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TILE ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1901.
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FineKockers, same as cut S2.25
A lare lino of Victor
Extension Tables just
We are showing- over
100 styles of Hookers.
Call ainl bee the larg
est line of Parlor Furniture.
Brass Bed;, Iron and Crass Beds the largest line ever shown.
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THE OLD RELIABLE FUKNITUKE DEALERS
Corner Sixteenth St. and Second Ave.
What shall I buy for Christmas?
Come here and we will help
you make a selection.
Appropriate Gifts at Appropriate Prices.
Program from now till Xmas
Your next choice.
Smoking Jackets, Knit Jackets,
YOU KNOW US.
FIRST SHOW SEATS
Subscribers to Theatre Fund
Drawing Numbers at the
SYSTEM IS PBOYEtfG A PAIR ONE
Promoter Johnston Hustling to Have
All f n Keadiness Thursday
People wliu subscribed to the fund
to secure a new theatre for Kock
island are drawing places in the scat
reservation line for the opening jmt
formance at the Harper house today.
For every five tickets or fraction
.hereof the holder is entitled to a
lraw, the number he brings out- des
gnating the place lie will lnM in the
line-up Thursday morning for the res
ervation of seats for the initial show
"Are You a Mason?" the evening of
For instance, a person boi ling ten
ickets is entitled to two draws. The
tirst draw he might get No. 11 and
the second rt J. After No. 10 has
taken his pick of not more than five
eats he will be called to reserve five
:f his ten, but his next chance at the
;ilat will not. occur until after "iZ
md all under him have had their
Sj-ntem Fair to All
The drawing is in charge of the
general commit tec, composed of T. .1.
Medill, (i. If. Kingsbury, J. S. Leas,
lharlcs Mclliigh, Dr. i. M. IVarce
ml F. C. l!-rry. The absolute fair
ness f the system udopted by the
oinmittee was shown in the results.
the rule being that those who had
ubsfribed for the larger number of
tickets and also Chose who had done
the most work for the enterprise.
getting the largest numbers that en
titled them to reservations. There
were some exceptions, of course, but
t. was notable I hat the lower num
bers were in the great majority of in
stances drawn bv those with the
mailer holdings. However, there
was no hitch in the proceedings. It
was as fair a plan as could have been
Delinqnnitn Make Cowl.
It is gratifying to note that most
jf those reported delinquent at the
last meeting of the committee have
utfilled their obligations an I that
there will be very lti tie. if any, short
age in the total amount pledged for
The reservation of seats for the
first performance will begin promptly
at H a clock Ihursrlav morning at
Lloyd's store in the Harper house
The holders of the lowest numbers
nit at 3 o clock this afternoon
were: No. 4, Charles Mc-
Ifugh. six tickets; r. M. K. Iglehart.
two tickets; !). V. H. iunger, one
ticket; UK F. (). Van CaLlcr two
The drawing for the boxes will be
conducted separately, the time and
place to bedecided upon later.
The theatre is to be erf timed "the
opening night with llicksecker's Al
hambra violet, furnished bv V. H.
.Marshall, t.f the Harper house- phar-
It is rumored Harper's 1 heal re is
to be converted into a mercantile es
tablishment after the first of the
yea r. v
I'rcparlner for the Ojwnlnc
Theatre Promoter Ceorge H. John-
sou is sM'iii.ling night ami day in the
new Illinois theatre personally sujht
visiiig -v-ry detail ttt the last finish
ing touches that are preparing the
house for the rigid in.-cet ion to
which it will 1h subjected Thursday
evening. The last if the furniture
Mid hangings are licing put in place
and the floors cleaned and polished.
Kveryone expresses surprise upon
his first glimpse of the interior. It is
radiant with harmoniously blended
tints and colors t hrougliout. The
main colors are Turkish red and old
ivory with gold borders. The former
apcars in the silk plush box hang
ings, walls, seats and main entrance.
md the latter in the panels of the
walls, ceilings beneath the galleries,
proscenium arches and woodwork.
he main ceiling is cut in panels of
sea grass green, relieved with car
mine dividing lines and set off by a
10-inch border in Dutch pink. The
ounding board is oblong in shape
.vith a sky effect and flowered cor-
uts and just, beneath it over the
proscenium arch is a fresco design of
lyre. The dome serves as a ven
tilator and is surrounded with lights.
The side entrances on the main
floor are furnished with red plush
portiers. The hangings of the foyer
and box entrances are of heavy old
gold silk. '
Illumination a Feature.
One of the features of the theatre
is the milliner in which it is lighted.
fhere are sot) ineandsent lights dis-
ributed about the house, most of
them having frosted glass. The. aim
is to secure as much of a distribution
of the light as is possible, as it has
been shown that this plan produces
the most brilliant effect. There are
I'he aren of the stage is 70 by 40
feet, the proscenium oicniiig In-ing
! 1-2 feet in width and .'10 feet in
height. Tli ere is a GO-foot space be-
weeu the. floor and the rigging loft.
md .'0-foot drops. The apron at the
op of the proscenium is painted in
ucep colors to represent draperies
and hangings. The drop curtain is
articularly fine, being a deep colored
woods scene very restful to the eye
and altogether pleasing to the artistic
sense. There are 11 sets of scenery.
The dressing rooms are arranged
in four stories at the east end of the
stage and are 11 in number. Kach
has hot and cold water and the nec
essary furnishings. There are also
a music room and a property room.
Mr. Johnston today made formal an
nouncement of the appearance of the
Marguerita Sylva Opera company in
"Princess Chic" at the Illinois theatre
!raturday evening of this week. The
company is under the direction of
Kirk La Shelle and comes here from
St. Louis. A splendid production is
TO END CASE TODAY
Judge Gest Kxpcctcd to Charge Jury
in Mimic Murder Trial
The arguments of tin' defense in
the Mimie murder case were com
pleted at 10 o'clock today. ,T. Searle
occupying the entire morning with
Ins plea for the ctelcnsc. At 2.Ut
State's Attorney Weld began the elos
ingof the case for the people, with
the expectation of fininshing in time
for Judge (Jest to charge the jury be
fore the adjourning of the court for
J. M. Seipel is in Chicago.
Thomas Campbell went to Peoria to
day. Harry Nutting is home from fo-.va City
I.aMl 1). P.ufoid. of .Chicago, vfitcd
yesterday in the city .
IJ. I. McCrecry, of Coal Valley, was a
visitor ia the city today.
.Mr. W. V. Oreer has gone to Concord,
111., to sjH'iul the holiday.
Mis M.uLun Keini is spending Christ
mas at Mount Carroll, Iowa.
lion. John T. Piatt, of (Jiilesliurg, vis
ited with relatives in the city yesterd.iv.
Mrs. ". V. Nutting left tnis morning
to join her husband in New York City.
C. C. Lincoln, agent of thn Peoria road
at Wyoming, was in the city yesterday.
' llarrv Lar."e is homo from Concordia
college, Springfield, to .pcnd Christmas.
Mrs. Marv H. Wads-worth leaves this
evenirg for Iiidia!:aioli3 to spend Christmas.
Mis Jessie Harrington is home from
school at Valparaiso, Ind., for the holi-
Miss fcl-ic Johnston, who is teaching
school at Ci'ireitionville, Iowa, is honiw
ou a visit.
Norman Woodin is honv from the
state university at Champaign for his
Keith Collins, who is attending the
tato university at Champaign, is home
on his vacation.
Jibs Gertrude Hon is homo from the
Columbia school of oratt ry at Chicago
fur the holidays.
.Miss Marv Oavis, of Orinncll, Iowa,
left for (ialeshurg thi morning after a
visit with S. K. Davis.
Kev. William Torrance, returned this
morning from Sterling, where he deliv
ered a sermon yesterday.
C. K. Smith, of Minneapolis, has ar
rived to spend the holidays with rela
tives in the lower part of the eounfy.
Miss Margaret McKibhcn is home for
the holidays from Pontine, where &he is
teaching elocution in the township high
F. D. Sweeney weut to Macomb today
to attend the funeral "of the late Judge
1). J. TunuiclilT, who at one time served
on the supreme bench.
.Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Robinson, who
are visiting relatives here, will leave for
Denver. Col., about Jan. lo. to take up
a concert tour arranged ia that vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Mills, of "Brooklyn.
Iowa, who have been visiting with Mrs.
Fauna P. Harrow, left yesterday for
Ashville, X. C, where they will spend
F. C. Ilerry went to Coal Valley today
to endeavor to bring 1miu1. aai adjust
ment of the differences lstween the
millers and the operators at the Pryce
and Sackfirld mines.
RIFLE CLUB HOLDS ITS
CHRISTMAS TTJBKEY SHOOT
Tho Christinas turkey shoot of the
Marlin Uiile club was held Saturday and
resulted as follows:
F. O. D.ivis4, C. W. Durham 3, 15. D.
Connolly 3. A. D. Sperrv 2. F. H. Oliver
. T. R. HarjK-r 2. Phil Mitchell 2, W.
R. Freeman 2, S. Edwards 2. S. T. Oil
man l.-.T. Streckfuss 1, X. D. Hy 1. .T.
Junge I. T. IV. Reidy 1. W. H. Decker 1,
Ccn. C. C. Hilton 1. There will be a
shoot for ducks and geese Saturday.
Canh After .ln. 1.
In view of the fact of cash demand
of the wholesale merchants upon the re
tail dealer and also because we Itclievc
tho last interests of our customers and
our selves yvill be served, we the under
signed coal dealers feel it necessary to
inform our customers that after Jan. 1,
l!)0-2 we must expect them to 'e prejiared
to iKiy for their coal and wood when it
R. I. Fuel Co.. E. B. McKnwn,
F. (J. Frazer, Lamont Coal Co.,
Chris. Mueller & Sons, Chas. Hansgen.
Port P.yron Lime Association, C. Schil
linger, Empire Coal & Coke Co., Union Ice &
Coal Co., Coal Valley Mining Co.
Canl of Thank.
Herman Doering and family desire to
eNpress their gratitude, to the neighbor
and friends who so-kindly assisted thera
in their recent bereavement. They wish
especially to thank those who sent the
oflwera at the funeral. . ,
Stranger Proves Ungrateful to
Mrs. Wilkins for Favors
RANSACKS HOUSE IN HER ABSENCE
Colored Man Held to Grand Jury
for Theft of Carpenter's
Mrs; Wilkins, who lives at 1210 Third
avenue, yesterday reported to tho police
that sho had been made tho victim of
misplaced confidence, to the extent of a
gold watch, $:i in cash and sundry other
articles, au accurate list of which she
was unable to give. I.a-st Thursday, it
seems, she hired a strange man who re
cently came to the city from Coal Valley
to do some work about her home. As
she is employed as saleswoman in one of
the uptown stores, she was compelled to
leave the man alone to attend to the
duties she laid out for him.
Friday she gave him 3 to buy eoal
with and on her return home in the
evening she found the house empty and
no coal. On looking about she found a
nunilier of artiules missing, chief among
fcUcm Is-iug tho watch. The exact ex
teut of her loss he was unable to learn
as the ff-llow had locked the bureau
drawers ami taken ths key.
Nbtxd With the Swhc ,
Yesterday afternoon Oilieer Sc-hnert
saw a colored man carrying a suspicunis
'ooking bundle up First avenue near Six
teenth street. Ajs the dusky gentleman
Dppeared to wish to keep a-- far away as
possible and showed other suspicious
signs, the officer took him down to the
station, where it was found his bundle
contained an assortment of carpenter's
tools. Soon afterward it develoed that
an armful of tools had been stolen from
the home of Mrs. Caroline Ihrig on
Some uie had. in the absence, of the
family, entered the hack part of the
house, broken in the dtvr of a closet
with an nx and made away with what
was to be found. At a hearing before
Magistrate Johnson this morning tho col
ored man gave liis name at Lewis Xolle.
of Oswego. Kas. He sid he had received
the toois from some stranger who wanted
them taken to Davenport and sold. The
itory appeared a trifle thin, however, and
Xolle went to the county jail under $500
bonds for burirlarv.
The Tucson el;ih has issued invitations
for a dancing party to be given at th
Harper house Friday evening of this
week. The music will be by Ogden's or
The annual reception and bampiet of
Tri-City Council, United Commercial
Travelers, held Saturday evening at
Krell & Math hall, was a most enjoyable
afl'air, all the member who could possi
bly arrange their business to be in off
the "road'' lieing in attendance, accom
panied by their ladies. Preceding the
banquet a short program was canned out
consisting of an address of welcome by
L. Emery; piano solo, 'Rartlets'' eon
cert polka. J. W. Day; a reading. "The
Sorrows of a Traveling Mau," !Mre. IT. A.
Morrow; cornet solo, "The Holy City."
Guv R. Frnzellc; vocal solo, Tosti's
"Good live." F. W. Rische. Following
tho feast there was a season of dancing.
(Jovernor and Mrs. Yate.s have issued
invitations for a mu?icalo at the execu
tive mansion, Springfield. .Tan. S p. m..
at which Charles W. Clark siugs. A
number havo been received in this citv.
At lvnsrli niann's.
We are amply prepared to sell you
everything necessary for a Ninas din
ner. We have the choicest turkeys,
geese, ducks and chickens, fine cran
berries, oranges, appies and other
fruits, nuts and candies and lots of
home-made mince meat. "Phone us
rour order. R. Kuschmnnn.
On the Free L.iat.
Some years ago there was a tollgate
on a plank road leading to lZHtuvood
cemetery. Detroit. AU funerals were
allowed to pass along tLis road with
One day Dr. Fierce, a well known
physician. wli?"o paying Ids toll, jok
ingly remarke t to the gatekeeper:
"Considering the benevolent charac
ter of our profession. I thiuU you ought
to let us pass free of charse."
"Xo, no. doctor." said the gatekeeper;
"we can't afford that. You send too
many deadheads through as It Is."
New York Times.
W'orki I.lUe n Charm.
Ilanson Wonder bow It Is that the
Jugginsons get along so harmoniously.
They never have any quarrels, appar
ently. Burt The reason Is simple enough.
Jugglnson always lets Mrs. J. have the
last word ncd she never tries to pre
vent him from having his own way.
According to Scale.
Mrs. Wuuder It seems to me that
that music teacher Is always asking
Mr. Wundcr That's perfectly natur
aL His scale. .you know, begins and
ends with "dough." Baltimore Ameri
can. or Ileneflt to Yon.
D. S. Mitchell, Fulford, Md.: "Dur
ing a long illness I was troubled with
bed sores, tried De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve and was cured." Cures piles,
sores, and burns. Heyvare of coun
terfeits. .i -
IdinDTAMT We would appreciate it very ninch if onr ensto
1 ill U II I Mil I iiiers would uKe the small packages with them.
It will not only relieve our crowded deliveries,
but will avoid iucpnveniences incident to such a busy season.
Third A venae Through to Second.
Entrance on Both Avenues.
Our hundreds of satisfied customers are advertising us
far and near. This largely accounts for the wonderful
increase in our business. The past week we have
gone away beyond all former records. Only one more
trading day before Christmas and we expect to mrke
still greater gains
WATCH FS A large number of differ-
ferent makes, from $U to $75.
DIAMONDS A stock worthy of the
most critical inspection.
SOLID fiOLI) PIN'JS Fobs. Fockets,
Drooches, Scarf Pins, CuiT Duttons,
Watch Chains, tinard Chains, .etc.
Satisfied buyers are numerous here.
CHRISTMAS SILYFll Silver toilet
Sets, silver desk novilties, silver
spoons and forks, silver tea sets,
silver mounted glass, silver novel
ties for men, silver for thetable,
silver of antique designs, etc.
A lot of silver sterling novelties at
50c look a.s though they were being
given away. It's like finding Christ
Only one day to Christmas. One
day of hurry, of hustle, bustle and
rush. Why not decide at once on
your jewelry purchases.
All the higher priced furs cut in
price for prompt selling Monday and
Tuesday. You can save money and
get a line present cheap. Denver,
Marten, Mink, Fox and other fancy
furs have to go on these two day.
We have also cut the price of all
fur coats and capes, the reductions
in many cases being very- large.
We mention near seal coats plain and
with Astrachnn or Marten collars
and cufTs, were .25, (tlQ ff
to $.17.50, now ltiUU
It's a good time to buy.
A theme never old. If we could
compile the compliments ami satis
faction of our book patrons it would
make a volume rare, novel and enter
taining but we're too busy now.
We've made some prices for Monday
and Tuesday that yvill move a lot. of
"Tovdom A. 15. C," child's big book.
full of colored pages
worth 75c, now
"Jimmie Sliderlegs." comic book for
children, everybody wants "!Qrt
one. cut t '
500 illustrated Se, 10c, and
lie books for children, now OU
250 cloth bound books, well known
yvriters. worth 75c $1. $1.25,
and $1.50. will sell quick at
300 cloth bound buoKs, pub- Q
lished to sell at 5()e, yvill be vC
..( sets of Dickens,
$5 sets of Shakespeare,
Toilet Sets. Perfumes, Nov
elties. Ink Stands. Mir
rors, Fancy Boxes.
Sure enough bargains
Toilet sets at $1.30, $1.18, o A
Fancy glove, handkerchief and neck
tie boxes, 95c C2c, 3Sc '25q
Photo frames, will not tarn- tOr
ish, at 45c :!9c, 19c and lC
Prices on fancy hat racks, pipe
racks, ere., reduced 25, 33 1-3 and 50
per cent. Cut right in two in many
eases, llest kind of presents for men.
Hundreds of 25c, 35c and 50c nov
elty presents reduced to r-
19c, 10c and OC
All fancy perfume novelties in boxes,
baskets, etc., at very loyv r-
prices, 25c down to OC
Fancy chairs and rockers. We
have marked them so low that they
Have sold on sight. A good assort
ment still left at the same low prices.
Fine confections, sweets of most
delicate flavors. Half a ton per day
for the past week. We must sell a
ton per day now pure, fresh and de
licious. China and Crockery.
Never before such a. showing of
the rarest, the pretty and useful,
blending in one grand stock. A host
of special prices for the last day.
Shoppers yvill fill this store from
morning till late at night.
Toys and Dolls.
Dig stocks that yvere, but melting
away like the "beautiful snow" in the
spring. None to be carried over and
the good-bye prices yvill make yvhat
is left follow their comrades no
orphan pieces to be found here after
resh cut. flowers and carnations,
send in your orders
Promptly. Doston Sword QQ
Fern plants at half price.. jC
We set out to double onr handker
chief business and we make the short
est cut by cutting the prices. We
buy your patronage for Monday and
Tuesday by giving you most of our
prints grab quick and get the best.
V USEFUL V.
For Father, Husband, Son ' or
Brother V Buy Early this Week
Avoid the Rush V V
1 la n dkerchief s,
Jersey Oflice Coats.
Bargains in Boys' Overcoats, Ages 9 to
15, $7, $5, $4.85, all Marked
Sommers 6c LaVelle,
1812 Second avenue, Kock Island, 111.
See the stunning hats, yvhich we have trimmed expressly for
the Christmas Season. They are beautiful as well as re
markably low in price, and they appeal to every lady. One of
our beautiful creations yvould make au acceptable present.
Comfort for Children.
The cold weather we are having directs attention to our fine
assortment of seasonable children: headwear, including Tarn
O'Shanters and pretty bright poke bonnets. Fargc poke bon-.
nets in all colors, including red,
Are selling for 75cts.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
TWENTIETH STREET AND F0UETH AVENUE,