization ami ac
cepted the resignation of President
Ilickey, George Tebeau, of Kansas
City, and George Lennon. of St. Paul.
lames Whitefield. of Kansas City,
was elected president, succeeding
DINNER IN HONOR OF MR. HEAD
Chairman of t'lul Itulluinfr Cummlttr"
A number of members of the Bock
land I lull last evening tendered a
testimonial dinner at the clubhouse
to r . A. Head, under whose imme
diate direction the improvements on
the building, just completed, were
mad.'. Mr. Head was head and front
GOLD IS PLENTIFUL
George Hakes Says Alaska Has
Only Been Scratched
MISLEADING STOSIES ARE TOLD
By Disappointed Prospectors One
Must Stick at
f the committee.
every detail or the
is an expression .
having charge ft
work', and it was
f appreciation of
what has been done that he was so
omplimented last evening. The
affair was a most enjoyable one in
AS TO EVENING NEWSPAPER
I text fur the Advertiser neca.ine HouM-lf
Hat Time to Keail It.
Xew spaK-rlom" is the name of a
well known journal devoted to news-
apers and their work. The last
ii i in I x" r contains the following
rutliliil article on the evening news-
The discussion as to the relative
merits of the evening versus the
morning newspaper as an advertis
ing medium, is apt to go on so long
is new spa !:- cist. without Im-hii
tiled to the entire satisfaction of
any or lite parties to the discussion.
'The exponents of both editions
have many and varied arguments in
iiuir of their axis and each pos
sess many good nihilities.
"To the observer who watches
lire fully the handling of both morn
ing I'll I evening papers, it must ii-
ear that the evening papers have
rather the better argument in their
"As a rule we find that the buying
epartuient of the home is in the
hands of the lady of the house anil
there are few women who have the
time or inclinal ion to read a morn
ing paper. "
"But in the evening the lady of
the house has both the time and the
desire to read the daily paper, anil
the result is that everything in her
favorite puer is carefully read, and
if she be a careful economical house
wife, the advertising columns, of
course, receive her careful consider
ation. "In the smaller city there is little
doubt that the evening pacr is the
one that is carefully preserved ami
taken into the home circle. 1 appre
ciate the full value of the argument
presented in favor of the morning
paper that the news" is fresher and
as a rule contains about all that ajv-H-ars
later in the day in the evening
paper, but as a rule this argument
is of little value In the advertiser,
because it matters little tn him
whether the news is more fresh if
the pa jht floes not reach ami is not
read by the memlier of the family
who floes the buying.
"I believe that there is hardly a
jioiiit for argument when the metro
politan journals are mentioned, as
for reasons without., number the
morning editions outshine the even
ing; yet we find that even here it is
the evening paper that reaches the
home. The business man takes the
evening paper to his home; the
morning pajer he only partly reads
and leaves it in the car or discards
it in his office.
"It would, therefore, appear that
for the advertiser who wishes to
reach the women of the home there
could be but one choice between the
two classes of pajers.
George Hakes, after three years
spent in the country, has a story to
tell that is considerably at varaince
with that related by the majority oJ
Alaskan visitors. While he has
spent but little time in quest of the
yellow metal, having employment
during the navigation season on the
Yukon towboat W. II. Ison. still he
has satisfied himself that the work
of locating the hidden treasure has
"The country has merely been
scratched over," tn use his own
wortis. "As for hardships they are
suffered right here at home. One
does not have to go to Alaska to en
counter hard luck stories. People
are up against it here just as they
are up in that country. Of course
it is no easy matter to follow pros
pecting and in order to do it success
fully one should go into the country
prepared to remain indefinitely. He
hould make up his mind to stick it
out. If his funds run low, why he
must seek employment just as he
would in this country."
Last to Return.
Mr. Hakes was fine of the party of
Mississippi river steamboat men that
went into the Klondike three years
ago to work for a syndicate controll
ing a line of steamers on the Yukon.
It is his first trip home since then.
The first year he was chief engineer
on the leah under tapt. W. h. -Me-Ginley,
of this city. The past year
he has occupied a similar position on
the . II. Ison. whose dimensions are
1S5 feet long. :!3-foot lieain and 5-foot
depth of hole. She has six boilers
each feet long. Her engines have
14-inch cylinders with 9-foot
Urines Collection of Itelles.
Among the numerous relies he
brought back is a mastndon tooth
weighing three-and-a-half pounds
having bought it from an Indian who
found it in the wilderness KM) mile
north or Dawson. Mr. Hakes is in
love with the country and expects to
return before February to resume
his place on the Ison. lie savs while
it gets rather cold up there for
few months, still he finds one does
not mind it after he becomes ncelim
ated. He says he is iniw wearing the
same weight clothes that he wore
"Tfie people have a wrong idea
the country," said Mr. Hakes. "They
hae been mistitied and misled by
wild stories that are told by disap
MRS. HILGER IS FREE AGAIN
ItoleaMMl I'rtuii Insane Any I nm tioes to In
Mrs. Josephine Ililger. who killed
her husband at their home near
llooppole, Henry county, about a
year ago and was adjudged insane,
has recently been released from the
asylum as cured,
her mother. Mrs.
Furnace illc, lnd.
'.. .1. Barnard, to
Women love a clear, healthy
ple.xion. Pure blood makes it.
dock Blood Bitters makes
Thomas Kerr, a former resident of
this city, died Friday. Nov. -3. at hit
home in Minneapolis, after an illness
of five weeks. Mr. Kerr was born in
Philadelphia. Aug. Si. lsl. He was
married to Miss Hannah L. Kincaid
S years ago. To them eight child
ren were ooru. tieveii survive: n-
im. Chicago; Charles and Frank,
Minneapolis; Mrs. Liz.ie Anderson.
Mcadille, Pa.: Mrs. F.I la Zahn. -Foil
du Luc, Wis., and Mrs. Ida oung and
Mrs. Anna Martin, of Minneapolis.
In isc." Mr. Kerr's family moved .to
this county, and he continued his
residence here until his removal to
Minneapolis in 1S.S.
It's a Short Trip.
Ami it is worth your'while to make
it. Kxt raordinary inducements are
being offered Christmas buyers at
losephson's jewelry store, Moline,
III. Over $4Uh worth of diamonds,
watcdies. jewelry, sterling silver, cut
glass and novelties. The best select
ed jewelry stock west of Chicago to
choose from. Kvery article the best
of its kind, every price the lowest
ever quoted for the same quality.
Your inspection is cordially invited
at .losephson's jewelry store, 1.118
Third avenue, Moline, where Christ
mas buying is easy.
Says lie WmTorluml.
"I suffered such pain from corns 1
could hardly walk," writes H. Kobin
son, Hillsborough, Ills., " but Buck
len's Arnica Salve completely cured
them." Acts like magic on sprains,
bruises, cuts, sores, scalds, burns,
boils, ulcers. Perfect healer of skin
diseases and piles. Cure guaranteed
by llartz & L'lletneyer. 23c.
Health and IJeautj-.
Poor complexion is usually the re
sult of torpid liver or irregularity of
the bowels. DeWitt's Little -Early
Risers stimulate' the liver. Promote
regular action of the bowels. Never
distress. B. H. Bieber and Hartz &
in buying Furniture, Carpets and Stoves are Quality,
Design. Construction and Price. We claim all this is
most easily acquired here. Selling good. dependable
goods at a price always less than it can be bought else
where, has made this store the
Largest and Best in the West.
XMAS GOODS The largest and best as
sortment of Holiday Furniture ever shown
in the Tri-Cities.
NEW BRASS BEDS
Beautiful line, most handsome beds made. By far the
largest showing ever made in the Three Cities. Our
IRON BED LINE
is a wonder in variety of patterns and colors, and in
range of prices, it is a line .unexcelled. Buy here and
Davenport Furniture & Carpet Co.
123-125 West Tliird Street.
The Home of New Ideas and Honest Values
That Great Boy of Yours
You will be agreeably surprised to see our offer
BOYS AND JUVENILE
CLOTHING FOR FALL AND WINTER.
They were never letter, for we have worked hard to jrive 3-011
the newest, most attractive aud novel creations, gleaned from the
tailor-shops of the best makers.
You will find character and style in all our garments ; the fabrics
are of the most dependable weaves, and the assortments much
larger than we have ever shown before.
You will liud our store decidedly the best store from which to
clothe your Ikv ; and (quality coiis-iderefl ) ut lower prices than
you have ever paid.
another strong feature, and one that will not only save you con
siderable worry, but money as well, is the fact thas you can turn
to'our Hats and Furnishing fJoods Department and clothe your
bov completely with under ami outer clothing.
JUVENILE SUITS from $3.50 to $10.
BOYS' SUITS from $3.50 to $10.
YOUNG MEN'S SUITS from $10 to $18.
Sommers 6c LaVelle,
1812 Second avenue, Kock Island, 111.
Drop in Millinery
IS'ow that the rush is over with, we must reduce our stock of Trim
med Hats, which wc are dclcrminv.d to do regardless of cost. Sec
the following sjecials:
$2.50 Hats go for S1.25
$3.00 Hats go for $1.50
$4.00 Hats go for $2.00
$5 00 Hats go for $2.50
These figures are not idle talk. Come and be convinced that
are selling millinery cheaper than any one in this section. .
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
COilNEIS TWENTIETH STEEET AND FOURTH 'AVENUE.
Cannot jeopardize your life
and property when j-our
houses are properly wired
and lighted by electricity.
Wo will wire your building
at reasonable prices, and
' give you complete satisfac
tion. Phone 1533.
W. A. ROBB &. CO.
19 Eighteenth Street.