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WATER IS FILTERED
NEW DEPOT PLANNED
THIRD IN THE STATE
TILE ARGUS, "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1902.
1U$:: : -';- Mir 1 .f
FineKockers, same as cut $2.25
A large line of Victor
Kxtensiou Tables just
We are showing over
100 styles of Kockers.
Call and see the larg
est line of l'arlor Furniture.
Brass Beds, Iron and Brass Beds the largest line ever shown
THE OLD RELIABLE FURNITURE DEALERS
Corner Sixteenth St. and Second Ave.
At Great Reduction.
Monday, Dec. 30,
We will give pur Annual 20 Per
Cent deduction on any
Overcoats in the house. None
reserved. None marked up.
You have a chance to se
lect from the best, Overcoats
in the three cities at a reduc
TWENTY PER CENT
from regular price.
YOU KNOW US.
P. iS.This sale is for cash only.
Ice Has Not so Far Put City's
Reservoir System Out
IS BURNING AT FULL CAPACITY
Kupt. nanoroft Has Ievlsed an Ap
paratus for Keeping Fil
The filters in the reservoir have
been covered with a foot of iee for
about four weeks past, but the city
has been supplied all that time en
tirely with filtered water. Ordinarily
the sediment settles upon the surface
!f the sand basins in about two
weeks and renders them useless un
less they are cleaned, but Superinten
dent of Waterworks Bancroft has hit
iipoii a scheme by which he has been
lble to pet around this difficulty and
hopes to continue to do so till spring.
lie has found a way to stir up the
surface of the sand and keep the
water poinpr through at full capacity.
This much desired end is brought
ibout by the use of an improvised
harrow made of a two-inch plank
kvith 10-Mnny nails driven through it. !
It is necessary to keep the ice loosen
ed a!on the edres of the basins all
the time so that the rising and fil
;nr of the water, which is continually
j-oinjj on, will not affect the cement
walls. 1 lie rude narrow is placed
under the ice with a lonj rope attach-
d on cither side and then two men
with hand windlasses set on opposite
si lfs of the basin are used to draw it
back and forth movintr nlonr ench
time so that the same surface is not
Tone over twice.
This method ha been entirely suc
cessful so far. but Supt. Bancroft is
not yet contented. ll has heard
that sand tiiters in Germany are kept
cleaned beneath the ice with a device
which skims off the sediment on the
surface as is done in the summer
time when the basins are drained.
The arrangement is a sled carryinir
a sack attached to a blade about two
feet lon?. which is set to cut a quar
ter of an, inch below the surface.
The sand and mud thus scooped up
passes back into the sack and is
hauled out and emptied after making
each trip across the basin. This is
the sort of device that the superinten
dent is at work iixin now. lie hopes
to have it brought to a state of ef
ficiency before the winter is over
that, will enable him to remove the
sediment under the ice almost nsthor
oupddy as it can be done by hand
when the basins are drained in the
Said Rock Island Will Build Freight
House on Milwaukee
NEW CLUB IS FORMED
Young Men Organize for Social Pur
poses Fred Jack sou
The T. ('. club is an organisation of
yoiiur men recently formed for social
purposes. There are 14 members so
far enrolled. Krel Jackson is presi
dent, Oscar A. Ilildebranilt secretary,
Joseph 15. Math treasurer, ami Hay V.
Wylie librarian, fjuarters have been
secured in the Star block and will bo
fitted up in comfortable style. It is
nut the intention of the members t
five public functions of any sort, 'vio
merely to maintain well furnished
club rooms for use of themselves and
friends. The library is to be mad n
feature and provisions are to be p.ade
for stocking it with the best of peri
odicals and some of the standard
works. The charter is to be kept
open till Jan. in. by which time it is
thougdit the membership will be
raised to i.0 or over.
FIVE MEMBERS OF ONE
FAMILY HAVE TYPHOID
The fifth member of the family of
C. I). Kinfcldt. at Hot Thirty-first
street, to be removed to St. Anthony's
hospital within two weeks sufferm-;
with typhoid fever, was taken there
today in the city ambulance. Those
now afflicted are th: mother and four
children. Henry, the oldest son, is
convalescent and lias been taken
nktlia mt the Armory.
The. naval reserves npcar to be
com in.? to the front at basket ball.
Last evenin? in a panic at the Armory
they lost to Company A by the nar
row marp-in of 21 to 'J'J, Hie luss of
the contest bem? due rather to the
tendency on the part of the sailors
to foul oftener than their opponents
than any inferiority in field work.
Next Friday evening the reserves are
to play the Crescents at the Y. M. C
A", gymnasium and the Olympics and
the l. M.'s will piny off the lea?uc
?aine postponed from a week ago.
ODD LOT SHOE SALE
intlanre of ThU Werk at the I Ronton.
Notice our ad on back page and
read every word carefully. You will
certainly find your size in some of
these lots, and will save money sure.
St. Tail Loilice No- 107. Attention
' St. Paul lodge No. 107. K. of 1., will
install the officers-elect Thursday
evening. Jan. 0. Will also work in
the first degree. All members are
requested to be present.
WILL LAMOST, C. C,
A weld founded rvmor is current in
railroad circles that the liock Island
is to build a nandsonle brick fveigdit
depot in the spring on the site oil
Twentieth street on which stands the
shack that has served for years as
the local headquarters of the 'Mil
waukee. The latter company is to
move into its new depot at the 'foot
of Seventeenth street Friday. The
present depot of the Rock Island is
inadequate for the road's business
and the company finds that it is
necessary to build an extension or
provide an entirely new structure. It
is said plans for a new building have
already been prepared and that early
spring' will witness the beginning of
Chairman McLeod, of the Western
Passenger association, has compiled
complete statistics regarding immi
gration for the year 1901, showing
that the number was 4s7,01S, as
igainst 4ts,ri72 for 10(H). The most
notable increase is shown by Italy,
which country sent 135,9i(, as against
The IJock Island Kail road com
pany "has announced that it will build
from Anadarko. Okla.. through Indian
Territory to Fort Smith. Ark., as
soon as a right of way can be secured.
Charles K. Smith, traveling freight
agent of the M. & O., transacted bus
iness among local railroad men yes
terday. General -Freight and Passenger
Agent M. A. Patterson, of the Peoria,
had business at the other end of the
line today. -
-Mrs. Lucy Castleman left for St.
Louis last night, after a visit here.
Charles Kosenfield has returned to
school in New York.
Hiram Leonard has gone for a
copule days" visit in Peoria.
Mrs. Frank I'hland and two sons,
of Denver, are visiting Kock lslanM
Miss Florence Witherspoon left to
day for a three or four weeks" visit
in Anna wan."
Mrs. Mary II. Wa lsworth has re
turned from Indianapolis, where she
sent the holidays.
Miss Mamie Kenney, who now
makes her home in Kansas 1 ity, is
visiting relatives in Kock Island.
F. L. Skinner, of Ocnesco. and
James Skinner, of Moline, left last
nirht for Phoenix. Ariz., for the ben
efit of the former's health.
Prof. 1. . I-oss and family are
back from Swoope, Ya., where Ihey
spent the holidays, having been called
there by the death of the professor's
The Associated Press dispatches tell
of the consecration at Dubuque today
of Dr. Frederick W. Kcator as bishop
of Olynipia. The new bishop is a
brother of S. J. Kcator ami I.en C.
Keator, of this city.
Yesterday ("apt. Peircc, for the
past three years and more of Kock
Island arsenal, left, with is family
for Burlington. Yt. Cap. Pcirce pit's
directly to his new station, at Provi
dence, but his wife and children will
viit in the Green Mountain state for
a time before they join him.
Charles K. Ijidd returned Saturday
evening from Colfax. Iowa, where he
has been the last few weeks. His
health is generally improved and he
is now in both feeling1 anil appear
ance his form self. He is in Prince
ton today on business in the Bureau
county courts, but will be found in
his otliee beginning tomorrow. Ke
SQUIBS OF SPORT
M. II. Sexton, president of the
Three-I league, left this morning for
New York city in response to a tele
gram received last night from P. T.
Powers, president of the National As
sociation of Professional Baseball
Clubs, of which the Threc-I forms a
part. Mr. Sexton was urged toreach
New York by Friday.
The pen was put to the paper yes
terday by Frank Gotch and Mike Kli
for the wrestling match which the
men are to bring off at the Hurtis
ojM-ra house .lan. 17. Fach man post
ed with Manager Kindt of the Burt is
opera house $-J(M) as a side bet.
When Tom Marshall and Charley
Budd, the crack wing shots, were
called here last October from Keiths
burg' and Des Moines respectively to
take a big share ofthe hunors at the
Grca t Western handica'pshoot given by
the Forester Gun club, at Davenport,
there was talk of a match between
the kings of the traps. It now looks
as though a meeting would be ar
ranged for and that it would take
place at the Forester club park. But
the meeting will probably be in the
shape of a big tournament under the
auspices of these, gentlemen instead ;f
a match. The shoot will probably
tak place in February, but the date
is not yet announced.
Stontt the Cough and Work OfT the Colli.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets
cure a cold in one day. No cure, No
pay. Trice 25c.
Chicago and Peoria Only Two
Cities Passing Reck Island in
Postal Receipts Increase.
HAS LOWEST PEE CENT OF EXPENSE
Gain for Fiscal Year Nearly Equal
to That of Davenport
The rapid increase in the volume of
business done by the Kock Island
post office-during the past yea.r or
two is little fdiort of the marvelous
and may be taken as one of the surest
indications of a healthy state of af
fairs generally throughout the city.
The institution is now in a position
to claim a lower per cent of expense
to the gross receipts than the jost-
oftice of any other city in the state,
.and in the amount of increase in re
ceipts the local otliee is exceeded
in the state only by Chicago and Pe
oria, the increase for the nscai vear
ending June 1, l'JOl, over that of l'.ioO
was nearly equal to that of Moline
and Davenport combined.
JnereaHP for Four Years.
The increases for the past, four
years are shown: 1S9S, $43,205.80;
IS'.)'.), $.-7,450.11; l'.lOO. $Ci.'J."i().l; l'.iOl,
$77.ssi.t)0. The increase of the prin
cipal cities for last year over that of
the year before is as follow:-.: Chi
cago. $l,OS7,207; Peoria, $12.88.-i; Kock
Island, $10.24i; Springfield, ?0,t4.;
Kockford. $7.5X0; Aurora. $7,557; Mo
line, $4,552; Quiney. $4.1 3(i; Kvanslon.
3.:s::0: Decatur. $3.1'.i0; Bloomington,
$1,310; Elgin, $S32; .Toliet. $5C3. Oak
Park fell behind $302.53 and Gales-
burg $2,712.37. .
The establishment here by the
Woodmen of a depository in connec
tion with the banking sv.-tcin of the
order has hail the effect of greatly
ineiensing the amount of the niojiey
order business f the office. The cr-
ders issued during December, i'.HM),
amounted to $.? 1.20 and those paid
to $1.7S(..IG. During December, lf-01.
the amount issued was $7,245.47 and
those paid to $105,040.55.
ChrlMtmafl ItuHlnes4 a Korord-Ilreaker.
The Christmas business of 11)01 was
1hc heaviest ever done here, 4.S03
packages being dspatched and 4.505
delivered, while the registry and mon
ey order departments were kept open
from 12 to 14 hours daily.
During the month of December 130
international money orders were is
sued, a somewhat remarkable show
ing in view of the fact that the
charges on these orders amounts to
10 cents on every dollar transmitted.
The countries to which they were
sent included Sweden. Germany, Bel
gium. Great Britain, Kussia. Switeur
land. China. Austria. France. Norway.
and Mexico. The total amount was
DEATH OF SIMON KOFER
Former Kcshlcnt of Kock Island K
pires at St. Ioiiis Yesterday.
Simon Kofer, a former resident of
this ity, died yesterday at St. Louis.
A telegram received by the relatives
here docs not give any of the circum
stances. Deceased was 51 years of
age and by trade a brewer. For n.any
years he lived here with his family,
but nine years ago he went to make
his home with his sister. Mrs. Dora
Knarr, in St. Louis. The family, con
sisting' of the wife, two sons. Sii.ion
and Charles and two daughters. Miss
Amelia Kofer anil Mrs. .lames Brian,
still live in this city. The sons have
roue to St. Louis, where the funeral
was to be held today.
Daniel Gooilc, of Andalusia, died
yesterday at his home in the village
after a brief illness, lie was about
45 years of age anil up to about two
years ago he resided on a farm in
Andalusia township. Lately he had
been conducting a store in the village.
A wife and family survive.
Within a short time there will be
cheap rates from this locality to
points in the - northwest, including
Washington and the Pacific coast.
As this cheap rate will remain but
a few weeks and will make a big sav
ing, those who think of going west
to any point on or reached via the
Northern Pacific railway, should
write at once to the following ad
dress to get exact rates and dates of
sale from their station. C. A. Mat
thews, 20S South Clark St., Chicago.
The annual meeting of stockhold
ers of the Lewis Koof'u.;? company
will be held at their o.c, at Bock
Island. 111., Feb. 4th. 1002, for the
electi in of directors and transaction
f other busiros tii.it may c -n c be
f. ii 1 he n. tting.
F. .1. LEWIS. P:e-.
I! W LEWIS. V. P.
J L. HAG F.MAN. Sec'y
Klown to Alom
The old idea that the lxdy some
times needs a jxwerful, drastic, pur
gative pill has been exploded; for Dr.
King's New Life Pills which are per
fectly harmless, gently stimulate liv
er and bowels to expel poisonous
matter, cleanse the system and abso
lutely cure constipation and sick
headache. Only 25c at Ilartz & LTle
mer's drug store.
Third Avenue Through to Second, Rocls: Island, 111.
Entrances on both. Avenues.
A Hit and Miss Sale l Over the Store
Another Lot of these Infants 25c
silk heel and toe cashmere iqI
hose, slight imperfections.... I i2C
Ladies 25e black wool "IO
hose, to close quick Ilst
Beginning' Monday a. m., at 9 o'clock,
tennis flannels, assort
ed paterns, usually r-1
9c, at OiC
Each Day this week at 3 jl
o'clock, 12c cotton bats OC
All Week if They Last, Uoys. Youths,
Slid little gent's heavy solid leather
tdioes, all sies, up nn
to H1, for JiO
Men's Kegular 42c fleece lined shirts
and drawers, for this q
time I OU
Ladies' Kibbed Fleeced Vests
and pants, grab 'em quick ...
27 Doea Children's Kibbed Fleeced
Shirts and Drawers, sizes 24 to 34
worth 18c to 30e, priced to
close all sizes at
Light colored percalines
going at, per yard
1,000 Yards Skirt Cambrics, -3
noe every color, yard l4v
$1.50 Mercerized .Black Petticoats,
2 ruflles and RQr
flounce, at U7C
At 3 o'clock each day, Handsome $3
$4 and $5 wool CC
waists, at DL0D
All Forenoon each day, $15, $.20, and
$25, new style Q r-r
coats at. S7.01
Ladies 50e solid leather "lC
pocketbook's for iJj
Solid Klack Iliiir 1fl.
Brushes for IUt
Calendars for 1002 almost given
away. Beaut 11 111 iiorai laicnuars
Cupids, etc.. etc.
Two lots Lot one, worth. Iflp
to 75c for IUl
Lot Two worth to r-
35c for OC
It will be a grab first come, first
50 Pairs heavy, warm, wool bed blan
kets, value $2.0S. No more when
these are gone, Aj Efl
at, per pair 3I0U
(One pair to a customer).
25 Heavy square horse CO
blankets, at OCC
All Wool 75c black nv
Henriettas, at O 2C
Fancy Silks worth S9c C"7
to $1.25, at 0 C
15 pieces, 38-inch worsted plaid dress
goods, worth 39c, at -f f
per yard IUC
Linen Bargains Odd lots cheap
half dozen napkins to close quick
at 97c, S4c, C3c, 47c, Qf
34c and CJC
Kenmants Table Linen, bleached,
unbleached and Turkey red, somewhat
soiled, better than ever after wash
ing, the vyhole. remnant lengths ot l's
to 3L. yards, for 10c, 33c, 52c 74c, 91c",
Child's great big- 25c illustrated story
book by Louise M. Aleott q
at 12c a piece this week
The Women's Exchange Cook Book
larger than the White nr
House, 25c this week U.0C
A Few Pieces of heavy double width
sheeting at 10:30 each day -j Q3
while they last, per yard ....IO4C
All Week if they last, one lot of
choice styles 6c dress prints rjl
per yard 3'c O2C
Broken Cream Bar Candy, 5c per
pound at 4 o clock each
day this week
One Fourtfi Off
25 Per Cent
On every Overcoat, either in Men's,
Boy's or Children's.
$20.00 Men's Overcoats: SI 5.00. :
$18.00 Men's Overcoats $13.50
$15.00 Men's Overcoats $11.25
$12.00. Men's Overcoats $9.00
$30.00 Men's Overcoats $7.50
Men's $1 Underwear
In Camel's Hair, Gray, Derby Ribtjcd, Blue or Tan,
Each Garment 89c.
All 75c grades of Men's Underwear,
Each Garment 69c.
Sommers & LaVelle,
1801 Second avenue, Kock Island, 111.
207 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa.
Shorten many hours of pain. Use
ful in many ways. Indispensable
where a dry heat is wanted quickly.
Made in several sizes. Goo l rubber
will stand intense heat.. Easy to fill.
Prices a.re Right. La.rge
Stock to Select From.
Our prescription department is in
charge of experienced men.
Drujrs are always fresh.
HARTZ & ULLEPiEYER,
301 Twentieth St.
Arc not our bills. Our bills are
small in proportion to quantity and
quality of work and mate-rial.
V v Electrical
No matter how small or how large.
Give us a chance to bill it to vou.
W. A. ROBS & CO.
119 Eighteenth Street.